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774

Ofthe

CoNs

PI

RA~-~ E~

Sermon

1 ,

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rh&

glad tydings; and withal

I,

to pray

Cujl!i's

prayer,and all to fay

Am~l

thelike cnd,ma¥

~ver

come

10

the like

:J.ttCIJI_PlS·

La!l: yeare wee changed

b:no~t

wotil;

JJ~vtd

mt?

lames:. \\le

change oo morertow, but the number-

cneintot

e

Th~memit<

of

wry

Lord, be

a

thAtyount man,

faith

cll[bi.

Say

\VC,

The

~i1mliel·./"

0

Lcrfi1'he "fthofc tivd young men

were ;

t

hoferwo

bwfmnin mifchiefi:

I will

00

~

;ur

tldn,rhat honoqr,

to

name them ; nomore than

Cujhi

did him here.

oe

.

, Thi::\vo\d}!we reade,

a~a:prayer;

they·may alfo bc..i:ejld,as

aprophecie:

l:<.irhcr

.Let;hem-be';

of;

they

fh~lt_lm

t#

rhi:tyoungt("ltn

i{

(~ol";

the verbe

is

~he

future tctife.'

They. h:we no.orher.\Vay

,u~ H:e~r'ew;

to exp.Je!fe thm

O}'Wtvt

bur fo: t:!mthard lr is)

many

~imes t?f.~y

whether lt be a

praytr

?r

apredzc1ton

1

that fo runnes mthefururc;

and, for ougt1t

I

know,

1t

mull: be left to the dtfcreuon ofthe Tranllator to tak

which he will,fince it may be both. As, lfal.2t:eitherrhc

Kingjhallre}jJce:by

wae

.o'iforetelling:

oryet

the Kzng U)Qyce by

Wt!')

ifwifh!nt·.

·'F~e

fure way 1s, to take

k

~oth

wa¥C:S'

fo, ,wefuall be fm:e'oor to mt!fe

Cujln

smeamng. And fowill we dde

(oforfo

W(:

may doe) even rake :t both wiyes; forms both: both

a

good

praw

and

:ir~ucprap!;ecie.

_And

prayera.ndproph;cre

fon well

roget~er: ·o ,;, ,;,,,.,,.n~';;,..,

(t:~ith

rhe

P}ilofopher:)Ajftfltoneij..-tlefacsunt opmzones

(fauh the

Schoole.ma•.)Our

wijhes

wewould alwayes J.lave

DJ"ilw.s,

and

o~ur

prayenur_ne into the nature of

a

frt–

diflion;

whatwe.prayfor rightly,

we

would glagly pcrfwadeourfelveslliallbee

cerrai?ly.

f

·-

'

'rhiDivif•~

.

Of

this Prophetlcail prayer then.

I

As

apray~r,

fir(i':

J tlien,

as

apr~fhecie.Pray~

· I.

tns of.two

fort~·:_ ~Jor~or ,~ag4znfl.

·As;

•for~lod :

[Q,

"'.azainjl

evil!

~both,thingf

and

perfons.

Thts

Jsag.unft,

a kmde ofpray,er

t

m,decd, iln

tmprecatz~n.

Two things

give forrh themfelvcs in the prayer :

1

T(le

p11Ytie.i,

again!l: ivnorn it is; •and the

wijh

it felfe,what it is. Th,e

parties

are

1

lirrorhe

Kings 'enemies:

then,thofe that ri{e

II.

III.

up agsinH him

(that is)

the Kings rebels.

Two dlverfe kindes: neither fupedluous.

For, there be no

talltologies

inS

cripttm:

no doubling the point there,.but with

fom~

advantage ever. .

.

.

.

.

i!Je

wi01 is,that

1hey may

'be

as~

hfJom.

And two things are

lri

tlut

wijb

(ifwe

markethemwell:) •

Be,

AS

He;

(that is) not perifh onc:ly (that is nor all) • but

peri~,

and.fo

perijh asHedid.

How was that

~

Vidi Abfalcm pei.dentem,

and fo

hAPgingyet

11live, thruft throttgh with three darts. Ashe,

in his

end:

as

he,

io the

manner

ofhis rnd.

That the

headJ

that contrh:e; may

hang

as higb. as his: and the hearts that effect, be

thtttft through

as !lis was:

thrice

through, though oru;e would ferve,

..

And when we have done with it,as a

prayrr,

then

will

we begin with it,as

ape:

phecie.

That, fo he \vithed :and that as he wifhed, fo he foretold :andasheforetold,

foit came ro palfe. All

that ro[eafrer,

fell as fall: as they ;rofe:

Et (•fli'(unt

jic11t

pt~erlLfle;,_

f

11

h

h;

.

•~

,

.

'

.

JL

,

D

·v

d

'

a" o a , t at t tS

prayer

or

pr~pritcze,

:s not pent or murup m

avtas

ayes :

not ro end, with him. It reacheth umo thefe ofours : bath his force and

vigor

!till;

harh and !hall have;unto the worldsend. Go n heard him praying,and infpircd him

prophefying.

Asitcametopa!feinvfh{AI~m,

fo did it in

rhofeth~t rofe;~frerhirn:

rhat rofe again!l:David, that rofe again!l: many Others fince

David,

andnamely, a–

gain!l: ours. So ir bath beene hitherto: and fo ever may it be.

Cnjhinot

o~ly ~

l'riljl,

topray thatfo they be; but a

!_ruphtt,

to foretell, that fo they

lhallbe~