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Ezekiel 38:1-23

38  And Jehovah’s word came to me 2*  “Man, set your face toward Gog in the country of Magog, the head prince of Moshc and Tubal, and prophesy about him, 3  and say ‘Says the Lord Jehovah, Have at you, Gog, head prince of Moshc and Tubal! 4  I will head you off and put hooks in your cheeks and bring you and all your forces out, ponies and horsemen all clothed in robes of figured cloth, a great concourse with shield and buckler, all of them swordsmen; 5  Persia, Nubia, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6  Gomer and all its squadrons; the house of Togarmah, deep in the north, and all its squadrons; many peoples with you. 7*  Have yourself ready and have your equipment ready, you and all your concourse that have assembled about you, and I will have you in reserve; 8  after a long time you will be wanted; in the future years you will come into a country turned back from warfare, gathered out of many peoples, on the mountains of Israel, which had been continuously waste, it having been brought out of peoples and they living all of them in security, 9  and you will come up, come on like a thunderstorm, will be like a cloud covering the country, you and all your squadrons and many peoples with you. 10  “Says the Lord Jehovah, And on that day ideas will come into your mind and you will think up a sinister project 11  and say “I will go up against a rural state; I will come among quiet people who live in security, all of them living without a wall and having no doors and bars, 12  to seize booty and take plunder,” swinging your hand round against wastes that have been settled and against a people brought together out of nations, busy with stock and property, living at the navel of the earth. 13*  Sheba and Dedan and the traders of Spain and all her young lions will say to you “Is it to seize booty you are coming in? is it to take plunder you have assembled your concourse, to carry off silver and gold, to lay hands on stock and property, to seize a great booty?”’ 14**  “So prophesy, man, and say to Gog ‘Says the Lord Jehovah, On that day, when my people Israel is living in security, 15  you will be certain to find it out and come from your place deep in the north, you and many peoples with you, all mounted on ponies, a large concourse and a great force, 16  and come up against my people Israel, be in the future days like a cloud covering the country, and I will bring you against my country in order that the nations may know me when I vindicate my sanctity in your case before their eyes, Gog. 17*  Says the Lord Jehovah, Are you the one as to whom I spoke in olden days by my servants the prophets of Israel who prophesied in those bygone days of bringing you against them?’ 18  “And on that day, on the day of Gog’s coming on the soil of Israel, quoth the Lord Jehovah, my anger will boil up; 19  and in my jealousy I speak, in the fire of my wrath, On that day there shall be a great quaking over the soil of Israel, 20  and the fishes of the sea and the birds of the air and the beasts of the wilds and all the reptiles that creep over the soil, and all mankind that are over the surface of the soil, shall quake before me; and the mountains shall be demolished, and the rock-ledges shall fall, and every wall shall fall flat; 21  and I will call up all panic against him, quoth the Lord Jehovah—each man’s sword shall be against his brother. 22  And I will try my case against him with pestilence and with bloodshed, and will pour upon him and upon his squadrons and many peoples with him a flooding rain, hailstones, fire, and sulfur. 23  And I will vindicate my greatness and my sanctity, and make myself known before the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am Jehovah.

Footnotes

38:2 and 3 Or the prince of Rosh, Moshc, and
38:7 Var. about you, and be head center for them. After a
38:13 (young lions) Susp.
38:14 Lit. Will you not on that day . . . find it out
38:14 Var. to rouse and come
38:17 Codd. In those days, years, of bringing Conj. in those days of bringing