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Ezekiel 38:7-23 (New International Version)

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7 " 'Get ready; be prepared,1 you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. 8 After many days2 you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations3 to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety.4 9 You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm;5 you will be like a cloud6 covering the land.7 10 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind8 and you will devise an evil scheme.9 11 You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people10--all of them living without walls and without gates and bars.11 12 I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land." 13 Sheba12 and Dedan13 and the merchants of Tarshish14 and all her villagesa will say to you, "Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?15" ' 14 "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety,16 will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north,17 you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army.18 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud19 that covers the land.20 In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy21 through you before their eyes.22 17 " 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Are you not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel? At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. 18 This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake23 in the land of Israel.24 20 The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble25 at my presence. The mountains will be overturned,26 the cliffs will crumble27 and every wall will fall to the ground.28 21 I will summon a sword29 against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man's sword will be against his brother.30 22 I will execute judgment31 upon him with plague and bloodshed;32 I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones33 and burning sulfur34 on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.35 23 And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.36'
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