Ezekiel 38

Prophecy about Gog and Future Invasion of Israel

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
Or chief prince of Meshech
prince of d Rosh, e Meshech and f Tubal, and prophesy against him
and say, ‘Thus says the Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord , and so throughout the ch
 God, “Behold, I am against you, O Gog
Or chief prince of Meshech
prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.
I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will i bring you out, and all your army, j horses and horsemen, all of them
Or clothed in full armor
splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords;
l Persia
Lit Cush
n Ethiopia and o Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
p Gomer with all its troops; q Beth-togarmah from the remote parts of the north with all its troopsmany peoples with you.

r Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. s 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 t gathered from many
Lit peoples
nations to the v mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but
Lit it was
its people were brought out from the
Lit peoples
nations, and they are y living securely, all of them.
You will go up, you will come z like a storm; you will be like a aa 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
Lit words
thoughts will come into your mind and you will ac devise an evil plan,
11 and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of
Or open country
ae unwalled villages. I will go against those who are af at rest, that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates,
12 to ag 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
Lit navel
center of the world.’
13  ai Sheba and aj Dedan and the merchants of ak Tarshish with all its
Or young lions
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 am spoil?’”’

14 Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord  God, “On that day when My people Israel are an living securely, will you not know it? 15  ao 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 ap know Me when I am aq 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 ar 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 as anger. 19 “In My at zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great
Or shaking
av earthquake in the land of Israel.
20  aw 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 ax mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will
Lit fall
collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.
21 I will call for a az sword against
I.e. Gog
him on all My mountains,” declares the Lord  God. bb Every man’s sword will be against his brother.
22 With pestilence and with blood I will enter into bc judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him,
Lit an overflowing
a torrential rain, with be hailstones, fire and brimstone.
23 I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and bf make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the  Lord.”’
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