The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 23:8
But, the Lord liveth…
Or they shall swear by the living
God; or declare the power of the Lord, as the Targum, in their
redemption by the Messiah:
which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of
the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them:
which respects not only the deliverance of the Jews from Babylon, which
lay north of Judea; but the conversion of many of the ten tribes,
through the preaching of the Gospel in the several countries where they
were, to which the apostles of Christ were sent with it; and also the
gathering of them together at the latter day, when they shall turn to
the Lord, and return to their own land; as follows:
and they shall dwell in their own land:
which has never been fulfilled
as yet of the seed of the house of Israel, or of the ten tribes; but
will be when all Israel shall be saved. F9 This passage is applied in the
Talmud F11 to the days of the Messiah; (See Gill on 16:14) and
(See Gill on 16:15).
F9 This was written about 1730. Although the Jews are now in their
land, they remain in unbelief to this present time and this prophecy
will yet have a more complete future fulfullment. Editor.
F11 T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 12. 2.