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Ezekiel 38

Overview

Ezekiel 38:1, The army, Ezekiel 38:8, and malice of Gog; Ezekiel 38:14, God’s judgment against him.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: Isaiah 11:14 - spoil Isaiah 24:21 - the Lord Zechariah 12:3 - in that Revelation 16:12 - that the Revelation 20:8 - Gog

Verse 2

Son: Ezekiel 2:1, Ezekiel 39:1

set: Ezekiel 6:2, Ezekiel 20:46, Ezekiel 25:2, Ezekiel 35:2, Ezekiel 35:3

Gog: Rather, "Gog - the prince of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal." By Magog is most probably meant the Scythians or Tartars, called so by Arabian and Syrian writers, and especially the Turks, who were originally natives of Tartary; and by Rosh, the Russians, descendants of the ancient inhabitants on the river Araxes or Rosh. Revelation 20:8, Revelation 20:9

Magog: Genesis 10:2, 1 Chronicles 1:5

the chief prince of: or, prince of the chief of

Meshech: Ezekiel 27:13, Ezekiel 32:26, Isaiah 66:19

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 14:10 - thine heart 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog Ezekiel 21:2 - set

Verse 3

I am: Ezekiel 13:8, Ezekiel 29:3, Ezekiel 35:3, Ezekiel 39:1, Ezekiel 39:2-10

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:5 - General 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog Isaiah 13:4 - noise Isaiah 66:19 - Tubal Jeremiah 50:31 - I am Ezekiel 6:2 - set Ezekiel 26:3 - I am Ezekiel 27:13 - Tubal Ezekiel 28:22 - I am against Ezekiel 32:26 - Meshech Nahum 2:13 - I am

Verse 4

I will turn: Ezekiel 29:4, Ezekiel 39:2, 2 Kings 19:28, Isaiah 37:29

horses: Ezekiel 38:15, Daniel 11:40

all of them: Ezekiel 23:12

handling: 1 Chronicles 12:8, 2 Chronicles 25:5, Jeremiah 46:9

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:2 - O altar Ezekiel 13:8 - behold Ezekiel 39:20 - General Zechariah 12:4 - I will smite Revelation 9:16 - horsemen

Verse 5

Persia: Ezekiel 27:10

Libya: or, Phut, Ezekiel 30:5, Genesis 10:6, 1 Chronicles 1:8, Nahum 3:9, Put

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 14:10 - thine heart Daniel 11:43 - the Libyans

Verse 6

Gomer: Genesis 10:2, 1 Chronicles 1:5

Togarmah: Ezekiel 27:14, Genesis 10:3, 1 Chronicles 1:6, Daniel 11:40

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 32:30 - the princes Ezekiel 38:15 - and many Ezekiel 39:6 - in the isles

Verse 7

2 Chronicles 25:8, Psalms 2:1-4, Isaiah 8:9, Isaiah 8:10, Isaiah 37:22, Jeremiah 46:3-5, Jeremiah 46:14-16, Jeremiah 51:12, Joel 3:9-12, Amos 4:12, Zechariah 14:2, Zechariah 14:3

Verse 8

many days: Ezekiel 38:16, Genesis 49:1, Numbers 24:14, Deuteronomy 4:30, Jeremiah 48:47, Jeremiah 49:39, Hosea 3:3-5, Habakkuk 2:3

thou shalt be: Exodus 20:5, Isaiah 24:22, Isaiah 29:6, Jeremiah 32:5, Lamentations 4:22

into the land: Ezekiel 38:12, Ezekiel 36:24-38, Ezekiel 37:21-28, Ezekiel 39:27-29, Isaiah 11:11-16, Jeremiah 30:3, Jeremiah 30:18, Jeremiah 32:37, Amos 9:14, Amos 9:15

the mountains: Ezekiel 34:13, Ezekiel 36:1-8

it is: 1 Peter 2:9

and they shall: Ezekiel 38:11, Ezekiel 28:26, Ezekiel 34:25-28, Jeremiah 23:6, Jeremiah 33:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:10 - ye dwell Deuteronomy 31:29 - the latter days 1 Chronicles 5:4 - General Psalms 147:2 - he Isaiah 43:17 - bringeth Isaiah 54:15 - they shall Jeremiah 50:19 - bring Ezekiel 20:35 - I will Ezekiel 20:41 - I bring Ezekiel 38:14 - dwelleth Daniel 2:28 - in the Daniel 8:23 - in the Daniel 11:6 - the end Daniel 11:41 - enter Hosea 3:5 - in the Joel 3:7 - I will Joel 3:14 - multitudes Luke 1:71 - we Revelation 16:14 - to gather Revelation 19:19 - I saw

