The army of Gog and Magog: links to related prophecies
Elements of Ezekiel’s prophecy of the invasion of Gog and Magog are compared with other prophecies in the table below. The parallel prophecies considered include Joel, Zechariah 12-14, and Revelation 9, 19, and 20.
||Joel, Zechariah, Revelation
|Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
And I will turn thee back [Ezek. 38:2-4]
|Thus has the Lord God shewed me; and, behold, a swarm of locusts coming from the east;
and, behold, one caterpillar, king Gog. [Amos 7:1-2, LXX]Satan … shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog [Rev. 20:7-8]
|all of them handling swords: [Ezek. 38:4]||and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. [Joel 2:8]|
|all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields [Ezek. 38:4]Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: [Ezek. 38:5]||Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. [Joel 2:8]…having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: [Rev. 9:17]|
|and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, [Ezek. 38:5]And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: [Ezek. 38:15]||The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. [Joel 2:4]And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague. [Zech. 14:15]
In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. [Zech. 12:4]
And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them [Rev. 9:17]
|in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. [Ezek. 38:8]||And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city [Rev. 20:9]|
|Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. [Ezek. 38:9]||And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? [Joel 2:11]And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: [Rev. 9:16]|
|And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, [Ezek. 38:11]||They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. [Joel 2:9]And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. [Zech. 2:3-5]
the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity [Zech. 14:2]
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city, and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. [Rev. 20:9]
|To take a spoil, and to take a prey; [Ezek. 38:12]Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? [Ezek. 38:13]||whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. [Joel 1:6]they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. [Joel 2:9]
my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. [Joel 3:2]
and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; [Rev. 9:17]
|And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts [Ezek. 38:15]||But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea [Joel 2:20]|
|thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: [Ezek. 38:15]||They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: [Joel 2:7]They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. [Joel 2:9]|
|Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them? [Ezek. 38:17]||For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. [Rev. 9:19]|
|And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: [Ezek. 38:21]||Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap [Joel 2:5]|
|And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood [Ezek. 38:22]||I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. [Joel 3:2]|
|and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. [Ezek. 38:22]||and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. [Rev. 20:9]|
|And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. [39:11-12]
|and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. [Joel 2:20]|
|And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto 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 ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward. [Ezek. 39:17-22]
|And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. [Rev. 19:17-18, 21]
|When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;
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. [Ezek 39:27-28]
|But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. [Joel 3:20]|
|Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD. [Ezek. 39:29]||And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. [Joel 2:28-29]And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: [Zech. 12:10]
|Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: [Ezek. 47:1]||and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim. [Joel 3:18]|
|Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. [Ezek. 47:8-9]
|all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters [Joel 3:18]And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. [Zech. 14:8]|