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Chap.

3

a

.

An

Expofation upon

the Bookof

o

s.

Verf. z.

2

'I

Good

man

found no refs

;

his

three

friends

had

their

Saboth,

they ceafed or

retied

from

the difpute, but

Pb

was

at week-

day labour flill

,

attending the

words of

this

angry

moderator.

M.

Broughton

renders,

The

anger of

Elihu

was

in choler.

Anger

is hot,

but his anger

was

heate, or at

leali

his

anger

was

Neared,

yea

it

was

not

only

heated

as

at the

fire

,

but kindled

like

a

fire.

Then

was kindled

the wrath of

Eliten.

Anger is

a

fire

;

and

(

as Solomon

faith)

can

a man take

fire

in

philo

fopht

¡iä

his

bofome,

andnor

beburned

?

fo

I

may

fly

,

can

a

man carry anger

/pa-

in

his

bofom, and

not

burne himfelfe,

if not

others with it

?

And

To>

fa

iunt,0i-

as

fire

is

blowne up by

bellOwes

,

fo

is anger

by provocation,

virus affe£ìüum

The

anger of

God

is

exprefied

in a

heat

(

Deut.

29.

24.)

what

ut

res phcanta-

meaneth the

heat ofthis

great

anger

(

ver. 20.

)

7

he

anger of the

fie

imprimirur,

Lord

and his jealoufie(hall

frnoke

againfl

that

man.

And

(

Pfal.

2.

itaJlürituscom-

sz.)

If

his

wrath

be

kindled

but a little, &c.

The

Lail

fparklings

me

damvetde.

of

it

are

terrible. The anger

ofGod

is

a

moli dreadful!

fire

;

and

peYendam.

the

anger

of

man hath much

dread

in

it.

We

have

need

to

look

Coc:

to

our pail

ions.

Fire

is

good, but

it

mull:

be

kept

in

its due place

;

fire

on

the hearth,fire

in

the

chimney

is

good, but

fire

in

the roof,

or among

the houfbold fluff

confumeth all.

There

is

(as

I

may

fay)

an

hearth

for anger

where

it

will

doe

no

hurt.

Then

was kindled

the

wrath

of Elihu

the

fon

ofBarachel.

There

are

many

queflions about this perfon among

the learned;

It

would be

too great

a

diverfion,

and

poffbly

an

unprofitable one

to

flay upon

them.

We

have him

here defcribed,

Firfr,

by his

name.

The

Hebrew

Etymologif+s fay,

This

proper

name

Elihu

fignifieth,

He

is

my

God,

or

my

God

ss

he.

And

as

he is

defcribed

by

his

name,

fo by his

nativity

or

parentage

Elihu

the

fon of

Earache'

the Buzite

of

the

kindred

of

Ram.

His Fathers

naine Barachel, lignifies in

the Hebrew,

one

whom

Gig bath

bleffed,

or,

the

bleff

îng

of

God.

The

fons

name was, my

God is

the

Lord. And

the

fathers

name

was,

the

bleffîng

of

God,

or,

one

whom God

hath

bleffed.

We

maÿ

note

a

piece

of

holy

de-

votion

in

the old fathers

in giving fignificant names

to their

children. And

furely

it

Maybe

of

much nfe

to

give our children

C

a

good