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We cannot do this,

and

this is fo

ha~d

we are not able to do

it.

The T

~xt

faies

it

was

~urrnm."ing;

When [efus lz.ne\)il in

himfelJ that

bis

Difciples

murmured at

it;that

pleading

of

a

~annot

was

a

murmuring.

So

when

thou

. grum

bldl: on. this manner,

I

ca~ln.ot

walk thus,

I

c~nnot

beheve thus,

&c.,

·rh1s

1s

to

murmur

againfi

God,

nay this will bring-thee to Apo–

, fiacy, at lafi,

if

thou fuffer thy lileart to plead

thus.May be now

thou

art a forward profeifor,

• yet

beef.l: thou never

fo

forward and favoureH:

~~y

lpfi, and I cannot give

it,

over, I cannot

root it

out,

&c. I

fay

this

will break

thy

neck

~t ~he

lafr , if thou dofi not look to

it.

So it

was with thofe forenamed Difciples,they were

very forward Profeffors, for they were

the

Di(ciples of Cbrifr, faies the Text ; yet tho(e

D1fciples,

they

went

away

back...

and

walk.fd no

r!'or~

with

Chrifl,

verf.

66.

their pleadings of .

their

cannots , drove them

to

},..pofiacy ; they

went

away

hac~.

So thou wilt go away back,

~nq fa~l

irit9 Apofiacy

if

thou .

fuffer

thy

heart

~o

H:an4 pleaqing of cannots in

this,

manner.

.

Fpur~hly,

thisis the

fawfie{l:.~xcufe

of all ex-:

~ufes,rpany

:Goners

excufe their

own

felves,but

there is more mannerlinefs in all their excufes :

.l

pray thee have

meex~ufed,

faiesone,

I

have

boughtlive

ko~e

of Oxen,and

I

pray

the~

have ·

meexcufed; faies the other, ·I have bought.a

purfhafe,

I pray

thee have

me

excuftDA.

Thefe –

~pqugh

wretch

e.~

excufers

and

turne~ ou~

from

a~l mer~y

1

yet

they ·were

fon1ew·hat

more

mannerly; but I _cannot come faifl:'thou;I have

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m~~r~~g~ Wif~ ~ ~~4! c~~~o~ ~9me,

Luke

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