John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 20 (Isaiah 59:20)

And the Redeemer shall come to Zion ,.... Not Cyrus, as some; but the Messiah, as it is applied in the Talmud F13 T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 98. l. & Yoma, fol. 86. 2. and in other Jewish writers F14 Echa Rabbati, fol. 47. 2. , and as Aben Ezra rightly interprets it; and so Kimchi, who also understands by the enemy, in the preceding verse, Gog and Magog; and this must be understood not of the first coming of Christ to redeem his people by his blood from sin, Satan, and the law; but of his spiritual coming to Zion to the church of God in the latter day, at the time of the conversion of the Jews, as appears from the quotation, and application of it by the apostle, Romans 11:25 and with it compare Revelation 14:1 ,

and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord ; that is, to such among the Jews, the posterity of Jacob, who repent of their sins, and turn from them; and particularly their sin of the rejection of the Messiah, and the disbelief of him, and turn to him, and believe in him as their Saviour and King. The Targum is,

"and the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to turn the transgressors of the house of Jacob to the law;'

but rather the turn will be to the Gospel of Christ.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary