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league with hell,and C\)ntinue

o~r

JYOJ;lted

cnter~pur(e

with wickepne!t'e ilill,aqd goc

forth _unto 1t when 1t beckens or calls, and be

[q

farre fro!l}

~tepjngftom

it,

tlpt we

keepelt as the apple-ofour eye,aod cherilh jtbetweene our breafls : if we retainethe

m.rkeofitinour very

fort-heatb,

and the

price

of it in the

skirts of ottrgarmeni:

for

not keeping from ir,He will keepe from us,and

wi~h-d~aw

His

h~Jr,e

from us,and put

us cleane out of his proreelion,

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Therefore, witJ'Iout

lmting ftpm fin;

there .is no keeping G,o n; out ofwhofe

keeping,rhereisuofafcty. '

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c.3.,,.,,

This advice being fo

full9fqeh~ofe,fo ag~ee~ql~

to

.re;fori.a11~

religion both,fo

everieway fortheir and for ourgpqd1 it remaine,th, yte fet our.fe.lves to rhinke of'

lt

of

the

lnftr•~

d

h

h

l

fiO.•,tot"P'

an keepeit.

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Everyowneretilrningt~

uowf!e

rflr~, tokno!f:fff.re(.asSa!d~pn_faith).

fi•m ftnne.

btS orpneplague,evcn

the

jimm

wherewuh he hath gneved G o,nJa.nd to

make~

CCilVC;

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Kmg.s.3s.

nant..with Himfclfe,from henceforth more carefu\ly to fiandupon his guirii;;ind not

tQgoeforth

to fin, oremertayne it as a friend,but to re_pute it a,s

ilfl

el1emie,a._nd to

kee1e

himfromir.

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Firfi, for the terme of

ke~ping.

When thougorft forth .:g.ainft.thy

tntmy

,goe forth

againfl: fin.

We

lhould indc:ftd goe forth againO:fin; and

pr~chfe

thofe military

im.

preflions, that are_do?e in

c~mpe a~ain~

the enemie: Give it the

alfault,a~nor. it,p~r­

fueJt,never leavelt nll we'hav.e dnveA lt away

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T.hefewe lhou\ddoe agamfl: 1t." But

the S.cripture

ojfer!!,th more

g~4ce;

and bids us (if n·elifl:

notsoCforth

"Z4i?fi

if,

oply

not to goe forth to it) but

keepe ourJrlves

(rhaqs)1l:and upon

o~r

defence, to

~e~

ltom.6.u.

good watch,that it

fu~prife

us noc,tJJ,at

itgef npy/omil!/on

~v.er

fH

1d9e bqt

'thi~ again(~

fin,and it !hall fuffice.

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Rom.G. ,,.

_But,this ll!ufi extend_ro

allwiclcednefe.

Wherein yer,

wed~

hiltpanum

t/(cert.,;rOf,;

ter mfirmttatem noftram,

fpeake afterthe.manner·9fmen, becaufe pf our

~firmirie:

retching this [!..A

/I]

no further, than humane

lnfirn;~itie,than

the frailty of

Olil'

nature

will

be~

re; tha!l-chis corruptible l!ei)J wherewith

w€

are_compaf[ea, and thisc:-:>rrupt

1vorld m the m1ddefl: whereof we hve, wlll fuffer and g•ve us leave. In the body we

put a difference:berwecne the foyle, which, by infenfible evacuations goeth from dur

hodicrs, keepe ·we our felves never fo carefally; and that, which is drawne forrh by

chafing or fwear, orotherwife

gott~!J

by touching fuch things wherewith we may be

defiled. Thar,cannot be refrained;This, falleth withinrefiraint. And even fo,thcre

is afoyle of fin, that of it felfe vaporeth from ournature(let the befi doe his befl::)

I fay not, we lhoul9keepeourfelves from this: J:lut, from provoking it, by fuffering

'our minds to wander in it;by not keeping our cares from fuch

co~any

,and our eyes

~zek.1

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from fuch occafions, as will procure it (as the

Prophet

fpeaketh)

by pmting the jlumb.

ling blockeof iniq11itiebejore our faces.

From

tl~at,

by thehelpe of Go o, we may

keepe our[elves

well enough. From fin's lighting upon our thoughts, it is impofli'"'le; .

it cannot be: but from making there a ncfi, or hatching ought; tha: we are willed to

looke to, and that (by Gon' s grace) wemay.

Andth~wordthat

Mo{esu[eth

here

-jl"'

,:l,

is not without a

Dixit

(at leafi)

in corde;

not withoun

(aying withi"

m,

This,

or thar,I will doe.It mufl be

diflum,or condiElum,Cayd

to;and (ayd

yea

to; or c!fe it is .

nor

.V,

,:l1·

The heart not relolving or

[aying,content;

but keeping it [elfc, from go.

iog forth to.any ac:t :though

wh'kednelfe

be n9t kept from us, becaufe ofthe

temptati.

on;

yet we are kept from it, becaufeof the

rcpul(e:

and with that,will

Mo_(es

be con·

tent at our hands,as our eflate now

is.

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But,with the[e provifoes. We fay generally,They

thatgoeforth,keepji-om all:

from

all fuch,both deeds,and words,as jufl:lymay be cenfured to be wickedly,eyther fpo–

ken, or done.

Words

(If

ay) as well as deeds. Forthe word

,::1,

beares both. And

indecd,ifin

.-ODdwords(as

in prayers)there be force to helpe: I make no quefl:ion,'but

·in

wicked w:rds

(as

blaJPhemies,

irreligious fayings,

Iocif fulmim

~ignis)

there is force

alfo, to doemifchiefe. Therefore

keepefrom all:

All thofe efpec1ally (as very rcafort

will lead us) which have bin :he ruine ofarmies in formet; times: a viewwhereofwe

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