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Of the

PAssIoN.

Sermon

1.

them all to theground.

)

Hee was content notwith!landing all this, to

lay

do11me

Hu

life for

m

finners.

The grearne£le of which love palfeth the

tlloh· I5.1 3

greateil: love that man hath: ford

greater low cben this, bath no ma11, but

to

beftow

hu life

for bu friend>;

whereas, Hee condelcended to lay it

downe

for

Hi! enemies.

Even for them that fought His death, to lay downe His

life, and

to

have His bloucl fhed forthcm that did fhed it; to be

pierced

for His Piercers. Looke how the former

In

Bum

workethgriefe, conG.

dering the great

injuries

offered to fo great a

Perfonage

';

So, to temper the

griefe of it, this latter

In

Bum

giveth lomc comfort, that fo great a

Peifo11,

ihould fo greatly

lo-ve

us, as,'for our fakes, to endure all thole fo many in.

juries, even

to

the

piercing

of His very

heart.

·

z

Secondly,

CR..!Jf!icient

(that is)

CR..!afpicient :

Not, once or twice, but

of.

With

Itn:4·

tentime.r

to

look.e

upon it :that

is(

as the

Prophet

faith here)

iteratu rvicibtU,

tlon,R<AJPICr-

to

lnok.e azaine mtd

againt :

or (as the

Apoftle

faith

)~cogitare,to

tbink.e

upon

H~b.

1

o.

3

ir,

owr and owr againe,

as it were

to

dwell

in it for a rime. In a fort,

with

the fi·equentndfe of

~his

our

beholding

it,

to

fupply the weakeneffe

and

want of our former

attention.

Surely, the more il:eadily and more often

we

IJ1all fixe our eye upon it,the more

we

fhall be enured : and being en.

ured, the more defire

to

doe it. For, at every

looking,

fome new

fight

will

offer it felfe, which will offer unto us occafion,either ofgodly

Jorrow

,true

repentanceJound com{ort,or

fome other ref!exion, iffuingfrom the beams

of this heavenly mirror. Which point, becaufe it is the chiefe point, the

Prophet

here calleth

us

to;

even, how to

look.e upon

CH

R

1sT often,and

to be thebetter for our looking. It fhall be very agreeable to the Text,and

to the H

b

L

y

G

H

o

s

T'

s

chiefe entent; ifwe prove bow, and in how

diverfe forts, we may with profit beholdand

looke upo11

Him,

whom thus

we have

pierced.

.

.

z

R•JPi«

&

Firil:, then

,looking upon

Htm,we may bring forth for the firil: effeCl:,tbat

tranJJigert.

which immediatly followeth this Text it felfe, in this Text,

Et plangent

Eum : CR..!{pice&plange.

Firlt,

look.eandlament, ormoume :

whichisin·

deed the mo!t kind y and •lacuralleffeCl:of fuch afpeCl:acle.

Lookeupon

Him tl.'tJt

is

1

;imed;

andwich

looking

upon

Him,be

pierced

thy felfe:

rJ(e{pice

& t-.msjij,m

Agood dfeCl: of our

firfi

looke,

if we could bring it forth.

At

bfl:-\

l~,

if

we cannot

!JV[pice & transfigere, l?ok.e

and be

pierced;

yet

that it might be

~)]>ice

&

comprmgere,

that with

looking

on Him, wee

Ads

2 •

37 •

might be

prickedinour hearts;and

have it enter pa!tthe

sk.inne,

though it

go

not cleane through : Which difference in this Verfe, the

Prophet

feemerh

to

infinnate, when) firfl: hewilleth us to

moume,

M

for one's onely

fonne,

with whom all islofl:. Or, ifthat cannot be had,

tomourne,

as for

ajirfl

begottenfomze;

which is, though not fo great, yet a great mourning: even

for the

firft begotten,

though

ot!Jerfonnes

be left.

Ve&u;

And, in the next Verfe, ifwe cannot reach

to

naturall

griefe; ycthec

~ifheth

us to mourne with

a

Ci-vill;

even with fuch

a

lamentation,aswas

- ·

made