Verse 9

shalt ascend: Ezekiel 13:11, Isaiah 21:1, Isaiah 21:2, Isaiah 25:4, Isaiah 28:2, Daniel 11:40

like: Ezekiel 38:16, Jeremiah 4:13, Joel 2:2

all thy: Isaiah 8:9, Isaiah 8:10

Reciprocal: Isaiah 25:5 - shalt bring Isaiah 54:17 - weapon Daniel 11:6 - the end Daniel 11:44 - east Joel 3:11 - Assemble Hebrews 12:1 - a cloud Revelation 11:18 - the nations Revelation 20:9 - went

Verse 10

that at: Psalms 83:3, Psalms 83:4, Psalms 139:2, Proverbs 19:21, Isaiah 10:7, Mark 7:21, John 13:2, Acts 5:3, Acts 5:9, Acts 8:22, 1 Corinthians 4:5

think an evil thought: or, conceive a mischievous purpose, Psalms 36:4, Proverbs 6:14, Proverbs 6:18, Proverbs 12:2, Micah 2:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:3 - Pharaoh Numbers 20:12 - sanctify Deuteronomy 31:21 - I know Judges 4:7 - And I 1 Chronicles 28:9 - the imaginations Job 42:2 - no Psalms 28:4 - and Psalms 33:11 - The counsel Psalms 49:11 - Their inward Proverbs 24:8 - General Ecclesiastes 1:16 - communed Isaiah 54:17 - weapon Isaiah 66:18 - their thoughts Jeremiah 19:5 - neither Ezekiel 11:5 - for Ezekiel 20:32 - that which Ezekiel 38:17 - whom Daniel 2:29 - came into thy mind Daniel 11:24 - forecast his devices Nahum 1:9 - do Matthew 2:7 - General Matthew 9:4 - Wherefore Mark 2:8 - Why Luke 5:22 - perceived Acts 5:4 - why 1 Thessalonians 5:9 - not Revelation 17:13 - shall

Verse 11

go up: Exodus 15:9, Psalms 10:9, Proverbs 1:11-16, Isaiah 37:24, Isaiah 37:25, Romans 3:15

go to: Judges 18:7, Judges 18:27, Jeremiah 49:31, Jeremiah 49:32, Zechariah 2:4, Zechariah 2:5

safely: or, confidently, Ezekiel 38:8, Proverbs 3:29, Proverbs 3:30

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:3 - Pharaoh Deuteronomy 31:21 - I know Joshua 8:16 - drawn away 1 Kings 4:25 - safely Psalms 139:2 - afar off Proverbs 24:8 - General Ecclesiastes 1:16 - communed Jeremiah 30:10 - and shall Ezekiel 11:5 - Thus have Ezekiel 28:26 - safely Ezekiel 30:9 - careless Ezekiel 38:14 - dwelleth Ezekiel 38:17 - whom Ezekiel 39:6 - carelessly Micah 4:4 - none Micah 5:11 - and throw Nahum 1:9 - do Matthew 2:7 - General

Verse 12

take a spoil, and to take a prey: Heb. spoil the spoil, and to prey the prey, Ezekiel 29:19, *marg. Isaiah 10:6, Jeremiah 30:16

turn: Isaiah 1:24, Isaiah 1:25, Amos 1:8, Zechariah 13:7

the desolate: Ezekiel 36:33-35, Jeremiah 32:43, Jeremiah 32:44, Jeremiah 33:12, Jeremiah 33:13, Zechariah 1:12, Zechariah 1:17

and upon: Ezekiel 38:8, Zechariah 10:8-10

midst: Heb. navel, Judges 9:37, *marg.

