Ezekiel 38-39 New American Standard Bible

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The Prophecy against Gog

38 And the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2  "Son of man , set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog , the prince of Rosh , Meshech and Tubal , and prophesy against him 3  and say , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I am against you, O Gog , prince of Rosh , Meshech and Tubal . 4  "I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws , and I will bring you out, and all your army , horses and horsemen , all of them splendidly attired , a great company with buckler and shield , all of them wielding swords ; 5  Persia , Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet ; 6  Gomer with all its troops ; Beth-togarmah e from the remote parts of the north with all its troops -many peoples with you. 7  " Be prepared , and prepare yourself, you and all your companies that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. 8  " After many days you will be summoned ; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword , whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste ; but its people were brought out from the nations , and they are living securely , all of them. 9  "You will go up, you will come like a storm ; you will be like a cloud covering the land , you and all your troops , and many peoples with you." 10  '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 , 11  and you will say , 'I will go up against the land of unwalled villages . I will go against those who are at rest , that live securely , all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates , 12  to capture spoil and to seize plunder , to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited , and against the people who are gathered from the nations , who have acquired cattle and goods , who live at the center of the world .' 13  " Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its villages will say to you, 'Have you come to capture spoil ? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder , to carry away silver and gold , to take away cattle and goods , to capture great spoil ?' "'

14  "Therefore prophesy , son of man , and say to Gog , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "On that day when My people Israel are living securely , will you not know it? 15  " You will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north , you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses , a great assembly and a mighty army ; 16  and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land . It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land , so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes , O Gog ." 17  'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel , who prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring you against them? 18  "It will come about on that day , when Gog comes against the land of Israel ," declares the Lord GOD , "that My fury will mount up in My anger . 19  "In My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely e be a great earthquake in the land of Israel . 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 e , fire and brimstone . 23  "I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations ; and they will know that I am the Lord ."'

39 "And you, son of man , prophesy against Gog and say , 'Thus says the Lord GOD , "Behold , I am against you, O Gog , prince of Rosh , Meshech and Tubal ; 2  and I will turn you around , drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north and bring you against the mountains of Israel . 3  "I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand . 4  "You will fall on the mountains of Israel , you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field . 5  "You will fall on the open field ; for it is I who have spoken ," declares the Lord GOD . 6  "And I will send fire upon Magog and those who inhabit the coastlands in safety ; and they will know that I am the Lord . 7  "My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel ; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore . And the nations will know that I am the Lord , the Holy One in Israel .

8  "Behold , it is coming and it shall be done ," declares the Lord GOD . "That is the day of which I have spoken . 9  "Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers , bows and arrows , war clubs and spears , and for seven years they will make fires of them. 10  "They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests , for they will make fires with the weapons ; and they will take the spoil of those who despoiled them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them," declares the Lord GOD . 11  "On that day I will give Gog a burial ground there in Israel , the valley of those who pass by east of the sea , and it will block off those who would pass by. So they will bury Gog there with all his horde , and they will call it the valley of Hamon-gog . 12  "For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land . 13  "Even all the people of the land will bury them; and it will be to their renown on the day that I glorify Myself," declares the Lord GOD . 14  "They will set apart men who will constantly pass through the land , burying those who were passing through , even those left on the surface of the ground , in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search . 15  "As those who pass through the land pass through and anyone sees a man's bone , then he will set up a marker by it until the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog . 16  "And even the name of the city will be Hamonah . So they will cleanse the land ."' 17  "As for you, son of man , thus says the Lord GOD , 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field , "Assemble and come , gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel , that you may eat flesh and drink blood . 18  "You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth , as though they were rams , lambs , goats and bulls , all of them fatlings of Bashan . 19  "So you will eat fat until you are glutted , and drink blood until you are drunk , from My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. 20  "You will be glutted at My table with horses and charioteers , with mighty men and all the men of war ," declares the Lord GOD . 21  "And I will set My glory among the nations ; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them. 22  "And the house of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God from that day onward .

23  "The nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity because e they acted treacherously against Me, and I hid My face from them; so I gave them into the hand of their adversaries , and all of them fell by the sword . 24  " According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them.""' 25  Therefore thus says the Lord GOD , "Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel ; and I will be jealous for My holy name . 26  "They will forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them afraid . 27  "When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies , then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations . 28  "Then they will know that I am the Lord their God because I made them go into exile among the nations , and then gathered them again to their own land ; and I will leave none of them there any longer . 29  "I will not hide My face from them any longer , for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel ," declares the Lord GOD .

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