Gog and Allies Attack Israel

38 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, (A)“Son of man, (B)set your face against (C)Gog, of the land of (D)Magog, [a]the prince of Rosh, (E)Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. (F)I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and (G)lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, (H)all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, [b]Ethiopia, and [c]Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; (I)Gomer and all its troops; the house of (J)Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.

(K)“Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. (L)After many days (M)you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword (N)and gathered from many people on (O)the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them (P)dwell safely. You will ascend, coming (Q)like a storm, covering the (R)land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”

10 ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11 You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of (S)unwalled villages; I will (T)go to a peaceful people, (U)who dwell [d]safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— 12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, (V)and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 (W)Sheba, (X)Dedan, the merchants (Y)of Tarshish, and all (Z)their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’ ” ’

14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord God: (AA)“On that day when My people Israel (AB)dwell safely, will you not know it? 15 (AC)Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. 16 You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may (AD)know Me, when I am (AE)hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” 17 Thus says the Lord God: “Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?

Judgment on Gog

18 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. 19 For (AF)in My jealousy (AG)and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: (AH)‘Surely in that day there shall be a great [e]earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that (AI)the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. (AJ)The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ 21 I will (AK)call for (AL)a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. (AM)“Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 And I will (AN)bring him to judgment with (AO)pestilence and bloodshed; (AP)I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, (AQ)great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus I will magnify Myself and (AR)sanctify Myself, (AS)and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” ’

Gog’s Armies Destroyed

39 “And (AT)you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, [f]the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; and I will (AU)turn you around and lead you on, (AV)bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand. (AW)You shall [g]fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; (AX)I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. You shall [h]fall on [i]the open field; for I have spoken,” says the Lord God. (AY)“And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live [j]in security in (AZ)the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the Lord. (BA)So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them (BB)profane My holy name anymore. (BC)Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. (BD)Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,” says the Lord God. “This is the day (BE)of which I have spoken.

“Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the [k]javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years. 10 They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; (BF)and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them,” says the Lord God.

The Burial of Gog

11 “It will come to pass in that day that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea; and it will obstruct travelers, because there they will bury Gog and all his multitude. Therefore they will call it the Valley of [l]Hamon Gog. 12 For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, (BG)in order to cleanse the land. 13 Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain (BH)renown for it on the day that (BI)I am glorified,” says the Lord God. 14 “They will set apart men regularly employed, with the help of [m]a search party, to pass through the land and bury those bodies remaining on the ground, in order (BJ)to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search. 15 The search party will pass through the land; and when anyone sees a man’s bone, he shall [n]set up a marker by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog. 16 The name of the city will also be [o]Hamonah. Thus they shall (BK)cleanse the land.” ’

A Triumphant Festival

17 “And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord God, (BL)‘Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field:

(BM)“Assemble yourselves and come;
Gather together from all sides to My (BN)sacrificial meal
Which I am sacrificing for you,
A great sacrificial meal (BO)on the mountains of Israel,
That you may eat flesh and drink blood.
18 (BP)You shall eat the flesh of the mighty,
Drink the blood of the princes of the earth,
Of rams and lambs,
Of goats and bulls,
All of them (BQ)fatlings of Bashan.
19 You shall eat fat till you are full,
And drink blood till you are drunk,
At My sacrificial meal
Which I am sacrificing for you.
20 (BR)You shall be filled at My table
With horses and riders,
(BS)With mighty men
And with all the men of war,” says the Lord God.

Israel Restored to the Land

21 (BT)“I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgment which I have executed, and (BU)My hand which I have laid on them. 22 (BV)So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day forward. 23 (BW)The Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore (BX)I hid My face from them. I (BY)gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. 24 (BZ)According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them.” ’

25 “Therefore thus says the Lord God: (CA)‘Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the (CB)whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name— 26 (CC)after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they (CD)dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid. 27 (CE)When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I (CF)am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, 28 (CG)then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them [p]captive any longer. 29 (CH)And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have (CI)poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord God.”

A New City, a New Temple

40 In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after (CJ)the city was [q]captured, on the very same day (CK)the hand of the Lord was upon me; and He took me there. (CL)In the visions of God He took me into the land of Israel and (CM)set me on a very high mountain; on it toward the south was something like the structure of a city. He took me there, and behold, there was a man whose appearance was (CN)like the appearance of bronze. (CO)He had a line of flax (CP)and a measuring rod in his hand, and he stood in the gateway.

And the man said to me, (CQ)“Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and [r]fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. (CR)Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.” Now there was (CS)a wall all around the outside of the [s]temple. In the man’s hand was a measuring rod six [t]cubits long, each being a cubit and a handbreadth; and he measured the width of the wall structure, one rod; and the height, one rod.

The Eastern Gateway of the Temple

Then he went to the gateway which faced (CT)east; and he went up its stairs and measured the threshold of the gateway, which was one rod wide, and the other threshold was one rod wide. Each gate chamber was one rod long and one rod wide; between the gate chambers was a space of five cubits; and the threshold of the gateway by the vestibule of the inside gate was one rod. He also measured the vestibule of the inside gate, one rod. Then he measured the vestibule of the gateway, eight cubits; and the gateposts, two cubits. The vestibule of the gate was on the inside. 10 In the eastern gateway were three gate chambers on one side and three on the other; the three were all the same size; also the gateposts were of the same size on this side and that side.

