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Ezekiel 38 (Lexham English Bible)

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God’s Message to Gog

1 And the word of Yahweh {came}a to me, {saying},b 2 "Son of man,c set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the headd leader of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. 3 And you must say, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [am] against you, Gog, the heade leader of Meshach and Tubal, 4 and I will turn you around, and I will placef hooks in your cheeks, and I will bring you out and all of your horses and horsemen {fully armed},g all of them, [a] great crowd, holding [a] shield,h and small shield, [and] holdingi swords, all of them. 5 Persia, Cush, and Put [are] with them, all of them, with [a] small shield and helmet. 6 Gomer and all of its troops, Beth Togarmah, the remote areas of the north, and with all of its troops and many peoples with them. 7 Be ready, and prepare {yourselves},j you and all of your assembly,k the assemblingl around you, and you must bem for them as a guard. 8 After many days you will be mustered; {in the last years}n you will come to a restored land from [the] sword, gathered from many peoples on the mountains of Israel which were as {permanent ruins}o [but] from peoples it was brought out, and they will dwell {in safety},p all of them. 9 And you will advance like a storm; you will come, [and] you will be like a cloud {covering}q the land, and all of your troops and many nations [along] with you." 10 " 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "{And then}r on that day, thingss will come up ont your mind, and you will devise evil plans. 11 And you will say, 'I will go up against a land of open country; I will comeu [to] the [people] being at rest {in safety},v all of them dwelling without a wallw and crossbarsx and {without doors},y 12 toz loot loot,aa and to plunderbb plunder, {to assail}cc inhabited ruins and [a] people gathered together from [various] peoples [and who are] acquiring livestock and goods [and] dwelling at the center of the world. 13 Sheba and Dedan and traders of Tarshish and all its strong lions,dd they [will] ask you, 'Toee loot lootff are you coming? To plundergg plunder [have] you summoned your assembly, to take away silver and gold, to take livestock and goods, to loot great amountshh of loot?" ' 14 "Therefore prophesy, son of man,ii and you must say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Will you not realizejj on that day when my people Israel are dwelling {in safety},kk 15 and [so] you will come from your place, from [the] remote areas of [the] north, you and many people with you, {horsemen}ll all of them, a great crowd and a vast army, 16 and you will advance against my people Israel like a cloud {covering}mm the land; it will benn in the last days, and I will bring you against my land, so that the nations know me, {when I show myself holy through you} before their eyes, O Gog!" ' 17 "Thus says the Lord Yahweh, '[Are] you he of whom I spoke in former days by the hand of my servants the prophets of Israel [who] were prophesying in those days for years [that I would] bring you against them? 18 And [so] then in that day, on the day of the coming of God against the land of Israel,' {declares}oo the Lord Yahweh, 'my rage will come up in my anger. 19 And in my passion, [in] the fire of my wrath, I spokepp [that] {certainly}qq on that day [a] great earthquake will be on the land of Israel. 20 And the fish of the sea and the birdsrr of the heavenss and the animalstt of the field and all of the creeping things that creep on the earth and all of the humansuu who [are] on the surface of the earth will shake {at my presence};vv and the mountains will be demolished, and the steep mountain sides will fall, and every wall onww the earth will fall. 21 And I will call against himxx in all of my mountains a sword,' {declares}yy the Lord Yahweh, '[And] [the] sword of each [person] will be against his brother. 22 And I will execute justice withzz him with a plague and with blood and {torrents of rain},52 and hailstones; fire and sulfur I will cause to fall on him and on his troops and on many peoples who [are] with him. 23 And [so] I will exalt myself, and I will show myself holy, and I will make myself known before [the] eyes of many nations, and they will know that I [am] Yahweh.'"
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