You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm;1 you will be like a cloud2 covering the land.310
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind4 and you will devise an evil scheme.511
You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people6--all of them living without walls and without gates and bars.712
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."
Sheba8 and Dedan9 and the merchants of Tarshish10 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?11" '
"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,12 will you not take notice of it?
You will come from your place in the far north,13 you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army.1416
You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud15 that covers the land.16 In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I show myself holy17 through you before their eyes.1817
" '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.
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.
In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake19 in the land of Israel.20