Ezekiel 8:12

“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? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said he vnto me, Sonne of man, hast thou seene what the ancients of the house of Israel doe in the darke, euery man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The Lord seeth vs not, the Lord hath forsaken the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his carved images? For they say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in his chambers of imagery? for they say, Jehovah seeth us not; Jehovah hath forsaken the land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to me, Son of man, have you seen what the responsible men of the children of Israel do in the dark, every man in his room of pictured images? for they say, The Lord does not see us; the Lord has gone away from the land.
- Basic English Bible

And he said unto me, Hast thou seen, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every one in his chambers of imagery? for they say, Jehovah seeth us not; Jehovah hath forsaken the land.
- Darby Bible

Then said he to me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Then he said to me, Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in his rooms of imagery? for they say, Yahweh doesn't see us; Yahweh has forsaken the land.
- World English Bible

And He saith unto me, `Hast thou seen, son of man, that which elders of the house of Israel are doing in darkness, each in the inner chambers of his imagery, for they are saying, Jehovah is not seeing us, Jehovah hath forsaken the land?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then said He unto me: 'Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in his chambers of imagery? for they say: The LORD seeth us not, the LORD hath forsaken the land.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 8:12


8:12 Seeth not - They deny God's care of them and their affairs, and therefore they must chuse some other god.


Discussion for Ezekiel 8

  • Max
    My heart is very sad for they are full of sin and filth,all love and blessing to the one true God of Abraham,issac and Jacob praise be to God.
  • Shellyann 5
    Thank you lord for my family
  • Andrew
    Verse 17 - putting a branch does not come "from the main body of the plane " as I read one of the comments above, interpreting beyond what is being said and speculating too much. It is simply a form of worship of idols, abominable to the LORD.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 17, when pilots put on their breathing apparatus it looks like a branch to the nose. This branch comes from the main body of the plane.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 4, a plain is a flat surface like the one you are looking at right now. This type of plain shows visions.
  • Sharoon
    I am read the holy bible every day

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