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12

Chap.

3

2. An

E.xpofition opon

the

Book,

of

3. o

B.

Verf. z;

good

and figni

ìcant names,

filch

names

as

carry

a

remembrance.

of

duty,

or

of mercy. Wn:,n.Alexander

the

great.,

met

with

,v

common Souldier

whofe_name was

Alexander, He

laid.

tb

him,,,

Be

fore

thoridoe,nothing

una,crtby,

the.name

of

Alexander,.Hi

name..

had

a

great.encouragemenr

in

it

co

gallantry in

warre,

And

Ego curabo ne

noted of

.íDladumentu,

that

having

obtained

botfi

the Empire and

de/lm nomini

the

name of

Antoninus,

he

laid,

I

will

labour

a1CI

can,

that

I

may

limoninorum..

not

bc.injnrioas

to

the. name

of

the,Aathofine;.

This fhould be

much more our

care and

audy,

where.holineffe

makes_

the

name

honourable

;

:John

figniderh the

grace

of.God

;

And,

as

I

remem-

ber

it

is.the

fi,,

ing

of

one

of the ancients, concerning

a

bad

man;

fo

called,

Thy

name,

ìa

John, but

thou

art

not

John;

thy name

fig-:

nifieth grace, but thou'art not

gracious.

Ambrofe..faicÿ-

to the

vir-

gin Agnes,

or

Anne, ,There

.is

chafti

ty

in.

thy

name,

doe

not contra.,:

dill

thy

name.

Sc Jerome writing

to.

,Pammachiius, which

name,

fignifieth

a

fighter againft

all;

Do

thou(

faith he

)fight

againfl all,

fin,

againft. the

Devill,the

world,and

thy

tonne

corrupnón.

The

fame.

Author

writing to.Mclocias

which

fignifies

,

Honey freeetnefs,

Have

thou

(faith.

he)

the

freetneffe.of

honey

in

thy manners.

And

to

Probus

he

writes,

Thy

name

fignifierh

honefiy,7hen

be

thou

ors

honey

man.

The

Apoftle exhorts

( 2.71m.

z.

19.

)

Let

every,

one

that

nameth.

the, name of

(brig

depart from

iniquity,

It

is

a

great

argument, feeing

all

.who

profe(le

the

Gofpel are called

Chriftians,

from

Chria

,

that therefore they Mould adorne that

aloft worthy

naine by worthy walking.

And

let

me

fay

to

all

thole

whole

names lignifie

any

thing of

God,

of Grace,

or

good-

neffe,ye

have

a

good

and gracious

name,fet not

your

aCtious

be a

reproach,

to.

God,,

nor

a

fhame

to the

profeffîon

of

his

grace.

A

good heart will

make a good

ufe of

every thing

,

and is provoked.

to

have

more

then

a

name for

that

grace

or

goodneffe which is

ire

his name,

even

to

be really

that

which his name is.

How-

fhould.

,an

Elihu,

whole name

fionifies

He

is

my God,labour

after

this ho-

ly

affurance

that

God

is

his

?How

fhould

a

Barachel, whole name

fignifieth

the

Bleflîng

of

God;

be

alwayes

praying

and

waiting

for

the

blefling

of

God,

or returning praife, to

God

( both

in.hemrt,

and

life

)

for all his

blefngs

?:

Elihu

the

fan

of

Barachel

The

Buzitc.

Here

Elihu

is

defcribed

by

his

family,

as

before

by his

farher.

The