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Prophecy Against Gog

38 And the word of Yahweh came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward (A)Gog of the land of (B)Magog, the [a](C)chief prince of (D)Meshech and (E)Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, [b]chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will (F)bring you out, and all your military force, (G)horses and horsemen, all of them [c]magnificently dressed, a great assembly with large shield and shield, all of them [d]wielding swords; (H)Persia, [e](I)Ethiopia, and (J)Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; (K)Gomer with all its troops; (L)Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you.

(M)Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your assembly that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. (N)After many days you will be mustered; in the last years you will come into the land that is [f]restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been (O)gathered from many peoples to the (P)mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but [g]its people were brought out from the peoples, and they are (Q)living securely, all of them. And you will go up; you will come (R)like a storm; you will be like a (S)cloud covering the land, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”

10 ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “It will be in that day, that [h]thoughts will come into your heart, and you will (T)devise an evil plan, 11 and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of [i](U)unwalled villages. I will go against those who (V)dwell quietly, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates, 12 to (W)capture spoil and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places, which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and property, who live at the [j]center of the world.’ 13 (X)Sheba and (Y)Dedan and the merchants of (Z)Tarshish with all its [k]young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your assembly to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great (AA)spoil?’”’

14 “Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “On that day when My people Israel are (AB)living securely, will you not know it? 15 (AC)You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and numerous peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a numerous military force; 16 and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It will be in the last days that I will bring you against My land so that the nations may (AD)know Me when I (AE)prove Myself holy through you before their eyes, O Gog.”

17 ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days by the hand of My slaves the prophets of Israel, who (AF)prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 18 And it will be in that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares Lord Yahweh, “that My wrath will mount up in My (AG)anger. 19 In My (AH)zeal and in My blazing fury I have spoken that on that day there will surely be a great [l](AI)earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 (AJ)And the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will quake at My presence; the (AK)mountains also will be pulled down, the steep pathways will fall, and every wall will fall to the earth. 21 And I will call for a (AL)sword against [m]him on all My mountains,” declares Lord Yahweh. “(AM)Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 With pestilence and with blood I will enter into (AN)judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the numerous peoples who are with him, [n]a torrential rain, with (AO)hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 And I will magnify Myself, I will manifest Myself as holy, and I will (AP)make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am Yahweh.”’


  1. Ezekiel 38:2 Or prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal
  2. Ezekiel 38:3 Or prince of Rosh, Mesech, and Tubal
  3. Ezekiel 38:4 Or clothed in full armor
  4. Ezekiel 38:4 Lit seizing
  5. Ezekiel 38:5 Or Cush, cf. Gen 10:6
  6. Ezekiel 38:8 Lit returned
  7. Ezekiel 38:8 Lit it was
  8. Ezekiel 38:10 Lit words
  9. Ezekiel 38:11 Or open country
  10. Ezekiel 38:12 Lit navel
  11. Ezekiel 38:13 Or villages
  12. Ezekiel 38:19 Or shaking
  13. Ezekiel 38:21 Gog
  14. Ezekiel 38:22 Lit an overflowing