Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v5

Chag15. An Expofitionupon the Bookof 3 O B. Verf.23. Cain (Gen, 4 ) A fugitive andvagabond (halt thou be; and we in our Law, call a fort of idle Beggars Vagabonds, fuch as go from Countrey to Countrey, from houle to houle, to Peek their bread. Such alto were among the Jews, whoare there- fore called Vagabond Jews (Ads 19. 13.) To be a wanderer, was one of the fharpeft threa s that God ever denounced againft his people, My God will cajf them away, becatife theydid not hearken to him, and theyJhall be wanderers among the Na.. tions, He wanders about for bread. InScripture fenfe, bread takes in all good things, even the Pan; hóc lico heft which concern this life So Chri.ft teacheth us to pray, non/igniJcar, Giveus this day our daily bread. But here by bread, we are tout alias fepe,- underfland the meaneft provifion, diftina from flefh;andother 4uoAcuuque of food : A man that lives meerly upon bread, hath but poor viltifimu fed Y ? P vili/J,mum fare ; though bread be the ftaffof life, yet he that hath no- quemqueciburn thing but bread to eat, lives meanly, and hath onely enough quopoll}fu to keep life and foul together. flenrarl.Pmed Yet further,they that wanderfor bread,muft be content with Ha verbs mo- the council bread, and with a little of that; they are often r ogelluiudDez Y ,ffagellumnem. glad if they get but a dry or mouldy cruft of bread to fatisfie peextremain- the cry of hunger. So then, Towander aboutfor bread, is to via. sold, live a Beggars life, or to be driven to the utmoft fhifts to fu twin life, and keep from fiarving. , To be brought to a piece of bread (of our own) is to be brought to the loweft ebb in worldly things (Prov, 6. 26.) Exul, inops er. By means of a whori}h woman, a man is brought to a piece of res alienaque bread ; that is, he is made very poor. And if he beat a low "mim lujires. ebb , who hath but a piece of bread of his own : What are ovid.ín lbirr.. they who are forced to ask fo low as a pieceofbreadofo_hers ? To want bread is ill, but wander about for bread is far worfe. He that wants bread is pinch'd, but he that wanders for it is difgraced. Obferve hence, ficft, To want andwander aboutfor bread, is afare ofieiion : Such an aflfiaion, as Davidprofeffeth he never obferved the righte- ous mans feed fain into (Pfal. 37, 251) I bave been young, and-- now am old,, pet never law I the righteousfortmeat; nor -theirfeed - begging their bread: The righteous are oftentxoubled,yet never ffoxfakena