Ezekiel 39:28

28 Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God because I sent them into exile among the nations, and then gathered them into their own land. I will leave none of them behind;

Ezekiel 39:28 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 39:28

Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God
(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.

Ezekiel 39:28 In-Context

26 They shall forget their shame, and all the treachery they have practiced against me, when they live securely in their land with no one to make them afraid,
27 when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies' lands, and through them have displayed my holiness in the sight of many nations.
28 Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God because I sent them into exile among the nations, and then gathered them into their own land. I will leave none of them behind;
29 and I will never again hide my face from them, when I pour out my spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord God.