The LORD has trodden under foot all my mighty men in the middle of me: he has called an assembly against me to crush my young men…
1. It is a necessary duty in God's people to seek out all good means of their release from troubles.
2. God often frustrateth the lawful endeavours of His children of that good issue which is expected, and yet liketh well that they should use means to bring the same to pass.
3. The wicked have no power against God's people, but that which is given them from the Lord.
4. God's people are more grievously afflicted and reproached in the world than any else, and the godliest most of all.
Parallel VersesKJV: The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
WEB: The Lord has set at nothing all my mighty men in the midst of me; He has called a solemn assembly against me to crush my young men: The Lord has trodden as in a winepress the virgin daughter of Judah.