In the latter days, Gog and his bands shall come against Israel out of the north


38:14Therefore, son of man,

††††††††††† [1] prophesy and

††††††††††† [2] say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD;

††††††††††††††††††††††† [a.] In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely [Ezek. 38:11],

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [11.] shalt thou not know [it]?

38:15And †† [b.] thou shalt come from thy place

[11.] out of the north parts [the land Magog, Rosh, Meshech, Tubal and Togarmah are to the north of Israel (Ezek. 38:6; Ezek. 39:2; c/p. Joel 2:20)],

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [11.] thou, and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [12.] many people with thee,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [aa.] all of them riding upon horses,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [bb.] a great company, and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [cc.] a mighty army:

38:16And †† [c.] thou shalt come up against my people of Israel,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [11.] as a cloud [vs. 9] to cover the land;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [aa.] it shall be in the latter days (Ezek. 38:8), and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [d.] I will bring thee against my land,

[11.] that the heathen may know me [this is always Godís purpose in judgment], †††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [aa.] when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog,

[111.] before their eyes [Israel shall see his destruction (c/p. Ps. 91:8)].


38:17Thus saith the Lord GOD; [Art] thou he of whom I have spoken in old time

††††††††††† [1] by my servants the prophets of Israel,

††††††††††††††††††††††† [a.] which prophesied in those days [many] years

[11.] that I would bring thee against them?


The destruction of the armies of Gog[1]


38:18And it shall come to pass

††††††††††† [1] at the same time [vs. 10]

††††††††††††††††††††††† [a.] when Gog shall come against the land of Israel,

[11.] saith the Lord GOD, [that]

††††††††††† [2] my fury shall come up in my face.

38:19For ††† [a.] in my jealousy [and]

††††††††††††††††††††††† [b.] in the fire of my wrath have I spoken,

††††††††††† [3] Surely in that day there shall be

[a.] a great shaking [a massive earthquake]

[11.] in the land of Israel;

38:20So that

[a.] the fishes of the sea, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [b.] the fowls of the heaven, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [c.] the beasts of the field, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [d.] all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [e.] all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth,

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† [11.] shall shake at my presence, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [f.] the mountains [the mountains of Israel (Ezek. 38:8, Ezek 38:20-21; Ezek. 39:2)]

[11.] shall be thrown down, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [g.] the steep places

[11.] shall fall, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [h.] every wall

[11.] shall fall to the ground.


[4] I will call for a sword against him [Gog]

[a.] throughout all my mountains [of Israel],

[11.] saith the Lord GOD:

††††††††††††††††††††††† [a.] every man's sword

[11.] shall be [against] his brother.

38:22And ††

[5] I will plead against him

††††††††††††††††††††††† [a.] with pestilence and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [b.] with blood; and

††††††††††† [6] I will rain

††††††††††††††††††††††† [a.] upon him, and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [b.] upon his bands, and ††††

††††††††††† [c.] upon the many people that [are] with him,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [11.] an overflowing rain, and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [12.] great hailstones,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [13.] fire, and

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [14.] brimstone.


Godís purpose for judgment

 38:23Thus will I

††††††††††† [1] magnify myself, and

††††††††††† [2] sanctify myself; and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [a.] I will be known

[11.] in the eyes of many nations [many, not all], and

††††††††††††††††††††††† [b.] they shall know that

[11.] I [am] the LORD.


[1] This judgment is similar to but not the same as the judgments on the armies of the Antichrist (c/p. Zechariah , chapters 12 through 14).


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