The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJoel 2:19
Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people…
prophets, as Kimchi: or, "the Lord answered and said" F1; while they
were praying and weeping, or as soon as they cried unto him; or,
however, praying to him, they might assure themselves that he heard
them, and would answer them both by words and deeds:
behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil;
that is, cause the
earth to bring forth corn, as wheat and barley, and the vines and olive
trees to bring forth grapes and olives, from which wine and oil might
be made: this is, according to some interpreters, to be understood of
an abundance of spiritual blessings:
and ye shall be satisfied therewith;
or, "with it"; with each and every
of the above things, corn, wine, and oil; they should not only have
them, but have enough of them, even to satiety:
and I will no more make you a reproach among the Heathen;
for want of
food, and as if forsaken of God. The Targum is,
``and I will not give you any more the reproaches of famine
among the people;''
see (Joel 2:17) .
F1 (Neyw) "et respondit", Piscator, Drusius, Burkius.