Now therefore the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of
the river, strong and many
Alluding to the river Euphrates, which ran by Babylon, which was a large river, full of water, and had a rapid torrent, and so is opposed to Shiloah and its waters; and these waters are explained as follows: [even] the king of Assyria, and all his glory;
his army, which was his glory, in which he gloried, and by which he got himself honour and glory. It is usual for mighty kings, kingdoms, and armies, to be signified by such waters, for their multitude and strength; see ( Revelation 17:1 Revelation 17:15 ) : and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his
that is, either of the land of Ephraim or Israel, and overflow the borders thereof, run over all the whole land, and possess its fortified towns and cities. The Targum is,
``therefore behold the Lord shall bring, and cause to ascend upon them, the army of the people, who are many, as the waters of a river, strong and mighty, the king of Assyria, and his army; and he shall come up upon all his rivers, and shall go upon all his banks;''or rather "its own" F18 channels and banks, as it may be rendered; and so denotes, that the king of Assyria, and his army, should pass the Euphrates, and come out of their own land, and subdue the adjacent kingdoms and territories, and particularly the land of Judah, as follows.
F18 (wytwdg-wyqypa lk) "omnes alvcos suos----ripas suas", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius.