Ezekiel 38:16

Overview - Ezekiel 38
The army,
and malice of Gog.
14 God's judgment against him.
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Ezekiel 38:16  (King James Version)
And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

as a cloud

it shall be
Though it is not generally agreed what people or transactions are here predicted, yet it seems evident that the prophecy is not yet accomplished. Nothing occurred in the wars of Cambyses, or Antiochus Epiphanes with the Jews, that answers to it; and the expression here used, in the latter days, plainly implies that there should be a succession of many ages between the publication of the prediction and its accomplishment. It is therefore supposed, with much probability, that its fulfilment will be posterior to the conversion of the Jews and their restoration to their own land; and that the Turks, Tarters, or Scythians, from the northern parts of Asia, perhaps uniting with the inhabitants of some more southern regions, will make war upon the Jews and be cut off in a manner predicted here.
8 ; Deuteronomy 31:29 ; Isaiah 2:2 ; Daniel 2:28 ; 10:14 Hosea 3:5 ; Micah 4:1 ; 1 Timothy 4:1
2 Timothy 3:1

that the
23 ; 36:23 39:21 Exodus 14:4 ; 1 Samuel 17:45-47 ; 2 Kings 19:19 ; Psalms 83:17 Psalms 83:18
Daniel 3:24-29 ; 4:32-37 6:15-27 Micah 7:15-17 ; Matthew 6:9 Matthew 6:10