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: HaShem seeth us not, HaShem hath forsaken the land.'
He said also unto me: 'Thou shalt again see yet greater abominations which they do.'
Then He brought me to the door of the gate of HaShem'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat the women weeping for Tammuz.
Then said He unto me: 'Hast thou seen this, O son of man? thou shalt again see yet greater abominations than these.'
And He brought me into the inner court of HaShem'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of HaShem, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of HaShem, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
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 in that they fill the land with violence, and provoke Me still more, and, lo, they put the branch to their nose?
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.'