Let all their wickedness come before thee
The Targum adds,
``in the day of the great judgment;''
but it seems to refer to present time, at least to the time fixed by the Lord for their ruin; and which the church imprecates, not from a spirit of revenge, but from a holy zeal for the glory of God; desiring that the wickedness of her enemies might be remembered by the Lord, so as to punish them in righteous judgment for the same: and do unto them as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions
she owns that what was done to her was for her sins, and therefore could not charge God with injustice; only she desires the same might be done to her enemies, who were equally guilty: some render it, "glean them" F17
; or rather, "gather them as a vintage"; or as grapes are gathered: "as thou hast gathered me"; as thou hast took me, and cast me into the winepress of thy wrath, and there hast trodden and squeezed me; see ( Lamentations 1:15
) ; so do unto them: for my sighs [are] many, and my heart [is] faint
her sighs were many because of her afflictions, and her heart faint because of her sighing.
F17 (wml llwe) (epifullison autoiv) , Sept. "vindemia", V. L. Vatablus.