Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 38\\

This chapter gives an account of an enemy of the Jews, under the name of
Gog, that shall invade their land, and disturb their peace, after they
are settled in it; who is described by the countries over which he
rules; and against whom the prophet is bid to set his face, and prophesy
of him, the Lord being against him; and who would cause him to return
from Judea unsuccessful, \\#Eze 38:1-4\\, the number of his confederates,
their warlike accoutrements and preparations for the invasion of the
land of Israel, are foretold, \\#Eze 38:4-9\\, his wicked designs and
intentions to spoil and plunder the inhabitants of it, \\#Eze 38:10-12\\,
the notice taken of his projects by the merchants of Tarshish and others,
\\#Eze 38:13,14\\, his coming up to invade the land is again observed for
the certainty of it; and the place from whence, and the time when he
should come, are mentioned, as well as God's design in it, and which had
been before predicted by his prophets, \\#Eze 38:14-17\\, and the chapter is
concluded with a denunciation of divine wrath, which shall be terrible
to all the inhabitants of the earth, and to all creatures in heaven,
earth, and sea; when he and his forces shall be destroyed by the sword,
by pestilence, and by dreadful storms and tempests, \\#Eze 38:18-23\\, of
which destruction a fuller account is given in the next chapter.

the preceding prophecy did, as the copulative and shows; which predicts
the restoration and conversion of the Jews; the union of their tribes
under the King Messiah; and their settlement in their own land: and this
respects some disturbance they should meet with upon it, for a short
time, by a powerful enemy hereafter described:

\\saying\\; as follows:

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