Ezekiel 38

Prophecy Against Gog

1The word of the  Lord came to me: 2 aSon of man bset your face toward cGog, of the land of dMagog, the echief prince of fMeshech
Or  Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech
and hTubal, and iprophesy against him
3and say, Thus says the Lord  God: Behold, jI am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech
Or  Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech
and Tubal.
4 lAnd I will turn you about and mput hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and nall your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords. 5 oPersia pCush, and qPut are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 rGomer and all his shordes; tBeth-togarmah from uthe uttermost parts of the north with all his hordesvmany peoples are with you.

7 w“Be ready and keep ready, you and all your hosts that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. 8 xAfter many days you will be mustered. yIn the latter years you will go against zthe land that is restored from war, the land whose people aawere gathered from many peoples upon abthe mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and acnow dwell securely, all of them. 9You will advance, coming on adlike a storm. You will be aelike a cloud covering the land, you and all your afhordes, and many peoples with you.

10Thus says the Lord  God: On that day agthoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme 11and say, ‘I will go up against ahthe land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon aithe quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’ 12to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against ajthe waste places that are now inhabited, and akthe people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, alwho dwell at the center of the earth. 13 amSheba and anDedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all aoits leaders
Hebrew young lions
will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?’

14Therefore aqson of man, prophesy, and say to arGog, Thus says the Lord  God: On that day when my people Israel are asdwelling securely atwill you not know it? 15You will come from your place out of authe uttermost parts of the north, you and avmany peoples with you, awall of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. 16You will come up against my people Israel, axlike a cloud covering the land. ayIn the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, azI vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

17Thus says the Lord  God: Are you bahe of whom I spoke in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel, who in those days prophesied for years that I would bring you against them? 18But on that day, the day that Gog shall come against the land of Israel, declares the Lord  God, bbmy wrath will be roused in my anger. 19For bcin my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day bdthere shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 beThe fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the people who are on the face of the earth bfshall quake at my presence. And bgthe mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground. 21 bhI will summon a sword against Gog
Hebrew  against him
on all my mountains, declares the Lord  God. bjEvery man’s sword will be against his brother.
22With pestilence and bloodshed bkI will enter into judgment with him, and blI will rain upon him and bmhis hordes and the many peoples who are with him bntorrential rains and hailstones, bofire and sulfur. 23So I will show my greatness and my bpholiness and bqmake myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then brthey will know that I am the  Lord.

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