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The

Tryall

of

as

ver.

t

6.

he had ordained

to

bring

forth

fruit,

that

is,

io

fprirg

and

fpread

forth

in

the earth

in

all ages,

and

then

to

be

tran-

fplanted

unto

Heaven,

the

Paradife appointed

for

them

;

the

earth

being

but the

nurferie

of

them

for

a

while

:

Hence there-

fore

he

did

appoint

his

own

Sonne

to

be

a

new

root,

as

into

whom

he

meant

to

tranfplant

them,

and

ordained

him

to

be

that

bulk, and

body,

and

chide

branch

which

they

all

íhould

grow

out

of, who

is

therefore

called The

roote

ofDavid,

Rev. 22.

and

that

Righteous branch, Ter.

aa.

6.

Whom therefore

3.

he

planted

as

a roote

here

on

earth with

us,

and cloathed with

a

humane nature,

a

weak and mean bark

and body,

and

a

rind and

out. fide,

Each

as

ours

is

that

fo

both

roote

and branches might

be

of

the

fame

nature,

and

Homoge-

neall

:

which

nature

of

ours in

him, he likewife

filled

with

his

Spi-

rit

(as

with

juice

and fap)

without

all

meafure,

that

fo he

might

fruetife,

and

grow into

all

thofe

branches

appointed

to

be in

him,

by

communicating the

fame

fpirit

to

them.

And 4. although

he was

of

himfelfe

the

fair&

Cedar

that

ever

the

earth

bare,

yet

in

relation

to

thofe

multitude

of

branches,

he was

to

bear, chufeth

to

be a

Vine,

which

is

of

all

trees the

lowefl, the weakeft,

and

of

the

meanefl

bark, and

out

-fide

of

any

other,

onelybecaufe

of

all

others it

is

the plentifulleft

of

bran-

ches,

and

runs

out

and fpreads its

bulk in branches

;

and thofe,

of

all branches

elfe

of

any

other

trees, the

fruitfullefl,

it

is

there-

fore

called The

fruitful

Vine,

Pfal.

r

i

8.3.

and

for that

reafon

onely

doth

he

tingle

out

this

comparifon,

as

fulling

with

his

fcope, (hewing therein

his

love

;

that

as

he

condefcended

to

the

loweft condition,

for

our

fervation,

fo

to

the

meaneft refem-

blances

for

our

inftruCtion,

yet

fo

as

withall

he tells

us,

that

no

Vine,

nor

all the Vines on

earth were worthy

herein

to

be

coin-,

pared, nor

to

be

fo much

as

refemblances

of

him.

dbfer.

For

he, and

he

alone

is

the true

Vine,

that

is

the

fccond

Ob-

That

Chrift

is

fervation.

one),

the

For

take thofe

choiceft excellencies in a

Vine,

for

which

the

(True

Vine.]

comparifon

here

is

made,

as

more particularly,

that

of

fruitful-

ride

either

in

boughs

or

fruit, and

it

is

but

a

fhadow

of

that

which

is

in

him.

As

God

onely

is

[I

am

that

/am,

]

and

all

things

elfe have

but the shadow

of

Being

:

fo

Chrilt

alone

hash

lonely