Ezekiel 38
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A Prophecy Against Gog

1And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2“Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.a Prophesy against him 3and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.b 4I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, and bring you out with all your army—your horses, your horsemen in full armor, a huge company armed with shields and bucklers, all brandishing their swords. 5Persia, Cush,c and Put will accompany them, all with shields and helmets; 6Gomer with all its troops; and Beth-togarmah from the far north with all its troops—many nations with you.

7Get ready; prepare yourself, you and all your company gathered around you; you will be their guard. 8After a long time you will be summoned. In the last years you will enter a land brought back from war and regathered from many peoples to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and all now dwell securely. 9You and all your troops, and many peoples with you will go up, advancing like a thunderstorm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.’

10This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan. 11You will say, “I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will come against a tranquil people who dwell securely, all of them living without walls or bars or gates— 12in order to seize the spoil and carry off the plunder, to turn a hand against the desolate places now inhabited and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and possessions and who live at the center of the land.”

13Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villagesd will ask you, “Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your hordes to carry off plunder, to make off with silver and gold, to take cattle and goods, to seize great spoil?”’

14Therefore prophesy, son of man, and tell Gog that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘On that day when My people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not take notice of this? 15And you will come from your place out of the far north—you and many peoples with you, all riding horses—a mighty horde, a huge army. 16You will advance against My people Israel like a cloud covering the land. It will happen in the last days, O Gog, that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I show Myself holy in you before their eyes.’

17This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Are you the one of whom I have spoken in former days through My servants, the prophets of Israel, who for years prophesied in those times that I would bring you against them? 18Now on that day, the day when Gog comes against the land of Israel, declares the Lord GOD, My wrath will flare up.

19In My zeal and fiery rage I proclaim that on that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that crawls upon the ground, and all mankind on the face of the earth will tremble at My presence. The mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.

21And I will summon a sword against Gog on all My mountains, declares the Lord GOD, and every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrents of rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23I will magnify and sanctify Myself, and will reveal Myself in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’

Footnotes:

2 a Or of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal
3 b Or Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal
5 c That is, the upper Nile region
13 d Or young lions

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