A problematic interpretation of this passage was spotted. This is a dream of Jeremiah, the prophet receiving vision from the Lord of what would come to be fulfilled. The verses from 15 and down are interpreted in plain sense to refer to the northern kingdom of Israel (i.e. figurative speech of Ephraim referring to them.) However, on the promise of God to restore and gather them back into their land, the interpretive lens is selective replaced with overriding assumption of the interpreter — that is of the supersessionism. Here, instead of a normative exegetic principle, a clear instance of eisegesis goes on, by imposing the supersessionic idea on verse 23.