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38 And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the [a]prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, [b]prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal: and I will turn thee about, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords: Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his hordes; even many peoples with thee.

Be thou prepared, yea, prepare thyself, thou, and all thy companies that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a [c]guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is [d]brought back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, upon the mountains of Israel, which have been a continual waste; but it is brought forth out of the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them. And thou shalt ascend, thou shalt come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy hordes, and many peoples with thee.

10 Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou shalt devise an evil device: 11 and thou shalt say, I will go up to [e]the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates; 12 to take the spoil and to take the prey; to turn thy hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and against the people that are gathered out of the nations, that have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the [f]middle of the earth. 13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take the spoil? hast thou assembled thy company to take the prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take great spoil?

14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: In that day when my people Israel dwelleth securely, shalt thou not know it? 15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the uttermost parts of the north, thou, and many peoples with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company and a mighty army; 16 and thou shalt come up against my people Israel, as a cloud to cover the land: it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring thee against my land, that the nations may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

17 Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Art thou he of whom I spake in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, that prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring thee against them? 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord Jehovah, that my wrath shall come up into my nostrils. 19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; 20 so that the fishes of the sea, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. 21 And I will call for a sword against him unto all my mountains, saith the Lord Jehovah: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. 22 And with pestilence and with blood will I enter into judgment with him; and I will rain upon him, and upon his hordes, and upon the many peoples that are with him, an overflowing shower, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 And I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am Jehovah.

Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 38:2 Or, chief prince of Meshech
  2. Ezekiel 38:3 Or, chief prince of Meshech
  3. Ezekiel 38:7 Or, commander
  4. Ezekiel 38:8 Or, restored
  5. Ezekiel 38:11 Or, an open country
  6. Ezekiel 38:12 Hebrew navel. See Judg. 9:37.

Prophecy about Gog and Future Invasion of Israel

38 And the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward (A)Gog of the land of (B)Magog, the [a]prince of (C)Rosh, (D)Meshech and (E)Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, ‘Thus says the Lord [b]God, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, [c]prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will (F)bring you out, and all your army, (G)horses and horsemen, all of them [d]splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them 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 companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. (N)After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been (O)gathered from many [f]nations to the (P)mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but [g]its people were brought out from the [h]nations, and they are (Q)living securely, all of them. 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 the Lord God, “It will come about on that day, that [i]thoughts will come into your mind and you will (T)devise an evil plan, 11 and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of [j](U)unwalled villages. I will go against those who are (V)at rest, 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 goods, who live at the [k]center of the world.’ 13 (X)Sheba and (Y)Dedan and the merchants of (Z)Tarshish with all its [l]villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company 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 the Lord God, “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 many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great assembly and a mighty army; 16 and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may (AD)know Me when I am (AE)sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.”

17 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who (AF)prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 18 It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord God, “that My fury will mount up in My (AG)anger. 19 In My (AH)zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great [m](AI)earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 (AJ)The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the (AK)mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will [n]collapse and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 I will call for a (AL)sword against [o]him on all My mountains,” declares the Lord God. “(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 many peoples who are with him, [p]a torrential rain, with (AO)hailstones, fire and brimstone. 23 I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and (AP)make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord.”’

Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 38:2 Or chief prince of Meshech
  2. Ezekiel 38:3 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
  3. Ezekiel 38:3 Or chief prince of Meshech
  4. Ezekiel 38:4 Or clothed in full armor
  5. Ezekiel 38:5 Lit Cush
  6. Ezekiel 38:8 Lit peoples
  7. Ezekiel 38:8 Lit it was
  8. Ezekiel 38:8 Lit peoples
  9. Ezekiel 38:10 Lit words
  10. Ezekiel 38:11 Or open country
  11. Ezekiel 38:12 Lit navel
  12. Ezekiel 38:13 Or young lions
  13. Ezekiel 38:19 Or shaking
  14. Ezekiel 38:20 Lit fall
  15. Ezekiel 38:21 I.e. Gog
  16. Ezekiel 38:22 Lit an overflowing