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Chap. y i . effn Expofition upon the 73ook,of J O B. Verf.6. 43 God inflru( us, and ifhe inflruì us, we prove knowing in both. What I do(faith Chriff.7oh.i 3.7)thon knowefl notnow:but thoufhalt knowhereafter : and what was the date of this hereafter ? Even the day ofthe fpirits operation in him. Ye have anunelion(as the belo- ved Difciple writes,' Joh.2.zo.) from the holy one, andye know all things. When the anointing teacheth we have a qualtfaed, a mode- rated omnifcience. He knows all things ( in this fenfe) who knows as muchas concerns him to know ; And except the anoin- ting teacheth us, we know never a letter, either ofwhat God hath written , or of what he is doing as we ought to know. His antient people the Jews (Pfal. t c6. y.) under/lood not his works; and he reproves them by the Stork in the heavens, by the Turtle, Crane, and Swallow , by all the Fowls of the air, as more learned and fagacious in his works and providences, than the men of If- rael. Theflork in the heavensknoweth her appointedtimes andthe turtle, andthe crane, and the (wallowobferve the timeof their con- ing, but mypeople know not the judgement ofthe Lord (Jer.8. 7.) My people do not underhand when it is winter, and when it is fummer, when it is a feafon ofmercy , and when of judgement: Some are Fick, their bodies are finitten , others are poor, theire- Rates are fmitten ; a third fort are difgraced , their names are fmitten ; but they have neither ears to hear., nor hearts to under- Rand untofhis day. How fenfleffe are thoufands at this day about the great things which God is doing amongus ? He works terri- ble things in righteoufneffe, but few learn either the righteoufnes of their own waies, or the righteoufneffe ofGods waies. Few learn either what God hath done or what themfelves ought to do. O that Codwould teach fuch the fecrets of his wifdom. Duda nameri proprié fsgnrfi- That they are double to that which is. cat &Oda. The word double, is not here taken arithmetically or firittly,modui f 1æ as noting juh twofor one; but bydouble is meant,much or manifold, ptici ocare a certain exceffe being put for an uncertain ; it is frequent in the quæ aliqua language of Scripture to call thofe thiugs which exceed much, dignitate, vir Double, andbut double, though they exceed very much , though tote, aut otu- they. exceed (even fold , yea an hundred fold , Ifa..o. z. Speab, meta apa`dn e comfortably to erufalem,&c. forfhe hath receivedof the Lords haced nos res huju f double for ail her fins. But doth it fute the goodneffe of God , or rued' Decima- his fparing mercy to punifh his people much for fin or double na vocarif®- tor their lin ? Doth not Zophar in this verfe argue job into pati- lent. G a trice,