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Choice

of

priefi,r,

a

type

f

Chr:J1.

\

I0

g

Melchizedek.,

werfe

II

S

s

and

becaufe

bee was

to

change

the Prieihood,

and

would

doe

it

in

the

tribe,

and

was

to

bee

a

Prieft

not

after the carnal!

commandement,

hot

after

the

power

of

endleje life,

verfo

z

6. But

yet

he

was

exprellely typed

by

thofe Priefts.

Neither was

it with

-

out

a

fp

rituall fignification,

that

dfarox

the

firfl

of

thofe

high

Pricfts

fhould

bee

Mofe;

brother. For what

more

brotherly

league then

of

Chrift to

Mofer,of

grace

to

the

Law,

and

of

the

new Teltament to

the

Old

?

2.

To

the

perfeftions. For in

the

choice

of

the

Prieft

were

requifite many external' perfections. Levit.2

1.17

,

Who

-

foever

of

thy

feed

hash any

blemiJ1

es,

,ßl1

not

preafe

to

offer

the

bread of

her

God.

Hee

mutt not

be

blind,

lame,

nor

mifhapen.

Wherein

the

Lord

would not

onely

provide for the dignity

of

that

calling in

that

infancy

of

the

Church; which

otherwife

(if

the Priefthood had

lame

in

outward

Phew

contemptible)

many

might have

drawen

not

their

perfons

onely

into contempt,

but

even

1

all

fuch holy

things

as

they handled

:

But efpecially

to

fignifie

jefus Chrift

our

high

Prieft to bee

without

all

blemifh,

the

onely

immaculate

Lambe

that

takes away

the

finnes

of

the

world.

For

although

no

other mortali

man could

be

without

fume

blemifh

of

finne

or other

;

yet it

became

us

to

have

fuch an

high

Prieft

as is

holy,

harmelcffe,

undefiled,

feparate from

finnera,

Hebr.7.26.

And

as

our Lord was

fpotlefl'e,

and

without

all

blemifh;

Ifo

alto

perfect

in

all

parts

and perfe

Lions.

He wanted

no

part,

no gifts no

fufficiency

to

difcharge

that

funftion

too

weighty for

men and

Angels.

I. In

this

onr

unblemifhed high Prieft

wee

have

a

fufficient

cover

for

all

our

blemiftves

both

of

file

and

body.

z .

If

never

fo

blemifhed

in

foule

by

Panne,

by

infirmity,

if

wee

have

a

thoufand wants

and eye

-

fores

;

if

we

bewaile and refift

them,

here

is

helpe and remedy

in our

high

Prieft

againft

them

all.

For

as

thofe

perfons

that

had

fuch

blemifhes

might not

fared

a;

the

Altar

to

H

3

dee`

t.

The

per.

(edions.

Note.

i;

A

cover

for

all

deformities

of

foule

and body