Lamentations 1:15

Hebrew Bible

13 מ (Mem) He sent down fire into my bones, and it overcame them. He spread out a trapper’s net for my feet; he made me turn back. He has made me desolate; I am faint all day long. 14 נ (Nun) My sins are bound around my neck like a yoke; they are fastened together by his hand. He has placed his yoke on my neck; he has sapped my strength. The Lord has handed me over to those whom I cannot resist. 15 ס (Samek) He rounded up all my mighty ones; the Lord did this in my midst. He summoned an assembly against me to shatter my young men. The Lord has stomped like grapes the virgin daughter, Judah. 16 ע (Ayin) I weep because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one in sight who can comfort me or encourage me. My children are desolated because an enemy has prevailed. 17 פ (Pe) Zion spread out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The Lord has issued a decree against Jacob; his neighbors have become his enemies. Jerusalem has become like filthy garbage in their midst.

Revelation 19:15

New Testament

13 He is dressed in clothing dipped in blood, and he is called the Word of God. 14 The armies that are in heaven, dressed in white, clean, fine linen, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth extends a sharp sword so that with it he can strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod, and he stomps the winepress of the furious wrath of God, the All-Powerful. 16 He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: “King of kings and Lord of lords.” 17 Then I saw one angel standing in the sun, and he shouted in a loud voice to all the birds flying high in the sky: “Come, gather around for the great banquet of God,

 Notes and References

"... Additional meanings of the imagery of being under the feet include disdain, defilement and judgment. Disdain, especially for despised persons such as Jezebel (2 Kings 9:33; compare 2 Kings 7:17, 20; Isaiah 14:19), is shown by trampling their corpses underfoot. Seating the poor at one’s footstool is likewise an act of disdain (James 2:3), as is shaking off the dust of one’s feet (Mark 6:11). Pearls are defiled under the feet of swine (Matthew 7:6); foreigners defile the land of Israel (Micah 5:5–6), the city of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24) and especially the temple (Isaiah 63:10; Daniel 8:13; Revelation 11:2) by trampling it underfoot (compare the removal of shoes on holy ground in Exodus 3:5 and 1 Samuel 5:5). Treading the winepress is an image of divine judgment (Jeremiah 25:30; Lamentations 1:15; Joel 3:13; Revelation 19:15; compare treading grain in Jeremiah 51:33), the juice of the grapes vividly suggesting the blood of the slain (Isaiah 63:1–4; Revelation 14:20) ..."

Ryken, Leland Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (pp. 3044-3045) InterVarsity Press, 1998

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