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98 Chap. g ç. an Expofrtion upon the Bookof Jo s. Verf. 14. JOB , Chap. ; Verf. 14. Although thoufayef -thou 'halt not fee him, yet yudgement is before him, therefore trufi thou in hem. 1 rrere is a two-fold rendring or tranflation of this i4thverle ; Ertl, Some conne5 ing it with the former, and taking it in adependance upon what Elihu had latl affirmed concerningGod, muttominor) Ile heareth not vanity, neither doth theAlmighty regard it, tran- &rar, noncon- flate thus, C.)1/faeh lefs will hehear thee, if them fayefl then doefi temp/ass :flu t not lookto, or regard this ; judge thy Pelf therefore before him, and (exauditurtss Waite for him. As if Eliha fhould bring anargument from the lefs efll judrea co- co_ to the greater; Godwill not hear vanity , nor will the Almighty peal eum. regard it, how much lets will he hear thee, whofayeft, (upon the jugs. matter) that -thou regard-1 not him, or what he faith and Both. That word, which in the dole of the i 3th verfe , we render re- gard, is the fame with that in this 14th verfe, rendered, fee; as if the whole were a rebuke, or aconviClion of job for his floutnefs, in not viewing and contemplating the power andprerogative of God as he oughr,in laying his handupon him;and therefore faith Elihtr, if God will nor hear thofe that pray vainly, howmuch lefs will he regard thee, who feemeff not to regard him ? that is, not tohumble thy Pelf before him as becomesthee to thy Soveraigne Lord; And thereupon Elihugives him counfel in the doleof the verfe ; fudge thy fel fbefore him, and then waiteforhim , or trait him, as we render ir. Mr Broughton teems to fpeak in his tranfla- t ion much to this fenfe, giving it thus ; So, when thoufayeft thou wilt not mark it, judge beforehim, andwaite forhim. As God will not regard vaine prayer, fawhen thou fayetl to him , thou wilt net markit, that is,attend to providences as thou oughtell, he wil not regard thee. There is a-truth -in this, and the Original "word" may fairly bear this tranflation ; yet I mall not flay upon it ; but rather take this Context as the beginning of a newargument,than. as the inforcemenr of the former; underflanding it fo, the words have yet a reading different from ours. Another modern tranflater difliking the former readingonly in the firff part of the verfe, gives-his own, thus ; In this alto (thou- haft