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Sermon

1

arc both under one commandement,

asi'aterandRe;~

lecb]

the name of rhe firft

Kings

of

CanAa/1.

If under one, then under .

'"''·

If they .<loe bur

j]Jeake

evill, under

Mofts's

curfe, in

mount Eh

at;

jf but

l~~ecurfe:

them

Wtthafc~rm[llll

eye,

under

Salomo11s

curfe, that the

Ravenspi.·ke thofi

upon

The fame,

:~gainft

a

fother,

to reach mcth more to

Ahiam, Pater Populi.

cS'

1

~::t'

lomon

name hisnephew;)Abiam,

afatherof Inda;

even

asDebora,wasa

0

h

Sa.

Gen., i5.

Ifrael.

In a word: what

N1ah

might wifh to a bad

prme (Cham ;)

and

Ei:J,

1

~tn

.•King.f .>1.

to

a

badfervant (Gehezi ;)

ho caufe in the world, but

Cujbi

might wifh the

fa

aw,fh

bad

fuhJea.

All is one cafe, This then breeds no unlikelineife; and

inallt~et~a

exceeding like.

.

ere ,

Asthatyoung man

(to keepethc words ofthe Text.) For, thofe were

you..

Th ·

N

r

-

r

"o

mm,

too.

etr yeares, not many.

or many : nay,' o tew,

10

greene, as it ma

U

feeme ftrange,rhat

ther~

could fuch inveteratemalice and mifchiefe be harched

w[,

young yeares.

As he,

in that (firft.)

,m o

~

As in yeares, fo in malice; bloudy-minded both. Said not

Abfolom

to his

Aj(

<'Sam.•~.:iS.

jims, Whm I give you a (igne, fee youfmite, kill him, feare mt,ba'Venot 1

comm•nil:d

3

·

yo11?

Said not they the fame to him, whom to that end, they had armed and placed

todoethatwickedact~

Inthar like,fecond.

'

As in this malicious bloudy mind; fo in raking it up,:md keeping itclofe divcrfe

yeares together. Not only (as

Ab(alom

in this) to fa}'

neithergoodnor

6ad:bu~in

rhis

too ; to entreat the Km_g, and all hts cornpany to thetr houfe; to emerraine and feaQ

htm,and belides promtle, and pretend, I know not what, and all to coverand con·

ceale their devilliQI intent. In this like, thirdly: this

young man,

and rhcfe.

·

4

And not in this kinde onely ofoutward diifembling ; but in aworfe kinde

of

re-·

, S:lm.•f

.8.

ligious hypocrilie,

He made

a religious

vow;

itlay on his confcience, he could nor

b.e

qu~et,

till he ha? got leave to goe pay it,and then,even then, went he about allhis·

v!llame. And wastt notfo

here~

He,foholy,as to a

Sermo»

hemuftneeds;to

G•ds

word; no remedy, he mighrnotbefromitinanywife: andthat,whenhettufted,

the deadly blow lhould have bfenegiven. In rhis,Iike.

And yetfifchly, the fame man, like

.A/,falum,

when hewas in

Gejf11r.

Ab{alemin

Gejfur,

and this in

ltJiy,

as devout at his

M

ajfesthen, as he was here zealous for

his

excrcifeoftheWord. Alike at both, as they ferved his tume. Likein thisroo.

6

And,laft ofall, in this too : that for all this goodly

masl:eofreligion,

whenhe

Chap.

as.••·

fawhistreacherywasdifcovered,:~s AhfAI~mblewhutrumpet,

fo he

w:~s

comrntto

uncafe himfelfe, and to rufhfonh and appeare for fuch as he was•.In which all, he

perifhed, as

Abfalom:

got in his heart, that

Ahfa/,m

got in his: only that wasadm,

7

and this was a

dagger.

For (fitre) being rhus like in their conditions, and in fo many circumLbnccsbe–

fides, pitie bur they fhould be like in their ends too: And they were. And,

rharfo

they were, is the matter of the publike gratulation of this day, ofthedayofthe

weeke all the yeare long; ofthis, die day it felfe, fpccially above all: thatrhcpr1J11'

and

propbecie

of

Cujbi

tooke place; bis

prayer

heard, his

propbuie

fulfilled, nolelfcm

thefe

yotmg men,

than in tbat; no leife in the enemies ofour

King

14mes,chanmhis

Lord

King D4vid.

.

. ,

In the freafons, little difference or none :in the delivery, fomedilference; but,

all for thebetter. For firfi, in farre greater peril! was his

M

ajeflie,

farre greater than

ever was

DAvid.

r.

David

was

butpurfieed:

bur hewas even

caught,

and

.wnh;

in (I know not how many) lockesand doores.

2.

D4vidwasall

thewhtle wuhou

the reach ofany blow: how neerethe blow.was to his breft, ic is ableromakeaoy

man chill, but to thinke.

David

had his

Worthies

flill about him: The

K~$

was

in torcufarife/u!,

in the very preife alone,

&

vir de gentibsu,

and not oneofli

Id

people to fland by or aflift him. 4· That

David

was delivered, it mult

?~

afcn

~

to the providence of Go o ; but, ia that it was a.foughr field, his

anmemull.t~f~

·part ofthe praife. It was another manner ofprovidence, thar was lbewcd

h~rc{

maY

more neerc regard, ofa more ftrange operation. I dare confidently atlirmc tt ( well