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42 Cdiap.3o: An Expofation upon the Boo of J o )3. V¢rf,g, J O B 3o. Verf. 4, 5, 6, 7 Who cut up mallows by the bufhes, and juniper roots for their meat. They were drivenforth front among men theycry- edafter them as after a. thiefe) To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks 5 Among the lauflres they brayed, under the nettles they were gathered together. j0 B proceeds to defcribe the miferable , and bale condition J ofhis deriders; as in the third verte hedid it by fhewi :g their flight into folitary places, fo in this 4th by the rneanenefs oftheir fare, and the pitiful) fhifts theywere,put to,, topreferve them- (elves from ftarving. Vert 4. They ens tip mallows by the bathes. rho quidam The Hebrew word rendred mallows, is neare in found, both to tricorn am the Latine andEnglifh verfion ; it conieth from a roote which. malvam Pile fgnifieth fait; thofeherbes are fo called, becaufe they grow in whim- arrm fait andbarren places, and ,are of a faltifh taft. Mr. Broughton fare, pod fit turbo! araca reads it, which plackup fait herbe, among trees. Some manfhes (alfa. or fait places arealtogether barren ; andwhat anyof them beare favours Jike.themfelves. Dually in Scripture , afair land, and a barren land, are the fame; The Lord defcribing the wild afte, faith, ( lob 39. 6,) Whole huge Ihave made the wilderneffe, and the barren land bis dwellings; the Hebrew is, fait places, as we put in the margin ; fo (7er. 17.6.) The man who makes R. fh his arme, (hall be like the heath in thedefert, andfhall not fee when geed cometh;but/hall inhabite theparched places, in the wildernels, in a fait land, andnot inhabited ; a barren land is unfit for habi- tation, becaufe it yeekds but little or no fuftenarce to the Lha- bitants. Thefe inhabitants of the wilderneffe found but lorry fuJtenance there 7bey