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Sermon 8.

oftheG oWRIE:S .

llut, when we come to

theViritm,

there

(I

am fure) is great oddes.

Ours,

ano–

ther manner

ofVimm,

thari.thms,and put

llm•or

and

Stchem

both together. Many a

ycareafterthis,thereweremthat Land

thtrtte one Kmgs,

wh.ereof

Hemor

(at the

mo!t)hadbut one pm: The lea!tofyourthrec

Ktn$domes,

1s greaterthanallthe

thirty one

putto"ether. So, the:eholds no propornon

m

P"trtlm.

.

Will yee fee now thepumfhmem: that

though hand

were;"

hand,

they were

not

nnpunifhed.

I.cob's Legacte

came on

~urs

too:

V

nder

lacobs

cutfe they dted, His

c•rJe

upon their

Jollies,

under whtch tlm: foules lye, and fo !hall for

evermo~e.

And

upon their

glory

and hopour; for, that

I?,

gone and loft for ever, and, as thetr

(outer;

fo their

mmmy acmr{ed.

And upon thm

Thbe

or

llouJe;

for, that

IS

(cattered

as

duft

before the

wind,and

come to nought.

..

.

.

Arid one degree further,wherein ours were diflil{e.

Simeon

and

Levi,

for all this

lived out their tithe

;flew,

but \yere not

jlaine.

Bur, here this day with thefe, in ll:ead

oflnterfecmmt,

it was

Interfellifrmt.

This

Simeon

and

Levi,

they lay both deadori.

thcfloore, with tHeir

weapons

of

cruelty

in their

h~nds,

with their wicked

counJeO

and

purpofc in their

hearts.

Which

hearts

oftheirs, the

weApons

of

jufl

defer~ce

went

rhorow ; and their

coun(eO

turned,to their

confuflon.

.

.

.

And now our

Benedifftu JJeU<,

to Go": Bldfedbe He for this

c.Maledi8U<

of

l4Cob,

forthe

Patriarch's cnrfe,

thatlight upon them and theirs. Arid yet our

Male–

dic1tiJ

roo, to

them,

their

weapons;

their

coun(ell,

their

fnry,

their

(oules,

and their

me.;

moriu. And,ftom{11ch bloud-thi.rffie.curfedmen,

G o

1:>

ever b!effe

r

ou.

Ler nierell you this,forafarewell.

Jacob

cloth here two things:' Delivers us

a

Doettment;

and denounceth.4

dreadful/ pimi}hrnent.

His

Document

is,

Ne veniat

ani·

m•melt:

His

pimifhmentis, Maledifltu

and

di]Jipabo.

And

c~oofc,

they that

will

not

fay, Ne vewiat

with him,he will

[ay,Maledifltu,his

curfe be upon them. But, as

Iaceb

.faid, fo we to fay all, all to fay afrer him,

Ne veniat bothpafi'ive,and aflive.

p

afi'ive:

Never be their

cormJellcaken

abour

lACeb'sJoule;

or his

Jgrtfe,

that is to us,

Iacob,even

the

Feeder,

the

Paftor,andStone of Ifrael;

never tome his(ou/e,to be the

Jubjerl,

or

matterrreatedof

in any fuch

counfe!l. Aflive:

and neverletanyrrue fubjedsfou/e

~omeinanyfuchcoun.feH;

nor ever any

goodchriflian

come in that

Chttrch,

wherein

fuch

Counfe/1,

or

Cou~lellours

are harboured and maintained ; or that hold any

do~

Orinethat

favours any fuch

conJultations,

,

.

But

ifany willnotthusfay

Iacob's neveniat;weto

befo bold as to fay

Iaco~'s M4~

ledt!lsa,

to him, his

fonle,

his feed, his

memory

and all. Let allfuch inherit

thecttr{e,

r>o~;~~·

1;

let it be their legacie.

:E:<urgat D&U<

,&

difi'ipentur inimici, Let

'GoD

ari{e,and theft

!'

Jlu enemies he (cattered; ..Js the {lubble before the wind,and111 the(rmke, let them

vanijh an/come tonothmg.

Let their

lwes

be forrhe

Jword,

their

names

·

be

pttt out;

their

{oules

for the

cttrJe,

their

horiftspull'dtlownc

a11d

deJilate.

Soperijb

aB

thme eliemies,

!udg.f.

j~

o

VoR ,, &c•

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