1The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
2Son of man, set your
face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and
Tubal, and prophesy against him,
3and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh:
Behold, I am against you, Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal:
will turn you about, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you
forth, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full
armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords;
5Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
6Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts
of the north, and all his hordes; even many peoples with you.
prepared, yes, prepare yourself, you, and all your companies who are
assembled to you, and be a guard to them.
8After many days you shall be
visited: in the latter years you shall come into the land that is brought
back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, on the mountains
of Israel, which have been a continual waste; but it is brought forth out of
the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them.
ascend, you shall come like a storm, you shall be like a cloud to cover the
land, you, and all your hordes, and many peoples with you.
the Lord Yahweh: It shall happen in that day, that things shall come into
your mind, and you shall devise an evil device:
11and you shall say, I
will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to those who are at
rest, who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having
neither bars nor gates;
12to take the spoil and to take the prey; to turn
your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and
against the people who are gathered out of the nations, who have gotten
livestock and goods, who dwell in the middle of the earth.
Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions of it, shall
tell you, Are you come to take the spoil? have you assembled your company to
take the prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods,
to take great spoil?
14Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and tell Gog,
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In that day when my people Israel dwells securely,
shall you not know it?
15You shall come from your place out of the
uttermost parts of the north, you, and many peoples with you, all of them
riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army;
16and you shall come
up against my people Israel, as a cloud to cover the land: it shall happen in
the latter days, that I will bring you against my land, that the nations may
know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, Gog, before their eyes.
17Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Are you he of whom I spoke in old time by my
servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for
many years that I would bring you against them?
18It shall happen
in that day, when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, says the Lord
Yahweh, that my wrath shall come up into my nostrils.
19For 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;
20so that the fish of the
sea, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the field, and all creeping
things who creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the surface 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.
21I will call for a sword against him to all my mountains, says the Lord
Yahweh: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.
and with blood will I enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him,
and on his hordes, and on the many peoples who are with him, an overflowing
shower, and great hailstones, fire, and sulfur.
23I 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.