The Lordís Great Victory Over the Nations
38:1 And the word of the LORD came
unto me, saying,
38:2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of
Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy
38:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against
thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
38:4 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:
38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them
with shield and helmet:
38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the
north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with
38:7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and
all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a
guard unto them.
38:8 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.
38:9 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.
38:10 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:
38:11 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,
38:12 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
38:13 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?
38:14 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?
38:15 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:
38:16 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.
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?
38:18 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.
38:19 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;
38:20 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.
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.
38:22 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.
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.