Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v6

60 Chap.19 ton expefation upon the Book, of JOB. Verf The word in theHebrew fignifies two things. Firft, To be ignorant. Secondly, To be in an errour, or to fall into errour through ignorance. ( Pfa1.19.12.) Who knoweth the erreurs (or igno- rances ) of his life ? The force of this word was opened (Chap.6.z4. ) There. fore I (ball not here ftay upon it Be it that Ihave erred. We may take it three wayes Firft, Be it than I have erred in judgement, and thinke Secondly, Be it that I have erred in word, a;,d have fpoken amiffe. Thirdly, Be it that I have erred in action, and ha'edone' amiffe. Lay the fuppofition thus large ; be it that I haveerred - in opinion, in fpeech and praftife, }'et what have you gained, or how can ye beexcufed ? We may confider this claufe firft to itfelfe, and then in rela, tion to this difpute. Be it that Ihave erred. In as much as the fame word fignifiesboth Ignorance, and errour, it may fuggeII this note tous. Ignorance and errour are veryveer a itinne,yea, ignorance i5 the caufe or motherofmofi errours. Pgnoranthe du.e Ignorance is the Smother of two very uncomely daughters,. Pefrms filia as one ofthe Ancients long fince"obferved. The firft daughter fatfhoe r du- of Ignorance is namedDubiety or doubtfulneffe, which is a con- c¡erru s2 fiant wavering in opinion. A knowing man hath a fetled - deCiv, dci, cap. ae. judgement, but an ignorant man (though he may be ftubborne and wilful!, yet he ) cannot be fixt or fteady. The fecond daughter ofignorance is namedFalfitie or erreur,which alwayes fettles us (if ever it be fetled ) in that which is unfound. It may be hard to convince a knowing man ofhis errour, but he that knowes no reafon, will not, be convinced by reafon. Errour itriftly taken, proceeds eves from ignorance ; for he that main- taines eyther an opinion or a prac`tife againft the light ofhis knowledge, is more then in an errour, 'cis obftinacy in him as it