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Chap: i 5 . An Expofition upon the Bookof J O B. Verf.t 6. creature hath into the creature, bath infinitely more perfeai- on in himfelf : Thofe excellencies which are divided and fcattered all the Creation over, are not only contrated and united in God, but unconceivably exceeded by him. Job having thus laid down the former part of his argument he applies it :d Vert, 16. How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinketh iniquity like water ? Concerning the Saints , he laid onely, Godputs no eru/f in them, and concerning the Heavens, They are not clean in his fight s But now that he (peaks of man , he doth not fay, God puts no trufl in him , or he is not clean in his fight ; but he lays load upon him, He is abominable andfilthy: andas if that were not enough, he aggravates it with, How much more abo- Mínable, &c. If he put no truû in glorified Saints in whom yet there is no iniquity, then no marvel, if man be called abo- minable, who drinketh iniquity like water. The whole Verfe is a defcription of mans linfulnefs s Firft, of the linfulnefs ofhis nature, in tholeword_s , He is abomina- bleand filthy : Secondly, ofthe finfulnefsof his life, Fie drink- eth iniquity like water, How much more. Some read, Much left. : So Mr. Broughton; Much lefsthe un- cleanandloathfome. The Original may bear either ( asalto a third reading, Surely then) without any impeachment to the fcope of the place. The heavensare not clean in hisfight: Much left is abominable andfilthy man clean in his fight. Again , The 21;111. heavens are not clean in his fight ; how much more abominable andfilthy is man in his fight. Wemay take it alto as a diret in- 'lbominabilia ference without any comparifon either from the greater or nrápriè quern g ne+sódignori the lets. The heavens are not clean in his fight ; furely then, man debeat auditu, is abominable andfilthy. vifu, familiarµ The word which we tranflate abominable,notes that which rate,contaífu° is moll abhorring to the nature of man ; that which is not sßde?",r,i. onely fo naufeous that the flomack cannot digefi it, but fo non osdicier bale that the minde is burdened to thinke of it ; yea,the word mus, qua in imports that which is rejefled by all the fentes, abominably cogitationero- rejected that which the eye cannot endure to look upon , mur, i3o dt` K that