Dave Burnette's Commentary

Ezekiel Chapter 39

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Ezekiel
Date Penned: BC 571
Overview: Messages of Hope (c 33-48)
Theme: Restoring the People (c 33-39)
Message: God's holiness will be vindicated (v 1-29) 
Ezekiel: Chapter 39 Commentary

(39:1) The story of the battle continues. The defeat of the evil forces will be final and complete. They will be destroyed by divine intervention. Because of this victory, God’s name will be known throughout the world. His glory will be evident and the nations will understand that he alone is in charge of human history. God will clearly show his love for his people by restoring them to their homeland.

(39:2) That God will “leave but the sixth part“ means that he will destroy all but one sixth of Gog‘s army. In other words, 85% of the army will die in the mountains. Thus the army will be completely immobilized.

(39:12-16) Two themes are intertwined. God's total victory over his enemies, and they need to purify the land to make it holy. After the final battle, Teams will be used to give proper burial to the bodies of the dead enemies in order for the land to be cleansed. Yet there will be so many that the Carrion birds will be called to “feast” in order to help dispose of the corpses. The message for us is an exciting one. With God on our side, we are assured of ultimate victory over his foes, for God will fight our battles for us.

(39:29) Both in this prophecy and in Joel chapter 2 God promises to pour out his Spirit on mankind. The early church believed this began to be fulfilled at Pentecost, with God‘s Holy Spirit that came to dwell in all believers.


Dave Burnette's Life Application



Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the Book of Ezekiel with Chapter 39. In our text today we see how God's holiness will be vindicated as the battle continues but the Lord prevails showing again He is Lord of All. In making application we see that since the Lord is in total control so we need not worry when we face challenges or difficulties in this life for we know who holds the future and who wins in the end. How about you? Do you see the how the Lord is control? Let us learn from our text today and the account of Gog and Magog to see that the Lord is in total control over evil, that the Lord prevails and will gain total victory.


Ezekiel 39

Ezekiel 39

 1Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

 2And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:

 3And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

 4Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

 5Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

 6And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

 7So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

 8Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

 9And 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:

 10So 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 rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.

 11And 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.

 12And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.

 13Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.

 14And they shall sever out men of continual employment, 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.

 15And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.

 16And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.

 17And, 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.

 18Ye 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.

 19And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

 20Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

 21And 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.

 22So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

 23And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed 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.

 24According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.

 25Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now 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;

 26After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.

 27When 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;

 28Then 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.

 29Neither 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.