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15

._.r.._.,._._

Reafons for

a

yearely fail.

Nazarites,

types

of

ChrI1.

fhewes

it not

amiffe

onte

a

yeare

to

Pet

apart

a

day

of

hu-

'iniliation

in ferions

faring

and

prayer,

to

make atone-

ment

for

our owne

and

others

Pinnes.

The equity

of

which

feemes

not

onely grounded

in

that

Law,

Levit.

16.

z

e.

which

enjoines the

Jew

a

yearly

ftanding

faft,

wherein once

a

yeare every foule

fhould

humble

it

felfe

with

fatting before

the

Lord

in

one

of

the

great

aWem-

blies

;

and

Chap. 13.

17.

bindes

all

unto

it

:

But

all()

in

good

reafon, feeing

a

yeares

fpace

might bring

about

many juft

occafions,

1.

Many

tannes

might

bee

com-

mitted

to provoke the Lord,

z.

Many

judgements

let

in,

or

to

bee

let

in

for thofe

finnes,

3.

Many

mercies

wanting,

which

by

ours

and

others

firmes

wee

are

wor-

thily deprived

of.

And although

we

ought

continually

to

humble our

felves

for our

Pinnes

;

yet

to

helpe

our in-

firmities,

and

to

doe

it

throughly,

it

{hall

availe

us

much,

to

let

a

fpeciall

time apart

for it,as

fuch

who out

of

found

judgement

efteeme

we

have

futficient caufe

once

a

yeare

thus deepely to

humble our felves.

For

howfoever the

Jews

had daily expiatory facrifices,

yet

the

Lord held it

not

fuperfinous

to appoint

them

betides one

Pet

and

fo-

lemme

day

of

expiation.

Sois it no

leffe

needful! for any

Chriftian

(

notwithf}anding

his daily

humiliation)

to

helpe

himfelfe in

his

repentance

by

one day

in

a

yeare

at

left,

ofmore

folemne expiation.

N

azar

its,types

of

c

11

S,

vv

ayes.

CHAP.

XV.

Nazarites

types

of

Chr.

THe

third

order,

or

ranke

of

holy perfons types

of

Chrift

are the Nazarites,

who

were fanftified

by

vow or

fpeciall

profeflion

;

and

not

obfcurely

fhadow

gingJefus

Chrif}-the onely trueand

perfect.Nazarite.

For,

i. The