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SENDINCJ

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R I,

Ccn.J.i,

by,as to doe good with. There

betongtlesuf Angels

(~

Angels,

I make no doubt but of

evil/;

and fo, the

Dive!/

hath his

tongues;

goo

.

And he hath the an of

cleaving.

He fhewed it in rhebeginning, when he riiad

rhe

~erpeitt, lmgu~m

bijtdfam,

aforked tomgue,

to

fpeakerhar, which \vas cont

e

to h1s knowledge and meanillg,

ThtyJbould not die;

and as he didrhc

Serpents

flahry

can doe others.

0

e

Thcrds.fire in

ilea,

aswellasin

Heaven

;tharj weallkndw.

Onely, in this, they agree nor, but are unlike; his

'tongues

cannot

fit /fill,

bur

A

i1p and dowlieall over the world, and (pare neither

Minifter,

nor

M

agiJtrate,

non~

Go

b

Himfelfe.

·

'

Bur ifwe fhall fay to ourtongue,as

David

did td

his,Awake up my

glory

(that

is)

make it theglory ofall the refr of our members; it can

h~ve

nogrearergloryrhan

this, to be the

Organ

of

d~e

Ho

L Y

G

1t

o

s

-r:

to fer forth, and

found

abroad rhe

knowledge of CH

11 1

s

i,to the glory ofG

o

o

the Father.

Andifoufed, itishea.

,verdy; no time, fo heavenly as then; in

no

fervice,fo heavenly as inthar.

Not to inlarge this point tunher, there is no new matter inir. This here (ofrhe

Tongtees)

is as that before ofthe

found;

both are

to

no other end, but to admonilli

them oftheir

office,

whereto they here

receive~

ordination :

even to

beTonguu,

to .

'be

trumpet

I

of the Co•mfe/1gf

G

o

D,

and of H1s

Love

to

mankinde; in fending His

S811nt

to Cave them.

,

,

Here is wind ro fcrve for

breath

;

and-here are

Tongues

now, and what fl10'uld let

Mark" 6 ·'

them to doe

it~

That which before they received in' charge

audib/1,

Ite,

Pr4dicatt·

the very fame they11ere received

viflbly,in

this ap'paritio·n,whi):h is after expounded

thus;

c,.perunt loqui,

by vercue ofthele

tunguu they,bega'n tbJiealu.

i Clovttz.

ltHil,lltS.

Tongues

and

duven tPnglles.

And that very

deavillg,

oftight

netefl'atfufe,roth~

bufine!fe inrended. For, that of theirs was busone whole emireco'nguc, rhat cowld

fpeake but one poore language, the

Syrian,

ihey were bred

id.

Theie was nota

clefl

in it. So, could they fpeake their minde to nonebut

Syrians ;'

and

by

thatm~anes,

'fhould

theG~e!/

have beenefhut up, in one corner ofthe world.

. .

.

Tl

wlu'

""''

is the goodne!fe ofall thatis

good;

even the

imparti11g

it to the good

of the common. Tothe end then, this great good of rhe

knowledge

ofthtGI~eU,

might be difperfed to many Nations,evento

every nation under

he.ven;Tothatend,

elove He their tongues :

to make many

tongues

,in one tongue; ro make one manrobe

able

to

fpeake to many men, of many Countries,

to every one, i11

hu

ownelanguge;

·tfthere mufl: be a

falling of the IJe»ti!ts,

they mufr have the tongues of th.e

Genlilts,

Cr.o .•o.is.

wherewith to

fall

them.

Ifthey were debters,not onely to the

ltwes,

but to the Gmi•ns;

nay,

not only to the Grecians, but to the BarbArians tog;

then mu

it

they

havetheto~t'"

lt•m.t ,

4 _

' noronly

ofthclewes,

but ofthe

Grecians

and ofthe

Barbarians

too, ropay

thisdeh,

l>hrk<

·~

•I·

to

difcharge the dutieof

Itc, Pr.edifate,

to all.

And this was

a

fpeciall favour from Go

o,

·for the propagation

ofHisGe[pe«

farre

~nd

wide, this divifion of

tongues:

and it is by the ancient Writers(all)recko·

ncd

a

phine reverting ofthe

curfe of BAbe!, by

this

hleji»g uf Sion:

fince they

ac.

count it all one (and fo it is) either, as at the lirfl:, for

all

men

to fpeake

one

la~ggage;

or,

as

here,

one man

fpeake

Jll.

That is here recovered, that there, was loll;

and

rhey

inab-led for the building up of

Si~n

in every Nation, to fpeake fo, as all m1ght under–

ftand them ofevery Narion.

.

Rom.sf

6 ,

But this withal! we

are

ro take with us: that,with their many tongues,they fpake),

Ch•p 4·' 4 '

one thing,and

that

V11ivoce.

With

une mouth (Rom.15.6.)Withmevoice(Chap·•t-24·.

With

diver{e to»guu

to utter one and

t

hcfamefenfe,

that is GoD's

dwm

tongilt'

that,i,s the divifion of

Sion,

ferving to edification.

·

.

.

With onetongue,

,._quivoce,

to utter diverfe-fenfes, diverfe meamngs; that,

15

Mnc of Go

o's,

iris the

Serpentsfirkedtongile,

the very

diviflonuf Cabtl,

and ten·

· 'deth

ro

norhing but confufion.

·

.

ce

Tonguudoven,and

t~~they

h,ulbeen offire. As they hadlmne :to

keep

a

d1ffercn ..

!rt

thefe

(as

before,in the

Wind>)

and to fhew, that they were not of

<~Ut

elemenfi,:

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