16 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 abacks to the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east; and bthey were 1prostrating themselves eastward toward the sun.
17 He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have afilled the land with violence and bprovoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose.
18 “Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare; and athough they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them.”