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

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought me to the entry of the court, and I looked, and 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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A hole in the wall - This we find was not large enough to see what was doing within; and the prophet is directed to dig, and make it larger, Ezekiel 8:8; and when he had done so and entered, he says: -

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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

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Chambers of Imagery
'Then said He unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery!'--EZEKIEL viii. 12. This is part of a vision which came to the prophet in his captivity. He is carried away in imagination from his home amongst the exiles in the East to the Temple of Jerusalem. There he sees in one dreadful series representations of all the forms of idolatry to which the handful that were left in the land were cleaving. There meets
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
It should be known too that the vices of subjects ought sometimes to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at; that things, even though openly known, ought sometimes to be seasonably tolerated, but sometimes, though hidden, be closely investigated; that they ought sometimes to be gently reproved, but sometimes vehemently censured. For, indeed, some things, as we have said, ought to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at, so that, when the
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Ezekiel 8:6
And he said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing--the utterly detestable things the Israelites are doing here, things that will drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see things that are even more detestable."

Ezekiel 8:8
He said to me, "Son of man, now dig into the wall." So I dug into the wall and saw a doorway there.

Ezekiel 40:14
He measured along the faces of the projecting walls all around the inside of the gateway--sixty cubits. The measurement was up to the portico facing the courtyard.

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