“gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth.” There are many verses that prophesy Israel’s return to the land of Israel. Although Israel did return from Babylon, these prophecies will be fully fulfilled in the Millennial Kingdom, as is clear from the context (Jer. 31:8-17, esp. v. 17). [For more information on Israel’s return to the Promised Land, see commentary on Jeremiah 32:37].