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~etmtmiJi

H•tli<

Gtnui.

Begottm;

and

this day begotten: Genui,

and

Hodicgenui :

for,

begotten

Hechad

beene before. Another

begetting

be/ides this, Two

Cent~i's;

A

Genrtibcfore Hodif.:

Ex

utero ante

Lut:ifer~~m

gmui te,

faid the Loa n to my L oR

n,

in the

ex

Pfalme.

rt"'"·9·"·3·

Twtce begotten

He was.

This day begotten,andbegotten

~nee

Ltecifemm,bcfore

there

was

anymorning fiar; and fo, before there was any day at all; and fo, before any,

qued

cognominat~r

Hodic,

any time, that is called,

To day.

We are to take notice of both

the[egenerations,'

Of

chriji~M

ante Llteifemm;

and of •

Lt~cifer

11nte Chrijltnn.

Totake notice of both : but, to take hold of this

latter. For,that,ante

Luciferum

was not for us, His fecond

begetti1ig,His Hodiegen11i,

Mic.i+

His

thisdayesbegetting

is fmus, is it we hold by. Not,

by hisgoingout.fromevcrla–

fting:

not by

Hisolim,anteLtteifer~~m,ante

feculagenittM:

None of thefe.

Hodicge–

ntttM

is

theLa•v,

that we are to

preach :

(that is) not His

eternall,but

His

hodierna!lge–

iffl"atien,

Not as G o

D,

of the fubfiance of his

Father begotten before allworlds :

Gal.4-4.

but as

<..Man, of thefub.frarrceof hu Mother, borne in the world: when in the fi•lncf{eof

time

Go n

fent hu Sonne, made of awoman.

And that, was the

Hodi?gemti

ofthis

day.

Now the fpeculative

Divine

pierceth yet deeper, he finds

a

further myfieriein

Jlxit[.nu;.

thefetwo words,

Dixitgen11i

(that is,faith he)

dicendogenuit.

He

fayd

He

begat

(that

is) by His very

faying,

He

begat.

Wherein rhc_very manner of His

begetting,

is fet

forth unto us.

There is a very neere refemblance betwixt

DiJ<it,

and

Genui;

betwixt

begetting

:md

Jleaking.

To

beget,is

to bringforth. .fo, is to

fpeake,to bringforth

alfo.To bring

f<;>rth a

word,~d CH~IS'l"

(youknow)is called the

Word.

N'?w,when we fpeake,

etther we doe lt

wtthm,

tp our

[elves,

or

wtth011t,

to others. Etther of which rwo

may well be comparedto a like feverall

begetting.

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J.

'When we thinke a

Word

in our thought,and fpeake it there, within, to our felves

(as it wereinfilence) and never utter it :this (ifyou marke it well) is a kind of

concei–

'Vingofgeneration:

the

mind,

within ofit felfe

ingendring

a word,while(yet)it is but

in notion,kept in,and knowne to none, but to our [elves. And fuch was

thegmer•ti-

Hcb.p .

-o»

of

theEternallWQrd, theSonof God,

in the mind of His

Father

before all worlds;

and even to that cloth the

Apojlle

apply the

Gentti

ofthis verfe. And this is the firfi

begetting,

or

[peaking.

· ·

,

New,as the word, yet within us in outthought, when tirue comes that we will

urrer it, cloth take to it felfe an

aiery body

(ourbreath by the vocall infirumems being

framed into a voice)and becommeth audible

to

theoutward fenfe: <And this we call

the fecond

begetting, orfpeaking.)

Right fo,

theettrnai/Wordof God,

by

Dominu;

dixit,

by

the very breath of Gon, the

Holy

Spirit(which bath His name of

Spiro,

to

Heb.!o.r.

breath) corp110 a11tem Apt,ifli mihi,

had a

bodyframed Him,

and with that body was

brought forth,and came into the world. Andfo,thefewords

Genuite,

this very day,

the fecond time,verified of Him.

Genui,

and

Dixitgm11i

l

(ayd,

and.by

(aying, begot

Him:

For, how foone the

Angels voice founded in the blej[edFirgins eare,

infiantly

was He incarnate in the wombe of His

M

other.

Of both which words,

Dixit

and

Gemti,

we can [pare neither. There is good nfe

of both. Of

Gen11i:

to lhew the truth ofthe

identitie

ofHis

nature

and

ft~b.flance,with

His

Father

that

begat

Him, and with His

c..Motherrhat bare

Him. For, to

beget,

is when one living thing bringeth forrh another living thing, of the fame

nature,

and

.kind,

it felfe is.

1

i

But

(I

know not

ho;~the

termeof

begetting,the

very mention ofthat word,car-

: ryeth our conceit

ro a

matter of

camalitie:

thereforc,is the word

[Dixit]

well fer be·

fore it,to ibew,this

Gemti,

was not by any flelhly way; to ablhacbt from any mix–

ture of carnalluncleanneffe. That the manner ofit was,onel

y

,as the word is pure!y

and fpiritualJy conceived in the mind. The one word

[_Gemti]

noting the

truth:.

The

other word

[Dixit]

the, no way carnall, but pure,and mconcrete mannerof H1s ge·

ncra~ion.

And fo

1

have gone over, the five: termes of this

Law,

or (ifyou pleafc)

five

points

of

this Text.

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The