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vpon

the

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a

Numb.

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b

Iac.z.

S.

gEpheCü.3.

d

Mai.g,i8.

e

Mae.

5.9.

tame

of

the

Lordfhallhe

P

peace,

that

the lambe may dwell

fecretlq with the

Lyon,

and the

young

childe play

vpon the

hole

of

the Afpe,

where.

God

bath once maRered

our tur-

bulent

affections.

Suppofe

it meant ofpeace the vertue

;

are

not

vertuous

inclinations

gratious

6/eft-hogs

of

fod

?

As

to

me they

feeme,rhe prime

of

his

bleffings

:

to

be

q

poore

in

Spirit,

pure

in

heart,mecke,mercifull,&

-c.

are

filed

fo many

bea-

titudes;

fay

Schooletnen truefy,

they are

beatitudo

difpo-

fitiva;

fo many

difpofitions

to

perfea

bleffednefle.

2

Eui-

dence.oar title

to

confummate beatitude.

3

Are

pledges,

r

earne(

ofit.4

Bring

(peace

to

the Confcience,fill

the foule

with

ioy

vnfpeakeable

and

glorious.

5

Are

appropried to

the

veffells

of

mercy

that

fl-all

bee heires

of

falua-

tion.

Which,

if

nothing

elfe, may

calme

cur

fretfull

murmu-

rings at

that

teeming ataxie

;

that

in

outward

things there

he

wicked,

to whom

it

comes

after

the

work

ofthe

Righteous:

Righteous,

to whom

it

befalls

after

the

work

of

the

wicked

:

what then

?

Are therefore the

proud

blefhed

?

Or

Gods

Children

miferable?

z

Them

fee

permitted

to

fowlefi

euils;

thofe

we call euills

of

fault.

z

Stayne with

their

cafe;

e

baned

with their

wealth

; *

obfirtned

iii

euill.

3

Porlorne

of

all vertuous goodneffe,

which

onely

fieedes

in

the

day

of

wrath,

Tro.

t

t.4.

Thefe, affliRed

indeed,

xbnt

t

notforfaken:27

renewed

in

the

Inner

man:

3

and

marke

but

their

end,its

peace

:

In their

z

death

is

hope,com-

fort,

fuch

as

a

Ralaam

vs'

to partake

:

and

in

the in-

terim,adorned with

vertues

;

b

Rich

in

faith

;

blef

ed

in

all

e

fpirituallblejngs

that

concerne

Iife

and

godlinef

e

;

that

cuen

now

we may

dd

f

erne

twixt

him

that

f

rueth

him

thatferneth

him

not;

while

God

calls onely the Refute

of

his bleffings

vpon the

wicked;

referues

his

prime

fa-

uours,

vertuous Inclinations,

to

the

Children

of

his

Loue.

Amongf}

thefe, reckon

it

as none

ofthe

meanefl,to

be

of

a

peaceable

Spirit

:

This vertuous bleffing,

a

bleflèd

vertue

:

charaHerizing vs

e

Gods

Children,

whole

(file

it

is,

fre-

quent