Ezekiel 8:7
New International Version
Then he brought me to the entrance to the court. I looked, and I saw a hole in the wall.

New Living Translation
Then he brought me to the door of the Temple courtyard, where I could see a hole in the wall.

English Standard Version
And he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, there was a hole in the wall.

Berean Study Bible
Then He brought me to the entrance to the court, and I looked and saw a hole in the wall.

New American Standard Bible
Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall.

New King James Version
So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall.

King James Bible
And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked there was a hole in the wall.

Contemporary English Version
Next, I was taken to the entrance of the courtyard, where I saw a hole in the wall.

Good News Translation
He took me to the entrance of the outer courtyard and showed me a hole in the wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked there was a hole in the wall.

International Standard Version
Then the Spirit brought me to the entrance of the court. As I watched, all of a sudden, there was a hole in the wall!

NET Bible
He brought me to the entrance of the court, and as I watched, I noticed a hole in the wall.

New Heart English Bible
He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, look, a hole in the wall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he took me to the entrance of the courtyard. As I looked, I saw a hole in the wall.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

New American Standard 1977
Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

King James 2000 Bible
And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

American King James Version
And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

American Standard Version
And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he brought me to the porch of the court.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he brought me in to the door of the court: and I saw, and behold a hole in the wall.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought me to the entry of the court, and I looked, and behold, a hole in the wall.

English Revised Version
And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

World English Bible
He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall.

Young's Literal Translation
And He bringeth me in unto an opening of the court, and I look, and lo, a hole in the wall;
Study Bible
The Vision of Idolatry in the Temple
6“Son of man,” He said to me, “do you see what they are doing—the great abominations that the house of Israel is committing—to drive Me far from My sanctuary? Yet you will see even greater abominations.” 7Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and I looked and saw a hole in the wall. 8“Son of man,” He told me, “dig through the wall.” So I dug through the wall and discovered a doorway.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 8:6
"Son of man," He said to me, "do you see what they are doing--the great abominations that the house of Israel is committing--to drive Me far from My sanctuary? Yet you will see even greater abominations."

Ezekiel 8:8
"Son of man," He told me, "dig through the wall." So I dug through the wall and discovered a doorway.

Ezekiel 40:14
Next he measured the gateposts to be sixty cubits high. The gateway extended around to the gatepost of the courtyard.

Treasury of Scripture

And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall.

1 Kings 7:12
And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

2 Kings 21:5
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.







Lexicon
Then He brought
וַיָּבֵ֥א (way·yā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

me to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the entrance
פֶּ֣תַח (pe·ṯaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

of the court,
הֶֽחָצֵ֑ר (he·ḥā·ṣêr)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2691: A yard, a hamlet

and I looked
וָאֶרְאֶ֕ה (wā·’er·’eh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

and saw
וְהִנֵּ֥ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

a
אֶחָ֖ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

hole
חֹר־ (ḥōr-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2356: A cavity, socket, den

in the wall.
בַּקִּֽיר׃ (baq·qîr)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7023: A wall
(7) To the door of the court.--This is clearly a different place from that in which the prophet had hitherto been in his vision, and yet is not so described that its locality can be certainly fixed. He had been inside the inner court near its north gate; in Ezekiel 8:14 he is taken to the north gate of the outer enclosure of the temple precincts. It is probable, therefore, that this was between them. We do not know from the description of Solomon's temple that there were any other than the inner and the outer courts; but as there were others in the temple of Herod built upon the same area, it is altogether likely that there was a further division, and that it was to such a dividing wall, with chambers attached, that the prophet was now brought. Here he finds a hole, or window, too small for entrance, and is directed to enlarge it that he may go in. Having done so, he finds a door which he is told to enter. The object of this part of the vision is to show the extreme secrecy of what he is now to see--a, secrecy made necessary by the connection of this idolatry with Egypt, the foe of Chaldaea. Any question in regard to the way the idolaters themselves entered is out of place, as all is only in vision.

Verse 7. - To the door of the court. What follows suggests that the prophet was led to the gate that opened from the inner to the outer court. This gas surrounded by chambers or cells (Jeremiah 35:4). The term for "wall" (kir) is that specially used for the wall which encloses a whole group of buildings (Numbers 35:4). Behold a hole in the wall. The fact was clearly significant. The worship here was more clandestine than that of the "image of jealousy." We are not warranted, perhaps, in insisting on minute consistency in the world of visions, but the question naturally arises - How did the worshippers enter the chamber if Ezekiel had to enlarge the hole in the wall in order to get in? We may surmise that the entrance from the temple court had been blocked up all but entirely in the days of Josiah, that the idolaters now entered it from without or through some other chamber, while Ezekiel thinks of himself as coming upon them like a spy in the dim distance of the covered passage through which he made his way. 8:7-12 A secret place was, as it were, opened, where the prophet saw creatures painted on the walls, and a number of the elders of Israel worshipped before them. No superiority in worldly matters will preserve men from lust, or idolatries, when they are left to their own deceitful hearts; and those who are soon wearied in the service of God, often grudge no toil nor expense when following their superstitions. When hypocrites screen themselves behind the wall of an outward profession, there is some hole or other left in the wall, something that betrays them to those who look diligently. There is a great deal of secret wickedness in the world. They think themselves out of God's sight. But those are ripe indeed for ruin, who lay the blame of their sins upon the Lord.
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