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Ezekiel 39

Overview

Ezekiel 39:1, God’s judgment upon Gog; Ezekiel 39:8, Israel’s victory; Ezekiel 39:11, Gog’s burial in Hamon-gog; Ezekiel 39:17, The feast of the fowls; Ezekiel 39:21, Israel having been plagued for their sins, Ezekiel 39:25. shall be gathered again with eternal favour.

Verse 1

son: Ezekiel 38:2, Ezekiel 38:3

Behold: Ezekiel 35:3, Nahum 2:13, Nahum 3:5

the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: Or, "prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal." Ezekiel 38:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:2 - General 1 Chronicles 1:5 - General 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog Isaiah 25:5 - shalt bring Isaiah 66:19 - Tubal Jeremiah 29:11 - thoughts Jeremiah 50:31 - I am Ezekiel 5:8 - even I Ezekiel 13:8 - behold Ezekiel 27:13 - Tubal Ezekiel 28:22 - I am against Ezekiel 32:26 - Meshech

Verse 2

I will: It is probable that none of the invaders will escape, but perhaps the inhabitants of Magog in general are meant. The immense army of Gog, led forth against Israel, will almost empty his land; and the subsequent judgments of God upon those that remain at home, will reduce them to a sixth of the whole. Psalms 40:14, Psalms 68:2, Isaiah 37:29

leave but the sixth part of thee: or, strike thee with six plagues; or, draw thee back with a hook of six teeth, as Ezekiel 38:4. and will cause. Ezekiel 38:15, Daniel 11:40

north parts: Heb. sides of the north

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 5:4 - General Isaiah 66:16 - General Ezekiel 32:30 - the princes Ezekiel 38:3 - I am Daniel 11:45 - he shall come

Verse 3

Ezekiel 20:21-24, Psalms 46:9, Psalms 76:3, Jeremiah 21:4, Jeremiah 21:5, Hosea 1:5

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:35 - a bow Jeremiah 51:56 - every

Verse 4

fall: Ezekiel 39:17-20, Ezekiel 38:21

I will: Ezekiel 32:4, Ezekiel 32:5, Ezekiel 33:27, Isaiah 34:2-8, Jeremiah 15:3, Revelation 19:17-21

sort: Heb. wing

to be devoured: Heb. to devour

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:19 - and the birds 2 Samuel 21:10 - the birds Psalms 63:10 - a portion Psalms 76:3 - There Psalms 110:6 - fill Isaiah 14:25 - I will Isaiah 34:3 - slain Isaiah 46:11 - a ravenous bird Jeremiah 7:33 - General Jeremiah 25:33 - they shall not Ezekiel 29:5 - I will leave Ezekiel 30:11 - and fill Ezekiel 31:12 - upon Ezekiel 35:8 - General Amos 4:2 - he will Nahum 3:3 - and there Zechariah 14:12 - the plague wherewith

Verse 5

open field: Heb. face of the field, Ezekiel 29:5, Ezekiel 32:4, Jeremiah 8:2, Jeremiah 22:19

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 35:8 - General Amos 4:2 - he will

Verse 6

I will: Some terrible judgment will destroy the countries whence the army of Gog was led forth, about the same time that the army itself shall be cut off. Ezekiel 30:8, Ezekiel 30:16, Ezekiel 38:19-22, Amos 1:4, Amos 1:7, Amos 1:10, Nahum 1:6

carelessly: or, confidently, Ezekiel 38:11, Judges 18:7

in the isles: Ezekiel 38:6, Ezekiel 38:13, Psalms 72:10, Isaiah 66:19, Jeremiah 25:22, Zephaniah 2:11

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 46:25 - and all Jeremiah 49:31 - that Ezekiel 22:16 - thou shalt know Ezekiel 30:9 - careless Ezekiel 35:15 - and they Ezekiel 37:6 - ye shall Revelation 20:9 - and fire

