The word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, set your face against Gog,1 of the land of Magog,2 the chief prince ofa Meshech and Tubal;3 prophesy against him
and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince ofb Meshech and Tubal.44
I will turn you around, put hooks5 in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army--your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords.65
Persia, Cushc7 and Put8 will be with them, all with shields and helmets,
also Gomer9 with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah10 from the far north11 with all its troops--the many nations with you.
" 'Get ready; be prepared,12 you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them.
After many days13 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 nations14 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.15