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17 Then God said, “Son of man, do you see this? The people of Judah think my Temple is so unimportant that they will do these terrible things here in my Temple! This country is filled with violence, and they constantly do things to make me angry. Look, they are wearing rings in their noses to honor the moon as a false god![a] 18 I will show them my anger! I will not show them any mercy or feel sorry for them! They will shout to me—but I refuse to listen to them!”

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  1. Ezekiel 8:17 Look … god Or “Look at them putting that cut branch in their noses.”

17 He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things(A) they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence(B) and continually arouse my anger?(C) Look at them putting the branch to their nose! 18 Therefore I will deal with them in anger;(D) I will not look on them with pity(E) or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen(F) to them.”

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