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17a Chap.27. An Expofition upon tilt Book, of J o B. Vecf.r9. There ishis neceflity of dying, But he fhall n of begathertd,there is the uncertainty, at lea(i, of his burial!. Dives OM dot- There is yet another reading of there words ; when therich raierit , nihil man fleepeth, or lyetb sown in thefleepe ofdeath, he (hall take no. fecurnauferm thing away with htra;he (hall open his eyes and find notbtng.The 467ht ocular polite gives us this expreflely( r. Tim. i.7.) Where perfwading funs et nibs to contentment in our prefent portion wha tfoever it is,he gives inveniet. V rg. this reafon of it ; For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certaine we can carry nothing out. There is a great Etnphafis in thatword , certainely, which the Apofile adds in the latter claufe, implying, that while all agree and are fuflïciently convinced that we bring nothing withus into the world, yet tome have a kind of opinion, and tome hankering hopes grounded thereupon, that they (hall carry fomewhat away with them out of the world, or at !earl., that their riches will be force benefit and advantage to them in another world. And therefore ( according to this tran- flation) Jcb brings in the rich man after death (it is ufuall in Scripture to attribute a9s of life to the dead,aslfaiah 14..9, r o. .Dell (or the grave ) is moved for thee to meet theeat thy coming: it flirreth up the dead for thee, even all thechiefe ones of theearth; it bath raifedup from their thrones (that is, their flarcly tombes or monuments where they are as it were enthroned )all the Kings of the Nations. All they [hall fpeake andfay unto thee, &c. Thus hebrings in the dead King fpeakìngand Paying, &c.And thus I a uofi dawn- fay yob brings in the rich man here after death) opening his eyes, fpeiians num and looking about him, whether any of that huge mafie of riches quiPPi mr7ruit which he once had while he lived in this world, did accompany ¡hi pr,fdfat. him, or would be of any ufe to him among the dead. When man lanfon, dyeth nothing goeth awaywith him to abide byhim for ever,but what he bath got either by his faith or by his unbeieife, by his holineffe or by his wickednefs. He that believeth carryeth all the good things of Chrifl away with him as his portion for ever ; and he that believeth not carryeth away the wages of fin with him as his portion for ever. Except,in this fence, us moti certaine char, as we brought nothing with us into the world, fo we )hall carry nothing away with us when we dye and depart the world. All there things which are fees are temporal!, and fhortlywill not be Peen at all. Could the rich man being dead open his eyes, he Pliould findnothing. We read He