477 B.C.

Ezekiel 39)

1 Therefore, you son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD; 'Behold, I am against you, O Gog (see 38;2), the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

2 And I will turn you back (see 38:4), and will lead you on, and will cause you to come up from the north parts (in Alaskan border which will be their burial grounds), and will bring you upon the mountains of Israel: (The others will be smitten in their own lands.)
3 And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.

4 You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your bands, and the people that is with you: I will give you to the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 You shall fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, says the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the coasts (or, maritime lands): and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make My holy name (= set apart, see Ex. 3:5. See Ps. 20:1) known in the midst of My People Israel; and I will not let them profane My holy name any more: and the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, says the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and make a prey those that robbed them, says the Lord GOD.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give to Gog a place there of sepulchers in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall obstruct (or arrest) the noses of the passengers (probably on account of its depth): and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude (see v.2): and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog (= the multitude of Gog).
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
13 Yes, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, says the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out constantly, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any sees a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah (= "to the multitude"). Thus shall they cleanse the land.' '
17 And, you son of man, thus says the Lord GOD; 'Speak to every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the leaders of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And you shall eat fat till you be full, and drink blood till you be drunken, of My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus you shall be filled at My table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, says the Lord GOD.
21 And I will set my glory among the nations, and all the nations shall see My judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.

22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.
23 And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they committed treachery against Me, therefore hid I My face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
24 According to their uncleanness and according to their rebellions have I done to them, and hid My face from them.
25 Therefore' thus says the Lord GOD; 'Now (i.e. after the destruction of Gog; i.e. after the "gathering" but before the final "Restoration", and therefore before the Millennium. See 38;2) will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for My holy name;
26 After that they have borne their shame (another note of time, determining the fulfillment of the prophecy concerning Gog), and all their trespasses whereby they have treachery against Me, when they dwelt confidently on their soil, and none made them afraid.
27 When (another mark of time) I have brought them again from the peoples, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;
28 Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
29 Neither will I hide My face any more from them (another mark of time): for I have poured out My spirit upon the house of Israel (see Joel 2:28. Another mark of time), saith the Lord GOD.' ' "

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