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 5:4 - General Psalms 76:4 - mountains

Verse 13

Sheba: Ezekiel 27:12, Ezekiel 27:15, Ezekiel 27:20, Ezekiel 27:22, Ezekiel 27:23, Ezekiel 27:25

with: Ezekiel 19:3-6, Ezekiel 32:2, Psalms 57:4, Jeremiah 50:17, Jeremiah 51:38, Nahum 2:11-13, Zechariah 11:3

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:1 - Sheba Psalms 76:4 - mountains Ezekiel 39:6 - in the isles

Verse 14

in that: Isaiah 4:1, Isaiah 4:2

dwelleth: Ezekiel 38:8, Ezekiel 38:11, Jeremiah 23:6, Zechariah 2:5, Zechariah 2:8

shalt: Ezekiel 37:28

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog Isaiah 2:11 - in that day Daniel 11:40 - the king of the south Joel 3:1 - when Zephaniah 2:10 - and magnified Zephaniah 3:8 - to gather

Verse 15

thy place: Ezekiel 39:2, Daniel 11:40

and many: Ezekiel 38:4, Ezekiel 38:6, Joel 3:2, Zephaniah 3:8, Zechariah 12:2-4, Zechariah 14:2, Zechariah 14:3, Revelation 16:14, Revelation 16:16, Revelation 20:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:2 - General 1 Chronicles 5:4 - General Ezekiel 32:30 - the princes Zechariah 10:5 - and the riders on horses shall be confounded

Verse 16

as a cloud: Ezekiel 38:9

it shall be: Though it is not generally agreed what people or transactions are here predicted, yet it seems evident that the prophecy is not yet accomplished. Nothing occurred in the wars of Cambyses, or Antiochus Epiphanes with the Jews, that answers to it; and the expression here used, in the latter days, plainly implies that there should be a succession of many ages between the publication of the prediction and its accomplishment. It is therefore supposed, with much probability, that its fulfilment will be posterior to the conversion of the Jews and their restoration to their own land; and that the Turks, Tarters, or Scythians, from the northern parts of Asia, perhaps uniting with the inhabitants of some more southern regions, will make war upon the Jews and be cut off in a manner predicted here. Ezekiel 38:8, Deuteronomy 31:29, Isaiah 2:2, Daniel 2:28, Daniel 10:14, Hosea 3:5, Micah 4:1, 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 3:1

that the: Ezekiel 38:23, Ezekiel 36:23, Ezekiel 39:21, Exodus 14:4, 1 Samuel 17:45-47, 2 Kings 19:19, Psalms 83:17, Psalms 83:18, Daniel 3:24-29, Daniel 4:32-37, Daniel 6:15-27, Micah 7:15-17, Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:13 - he was Judges 3:12 - and the Lord 1 Kings 11:23 - God 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog Isaiah 30:8 - the time to come Jeremiah 30:24 - in Jeremiah 49:39 - in the Ezekiel 30:25 - they shall know Ezekiel 38:17 - whom Ezekiel 39:7 - will I Ezekiel 39:27 - and am Daniel 8:23 - in the Malachi 1:5 - The Lord Hebrews 1:2 - these Hebrews 12:1 - a cloud Revelation 17:17 - until Revelation 20:9 - went

Verse 17

whom: Ezekiel 38:10, Ezekiel 38:11, Ezekiel 38:16, Psalms 110:5, Psalms 110:6, Isaiah 27:1, Isaiah 34:1-6, Isaiah 63:1-6, Isaiah 66:15, Isaiah 66:16, Daniel 11:40-45, Joel 3:9-14, Zechariah 12:2-8, Zechariah 14:1-21

by: Heb. the hands of

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:3 - Pharaoh 2 Kings 14:10 - thine heart Psalms 139:2 - afar off Isaiah 25:1 - thy counsels Isaiah 44:26 - confirmeth Jeremiah 26:5 - my Ezekiel 39:8 - this Revelation 17:17 - until

Verse 18

that: Ezekiel 36:5, Ezekiel 36:6, Deuteronomy 32:22, Psalms 18:7, Psalms 18:8, Psalms 89:46, Nahum 1:2, Hebrews 12:29

