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Chap. 8. An Expofition upon theBook of .1 O B. Veil. 14 That the Whole courfeofhypocrifie is nothingbut foolifhnefs. Of alI fools the hypocrite is the greateft ; and the reafòn is,be- caufehe takes a great deal of pains in profcflion,and lath no good at all by profellion: he ventureth himfelf many times in die world to perfecution ; he runs the hazard ofhis credit, of his of}ate, of liberty and life.What a fool is this to take fo much pains,and fob - iea himfelf to fo many dangers in the outward profeflìonofChrifr, yet at lati to lofe the fruit and benefit ofall ? This folly mint needs dif leafe him:he fhall at fail fee what an extream fool he hatla been to trouble himfelfabout that which bringeth him in no realgood, but will really double and encreafe all evil upon him. No manfins atft dear a rate as the hypocrite. A fecond translation takes the Noun (as we) for hope, and not for folly, and retains the former fenfe of the Verb ; and fo the ` ,,,em fifuhr words are thus,Whofehopefhall loath him; that is,the thing which fPesfaa lun. he hoped for ¡hall loath liim ; how loath him ? It ¡hall loath him, F.ur7 quafta. not formally,but equivalently,becaufe it (hall do that which man, ur`rq`ie° fie doth, when he baths any thing;when we loath a thing,we flee or ra.t Jun. turn away from it ; fo His hope (hall loath him, that is, the thing which he hoped for ¡hall flee tar away, and quite depart, it will not come near him. Good ¡hall remove from the hypocrite when he expects and makes after it. An hypocrite at once loaths true spec grace, and hopes for true comforts : but comfort here and glory ar,r quad û hereafter ¡hall loath him, heaven (hall (hut againfl him . ex.idar, nec id Or take it for theadofhope (as others) he (hall loath his hope, co, f quarur that is, the veryhope which he hath had (hall be grievous and 7"0d vexatious to him,nothing flail grieve him more then this,that he r" b;eìc. bathhoped fo much. His hope (hall grieve and áfliid him as bad as all his afIlid}ions ;;Kaifed expeilations difappointcd,prove ozar great- eftforrows.That man finks lowefl ingrief,whofe heart was hìghefi in hope. How extreamly (hall the hypocrite be grieved, who falls as low as hell, when his hopes were railed up as high as heaven ? * savor:, rte The hypocrite both in his way, and in his end ,is like the King of taph:,ritè, q.,od. Babilon. Ilefaith in his heart,I will afcend into heaven,? will exalt ii qu1s t-rder my throne above theftars ofGod,I will afcend above the lei \ts ofthe fofo torque,u,or gh f aeties,; ' foe. clouds,Iwill be lithe the molt high,yet hefhallbe brought doow{r to bell, memlraq; fu,, to the fides ofthepit,1fa.14. I 3, e 4. e indant ac Take the words as we tranllate, fo they yield a clear fufe, and farm:nr r very agreeable to the original, Whofe hopefh.all be cut ó * The word is rendered, Cut off, by a Metaphor, becaufe vhen a man is Mirc' exceed-