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Ofthe

NATIVITIE.

Sermon

2-.

Bur, there is another fenfe; when the

Law

is taken forrhe

punijbment

due by the

L•w.

It is

13 . 4 ,

that which our

Prophet

meanerh (in the 53;

Chap.)

when he faith,

Pofuit.Juptr hnmeros, Hu

.•

&c.

bath latdupon Hu }boulders,tbc mrqutttes ofm a!f.

And,not agamfr H1s w1ll;

C•me

(faith He)

..

,,h.~~:

you tbat .rrebeavie l•den,and

l

wiHrefrefh

yor~,by

loding my felfe; take it from your neckes,and

L k

lay it on

mineowne~

Which his

f11fering,

though itgrewfoheavie, asirwtungfrom Him

" '·::·. plcintie of

team, aflrongcrie,

a

(we&tof bloud,

(iuch was theweightof it;) yet would He

Ioh.>9·l"

nor call ir·off, but,there held it frill,till it made Him

bow diJWne'Hu headandgive up the Ghoft.

If He ·had difcharged it, it mull havelight upon us; (it was the

nke

of our burthen,

as inrhe

veife

He termcth it:) If it had light upon

u~,

it had preffed us downero

HeU;

fo infup–

portable was it. Ratherrhanfo, He did it frill,and bare it; and did that, which never

Prince

did,

dyed

for His

Govtrnment.

It was not for nothing (we fee) that,of

rh~

Childe borne,

no

part but the

}boulders

is

memioned: for; that (we fee) inthis

Childe,

is a part of fpeciall

im-

ploymenr.

.

.

·

2.

The other point of

d~rence

betweene Him and other

Governortrs.

When we fay,

[on

Hu

jhi111lders

,]

this we f.1y;

onno other}boulders, but

Hu.

For, others,'(by.

011ofesexample,

Exod.

,s.

uponiahrves

advice,and

Gods

owne

allowance,)

may,and doe layoff,and uanflare their bur.

'i·

then, (if it be too heavie) uponothers,and fo eafeir,in part: Not fo, He: it could not befo;

in His.

He,andHealone:

He,andnonebutHe:VponHuownejboulders, andnonebutHis

ir ..

63.J.

owne, bare He all.

He trodthe wine-pref!e,

and bare the bunhen

Sp/m,alone; Et vir de Genti–

bU<,

and,

ofallthe T&tions,therew.u not aman with Him.

VjJOn

Hi4

only

jhouldm

did the bur–

then only refi.

Now,from thefe twodoth the

Prophet

argue to athird

:to

the point (here)i:>fprincipall

3

intendment. That' if, for His

government

fake, He will.bearefogreatrhings; bearerheir

Mat ,s.'l•

we&kenej[es,

as

the loftjheepe;

beare their

.fins,

as

the Sc•pe-goilt:

He will,over

thegovemmme

Lcv;,,

:~:it

felfe, (as in

.t:>

eut.3z.

He maketh the Simile,) llretch

forth hi1 wings,

iH

tbe

Eag!eowrher

s,9-

yormg-ones,

and take them, and beare them betweene His pinions; beare them; and beare

0

~'·

:;:

them through. They need take no thought: Noman!hall

take them ont •fhu hands;

no mam

loh.Io.•

s. reach them

offHisjbsulders.

He had begun foto carr}" them;and thorow He would frill car–

ry them : At leaft-wife, till this

Childlmmanuel

were

borne.~

Till theh, Hewould: and not:

<hi.++

wax weary,nor call them off. And

(liked~e

Scape.goat

)·bear-e

thcir

.fins;

and

(

lilce

the

E&gle)

·

beare up their ellate,tiU

thefulntjfe

of

time

came,and He,init,with

thefulne[J'e

•f

•flgrace

•ml

,

blefing.

And this point I hold fo material!; as

Puer

natttO,nothing,and

Fiti.u

c/.ttU<

,~much,

witho.ut

l'rinceps,oneratU<:

For,that is

all

in 0\ll,and,of the three,thechiefe.

·.

·

.

'ANd now, whatis all ;his to

us~

Yes; tom,itis;andthar,twice.ov'er;for f.tiling; We

\fh!!:

come now to

lookeanotherwhileintoourintmftto~t,

andourbenefitbyit.

Nobisi'i.

' cond

_,.cquifltive po.fitm :

We get by it; we aregainers by all thts.

'

·

nujne

.

T.o

U<

;

not.to Himfelfe. For,a farre more noble

Z{pivitie

had He,

hef~re

a!lwirlds,

and

-~'i.mc-

needed nb more

birth.

Not to be

borne

at all; fpecially, not thus bafely to be

bmtt.

NQt to

_6«

ToPs.

Hiin tlierefore; butto us, and·our behoofe.

.· ,

Hcb. '-'

6 •

ro

*,as in barre'of Himfelfe, fo likewifeof His

Angels• .

'1{J![q1.1am Angel•s,

not

to

the

·:'

Angels

was He

borne,

or

given

i

but/o_

m

He was

b~th.

Not

~rrAngeHin Hea~encan

fay

!fo:

Y-uk.l.J

1;

bis. robis;

they can: The

Angels

f:ud

I!

twtce, NobiS natm.or'ifatm,they

cannot ;but we,can,

&c. '· " ·

both•

·

·

··

·

I.

,

Nohuexclp.fiv~~and

N,M

inclu.fiv't.Efay

fpeaks not ofhimfelfe onlf-,but (:iketh in

:A./tu:..·

Both are in

Nobi&; Efay,

an holy

Prophet;

and

A

hA£,

a worfe.than.whom you

!hall

hardly

reade

0

f.

Efay

includethhimfelfe,as havingrieed, though a

Samt;

and exdudeth

notAhaz,

Luk.uf.

from having patt,though

ajmrer.

Not only

Simeon

the

luft

l

but

Pat~tthe.finner,ofthe ~' Ttm;;:

· rum,~ndthefirllof

the

~or~<m.

.

.

·

.

. · ,

Inclufive:

not onely of

E(&j, andhisCountry-mttuhelewes;

lcls·of.alargerext~nt.

Luk•••

u.

The

t...A

ngell[9

intC:rp!'eteth it, tl!iY day, to the

Shepherd{~ :

-Gaud•um 1'-''dcrtt ommppfulo,

Ioy that }hall bte to aU.peopfe,

Not the people of the

!<We~; "

orrhepeople ef the

Gtntfles;

but1implytoallpeople.

Hisnamei~· r

•, us

CH

a

1

s T·,halfe

Helirew,h~lfeGree~~''l,e(~~&

.Hebrew; chrift,Greelce:

So [olted,-of

putpofe,

to

lhcw,I'II'et

;~qq

Gmku

h~v;c equaUIIIte~e!\

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