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Chap. 35, eA E.xpoftionupon the Borçof J O s, Verf. 15, rí27 the grearefl of his encreafe, and thefe things which weremoft glutfenriret: dear to himwere taken away from him , or he were (tripe naked goodfie i non poterat,fnon and bereaved of them. & pleraq; t!.N Our tranílation refers thefe words to the perfon vifited,as if he, charignquoq; though reduced to the greatefi extremities, yet was not fenfible bona aàirneren- of it, or rook no notice of what he fuffered, or was done to him ; tur. Cots. Tee kaknoweth it not ingreat extremity. Who knoweth not ? the Antecedent to he is fob, according to this tranflation becatafe he knoweth net. But what did not lobknow ? Firft, He knewnot the dealings of God with him, to fubmit to them as he fhould. Se- condly, He knew not that there was fuch a mils ór deficiency in the acting of his graces, he perceived not how weak a fowl he had in that weak body ; his miff, his faith , did not a&, and yet he it not , or took no notice of his fayling in thofe duties.. Thirdly, He hath vifred in his anger, yes he-knoweth it net,that is,. he knoweth not the anger of Cod a who vifiteth him. To know may be taken three wayes. Firff, For the bare notion or apprelaenfion of a thing; thus certainly fob did know that he was vifited, for he fpake often and enough of Secondly , To know, is to confider, to lay a thing to heart,. (Ifa. a. 3. ) t 2vTy' people doth not kro n, lfrael doth not confider, the latter part is exegetical, and expounds the former, My people loth not- knew, that is, cloth not confide.-. So ( Hof. a. 8. ) She did nos know that I gave her corn, &c. ( Pfau'. 90. t 1. ) Who knoweth the' power ofthy anPerlthat is, who confiders it ? who weighes what tt anger of the Lord is ?we have ftweet thoughts, about the mer cy, and love, and goodnefs of Gool,' yet 'cis little , very little of anyof thefe that we know. The love of God, which we deliokt know, pafreth knowledge, (Eph. 3 19 ) But for the anger of Go'., which is fo dreadful,we feldome let our felves to the fludy of it ; none can know it comprehenfively, and few leek o. labour to know it indufirioufly, confiderately. Thirdly , To know, is to be under a due fenfe of what we know-: We May know a thing,and cònfider it,: yet not have a feel- ing of ir. I -conceive we are to undetf+and the word k ow her.:, in thefe two 'utter ïenfes; Héknoweth it not ; that is, he doth not confider, nor hath he a due fenfe , either of th ;r defe& of hiso; n- graces, that his faith aEts not as it ought,, that his truff perfomes not-