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1

10/111..

To

the

Chrifaian Reader.

faith,

Deliver

him

from

going downe to

the

pit,

have

found a ranfome.

His

flefh

(hall

be

fre(her

then

a

childs,

he

fhall

returne to the

dayes

of

his

youth.

He

fhall

pray unto

God,and

he will

be

fa.

vourable

to

him,

and

he

(hall fee

his

face

with

Joy,

&c.

Hence the opinion

or

determination

of

Elihu

may

be

thus

conceived.

That,notwithftanding

all

the

confufions

and

dif

orders

which

feeme

to

be

in

the

a.

f

aires

of

this

world,

the

providence

of

God

over

mankinde

in

Generall,

and his great

mercy

towards

the

righte-

ous

in fpecìall

,

is

feene

molt eminently

in

thefe

two

things.

Fir

ft,In

that

he

infpires

them

with

the knowledge

of

heavenly

things,

or

acquaints

themfonte

way

or

other

with

his

mincl.,botb

as

to

the

meaning

of

what

he

cloth to

them;

and

of

what

he

would

have

them

doe.

Secondly,

In

that

he

provideth

and

fends

them

a

iareffenger

or

mediatour

both

to

in,

ftruc`t them

in

their

duty,&

to

pray

for

mercy,and

fo

confequent-

ly to

deliver

thein,w

hen

their

fouledraweth

neere

to

the

Grave,

and

their-life

to the deftroyers.

Both thefe

gracious difpenfations

of

God are

.

proper

to

righteous

men,

or

at

leaft

appropriate

to

them

in

a

peculiar

manner

;.

the.

righteous

are the

men.