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218

NOMPIMO,s1.1

Chrifusin

medio

setatù

flore

im-

molatru cuiva

conditionis

ratio

-

nem

vid.

Inn.

in Exod.i z.

The

Pafíeover,

A

type

of

Chrift,

of

the

woman

;

but the woman

muff

bring forth

a

man

-

child,

Rev.

t

2.

s.

And though he

muff

be

borne

of

a

Vir-

gin,yet the Virgin mutt bring forth afonne,Iff

;9.6.

F©r

he

muff

divide

the fpoyle

with

the

bong,.

;

fay

3.

i

z.

2.

reafon. Confider

Chrift

in

both

his

natures;

it

was

fit

he fhould

be

a

male

át's

the

Lambe was.

r.

As

he

was

the

Sonne

ofGod

it

was

meet

bee

fhould

bee

of

the more

worthy

fexe

of

men

;

for

it

was

unfit

that

the

Sonne

of

God

fhould

be

the

daughter

ofman.,.Z

-.,

as

being man,he

was

to

be

the

Meffiah,

the

feed

of

Abraham, the

Son

of

David;

and

fo

to

be

circumcifed,

to

bee

a

fit

Miuifter

of

Circumcifion.3.reafon.

Confider

him

in his

office.

Hee

was

to

be

a

King,

a

Prieft, and

a

Prophet

of

his

Church;

all

which

neceffarily

require him

to

be

a

man,

a

male,

as

the

Lambe

was.

We

conclude

therefore

hence,that

being

the

head

of

the whole Church,

he muff be

of

as

worthy

fexe as any

of

his

members.

I I

I.

Condition.

The Lamb

muff be

ofa

yeare

old,

ver.

5.

to

fignifie

that

Chrift

dyed

at

a

full and

perfect

age,in his

ftrength ;

and

therefore

had experience

alto

of

our infirmities. For

a

Lambe

of

a

yeare

old

is

at his fíate

and

growth,

and

a

Lambe

of

a

yeare old

is

acquainted

with

many miferies

:

Even fo

our

Saviour, livir

:g

to the

full

ftrength

of

a mats,

was

a

man

full

of

forrowes,

and

acquainted

with

infirmities.

See Heb.

q,.

15.

we

have

not

an

high

Prieft

which

cannot

be

touched

with

the

feeling

ofour

infirmities,

but was

in

all

things

tempted

like us,yet

without

finne.

I

V. Condition.

He

muft

be

taken

out

of

their

own

flockes

and

folds

:

For

fo Mofes

to'h#sraoh,

Exod.

o.

2

S,

thou muft allow

us

our

beafts

for

facrifice

to

offer

to

the Lord.

Plainly fignifying,

that Chrift

was

to

bee an

Ifraelite

:and

within

the

fold

of

Gods owne

people

;

for

he

was

to

be

of

the feed

of

Abraham

;

and falvation was

ofthe

Jewes,loh.4.zz.Yea

and

the

Lords

owne

Law

re-

quires, that

the

King

fhould

bee

taken

from

amotrg

his

brethren