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Hcb.6.6.

2Thc'1'e,..;

Jons,tiqui..

;m,

,

Of

the

P

A

s

s

1

b

N.

Sermon

1,

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To all which ifwe it adde,not only that horrible ingratitude

ofthe~-

there by Him feene ; bur ours alfo no leffe than theirs by Him

forefeen~

at the fame time; (Whomake

!o

flendei: reckoningofthefe His

piercings

and (as they were a matter

notiVortb

the

looking

o11)vouchfafe nut fo

much

as to fpend an hourc in the due regard and meditation ofthem: Nay,no't

that only,but further, byunceffamfinning, and that without

remorfe,

doe

mofl: unkindly requite thofe His bitter

Paims,

and

as

muth as in us lies

even

crucifie afrejh

the

SoN

of

Go

o ,

making a mocke of Him and

Hi;

piercings. )

Thefe, I fay (for, thef"e all and every of them in that inllant

were before His eyes) mull: of force enter into,and goe thorow and tho.

row His

Sou.le

and Spirit; that, what with thole forme( forrowes,and

what with rhele afi:er indignities, the

Prophet

might truly fay of Him,

and He of Himfdfe,

I11Me, Vpon Me;

not

who[~

body,

or w hole

Joule;

but, whom entirely and

Tvhnlly,

both in body and foule, alive and dead,

tltey have

pierced

and

paJSioned

this day on the

Croffe.

Of the

Perfons

:

which as it is neceffarily implied in the word,is

ve;

ry properly incident

to

the matter it lelfe. For, it is ufuall, when one is

found flaine (as here) to make inquiry,

by iVhom

he came by his death.

Which lo much the \athens to be done by us, becaule there is common.

ly

an error in the Wordj touching the

Parties

that were the caufes of

CH R t

s T's Death. Our manner is, either to lay it on rheSou/diers, that

were the Infhuments

1 ·

Or if not upon them, upon •Pi

late

the

Judge

that

gave fentence; Or if not upon him, upon the

people

that importuned

the Iudge; Or lafHy, if not upon them, upon the

Elders of tl>e

!ewes

that animated the People : And this is all

to

be found by our

.flE_eft

of

In.

quiry.

But the

Prophet

hereinditeth others. For, by faying,

They Jhalllooke;

(Ire.

Whom

They ha'Ve pierced,

he enrendeth by very confirucrion, that the

fir!t

and lecond

[They,

]

are not two, but one and the

fame parties

:

And

that

they

that are here willed

to

looke upon Him,

are

they,

and none

oth~r,

that were the authors of this fact even of the murther of IEsus

CHRIST.

And

(to

fay trmh) the

Prop/Jet's

~ntent

is noother but to bring the male·

factors themfelvts that

pierced Him,

to

view the body and the wounded

heart of Him, iVhom they l1a'VeJo pierced.

In the courle of Iufl:ice, we fay and fay tru1y; when aparty is put eo

death, that the

ExecutiMer

cannot bee fayd to be the caufe of his oearh;

nor the

Sherijje,

by whole commandement he cloth it; neither yet rhe

Judge

by whofe fentence; nor the

T1vel1Jemen,

by whofe verdiCt, nor the

Law it felfe, by whofe authority it is proceeded in. (For,G

b

o forbid

we fbould inditethefe, or any of thele,of murther : )

Solum peccatum ho·

micida:

Sin, and Sin only is the mur,therer. Sin (I fay) either of the Parry

that fuffereth : or of fome other, bywhofe meaqes,

er

for whole caufe,

he isput

to

death:

Now