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To

the Chriffian

Reader.

foule

from

going into the

pit,

and

his life (hall

fee

the light.

Lo,

all

thefe things

worketh God

oftentimes with man

to bring

back

his

foule

from

the

pit,

to be enlightned with the

light

of

the living.

From

thefe premi

fes

we may

colles

both

what

is

proper

to

the

righteous

;

and that,

in

what

foever

is

common

to

them

with

the

wicked,

there

is

neither

diforder

nor

confu

f

on.

For

though the

belt

of

the

righteous

are

lyable

to

the

fame outward

evils

which

the worft

of

the

wicked are,yet their

condi-

tion

is

not

the

fame;

feeing

to

the

wicked

thofe

e-

vils

are

purely

punifhments,

,,

but

the

beginning

of

thofe

furrows

which

!hall

never

end;whereas

to

the

righteou

they

are

either but chaftifements

for

fomefin

already

committed,

or

medicaments

to

pre-

vent

the committing

either

of

the

fame,

or

of

fore

other

fin. And

as

for

thofe who

by

fuch

chaftningr

are brought

to

a

fight

of

their fins and

forfake

them,

their

foules are

(by

this

meaner

v.

3o.)

brought

back

from the

pit

to

be

enlightned

with

the

light

of

the living.

This

poynt

is

yet

more

fully

and

plainly

profecu..

tecl by

Elihu in

the

366

chapter

;

where he

inform.

eth

us,

how

fufferings

are

differently

to

be

concei-

ved

of

according

to

a threefold

difference

e

of

the

per_

fans,

fuffi

ring.The

firft,and

chiefe,is

of

thofe,who

are_