Within this single and ominous verse, there is an allusion
to all four exiles that the Jewish people were destined to
experience throughout their long history until the Messianic time,
which has still yet to occur. And without exception, all of them
have come to pass as predicted, with the final exile, the "Roman
Exile" (Edom) still in progress.
Very briefly, by being scattered to all the corners of this
planet the Jews were performing a mission given by God. That is, to
live Jewish lives and do Jewish activities (mitzvot) in all the
corners of the world. This performs a spiritual "Tikkun"
(rectification) on that part of the world and the things found
there. You can find out more about this by reading the article
Every Jew is part of the grand scheme that involves a
Tikkun to this world. Knowing that can help you understand your