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Chap. An Expofition upon the bookof J O B. Verf r 6. T or I could net difcern the form of it. The face of it, fo force read , r tiìna The countenance or aJpeCi of it, fo others. Theywho rife from the Tnr /4," Ix'? dead,are not eafily known by thofe,who knew them liviig.When ?o hrdw ` Chriíl arife (John 20) it is Paid that Mary, who was very well acquainted with him in his lifethough he flood by her) knew net that it was Jefus, but *bought it hadbeen the Gardner. When Chriic walked with the Difciplees to Einaus, they knew him not, and there a reafon is given, their eyes were held tbát they fbould not knowhim ; a fpeciai a&of Gods providence fufpended their eye-fight, and took away (though not the power of feeing,yet) the powerof difcerning. God hath every fenfe fo exaf ly in his own hand, that he can let it out, or call it back in any degree as himfelfplcateth ; he can givea man fo much power,as to fee ano- ther,and not Co much power as to difcern him;which(by the way) , is an argument of the wonderful exadnefs of Gods providence over us, he holds our'fentes,in-his hand, as well as our reafon or our wills : and faith, thus far you {hall fee or hear, and no fur- ther ; therefore it is faid, verfe 31. That their eyes were opened : they were opened before to fee him, butnow they were opened to know him. And at other times when Chriíl appeared after his refurreEtion, his Difciples wereat a fland, whether it was he or no: Thomas, though hefaw Chrift before him, yet he would not believe it was he,until he had put his finger into the whole of the Nayls,and into the hole which the Spear made in his fide;until he Ethnic, em- had affurance from another fenfe,he would not behove his eyes. If e;furdum then a body nrifing from the grave, though it be fees, yet can fuit, ut fatten hardly be diflinguiihed by mortal eyes ; how much lets is theeye der um agn ofman abla to difcern angelsor Spirits,cloathed in humane forms, eerent homitrct or The imprelFons of glory and immortality,which appear upon bo- áopa íar poßta dies affumed by Spirits, efpecially in fudden apparitions, do ex- rioreapsetsob ceedingly mailer, if not aiionith fenfe. The Heathens thought it Homero,Hea+e- abfurd to fay,that their Gods could be known by faee:For though rant ab£gypti- they were fo grofs, as to fatisfie themfelves with bodily Gods,yet aerelpoiiux they believed thofe bodies were fo refined, had fuch a kind ofma- boy failibris }efiiek Divinity fiamp upon them, that a meer mortal could not fumfit. Sold. comprehend them. Their do&rine chines alittle into this Text. Minn ASpirit paffed before Eliphaz,he had a fight ofit,for it flood I1í11,1`8 V 1 ff e- yet he could not make out what it was, or who it was,he Gouldnot bilemval most difcern the form thereof. telema An Image was before mine eyes.1 The word Themounah,which we