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Ofthe

PASS

ION.

Sermon

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Now,fPecially:

In the

ObjeEI,two

thirtgs offer themfelves:

I

ThePaf.

TheObje£1

fion,

or fuffering itfelfe; which was,

to

be

pierced.

z

And the

Perfons,

by

r~~:~~~ffl-

whom.

For,

if the

Propl,et

had not intended, the

Perfons

fhould have

o•it lelfe

had their refpeCl: too: he might have faid

~JPicicnt

in Eum qui

transfixt~r

_G!!!_d.

eft,

(which

Pajlive

would have carried the

P4[lion

it,felfe full enough:)

buc,fo,he yvould not; but rather chofe to

fay,quem transfixerunt;

which

doth neceffarily imply the

Piercers

themfelves too.So,that we mufi

need~

have an .eye in the handling, both to the

foB,

and to

theper{ons,

1

quid,

and

z

qutbm,

both what, and

Q[

whom.

I

The

De•

In the

Paflion,

we firfi confider the degree: for,

transfixerunt,

is a

gm

thereof:

Word of

gradation:

more than

(ixeru11t,

or

fuffixerunt,

or

confixerunt,ei.

'{;,,:~~x-

ther. Expreiling unto us the piercing, norwith

~~>hips

andfcourges ;

nor

of the

1zailes

and

thornes;

but,of the

JPeare-point.

Not,thell>hips andfcour.

ges,wherewirh His skin and

lle01

were

pierced;

nor the

nailes

and

thonzu,

wherewith His feet,hands and head were

pierced;

but, the

Speare-point,

which

pierced

and went through His very

heart

it felfe: for, of that

wound, of thewound in His

heart,

is this fpoken

(Io.I9·34·)

Therefore

trans,

is here a

tran(cendent;

through and through : through skinne and

flefh; through hands and feet, through fide and heart and all: the dead·

lielhnd deepefi wound,and

ofhighefigradation~

·

·

i

The E~~

Secondly, as the Prepofition

(Trmzs)

bathHis gradation of divers de:

tenr,<..Me.

grees

Jo,

the

Pronoune (Me)

bath his generality of divers parts ; heR: ex–

preffed in the

Originalt. Vpon Me :

not, upon my body and foule :

Vpon

Me,

whofe Perfon,not whofeparts,either

body

without, or

Joule

wirhin:

bur

Vpon Me,

whomwholly,body and foule,quickeand dead, they have

pierced.

·

1

His

'l3•d;.

Of the bodies

piercing,

there can be no gudtion; fince, no part of ir

was left unpierced. Our fenfescertifie us of that, what need we further

wirneffe?

1

His

So•le.

.

Of the.

Soules

too, it is as certaine; and there can be no doubt of ir

neither : that we trulymay affirme,

CH

R 1sT,

not in part, but wholly

was

pierced.

For, we fhould do injury to the fuffcrings of ourSa1>ior1r,if

we fhould conceive by this

piercing

,none other but that of the

Speare.

And may a

Joule

then be

pierced ?

Can any

Speare .point

goe through ic?

Truly

Simeon

faith to the

'BlejJed Virgin,

by way of prophecie, that

the

Lo~.

2

.

35

fivord jhould gotthroug;h!Jer Joule,

at the time of His

P.y!ion.

Andasche

fivord

throuf;h

her's,

fo, Imake no queA:ion, buttheSpeare through His.

And,

if

through her's, which was but

anima cempatientis;

through His,

much more,

whichwasanimapatientis;

fince

Compaflim,

is bucP.ys'ionat

rebormd.

Howbeit,it is not a

f1Vord

of

fteele,

or a

Speare-head

of

iron,

char

enrreth the foule, but

a

metall of another temper

:·~he

dint whereofno

leffe goreth and

~o~nde~t ~he f?~Jle ~n p~;opo~~on, t~an ~~ofe d;~~