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Ofthe

CoNsPIRAc u

Se~

~le

{fed; _Ebal,

whe~e

they

g~ve

the

curfe :)

they fay,

We muft crupe imo

Eb~

tPI6

Gmz~m

(that ts) be fwtft eo one and l)ow to the other. We are then nonor,"P

fweare gomg totomount

Eh

at

utterly; but to be well advtfed, yer we goe into· or–

doe tt, but not todoe it,

where G1d blejfuh:

which

Balaam

wa_s

fiill

itching

t

lt/o

The

caufe

it is, which maketh the curfe fall ; othenvife, ifit be caufeldfe, it

w~U ~e.

light but flyeover as abird. Therefore,to know well, both men and matter

ag .

0

r\

whomweletitflye. And wecannot better know them,

thanifwetakeo'urtat~

fromGod:ifwedoeit,butwhere,andwhen, andforwhat Goo dothit

we~~/

not be fcrupulous : never fearcto follow, where He goc:th before us.

A;d 'by hd

grace of

God,

we will be well ware, not to wifh ought to any, in this point

b~t

fut

h,e

;IS

fhall have warrant even·fro111

q

o

o's owne 111outh.

·

'

c

The fpeciall point ofadvice thus being,

to

know the parties well,again!! whom

~~~"i"

we fend it fonh,it will concerne us (and our next pqil)t it mufi be) to take perfeCt no.

rice ofrhefe men. They offer themfelves rous, iQ two tennes :

1

The enemies ofthl

Ki11g;

They that

rife

agai11ft

Him:

joyned here, and as here,fo in

fundryotherpl~ces:

P{J.3.1· Pja/.59·1· Pfa/.44·5·

·,

~e

•••!hits

The word

E»emie

is by

Davidhim[eife,

glotfed

*

Pfal.55·

It was notantntmie

]fr;l.~~·;~:

did

it

11

me

(meaning,

a

kPonme,1pen, profeffidmernie ;)

for

then

(faith he)

I tDUid

h

4111

beene

providedfor him :

io may we take it.

;;J.~;;._ph,;:.,

T~e

other of

rifing againfl,

the phrafe is firfi

u~ed

of

Cai11

(and lightly, the firl!

phrafc

IS

the

key

ofthe rell:J when

Abet

and he were

m

the field cogethenyalking it

Gen.+·'·

is [aid,

CaiJJ

r~ft

l!f

again.ft kim,

and knocked him on the head : So is meant, of

f~cb.

as keepe their malice [ecrer, to doe one

a

mifchiefefuddenly. And

then~xttime

it

~""!' !~+

is

ufed, is of

Core,and

his

Complic~s

ofthem,!t is

~aid

(tfu"1.16.)

Th~1ro(eupagainj

<..Mofes,

In the former of

Cam,

tt 1s

treachme

.-

m

th1s latter of

Core,

itis plaine

re.

hellion.

In

a

word : all that

rife againft,

are

enemies;

but not backward. for,

fllemies

may be fuch, asfiandoneven ground; as one

King,

or

St•te,

with another,

1/.ifing,

in propriety effpeech, isoffuch, as are ofinferio11r place,and

yetlift

them·

[elves

up,

againfi theirlawfull Superiours. In the end, both prove

snunies,

and

doe

the part of

enemies :

but,the for111er have many times no bond ofallegiance;thclat·

ter ever have.

·

~

11 ,.- 4 ,,.;

We may not

e"'!:••a.,

(to ufe Saint

Pettrs

owne phrafe)

thin/:

it

s1range;

thatbotl!

thefe forts,

!Cings

have them; yea, though rhey be good Kings (as was

David)yer

that they have them. Heare

David

himfelfe fpcakc:

!foware minememiesimre•–

Jtd! manyaretheytbatrifeagaillflme.

Neither the place of

a

King,

northevertue

ofa good

Ki11g,

could quit him, but he had both. l:)e had

e11emies: !fobofoeth,H•·

ntm,

H

adadefer,

the

States

ofthe

Phtliftms.

He had thofe that rofe agatnfi htm:

vlb·

falom,v.fchitophel, <Ama(a,

here:

Sheba,

<.A,do11i~,

Ioab,

afterw~rd ;

he had

both.

And let us not ;..

i(..

a.,,

thinke

this firange, fince C

H

1t

1

s

T

Htmfelfe;

yea,

fince

Pfal.gt.f.

.

Go

·n

Hiinfelfe hath them too. For,

lo

t~ine

memies

0

Lord, lo thi11eenemiu,

and

'

'

thofethat rife qpl/g•il!ffthce

(itis theXCII.Pfa/.)Thatwemayceafetqmarvell,that

Kings havethem; or thinke it is, becaufe it is not as it fhould be. Be they neverfo, as

(!_ Sam.:,;. 14 .

they fhould; be they, as

?avid,

~mrdingto

Go o's

~wne

heart;

nay,

b~etlley

as

· ·C

w

11.

I

s

T,

as Go o Htmfelfe ; both the[e they lhall have, Let not this make us

fiumble,burtnat\vemaygoefor\Vard.

·

·

·

Qfthefetwothen,ifwe{hallfit ourfelves

tq

thcprefenr, we fhallnot need to

fpeake ofthe one fort, of

e!'emies:

Tbe

Ki11g

bath

non~:

No

f-ing,

nor

swe,

pro·

fetfethemfelves for fuch;l)or

nev~r

may do.The latter,lt !hall not

b~ am;~eco ll~i~

little, andlook betteron, who they be. "Thisdayes peril! was ;allhts penll,

b_ot

b

.

.A,uguft,

and

'.l{gvember!

is from them, that (like

C4in) ri[ettpagain.ft

hu11.

AKm;

~

~rov. J•·l '·

natureisRex

Alkum,[alth Salomon,Prw.XXX.

One,

agat~i.ft

wkomtheres;Ngrifi:g

Fl•hP.rr~~

So

God

would have it.

Su~jefls

(faith the

Apojlle)

to lye downe_before

them/~~

"f•gain{J

is

cleanecontrary to that; andfo, contrary to

Cods

wtll: He woul

d

I)O

rijing:

The

th111gbt

to rife

(

1JQ/H.er~nt inft~g~~~

in Regem)

i~

[aid'.

of

Btgth~~~rs