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Ezekiel 8:17


He said to me, “Do you see, son of man? Is it a trivial thing that the house of Judah commits these abominations they are practicing here? For they have filled the land with violence and provoked me to anger still further. Look, they are putting the branch to their nose! 1 


Ge 6:13; 2Ki 21:16; 2Ki 24:4; Jer 6:7; Jer 19:4; Jer 20:8; Eze 7:23; Eze 9:9; Eze 11:6; Am 3:10; Am 6:3; Mic 2:2; Mic 6:12; Zep 1:9

NET © Notes

tn It is not clear what the practice of “holding a branch to the nose” indicates. A possible parallel is the Syrian relief of a king holding a flower to his nose as he worships the stars (ANEP 281). See L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 1:145-46. The LXX glosses the expression as “Behold, they are like mockers.”

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