Ezekiel 38:17

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou hee, of whom I haue spoken in old time by my seruants the prophets of Israel, which prophecied in those dayes many yeeres, that I would bring thee against them?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Are you the one of whom I spoke in former days through My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for {many} years that I would bring you against them?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Art thou he of whom I spake in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, that prophesied in those days for `many' years that I would bring thee against them?
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is what the Lord has said: You are he of whom I gave them word in earlier times by my servants, the prophets of Israel, who in those days went on saying, year after year, that I would make you come up against them.
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Art thou not he of whom I have spoken in old time through my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days, for [many] years, that I would bring thee against them?
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days many years, that I would bring thee against them?
- Webster's Bible

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Are you he of whom I spoke in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for [many] years that I would bring you against them?
- World English Bible

Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Art thou he of whom I spake in former days, By the hand of My servants, prophets of Israel, Who are prophesying in those days -- years, To bring thee in against them?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus saith the Lord GOD: Art thou he of whom I spoke in old time by My servants the prophets of Israel, that prophesied in those days for many years, that I would bring thee against them?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 38:17


38:17 Spoken - All these enterprises I have spoken of, and will as well defeat as I did foretel them.


Discussion for Ezekiel 38

  • Steve
    The countries referred to as "Sheba and Dedan" seem to refer to south Arabia which we call the present day "Gulf States", according to Wikipedia.
  • BSP
    Verses 18 to 23 are a very vivid description of Jehovah's war against his enemies. Before they are destroyed they will know that Jehovah is the true God and he is bringing judgement on them.
  • Gail Charlton
    RE, your comment that God will make it appear that he is a great and holy God He won't make it appear anything for He is a Great and Holy God He is the only GOD
  • Hugh
    perhaps this peace might be better understood as to be security
  • Aaron Roberts
    Marvins---are you really saying they had a word to transcribe Truck?
  • Aaron
    Interesting, I wonder if the IRON DOME has anything to do with that? Interesting thought at least. Isreal is said to be a peace at that time, I would not say it is very peaceful now... So maybe for some the time is not near?

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