Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v6

Chap. ï 9. An E.xpoftion upon the Book of JOB. Verf7. He indeed fpeakes it out plainly in theformer verfe ; God hath overthrown me, compaffëd me with hisnet,yet he doth not charge Godfoclifhly, as 'cis laid in the firft Chapter, as if be had done him wrong. The wrong ofwhich hecomplaines was done him by men, and thofemen his friends ; they wronged him by their hard fpeeches, and ufages. ( verf.2. ) How long trillye vex my fcule, a nd brew, me in pieceswith words ? Thole ten times have ye reproached me, That reproach was thewronghe com- plained of. But to whom did he complaire ? Firft, He complained to men, he told his friends how they had wronged, and cenfaredhim, but they would not heare. Secondly, he comp! tined to God of the wrong done him ob violemiam by men ; but as then hedid nor heare. q; n ráifr vo cifroe aà del } Iam not heard. ]Or as 'cis trar.flatedby many, I am not anfwe- D. of. rod ; the word fig ifieth both to heare, and to anfwer, the worke bothof the eare, and tongue. And the rea inn ( force tell us) , f &nlrcar why in the Hebrew oneword ferves both, is becaufe there is alwEee & re. finch a connexion and nearneffe of relation between the eare jpandere bas and the tongue ; So that he who lothnot anf,t er, is fuppofed enn, Pon inter not to beare ; and he thatloth not heare, cannot make a Swer. le eexi, ><r gut In nature, ufually, they who are deafe are dumb ; and when a at d`r reJpsn:e- man to whom we fpeake makes no anfwe_r, we aske him gui eon re order crt what, doe you not, or can you not Beare. I cry(faith 7,b)beet datar mn au- I am not heard. d+ije. trade via We are not to take hearing ftricrtl y ; For theLords Bare is not ar 1ui murRCs } + r; continuò.eti heavie that he cannot heart ; and 74 fpake loud enoug!a for men er ¡N.dw, e/t to heare. Ti,e Lord heares the lead whifperings, the leak: Pined. breathings of the foule. He loth not onely hea^e our lowett fpeech, but he hearer our very thoughts ; Thoughts are the firft-borne of the foule, the lang:.age ofour hearts. This fan- g-age of our hearts is as loud in the eares of theLord, as thun- der is in ours. Tea, he noderfiandeth our thou.7htsof rrre If9. ( `I'fal.i 39.2. ) That is, long before we thinke them. Ho to rrh 'rn 4 !1 times are the pre(ent time,cannot but know that which n, us is future, 6- hefrom whom allthins receive their being,unde* those thins which 14 yet have no bein.r. Now. if God u.idetitand our rh tug-ins at this dill -Lice, even before we think them, then furely he hearts all our words ( which ale thoughts formed mdmade up) as Toone as we have fpoken them. And