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1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.

7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.

9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.

10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?

14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?

15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

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?

18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.

19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

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.

22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

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.

Commentary for Ezekiel 38

The army and malice of Gog. (1-13) God's judgments. (14-23)1-13 These events will be in the latter days. It is supposed these enemies will come together to invade the land of Judea, and God will defeat them. God not only sees who are now the enemies of his church, but he foresees who will be so, and lets them know by his word that he is against them; though they join together, the wicked shall not be unpunished.

14-23 The enemy should make a formidable descent upon the land of Israel. When Israel dwell safely under the Divine protection, shalt not thou be made to know it by finding that endeavours to destroy them are made in vain? Promises of security are treasured up in the word of God, against the troubles and dangers the church may be brought into in the latter days. In the destruction of sinners, God makes it appear that he is a great and holy God. We should desire and pray daily. Father, glorify thine own name.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Ezekiel 38

  • Glen Christian on Ezekiel 38
    So many teachers say that China and The United States are not mentioned in the Bible.

    Who do they think the Bible is referring to when it says ALL NATIONS in prophecy ??
  • CHINA in the Bible - in Reply on Ezekiel 38
    Revelation 16:12

    The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the EAST.

    Revelation 9:16-18

    The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. By these THREE PLAGUES, A THIRD OF MANKIND IS KILLED by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths.

    Matthew 24:14

    And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

    Isaiah 49:12

    Behold, these shall come from AFAR, and behold, these from the north and from the west, and these from the land of Syene."

    China gave us SARS virus, Corona virus... what was the one before SARS? I got a feeling that corona virus isn't done killing yet.

    2 Timothy 3 Last days people described

    2 Peter 3. It's all going to be burned

    Isaiah 51:6 Heavens shall vanish like smoke

    People this is the 3rd down in the 4th quarter. If you love your life...your wife, kids, relatives, friends....GET SAVED NOW!!

    John 3

    It's going to happen faster than 1 eye blink.

    After that, it's over. No more time.

    You are eventually Going to meet Antichrist or his evil government agents. First all Nicey nice. Has good answers. Then His real face shows through. It looks like Death.

    I get so tired of preaching to people hard of hearing. COPY those scriptures down on the inside cover of your Bible. I hope you have one?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ezekiel 38
    United States, England, Ireland, Scotland. Any nation off the west coast of Europe and Africa are considered to be: the Islands of the Sea.

    Isaiah 11:11

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

    Isaiah 13

    And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

    Isaiah 41:1

    Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

    Isaiah 42:12

    Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.

    No matter where you live: bottom line is to be ready to go with Jesus. God destroyed people on earth with water the first time.

    The 2nd time will be by fire.

    Repent! Get saved.
  • Linda on Ezekiel 38
    Where is China on all of this Biblically? Right now they seem to be attacking us physically and financially, on purpose. I've been searching and so far have very little about China in the Last Days.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ezekiel 38
    Linda, China is not mentioned specifically anywhere in the Bible, though one can be compelled to believe that our present distress with the virus' origin & in a future time, it will play a more major role which affects nations. The Bible speaks of a future time when the 6th Angel pours out his Vial (Rev 16:12) on the River Euphrates & it dries up, preparing the way of the kings of the East. For some years, the New Silk Road has been in preparation by China, mainly for better access to its increasing trade with the Middle East. This is a road that will span the whole length. It is often believed that this road will be used by China in fulfilment of this prophecy (v12), but this is only conjecture & should not be accepted as fact. Then in Dan 11:21ff, the prophet speaks of Antiochus Epiphanes' anger towards the Jews & then reference to his archtype, Antichrist (vv36-45), whose reign will be governed through the use of force, with some nations coming against him including from the East.
  • Carol Mcdowell on Ezekiel 38
    Is the war of Gog and Magog a separate war which could happen anytime
  • Ian lindner on Ezekiel 38
    This chapter outlines the final event at the END of the Millennium. Read verse 11 no walls, bars or gates. This will not happen till Jesus rules with rod of iron. chapter 39 is Armageddon day of the lord and beginning of millennium. read them in that light and all the pieces will fit.
  • Spencer Caldwell on Ezekiel 38
    I agree with Anne Graham Lotz from a Christian Headlines post on Nov. 5 in her assertion that the removal of troops from Syria is a chess move by the Lord Almighty to set up the final battle between good and evil. Gog of Magog is now set to align with Turkey and Syria and go against Israel in the Battle of Armageddon.
  • Bill Colborn on Ezekiel 38
    The most pertinent chapter to current world events. Research the names and put modern faces on the countries coming against Israel, and you will see the alliance is pretty much there. Keep an eye on Turkey: they will break from NATO and join the Russia/Iran Alliance.
  • Pamela Bynum on Ezekiel 38
    It is a fantastic chapter. To bad more people don't read it. It is great watching all these things happen before us, just want everyone to keep praying and watching.Come quickly Lord .


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