All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered unto thee, the rams
of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee
Nebaioth and Kedar were the sons of Ishmael, ( Genesis 25:13 ) , Ishmael's twelve sons, of which Nebaioth was the eldest, inhabited all the country from Euphrates to the Red sea, calling it the Nabatene country, as Josephus F2 says; these design the Turks and Saracens, who shall now be converted. The Targum is,
``all the sheep of the Arabians shall be gathered unto thee;''that is, these shall come with their sheep and rams, not to be offered up in sacrifice, for such sacrifices will not be used; but these, being the produce of the countries of these people, are mentioned to show, that being affected with the grace of God towards them, and influenced by it, will bring the best and chief of their substance to serve the interest of Christ, and glorify him with it: they shall come up with acceptance on my altar;
both they and their sacrifices and offerings will become acceptable to God through Christ, who is that altar that sanctifies every gift: and I will glorify the house of my glory:
with this large number of converts, and with the gifts and offerings they bring with them; the church is meant, which is the house of God, where he dwells and manifests his glory, the glory of himself, of his grace, and of his Gospel; see ( Jeremiah 30:19 ) .
F2 Antiqu. I. 1. c. 12. sect 4.