The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleIsaiah 21:9
And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men…
Or "of a
man" F24; a chariot with a man in it, Cyrus or Darius:
[with] a couple of horsemen;
the army of the Medes and Persians,
with their two leaders or generals, as before; only now seen nearer the
city, just entering into it; for so the word may be rendered, "goeth",
or "is gone in a chariot"…:
and he answered, and said;
either the watchman, upon seeing the
chariot and horsemen go into the city; or one of the horsemen that went
in; so the Syriac and Arabic versions; or rather the prophet, and the
Lord by him:
Babylon is fallen, is fallen:
which is repeated to show the certainty
of it. The same words are used of the fall of mystical Babylon,
(Revelation 14:8) (18:2) . The Targum is,
``it is fallen, and also it shall be, that Babylon shall fall;''
that is, a second time, and hereafter: and so Jarchi and Kimchi
interpret it of two falls, one by the Medes and Persians, and the other
by the hand of heaven, or God himself: literal Babylon fell by the
former; mystical Babylon will fall by the latter, even by the breath of
Christ's mouth, and the brightness of his coming:
and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the
either Cyrus or Darius, who might do this, not from any
detestation of them, but for the sake of the gold, and silver, and
riches, that were about them; or rather the Lord by them, and so put an
end to idolatry; as will be, when mystical Babylon is destroyed.
F24 (vya bkr) "currus viri", Pagninus, Montanus.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 21:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=021&verse=009>. 1999.