I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in my anger…
What are the appointed resources for this spiritual loneliness?
1. Christian fellowship. We are one in Christ. Our fellowship is with Him, and through Him with one another.
2. Direct communion with Christ.
3. We are not alone, for the Father is with us.
4. More intimate union than we can enjoy here is reserved for us in heaven: Shall not this hope bring us into nearer and happier fellowship even here?
(A. P. Peabody.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
WEB: "I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man with me: yes, I trod them in my anger, and trampled them in my wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled on my garments, and I have stained all my clothing.