Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v6

60y Chap. 18. ,An e'xpofition upon the 73 oak, Jo D. Verf, io Era Awicked man is here compared to a notorious Male - fac$or, whole crimes render him as abnoxious to the Lawes of man, and the fevereft fentenceofa bitter death, Terrores runt Secondly , The terrours and diftra&ions fpoken of in the quafr apparito- I 1 th and I zth verfes , are as the Sergeants and 'Officers of the res d7 bEfores Court who profecuteoffenders, to arreft or apprehend them, tegir C4j141 Me, fo to bring them toJuftice. Jmrnit 0414' ) Thirdly, The troubles which this wicked man is caft into;. un:. fhadow out the fmart upon his body, fines and confifcations upon his ettate, which in legali proceedings are inflicted upon offenders. Fourthly, Death it felfe, which is the chiefeand fiimmeofall punifhments, is here compared to a dreadful] King, or toe ki of terrours, who is as the Judge before whom this offender ng is brought for his tryall, and fiml fentence. Fifthly, The abiding of evil] upon his tabernacle, and the powring out ofdeftruction, expreffed by brimfizone fcattered upon his habitation , is an allufion to that part ofthe Judgement which is pronounced upon malefactors, whole honks are pulid downe. when themfelves are put to death and their dwelling places made for ever inhabitable. Netles!hallpoffeffe their plrafant places, themes /hall be in their tabernacles,, ( Hof 9. 6.) The place that harbour'd fuchwretches in former times fhail b unfit for man to dwell In; onelywilde beafts, the Owle andS'hrichsznle Jhall tell there,andfindefor themfelves a place of refit, (I {à. 34. 14, 15. ) for, Brimflone /hall befcatteredeepon his habitation. In all this Bildadfecretly ftrikes thorough the- fides of inno- cent rob : he is the mark at which his parable aymes. Bildad had heard ?ob complaine; Firlt, of terrours (Chap.6.4. Chap. 7rh 14.) and now he leaves them as his portion. Secondly, he had heard him çomplaine of fpoyling and defolation (Chap: 16.7. I I. ) and now lie tells him of deftruction arhis fide, and ofa defolate Tabernacle. Thirdly, Hehad heard him complaining of paines and dolor upon his.body, ( Chap: 9. 17, 18. (hap: 10. 16, 17. Chap: t 3. 25,26. Chap: 16.13,14 ) and. now he tells him, That thetrength ofhis skin "hallbe devoured. Fourthly, Hehadheard fob (peaking of himfelfe as a dying man as a man already ar- refted by death, as a man for whom the graves were ready, and he flying tocorruption, Thou art s') father, &c. and here he tells him