I’m reading the text in the NT Wright, Revelation for Everybody, and I thought about God threatening to throw this Jezebel character onto a bed for fornication. I don’t intend to question the Lord, but that doesn’t seem like it’s doing much about the problem.
I don’t know what translation Hon. Wright it using but I found some consolation in other translations:
NIV says “bed of suffering”;
NASB says “bed of sickness”; and
ISV says “strike her with illness.”
I get the feeling that a bit of irony was intended.