Ezekiel 38:15

15 You will come from your homeland in the distant north with your vast cavalry and your mighty army,

Ezekiel 38:15 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 38:15

And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,
&c.] Whose original was from Scythia, or Cathaia in Tartary, that lies to the north of China; and who will bring with him many people from the Euxine and Caspian seas, and from the northern parts of lesser Asia; and the Turk is, by many interpreters, thought to be the king of the north, in ( Daniel 11:44 ) as before observed: thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses;
the Turkish armies consisting chiefly of horse, as has been observed on ( Ezekiel 38:4 ) : a great company, and a mighty army;
for quantity many, for quality strong and mighty. The Targum is, ``many armies, and much people;'' the Turks usually have large armies; (See Gill on Ezekiel 38:4).

Ezekiel 38:15 In-Context

13 But Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish will ask, ‘Do you really think the armies you have gathered can rob them of silver and gold? Do you think you can drive away their livestock and seize their goods and carry off plunder?’
14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy against Gog. Give him this message from the Sovereign LORD : When my people are living in peace in their land, then you will rouse yourself.
15 You will come from your homeland in the distant north with your vast cavalry and your mighty army,
16 and you will attack my people Israel, covering their land like a cloud. At that time in the distant future, I will bring you against my land as everyone watches, and my holiness will be displayed by what happens to you, Gog. Then all the nations will know that I am the LORD .
17 “This is what the Sovereign LORD asks: Are you the one I was talking about long ago, when I announced through Israel’s prophets that in the future I would bring you against my people?
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