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22

The

Life

of

GOD

(as his

btoody

fiveat,

an0 the

fore

amaze–

ment and jorro7JJ

·which he prof'cifed, do

abundantly declare); yet

did

he entirely

fubn1it to that fevere difpenfation of pro–

vidence, and willingly acquicfccd

in

it.

And he prayed

to

God, that

if'

it

were

p~fjible

(or as one of the Evangeliits hath

it,

if

!Je ·were

'willing) that

cup

f7:. ~£!.h!

be

remo7.Jed;

yet he gently added,

Neverthe–

lejs,

no-t

my

'wilt,

but

.thiJte

be done.

Of

what firange i1nportance are the

exprcf–

fions,

John

xii.

2

7·? .

where be firfi ac–

knowledgeth the anguifh of his

fpirit,

Now is

my

foul

truubled;

which would

feen1

to

produce a kind of demur,

And

.

what jhall I

jay?

and then he goes

to

de- ·

precate his fuiferings,

}~ather

firue

-me

fr

)m tbis hour;

w

hieh he had no fooner

uttered,

but

he doth as it were,. on fccond

thoughts,

rec ::d it,

in

thefe

words;

But

fir this cauje rarne I into the

7JJorld;

and

concludes,

Father

g·lorifj thy

12c1me.

Now,

we

n1uft

not look on this as any levity,

or

blameable weaknefs in the bleifed

J

e–

fus.

He

knew all along what

he was

to

fuffer,

and

did

moft refolutely undergo it.

But

it thews

us

the unconceivable 'veight

and

pre!fure

that he

was to bear ;

which,

being fo affliCting, and contrary to nature,

he could not think

6f

without terror:

yet