Lamentations 1:12

Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, which the LORD has afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
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Glossa Ordinaria

AD 1480
O ALL YOU : the twelfth topic of indignation; for he seems to be displeased, because it has happened to him first. Historical interpretation. O ALL YOU THAT PASS BY : it is characteristic of the unfortunate to estimate by so much more their own suffering, as they so much less care to comprehend a foreign one, and the more they perceive their own pain, they do not agree to comparing a foreign one with their own. But more truly a remnant that is saved laments such things with contrition of heart, when the sanctification is destroyed, the temple is desecrated, the altars are overturned, the light of the chandeliers is extinguished, the books are burned, the priests and Levites are captured, the virgins and wifes are defiled by hostile lust, all things holy are contaminated. For these things and things of this kind the remnant that have been saved lament not without cause when they see their people lose earthly goods no less than heavenly. So has the Lord indeed MADE A VINTAGE of her...

Interlinear Gloss

AD 1480
Lamed- ‘discipline’ or ‘of the heart’; for what the prophet bemoans, is discipline for others and contrition of heart, that they may lament in a like fashion. all you- the saints. pass by- not having a permanent abode here; quickly. the way- Christ; I am the way, and the truth, and the life; of virtues. attend- with compassionate heart. and see- with the intention of charity. to my sorrow- Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is scandalized, and I am not on fire?; I have lost heaven for corporeal goods. vintage of me- by the goods of virtue; he who ought to defend; or he will make a vintage; through the Chaldeans or the Romans. spoke- through the prophets. the Lord- He who does not lie. his fierce anger- since I have provoked him; of judgement.

Thomas Aquinas

AD 1274
Here is exposed the captivity of the city. Jerusalem, and the tribe of Judah. First in interpreted these people enduring a severity of judgment, second, the judgment of the enemy's cruelty. As said in Verse 11: "Look, O Lord, and behold, for I am despised." Regarding a severity of judgment, two further ideas are advanced. First is set forth the severity of judgment in general, second in particular. As beyond said in Verse 15: "The Lord flouted all my mighty men in the midst of me, he summoned an assembly against me to crush my young men. Regarding the general severity of judgment three more notions are conveyed. First is exposed the very indignation of the Lord God, as to how He vindicates through judgment. Second is the severity of divine discipline regarding the Lord God educating through punishment. Like the next Verse 13 ("Mem") points out. "From on high he sent fire; into my bones he made it descend; he spread a net at my feet; he turned me back; he has left me stunned, f...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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