It is evident from ver. 28, that some Jews were to escape the
general destruction in Egypt, and to return into their own
country, though but a few; and the same thing is implied in
the latter clause of this verse. But the former part excludes
from the number of those who should escape every individual of
those who are properly termed "the remnant of Judah;" those
who had willingly and rebelliously "set their faces to go into
the land of Egypt to dwell there," on a presumption that they
knew better than God how to consult their own restoration.
The few, then, who were destined to escape, were to be such as
had come into the land of Egypt with Johanan by compulsion, or
had previously fled thither, or in some other less offensive
manner, and chanced to be there when the storm burst upon
* which are.
* shall escape.
27 42:17 Mt 23:33 Ro 2:3 Heb 2:3
* which they.
* have a desire. Heb. lift up there soul. for none.
28 Isa 4:2 10:20 Ro 9:27 11:5,6