The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleEzekiel 38:14
Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say unto Gog…
these are his thoughts and designs, and those his big words, and which
he will endeavour to put in practice, and be applauded for it by
others; deliver this prophecy to him, or concerning him:
thus saith the Lord God, in that day when my people of Israel dwelleth
safely, shall thou not know it?
that Israel are returned to their own
land? that they dwell in it safely? that they have abundance of cattle,
gold, and silver that they have no walls, gates, and bars to protect
them? that they live without fear or suspicion of any enemy to annoy
them, and therefore may be easily surprised and taken? this, when it
comes to pass, will soon be known by the Turks, through their spies and
informers: or, "shall thou not know?" F17 or experience the divine
vengeance for thy wicked thoughts, intentions, and attempts against
Israel? he should. So the Targum,
``shalt thou not know the vengeance of my power?''
or shalt thou not know that all attempts to make them uneasy and
uncomfortable will be in vain?
F17 (edt) "experturus esses", Junius & Tremellius; "experieris,
scil. poenam meam", Piscator.