When I shall bring again their captivity
The captivity of Sodom and Samaria, as after mentioned: the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria
and her daughters;
which some understand as what never will be, as it never yet has been: Sodom remains to this day a dead sea, and the ten tribes are not returned: then [will I bring again] the captivity of thy captives in the midst of
that is, it shall never be brought again, according to the above sense; but rather this is to be understood of the calling of the Gentiles, comparable to Sodom for their wickedness, as the great city of Rome is, ( Revelation 11:8 ) ; and of the calling of God's elect among the ten tribes, scattered up and down among the Gentiles, by the preaching of the apostles; and when the fulness of the Gentiles is brought in then will follow the conversion of the Jews, and all Israel will be sawed, ( Romans 11:25 Romans 11:26 ) ; for it is certain those sisters, Sodom and Samaria, were to be restored, and received into the church, and given to her for daughters, ( Ezekiel 16:61 ) ; thus the conversion, of the Gentiles is signified by bringing again the captivity of Moab and Ammon, in ( Jeremiah 48:47 ) ( 49:6 ) .