“will gather you out of the countries in which you are scattered.” It is clear from the context that this gathering is not a return at the end of the Babylonian Captivity, but rather the regathering of Judah and Israel into the land of Israel when Christ sets up his Millennial Kingdom. That is why there is a judgment and a separation of the godly people from the ungodly (Ezek. 20:38). That judgment is the Sheep and Goat Judgment (Matt. 25:31-46).