Ezekiel 39:9

Overview - Ezekiel 39
God's judgment upon Gog.
Israel's victory.
11 Gog's burial in Hamon-gog.
17 The feast of the fowls.
21 Israel having been plagued for their sins,
25 shall be gathered again with eternal favour.
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Ezekiel 39:9  (King James Version)
And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:

shall go
Psalms 111:2 Psalms 111:3 ; Isaiah 66:24 ; Malachi 1:5

and shall
10 ; Joshua 11:6 ; Psalms 46:9 ; Zechariah 9:10

set on fire
The language here employed seems to intimate that the army of Gog will be cut off by miracle, as that of Sennacherib; for the people are described as going forth, not to fight and conquer, but merely to gather the spoil, and to destroy the weapons of war, as no longer of use.

hand staves
or, javelins. and they.
When the immense number and destruction of the invaders are considered, and also the little fuel comparatively which is necessary in warm climates, we may easily conceive of this being literally fulfilled.

burn them with fire
or, make a fire of them.