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Chap. 32.

An

Evpofition

upon

the

Book,

of

J

o

B.

Verf, z.

could not be

à

more unrighteous thought conceived

of

fob in

any

mans

heart,

then

that

he

was

(as

his

friends thought

him) righ-

teous

in his owne

eyes

-;

yet

thus they thought

him,

nor would

they thinke otherwife of

hint,

let

him

fay

what he would to

the

contrary.

So

much of

the

firft

verfe

which

giveth us

a

reafon why

fobs

friends

fate downe and

ceafed

to

anfwer

;

His

being (as they

judged

him

).righteous

in his

owne eyes.

In the

next

verfe

Elihu

gives out

a

feverer

Judgement agamf

him then

this

;

To

be

at

all

righteous in our owne eyes (according

to the

fence

intended)

argues

a

man to be

both very blind and very

proud, but

for

a

man

tobe

fo

righteous in

his ovine

eyes,

as

that

he

dares juftifie

himfelfe rather

then

<the

moil righteous

God

,

argues not

only

blindneffe

and

pride

;.

but

pride

and

blafphemy

;

yet

thus

faith

Elihu of fob;

as

it

followeth.

Verf.

a.:

Then

was kindled the

wrath

of

Elihss

the

fon

of

Bara

-

chel

the Buzite

of

the kindred

of Ram:

aoainfh

fob

was his

wrath

kindled

.,

becanfe he

jutifsed

himfelfe

rather

then

Clod.

Here

comes in

the

fourth fpeaker,as a-moderator

or

determi-

ner

of

this great difpute

;.And

he begins, much unlike

a

modera-

tor,

in

a heater

Then

was kindled_

the

wrath

of

Elihs.

Noma

bit

eft

It

is

very common for

men

to

grow hot in difpute

,

but

for

a

difkutádi a£lur,

man

to

begin

his

difpute with

an

hear, that's

very ftrange

;

many

nova

aim'

ar_

have

been

all in

a

flame upon

a

little

difcourf

, but

to

be in

a

canto

for

-flame

upon

the entrance of

a

difcourfe,

is

a

thine,

almoft.

unheard

ma,

tanta.fub-

p

b

tiliorqudtoma-

of.

Yet

thus

it

was

with this

man;

gn

in

feipfara

reflexá, Nam;

Then

was kindled

the

wrath

of

Elihu:

videtur

ergu-

The

Hebrew

is,

his

nofo

or

nofirills were

angry.

The

Metaphor

mentari

(utlo-

gici

ioquunrur)

is

taken from Horfes, Bears, Lyons,

Bulls

, or

any

furious

crea_

gyafi

ad

hoed-

tuses,

who

fend forth fumes

of

wrath

or

anger

at their

noftrills,

nem, ex

ipfss

The

blood at

the

heart

of

an

angred

angry man

is

enflamed, and

'obi

verbs

he,

as

it

were, breaths out

fire and

fmoake

at

his

mouth

and

no

diFts. Pined>

frills. Eli&

came in

a flame

to this

bufineilfe.

How unceffant were the oppolitions of

fob!

nofooner had

thofe

three

aten

ceafed

fpeaking

but

a

fourth

rifeth up

to

fpeake.

The

Good