The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJeremiah 6:22
Thus saith the Lord, behold, a people cometh from the north
The Assyrians from Babylon, which lay north of Judea,
as in (Jeremiah 1:14,15) (4:6) :
and a great nation shall be raised;
that is, by the Lord, who would
stir them up to this undertaking. The Targum is,
``many people shall come openly:''
from the sides of the earth;
afar off, as Babylon was, (Jeremiah 5:15) .