11 And there stood before them seventy [a]men of the Ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah, the son of Shaphan, with every man his censor in his hand, and the vapor of the incense went up like [b]a cloud.

12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the Ancients of the house of Israel [c]do in the dark, everyone in the chamber of his imagery? for they say, The Lord seeth us not, the Lord hath forsaken the earth.

13 Again he said also unto me, Turn thee again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.

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  1. Ezekiel 8:11 Thus they that should have kept all the rest in the fear, and true service of God, were the ringleaders of all abomination, and by their example pulled others from God.
  2. Ezekiel 8:11 It was in such abundance.
  3. Ezekiel 8:12 For besides their common idolatry they had particular service, which they had in secret chambers.

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