Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v2

To the Reader. ednefs great, and thine iniquities infinite, Thou haft taken a pledge from thy brother for nuoght, and ftrip- ed the naked of their cloathing, 6.c. The whole fcope of his fpeech bends thefame Dray ; and is, a if he hadPaid, to Job; Though thy carriage hash been fo plaufible among us, that we are not able to accufe thee of fin, yet thefe judgments accufe thee, and are fufficient wit- neffes againft thc-e ; Thefe cry out with a loud voice, that thou haft taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, &c. Though we have not iten thee aft . thefe fins, yet, in thefe eff_fts WO fee thou'haft aéted them; The faares which are round about thee tell us, thou haft laid fnares for others, and he that runs may read how terrible, how troubletoine thou haft been to the poor, in the terrours which have feiz'd thy fpirir, and in the troubles which have fFoyl'd t':ee of thy riches. Bildad the Sbuitefpeakc fecond ; His opinion is not fb rigid,as that of El iphaz. He grants,thataftliJionsmayfall upon a righteous perfon, yetfo, that if Gad fendnot (Wive- ranee fpeedily, if he refiere him not quickly to his former eftate andhonour,then (upon thefecond groundof thefourth principal)filch a man may be cenfured, cafe and condemn,d asunrighteous. That fuch wasBildadsjudgment in this cafe, is clear Chap. 8. 5, 6. If thou wert pure and upright, furely now he would awake for thee, 2nd make the habitation of thy righteoufraefs profperous, Though thy beginning was final', yet thy latter end fhall greatly increafe ; and verf. 20. 21. Behold God will not caft away a perfect man, 6.c. till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoycing. g, if he hadfàid, I cannot affent to my brother Eliphaz, affirm. ing, That , every man afflicted, is affilered, for his wick - ednefs, I (for my part) believe 'end am perfwaded, that a godly man may be athi&ted for the tryal and exercife ofhis graces, &c. But then I am affured,that God