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Chap. 30. tin Expo! ion upon the Book of j ò B. Veri ro.'79 abundance, is ffriprof all ; he that bad loch great power and au- thority, no man regards hint: he that had fo many fervants to at- tend kim, is now forced to (crape hie ottn [ores, is not this an aIts- ment(friends)that purely he was proud ofwhat he loadgotten,or that he get it by injetflice and oppreJon ? yea, is nos this an argument that he regarded not god, though he[apneazeal to to wor(hip him ? See bow god bath met with him : fee Note God hark met with that Tyrant, with thatOppreffor, with that War-per, with that meer fancy or fhadow cf piety; fee how god bath turned him downs to the duff. Such (pain, ly) was thedircourfe of wicked men a- bout 70b, not how they might glOrifie God, or benefit them- hives by the fall of fo eminent a perfon. And is not the dih course ofmany of the fame ftreíne and tendency ? doe not they , defcant thus upon the leveret difpenfations of God towards fome ofhis precious fervants ? Thus farce ofthe fieft way,in which ?cbs deriders vented them. feives against him. Now from abufe by words, the text proceeds . to their di!dainfuli thoughts,and from thence to their di1 ainiull gts : Which were two _fold;Firft, They fledfrom him ; Second- ly, They(pat in hisface. Vert., to. They abhorre wee. The word imports averfation, proceeding from Abominate- nVri t onor loathing, ( Ira. a. 13.) Bring no more oblations to me, In- Ainari ve-jar abo- jab cents is an abomination tome, fail the Lord to the hypocritical! cat omnibuslen -. jewes ; There is nothing more abhorrent toGod then falle Wor- foss abbotsere fhip,and fa!fe-hearted worfhippers; Inch an abhorrence was rob, ab ahqua re. though aworfhipper in truth, to his deriders, It was a great af- flidion to ?ob to be Jeer'd in their longs, and to be made their fable- talke, or highway talke ; but robe abhorr'd and detefled as a mont er of men, as a maa.nnworthv to live among men;, this was farre more affliÉtive then the former, yet thus they dealt with upright `fob, they abhorr'd Here it may be Enquired,uton what account theydid abhorre him ? There is an abhorrence ofman firfi, In regard of his finfull neffe, this only renders man an abhorrence in the fight of God. Secondly, in regard of his miferob!ene5,. The wont of ?obi «me- tmes could not efpy any reali fin-(pots upon hith, though pof i. bly