Caryl - Houston-Packer Collection BS1415 .C37 v9

134 Chap, 3o. An Expofttien upon the Boot, ofJ0 B. Verf.Is. terrours worke and impreffe upon the affeáions. Terreurs are turned upon me. There are feverall words in this booke tranflated terrours, That, here ufed, fignifieth fuch terrours as fill the mind with af; frighting amazement and confuted feeres ; fuch terroursas even (hake the feats of reafon, and, only not, make a man befìdes hirufelf"e. Thefe terrours lob (hadows out by a double fimilitude. Firlt , By the fimilitude ofa violent ftormywind, driving all before ir, They purfue myfoule ai the wind. Secondly , Ofa melting vunifhing cloud, My welfare paffeth away asa cloud : That is,My grievous Terrours cede my welfare topaffe away as a cloud. Thus he aggravates his terrours by their thong and ftrange efftc s. Butwhat were thefe terrours? l irll Some expound the word perfonally; Terreurs are tur- ned upon me, that is,Terriblemen turne upon trte. As if his mean- ing were, Thofe terrible ones, whole uncivil and inhumane car- riage towards me I have defcribed , thofe terrible ones who in my defolation rolled themfelves upon me, are now turned uponme like wild beafts to teare me in pieces. Indeed force men are fo terrible, that they may be called terrour it felfe; fo troublefome, that rheumy be called trouble it felfe; fo grievous to others, that we mayfay ofthem ( as commonly we doe in fuch cafes ) they are their griefe. The Prophet 7cremy denounceth that dreadful! threatning. againft Pafhur (7er. zo. 3,4. ) The Lord bath not called tby name Ta/hur, but (5agor-mirabib, that is, fears round about,for beheld thusfaith the Lord, .1 *ill make theea terror to thy[elfe. And as the Lord can make every man a terrour to himfelfe, fo he canmake himfelfe a terrour to any man s And this the fame Prophet molt earnefily deprecates ( Chap. 17. r7.) Be not a terreurunto me, thou art my hope in the day of evil!. Yea the Apoale faith as muchof I lagiftrates with reference to their duty in punifhing offenders( Rom. t 3. 3. ) Rulers are not a ter roar to good worker but to evil!: Rulers are (we fee) not only terrible,but a terrour, they are fo to thofe to whomGod will be a terrour much more, in the day when he deales with them. Magiftrates or Rulers are, that is, by vertue of their place they ought to be a terrour, or exceeding terrible to evill workes,that is, to evil! workers, Now,what God is,and the Magiftrate ought to