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17-6

0/RE

PENT AN

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Sermon

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----t-h-in_g_t_o-:-b-e-:d-:o-n-e.-_-W-·

-h-ic_h_,-m-an_y_o-rh_e_r_w_a;_y_~-s-m-ig_h_t_b_e_m-ad_e_to_'a_p_p-ea~

none bemrthan tlus, here: That, at bfl:,all come ro lt: Sooner orlarer,all feekeit.

all men, if not before, yet

mm occlderet,

then, certamly.

·

.

All

feeke:

And among all,

They

fought: which word is not without his weight

here-_ For, what arethefe, that

Afaph

here meaneth, by

they?

Not

Saints.-

Not,ge.

neratloqu.ermtium, thcgenerationofthemthat

feeke Go o. But,they,rhat (in rhe

ver(e

before)

IVafled dll their d.tyes in vanitie, and their yeares in ttmnoyling in the IVorld.

They, idle, riototM perfons: They

fought.

~~rei-am,

Tbty

{ought

:

tbt1,

:md

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They

,that (in a

verfe

after

)flatteredHim JVith their lips

,and gaveHim all rhe good

words that might be, and meamno fucb thing. The

Hypocrites: They

fought.

They,

that

(a

little

before)grievorifly provokedthnnoJt High

Go o, with fjJee–

ches little bettcrthan blafphemie:

Can

Go o

doe this

i

Is there a

G o o

amongflm,

or is there

none~

And fo, in fl:ead of

q".erebant Deum,

qt~«rebant;

An Detu,

made a

quefl:ion, whethcrthere wer.e

any

to

fake:

That is, eventhe

very wicked,

and (of all

wicked, the worfl:) the prophane

Atheifts, They

fought : Even, atlafl:,

They

fought.

This, is the triumph of

Religion:

The

Riotot#

per[on, The

Hypol"rite,

The

<...dthfi11,

alllhallfeeke.

.

And herein is folly condemned even of her owne children, and wifdome jufl:i–

fied of her very enemies: Thatthey,rhat greedily feekelinne,at lafl: would be glad to

berid ofit: and

they,

that merrily fcorne Religion, at!aft, are glad to

feeke

toir.

They

llull

foeke:

And

1

the rime is fer downe, when they lhall feeke; and when

you lhall not faile, but fee them

feeke,

r_hat never fought

b~fore.

In diebtu juventuti;,

bot then:

Sanm faCl:m

eff,northen, neither

:

But,

cum

occzderet,then,certatnly.

C11no

occfderet,

Markethis

Cum,

when it commcth, and you lhall fee them, that flood out

all their life long, then come in.

The Heathen manfaw it with his eyes. 0 (faith the

Perfian

Mdfenger in

.1£f

chyltu)

when the Grecian forces hotly purfued our Hoafi, and we mufl: needs venret

over the great water

Strymon;

fi-ozen then, but beginning to thaw, when an hun–

dred to one, we had a.U dyed for it (that is

wm occlderet;)

with mine eyes, I faw ·

<fairhhc) when e,;,

:J ;;,,

&c.

ofthofe Gallants whom I had heard (before) fo bold.

ly mainraine, There,vasno Go o to

[eeke,,T',iux•lo

,,.,..,.,,then every one of them

on rh-ir knees, and full devoutly praying, theice might holdriil they got over.

011ofes

fawit, with his eyes.

Pharao

(who was at high termes,)

who

i;

the

Loll

0

you talke of?

(and anfwered himfelfe,

he kncJV nonefrech,

nor nothingwould doe for

Htm:) When

C11m

ocrtderetcame,hetooke norice,rherewas a L o·

R

o higherrhan

he: that,that L o

R

o

waorightcoris,

and he a wretched/inner, that fought

to~grace

at His hands. Marke but the tlmrting up of

di~it

injipiens

(their owne

Pfalme.)

When

(faith

David)

they have

in heart

fought to perfwade themfelves,Non

eff: feeke

none,

None there

i;

:

and thereupon

corrupted themfelves

,and

bec~me

moft loath!ome

in rheirlives,

eat11p their tenants,

;'IS

they would doe fo many

morfelsof bread;

made

a mockeof luch holy men, as fer themfelves feriouily

rofeeke

Go

o:

When all is

done, and

occtderet

come,

trep_idabunt timore,ubi non erat timor,

they lhall begin to be

afraid, where (tbey held before) no feareneedcd

:

And here !lull be the bfl: verfe

of their

Pfdlme; Jl!!_is dabit

e

Sionfalutem,

to

wifhforrhe falvation of

Sion,

which

they have fo oft derided.

They fhall (eeke;

and,

then theyfhallfeeke.

Till then (pof–

fibly) you ll1all, lofeyourlabour, ifyou tell them of

feekingof

Go o but and

how

good iris. They are (faith

Jeremie) ltke the Dromedary of the wilderne/[e,

a b•afl:of

exceeding fwifmeffe, (the female fpecially: )

O.ver hill and dale jheegoeth

(faith rhc

Prophet,) andfnr1feth ttp the aire Jlt her pleafrm, and who can over-take her

r

They,

that jcek2 her, JVill not 117eary themfelves, tillhermoneth :

And in hermoneth, whcll

lhee is bagged, then they will finde her, and deale with her well enough. The

~afc islike.

Age, fickneffe, deatharefarre off: Youth, health, andllrengthpof–

fdfcrhem: there is no comming to them, then. The moneth,

ct1m occMeret,

is not

yet

come:

But, comethat once (as, once irwill,

to

all) yoll !lull finde,

qtl.trebanl

will have his place,

Fiat,

It is!herefore G

~ ~>:s

qwne refolu1ion.; Thus He ref0l-

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