Ezekiel 38:7

7 “ ‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them.

Ezekiel 38:7 in Other Translations

7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
7 "Be ready and keep ready, you and all your hosts that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them.
7 “Get ready; be prepared! Keep all the armies around you mobilized, and take command of them.
7 "'Get ready to fight, you and the whole company that's been called out. Take charge and wait for orders.
7 "Be prepared and get yourself ready, you and all your company who have been mobilized around you; you will be their guard.

Ezekiel 38:7 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 38:7

Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself
All warlike stores and provisions: this is ironically said; and suggests that he would do so, and yet all would be in vain, and to no purpose: thou and all thy company, that are assembled unto thee;
or all thine armies, as the Targum, gathered out of his dominions, and made up of his auxiliaries and allies; let them all be furnished with arms, and everything proper for the expedition designed: and be thou a guard unto them;
the general of them; let them observe and obey thy word of command; guide and direct, guard and protect them in their march; and take care of them when entered the land of Judea, that they are not exposed to any unnecessary danger, or cut off by any stratagem or ambush: this is also sarcastically said; signifying that let him use all the care and caution that a wise and prudent general can do, yet he and his army should perish.

Ezekiel 38:7 In-Context

5 Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets,
6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.
7 “ ‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them.
8 After many days 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 nations 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.
9 You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.

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