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Chap.

32. An Exp

ftion

upon

the

Book,of

J

o

B.

Verf.

I.

Then

follows

the Pharifees

boati of

his

falling

twiçê

in

the wecke,

&c. And when

the

text

faith

(

ver,

x

}.

)

the Publican

went

down

to

his houfe

jnf

-i

fied

rather

they the other.

It

doh

nor imply

that

the Pharifee

was

at

all

juflified,buí rather that

being

righteous

in

his

olsine

eyes,

he was

under

a

fad

fenrence of condemnation

in

the eyes of

God. The

meaning

is

not

that

the Pharifee

was

fome-

what

Iuftified,

and

the Publican more

;

But

that the Pharifee

was

not juflitied

at

all.

It

is

our duty

to

follow after

righteoufneffe,

but

our

fin

to

boaft

of

i

(.death.

5.

3.)Blefred

are

the

poore

:n

fpir`t,

'Tire

more

t

oore

we

are

in

f

p'rst,

the

snore

rich

we

are in

fp'rtualls.

Poverty'

of

flirit

is

directly

oppofiteto

our

being righteous

in

our owne

eyes.

C'hrif

came

not

to

call

the righteous

but

timers

to-

repentance.

(Math.

9.

r

3.)

By

the

righteous

there

we are

to

un-

derfland

thofe

that

are

righteous

in

their

ovine

eyes,

thcfe that

have high

thoughts of themfelves

;

The

tanners

whom

C

'hrifl calls

to

repentance are

the poore

in

fpirir, though

indeed the

righte-

ous in

their

owne

eyes,

are

the

greatell

fanners.

As we

never doe

worfe,or more

againft

righr,then

when we

doe that

(as

it

was

faid

of

that

ungovern'd age,

lulls.

17.

6.)

which

is

right

in

our

own

eyes,

fo

we

are

neverworfe

-,

then

when we are

righteous

in

our

-ovine

eyes.

From the whole

matter

of there words,

w

-e

fee, that

as

yobs

friends

had

been

miliaken

all

along

in

that

which

they

fpake

,

fo

now in

the

reaCon

of

their

ceafing

to

fpeake

;

which

was

ä

fuppo-

fall than

Job

was

righteous

in

his

owner

eyes.

Hence obferve

;

Mere

is

nothing

more common

then

for

men

to

iji,

e

nerd

mdse

One

aro her.

lobs

friends concluded him

fetled

in

a

proud

conceit of

his

owne-

righteoufnefle,becaufe heconflantly

delayed

their

charge

of

nnrighreoufneffe.

Some

impof

an

opinion

upon

their bre-

thren

which

is

not theirs,and make them

fay

that

which

they-doe

nor

aff

rme

;

how injurious

is

this

l

yea

force

mil-

judge

the word

of

God,

as

well

as

the

words

ofhién. They

wrefl-

the Scriptures)

(2

Pet.

3.

I6.)

They

make

the Scripture

fpeatse

that,

which

the

holy Ghoff

never

intended.

It

is

dangerous

to

famine

the

word

of

a

man, much more

the

word

of

God,

The

former proceeds

from

a

want

ofcharity,

but

the latter

is

a

great impiety.

There

C

could