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Circumcifion,a

type

ofChrill

femblance

ofChria,

(as

j

Cor.

i

I.

3

)

in order

td

the

female

:

fo was

it

fit

they fhould

have

the thing

and

remony

ofCircurncifion,

and

the

female onely

the

ver-

tue

and

efficacy,

Junius.

3.

The part

mutt

bee

the

part

generative.

Gen. 17

.13,

My

Covenant

fhall bee

in

yourfleA;

and

ver.

Circumcife

the foreJkin

C

f

your

flefh.

The

very

place

fhewes

that

Circumcifion aymed

to

remedy

the

corruption

and

uncleanneffe

of

mans

na-

ture,

whereofit

admonifhed Abraham

and

his

potteri-

ty.

For

neither Abraham

nor

any

of

his

were

chofen

into

the Covenant,

becaufe

they

were

cleaner

or

holier then

other

;

but that they might

be

holier. Gods

eleaion

is

free,who

makes

choyce

of

them that

need

Circumcifion

as

well

as

any

other.

4.

The

time,

the

eight

day

:

Becaufe

i.

the

Lord had

a

mercifull

refpeci

to the

ten-

derneffe

of

infants,

2.

not to

diftinguifh,

but that

thofe

infants alfo

were

within

the Covenant,

that

dyed

with-

in

that

time:

3.

becaufe

whatfoever

was

borne

ofman

or

butt

was

Legally

impure

, and

in

their

blood till

the

eight day, and therefore no

beat}

mutt

be

offered

to the

Lord till

the eight day, Exod.

23.

19.

and ch.34.26. No

nor

mem

of

other nations fervants

or other

muff be

cir-

curncifed

but

upon the

eight

day

from

their comming

in,

4.

this precifiobfervatien

of

the eight day

was

not

with-

out

a

myftery,

either

poynting

to the

refurre6tion

of

Chrift

on

the

eighth

day,

or

leading beyond

the

weeke

of this prefent

life (in

which

we

cannot be

perfe6tly

cir-

,

eumcifed)unto that

eight day

in

the

life

to

come,

when

all

our

corruption

fhall be

cut away,

and perfeEtly

and

at

once abolifhed.

5.

The

end ofCircumcifion

was

to

feale

up

Gods

Covenant

made

with

Abraham. This

Covenant had

three

claufes,

i

.

of

the

multiplying

of

his

feed in

Chrift

:

z.

ofthe

inheritance

of

the

land

of

Ca-

sotioz,being a

type

of

Heaven.

3.

of

the

bleffed

feed,

the

Melliab

that

was

to

come

of

him

typified

in Ifaac,,

an

fo

Was

Circtimciflon a

feale

of

the

righteoufnea

6P'

Faith,

Rom.

4.

i

ii

Ci