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ofthe

Gowaus.

Neither was this apeculiar prophecic i:o

King Davidalone.

The

prayer

is faid,

·.

!

I

r:

dthe

prophecie

taketh hold of other;as well before,as fince. Aske of Cm,herofe

Theprophocid

!"ainfrM~fts:

Howfpedh_e

~He

went

rohellquickeforit:

.As)<e of

Baaf)aandRe.

P"I"••IJ.

'

.

Ctt6

that rofe agaiufr then Lord: Looiteoverthepooleof

Hebron.;

there, !!:and

Nwn.,6.a J;

e

hei; uarterson poles; Aske of

Bigthan

and

Thllres;

what of

them. ~

Fairely

b.a11-

~&:m·~·"·

.t

ed

a(the

corirt-gau.

Time will not ferve, to enquire_ofall. The

lh.o~t

is: allthat . '·

~·!S:

~ere

as

Abfalom,came

to his end. Sdme

hanged,

and theli:,

hear~

openedbemg

yet alive

(So was

A6folom : )

and their

bowels

pl~ckt

out,

to make

~hem

hke

Iud,u.

Some their

A1lsr.

1

1i,

.heads

frrucken off,[a was

Sheba.

Some

qt~artered,arid

the1r hands, feet and head fet r1p

'ss,m.••·..

onpoiu;tharthe

Ravensmig~r

pluckeouttheireyes,as

Ba~11a

a.nd

ilechah

;thar,upon •

am.;.~~·

them mightcome;all rhe pumfhments due to

~hem,

that

rife

With

AhjAlom.

For, all

thepunifhm,nts of

traytours

,as now they aremu[e With us,may feeme to

~ave

beene

colleCled anddrawne together, from thofe feverall

e~amples;

that.fiand tnthe

hooke

ofGoo.

.

.

.

.', ...

All to fhew that aKin<> is

Alk11m, rtorifing dgainjl

him: Or,if ariy riCe, heehad

Prov.i~· l•;

better fit !till.

F~r,no

foone;rife they up, but our

Prophet

firaighti:rietiJ:

Rife up,rife

01

1'

~

sp,4ndput onJlrength,thou arme ofthe

L

?

11.

v,~~ife

tip

tU

i11

oldtime,inthegenerations of

Efa.

S.'·!~

the world.

Art not thou thefamethatd!dlHmlteAh(a!ombyloah; andarrnotthou

the fame that didll: fmite

Ioab

by

Benai4

r

That fettefithy felfe (!ill to bring them

downe,that rife up againfi

Alku.,,

againll:whom there is no

riling~

.

· . .

.

.For,Kings

beingftom

G~d(faith

Gamaliel)

we cannot

Jet ou; felvuagainjl theml

Alh1·l?;

but we mull: be found (even)

""~<•:xfivto

fight agamfi

Go o. Bemg

ordamedof

Go o

.

(faith

Gamaliel

his Scholler, Sr.

Fa11l)

to

refijlthem,

is

to reftfi the ordinance of

Go o;

R9

m,ri.o:

and as good put our felvesinthefaceof allthe Ordinance in the

Tower

of

Loml1n,

a~

--

withll:and Go i/s

ordinance.

Nonemight better fay it,tliart he :it was told him fro!ll

Heaven, when he was about fuch another bufine!fe;

per(ecuting

C

H. R

r s.r in His

ch11rch

(and

CaR

r s r is perfecmedinHischiefemembers, aswellasHisinferi-

our) he \vastold plainly;in fo

d~ing,he

did but

lcicke agAinfi the

prk~,His h~eles

might

AC!s

i.l'~

:ake and runne of bloud; rhe pncke not remove, but iland where 1t dld filii.

There~

fore,as here

Ct~foi,

in the Old, fo St.

Paul,

in theNew',falleth to prophecie;

tbey that

Rom,r P'

refefi

fhaU receive to t/Jem{elves dAmnation,

is Saint

Paul's

prophecie. And,a true pro.

phecie, evenaswasMofe'sof

Core : Thattheyihouldnotdyethedeathof 1thermen;

.

but be

vifited with (1me

jlrangeextrll~rdinary

vijiJation_;

bur have their end in bloud.

N•mb.

ra.~,.

All, as

Cufhi

prayed tbcy might,.and prophefiedthey fhould. And his prayer was

heard, his prophecie came to palfe,nor aword of

c~ther

fell to' the ground.

Having now dealt with it as a

prAyer

firfi; arid then, as a

pnphecie

;let us now fee

And rc:>.ehtth

how it fuiteth with the bufinelfe in hand, and \vhethenhe force and vigour of thefe

to

o.r

rime~

have reached to us and our times:

Iti~

with Go

1>

no new thing (this)torewardfuch.asrife

up

againll: Kings.

Of

thatwh1ch IS wnh H1m no new,but old (as old,as

David;

nay,as

Mofes)

He giveth

u~

new examples, every otherwhile, to ihew, His eare is fiill open to thisprayer· and

that His

ar~e

is ftre.tched out to reach them lhll•.

Yea,~

dare be bold to fay, rhe(e is

~o

one o.fH1s prom1fes bath

[o

many

Seales

hangmg at 1t,byway.of confirma_tioo of

1r, as th1s bath '. No one,

C?manyjnd~unmts,

upon record,. as it. In every ll:ory of

~very

land,there IS

lh~l

fia.ndmg fame G1bbet or other,and their quarters hanging on

Itthere!hll,to put us mmmde of the truth of

Cujht's

prophecie.

. .

.

ThlS very.day yeeldcth us

o~e

offrefi1 memqry(but feven yeares fince) wberei?

The,Appliu–

mour

Sover•tgne,

Go o hath giVen a memorable example, of the bearing

Ctl/bte s

"'"

toth•d•J:

rayer, and the accomplifiling his

pre4iE1ion,

not in one,but in acouple of

A6falomt.

coup.le of

Abf•loms,

I may well termethem; In many other points like him,but

namely mthefe two:' Like, in their

rifing,.

and •like in their

fall.

For;~hat

Ah(alom

was a

forme,

and there but

fNGjeEJs,

italtereth not the cafe much : Sonnes and fubjcch

Z

z z

are