11 He measured the width of the entrance to the gateway, ten cubits; and the length of the gate, thirteen cubits. 12 There was a [u]space in front of the gate chambers, one cubit on this side and one cubit on that side; the gate chambers were six cubits on this side and six cubits on that side. 13 Then he measured the gateway from the roof of one gate chamber to the roof of the other; the width was twenty-five cubits, as door faces door. 14 He measured the gateposts, sixty cubits high, and the court all around the gateway extended to the gatepost. 15 From the front of the entrance gate to the front of the vestibule of the inner gate was fifty cubits. 16 There were (CU)beveled window frames in the gate chambers and in their intervening archways on the inside of the gateway all around, and likewise in the vestibules. There were windows all around on the inside. And on each gatepost were (CV)palm trees.

The Outer Court

17 Then he brought me into (CW)the outer court; and there were (CX)chambers and a pavement made all around the court; (CY)thirty chambers faced the pavement. 18 The pavement was by the side of the gateways, corresponding to the length of the gateways; this was the lower pavement. 19 Then he measured the width from the front of the lower gateway to the front of the inner court exterior, one hundred cubits toward the east and the north.

The Northern Gateway

20 On the outer court was also a gateway facing north, and he measured its length and its width. 21 Its gate chambers, three on this side and three on that side, its gateposts and its archways, had the same measurements as the first gate; its length was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits. 22 Its windows and those of its archways, and also its palm trees, had the same measurements as the gateway facing east; it was ascended by seven steps, and its archway was in front of it. 23 A gate of the inner court was opposite the northern gateway, just as the eastern gateway; and he measured from gateway to gateway, one hundred cubits.

The Southern Gateway

24 After that he brought me toward the south, and there a gateway was facing south; and he measured its gateposts and archways according to these same measurements. 25 There were windows in it and in its archways all around like those windows; its length was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits. 26 Seven steps led up to it, and its archway was in front of them; and it had palm trees on its gateposts, one on this side and one on that side. 27 There was also a gateway on the inner court, facing south; and he measured from gateway to gateway toward the south, one hundred cubits.

Gateways of the Inner Court

28 Then he brought me to the inner court through the southern gateway; he measured the southern gateway according to these same measurements. 29 Also its gate chambers, its gateposts, and its archways were according to these same measurements; there were windows in it and in its archways all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 30 There were archways all around, (CZ)twenty-five cubits long and five cubits wide. 31 Its archways faced the outer court, palm trees were on its gateposts, and going up to it were eight steps.

32 And he brought me into the inner court facing east; he measured the gateway according to these same measurements. 33 Also its gate chambers, its gateposts, and its archways were according to these same measurements; and there were windows in it and in its archways all around; it was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 34 Its archways faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its gateposts on this side and on that side; and going up to it were eight steps.

35 Then he brought me to the north gateway and measured it according to these same measurements— 36 also its gate chambers, its gateposts, and its archways. It had windows all around; its length was fifty cubits and its width twenty-five cubits. 37 Its gateposts faced the outer court, palm trees were on its gateposts on this side and on that side, and going up to it were eight steps.

Where Sacrifices Were Prepared

38 There was a chamber and its entrance by the gateposts of the gateway, where they (DA)washed the burnt offering. 39 In the vestibule of the gateway were two tables on this side and two tables on that side, on which to slay the burnt offering, (DB)the sin offering, and (DC)the trespass offering. 40 At the outer side of the vestibule, as one goes up to the entrance of the northern gateway, were two tables; and on the other side of the vestibule of the gateway were two tables. 41 Four tables were on this side and four tables on that side, by the side of the gateway, eight tables on which they slaughtered the sacrifices. 42 There were also four tables of hewn stone for the burnt offering, one cubit and a half long, one cubit and a half wide, and one cubit high; on these they laid the instruments with which they slaughtered the burnt offering and the sacrifice. 43 Inside were hooks, a handbreadth wide, fastened all around; and the flesh of the sacrifices was on the tables.

Chambers for Singers and Priests

44 Outside the inner gate were the chambers for (DD)the singers in the inner court, one facing south at the side of the northern gateway, and the other facing north at the side of the [v]southern gateway. 45 Then he said to me, “This chamber which faces south is for (DE)the priests who have charge of the temple. 46 The chamber which faces north is for the priests (DF)who have charge of the altar; these are the sons of (DG)Zadok, from the sons of Levi, who come near the Lord to minister to Him.”

Dimensions of the Inner Court and Vestibule(DH)

47 And he measured the court, one hundred cubits long and one hundred cubits wide, foursquare. The altar was in front of the temple. 48 Then he brought me to the (DI)vestibule of the temple and measured the doorposts of the vestibule, five cubits on this side and five cubits on that side; and the width of the gateway was three cubits on this side and three cubits on that side. 49 (DJ)The length of the vestibule was twenty cubits, and the width eleven cubits; and by the steps which led up to it there were (DK)pillars by the doorposts, one on this side and another on that side.

