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To

the Chriflian

Reader.

are

truely

righteous

and

keep clofe

to

God

in

righ-

teous

wayes.The fecund

is

of

thof

e

who being

righ-

teous

in their

f

ate,have fallen

foulely in

their

way,

with

whom

we

may

alfo

reckon

fuch

aI

are

yet in

an unrighteous

ftate,yetfhall

be

and at laft

are

con-

verted

and

brought

home to

God.

The

third

is

of

thofe who

perfevere

and

obftinately continue

in

their wicked

Rate

and

wayes,

(topping their eares,

and

hardning

their bearts,both againft

inftru5ion

and

correction.

Elihu

fecmeth

to

put all

thefe

together

(v.5,

6.

)

Behold

God

is

mighty

and

defpifet

-h

not

any

,

he

is

mighty

in

flrength

and

wifdome,he preferveth

not

the

life

of

the wicked,

but

giveth

right

to

the

poore.

More

di

ftiníily,

He

fpeaks

of

the

frit

(v.7.)

He

(that

is,God)

with-

draweth

not

Iris

eyes

from the

righteous

:

but

with kings are

they on the

throne,

yea,

he

Both

eftabliíh them

for

ever,

and

they are

exa!-

ted.

He

fpea

kys

of

the

fecond

fort

v.8,9,1 o,

i

T

.

And

if

they be

bound

in

fetters and holden

in

the

cords

of

aflii5tion,

then

he

fheweth

them their

worke

and

their

iniquity,

that

they have exceed-

ed.

He

openeth

allo their

Bare

to difcipline,

and

commandeth that

they

return

from

iniquity,

&c.

a

a

He