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14

Chap.

3a. An

Expofitiän

upon

the

Boob,,of

J

o

$. Verf.

a

Neutr4

fenten-

young man

;

And therefore

as

Saul

( i

Sam.

17. 56.

)

when

he

tie

arced

teem,

law

David

a

young

man, he asked after

his

narentage

;

Enaitire

fed

Ram

whole

Son

thisfiripling

is

;

I would

faine

know his

kindred.

So

the

quempiamfue

putarim virum

kindred ofElihu

is

thus

diftinctly fet downe, that

he who by rea-

celebrem

et

c1a- fora

of

his youth was

little

knowne

as

to

his

perfon , might

be

the

rum ex

ffmitia

better

knowne by his

Anceftors, or parentage.

%[ahor.

Mere:

Secondly, His parentage

is

thus

difiindly let

downe,

to

afire

us,

that

this

is a

true hi(fory;

For fame

have

made the

whole

booke

of

fob

to

be

but

a

parable, afferting

there

was no

fuch

reali

thing. But

this

one paffage

gives

an

undeniable proofe, that

this

was

a

reali hiflory,

and

the

matter

really

aóted. This

perfon

be-

ing defcribed

by

his owne name and his

fathers

name,

and

the

next of

his

kindred.

from

the confiderationof

the

perfon who carried

on

fo

great

a

part

in

this bufineffe, Etihu, the

fon

of

Barachel the Buzite

of the

kindred

ofRam,

who was

of

a

ftrange

Country,

and

if

allyed

to

Abraham, yet

at

agreat

diftance;

we

may obferve

;

God

did preferve

a

feed

of

riligton,

and

of

holy

men

to

maintain

his

truth

among thofe

who

lived

in

dark!

places

,

and

were

wrapt

up

in

many

errors

and

ftsperfiitions

.

This

was

alto

no:ed

from

the

drib

words

of

this booke

, There

was a man in the

Land

of

Vz;A

man of gracious

actor

plifhments

'and

of

a

heavenly

light. Here

alto

was

Elihu

the Buzite, A

matt

that

had

great knowledge about

holy things

(

as

we

lhall

fee

af-

terwards)

in

thole parts

and

times

when and

where abundance

of

darknefie blindneffe andignorance

reigned.

Having thus

defcribed Elshu; The

hiflory

proceeds.

Againsrl

fob

was

his

wrath

kindled,

becaufe

he

juftified

himfelfe

rather

then

God.

Ín the

former

part of

the verle

it

is faid

;

Then was kindled

the

wrath

of

Elihes

;

Not

fpecifying againft whom,nor

the

caul

why ;

here

he

doubles the

fame

words, with

an

addition,

firft,

of

the

perfon with

whom

he

was

angry

;

Againfl

fob

was

his

wrath

kind-

led.

And

as

he tells

us

the marke

or

obje61

of

his wrath

x:

fo

he

gives, fecondly,the

reafon

of

ir;

Becaufe

he juflified himfelf

rather

then

God.

Before

I

come

to the explication

of

this

latter

branch,

take there two

brief notes.

First,