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Ezekiel 39:4

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39:4 You will fall dead on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the people who are with you. I give you as food to every kind of bird and every wild beast.

Ezekiel 39:11-20

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39:11 “‘On that day I will assign Gog a grave in Israel. It will be the valley of those who travel east of the sea; it will block the way of the travelers. There they will bury Gog and all his horde; they will call it the valley of Hamon-Gog. 1  39:12 For seven months Israel 2  will bury them, in order to cleanse the land. 39:13 All the people of the land will bury them, and it will be a memorial 3  for them on the day I magnify myself, declares the sovereign Lord. 39:14 They will designate men to scout continually 4  through the land, burying those who remain on the surface of the ground, 5  in order to cleanse it. They will search for seven full months. 39:15 When the scouts survey 6  the land and see a human bone, they will place a sign by it, until those assigned to burial duty have buried it 7  in the valley of Hamon-Gog. 39:16 (A city by the name of Hamonah 8  will also be there.) They will cleanse the land.’

39:17 “As for you, son of man, this is what the sovereign Lord says: Tell every kind of bird and every wild beast: ‘Assemble and come! Gather from all around to my slaughter 9  which I am going to make for you, a great slaughter on the mountains of Israel! You will eat flesh and drink blood. 39:18 You will eat the flesh of warriors 10  and drink the blood of the princes of the earth – the rams, lambs, goats, and bulls, all of them fattened animals of Bashan. 39:19 You will eat fat until you are full, and drink blood until you are drunk, 11  at my slaughter 12  which I have made for you. 39:20 You will fill up at my table with horses and charioteers, 13  with warriors and all the soldiers,’ declares the sovereign Lord.

1 tn The name means “horde of Gog.”

2 tn Heb “the house of Israel.”

3 tn Heb “name.”

4 tn Heb “men of perpetuity.”

5 tn Heb “and bury the travelers and those who remain on the surface of the ground.” The reference to “travelers” seems odd and is omitted in the LXX. It is probably an accidental duplication (see v. 11).

6 tn Heb “as the scouts scout.”

7 tn That is, the aforementioned bone.

8 tn This name appears to be a feminine form of the word “horde,” used in the name Hamon-Gog.

9 tn Or “sacrifice” (so also in the rest of this verse).

10 sn See Rev 19:17-18.

11 sn Eating the fat and drinking blood were God’s exclusive rights in Israelite sacrifices (Lev 3:17).

12 tn Or “sacrifice” (so also in the rest of this verse).

13 tn Heb “chariots.”



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