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Sampfon

4

type

of

Jbrzfl.

both led away

,

both bound, both brought

forth at

a

great

feat,

both

blinded, both fcorned, both

fattened

to

a

poft, the one

ofthe

houle, the other

of

the

croffe.

2. As

Sampfon

offered himfelfe freely

unto death

a-

mong wicked

men,

as

a

molt

valiant

Captain

being

called

to

be

a

revenger

ofGods

enemies;

and

therfore it

is faid,Heb.

t

I.

he

died(not

as a

felfemurtherer, but)

in

faith

;

that

is,

as

a faithful!

fervant

of

God

adventured

his owne

life

for

the

deftruc4ion

of

the

enemies

of

God

and

his

Country,

as

every

good

fubjeé}

and

fouldier

(prefled

to the

field)©ught

to do.

So

Jefus Chrift volun-

tarily

offered

himfelf

to death,and

went

out

to

meetthe

apprehendors,

and

was

content

-to

dye

among

wicked

men, and

to

be

hanged

betweene

two

theeves,

that

he

might deliroy

and fcatter

the powers

of

the

enemies of

his Churches

falvation.

I

V.

In

victory

and

fortitude.

r.

His

frft

ftrata-

gem

(which

was

as a

prxludium

to

his calling)

in

which

he allayed his

power,

was

that

he

overcame

a

flout

Lyon

in

the

defert,and flew him

with

his

owne

hand,

ch.

r

4.6.

and tare

hint,

as

one

Jhoiíd

have

rent

a

Kid

:

So

the

firít

powerful!

worke

in

which

our

Sionpfon

chewed

him

felfe,

was the conquering of' the

devil'

that roaring

Lyon hand

to

hand,

who

affaulted

him

in

the.wilder-

nelle

by

three

horrible and hellifh temptations,

2.

Sampfon

flew

with

his

owne

hand

(being.alone)

above

a

thoufaud men

at

once,

having

,

nothing

but

the

Jawbone

ofan

Afle;a

weake, bate, and

infufficient

wea-

pon

for

fo

great

a

warre and

vit

ory

;_

and

as

it

was un-

fit,

fo

it

was an

uncleane

weapon

of

an

uncleane beaft

by

the

Law,

which his

ftriFt profeffion

of

a

Nazarite

fhould

not

have

touched,

had

it

beene

out

ofcafè

ofne.

ceßïty:

So

our true

Sampfon

by

as

weake

and vile inftrw-

Tents,

and

as

contemptible

in

the eyesofflefh conquers

thoufands

daily.;

while

by

the foolifhneffe

of

preaching,

by

the doctrine

of

the

Croire,

by

weake

earthen

veffélls

he

f

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stratagems

and

viftories.