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Chap.

3

a.

An

Expofitiof

upon

:

the

Book

of

o

B.

Verf.

E.

Job

waS

a

man

righteous

in

the

eyes

of

'many

men

;

for

he-

faith

(

Chap.

29.

1

I.)

The

ear

which

heard

me

bleffed

me,

and

the

eye

which

favo

me

gave

witneffi

tome

;

yec

job had not

an

univerfall

teilimony given

by

men

;

There were

force, I cannot

fay

many,

in whole

eyes

he

was

unrighteous

;

He

was fo in

the eyes and

opinion of

his

friends

efpecially. Though none

could,

as

Co

the

_eye,

tax

job

with

any

unrrghteoufnefre,

no

not they who

doubt-

Idle

had

fifted

his

life

to

the

bran , yet-his

friends thought him

.

unrighteous,

and

he flood

judg'd

as

unrighteous in

their

eye:

As

for

the

third

fort of righteoufneffe,

that

of being

righteous

in

our owne eyes we muff

diflmguiill;

yob was

indeed righte-

ous

in

his owne

eyes

in

a

good fence,

and

that under

a

twofold

confideration

;

Firfl,

as

not

having

committed

any

grofs or fcan-

dalous a&

of wickedneffe

,

as

he

profetfed at large

and with

much confidence in

that

apologie and

vindication

which he

made

for himfelfe

in

the

Chapter

foregoing

;where

he calls

dowse

the

fevereft judgements of

God

upon

himfelfe,

if

he had done

Inch

things

as he

was

fufpe

&ed

of

, efpecially

if

he had defiled him-

felfe

with thofe common polutions ofthe

world,

wanronnefle,

in-

juflice and oppreflion.

3o6

flood upon

it

that he

was

thus

righte-

ous.

Secondly,'ob.was

righteous

in his owne

eyes,

as

to

i

ie-

al-

lowing

of

himfelfe

in

any

the leaf'

'fin or

unevenneffe

,

either of

hart

or life

;

Thus`ninch his

proreflation

or

imprecation

amounts

tom

the

3

3d

verfe

of that Chapter

;

If

I

have

covered my.

trítnf-

greffions as

Adam,

by`hrding

mene

iniquity

Las

my bofeme; As

if he

had

faid,

I

have

nor

lived

in

the

love

of

any fin

whatfoever.

Thus

706 was

righteous

in

his

owne

eyes, protefling to God

and

be-

fore men,

that

as

he

was

not fcandaloully

wcked

in

any

kinde,

fo

he was

not

clofely nor hypocritically

wicked

;

every

fin was

his

burden,

and

the abhorrence

of

his foule.,

in

any

other

fence

Yob

was,

far from

being righteous

in his owne

eyes

;

He

never

either

ffid

or thought he had

done

no

evil!, or

was

altogether

fin-

leffe;

like white paper

without blot

or

blur

;

yea we

very often find him

confeflïng

his

fins

and failings

(

Chap.

7.

zo.

) I

have finned;

what

'hall!

doe

unto

thee thou

preferver of

men

?

He

maketh

a

like

acknowledgement

(

Chap.

9.

a.)

I

know

it

is

fo

of

a :truth,

but,

how

'hall

man

be

jolt

with

God

?

If

he will

contend

rith.:him,, he

cannot anfwer him

one

of

a

thoufand. Againe

(ver.

-zo;)

If

I

to-

ffs/1e

my.

felfe,my

mouth'hall.condemne

me:

If!

fay

I

am.perfe?l,

Its