An end was to come upon the homeland. The repetition suggested a complete end, a final judgment. The term “four corners of the land” meant the judgment would embrace the whole land. This message, which was given about 612 BC, approximately six years before the destruction by Nebuchadnezzar, would have been uttered with expression. “Israel” was really Judah at this time, and the coming judgment included the “[whole] land” in the sense of the 70 years of desolation because of the failure of the people over the years to properly observe the Jubilees. The “four corners of the land” are a reminder of the four winds in Revelation 7:1. There is a relationship between the impending doom of natural Israel back there and the impending doom of nominal spiritual Israel in the near future. The words “an end, the end” indicate final judgment.