For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
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George Leo Haydock
Back. The people were just returned when the nations around fell upon them, and were miraculously defeated. (Theodoret)
We shall follow the system respecting Gog, given Ezechiel xxxviii. (Calmet)
Most people, with St. Jerome, suppose that the general judgment is described, though some explain it of the captives delivered from their enemies. (Worthington)
For those who believe, salvation is in Mount Zion and Jerusalem. In the latter days, the Lord will gather the called remnant from the people of Judah, who with the apostles and through the apostles believed. He will return the captives of Judah to Jerusalem. He is the one who came to preach sight to the blind, forgiveness to the captives and freedom to those who confess the Lord and abide in the church, in which is the vision of peace. He will gather all the nations who are unwilling to believe, however, and throw them into the valley of Jehoshaphat. The Greek renders katax&#;, which is true to the Hebrew, that is, “I will lead you downwards, and drag you down from the highest heights to the lowest depths.” :.