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66

Enemies: open

and

fecrer.

David

a

tyke

of chrift.

Lords

fpirituall

battells,

and

mightily

fubdued

the world

under the government

of

7 efus

Chritt

,

in

whole

place

are

fucceeded paftors

and teachers

to

the

end.

2.

His

enemies.

T.

Open

and

manifeft,not onely

Goliah

that

defied

all

Ifrael, but

Sax/ that

calts

a

fpeare at

him,

that

hunts hire

as a

Partridge,

that

feeds

out for

him

to

bring him

to

death,

and

the

houfe

of

Saul,

Shimei

ray

-

ling

on him,

and

curling

him

with

an

horrible curie, be-

fides Amalekites, Philiftims,

&c. So

our

Lord

jefus

had

open

hoftility

againft

the great

Gaáiah

of

hell,

and

en-

countered

him hand

to

hand

,

and conquers

him

in

the

wilderneffe.

But

Herod hunts his

life

every where, the

Pharifees revile him

for

a

deceiver

and

Demoniack, fend

out

for

him to

take

away his life,

and the people

of

the

Jews

purfuing

him

with

all

open

hatred

and

hoftility

even to the

death

,

and

all

the

wicked

tyrants

and

ene-

mies

as

fo many

Amalekites

and

Philif}ims. z. Secret

and

underhand

enemies, that fhoutd

have

beetle

loyall

and

loving

tohim,

even his

owne

people

that

flattered

him

with their

mouths, but

imagined mrfchiefe againft

him,Pfa.4 r.9.

Such

as

Doeg, Achitophel.

Nay he which

eat bread

with

him at

his

table,

his

familiar

that

went

up

to

the

houfe

of

God with

him. And more then

all

this,

he

that

came

out

of

his

owne

loynes,his

owne

fon

Abfalonm;beßdes

the

connes

of

his

father,

a

Sam.

17.2.g.

So

our

true

David

had

not

onely his

owne Jewes and

brethren

hating

him

with

an

horrible

hatred,

and

cal-

ling

his

blood

upon

themfelves

;

but

his

owne

Difciple

that

had

Beene

fo familiar

with

him, that

went

to

the

houfe

ofGod

often

with

him, that

knew

all his

haunts

and waies, betraying

him,

And

delivering

him

to

bee

crucified. And

thus Chrift

himfelfe expounds

that

in

Pfalme

41.9. ofhimfelfe

and Iudas, Luk, 22.Z1. And

therefore

Interpretors

expound

fuch

execrations,

as

Pfa.5

9.13.

Confome

them

that

they

6e

no

more,.

not

fo

much litterally

againft

Saul

and

other

enemies

of

9

avid;

as