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270

The

ftrft

SE

R M

o

N

cion of the Kings of

Iuda.

Wherein;puttingnot only the

Diademe

lm~

a

B.eg. ''·"·

Booke

of the

Larr

alfo, upon the Kings head; It

wa~

intended,

tha~

book

lhoutd

b:

a~

dcare

to

them as the1:

Crow_ne,

and they_equa!ly ftud1e to advance tt. And in putrin<>

EI•T

!~·

u;

the

Scepter

of

Iujltce

mthetr

h~nds;and

mlaymg the

key ofthe houfe

uj

David

on

the~

ihoulders, what elfewas requtred, bur, as they executed the on_e wtth their hand, fo

they

rh~uld

puttorhe other, .arme and ih<;>Ulder and

all~

Thatrs (as

Davtdhere

ex.

•Sam.l.•f·

l>iil.gg+

~C<Ir.JJ.lO.

Vcd'c

G,

p~effech

lt) rwo

Celebrab~imm

s,to

one

Iudicabo.

,

Thus was

flrengthened

the lirll:

Pillar :

and

fo~

the fecond; the

Holy

G

hojl

giverh

liim an honourable teilimony

(I

fpeake not ofhis Milirarie Iull:ice,I need nor,thercin

he wastrained up;) but that in peace,

he executedJrulgement andIujlice to aUhupeople,

Th~

Kings P!nvei'

(faith he

)loveth Jndgement:

Not

power

in

injttrie,bur

Power in

Judge–

ment

(faith

David :) Powertoedificatioll,

(faith Sr.

Paul) nottodeflrullion

that is,to

build up, nor, to decay the building. Therefore,Verruc and V:!lourwal)ted nor their

reward in his time. He profeffeth after,in this

Pfalme,The windlhould blow no man

to

priferment,outofwhat f<t!arterfoever it came,but God,

by his graces,lhould point them

, Chron.

11 .

to it. And fure,rhe diligent defcription,the

Holy Ghojl

ufeth of his

Worthies,

andmen

• s,m.•J·

of

Place,

lheweth him to have becne mofi exaCt in this point: Firfr, his

Three;

and

then afrer;his

thirtie

intheitorder; and that thofe

thirtie attainednotunto theftrft thm

but every one efieemed and regarded,in his worrhineffe.

'

And for deprefiing the wicked, it was his

mor»ing Worke

,as he teftifieth

Pfalme

tor. 8. and rhat (as himfelfe herefers <;lowne) in amoltheavenly order,wirh

Diw

11

uor......

firfi, as beltig fer over

mtH,

and therefore willing to lead

themwith the cords of

men

(that is) faire and gentle, yet effeetuall perfwafion;. And

'J'Vver didthe dew •fhM-

p,••••, ,'

:,

ven more fweetly refrejh the

grajfe,rh~tn

doth a favourable faying piercethe

infiri~tlr

,ftom

the mouth of a Prince.

Therefore, there was no dbrc in the Land,bur,in this Booke

(I will nor fay, hee mildely faid, but)hee even fweerly fung their feverall duties un–

to them: To his

Court

(P{~tlme

IOI.)

his

Church (Pfalmt45·) hisludges(P{alme

Sz.)

his

Commons

all in o·ne

(Pfalmet44·)

I will addethis, that if

V,wid

offended

inoughr, herein it was, in that he ufed

Di,·am toomucb,andFrangamnot

oft enough.

•Sam.rf.l,

AbfalomcouldobjeC!

it,when it ferved hisrurne: And, when

Davidwas

ro leaverhe

world, it lay on his Confdeuce, his Clemencie ufed in

loab's

and

Shemei's

cafe.

t.A

' Reg.>.

s

·

deare andpretiom thing

iJ

the meamfllilondin the eyes ofDavid(Co

he faith :) Andthat

:rra1.

7

' ''

4 •

made his peoplemore afraid

for

him, than

ofhim,~nd

to value his life at

ten thou{

mtl

•Sam. •S·l·

of their owne: and that,fo many

Subjefls,

fo triany of his

Guard:

Nor,fomany

Sub:

1

Sam.~•+

jetls/o

many

ConJJiratours,

as Saulcomplaincd.

.

l>rov.zo.>B.

Yet, becaufe

Clemencie

is but one foot of the Throne; and

Severitie,at

fome o-'

Ver.z.

ther time (for,

Cum acceperotempm,

time mull be kept in this Muficke) cloth noleffe

fi1pport it: Therefore, where

fayingwill

not fervc,nor

jinging; .Frangdm

mufl: fomc·

k

times beeufed; where the

Rod

contemned, let the Swordbedrawne. lt is

Gods

owne

11

"

·"·

9 '

10

'

courfe. If he,for all

dieam,

lift up his horne againfl:

God

or good orders, faw off his

•S=.••

" ·

horne; if he doe frill

mmilJftonte minit•ri, Caput ejtu mittetur adte,

was

Davlds

Iu–

ll:ice, Take offhis head.

For,dicam

is the

chArme

he fpeaketh of: which (ifthe viper

!'f,l.r

s.r.

fiop nor his w·e) will doe him good: Ifit doe not,

contunde in theriacam,he

mufr bee

btuifed and made into Mithridate, that others may be amended by him,feeing hec

would nor be amended by others.

Thus did

David

repaire

Sauls

ruines; rhefe arc his freppes, thus did heelhew

Himfelfe. as goo.d as his

p~omife

(here) a Skilfull

'l.holder

of th.efe two maine

Pi/.

tan,

which beare up and gtve' frtength to every Lan • And by thlS meanes,hechan–

ged both the Nature and name ofhis Countrey; finding it

Ie6tu

(that is)

,·onculcata,

(and fo, indeed, it was a Citie contemned andtroddendownewithevery foot:)

And leaving it a new name,

Iemfatem;

andfoir was

Salem Ieru,

a Cirieto beefea–

!ed and envied of all round about it. So, the

land

grew

prong,and

the

Pi/tarsfajl;

a.nd

.

DAvJd,