Verse 7

will I: Ezekiel 39:22, Ezekiel 38:16, Ezekiel 38:23

and I will: Ezekiel 20:9, Ezekiel 20:14, Ezekiel 20:39, Ezekiel 36:20, Ezekiel 36:21, Ezekiel 36:36, Exodus 20:7, Leviticus 18:21

the heathen: Ezekiel 38:16, Ezekiel 38:23

the Holy: Isaiah 12:6, Isaiah 43:3, Isaiah 43:14, Isaiah 55:5, Isaiah 60:9, Isaiah 60:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:5 - Egyptians 1 Kings 18:36 - let it 1 Kings 20:28 - ye shall know Psalms 59:13 - and let Isaiah 37:23 - the Holy One Isaiah 49:26 - and all Jeremiah 34:16 - polluted Jeremiah 46:25 - and all Ezekiel 22:16 - thou shalt know Ezekiel 26:20 - and I shall set Ezekiel 35:15 - and they Ezekiel 37:28 - the heathen Ezekiel 43:7 - no more

Verse 8

it is come: The prophet, seeing in vision the accomplishment of the prediction, speaks of it as already come and done. Ezekiel 7:2-10, Isaiah 33:10-12, Revelation 16:17, Revelation 21:6

this: Ezekiel 38:17, 2 Peter 3:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:28 - the twelve 2 Chronicles 20:25 - it was so much Isaiah 9:5 - burning Ezekiel 7:6 - behold Joel 3:14 - multitudes

Verse 9

shall go: Psalms 111:2, Psalms 111:3, Isaiah 66:24, Malachi 1:5

and shall: Ezekiel 39:10, Joshua 11:6, Psalms 46:9, Zechariah 9:10

set on fire: The language here employed seems to intimate that the army of Gog will be cut off by miracle, as that of Sennacherib; for the people are described as going forth, not to fight and conquer, but merely to gather the spoil, and to destroy the weapons of war, as no longer of use., hand staves, or, javelins

and they: When the immense number and destruction of the invaders are considered, and also the little fuel comparatively which is necessary in warm climates, we may easily conceive of this being literally fulfilled.

burn them with fire: or, make a fire of them

Reciprocal: Joshua 11:9 - General 2 Samuel 1:27 - weapons 2 Samuel 22:35 - a bow 2 Chronicles 20:25 - it was so much Psalms 76:3 - There Jeremiah 51:56 - every Hosea 2:18 - I will break Zechariah 14:14 - and the

Verse 10

shall spoil: Exodus 3:22, Exodus 12:36, Isaiah 14:2, Isaiah 33:1, Micah 5:8, Habakkuk 3:8, Zephaniah 2:9, Zephaniah 2:10, Matthew 7:2, Revelation 13:10, Revelation 18:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:43 - General Joshua 11:9 - General 2 Samuel 1:27 - weapons 2 Samuel 22:35 - a bow Esther 8:11 - to destroy Psalms 46:9 - breaketh Psalms 76:3 - There Isaiah 17:14 - the portion Ezekiel 28:26 - despise Ezekiel 39:9 - and shall Hosea 2:18 - I will break Zechariah 2:9 - and they Zechariah 14:14 - and the

Verse 11

the valley: Probably the valley near the Sea of Gennesareth, as the Targum renders, and so called because it was the great road by which the merchants and traders from Syria and other Eastern countries went into Egypt. Perhaps what is now called the plains of Haouran, south of Damascus.

on the east: Ezekiel 47:18, Numbers 34:11, Luke 5:1, John 6:1

noses: or, mouths

Hamongog: that is, The multitude of Gog, Numbers 11:34, *margin

Reciprocal: Exodus 8:14 - and the Numbers 19:16 - a bone 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog Esther 9:26 - they called Psalms 110:6 - fill Isaiah 2:11 - in that day Isaiah 34:3 - slain Ezekiel 29:5 - I will leave Ezekiel 30:11 - and fill Ezekiel 39:15 - in the Joel 3:2 - the valley Joel 3:12 - valley