Dimensions of the Sanctuary

41 Then he (DL)brought me into the [w]sanctuary and measured the doorposts, six cubits wide on one side and six cubits wide on the other side—the width of the tabernacle. The width of the entryway was ten cubits, and the side walls of the entrance were five cubits on this side and five cubits on the other side; and he measured its length, forty cubits, and its width, twenty cubits.

Also he went inside and measured the doorposts, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits high; and the width of the entrance, seven cubits. (DM)He measured the length, twenty cubits; and the width, twenty cubits, beyond the sanctuary; and he said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.

The Side Chambers on the Wall

Next, he measured the wall of the [x]temple, six cubits. The width of each side chamber all around the temple was four cubits on every side. (DN)The side chambers were in three stories, one above the other, thirty chambers in each story; they rested on [y]ledges which were for the side chambers all around, that they might be supported, but (DO)not fastened to the wall of the temple. As one went up from story to story, the side chambers (DP)became wider all around, because their supporting ledges in the wall of the temple ascended like steps; therefore the width of the structure increased as one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the middle one. I also saw an elevation all around the temple; it was the foundation of the side chambers, (DQ)a full rod, that is, six cubits high. The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits, and so also the remaining terrace by the place of the side chambers of the [z]temple. 10 And between it and the wall chambers was a width of twenty cubits all around the temple on every side. 11 The doors of the side chambers opened on the terrace, one door toward the north and another toward the south; and the width of the terrace was five cubits all around.

The Building at the Western End

12 The building that faced the separating courtyard at its western end was seventy cubits wide; the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length ninety cubits.

Dimensions and Design of the Temple Area

13 So he measured the temple, one (DR)hundred cubits long; and the separating courtyard with the building and its walls was one hundred cubits long; 14 also the width of the eastern face of the temple, including the separating courtyard, was one hundred cubits. 15 He measured the length of the building behind it, facing the separating courtyard, with its (DS)galleries on the one side and on the other side, one hundred cubits, as well as the inner [aa]temple and the porches of the court, 16 their doorposts and (DT)the beveled window frames. And the galleries all around their three stories opposite the threshold were paneled with (DU)wood from the ground to the windows—the windows were covered— 17 from the space above the door, even to the inner [ab]room, as well as outside, and on every wall all around, inside and outside, by measure.

18 And it was made (DV)with cherubim and (DW)palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and cherub. Each cherub had two faces, 19 (DX)so that the face of a man was toward a palm tree on one side, and the face of a young lion toward a palm tree on the other side; thus it was made throughout the temple all around. 20 From the floor to the space above the door, and on the wall of the sanctuary, cherubim and palm trees were carved.

21 The (DY)doorposts of the temple were square, as was the front of the sanctuary; their appearance was similar. 22 (DZ)The altar was of wood, three cubits high, and its length two cubits. Its corners, its length, and its sides were of wood; and he said to me, “This is (EA)the table that is (EB)before the Lord.”

23 (EC)The temple and the sanctuary had two doors. 24 The doors had two (ED)panels apiece, two folding panels: two panels for one door and two panels for the other door. 25 Cherubim and palm trees were carved on the doors of the temple just as they were carved on the walls. A wooden canopy was on the front of the vestibule outside. 26 There were (EE)beveled window frames and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the vestibule—also on the side chambers of the temple and on the canopies.


  1. Ezekiel 38:2 Tg., Vg., Aquila the chief prince of Meshech, also v. 3
  2. Ezekiel 38:5 Heb. Cush
  3. Ezekiel 38:5 Heb. Put
  4. Ezekiel 38:11 securely
  5. Ezekiel 38:19 Lit. shaking
  6. Ezekiel 39:1 Tg., Vg., Aquila the chief prince of Meshech
  7. Ezekiel 39:4 Be slain
  8. Ezekiel 39:5 Be slain
  9. Ezekiel 39:5 Lit. the face of the field
  10. Ezekiel 39:6 securely or confidently
  11. Ezekiel 39:9 Lit. hand staffs
  12. Ezekiel 39:11 Lit. The Multitude of Gog
  13. Ezekiel 39:14 Lit. those who pass through
  14. Ezekiel 39:15 build
  15. Ezekiel 39:16 Lit. Multitude
  16. Ezekiel 39:28 Lit. there
  17. Ezekiel 40:1 Lit. struck
  18. Ezekiel 40:4 Lit. set your heart
  19. Ezekiel 40:5 Lit. house
  20. Ezekiel 40:5 A royal cubit of about 21 inches
  21. Ezekiel 40:12 Lit. border
  22. Ezekiel 40:44 So with LXX; MT, Vg. eastern
  23. Ezekiel 41:1 Heb. heykal; the main room in the temple, the holy place, Ex. 26:33
  24. Ezekiel 41:5 Lit. house
  25. Ezekiel 41:6 Lit. the wall
  26. Ezekiel 41:9 Lit. house
  27. Ezekiel 41:15 Or sanctuary
  28. Ezekiel 41:17 Lit. house; the Most Holy Place

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