Ezekiel 38

Prophecy Against Gog

1The word of the  Lord came to me: 2 a  Son of man b  set your face toward c  Gog, of the land of d  Magog, the e  chief prince of f  Meshech
Or  Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech
and h  Tubal, and i  prophesy against him
3and say, Thus says the Lord  God: Behold, j  I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech
Or  Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech
and Tubal.
4 l  And I will turn you about and m  put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and n  all 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 o  Persia p  Cush, and q  Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 r  Gomer and all his s  hordes; t  Beth-togarmah from u  the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordesv  many 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 x  After many days you will be mustered. y  In the latter years you will go against z  the land that is restored from war, the land whose people aa  were gathered from many peoples upon ab  the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and ac  now dwell securely, all of them. 9You will advance, coming on ad  like a storm. You will be ae  like a cloud covering the land, you and all your af  hordes, and many peoples with you.

10Thus says the Lord  God: On that day ag  thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme 11and say, ‘I will go up against ah  the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon ai  the 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 aj  the waste places that are now inhabited, and ak  the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, al  who dwell at the center of the earth. 13 am  Sheba and an  Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all ao  its 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 aq  son of man, prophesy, and say to ar  Gog, Thus says the Lord  God: On that day when my people Israel are as  dwelling securely at  will you not know it? 15You will come from your place out of au  the uttermost parts of the north, you and av  many peoples with you, aw  all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. 16You will come up against my people Israel, ax  like a cloud covering the land. ay  In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, az  I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

17Thus says the Lord  God: Are you ba  he 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, bb  my wrath will be roused in my anger. 19For bc  in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day bd  there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 be  The 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 bf  shall quake at my presence. And bg  the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground. 21 bh  I will summon a sword against Gog
Hebrew  against him
on all my mountains, declares the Lord  God. bj  Every man’s sword will be against his brother.
22With pestilence and bloodshed bk  I will enter into judgment with him, and bl  I will rain upon him and bm  his hordes and the many peoples who are with him bn  torrential rains and hailstones, bo  fire and sulfur. 23So I will show my greatness and my bp  holiness and bq  make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then br  they will know that I am the  Lord.

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