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26 C.hsp.36 Expofrtion upon the Book of Jo s. Verf.2 fayles in a man, or wherein a man hath-fayled, is laid to perifh in or from hitn,and: that which continues or abides in him is laid not to perifh. ( ser. 18. 18. ) Then laid they , Cme let eta devife devifes agaixt yereeny, for the Lan)fliall net peri/hfrom the Prief nor cennfel from the wife. ( And (E.. (k.c 7. 26.) we have the affirmative of this negative, The Lax* id oerrfhed, or the Law fhall peril from the Pr,.ieft) AA if they had fayd, This ?ere- my who differs in opinion from all .the Priefis and wife men, while he skates us with clouds of blood hangingover our heads, and ready to diffolve upon us, mutt needs be in the wrong, Ice- ing the Law cannot perifh from the Priefis, or they cannot be fo midaken, who yet with one content prophetic better things and more propitious times unto us, So did Zedekiah and the refit, when Mickaiah foretold the ruineof Ahab. z Kings 2z.Againe ( Amos 2. r4.) Flight (hall peirhfrom thefoetft ; that is, they 'hall not be able to efcape by flyirg, though they are fwift as the. Roe, andwing'd as the bird, in regard ofbodily ftrengch and at ivity, yet flight fha11perifbfrem them . that is; they !hall have no place to flee to, at leaft, noopportunity to fly, or make an efcape. Thus the old age of themen here fpoken of was peri. flied, they had no ufe of it, no advantage by it. Mailer Brough- ton reader to this fence fully, whole aged time came to no- thing. 111.20 Natant The wordwhich we tranflate, old age, loth not properly fig- Hebrai hoc no, nifie old age in general, or as commonto all men but a fi urifb. mine Propria ing oldage, which we alto call good old age. Some men breake gniftc:ri fene- little, though they live l }ng, they have not a drooping and wi- £ixrern therin old age, but doe even bud and bloffome in their old age. via ad $ a, g. gereada nego. There is a weake decrepit old age fignified byanother word in eta idonea eft; the Prophet ( 65. 20.) There fhall be no more thence an dedaeonyl'7 infant of dayes, nor an old man that bath not filled his dayes;. huraido á vi- VI hich may be eyther thus, that old men fhould live remi. Mere, y un oo 9 , vox ;i,p fe. to be very old, and fo be full ofdayes when they dyed, or (asI Hide,, connotai conceive) that theyfhould fill chair dayes both with gooddone tmtelisi4itarem by them, and with good beftowed upon them. In all which re- fo crednur Td- yetis that phrafe in the Prophet fames to Rand in direct o 0 mudicis. ition to this of 700b in the Text, when he faith thefe men w re men in whom old age was perifbed. As if he had c xprefTed him - felfe thus ; They eyther dyed before they attained a full old age, oa