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Chap.

3

2.

An

Expofition

upo*

the

Book,

of

j

o

B.

Verf:

Blrhu

fiends

fix

whole

Chapters

in

delivering

his

mind upon

this

Controve

tie;

yet' he makes

Tome

paufes and

overtures,,

moving

or

inviting

fob_to

-a

reply.

But job interpofed`not

a

word.

We

may

confider this whole

difcourf of

Et.'hu in

foure

di-

flinót

pasts;

the

firft

contained

in

the

3

ad and

33d

Chapters;.

die

fecoiid

in

the

31.th,,

the third

in

the

3 5,

h,

and

the

fourrain-

rbe 36th

and

37lh Chapters of this

Book`.

In the tirll

part,

he

dire&eth

his

fpeech

;

firft

to

-fobs

three

friends,

in

this

3

ad-

Chapter

Secondly ,_to

fob

himfelfe

the

3

In

this

Chapter

we may

confider

,

firft rationall

tran(ridn

from

the

dïlpeate

between fob

and his

friends,

to

this

difcowrfe of

Elihu, in the five

firft verfes

;-Secondly, we have a-very

Rhetori

call

-or

pathetical(Reface-,

whereinElihu

endeavourerh to

gain

attention

-by

giving

anaccounr,

or

the

reafons

of

his

undertaking

in which he

interweaves

many

Apologies for himfelfe,

inventu

--

ring

upon

fo-hard a

taske,

refpéccing

both

his youtli,

and

the'

weight ofthe

argument.

He amplifies and continueth upon this

fubje6

to the end

of

the

3

adthapter

;

wherein- he engageth

himfelfe

by

folemne promife

carry

on

the lufineffe without

re-

fpeeI

of

perlons,

without feare or

flattery.

Yet'

more diRin

ly.

in this

firfl

part,The

tranfition; firft,

a-

rea

fon is

a`ïìgned why

Tobs

friends

left

off fpeakin

e4s

it

is not

Stied

to begin

to

fpeak,,

fo

neither

to

give-

over

fpeeking,

till

we

fee

and

can

give

a

reafon

for

it;

The

reafonhere given, is,

becaufe

fob

was

righteous in

his

own eyes

(v.

t.

)

Secondly,

a

reafon

is

gi-

ven

not

only why

Elihu

did

begin

to

fpeak,

but

why

he

began to

fpeak

as

he

did,

an

anger

;'firft,

agaiüft Job, which is laid

down!

in

the

fecondverfe,

Becaufe

he

jut

;fled

himfelfe

rather

then

God;

Secondly,

againft his

friends

(

ver.

3. )-Becaufe they

had

found

no

anfwer, yet

had

condemned

fob, or,

becaufe they cenfured

though

they couldnot confute

him.

In the 4th

and

5th

verfes , we

have

a

dilcovery

of

the

caufe

of Elihu's modefty

in

forbearing

fo

long

to

[peak,

which he

further

inlargeth.

in

-the

following

parts

of

the Chapter.

Verf.

t.

So

thrfe three

men ceafed

to

anfi

er

fobb.

They

who

had maintained

the

difpute

all

this

while,crafed,

éefted,

or

face

down!. When men

,fpeak

they

ufually Rand

up

er