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180 Chap, 22. As Bxpofitionupon tbe Bookof J OB. Verf. tel. J O B, CHAP. 22. Verf. 19, 20. The righteousfee it, and are glad, and the innocent laugh them tofcorne. Whereas our1'1161-lance is not cnt doavne, but the rem nant ofthem the fire conjìtmeth. Liphaz fill purfues the raine, and'.exterpation of wicked men ; he fhewed us before the finfulneffc of their prat` ices towards man, and the folly of their opinion, in faying to Godde- part from tee, who had never hurt them nor given them any c.,ufe to be weary ofhis prefence ; unleffe this difplealed them, that be filled their buffs rnith good things. And bec of they declared themfelves thus vaine, therefore Eliphaz rejectedbith them and their way The counfell ofthe wicked os f arrefrom me. Now in this verf he acquaints us with the event or iffue of their cvunfels; and how the rnghreous carry themfelves, when God calls the wicked to an account and reckons with them for their prophane- nefïteand irreligion. Verf. t9. Therightecur fee it, andare glad. Who the righteous man is, and what denominates a man. righteous , hart] been file ed before. The righteous fee it ,what do they fee ? Thar which they beleeved and looked for ; the fall . of wicked men. This at of teeing may be relerr'd either to the perfon feei,g, or to the olj.Eï Rene : as 'tic referr'd to the per fon of the righteous; fo feeing notes both their privtledge Voluratem ;PIP and their pleafure. 7hey are admitted to fee this fpedacle of ¡octal fixjHfmo- divine Ju{tice, and it is their happirefte to fee it. This David in- ofi afpetine. timates ( Pfd. 37.34 ) Wait on the Lord, and keepe hie otay,aad he ¡hall exalt thee to :nkerit the Land, when *be wickedare cut cff thou 'kith fee it. The righteous fball be honoured with this fight, yea and pleafed with it, the cutting off of wicked men by the hand of God. The righteous man bath a promife to fee this ( and promifes are the conveyances of mercies ( Pfd. 91. 8.) ff thoufand (hallfall at thy fide, and ten thoufand at thy, right hand, but it 'ball not come nigh; thee,only rrith thine eyes ¡halt thon.