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6

The

Tryall

of

man,

and

as

[lrange

a

Husbandman

as

Chrifl

a

Vine.

For

fira,

he

is

the

very

root

of

the Vine

it

felt, which no

Huf-

bandman

is

to

any

Vine

;

therefore

he

that

is

the Vine

calls

the

Husbandman

his

Father,

My

Father

is

the

Husbandman. This

Vine

fprings

out

of

his

boforne by eternall

generation,

for

this

is

the derivation

of

our Off-fpring,

Chap.

14.20.

lam

in

my

Fa-

ther, and you

in me.

And

Chap.

5.26.

The

Father

,

He

bath

life

(originals)

in himfelfe,

and gives it

to

the Sonne,

and

the

Sonne

to

us,

and thence fpring

living

fruits, the fruits

of

righte-

oufneffe.

2.

He

is

the

ingraffer, and

implanter

of

all

the

branches

into

this Vine. Efay 6o.

zá.

he calls

them

hie

righteous

people,

[the

branch

of

my

planting]

the

Work

of

my

hands.

Other. Husband

-

men

doe but expect

what

branches

their

Vines will

of

them

-

felves

bring

forth,

but

God

appoints who,

and

how

many

(hall

be

the branches,

and

gives

them

unto,

and ingraffs them

into

his

Sonne.

3.

He

appoints what fruit,

and

what flore

of

fruit

thefe

bran-

ches

(ball bring

forth,

and

accordingly

gives

the

increafe, which

other

Husbandman

cannot doe

:

Paul

my

plant, and

Apolios

may

Water, but

God

onely

gives

the increafe,

i

Cor.

3.7.

Though

Chrilf

merited,

yet the

Father

decreed

every mans

meafure

of

fruitful

-

ne(fe.

4. He

is

the

molt

diligent Husbandman

that

ever was

for

he:

knowes,

and

daily views,

and takes notice

of

every branch,

and

of

all

their

fruit

:

for

(ayes

the

Text, Every

branch

that brings

not

forth

fruit,

be

takes away,

&c. therefore

knowes

who beareth

fruit,

and

doth not.

He

knowes

their perlons,

Who

are

his,

and

who

are

not,

z

Tiyn.2.

a

9.

not

fo

much as

one

man could

come in

Without

a

wedding

garment, but

he fpies

him

out.

5.

The moll

carefull

he

is

daily

to

purge his

Vine

:

fo

fays

the

fecond verse.

And

of

all

poffeffions,

faith Cato,

Xulla

pofj"efia

majorem

operar;

requirit, Vineyards

need

as

much care, and

more

then

any

other.

The

Corne,

when it

is

Towne,

comes

up,

and

groves

alone

,

and

ripeneth,

and comes

to

perfetlian, the

Huf-

bandman feeping and

Waking,

he

knowes not how,

faith Chrill

:

But

Vines mutt

be

drekfupported,

flaeltred,

pruned,

well.nigh

every

dayo

And