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had fer, that, havingjhed

mans blond, by manfoould thm bloud be jhed

~

lhould have bcene rooted our cleane, and two

Trzbes

had beene loll: m

Ifrae~

.

0 '

*ey

nexrwas,tolerrhemhavenomhmtance, enttrclybyrhemfelves ashada\l

~ ~e

As the

P(almtft

faith:

Slay them not,left my people forget,

anyf:teh~htn"w.u/

erb '

rr,lm 19·

11,

fc.tter them abroad,

and

!o

put rhem downe that way,as chafte is eitherro

;;~

Ut

or the wmd to fcarrer it, no man can tell whither.

urnr,

,

tcattering.

.

('>

fecond degree is, not only to be

difinheritul,,but

to be

fcattered:

for,thatwas

G<n. 4 .h.

Cams punijhmenl,

dlV!ded and call: our from Go os

prefence,

all his life lono.

T ,

wander up and downe, he knew not whither. That was, for

bloud

t.oo, the

bl;ldof

Abet.

It is the

Iewespunifoment:

(an~thatwasfor bl~udtoo;

the

b!ottd

ofCHusr ;)

that they are

{tattered

all overthe earth (as, to th1s very day they

be;)

and never

could

a

er rogerher, to make an enme fiate, no more rhan thefe did.

3

Even ofthrir

The third degree is; That all this did light upontheirwhole

pofteriiy,rarherrhan

pof/cri<ir.

upon their owne perfons.For,to have all,that came ofrhem,fo

dijjmfedabroad

was

amore heavie hearing to them, than ifit had light on rhemfelves: ofthat

I

make no

quell:ion. It is the courfe,.G o o holdeth in His Law, to

vifit tkefinnesofthtfathm

Exod.>o.s.

upon the

~btldre».

Bur, th1s 1s yet hcav1cr: for, there, 1t 1s but to

thethird

and

f•urrh,

but this

IS

ro endure

throughoilt all generatloni,

The father, which is little moved

with his owne loffe, ifir fhall turnc

to

the damage of his

children,

it will move

him

therarher: As, this ever hath done, and ever {hall.

4 AnJthat,

And let this be the !all:: That

l~cob's

Maledilltu,and

hisDifpergam,doeremaine

"i'"'·"'d,

andfiandthusof

&cord,

andfofll:l!llland torhe worlds end.

Thecsr(eon

rhcir

heads,

a

blot

on their names, a

fcattering

upon theirfeed and

pofterity

for

ever.

Bur,let me adde this : Thar,rhough it appeares,tl:!eir nature wJsnone ofrhe

belli

they werenogoodnatur'd men, asgiven to

blOted,

and fo to bediflikecl: yer was nor

their nature exempted from

grace

though, bur

place

left for

grace,

and fo, they robe

releevcd that way. For,it may well be thought, this fo fevcre

a

cmfure, fpecially

at this time now infliCted, and by their

owne'{ather,

being ro goe out ofthe

world;

that it wrought uponthefe

two brethren,

and wrought in them

deepecBntritionof

that

theiro11trage.

Wherewith Go

o

being appeafed, rurnedtheircurfeimoabliji'ing,

P.rnm; difperjionu in pr£mium Saterdotii

(fay the

FIll

hers,)

For, the

c11r(e,

which

lA·

cob

infliC!ed,

Mofes

referved; (not for their

difperjing,

which came through their fa.

thersfault :)

Scattered

they were,butfcattend

wirhhonour:

One having the Officeof

Prieft-hood,

and teaching men: the other, of

Scribes

and Schoolc-mafiers, training

tip their children all rhe Tribes over.

TheApplie41i-

Let us fee now,

if

you can findc in the[emm, the men of this day; and,

in this

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fall,

theirs

1

and fo for the

ptmifoment

likewifc. •

T•~o

they were, this

day:

So

rh~

number aarees. •And

bretbran

they were,as neerely allyed. lAnd

weAponsrhey

had

both.

4

A~d

made ofthe fame merall (of

violmce)

that theirs here.

I

C•un{dl

they

tooke, into which

Iacob'sJotlle

would never have

come.

6

And coloured it with f<lfe

femblance

(Bem!rma)

noleffethanthe!e: (One, of di[coveringof (I wot

norwh~r)

$

ecret :

the orher, ofnot

being from the Sermon

in any

wi~e

: his

Sermon,

hke rhe1r

Cf"

c11mcijion.)

7

Did as much as in them lay, ro

exm1tethm CQMnfeU:

offered

ro

ftn

e,

offered to

binde, lAy hands,

grafped, fell to the

ground.

sAnd, from rhe fame root

they came both, from

defire ofrevenge.

Their

jttry

no whit leffe, no leffe

erueO

no

Ie(feimpl.cable.

Thus farre their likeneffc holds.

ft;

Bur now, in two things,

dijlike:

r.

One,thefeintheTexthadfomeclu~.

their Sifier was deflowrcd. Norrhe !call: colour, here. Their fi{ler was

hoao;re.;

themfelves dealt with but too well. No caufe in rhc world, they.

DJ

1 e,

10

this lirfi.

.

.r.

ert~nl

z.

And then, ifyou come to the iffue,in that,diflikeroo. It wasnormter!

ee

B.

1 _

Cl~::f

indeed (we thanke G o o forrhat, it was not:) Yet they did rhe1r good wJII

(

"

fonam;)

And, it was a judged cafe in

Perfia, Voluerunt

was

enough~

llut,'