Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v12

Chap. 38. an Expofition upon the Beokof J o B. Verf. 16. 147 tending to the fame purpole, to (hew job his utter incompeten- cy and inability for fuch an adventure. Haft thou entred into the ¡ pringo Of the fen ? The lea is a confluence of many waters, the great veffel which God prepared to hold the multitude of waters, as was (hewed before at the eighthverfe ; onely take notice , that the word Mare dicitar which lignifies the fea, is compofed of the fame letters (a little- 7aniri Loco tranfpofed) with that which signifies the water. The feabeìng dcdu£iad thegathering together of waters , and water being theCubftance im tranfpoftt, of the Sea, one word in fubflance ferves them both in the Hebrew quibt¡bona tile- Ytt. tongue. Yet others fay is alludes, at leaf+,to a word fignifying to make a noife, or to roar ; feas and floods make a terrible noife and roaring. `David ascribes a voice to the floods (Plod, g;. 3. ) The floods have liftedup , O Lord , the hoods have liftedup their voices. There grammatical criticisms about words have their de , giving Come light about the nature and qualities of things. But to WC Text, Haft thou entred into the ¡ pringo of the fen ? And bal thou walkedin thefearsb of the depth? L11.Sl1 abyj This latter part of the verfe is of the fame importance with f ;,doge xcr the- former. The ¡pringo of the fea, and the fearch of the depth, funds.. have little, if any, difference, and walking- follows upon entring ; therefore the Lord having laid , Ha.1h thou entred into the fprixgs of thefen? faith , Haft thon walked, &c. But moredi(l:inEtly,whar is thefearch and what the depth ? The deprh,is the fea,where deepetl,fo deep that nobottom canbe found by founding. The word rendred herefearcb, notes the la(f or utmotc of any thing,and Co the deepell of the depth,which por- fibly may be called the fearch of the depth , becaufe how much or how long foever it is ¡earthed for , it cannot be found out. Mr. Broughton renders it ,, Theborder of thelea ; the Vulgar La- tine , The laff or utmoff of the depth. Hag thon walked there ? We walk on dry landand in pleafant fields : Some artificial parts Et 1'1'01'014 of the earth are by way of eminence called walk! , bemire they '45 le nthu are purpofely fitted by art to walk in. But who can walk in the in infmís ejtu froth's of thedepth ? Are there anyunder- waterwalkes ? partibus. V 2 To Aquin,