Trivia:

The appearance of God's loins
8:1-2

1 And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me.

On the fifth day of the sixth month of the sixth year, [1]

as I sat in my house with the elders of Judah, the hand of God fell upon me.

2 Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber.

And I saw what looked like God's loins. [2]

They were amber-colored and seemed to be on fire.

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8:3-18

3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.

God sent down what looked like a hand, which grabbed me by my hair and lifted me up between heaven and earth, and transported me to the to the seat of jealousy.

4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.

And the glory of the God was there.

5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

God said to me,

Son of man, look to the north.

So I looked to the north and saw the image of jealousy.

6 He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.

He said again to me,

Son of man, do you see the abominations they do here?

I'll show you even worse than this.

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

God brought me to the door, where I saw a hole in the wall.

8 Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door.

God said to me,

Son of man, dig a hole in the wall.

So I did that and found a door.

9 And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.

Go in and see all the abominations they do here.

10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.

So I went in and I saw all kinds of creeping things, abominable beasts, and idols pictured on the wall.

11 And there stood before them seventy 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 censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.

I also saw seventy men, including Jaazaniah, burning incense.

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.

God said to me,

Son of man, do you see what they're doing?

They say, "God doesn't see us. He has forsaken the earth."

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

Turn around, and you'll see even greater abominations.

14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

Then God brought me to the door of the gate of his house,

and there sat women weeping for Tammuz. [3]

15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.

God said to me,

Did you see that, son of man?

Turn around, and you'll see even greater abominations.

16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

God brought me to the inner court of his house,

and there were twenty men facing east, worshiping the sun.

17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

God said to me,

Did you see that, son of man?

They commit abominations by putting the branch to their nose.

18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.

Therefore I won't spare or pity.

I won't hear them when they cry to me. [4]