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rnay take, when we will,out of

Liber Bellomm Domini?the

booke of

God's

batc-Jiles.

.

Wteked words

liril:.

Prefumptuous

terme~

oftrufl:

m,

out

OWl)

.fl:rength :

1

ri{ill

go~ ,

1

"/1purfue andovertake: I rvtfldivtde thejfotle

Phara• s

words, the canf'tt.o6his pe-

·o'·

and all hishofl: (ExDd.r5 .) To keep them{r:om that.

Rtlhfakeh's

blk kemou-

.

~~

1

:rtlafphemie:

Let not ilezekiah caufeyoutDtrufl in God.over m11rh

·: .r:h~~nainent

.E<od.'5·9·

caufe of the overthrow ofthe ho.fl:

of.Asjluer (

E(ay.36.)

to

l<cepe.~hemfrom

that. .

Ell. 36 ., 5 ,

And iffrom words;

~rom

rvtck;d workes

much~arher

·\)(chJ~ rfi~,f~t

rs/Sach-

, , ,

leoe:

Al"'tbema in medto tilt

,n~n

poteru flare. coram hofltbm

lt1~

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n

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to"'Iojrta)

Thecaufeof the armtes rtufcarrymg; before

A~,

To·:ketpnhem!:fro(n

that

rolh.

7

~ ..,,

,;,

n•ickednejfe.

Such fl1amefull abufesas.was that at

Gtbea.:·'tnl!

e')lpre'flild.c)Jufepf

~he

dellruchonof a whole Tnbc. To

k~eperh~nJ

from thar-_

pro~lJanH1g·}J~IJ<trefTelsor

Jud., 9 .

h•IJ!I•ces

with unholy uf.1ge:rhe rume of

Balthafar,and

wtrh

mm

oftbe

v>li1'Jiecha1-

Dan.p ..

J

4

•n

Momrchie. To keepe themfelves from that.

Corruprmg ortr compafton,,and ea-

Amos ,_, , .

fling

ojfpitie q11ite,

and fpilling bloudliknhter: thdln

oLEdom;

~d

!he

bufc

h~

cook luch a foile, as he was never a people fince.To keep them from that wtckcdnes

From thcfe andfrom the refl:;you !hall havd time

to

read cherri,I haire nor

to

fpeal<e

them.

Arming

themfdves with a

mindto ceafefrom fin, lueping't/Jeir v effe!s holy : htt-

ving pay wherewith they may.be content

,~nd

betng conunt wtt!i tlmr pay:Et.nemmem con-

Luk.3.si;

ctttientes

(fatth S.

John Bapti}l .-)

not bcmg

TPrrentcs Be!Ml,

land-flouds of ;vtckednes.

Or, if this

will

not

be,tharprivate conformity

will not kecpe them ;

atl~afl:,

that

pu6~

like authoritiedoe

tt : that

kept

they may be, one way or other from tr; If

Acban

will

fo far forger

him~elfe,

as

tofin

in

the execra6!ething :

0

r

Zimri,

to play the wretch,

andabufe himfeltein thecampe: Let

lofr,alind

out

Achan,

and fee him have his due•

nnd

Phinees

follow

Zimri1

and

'.~.'.~N<Ihli~n,f.?!:]~.:~~~f(1,~f,~flt.~~ ·~ft:lf~i9ne;

a.nd rhe

villani~

of

th~ other:b1'WP.O,v~d;~l(,~~~~tt,~5,_!1tMP,~f~

_

,[ftmf'!l§~l~~

tmg

and pullmg downe GoD' swt'.ith upMtl\e'whole'R"ull:.

for,llfttt

if:iS,'-F fmue s

Prar..os

jd;

ftanding up

andexwningjtt~gement;

hath rhe force of a prayer, no leffethan

Mofe's

to>.•1;

flanding in thegap

to make mterceffion: and both ahke forctble, to turne awayGud'

s

anger, and to remove evillfrom the midfl:of

lfrael.

This advicds tO takeplace,as in them

thAt

g•e(as beforehath becnc touched) ro;

in us likewifc

that flay at home :

that what theone build, the other defl:roy not; Nor,

by

Mofe's

excrcife

ofprayer,and

unceffant prayer ; or

Iofaphat'

scxercife of

fafling

and

abftinence,

z chro.zo.

(both,arc out ofthe compaffeof the

text : )

but (that which

•Chro. >o.i;

is

in

it) by

t11rning from'fin to God,

and that, with a ferious, no fl1allow; and an in-

ward, not hollow repentance. Not confeffing our finnes

to

day, and committing

them tomorrow :But evet:y one

Caying,Dixi Crejlodiam,I havtfayd,I will

henceforth

l'iai.

19 .,;

more narrowly

look to my wayes;

at leaft,whilethe found ofwar is in our eares. Thin-

,king with onr

fd.~e~,it-i~n?w

.w..j!f,

~~.i?. n\JA'W,O~imer<;>~c~-

Sp,~;

and fepmtebe-

.

tween H1m

an~~hts.Heclf!J1l~,tnne of~i~

helpe

an.~r.o

8'£1oR

:By

entnng mto

that good and vcrtlious confiderat(onof

lf.rta s

:The

Arke

o{i)f1Jordand

alii

frael and

,

s,m,

1

t.n;

Juda dwellin

Tents,

Ioab andtheJervants

af'our

Soveraigni!ahjt/e.iiJ the Oftn

fields,

and

Jhall wepermit our{elves

:U

r~nteh"'

wewotdd,in tlie time of

pepce,aod,noc conforme our

felves,

m

abridging fome part of our

won'~dJi'b~t'tie, ~dJo~~ring

ro enjoy the

pleaflmsef fin

for a

feafon?

T~ conchid~,'i:f~

1ve

!h.all

1

·~I~.hen

1ve fl1all be tempted

to any of our former fins,to thtok upon

Go;/,:r

own count.fll,even Goo'

s

ownc coun-

fellfrom Goo'

s

ownemourh,

Memento helli &.nefeceris:

To remerriber the

Camp,

lob

4o.i1.

and

not to doe it: To thinke upon them in the

fi~lds,andtheirdanger;

and for their

fakes, and forrheir fafetics ro forbeare it.

·

.

Thus,ifwe fl1all endevour our felves,and efchew our ownwickedneffe,our hofl:s

~aU

goe for:h in the{lrength of the Lord,

and the

Lord

fl1all goe with them and order

t

etr attempts to an happie iffue.

He

that madeour forreine enemies

likea,vheele

to goe round about us,and not to

Pfa!.8;.•1:

~ome

neere us;fl1al! make thefe

"'jlttbbte before the

~ind:caufingfeare

and

faintnefTe of

1 bid.

hart

to

fall

upon them as upon

Madian:

fendin<> an

ea.-illjfirit

of diffcofionamong

Num.u.; .

t

cm as

upon

Abi~t•de,·h,

and the men

oCsiclie<;, :

caufing their owne

woods

to de-

Iud.pJ.

vour~