Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say,
‘Return, unfaithful Israel,
says Yahweh,
I will not look on you in anger,
for I am merciful,
says Yahweh.
I will not keep my anger forever. Bible other translations

“toward the north.” Israel had been carried away from their homeland to Assyria, which was north of the land of Israel, so God instructed Jeremiah to speak his prophecy to the north. Although this prophecy is still not fulfilled, it will be, and Israel will return to the Promised Land in the Millennial Kingdom (Jer. 3:18; Ezek. 37:15-28). [For more on the Millennial Messianic Kingdom on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth].

Commentary for: Jeremiah 3:12