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To

the Chrilhan

Reader.

politer.

And

therefore as

the

Father

of

lights,

from

whom cometh

every good

gift, and

eve

-

ry

perfè&t

gift,

bath

beflowed

This very

good

and

perfe5i

gift

,

His

holy

Word

upon

us,

fo

he

bath

f

urnifbed forre

with

gifts,

and

fent

them

forth

as

Interpreters

of

it

;yea, he

bath

fent forth

his

holy

Spirit,

who

is

not

only

(as

Elihu

Beaks

(in

this

book

of

fame

choice

JJ

irited

man)

An

Interpreter

one among

a

thoufand, but

the

only

unerring

Interpreter,

For

as

the

Word

of

God

is

the

onely

unerring

nor

mal

Fxpofïter

of

it

felfe,

fo

the

Holy Spirit

of

God,

whom

Jefus

Chrif

bath

promifed

to

fend,

and

of

whom

Chriff

bathPaid, He

íhall

take

of

mine and thew

it

unto you,

is

the

only

unerring

perfonall

Expo

-

liter

of

the Word

:

yet

the

Holy

Spirit

(as

I

may

fay)

in

perfon feldome

doth

it,

but

u-

fnally

conveyeth

the

light

of

the

Word

unto

man,

by

fuch

men as

himfel

fe

bath

firf

enlight

.

ned.

There

want

not

forte

who

would

have

the

Word

fet

nakedly

before

all,

that

fo

every man,

waiting

for

the

light

of

the Holy

Spirit,

may

make

his

own apprehenjion

the

interpretation

of

it

,

and'tis

trite,

that

nothing

is

an interpre-

tation

to any

man

beyond

or

be

frde,r

what

him

felfi