old man, young man, and virgin and infants and women, slay them to annihilation. But do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.” Then they began at the old men that were in front of the house. Bible see other translations

“begin at my sanctuary.” The Temple of God is where the rebellion against God and the idolatry was most apparent, and where there should have been the most reverence and attention to holiness. Cleansing of evil must start at the house of God.

“the house.” The Temple.

Commentary for: Ezekiel 9:6