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Sermon

8.

J>Wati

rherdhould

bcplagamm modtu.

Here was no mcafure kept. A whole

C' .

fackr,~

whole Countrey fpdil'd, all the men llaine, all the refi led away as prifon ltle

and all for a fault, to which they were now:!yes acceffory.

ers;

. And thar,all this they did,_ with

a~inde

ofcontempt of

I

.cob

t~eir

Fat/

11 ,,

and

hts

attthortty:

neyer

acquamtedhtm

wtth tt,ncver

c.n{u!tedhnn

about lt.He wasbo d

nor to come in their counfell: they were bound to

come to him

for his • who if

t~n

had come, would have counfelled better.

:

'

ey

. The conclulion is :

Rea{on

they had none, nor

~olour

ofreafon.

Onely, it is faid

Cl~'1:!

Btrtfonam,

for their

wzll

and

plea{ttre,

dtd they all tlus. A wretched pleafure to take

delight in fo-wickcd a delignc, .

.

'

TheRoo<

of

!o this, adde the :oor ofall,fet out in two words,'

Rage,

and

>outrage,

or

An.

~h~~~"•

.

ger

and

fury.

That thm

4nger

fl1ewed lt felfe

cruel/;

that their

fnry

lhcwed it fe!fe

in.

~

Furi<.

durate.

It was nor

Aph

onely, that is,

anger

;but

Gebrath,

which is

paftanger

gone

!l~

beyond it; indeed, very

fury.

They did it

furioujly.

And, that

fury

was

hard,

hard as

l'l'1:JV

.ftune;

call: off all compallion, without pitie or mercy fpared none; Not the

pompeo~

ple,

that made no fault ; not the

women and children,

but made bootie ofthem :No

not

~he

wals

,bur downe wi1h

~hem

too. And (which is worfi of Jll the reil) fpa:

ied not G o o neither : did all thcfe in the very

aB

of Religion.

If they had done

it, when they were(yet)

Heathmmen,

it had beenethe leffe: but now, in their be–

ing

cirmmcifed

tO doe it, as they were comming on to be the people of Go

D

and

were

within the

eovendnt,

by

receiving

it already: Now to doe it, inferrerh

~vel!

Ctirfedhe the wrath,

yea,

thrice llcmrfed,

that

outrage;

for, thelike was never head

Anger

(we

k\)OW)

is

fitror brevis:

And,ji

gravis, brevis,

being fo vehemem,ir fl10uld

nor be long by courfeof nature: But this was long tOo; continued; not

to

befarif·

~ed,

bur

implac~ble;

Nothing could appeafe them, or tllrnethcm from their

outrage,

nll they faw walls

~nd

all lye flat upon the ground. Here, 1¥e looke backe. Their

•~;:,

weapons (above) were

chele,

which is (properly)

vafa;

veffells. So as, their pallion

was nor powred out

~ike

water, and fo 'ler runne away, but it was kept or reforved, as

liquor in a

velfell; barrelled

up, to be

broached,

when they faw caufe. Withoutrtafon,

in the beginning; without

t~ppeafing,in

the end. Such was the malice of thefe men-:

Ill.

The:

Ct!l{ur~.

J

A

J.faltdi.-

8114~

totbe

bll.

DC:Ut

'1·

,_.,

•r.

Numb,:i4·9~

Such theirs of this day•

.Now, fuch rage, fo outragious,jul1:ly deferves a

t.Maledill&:

Such wrath, fo

qualified beyond all account,

[o

exorbitan~,

fo infatiable. On [uch

wrMh,

lac

ob

!ayes

his

Cttrfe,

cur(etl,l them here. Which

Curfe

was(after) by Go o renewed

inM81mt

Ebal: Cttrfed be

he

thatfmitethhu neighbourfecretly

; Againe,

Cttrfed be he, tbat liitb

in 1vait, tofoedinnocent bloud.

The twola!t, and heavie!l: curfes there, to

which

all

Jfraelwastofay

t-Amem

While it was but in confultation,

Iao6

cries,N

eveniat,

Away with the

Co~nfi!l,

come not at it. But, when it comes into

a8,

then he cries,

.Maledic1m,

Ct~rfed

be the

e;:ecution;

at no hand, be anACl:our in that. _Nay, not onely havenoparrin it your

felves, but condemne them that have fo, and hold them as people

accurfed,even

by

lacob's

owne mouth.

Weigh a little this

.Maledifltu

of

Iacob.

.Maledifltu

is a word,

wee

would not

beare froni

thepaore.ft

or

meanefl hody,

that is. But, there is much in the Parry, who

is (here) a

Patriarch :

and they

vert11otu, holy,

and

graveper{ons.

To be

mrfed

ofon.e

ofthem is much: for, whom

they mrfe

G o o

curfeth

dlfo.

And, not onely a/olrd

arch,

but a

Father,

to whom Goo hath given powertobleffe, andr_ocurle;an

whofe curfe ever atcompanieth a

father's;

efpecially fuch a

Father,

as1Shke

Iacob.

So that, this puts them under Go o's curfe certainely.

.

.

;

Weiahalfothecirmm.ftance,tbetime.

For, this timewastheumeof

bleft#£·,

Lying

o1~their

death-beds,

mencommonly give their lafi

blefings

to

th~1rch1dren.

So did

Iacohto Iudahere,

and fo to the re!l:. At this time (then)

to

doett, tS ome·

what yet more firange, than

~t al!~ther;

Nay, than at any other !ime.

Plefiltg~~~