Ezekiel 38:10
New International Version
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme.

New Living Translation
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: At that time evil thoughts will come to your mind, and you will devise a wicked scheme.

English Standard Version
“Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme

Berean Study Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.

King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

New King James Version
‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan:

New American Standard Bible
‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan,

NASB 1995
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan,

NASB 1977
‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “It will come about on that day, that thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan,

Amplified Bible
‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “It will come about on that day that thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan,

Christian Standard Bible
“ ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.

American Standard Version
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou shalt devise an evil device:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says THE LORD OF LORDS: ‘In that day words shall come up on your heart, and you shall consider evil ideas

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass in that day, that thoughts shall come up into thine heart, and thou shalt devise evil devices.

Contemporary English Version
When that day comes, I know that you will have an evil plan

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord God: In that day projects shall enter into thy heart, and thou shalt conceive a mischievous design.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the Lord GOD: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou shalt devise an evil device:

Good News Translation
This is what the Sovereign LORD says to Gog: "When that time comes, you will start thinking up an evil plan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: At that time ideas will enter your head, and you will make wicked plans.

International Standard Version
"This is what the Lord GOD says: 'This is what's going to happen on the very day that you begin your invasion: You'll be thinking, making evil plans,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the Lord GOD: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou shalt devise an evil device;

Literal Standard Version
Thus said Lord YHWH: And it has come to pass in that day, "" Things come up on your heart, "" And you have thought an evil thought,

NET Bible
"'This is what the sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.

New Heart English Bible
"'Thus says the Lord GOD: "It shall happen in that day, that things shall come into your mind, and you shall devise an evil device:

World English Bible
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: It shall happen in that day, that things shall come into your mind, and you shall devise an evil device:

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: And it hath come to pass in that day, Come up do things on thy heart, And thou hast thought an evil thought,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prophecy Against Gog
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—…

Cross References
Psalm 36:4
Even on his bed he plots wickedness; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he fails to reject evil.

Ezekiel 11:5
And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me and told me to declare that this is what the LORD says: "That is what you are thinking, O house of Israel; and I know the thoughts that arise in your minds.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.


Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind, and you shall think an evil thought:

that at

Psalm 83:3,4
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones…

Psalm 139:2
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Proverbs 19:21
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

think an evil thought.

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Proverbs 6:14,18
Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord…

Proverbs 12:2
A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.









(10) Think an evil thought.--In Ezekiel 38:10-14 the motives of Gog in his attack upon Israel are fully exposed. It is to be remembered that in Ezekiel 38:4, and again in Ezekiel 38:16, the leading of this foe against the Church is represented as God's own act; here it is explained that God did this by allowing him to follow out the devices of his own heart.

Verse 10. - Thou shalt think an evil thought; "conceive a mischievous purpose" (margin); or, devise an evil device (Revised Version). The ultimate responsibility for Gog's expedition should rest on Gog himself, who should be impelled thereto by his own lust of conquest. Ezekiel here recognizes what the Bible is full of, the duality of existence, according to which man is both a free agent, acting out his own thoughts and plans, and an unconscious instrument in the hands of God carrying out his counsels and designs.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This is what
כֹּ֥ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

GOD
יְהוִ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֖ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘On that
הַה֗וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day,
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

thoughts
דְבָרִים֙ (ḏə·ḇā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

will arise
יַעֲל֤וּ (ya·‘ă·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your mind,
לְבָבֶ֔ךָ (lə·ḇā·ḇe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

and you will devise
וְחָשַׁבְתָּ֖ (wə·ḥā·šaḇ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2803: To think, account

an evil
רָעָֽה׃ (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

plan.
מַחֲשֶׁ֥בֶת (ma·ḥă·še·ḇeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan


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