from the altar
14:18 from the altar. This angel apparently calls out from the altar of the earthly temple, urging that the vintage of the earth be trampled in the divine winepress. See also Joel 3:13; Revelation 19:15. This time the sickle of judgment is used not to reap a harvest of grain but rather to gather the vintage of grapes of the earth for the winepress of God.
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