I will also gather all nations
Or cause or suffer them to be gathered together against his
people; not the Moabites, Ammonites, and Edomites, in the times
of Jehoshaphat, as Aben Ezra; but either the Turks, prophesied of
under the name of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel, (
Ezekiel 38:1-39:21 ) ; and a multitude of other nations with
them, who shall be gathered together against the Jews, to regain
the land of Judea from them, they will upon their conversion
inhabit; or else all the antichristian kings and nations, which
shall be gathered to the battle of the great day of God Almighty,
( Revelation 16:14 ) ;
and will bring them down into the valley of
Kimchi thinks this was some valley near to Jerusalem, in which
Jehoshaphat built or wrought some works, and so was called by his
name: Joseph Ben Gorion
``the valley of
the division of judgment:''
and to me it designs
no other than Armageddon, the seat of the battle of Almighty God, (
) ; and
which may signify the destruction of their troops; (See Gill on
); and will plead with them there for
my people, and [for] my heritage
the people of the Jews, who will now be converted, who will have
the "loammi", ( Hosea 1:9
) , taken off of
them, and will be called the people of the living God again, and be
reckoned by him as his portion and inheritance; though not them
only, but all the saints; all that have separated from antichrist,
his doctrine and worship, and have suffered by him: whom they
have scattered among the nations, and parted my land
Kimchi refers this to the scattering of the Jews by Titus and his
army, and the partition of Judea among them, which is not amiss; in
consequence of which they are still a scattered people, and their
land has been parted between Turks and Papists F4
sometimes inhabited by the one, and sometimes by the other, and now
by both, on whom God will take vengeance; he will plead the cause
of his people, by the severe judgments he will inflict on his and
their enemies. This may respect the persecuting of the Christians
from place to place, and seizing on their lands and estates, and
parting them, as well as the dispersion of the Jews, and the
partition of the land of Canaan.
Hist. Heb. l. 6. c. 27.
De Bello Jud. l. 4. c. 5. sect. 4.
Massaot, sive ltinera, p. 44.
De locis Hebr. fol. 92. C.
Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem, p. 103,
106. Ed. 7.
Theatrum Terrae Sanctae, p. 172.
Written about 1750. Editor.