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djr[ons,

types

of

ChrJ7,

195

great

our

care

and bufineífe

fhould

be

to get

clean foules,

the

foile

of

which

cleaves

not

to the

skin cnely,but

(ticks

clofer to

us

then

our

skin

or bones;

and yet

wee thinke

every flight

ugh, or

Lord have

mercy,

or three

words

at

our

death

furiicient

to

rid us

of

our

firms,

and

foules

le-

profie.

I

I.

How

carefull

the

Lord

is

to

fever

the

cleane

from

uncleane

for

feare

ofgenerallinferion.

Teaching

i

.

the

Magiftrate,

that

as

the Lord

puts

difference

betweene

him that

fweareth,

and

him

that

feareth

an

oath

:

fo

fhould they

to

incourage and countenance

the

clean per-

fon,

that

is,

the

godly and

faithfull.

David

fet

his eyes

on

the

godly

in

the land, not

to

maligne

or

wrong them,

but

to

cherifb their perfons,

and help up religion and

the

feare

of

God

in

them

:

As

alfo

to

difcountenance and

ter-

rific the

foule blasphemer,

the

drunkard,

Sabbath

break-

er,

idle

perlons

and

gameiters,that

thrult

themfelves

out

of

their

calling

all

the week

long. But

if

a

man by

his

Icourfe

fhuffie cleane and

uncleane

together,

nay

runne

I

with

the

uncleane,

and

countenance gametkers,

¡wearers,

bibbers,

how

doth

he

execute

the

judgements

ofGod

?

la,

A

good

minilter

then

¡lands

in

the

counfell

of

God,

when

hefevers

the

precious

from

the vile,

Icr.

1

S.

t

9.The

Prieft in the Law

muff

pronounce him

cleane

that

is

fo

@

indeed. He

durst

not

pronounce

a

foule

perlon

to

bee

deane,

nor

a

cleane perron foule.

Then

how

dares

a

man

that

Rands

to

judge

between

the

Lord

and

his

people,

fcandalize

or

fcorne

fuch

as

endeavour

molt to

be

dean

?

How

comes it

that we

doe not

heare

drunkards,

adulte-

rers,theeves,fwearers,blafphemours

fo

rated

and difgra-

ced

as

them?

Or

how

dare

men

fell praises

of

religion

to

foule Athei[ts, ¡wearers,

haters

and defpilers

of

good-

neffe

(as

if

men

fhould gild rotten

poús,

or

warn

dead

bricks) making

them

at

their

death

feerne

as

white

as

lawne, who

all

their

life

were white

as

Lepers

?

Well,

let not

the

defpifed members

of

Chrifi

be

difcouraged

;

0z

we

Separate

bc-

tweene the

pre-

cious

and

the

vilc.