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72

A

9

s

214

7

6.

it

were,

to

the

opening

of

the

Books,

to the filling

and

putting of all

perfons in

a

poflure

before

him

ro be

fen

-

tenced

by him

:

It

Both in

a

manner all,

fo

that God

path

little or

nothing

to

do,

as

it

were

;

for

it

difcovers to a

man

what

was

his

duty,

and

his

fn.

2.

It

citeth

him

to

compear and anfwer for negle&ing

fuch

and fuch

a

duty,

and

committing

filch

and

fuch

a fin

;

and

he

cannot

pof-

fibly

thift

compearance.

3.

When

he Both

compear,

it

giveth

in

a

libel

of

accufations

againff

the

man,

and

a

catalogue

of

all

his fins,

in

thought,

word and

deed.

This

and

this ( will

it

awfully

fay)

thou didft

at

fuch

and

fuch

a

time,

in

fuch and

fuch

a

place,

aggravated

by

fuch

and fuch,circumffances.

4.

It

ferveth

to

be

a

wit

-

nefs,

yea

in

place

of

a

thoufand

witnetfes,

and

there is

no

denying

or shifting

of

whatever

it beareth

witnefs to

;

all which

we

my fee

in

.Yofeph's

brethren,

Gen.

42.

2r

who

fay

one

to

another,

We

are

verily

guilty

concerning

our

brother,

in

that

we

faw

the angu?

fh of

his

foul, when

he

be-

fought us

and

we

would

not

hear

;

therefore is

this

drefs

come

upon

us.

The

law

difcovereth

that

it

was

a

fin,

Confcience

challengeth

and

accufeth,

they

are

cited,-

the

accufation

is

given in

and proven,This

and this

they

did,.

and

did

it

with

all thefe circumffances :

Not

as

pitiful..

word

that

fofeph

fpoke, nor

a

tear that

he

shed

in

the

anguith

of

his

foul, befeeching

them to

defiff,

but

they

remember

it

now

;

and

there

is

no

shifting

of

the

chal-

lenge and accufation,

nor

covering

of

it,

as

they

had

done before

to

their

aged

father

Jacob

;

but

they

muff

needs

now take

with

all,

and confefs,

We

have

finned,

.

and

are

verily

guilty

concerning our

brother,

&c.

It

paf

feth

fentence

and,, in

this

refpea,

the

heart

is

faid to

con..

demn

when,

the

thing,

is

evil, and

to

abfolve

or

not con-

demn

when

the thing

is

good,

I

5hn

3.

20,

21E.

6e

When

is

bath

fentenced and

condemned,

it

leaveth

not

the

man

fo, but

goeth

on

and executeth the

fentence

and

turneth

a

gnawing worm to bite

and gnaw, and

as

an

executioner

to buffet

and Imite,

to

damp

and torment,

the

man

:

Thus

ye

may

fee

how ufeful

Confcience

is

to

,

.

help

forward God's judgment, and to

vindicate him

in his fentence.

And

as

it

is

thus

with

a

guilty

Confci-

ence,

fo it

is

with

a

Confcience abfolving;

it

will abfolve

wheta-