However, days will surely come, says the LORD, when it will no longer be said, “As the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites out of Egypt”; but rather, “As the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites out of the land of the north and out of all the countries to which he had banished them.” I will bring them back to the land which I gave their fathers. Look! I will send many fishermen, says the LORD, to catch them. After that, I will send many hunters to hunt them out from every mountain and hill and from the clefts of the rocks – Jeremiah 14-16:16
I understand this to be a prophecy pointing to the apostles whom Jesus called “fishers of men”. My question is who are the hunters in this passage pointing to?