“rebelling before the eyes of his glory.” This phrase is unique in the Old Testament and very powerful. “The eyes of” means to be in the sight of, or in the presence of. The people were rebelling openly, right before God’s very eyes. The word “glory” often indicates the presence of God. The phrase means that the people were rebelling against God right in His very presence, right where He could see it. So their rebellion was a purposeful, hardhearted, rebellion against God and His ways.