39“Son of man, prophesy against Gog. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: I am your enemy, O Gog, ruler of the nations of Meshech and Tubal.H1121H120H5012H1463H559H559H136H3069H1463H7218H5387H4902H8422 2I will turn you around and drive you toward the mountains of Israel, bringing you from the distant north.H7725H8338H5927H6828H3411H935H2022H3478 3I will knock the bow from your left hand and the arrows from your right hand, and I will leave you helpless.H5221H7198H8040H3027H2671H5307H3225H3027 4You and your army and your allies will all die on the mountains. I will feed you to the vultures and wild animals.H5307H2022H3478H102H5971H5414H5861H6833H3671H2416H7704H402 5You will fall in the open fields, for I have spoken, says the Sovereign Lord.H5307H6440H7704H1696H5002H136H3069 6And I will rain down fire on Magog and on all your allies who live safely on the coasts. Then they will know that I am the Lord.H7971H784H4031H3427H983H339H3045H3068 7“In this way, I will make known my holy name among my people of Israel. I will not let anyone bring shame on it. And the nations, too, will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.H6944H8034H3045H8432H5971H3478H2490H6944H8034H1471H3045H3068H6918H3478 8That day of judgment will come, says the Sovereign Lord. Everything will happen just as I have declared it.H935H1961H5002H136H3069H3117H1696 9“Then the people in the towns of Israel will go out and pick up your small and large shields, bows and arrows, javelins and spears, and they will use them for fuel. There will be enough to last them seven years!H3427H5892H3478H3318H1197H784H5400H5402H4043H6793H7198H2671H3027H4731H7420H1197H784H7651H8141 10They won’t need to cut wood from the fields or forests, for these weapons will give them all the fuel they need. They will plunder those who planned to plunder them, and they will rob those who planned to rob them, says the Sovereign Lord.H5375H6086H7704H2404H3293H1197H5402H784H7997H7997H962H962H5002H136H3069 11“And I will make a vast graveyard for Gog and his hordes in the Valley of the Travelers, east of the Dead Sea. It will block the way of those who travel there, and they will change the name of the place to the Valley of Gog’s Hordes.H3117H5414H1463H4725H6913H3478H1516H5674H6926H3220H2629H5674H6912H1463H1995H7121H1516H1996 12It will take seven months for the people of Israel to bury the bodies and cleanse the land.H7651H2320H1004H3478H6912H2891H776 13Everyone in Israel will help, for it will be a glorious victory for Israel when I demonstrate my glory on that day, says the Sovereign Lord.H5971H776H6912H8034H3117H3513H5002H136H3069 14“After seven months, teams of men will be appointed to search the land for skeletons to bury, so the land will be made clean again.H914H582H8548H5674H776H6912H5674H3498H6440H776H2891H7097H7651H2320H2713 15Whenever bones are found, a marker will be set up so the burial crews will take them to be buried in the Valley of Gog’s Hordes.H5674H5674H776H7200H120H6106H1129H6725H681H6912H6912H1516H1996 16(There will be a town there named Hamonah, which means ‘horde.’) And so the land will finally be cleansed.H8034H5892H1997H2891H776 17“And now, son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Call all the birds and wild animals. Say to them: Gather together for my great sacrificial feast. Come from far and near to the mountains of Israel, and there eat flesh and drink blood!H1121H120H559H136H3069H559H3671H6833H2416H7704H6908H935H622H5439H2077H2076H1419H2077H2022H3478H398H1320H8354H1818 18Eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of princes as though they were rams, lambs, goats, and bulls—all fattened animals from Bashan!H398H1320H1368H8354H1818H5387H776H352H3733H6260H6499H4806H1316 19Gorge yourselves with flesh until you are glutted; drink blood until you are drunk. This is the sacrificial feast I have prepared for you.H398H2459H7654H8354H1818H7943H2077H2076 20Feast at my banquet table—feast on horses and charioteers, on mighty men and all kinds of valiant warriors, says the Sovereign Lord.H7646H7979H5483H7393H1368H376H4421H5002H136H3069 21“In this way, I will demonstrate my glory to the nations. Everyone will see the punishment I have inflicted on them and the power of my fist when I strike.H5414H3519H1471H1471H7200H4941H6213H3027H7760 22And from that time on the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God.H1004H3478H3045H3068H430H3117H1973 23The nations will then know why Israel was sent away to exile—it was punishment for sin, for they were unfaithful to their God. Therefore, I turned away from them and let their enemies destroy them.H1471H3045H1004H3478H1540H5771H4603H5641H6440H5414H3027H6862H5307H2719 24I turned my face away and punished them because of their defilement and their sins.H2932H6588H6213H5641H6440 25“So now, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will end the captivity of my people; I will have mercy on all Israel, for I jealously guard my holy reputation!H559H136H3069H7725H7622H7622H3290H7355H1004H3478H7065H6944H8034 26They will accept responsibility for their past shame and unfaithfulness after they come home to live in peace in their own land, with no one to bother them.H5375H3639H4604H4603H3427H983H127H2729 27When I bring them home from the lands of their enemies, I will display my holiness among them for all the nations to see.H7725H5971H6908H341H776H6942H5869H7227H1471 28Then my people will know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them away to exile and brought them home again. I will leave none of my people behind.H3045H3068H430H1540H1471H3664H127H3498 29And I will never again turn my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit upon the people of Israel. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”H5641H6440H8210H7307H1004H3478H5002H136H3069
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