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Sermon z.:

is wdl; rhen, finne on and fpare nor; ir skills not grearlr, forrhelarrer.

i{J.'put

441

,i'll

.cou

p,a.

b re ec<ercill/4 bel/a confiJ!ere, factet

te

DiJmtnut caJere c.ramzmmZCf!

t{m

(fait;\

1

\Qbi:

·-

;r~he;to

Am.<zia.)

If rhis

b~

our conce.ir, fo rhe

Hoff

be.w.~l1,all

is

W(dl':_G ..,.

o·\.t)ll

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, ·"''',

reacrh you another lelfon (fatrh he) whtch Ihfl nor engl1fi1, ·A proofewhereofiW.ee

have, beforeGibea. Where rhe whole power of

ifrae!

(~oooao. ftron~) tr~ll:it_ttg,

,

in'theirgoingout [o

ll:rong, fell before,a few

Be»JaimW,

a fmallhandfullm

comp~n-

Iud,l,£.• 7;

fon .;nd (hewed plamly tQ all ages

to

comc;thausi,Hlt a

pan;~nspGt' al~,

to

goeforth

H ->dd

with

411

fi;ajl,

thougl11ie•1er fo well

appomte~.

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Let us then (asadviceleadeth us)

_m;~~e

up our penoqW1nh

ta~u'lg__,:voouvfe-~

Ittd.7.f,

rell:rainc of

fin.

For, whadinnc unrell:rained can worke, rho

valle~ ·o~

Achor;rilay

reach us; where, the inhabitants.

o~rhe

poore rowne of Ar, putro fltgllt

lofo.t·wjth

all hisforces; and all, becaufetlus !econd pomt was not well looked ro.

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Now this fecond point being within thecomplife·ofour proftff'N}n, andyCilh:l-.

vin<>fo

n~celfary

an ufe in

War,as

the fentenceis not perfeCt wirhour ir;n'IJy.ferw

tb

:mf~erthequeO:ion

(mornifually than advifedly

oft~aftour) _wh~tgooddoe_:liife

ch~~rch-men.?

What ufe 1s there ofthem (now) at fuch tlmes as th1s

~

Yes;rhere1s

itn

·

ufe ofthem; and that in

Warre,we

fee. The

Campe

hath ufe ofthis•place·; and they

that ferve there, ofthem that ferve here. Which G o o !hewed plainty' in the firlt

Btod.•7_·!~~

field thatever His peopie fought : and, when he had !hewedir, caufed it ro he're·cdil.

ded

adperpett.am reimemori4m

( rhey be Go o's owrle'words) thaeuhe fame coiufe

might be ever after holden in all. Where it is thus written (and

,ifJ,e'6eleeve iiot)'we

_,

, ,_... "–

jha!l

rm

be effab!ifoed)

that

I

ofua's

hav.ing the better,or going tdt

1

he

W?~fe,

depended

nor a littleon the fteddmelfe of

Mofe

s hands: and, that

Mofu,

·fraymg behmd> and

lhikin<> never a O:roke,did his parr toward the·attaining ofrile

vieto~y,not

mucltk<fe

than z?t•a,that

went forth

and feughr man(uUy.

PrAyer

t!flen is of

uf~: :

and rhoug_n vfe

be (faith Saint

Paul)

armed at all points from

~anJ

,,

fgot,

yet mull ·we

f!•pex

gnm14,

llphe.~.·~

over all, draw this; and arme even our very armour with

pr4yer and'fujplications. :

Bur whatavailethprayer, without

keefingfromfinl

Therefore,c6thararrnourgf,

Pet.•.•

~

Saint

Pau!'1,

wemuO:addeSt.

Peter'

I

too,

Toarmegur,felveswirhthumindif teajing

-

from fin, that our pr.yerJ may be ejftllua/1.

Therefore

MofeJ

himfclfe joyneth not to

,

our-going forth,

his exercife of keeping up our hands at prayer;

~ut,

thisrathetof

Nu"':o~·~l

keepingot~r

feetfrom fin.

The King of

Mo11b (Balak)

When he obferved.what prxyer

had wrought in the barraile of

Amatek,thought

to take the very like c6urfe, andfcm:

for

Ba!aam

into his Campe; to match

Prophet

with

Prophet,and

to oppofe

Prayer

unto-;

Prayer.

Bm, when

~U

his

a!tarJ

and

rammeJ.wOuld

doe no good;

Ba!aamknowing

well; thereis, in

finne,

a power rodefear any prayer, he commeth to the dangevogs

counfell

ofcatljing Ifrael tofin with the dat<ghten ofMoab:

Which was found too t-rue.

For,it

tttmeJto their

mine,and all rheir prayers would then doe no good. Here is

~h~n

_ ..--,

another ufe. For,

the chariot! anahorfu of Elijha,

the

rveapm1 of our warfare

(as the •

King. •P•·

Apoflletermeth

them) though not

carnal!

(if

God enable thetn,to

calt

down fuch Un...

~ ~~~l~·~~

\

full thoughts and wickeddefires, as exalt themfelvcs daily, and to captivate tb.em

to the obedtence of

CH •

x

ST)

have (cerrainely) their ufe to fecond the former: an<!

we,in our turne_s,

fervic~able,as

by

cryi~g

unto God by pr,ayer,and drawing Him to

the HoO:, who ts our chtefeO: and bell: fnend; fo, by crymg alfo ao-ainft

fin,

and cha-

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fing uaway, which is our chiefdbnd worO: enemie. Since then rhefe rwo have this

-mumall ufe either of other, let this be our petition(and withall, theconclufion of

~IS

part)

That.we fingle

th~m.not,

or leane to either alone, but rua;er them, as rhey

, anhdtogether mrhe

verfe,[o,mour care andregard,joyntly

ro keep time and goero:

!>et er. So much forrhem.

( . And now to enquire into the

reafonofthisco~tpling.Why

nowlWhy,at

this

tint~

I I I '

• 111

Warre) agi":ingoverfinne,

Forthat (indeed)rhey be not barely joyned ;but/o •

Th~ .~~;~!"'

Joy~ed,

asooetsmadetheantewlent, the·otherrhecon(equmt. One, the rime, and

~the

co•J•n•

(as

It

were) thereafo,lto inferrethe other. Truly

M

ofe's

Word['!)] w'ill beare both ""·

R4

eithe~