Our Lord, Our God, O Israel, God is our Protector!


 
 
Ezekiel 38
 
The word of the Lord came to me: 2 "Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince  of Meshech and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, O Gog, chief  prince of Meshech and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army-your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small sheilds, all of them brandishing their swords. 5Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops-the many nations with you.
7"Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about, and take command of them. 8 After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety.
9You and all your troops and the many nations with will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.
 
10 "This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
 
"On that day thoughts  will come into your mind and you will device an evil sheme. 11 You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a  peaceful and unsuspecting people-all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. 12 I will plunder  and loot and trun my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land." 13Shebe and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, "Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?"
 
14Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog:  "This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
 
"In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. 16You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, O Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know Me when I show Myself Holy through you before their eyes.
17" ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "Are you not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Isael? At that time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. 18This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. 19In my zeal and fiery wrath I delare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at My Presence. The moutains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. 21 I will summon a sword against Gog on all my moutains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on himand on his troops and on the many nations with him. 23And so I will show My Greatness and My Holiness, and I will Make Myself Known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I AM THE LORD.’
 
Ezekiel 39
 
"Son of man, prohesy against Gog and say: "This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 2I will turn  you around and drag you along. I will turn you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel. 3Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand. 4On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food  to all kinds of carrion birds and to the will animals. 5You will fall in the open field, for I have spoken, delcares the Sovereign Lord. 6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastland, and they will now that I AM THE LORD."
 
7" ‘I will make known MY HOLY NAME AMONG MY PEOPLE ISRAEL. I WILL NO LONGER LET MY HOLY NAME BE PROFANED, and the nations will know that I THE LORD AM THE HOLY ONE IN ISRAEL. 8 It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of. 9 Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up-the small and large shields, the bows and arrow, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel. They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel.  And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign Lord.
 
11 " ‘On that day I will give Gog a burial place in Israel, in the valley of those who travel east toward the Sea,. It will block the way of travelers, because Gog and all his hordes will be buried there. So it will be called the Valley of Hamon Gog."
12 For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. 13All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I am glorified will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign Lord.
14" ‘Men will be regularly employed to cleanse  the land. Some will go throughout the land and, in adddition to them, others will bury those that remain on the ground. At the end of the seven months they will begin their search. 15 As they go through the land and one of them sees a human bone, he will set up a marker beside it until the gravediggers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog. 16(Also a town called Hamonah will be there) And so they will cleanse the land."
 
17"Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says:  "Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: "Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifec I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls-all of them fattened animals from Bashan. 19 At the sacrifice I am preparing for you , you will eat fat till your are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk. 20 At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind, ‘ declares the Sovereign Lord."
21"I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay upon them. 22 From that day forward the house of Israel will know that I am the Lord thier God. 23 And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for thier sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. 24 I dealt with them according to their uncleaness and their offenses, and I hid my face from them.
25 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says, I will now bring Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name. 26 They will forget thier shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward me when they live in safety in their land with no one to make them afraid. 27 When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered  then from the coutnries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they will know  that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, leaving not any behind. 29I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out My Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord."
 
 
 
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