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A Conservative Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Then He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east; and they were prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

So He brought me to the inner court of the Lord’s house, and there were about 25 men at the entrance of the Lord’s temple, between the portico and the altar, with their backs to the Lord’s temple and their faces turned to the east. They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.

International Standard Version

Then he brought me to the inner court of the LORD's Temple. There, at the entrance to the LORD's Temple, between the porch and the altar, were 25 men, with their backs toward the LORD's Temple and facing the east, prostrating themselves to the sun.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

So He brought me to the inner court of the Lord’s house. And behold, at the entrance to the temple of the Lord, between the porch (vestibule, portico) and the [bronze] altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east; and they were bowing down toward the east and worshiping the sun.

Bible in Basic English

And he took me into the inner square of the Lord's house, and at the door of the Temple of the Lord, between the covered way and the altar, there were about twenty-five men with their backs turned to the Temple of the Lord and their faces turned to the east; and they were worshipping the sun, turning to the east.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

And he brought me to the enclosure of the house of Jehovah within, and behold, a door of the temple of Jehovah, and between the porch and between the altar, about twenty and five men, their backs to the temple, and their faces to the east; and they worshiping the east to the sun.

King James 2000

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 worshiped the sun toward the east.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he brought me to the inner courtyard of the house of Yahweh, and look, [at] the doorway of the temple of Yahweh, between the portico and the altar, [there were] about twenty-five men [with] their backs to the temple of Yahweh and their faces toward the east, and they [were] bowing down toward the east before the sun.

Modern King James verseion

And He brought me into the inner court of Jehovah's house, and behold, at the opening of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of Jehovah and their faces toward the east; and they bowed themselves eastward to the sun.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And so he brought me into the inward court of the LORD's house. And behold, at the port of the LORD's house, betwixt the fore entry and the altar, there were five and twenty men that turned their backs on the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, and these worshiped the sun.

NET Bible

Then he brought me to the inner court of the Lord's house. Right there at the entrance to the Lord's temple, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the Lord's temple, facing east -- they were worshiping the sun toward the east!

New Heart English Bible

He brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house; and see, at the door of the LORD's temple, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs toward the LORD's temple, and their faces toward the east; and they were worshipping the sun toward the east.

The Emphasized Bible

So he brought me into the inner court of the house of Yahweh, and lo! at the opening of the temple of Yahweh, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men, - their backs towards the temple of Yahweh and their faces eastward, and they were bowing down eastward unto the Sun.

Webster

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 towards the temple of the LORD, and their faces towards the east; and they worshiped the sun towards the east.

World English Bible

He brought me into the inner court of Yahweh's house; and see, at the door of the temple of Yahweh, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs toward the temple of Yahweh, and their faces toward the east; and they were worshipping the sun toward the east.

Youngs Literal Translation

And He bringeth me in unto the inner court of the house of Jehovah, and lo, at the opening of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, about twenty-five men, their backs toward the temple of Jehovah, and their faces eastward, and they are bowing themselves eastward to the sun.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

me into the inner
פּנימי 
P@niymiy 
Usage: 32

חצר 
Chatser 
Usage: 190

of the Lord's

Usage: 0

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and, behold, at the door
פּתח 
Pethach 
Usage: 164

of the temple
היכל 
heykal 
Usage: 80

of the Lord



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

אלם אוּלם 
'uwlam 
Usage: 34

and the altar
מזבּח 
Mizbeach 
Usage: 401

חמשּׁה חמשׁ 
Chamesh 
Usage: 343

and twenty
עשׂרים 
`esriym 
Usage: 315

men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

with their backs
אחר אחור 
'achowr 
Usage: 41

היכל 
heykal 
Usage: 80

and their faces
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

toward the east
קדמה קדם 
Qedem 
Usage: 87

שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

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Context Readings

Abominations In The Temple And In Jerusalem

15 Then he said to me, Have thou seen [this], O son of man? Thou shall again see yet greater abominations than these. 16 And he brought me into the inner court of LORD's house. And, behold, at the door of the temple of LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of LORD, and their faces toward 17 Then he said to me, Have 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 turned again to prov



Cross References

Jeremiah 2:27

who say to a block of wood, Thou are my father, and to a stone, Thou have brought me forth. For they have turned their back to me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

Deuteronomy 4:19

And lest thou lift up thine eyes to heaven, and when thou see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, thou be drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which LORD thy God has allotted to all the peoples

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded,

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, the ministers of LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and do not give thy heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among t

2 Chronicles 29:6

For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the sight of LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of LORD, and turned their backs.

Job 31:26-28

if I have beheld the sun when it shone, or the moon walking in brightness,

Jeremiah 32:33

And they have turned the back to me, and not the face. And though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Jeremiah 44:17

But we will certainly perform every word that has gone forth out of our mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings to her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our rulers, in the ci

Ezekiel 10:3

Now the cherubim stood on the right side of the house when the man went in, and the cloud filled the inner court.

Ezekiel 11:1

Moreover the Spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of LORD's house, which looks eastward. And, behold, at the door of the gate twenty-five men. And I saw in the midst of them Jaazaniah the son of Azzur, and Pelatiah

Ezekiel 40:28

Then he brought me to the inner court by the south gate. And he measured the south gate according to these measures,

Ezekiel 43:5

And the Spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court, and, behold, the glory of LORD filled the house.

Ezekiel 45:19

And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering, and put it upon the door-posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.

1 Kings 8:29

that thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place whereof thou have said, My name shall be there, to hearken to the prayer which thy servant shall pray toward this place.

2 Kings 16:14

And the brazen altar, which was before LORD, he brought from the forefront of the house, from between his altar and the house of LORD, and put it on the north side of his altar.

2 Kings 23:5

And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; those also who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and

2 Kings 23:11

And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs. And he burned the chariots of the sun with f

2 Chronicles 7:7

Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that was before the house of LORD. For there he offered the burnt-offerings, and the fat of the peace-offerings, because the brazen altar which Solomon had made was not able to rece

Ezekiel 23:35

Therefore thus says lord LORD: Because thou have forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore thou also bear thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

Acts 7:42-43

But God turned, and gave them over to serve the host of heaven, just as it is written in the book of the prophets, Did ye offer to me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?

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