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'succeed, yet, at last, as Daniel xi. 45.
* assures us, this king of the north, or the
* Turk, foall come to his end and none Jhall
* help him. And God by Ezekiel xxxviii. '21, 22. speaking of Gog, and his army, 'says, '/ will call for a sword againjl him, '&c. every mans sword Jhall be againjl his 'brother: and I will plead againjl him with 'pejlilence and blood: and I will rain upon
* him and his bands, &c. an over-stowing 'rain, and great hail-Jlones, fire and irim
* stone. And Zechariah xiv. 12, 13, 16, &c.
* says, this Jhall be the plague, wherewith the 'Lord Jhall smite all the people that have 'fought againjl ferufalem: their Jiejh Jhall
* conjume away, while they stand on their 'feet, and their eyes in their holes, and their
* tongue in their mouth, &c. &c. So that 'they shall be consumed by pestilence and 'fire from the Lord, and shall also quarrel 'and fight one against another.
'At the same time the Israelites go through these troubles in their own land, 'we find, that those, that shall be in Egypt
* and Assyria, and perhaps also in other
* countries, will suffer great afflictions, but
* shall be delivered at last, and restored to 'their own country. For Isaiah xxvii. 12, '13, compared with xi, 15, 16, speaking
* as we apprehend of these times, says, 'it 'Jhall come to pass in that day, that the
* Lord Jhal/ beat off from tbe channel of the
* river, unto the stream of Egypt, or dry
* up the river Nile for them to pass over,
* and ye stall be gathered, &c. and they stall
* come which were ready to perish in the land *' °f AB'yria> and the outcasts in the land of
* Egypt, Sec. So again by Zech. x. 6, to
* the end, God says, I will strengthen the '. house of Judah, and will save the house of 'J°feph> or tne ten tsibes, &c. 5cc. Thus
* shall the good and virtuous Israelites be 'every where delivered; which leads us to
* consider the finishing of their restoration; 'while all the wicked among them shall be 'entirely cut off. Jer. xxx. 23, 24. Ezek.
* xx. 33 to 39. Amos ix. 9, 10, 6cc.
'The restoration of the remainder of the 'Israelites still continuing in their disper'sion, follows immediately after the destruo 'tion of Gog and his army, Thus saith the 'Lord God, now will I bring again the cap'tivity of Jacob, and- have mercy on the whole
* house of Israel: And again, / have gathered 'them unto their own land, and have left
* none of then any more there, that is, among 'the heathen. Ezekiel xxxix. 25, 28. 'And this restoration seems to be brought
* about by his sending those of the army of 'Gog, which escaped that terrible destruc
[ * tion, to all the nations afar off, to tell his 'deeds and to declare his glory, i" willga
* ther all nations, and they shall come, and fee
'my gl°ry> &c- and I will fend those that escape
* of them, unto the nations, and to the isles afar 'off, thct have not heard my fame, &c. and 'they pall declare my glory among the Gen'tiles, and bring all your brethren for an 1 offering unto the Lord, out of all nations,
* upon horses, and in chariots, See. to my holy
* mountain Jerusalem, faith the Lord, Isaiah 'lxvi. 15 to 21.
•And 'And how glorious their restoration will
* be, the following prophecies declare. In
* that day the Lord Jhall set his hand again
* the second time, to recover the remnant of
* his people, &c. &c. Isaiah xi. 11 to 15. 'And in another place, Surely the isles Jhall
* 'wait for me, See. to bring thy sons from
* far, &c. &c. Isaiah lx. 9, 10. xlix. 22, 23. 'And again, at that time they Jhall call Je~
* rusalem the throne of the Lord, &c. &c. 'Jer. iii. 17, 18. And once more, in
* those days &c. ten men pall take hold,
* out of all languages of the nations, of the 'skirt of him that is a °sew, faying, we
* will go with you, for we have heard that
* God is with you. Zech. viii. 23. For the 'ransomed of the Lord Jhall return, and come
, * to Zion, with songs, and everlajling joy on
* their heads, &c. Isaiah xxxv. 10.' And how universal their restoration will be, may be collected from those strong expressions in Jeremiah xvi. *' I will fend for many '* fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish "them; and after will I fend for many
• " hunters, "hunters, and they shall hunt them from "every mountain," &c.
'The Lord will from henceforth also 'dwell among them, and his glory will be 'constantly visible in the temple. Ezekiel 'xliii. I to io. xliv. I, 2. xlviii. 35. 'And the Messiah will come to reside among
* them as their prince or king. / will raise 'unto David a righ teous branch, and a king 'Jloall reign and prosper, and fiall execute
* judgment and jujlice in the earth. In his
* days Judah shall be saved, &c. and this is
* his name, &c. "The Lord our Righteous"ness,1' Jeremiah xxiii. 5, 6. and xxxiii. '15, 16. And it is the fame person we
* apprehend is meant by David their king;
'/ willset up one Jhepherd over them, and he' 'Jhallseed them, even my servant David, &c. 'and I, the Lord, will be their God, &c. 'Ezekiel xxxiv. 23, 24. And again, I 'will take the children os Israel from among 'the heathen, &c. and gather them on every 'sde, and bring them into their own land:
* And I will make them one nation in the