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog Psalms 110:5 - in the day Isaiah 59:18 - fury Isaiah 63:3 - and trample Ezekiel 5:13 - spoken Zechariah 14:12 - the plague wherewith

Verse 19

in my: Ezekiel 39:25, Deuteronomy 29:20, Isaiah 42:13, Joel 2:18, Zechariah 1:14

Surely: Joel 3:16, Haggai 2:6, Haggai 2:7, Haggai 2:21, Haggai 2:22, Hebrews 12:26, Revelation 11:13, Revelation 16:18, Revelation 16:20

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:7 - foundations Psalms 110:5 - in the day Isaiah 2:11 - in that day Isaiah 30:30 - the flame Ezekiel 5:13 - spoken Ezekiel 36:5 - Surely Ezekiel 39:6 - I will Zephaniah 3:8 - for all Hebrews 10:27 - fiery

Verse 20

the fishes: Jeremiah 4:23-26, Hosea 4:3, Nahum 1:4-6, Zechariah 14:4, Zechariah 14:5, Revelation 6:12, Revelation 6:13

steep places: or, towers, or stairs, Isaiah 30:25, 2 Corinthians 10:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:7 - foundations Psalms 76:8 - didst Jeremiah 4:24 - mountains Haggai 2:6 - and I Haggai 2:21 - I will

Verse 21

I will: Ezekiel 14:17, Psalms 105:16

every: Judges 7:22, 1 Samuel 14:20, 2 Chronicles 20:23, Haggai 2:22

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:17 - thou shalt Deuteronomy 32:42 - make mine 2 Chronicles 20:22 - to sing and to Psalms 110:6 - fill Isaiah 19:2 - I will Isaiah 66:16 - General Jeremiah 25:29 - I begin Ezekiel 39:4 - fall Zechariah 14:13 - a great Mark 13:12 - General Revelation 16:21 - there fell

Verse 22

I will plead: Isaiah 66:16, Jeremiah 25:31, Zechariah 14:12-15

with pestilence: Ezekiel 5:17

an overflowing: Ezekiel 13:11, Genesis 19:24, Exodus 9:22-25, Joshua 10:11, Psalms 11:6, Psalms 18:12-14, Psalms 77:16-18, Isaiah 28:17, Isaiah 29:6, Isaiah 30:30-33, Matthew 7:27, Revelation 16:21

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:23 - and hail Deuteronomy 32:42 - make mine Psalms 110:6 - fill Isaiah 64:2 - to make Ezekiel 14:17 - I bring Ezekiel 14:19 - if I Ezekiel 17:20 - plead Ezekiel 20:35 - and there Ezekiel 28:23 - I will send Ezekiel 36:23 - sanctify Daniel 11:45 - he shall come Joel 3:2 - will plead Revelation 8:7 - hail Revelation 11:19 - and great Revelation 19:20 - burning Revelation 20:9 - and fire

Verse 23

magnify: Ezekiel 36:23

and I: Ezekiel 38:16, Ezekiel 37:28, Ezekiel 39:7, Ezekiel 39:13, Ezekiel 39:27, Psalms 9:16, Revelation 15:3, Revelation 15:4, Revelation 19:1-6

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:17 - thou shalt Psalms 46:10 - I will be Psalms 59:13 - and let Psalms 83:18 - That men Isaiah 5:16 - the Lord Isaiah 25:3 - General Isaiah 45:6 - General Isaiah 64:2 - to make Ezekiel 6:7 - and ye Ezekiel 20:41 - and I will Ezekiel 20:42 - ye shall Ezekiel 25:5 - and ye Ezekiel 28:22 - shall be Ezekiel 28:25 - be sanctified Ezekiel 30:25 - they shall know Ezekiel 37:6 - ye shall Ezekiel 39:21 - I will set Daniel 11:45 - he shall come Hosea 2:20 - and Hosea 9:7 - Israel Micah 7:16 - nations Malachi 1:5 - The Lord Malachi 2:4 - ye Matthew 6:9 - Hallowed

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 38". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-38.html.