And I will make her that halted a remnant
That is, make a reserve of her, and not utterly cut her off for her halting or sinning; that there may be a seed, a posterity descending from her, that shall serve the Lord, and appear to be a remnant according to the election of grace; which will be the persons called and gathered in the latter day: and her that was cast afar off a strong nation;
Kimchi thinks this refers to the ten tribes that were carried far off into Media and other parts, ( 2 Kings 17:6 ) ; who shall now be a mighty and numerous people; and especially shall be strong in a spiritual sense in the Lord, and in the power of his might, in Christ and his grace, and in the faith of him; see ( Isaiah 60:22 ) ( Zechariah 12:8 ) ; and the Lord shall reign over them in Mount Zion from henceforth, even
that is, Christ, who is Jehovah our righteousness, shall reign over the converted Jews and Israelites in the church of God, often signified by Mount Zion; where they shall be assembled, and shall acknowledge him as their King, and be subject to his word and ordinances, and never more depart from him; nor will his government over them ever cease more, ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ) . This shows that this prophecy refers not to the that times of the Gospel; for then the Jews would not have him to reign over them; but to times yet to come, the last days of the Gospel dispensation.