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katapi HOME Ezekiel 38:1-17 - Gog - The instrument of God.  Eze.38.1-17

38 1 THESE WERE THE WORDS OF THE LORD TO ME: 38 2 Man, look towards Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, in the land of Magog, and prophesy against him. 38 3 Say, These are the words of the Lord GOD: I am against you, Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 38 4 I will turn you about, I will put hooks in your jaws. I will lead you out, you and your whole army, horses and horsemen, all fully equipped, a great host with shield and buckler, every man wielding a sword, 38 5 and with them the men of Pharas, Cush, and Put, all with shield and helmet; 38 6 Gomer and all its squadrons, Beth-togarmah with its squadrons from the far recesses of the north—a great concourse of peoples with you.

38 7 Be prepared; make ready, you and all the host which has gathered to join you, and hold yourselves in reserve for me and hold ... me: or and you shall be their rallying-point. 38 8 After many days you will be summoned; in years to come you will enter a land restored from ruin, whose people are gathered from many nations upon the mountains of Israel that have been desolate so long. The Israelites, brought out from the nations, will all be living undisturbed; 38 9 and you will come up, driving in like a hurricane; you will cover the land like a cloud, you and all your squadrons, a great concourse of peoples.

38 10 This is the word of the Lord GOD: At that time a thought will enter your head and you will plan evil. 38 11 You will say, 'I will attack a land of open villages, I will fall upon a people living quiet and undisturbed, undefended by walls, with neither gates nor bars.' 38 12 You will expect to come plundering, spoiling, and stripping bare the ruins where men now live again, a people gathered out of the nations, a people acquiring cattle and goods, and making their home at the very centre of the world. 38 13 Sheba and Dedan, the traders of Tarshish and her leading merchants, will say to you, 'Is it for plunder that you have come? Have you gathered your host to get spoil, to carry off silver and gold, to seize cattle and goods, to collect rich spoil?'

38 14 Therefore, prophesy, man, and say to Gog, These are the words of the Lord GOD: In that day when my people Israel is living undisturbed, will you not awake 38 15 and come with many nations from your home in the far recesses of the north, all riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army? 38 16 You will come up against my people Israel; and in those future days you will be like a cloud covering the earth. I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when they see me prove my holiness at your expense, O Gog.

- Gog's punishment.  Eze.38.17-23

38 17 This is the word of the Lord GOD: When I spoke in days of old through my servants the prophets, who prophesied in those days unceasingly, it was you whom I threatened to bring against Israel.

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