The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleNumbers 23:22
God brought them out of Egypt…
With a mighty hand and
stretched out arm, and he will conduct them through the wilderness, and
bring them safe to Canaan's land; he that brought them from thence will
not suffer them to perish by any means; it is in vain to attempt to
curse a people that is in such hands, and for whom he has done such
great things: Jarchi thinks this stands opposed to what Balak had said,
(Numbers 22:5) , thou sayest, "lo, a people is come out of Egypt";
``they did not come out of themselves, but God brought them:''
he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn;
that is, not God, but
the people he brought out of Egypt, being a mighty people, able to
push their enemies and subdue them, being numerous and strong,
especially as strengthened by the mighty God of Jacob; and therefore
their strength is expressed by the strength of this creature; for be it
what it will, whether the rhinoceros or the wild ox, or one kind of
goats, as Bochart F12 thinks; whatever is meant by the term here must be
a strong creature, see (Deuteronomy 33:17) (Job 39:10,11) and great is the strength
of the spiritual Israel of God, which they have from him to exercise
grace, perform duty, withstand and overcome all their spiritual
enemies, sin, Satan, and the world.
F12 Hierozoic. par. 1. l. 3. c. 27. col. 965.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 23:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=nu&chapter=023&verse=022>. 1999.