Ezekiel 39:12
New International Version
"'For seven months the Israelites will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.

New Living Translation
It will take seven months for the people of Israel to bury the bodies and cleanse the land.

English Standard Version
For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land.

Berean Study Bible
For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.

New American Standard Bible
"For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.

King James Bible
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

Christian Standard Bible
The house of Israel will spend seven months burying them in order to cleanse the land.

Contemporary English Version
The Israelites will spend seven months burying dead bodies and cleaning up their land.

Good News Translation
It will take the Israelites seven months to bury all the corpses and make the land clean again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The house of Israel will spend seven months burying them in order to cleanse the land.

International Standard Version
The house of Israel will be burying them for seven months in order to purify the land.

NET Bible
For seven months Israel will bury them, in order to cleanse the land.

New Heart English Bible
Seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people of Israel will be burying them there for seven months to make the land clean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

New American Standard 1977
“For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them that they may cleanse the land.

King James 2000 Bible
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

American King James Version
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

American Standard Version
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the house of Israel shall bury them, that the land may be cleansed in the space of seven months.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the house of Israel shall bury them for seven months to cleanse the land.

Darby Bible Translation
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land;

English Revised Version
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And seven months shall the house of Israel be in burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

World English Bible
Seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.

Young's Literal Translation
And the house of Israel have buried them -- in order to cleanse the land -- seven months.
Study Bible
The Slaughter of Gog's Armies
11And on that day I will give Gog a burial place in Israel, the Valley of the Travelers, east of the Sea. It will block those who travel through, because Gog and all his hordes will be buried there. So it will be called the Valley of Hamon-gog. 12For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. 13All the people of the land will bury them and will be renowned for it on the day I display My glory, declares the Lord GOD.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:23
you must not leave the body on the tree overnight, but you must be sure to bury him that day, because anyone who is hung on a tree is under God's curse. You must not defile the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Ezekiel 39:11
And on that day I will give Gog a burial place in Israel, the Valley of the Travelers, east of the Sea. It will block those who travel through, because Gog and all his hordes will be buried there. So it will be called the Valley of Hamon-gog.

Ezekiel 39:14
And men will be employed to continually pass through the land to cleanse it by burying the invaders who remain on the ground. At the end of the seven months they will begin their search.

Ezekiel 39:16
(Even the city will be named Hamonah.) And so they will cleanse the land.'

Treasury of Scripture

And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

cleanse

Ezekiel 39:14,16
And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search…

Numbers 19:16
And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

Deuteronomy 21:23
His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.







Lexicon
For seven
שִׁבְעָ֖ה (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

months
חֳדָשִֽׁים׃ (ḥo·ḏā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

the house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

will be burying them
וּקְבָרוּם֙ (ū·qə·ḇā·rūm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6912: To inter

in order
לְמַ֖עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

to cleanse
טַהֵ֣ר (ṭa·hêr)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2891: To be clean or pure

the land.
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verses 12, 13. - The time that should be occupied in Gog's funeral should be seven months - so great should be the number of the dead - the sacred number seven recalling the seven years consumed in the burning of the weapons (ver. 9), and reminding one of the "seven times heated" furnace into which the Hebrew children were cast, and of the "seven times" of Nebuchadnezzar's humiliation (Daniel 3:19; Daniel 4:23). The parties who should conduct his obsequies should be the house of Israel, even all the people of the land, indicating the common joy occasioned by the barbaric chieftain's overthrow. The motive which should impel them in their work would be a desire to cleanse the land from the defilement it had contracted from the corpses of the slain (comp. Numbers 19:11, 22; Numbers 31:19; Numbers 35:33); and the end should be that the work should be to them, not for "a remembrance" (Ewald), but a renown, not because they should have helped to bury Gog (Hengstenberg), or through burying Gog should have proved themselves his conquerors (Smend), and in virtue of Jehovah's protection the possessors of his grave (Hitzig), but because in the day when Jehovah glorified himself through Gog's destruction, he (Jehovah) should also be glorified by their (Israel's) zeal "to show themselves a holy people by sweeping all uncleanness away" (Keil). 39:11-22 How numerous the enemies which God destroyed for the defence of his people Israel! Times of great deliverances should be times of reformation. Every one should help the utmost he can, toward cleansing the land from reproach. Sin is an enemy every man should strive against. Those engaged in public work, especially of cleansing and reforming a land, ought to be men who will go through with what they undertake, who will be always employed. When good work is to be done, every one should further it. Having received special favours from God, let us cleanse ourselves from all evil. It is a work which will require persevering diligence, that search may be made into the secret recesses of sin. The judgments of the Lord, brought upon sin and sinners, are a sacrifice to the justice of God, and a feast to the faith and hope of God's people. See how evil pursues sinners, even after death. After all that ambitious and covetous men do and look for, a place of graves is all the Lord gives them on earth, while their guilty souls are doomed to misery in another world.
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