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I 3,4 chap. II. Ait .Expofition upon the Beek, of J O B. Vert r6, Waters thatpfliaway. As if he had laid , Thoupooreft too much upon thy forrows , I counfel thee to forget them , let them be as a river fwallowed up in the fea ofan eternal! oblivion. But I conceive this latter claufe to be an'explication of the for- mer. ;For ifany ask, How flail he forget his tuiferies ? Heer's the anfwer, he flail forget them as waters that pale away. This fimilitude is more than once ufed in Scripture; to note utter for- getfulneffe ; job (Chap. 6. 15.) compares his friends to the fireamof brooks that pie away, becaufe they had forgotten the laws offriendfhip. David imprecates vengeance on his enemies in a like phrafe ,.(Pfd. ,58.7.) Let them melt away as waters that run continually ; that is , let them and their memorial! perifh. Nos recor4u Who takes notice or remembers the waters that palle in a river, scam aquarusse or under a bridge ? When the woman of Tekóab would thew graæpraterte- that they werenil as loft and'buried in oblivion , if ` Daviddid not runt Huilape- fetch home his banitted the expreffeth it thus, We mail needs nitus records- die , and are as water !pit upon theground which (pafth away) tso `l. and) cannot begatheredupagain, 2 Sate. 14. 14. This may be interpreted , fir!! as an allulion , either ítrialyfto Noahs flood. Thoupair remember it as waters thatpal away, that is , thou fhalt remember the flood of all thy forrows and affli- E'ions , as thou dolt remember the floodofNoah , of -which , no doubt!, job had heard. The Lord in the Prophet /filial), Chap.54. verf. y. (peaks of the removal! ofhis peoples afflitidn under that notion ; For this is as thewaters ofNóah unto me , for as Ihave [worn,that the waters ofNoahfhouldno more go over the earth, fo have I[worn that Iwouldnot be wroth with thee, &c. So here, thy afflifions Thall be at the waters ofNoah that are paft. Thy trou- bles fwell now very high, thou fuffereft a deluge, an inundation of forrows, but they (hall be dried-up, and (hall not leave fo much as their (lime for a token that they have been there. Or more generally, as an anti-lion to all fudden torrents, or the riling of watersupon the fall of great raises in the fouthern parrs ofthe world , of which the r 26. Pfalm is a greatproof ; waters in thoft regions (well in a moment,-and are down almoft as loon as fwoln; having no confiant fountain to feed them, they cannot continue. So faith he , a mighty flood of trouble and furrow overwhelmeth the; but it (hall quickly dry up it is but a cloud, a florin, it will pale away and be (pent fooner then thoudreameft, even fo loon, that thou 'halt be like one that dreameth. Secondly,