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Ezekiel 39:18

18 You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls—all of them fattened animals from Bashan.

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Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth--of rams, of lambs, and of he-goats, of bulls, all of them fat beasts of Bashan.
Eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of princes as though they were rams, lambs, goats, and bulls—all fattened animals from Bashan!

What does Ezekiel 39:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 39:18

Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty
Of the soldiers, men of strength and courage, and fit for war, with which the army of Gog will abound: and drink the blood of the princes of the earth:
both the princes of his own family and court, and those of his allies and auxiliaries that will come along with him: of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks;
which the Targum Jarchi, and Kimchi, interpret of kings, princes, dukes, rulers, and governors; and so does John, in the Revelation, of kings, captains, and mighty men, ( Revelation 19:18 ) : all of them fatlings of Baasha;
which was a country in Israel, very fruitful, and full of pastures, where much fat cattle were bred; and to which these great personages in Gog's army are compared, for their bulk, strength, and wealth. So the Targum,

``all of them rich in substance.''
It may be rendered, "all of them the merie of Bashan"; for "meri" is the name of an ox or buffle; and Jarchi says that a fat ox is called in the Arabic language <arabic> "almari" F8.
FOOTNOTES:

F8 Vid. Bochart. de Script. Animal. par. 1. l. 2. c. 28. col. 284.
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