Verse 12

cleanse: Ezekiel 39:14, Ezekiel 39:16, Numbers 19:16, Deuteronomy 21:23

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 23:14 - the bones of men Joel 2:20 - his stink

Verse 13

a renown: Deuteronomy 26:19, Psalms 149:6-9, Jeremiah 33:9, Zephaniah 3:19, Zephaniah 3:20, 1 Peter 1:7

the day: Ezekiel 39:21, Ezekiel 39:22, Ezekiel 28:22, Psalms 126:2, Psalms 126:3

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:4 - I will be Isaiah 44:23 - glorified Ezekiel 38:23 - and I Ezekiel 39:27 - and am

Verse 14

they shall: Numbers 19:11-19

continual employment: Heb. continuance

to cleanse: Ezekiel 39:12

Verse 15

set: Heb. build, Luke 11:44

in the: Ezekiel 39:11

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 5:4 - Gog

Verse 16

Hamonah: that is, The multitude

cleanse: Ezekiel 39:12

Verse 17

Speak: Genesis 31:54, 1 Samuel 9:13, 1 Samuel 16:3, Isaiah 56:9, Jeremiah 12:9, Zephaniah 1:7, Revelation 19:17, Revelation 19:18

every feathered fowl: Heb. the fowl of every wing

to my: Ezekiel 39:4, 1 Samuel 17:46, Isaiah 18:6, Isaiah 34:6, Jeremiah 46:10, Zephaniah 1:7

sacrifice: or, slaughter

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:26 - General Joshua 6:17 - accursed 1 Samuel 17:44 - Come to me 1 Kings 14:11 - that dieth Job 39:30 - where Psalms 63:10 - a portion Isaiah 29:2 - and it shall Isaiah 30:25 - in the day Jeremiah 16:4 - meat Jeremiah 34:20 - and their Jeremiah 50:27 - bullocks Ezekiel 32:4 - General Daniel 7:5 - Arise Micah 7:16 - nations Zephaniah 3:19 - I will undo Zechariah 14:12 - the plague wherewith Zechariah 14:14 - and the James 5:5 - as in Revelation 14:20 - and blood

Verse 18

eat: Ezekiel 29:5, Ezekiel 34:8, Revelation 19:17, Revelation 19:18, Revelation 19:21

goats: Heb. great goats, Ezekiel 34:17, *marg.

of bullocks: Psalms 68:30, Isaiah 34:7, Jeremiah 50:11, Jeremiah 50:27, Jeremiah 51:40

fatlings: Deuteronomy 32:14, Psalms 22:12, Amos 4:1

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:33 - Bashan 1 Kings 21:24 - that dieth Jeremiah 7:33 - General Ezekiel 34:16 - but I

Verse 19

Reciprocal: Isaiah 51:20 - full

Verse 20

Ezekiel 38:4, Psalms 76:5, Psalms 76:6, Haggai 2:22, Revelation 19:18

Reciprocal: Isaiah 54:9 - General Jeremiah 50:37 - their horses Jeremiah 51:21 - General Zechariah 12:4 - I will smite

Verse 21

I will set: Ezekiel 36:23, Ezekiel 38:16, Ezekiel 38:23, Exodus 9:16, Exodus 14:4, Isaiah 26:11, Isaiah 37:20, Malachi 1:11

and my: Exodus 7:4, Exodus 8:19, 1 Samuel 5:7, 1 Samuel 5:11, 1 Samuel 6:9, Psalms 32:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 79:10 - let him Psalms 94:10 - chastiseth Isaiah 25:3 - General Isaiah 45:6 - General Isaiah 66:18 - and see Ezekiel 25:11 - I will Ezekiel 30:19 - General Ezekiel 30:25 - they shall know Ezekiel 39:13 - the day Micah 2:9 - my glory Malachi 1:5 - The Lord

