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The

Pryall

of

I.

-.m.meIc,

what

his

Father meant

to

doe with 7udat,

now gone

out to

be-

tray

him

;

as

with

all

other

unfruitful! branches

like

unto

him,

even cut them

of

and

throw them

into

the

fire.

But

on the

con-

trary,

encouraging them,

and all

other

fruitful! branches,

that

they fhould

(}ill

continue

to

abide

in

him,with promife,

that

they

fhould yet

bring forth

more

fruit.

The

Parable

hath three

Parts

I.

A

Vine

here

is,

of

all

thefaireft,

ver.

T.

2.

A

Husbandman,

of

all

the

carefulleft.

3.

The

end

of

planting

this

Vine,

fruitfulnetfe.

Firft, this

Vine,

as all

Vines

elfe,

hath

two

forts

of

branches

r

I.

Such

as

(though greene)

bring

forth

no

true fruit, nought

but

leaves.

a.

Such

as

bring

forth

fruit, ver.

2.

The

Husbandman

hath

anfwerably

offices

of

two

forts

to=

wards

them

both,

ceigly,

xee,3-aiçHv,

which

is

a

witty

Paranoma-

fia,

Amputare

&

Putare,

to

Lop

and

Cut

off.

Firft,

clean

to

cut

of

thofe

that

are

utterly

unfruitful!

,

which

thereupon

are

caft

out

,

doe

wither

,

and are gathered

and

cats into the

fire

So

ver.

2.

&

6. And

thus

now

he

meant

to

deale

with

Judas.

But

2.

to Purge,

and but

lop

off the

luxuriancies, and

too

much runnings

out

of

the

fruitful! branches

into

fprings, which

they

are

fubjeti

to.

Thirdly,

his end in

all

is,

that

fruit,

and

more

fruit

might

be

brought

forth.

This

is

his

end

of

planting

this

Vine,

this

is

the

end

of

purging thefe branches

of

it,

which

he

being

fru.

!traced

of,

in thofe

other,

is

the

caufe

why he takes them cleane

away.

And

to

exhort

thefe

unto

fruitfulneffe, was one main end

of

Chrifis

ufing

this Parable, and

unto

this

tends

all

in

the fol-

lowing

verfes,

either

as

meaner

or

motives

unto

fruitfulneffe.

Fill},

as

meaner,

z.

He

affures

them

of

their

being

in

the

[date

of

grace,

verfe

3.

Aflârance

is

a

means

of

fruítfulneffe.

2.

He

fpeaks

of

Purging

them

by his

word,

in

the

fame verfe

Ye

are

cleane

through

the

Word

I

have t]ol¿ei

to

you

;

This

is a

means he

further

ufeth.

3.

He