Then shall they know that I am the Lord their
(See Gill on Ezekiel
39:22); which caused them to be led into captivity
among the Heathen;
for their sins and transgressions: and so the Targum adds,
``because they sinned before me:''
but I have gathered them into their own land
being now penitent for their sins, and believing in the Messiah:
and so the Targum,
``and now, because they are converted, I have gathered them''
and have left none of them any more there
among the Heathen, or in the land of their enemies; everyone shall
be returned to the land of Canaan, be they where they will, as when
they came out of Egypt: and this is typical of the salvation of
God's elect, or mystical Israel; not one of them shall be lost or
perish, but all shall be brought to repentance: this again shows,
that this prophecy did not respect the return of the Jews from the
Babylonish captivity; since then many were left behind.