4382. To the foot of the work that is before me. That this signifies according to generals, may be seen from the things that precede. By the "foot of the work" is meant the things said above, namely, that the children are tender, and that the flocks and the herds are suckling with me, and if they drive them on in one day, all the flocks will die. That by these words is signified according to generals, is evident from the things there said. "The foot of the work," and then "the foot of the children," are spoken of because by "foot" is signified the natural (see n. 2162, 3147, 3761, 3986, 4280); and the natural is here treated of.