Ezekiel 38:21

“And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountaines, saith the Lord God: euery mans sword shalbe against his brother.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will call for a sword against him on all My mountains, declares the Lord GOD. "Every man's sword will be against his brother."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will call for a sword against him unto all my mountains, saith the Lord Jehovah: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will send to all my mountains for a sword against him, says the Lord: every man's sword will be against his brother.
- Basic English Bible

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord Jehovah: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
- Darby Bible

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
- Webster's Bible

I will call for a sword against him to all my mountains, says the Lord Yahweh: every man's sword shall be against his brother.
- World English Bible

And I have called against him, to all My mountains a sword, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, The sword of each is against his brother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD; every man's sword shall be against his brother.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 38:21


38:21 Sword - Israel. Throughout - From all parts of the land, which was full of mountains. Every man's sword - As it was in Jehoshaphat's time; and these swords may be meant by the sword God will call for through all, for they ranged all over his mountains.


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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