Ezekiel 38:23

“Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus will I magnifie my selfe, and sanctifie my selfe, and I will be knowen in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the LORD.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will make my name great and make myself holy, and I will make myself clear to a number of nations; and they will be certain that I am the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

I will magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will make myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
- World English Bible

And I have magnified Myself, and sanctified Myself, And I have been known before the eyes of many nations, And they have known that I [am] Jehovah!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself, and I will make Myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 38:23


38:23 Magnify - Undeniably prove that I am the mighty, just, faithful, wise, holy, and merciful God. Sanctify - Declare I am holy, and true to my word.


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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