The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleDeuteronomy 28:43
The stranger that [is] within thee shall get up above thee
In wealth and riches, in power and authority, in
honour and dignity. This Manasseh Ben Israel F18 interprets of the
Samaritans, whom the king of Assyria drove out of Samaria, and the
neighbouring places; but the design of the expression is to show how
mean and abject they should be in another country; that even one who
had been a stranger or proselyte of the gate, when in their own
country, should now be vastly above them:
and thou shall come down, very low;
into a very mean condition, to be
in great subjection, a vassal and a slave; see (Psalms 106:41,42) ; and much
more when reduced by the Romans, and sent to the mines in Egypt.
F18 De Termino Vitae, l. 3. sect. 3. p. 128.