Ezekiel 8:5
New International Version
Then he said to me, "Son of man, look toward the north." So I looked, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Son of man, look toward the north." So I looked, and there to the north, beside the entrance to the gate near the altar, stood the idol that had made the LORD so jealous.

English Standard Version
Then he said to me, “Son of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of the altar gate, in the entrance, was this image of jealousy.

Berean Study Bible
“Son of man,” He said to me, “now lift up your eyes to the north.” So I lifted up my eyes to the north, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy.

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to me, "Son of man, raise your eyes now toward the north." So I raised my eyes toward the north, and behold, to the north of the altar gate was this idol of jealousy at the entrance.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said to me, "Son of man, look toward the north." I looked to the north, and there was this offensive statue north of the Altar Gate, at the entrance.

Contemporary English Version
God said to me, "Ezekiel, son of man, look north." And when I did, I saw that repulsive idol by the altar near the gate.

Good News Translation
God said to me, "Mortal man, look toward the north." I looked, and there near the altar by the entrance of the gateway I saw the idol that was an outrage to God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said to me, "Son of man, look toward the north." I looked to the north, and there was this offensive statue north of the altar gate, at the entrance.

International Standard Version
Then he told me, "Son of Man, look up toward the north." So I looked off toward the north. Suddenly, off toward the north, facing the gate that led to the altar, the image that provoked God's jealousy was standing near the entrance.

NET Bible
He said to me, "Son of man, look up toward the north." So I looked up toward the north, and I noticed to the north of the altar gate was this statue of jealousy at the entrance.

New Heart English Bible
Then he said to me, "Son of man, lift up your eyes now the way toward the north." So I lifted up my eyes the way toward the north, and see, northward of the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God said to me, "Son of man, look toward the north." So I looked toward the north, and there in the entrance to the north gate beside the altar, I saw the idol that stirs up [God's] anger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 of the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

New American Standard 1977
Then He said to me, “Son of man, raise your eyes, now, toward the north.” So I raised my eyes toward the north, and behold, to the north of the altar gate was this idol of jealousy at the entrance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he said unto me, Son of man, lift up your eyes now in the way toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes in the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entrance.

American King James Version
Then said he to me, Son of man, lift up your eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

American Standard Version
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 of the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes toward the north, and, behold, I looked from the north toward the eastern gate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Son of man, lift up thy eyes towards the way of the north. And I lifted up my eyes towards the way of the north: and behold on the north side of the gate of the altar the idol of jealousy in the very entry.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, Son of man, lift up now thine eyes toward the north. And I lifted up mine eyes toward the north, and behold, northward of the gate of the altar, this image of jealousy in the entry.

English Revised Version
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 of the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said he to me, Son of man, lift up thy eyes now the way towards the north. So I lifted up my eyes the way towards the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

World English Bible
Then he said to me, Son of man, lift up your eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up my eyes the way toward the north, and see, northward of the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

Young's Literal Translation
And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes the way of the north.' And I lift up mine eyes the way of the north, and lo, on the north of the gate of the altar this figure of jealousy, at the entrance.
Study Bible
The Vision of Idolatry in the Temple
4And there I saw the glory of the God of Israel, like the vision I had seen in the plain. 5“Son of man,” He said to me, “now lift up your eyes to the north.” So I lifted up my eyes to the north, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy. 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.”…
Cross References
Psalm 78:58
They enraged Him with their high places and provoked His jealousy with their idols.

Jeremiah 3:2
"Lift up your eyes to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been violated? You sat waiting for your lovers beside the highways, like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness.

Jeremiah 7:30
For the people of Judah have done evil in My sight, declares the LORD. They have set up their abominations in the house that bears My name, and so have defiled it.

Jeremiah 32:34
They have placed their abominations in the house that bears My name, and so have defiled it.

Ezekiel 5:11
Therefore as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and abominations, I Myself will withdraw My favor; I will not look upon you with pity, nor will I spare you.

Ezekiel 8:3
He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. Then the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and carried me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes jealousy was located.

Zechariah 5:5
Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, "Now lift up your eyes and see what is approaching."

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Jeremiah 3:2
Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.

Zechariah 5:5-11
Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth…

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Ezekiel 8:3
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.

Psalm 48:2
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.







Lexicon
“Son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of man,”
אָדָ֕ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

He said
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to me,
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“now
נָ֥א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

lift up
שָׂא־ (śā-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

your eyes
עֵינֶ֖יךָ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

to
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

the north.”
צָפ֑וֹנָה (ṣā·p̄ō·w·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

So I lifted up
וָאֶשָּׂ֤א (wā·’eś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

my eyes
עֵינַי֙ (‘ê·nay)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

to
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

the north,
צָפ֔וֹנָה (ṣā·p̄ō·w·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

and in the entrance
בַּבִּאָֽה׃ (bab·bi·’āh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 872: An entrance to a, building

north
מִצָּפוֹן֙ (miṣ·ṣā·p̄ō·wn)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

of the gate
לְשַׁ֣עַר (lə·ša·‘ar)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

of the altar
הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ (ham·miz·bê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

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

this
הַזֶּ֖ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

idol
סֵ֛מֶל (sê·mel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5566: An image, statue

of jealousy.
הַקִּנְאָ֥ה (haq·qin·’āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7068: Ardor, zeal, jealousy
(5) The way toward the north.--This shows that Ezekiel in his vision was within the court of the priests, as otherwise he could not have looked toward the north to see the idol in the north gate. He had already seen this; but now his attention is directed to it particularly. It was not enough that he should see it; it was to be especially pointed out as a part of the reason for the Divine judgments. The expression, "Gate of the altar," may find an additional explanation in the fact mentioned in 2Kings 16:14, that Ahaz removed the altar towards the north, and thus would have placed it very near this gate.

8:1-6 The glorious personage Ezekiel beheld in vision, seemed to take hold upon him, and he was conveyed in spirit to Jerusalem. There, in the inner court of the temple, was prepared a place for some base idol. The whole was presented in vision to the prophet. If it should please God to give any man a clear view of his glory and majesty, and of all the abominations committing in any one city, he would then admit the justice of the severest punishments God should inflict thereon.
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