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Chap.

32.

-;

,fin Expòftion

upon

the

Boal¿,of

J

o

ifexf.

x,

3

or

ftand

forth. The word

in

the Hebrew

may be

rendred

thus

They

fabbatized,

implying

they

had found

it

a

week

of

hard

work,

Verb=

ipfum

and ftrong labour in

dealing and tug

ing

with

fob;

And now

as

if

1721)

ind;cit

their

feventb

day

or

Saboth

were come, they fate

downe and

took

ncoe

t

/li

iouutnreaam

their refl.

Speaking

efpeeìaily

arguing and

di

uting with

a

knowing

and

refolved

rtiio

o-

adver

fary,

is tough worke

;

And they who

,,

prarerite

have

been

at

it

to purpofe,

may for

very wearineffe have caufee

-

&

iagentem

nough

to

reft

or

taketheir

Saboth

;

fo

did

tilde

three men, they

Y

p

1

yam,

ceafed or fabbatiz'd from anlwering

fob.

aono,

We

may

yet !further

enquire,

why

did

they ceafe

?

Firft,fome

pined;

men ceafe

to anfver,

becaufe

they

'rave

no

more

to

anfwer. Se-

condly, others ceafe

to

anfwer, becaufe they fuppofe they have

anfwered

enough

already,

and will anfwer no

more.

Some

lay

the

former

was

the

reafon

why

fobs

three

friends ceafed

to

antWer,

they

had

no

more

to

anfwer

;

Others

take

the latter,that

they had

no

mind,na

will

to

give

any

further

anfiver.13ut

the reafon expre

f-

fed in the

text

(

which

filmic'

fatisfie

us and

fuperf

ed

further

queries

)

is,

Becaufe he was r;ghteozrs in

his

vwne

eyes.

As

if

it

had

been

faid,

Becaufe they fan, they

had

done no

good

inpon

him,

3ób

kept.his

,o-round

and maintained his

flanding,

he'

d

f

;

puted

every

inch with

them, and

ycilded

not

an inch

;

at

they found

.him

at

firfi,

fo

he

was

at

laß

,

they

faw him a man

immoveably

let

downein

his

owne

parpofe

and

opinion,

and

therefore,

becaufe

they

cottldget

nothing

by

fpeakjng, they

would ffieak

no

more.

'Tù

but

,iosl labour,

(

as

we

lay

)

to

wag)

the

Blackmore.

The

conflancy

and

warmth ofJob

in

defending

himfelfe they

judged

ob(lin.icy

and

a

humour

to ot,pofe,

or

but the

fwelling of

a

proud

f1

irit

;

whereas

indeed it

was

the

love

of

truth,not

of

contention,

a

zeale

to doe

himfelfe

right, not to

doe

them wrong, which caufed him

(iüt

to

hold up

the Bucklers,

and

adhere

fo

flitfely

to

his

owne

opinion..

Thus defpayring

to

convince or

bzhag

him to

an ac-

knowledgement,

that

he

.was

unrighteous, they

ceafed.

Becaufe

he was

righteous in his

ovine eyes,

That's

filch

another forme

of

fpeaking

(Pro.

;',

.

)

Be

u

t

wife

in

thine

owne eyes

As allo that

(

Pro.

26.

a

a.

)

Seefl thou.

a

man

ui

fe in his

swvne

conceit,

there

is more

hope

of

a

fool

then

of

hinz.

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