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To

the

Chriflian

Reader.

Therefore

job

openeth

his

mouth

in vaine,

he

multiplyeth

words

without

knowledge; that

is,

without

a cleare

knowledge

of

himfelfe

both

as

a

creature

and

as

of

nner,

as

alfo

of

the

defgne

and

purpofe

of

God

in

a

f

f

lictling him.

Now,

be

fides

thofe pa

f

fages in

the

difcourfe

of

Elihu

wherein

he

chargeth.

Jobs

three

friends

with

folly

for

condemning

Job

when

they

could

not a,zfwer

him,&

thofe wherein

he

reproves

lobs

ignorance

or

want

of

knowledge,

for

wondring

how

flab

great

wills

fhould

fall

upon

him

,

notwith.

ffancling his

integrity,likertife his

boldnefs

or

pe-

remptorinefs

in

his

own caufe,

juflifying

himfelfe

rather

then

God;

yea

and

clef

ring

to

plead

his caufe

before

him;

I

faybefides

thefe

paffages,we

at firff

reading

might

conclude

that

Elihu

did

nothing

elfe

throughout thefe

fix

chapters,.

but

enlarge

or

para.

phrafe

upon

thole

things,

which

had

long

before

been

fpoken

to by

Eliphaz,.

Bildad,

and

Zo1;har,

and

by

yob

himfelfe

as

much

a<r

by

any

of

if

not be-

yond all

them

three.

But

upon

further conf

deration of

the

matter in

the

whole

feries and

contexture

of

his

difcourfe ,we

may colleU

two

things,

infiance

d

in and

Whited

on

by

Elihu

alone, upon

which

his

particular

opinion

and

fentence

is

grounded in di

ffinUion from

all the

refl.

the

cleare

underffanding

of

which,

will

lead

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