For from the top of the rocks I see Israel, and from the hills I behold him. Lo, the people [of Israel] shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned and esteemed among the nations.
The literal fulfillment of this prophecy has been obvious during the whole more than thirty-four centuries since it was spoken.
The Jews have always been separate as a nation from other peoples.
Though conquered many times, they have never been absorbed by their conquerors or lost their identity.
The prophecy had to become true, “for the Lord put [it]…..in Balaam’s mouth” vs 5].
– The Amplified Bible: page 194.
Notes from: Dake Annotated Reference Bible: page 183
This prophetic future of Israel has been fulfilled from that time until now. They have never lost their identity as a people and have never intermarried with other races, except for a very few. They have maintained their own customs, traditions, and religion, segregated from the peoples among whom they have dwelled, and will continue to do so [Gen. 12:1-3; 17:6-8; Isa. 11:10-12; Ezek. 48].
DWELLING ALONE, literally means living in peace and security away from the strife, sins, and religions of the mingled peoples of the earth [Jer. 49:31; Mic. 7:14].
NOT BE RECKONED AMONG THE NATIONS, literally means that they would remain a distinct people from all others, and that God would not deal with them on the basis of being one with the Gentiles. They will always be a separate class of people [1 Cor. 10:32], and a distinct nation.