Ezekiel 38:21
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New International Version
I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man's sword will be against his brother.

New Living Translation
I will summon the sword against you on all the hills of Israel, says the Sovereign LORD. Your men will turn their swords against each other.

English Standard Version
I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Lord GOD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother.

New American Standard Bible
"I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains," declares the Lord GOD. "Every man's sword will be against his brother.

King James Bible
And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains"--the declaration of the Lord GOD--"and every man's sword will be against his brother.

International Standard Version
Then I'll call for war against Gog on top of every mountain,' declares the Lord GOD, 'and every weapon of war will be turned against their fellow soldier.

NET Bible
I will call for a sword to attack Gog on all my mountains, declares the sovereign LORD; every man's sword will be against his brother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will declare war against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Almighty LORD. Each person will use his sword against his relative.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, said the Lord GOD: each man's sword shall be against his brother.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

American King James Version
And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, said the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will call in the sword against him in all my mountains, saith the Lord God: every man's sword shall be pointed against his brother.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord Jehovah: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

English Revised Version
And I will call for a sword against him unto all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

World English Bible
I will call for a sword against him to all my mountains, says the Lord Yahweh: every man's sword shall be against his brother.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have called against him, to all My mountains a sword, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, The sword of each is against his brother.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

38:14-23 The enemy should make a formidable descent upon the land of Israel. When Israel dwell safely under the Divine protection, shalt not thou be made to know it by finding that endeavours to destroy them are made in vain? Promises of security are treasured up in the word of God, against the troubles and dangers the church may be brought into in the latter days. In the destruction of sinners, God makes it appear that he is a great and holy God. We should desire and pray daily. Father, glorify thine own name.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - Every man's sword shall be against his brother (comp. Zechariah 14:13). The consternation produced by Jehovah's interposition should be such that the ranks of Gog should fall into utter confusion, and his warriors exterminate each other, as did the Midianites in the days of Gideon (Judges 7:22), and the Moabites, Ammonites, and Seiritea, who invaded Judah in the reign of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20:23).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I will call for a sword against him,.... That is, against Gog; or, as I would choose to render the words, "for I will call for a sword", so the particle is rendered, Ezekiel 38:19 and which Noldius (u) agrees to; and this gives a reason why there should be such a commotion in the land of Israel; because the Lord, who has the swords of princes at his command, will call for the Christian kings to come to the assistance of the Jews, and fight against the Turk: who will pursue him

throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God; throughout the land of Israel, which is mountainous; and is called the Lord's, because he hath chosen it for his people, given it to them, and now dwelt among them; and in all parts of it where the enemy is, the sword of the Jews, and of those princes that should come in to their assistance at the call of God, shall be sent against them, and cut them off: and not only so,

but every man's sword shall be against his brother; as the swords of the Midianites were, Judges 7:22, and of the enemies of Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20:22. The Turkish army will consist of a mixed people of many nations, who will quarrel among themselves, and destroy one another.

(u) Concordant. Ebr. Partic. p. 285, 286.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. every man's sword … against his brother—I will destroy them partly by My people's sword, partly by their swords being turned against one another (compare 2Ch 20:23).

Ezekiel 38:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Prophecy against Gog
20"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 mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground. 21"I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains," declares the Lord GOD. "Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22"With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire and brimstone.…
Cross References
Judges 7:22
When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the LORD caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords. The army fled to Beth Shittah toward Zererah as far as the border of Abel Meholah near Tabbath.

1 Samuel 14:20
Then Saul and all his men assembled and went to the battle. They found the Philistines in total confusion, striking each other with their swords.

2 Chronicles 20:23
The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

Isaiah 66:16
For with fire and with his sword the LORD will execute judgment on all people, and many will be those slain by the LORD.

Jeremiah 25:29
See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that bears my Name, and will you indeed go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword on all who live on the earth, declares the LORD Almighty.'

Ezekiel 14:17
"Or if I bring a sword against that country and say, 'Let the sword pass throughout the land,' and I kill its people and their animals,

Haggai 2:22
I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother.
Treasury of Scripture

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