The prophet had just proclaimed God’s impending punishment and destruction of Babylon. At the same time He promised protection and restoration to the people and the land of Israel.
[ Mercy on Jacob] For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob.
PRAY ISRAEL WILL RECOGNIZE GOD’S ABOUNDING TRUTH AND MERCY.