Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Ezekiel 38:17

    Ezekiel 38:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus said the Lord GOD; Are you 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 you against them?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Art thou he of whom I spake in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, that prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring thee against them?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what the Lord has said: You are he of whom I gave them word in earlier times by my servants, the prophets of Israel, who in those days went on saying, year after year, that I would make you come up against them.

    Webster's Revision

    Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Art thou he of whom I spake in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, that prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring thee against them?

    World English Bible

    Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Are you he of whom I spoke in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied in those days for [many] years that I would bring you against them?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus saith the Lord GOD: Art thou he of whom I spake in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days for many years that I would bring thee against them?

    Definitions for Ezekiel 38:17

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 38:17

    Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time - This prophecy concerning Antiochus and the Jews was delivered about four hundred years before the events took place. - Martin. Calmet maintains that Cambyses is spoken of, and refers to ancient prophecies, especially Isaiah 14, Isaiah 15:1-9, Isaiah 16:1-14, Isaiah 20:1-6, 21.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 38:17

    Gog - is not mentioned by name in any existing prophecy before Ezekiel's time. The reference here shows

    (1) that the conflict with Gog does not represent a particular event, but one of which the prophets in general had to speak;

    (2) that in the interpretation of Old Testament prophecy we are to look beyond special fulfillments.

    Events in the world's history come within a prophet's ken as parts of the divine administration whereby evil struggles against but is overcome by good. As every such conflict is a prelude to the final struggle, so its prediction has reference ultimately to the consummation here foretold.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 38:17

    38:17 Spoken - All these enterprises I have spoken of, and will as well defeat as I did foretel them.