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Preached in

L

x

N"

T.

c

David,and on thyjide,thoit Son oflejfe.

Whella Prince may fay ofhisLand,asMo{es

did of

Juda (Dettt.3J·7·) Hu ownehands ue[,.jfmentfor hun (iftf'e Lord helpe him)a–

gainjl all his enemies

:And the

~and

may fay ofth<; Pnnte,that wh1ch

SalomotJ

fetreth

downe,as the high commendanon of aPnnce,that

he~s

Rex Alkum

(rhar

IS) Ne

{ur-

gito, Rife

Tllll;

No rifing,agamlt lum, forrhat,they whKh

~ave

nfen;had better have

Proqo.3r;

tare fiill. And they both may fend word to the enem1e (1f he threaten to comeand

vi!it them) chcwordthat

loa<

lent

(2

Jl.eg.I4.Io.)

Tarryathome, andprovoke not evill

agdin.ft thy Jelfe.

This Muficke is blelfed; and fuch hath hitherto beene the fong of

our Nation.

.

- ·

What

S.rnuel

C1id when he pitched the

Stone of helpe

(r

Sam.7.12.)

we cannot

deny but we may fay the fame,

Thmfar hath God holpen m :

whofe

arme

i;

not)hurt–

nul,

;ho~gh

Pbaraoh's

heart be hardened. Hitherto,

Salvation

hath.G o o

Jet for ottr

walls

and

Br~lwarlw,

and our Pnnce,Pnnce

Allcttm;

and our et1em1e hath not

boarted

,

Rc&~d.H~

himfelfe at theptttting

off

hi; armour a< at the bttcklingit on :

and our Neighbours glad

to

lay holdof our skirts andJay,rve wzll beyorm,for

Wf

fee,God

u

wtth you;(Zach.

8.

I

o.)

Thegreat blefing of

Go n-having beene uponus

(Deut.z8

.12.)

ThouJbalt lendto ma.

ny Nations

,bttt

)halt borro•v of none.

Such

hat~

hnherto beene our fong: and,fuch may, ·

itlong be; yea, ever,

0

Lord. And, that lt may fo be, Davrdteacheth tile way of ·

keeping itfo fiill; Namcly,by

Settingfa.ft the Pillars of it.

Which is the [ec;ond prin;

cipall point : What

thisjlrength

is;and what the

Pillars

are

thatbeare it

up.

' .

The

HoLY G

1-i

os

'I'

fpeakingofftrengt~,namethtwo

(Gen.3>·>S.)

asCili~

deed) the Scripture knoweth no more:

1

Thejlrength

of

lacob;

and •

rhej/rength

of

raet:

1

Of

Ucob,

fupplanting, or prevailing over men: • and of

Ifrael,

prevailing

withGon.

.

·

Iacob's .ftrength

I call, whatfdever the counfell or might of man :1£foordech;

lli~

pmdentfore.ca.ft,

whereby hec over.reached

Ej411

(Genejisz7·36.) andLab.tn

(3o.

37.)

And his

bow and frriord,

whereby hewanne from

the<...Amorite (Genejis

48.

Io.J Vnder thefe two,

I

comprehend all humane firength; the firength of

~~

..

Bur, 1vhen all is done, wemult referveand keepe

:1

flrtngth

forG~d,faith

D.ivid

z

.

(Pfal. 59.

9.)

Who, if he forfake

Alexandria,

though it have

the Seaforhis ditch,

it

Nabum.j.S.

ilia!! bee carried captive: who if he forfake

Ephraim,

though they be

wellharnejfed

and

carrie bowes,

they iliall

turm themfel.,es backe in the

t!·•J

of batte/1.

Therefore, ever

pr.,t.

77 . 9 ,

Dommmcomn1eth in.:

(Deut.33

·7·)Iud~'s

own hands are{tiffi•·iefWi helpe,Si tu Iiomi-

ne, If thou Lord helpe him again{/ the tnemie:

And.Niji

Dominm,ifthat the Lprddoe

pit

keepe the hoz{e, andwatch the houfe, and

m~ke

fajl the Pillars, all is in vai»c (P{al.

I.27l Pro<.Jo.

1;

' 1.)

Joyne(faith the Wifcman)

Ittiel

(that is

DominMt meettm;)

and then, Fca/,.(rhat

·

is,Pr£vatet.o?)

will nottarry from you:

real

and Hegoe ever rogethei·. Sever

(f;;\~h

Davzdj

H11

tncurribm,Hii inequi5,

from

In nomine Dnnini,

thcnextllewes,you !hall

heare

of

them,is,

*

Ibi acidmmt

,&c.

There they

t<re

brottght dowpe andfallen.

Therefore

•pral.to.i;

we mull allow

Ijrael

a ltrength, alfo; without which,

Iacobs

for~qlt.(hall

failc: (for,

1Jecajlcthout thecozm{els of Princes, P{al.33.

I

o.)

and his

fword

too: For,I;Ie can-re-

batetht edge of the Jrtmd, P{al.89·43·

Two

(lrmgths

then there are

:

and rhefetwo

David

(here)·term·erh two

Pillar!

(~hat

_we may know what

beet~e

Pillars

of the

~and.)

For, fuch was the manner of

~

e

I,wlfh bmldmg: Arch.w1fe, upc>ntwomamePiltarstofcrit. Weemayfee1t

~

Shm(ons

~efi~e,Iudg.r6.29

.fo to be placed,as the two Supporters ofthe Temple

u

~

t bee m h1s two hands,that bowing them, all the Church mighr come downc

n~"

n

the1r heads. Such an arch of government

dot!~·

JJavid

herodev1fc; and

two

.ctlliiT'S

b

.

·

b

c

h

h h lanng1tup.

Hetellcthus,th~ybetwo:

andhctdlethuswhatthey epor,

h

fia',r/

ready named rhem,in the two former Vfes:

1

celebrahimru

tei

u

o

v ·.\

in

r e

'r

'

And, •

Iujliti.u jr1dicabo,

in the fccond. G o

o,

and

.Right,

the

Pillam

A:t

The