Verse 22

know: Ezekiel 39:7, Ezekiel 39:28, Ezekiel 28:26, Ezekiel 34:30, Psalms 9:16, Jeremiah 24:7, Jeremiah 31:34, John 17:3, 1 John 5:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:5 - Egyptians Exodus 16:12 - ye shall know Psalms 79:10 - let him Isaiah 2:11 - in that day Isaiah 25:3 - General Jeremiah 31:1 - will Jeremiah 32:38 - General Ezekiel 14:11 - that they Ezekiel 16:62 - and thou Ezekiel 30:25 - they shall know Ezekiel 34:24 - I the Lord will Ezekiel 37:6 - ye shall Ezekiel 37:23 - they be Ezekiel 39:13 - the day Joel 2:27 - that I Malachi 1:5 - The Lord Hebrews 8:10 - I will be

Verse 23

the heathen: Ezekiel 36:18-23, Ezekiel 36:36, 2 Chronicles 7:21, 2 Chronicles 7:22, Jeremiah 22:8, Jeremiah 22:9, Jeremiah 40:2, Jeremiah 40:3, Lamentations 1:8, Lamentations 2:15-17

hid I: Ezekiel 39:29, Deuteronomy 31:17, Deuteronomy 31:18, Deuteronomy 32:20, Psalms 10:1, Psalms 30:7, Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 8:17, Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 64:7, Jeremiah 33:5

gave them: Leviticus 26:25, Deuteronomy 32:30, Judges 2:14, Judges 3:8, Psalms 106:41, Isaiah 42:24

Reciprocal: Isaiah 54:8 - I hid Ezekiel 37:28 - the heathen Ezekiel 39:28 - which caused them

Verse 24

Ezekiel 36:19, Leviticus 26:24, 2 Kings 17:7-23, Isaiah 1:20, Isaiah 3:11, Isaiah 59:17, Isaiah 59:18, Jeremiah 2:17, Jeremiah 2:19, Jeremiah 4:18, Jeremiah 5:25, Daniel 9:5-10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 31:17 - hide my face Isaiah 8:17 - hideth Isaiah 12:1 - though Isaiah 54:8 - I hid Isaiah 59:2 - hid Jeremiah 33:5 - I have hid

Verse 25

Now will: The return of a few Jews from Babylon, and their continuance, increase, partial reformation, and prosperity, till the days of Christ, followed by their present long continued dispersion, under the frown of God, and destitute of his Spirit, could in no degree answer to these predictions. Hence we must conclude, that some future events, exactly suitable to them, shall yet take place relative to the nation of Israel. Ezekiel 34:13, Ezekiel 36:21, Ezekiel 36:24, Isaiah 27:12, Isaiah 27:13, Isaiah 56:8, Jeremiah 3:18, Jeremiah 23:3, Jeremiah 30:3, Jeremiah 30:10, Jeremiah 30:18, Jeremiah 31:3, Jeremiah 32:37, Amos 9:14, Romans 11:26-31

the whole: Ezekiel 20:40, Ezekiel 37:21, Ezekiel 37:22, Jeremiah 31:1, Hosea 1:11

and will: Ezekiel 36:4-6, Ezekiel 36:21-23, Joel 2:18, Zechariah 1:14, Zechariah 8:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:4 - unto Psalms 85:1 - thou hast Psalms 106:47 - gather Isaiah 14:1 - set Isaiah 29:22 - Jacob shall Isaiah 43:5 - I will Isaiah 59:21 - this Isaiah 65:9 - I will Jeremiah 3:12 - and I will not Jeremiah 14:21 - for Jeremiah 33:26 - and have Jeremiah 46:27 - I will save Jeremiah 49:39 - I will Jeremiah 50:4 - the children of Israel Jeremiah 50:19 - bring Ezekiel 16:53 - bring Ezekiel 26:20 - and I shall set Ezekiel 37:11 - whole house Ezekiel 38:19 - in my Ezekiel 39:27 - I have Daniel 9:19 - thine Daniel 12:1 - thy people Hosea 2:14 - and speak Joel 3:1 - when Micah 4:6 - and I Nahum 1:2 - General Zephaniah 2:7 - turn Zechariah 1:16 - I am Zechariah 10:6 - I will save Acts 2:36 - all Acts 3:19 - when

