I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt,
&c.] The Targum paraphrases it,
``and as I brought them out of the land of Egypt, so will gather their captivity out of Assyria;''suggesting there would be a likeness between the one and the other. Egypt may denote the state of distance and bondage in which all men are by nature; and the Jews, at their conversion, will be brought out of it, into the glorious liberty of the children of God, by the mighty arm of the Lord, according to his purposes and promises. Moreover, as Cocceius observes, Egypt may signify Rome, or the Romish jurisdiction, which is spiritually called Egypt and Sodom, ( Revelation 11:8 ) for darkness, idolatry, tyranny, and cruelty; and out of which the Jews, as many of them as are there, will be brought at the time of their conversion: and gather them out of Assyria;
``and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and the sanctuary, and it shall not be sufficient for them;''that is, to hold them. The Septuagint render it, "and not one of them shall be left": all Israel shall now be converted and saved, though their number will be as the sand of the sea, ( Hosea 1:10 ) .