Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v11

Chap. 36. e/f:ì E.rpolitd_on upon the Bock, of B. Verf. S. 169 of might,and they prefently (well proudly, this f'poyls all ; others have a great deal ofmiehr, but not a bit of wit, or wiidome, or underlianding, how todifpofe or make the bet of it : But what a mighty God have we to do with ! who is mighty, and derpi(e,h no man ; who bath, not only might of ílrength, but might of wif-. dome too. Thus we fee how=.glihu,in thisia ter part of the verl , advanced] or exrolleth the it ghtinefs ofGod, in thee two things, the infinite Moderationand Wi±dome, that go alongwith it and ad it. I (hall a little open bo. h..Firfi, this wo:o ierful Modera- tion in theexercife. pf.his irciuhtinefs ;, Lle r`r mighty, d4,d deftfeth not ;my.: To defpife is an a4 of Pride ; Ride. 'Is"a.bad Mo,her of many had Children,thefe threeefpccially. Fira, b'oaG rtg.of cur felves, Secondly, contending withothers. Thirdly, defpifing of others. The word here ufed fignifies toi defpi£e with abhorrence- or iY Nt71 Ioathing, as the Stomack doth meal! which is ofienfrve ccs it ; ill favoured meat is loatVotne, and any ,thing which the mind:nau- feates, is an abhorrence to us. The Lord defpifeth not,he.doch not nauseate any. The word any is not expreft in the Original Text, that faith only, The Lordú1'rtighty,and defptfeth not ; we put that fupplement inour Traníla ion,any; He is' Mighty, and defpifeth not any, Others render mitre flrictly, ihus,Behsoid,God o Mighty, and defpfethnot his own people. The Chaldee Paraphrafe fpeaks exegetically, The Lord is mighty, and defpifeth not the righteous »aan. The Greek Verfionbath a fourth fupplement, to the fame purpofe,`- God is mighty, ad defpifetb not the innocent perfon,'. the `y x°v' Lend. i enters fintp;f- man free from evill or wickednefs ; a Bran of integrity, a mm of ,,,, fimplicity, the Lord will nor defpife t fuch are often afïiidted, but Sept. never defpifed,efpeciallynot as fuch. Laflly, chu., God is mighty, Et io,.5.s'a-t:,r and defpifeth not the mean, the afflfhd, the poor, or thofe of low rtenn;:n aftate, ( Pfeil. 22.24.. ) Hebath not de(pifed, nor abhorred, the is affli66tion.oF the'affiiúed, neither bath he h`id hisface from him, bat when he cryed canto him, he heard. And this feems mofi proper ro the fcope and meaning of elihuhere; God is mighty, aa.f dfri- fech not thofe who have no might. Thus the words refiedt chiefly upon 7ob,who at leafi feemed to charge God,that he did nor con- fider hîminhis affliefon,or in his low efiate when he complained and cryed whim. We have two Texts in this Book of job,which might