Verse 26

they have borne: Ezekiel 16:52, Ezekiel 16:57, Ezekiel 16:58, Ezekiel 16:63, Ezekiel 32:25, Ezekiel 32:30, Psalms 99:8, Jeremiah 3:24, Jeremiah 3:25, Jeremiah 30:11, Daniel 9:16

when they: Leviticus 26:5, Leviticus 26:6, Deuteronomy 28:47, Deuteronomy 28:48, Deuteronomy 32:14, Deuteronomy 32:15, 1 Kings 4:25, Micah 4:4

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 30:3 - that I Ezekiel 32:24 - borne Micah 6:16 - therefore Zephaniah 3:13 - and Zephaniah 3:19 - and I will

Verse 27

I have: Ezekiel 39:25, Ezekiel 28:25, Ezekiel 28:26

and am: Ezekiel 39:13, Ezekiel 36:23, Ezekiel 36:24, Ezekiel 38:16, Ezekiel 38:23, Leviticus 10:3, Isaiah 5:16

Reciprocal: Psalms 107:3 - gathered Psalms 147:2 - he Isaiah 52:6 - my people Isaiah 64:2 - to make Jeremiah 12:14 - and pluck Jeremiah 23:3 - General Jeremiah 30:3 - and I Ezekiel 11:17 - General Ezekiel 20:41 - and I will Ezekiel 34:13 - I will bring Ezekiel 36:36 - know Ezekiel 38:8 - into the land

Verse 28

shall they: Ezekiel 39:22, Ezekiel 34:30, Hosea 2:20

which caused them: Heb. by my causing of them, etc. Ezekiel 39:23

and have: Deuteronomy 30:3, Deuteronomy 30:4, Nehemiah 1:8-10, Isaiah 27:12, Amos 9:9, Romans 9:6-8, Romans 11:1-7

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:17 - thou shalt Psalms 147:2 - he Isaiah 64:2 - to make Jeremiah 12:14 - and pluck Jeremiah 16:15 - that brought Jeremiah 23:3 - General Jeremiah 23:8 - General Jeremiah 30:3 - and I Jeremiah 31:17 - General Jeremiah 32:38 - General Ezekiel 12:15 - General Ezekiel 22:16 - thou shalt know Ezekiel 28:24 - and they Ezekiel 34:27 - know that Ezekiel 36:23 - and the heathen Ezekiel 36:24 - General Ezekiel 36:28 - dwell Ezekiel 37:6 - ye shall Joel 2:27 - that I Joel 3:1 - when Zephaniah 3:20 - even Luke 1:74 - that we

Verse 29

hide: Ezekiel 39:23-25, Ezekiel 37:26, Ezekiel 37:27, Isaiah 45:17, Isaiah 54:8-10

for: Ezekiel 36:25-27, Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 44:3-5, Isaiah 59:20, Isaiah 59:21, Joel 2:28, Zechariah 12:10, Acts 2:17, Acts 2:18, Acts 2:33, 1 John 3:24

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 31:17 - hide my face Isaiah 11:14 - spoil Isaiah 17:6 - General Isaiah 24:21 - the Lord Isaiah 32:17 - quietness Isaiah 51:22 - I have Jeremiah 29:14 - and I will turn Jeremiah 31:40 - it shall Jeremiah 32:40 - that I Jeremiah 33:5 - I have hid Ezekiel 16:42 - and will Ezekiel 36:27 - I will Ezekiel 37:14 - shall put Hosea 2:19 - for Joel 2:19 - and I Joel 3:1 - when Zephaniah 3:15 - thou Zechariah 9:8 - no Zechariah 12:3 - in that Luke 1:74 - that we Acts 2:38 - and ye Galatians 3:14 - might Revelation 16:12 - that the Revelation 20:8 - Gog

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 39". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-39.html.