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CiHAP.I.6 t4Commentarie vpon the loo zauns suyvñµNr, non awn' iRl 7dy>a.. but for keeping thefabbith, chufing the thingwhich was pleating to God, and takingholdofhiscoaénant. Obicl}. Further out of the newTeflament they alleadge many things, efpeciallyout ofthe t.Cor.7. as whereTaal withethmen tobe without difiralhion, v.5 . toabffainefor a time togiue themfelaes tofalling and prayer, v.7. where is concluded, that this eflatehindreth the exercites of pietie, and therefore intolerable in a Minifter : and further where he faith, that the vnmarried careth for the things of the Lord, but the married rather care how to pleafe one another, ver.32. and, th'ofe that are vnmarried, it isgood fo to abide: and,he that giueth not his daughterBothbetter: and, thewidow ismore blefediffssefoabide,veri.latl, ergo. NoMinifler may marrie. Anfro. Doe not there men bewray the nakednes and pouertieof their caufe, when theyare glad to fnatch here and there a word, to wren a- gainfi theauthors meaning, without due regard: yea,with utter negledl ofthe fcope and all circumfiances ofthe place? for to whomwrit the A- potile ? was it not to thewhole Chards ofCorinth ? fo as by their colleé}i- on, it was not lawfull for any man or woman of thatcitie to be marri- ed. x. What times writ Paul in ? was it not in times ofmoil heauyper- fecutions; which inall that chapter he hada fpeciall eyevnto? 3.In what mannerwrithe?dothhe not fay,that he writ this by permillìon,& not by commandement? v.6. doth he not affirme that euerie man hath his proper gift, according ro which he is towalke ? v.7.er 17. deth he notprofeffe thathe fpeaketh it for their commoditie, as giuing them an wholefome counfell, andnot to entangle them in a fnare ? v.3 s. and that which bee fpeaketh, is in regardoftheprefent occafsonandnecetie: v.26. notwith- (landing all which,nomarried perfonsmay defraud oneanother,v. S.and much leffedepart one from another, v.' o. 4. For the matter alleadged: Becaufe the Apofile would haueall Chriftians as free from diflra&ion as mightbe; and becaufe they muff abflaine to extraordinarie fatting and prayer, which thofe dangerous dayes, and tyrannicall times called vpon them for, (the place not beeing meant ofordinaric prayer) can it bee wrung out of theplace, that marriage therefore mutt be vowed again{}, eitherofthem, or much le(fe ofany other fort ofinen ? Againe, becaufe theApoflle fpeaketh ofTome carnal perfons matched together,that they regard the thingsofthe world, and the pleating one of another, aboue the pleating ofGod: can any fhew of argument euince, that therefore either marriage is vnholy, or is ofany fort of men to bedi (avowed ? for that the place muff be fo vnderflood, is euident: elfe what (hall we think ofAbraham and Sarah, Ifaac andRebecca, Elcanah and Anna!), Zacha- rie andElizabeth, Aquilla and Prifcilla:lhall we thinke that there faith- , full