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A52807 A compleat history and mystery of the Old and New Testament logically discust and theologically improved : in four volumes ... the like undertaking (in such a manner and method) being never by any author attempted before : yet this is now approved and commended by grave divines, &c. / by Christopher Ness ... Ness, Christopher, 1621-1705. 1696 (1696) Wing N449; ESTC R40047 3,259,554 1,966

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be_v no_o less_o a_o wonder_n that_o good_a jehosaphat_n shall_v stand_v by_o and_o both_o hear_v and_o see_v all_o those_o insolent_a trick_n and_o transaction_n in_o abuse_v god_n prophet_n who_o he_o have_v cause_v to_o be_v send_v for_o yet_o become_v a_o mere_a mute_a as_o too_o loath_a to_o displease_v ahab_n who_o crafty_a insinuation_n have_v too_o great_a influence_n upon_o he_o so_o that_o this_o good_a king_n have_v not_o one_o word_n to_o speak_v in_o the_o behalf_n of_o that_o good_a prophet_n which_o show_v say_v peter_n martyr_n n._n b._n that_o ill_a company_n many_o time_n mar_v good_a man_n and_o be_v as_o a_o infectious_a air_n too_o familiar_o to_o breath_n in_o bad_a society_n do_v deaden_a or_o at_o least_o damp_n true_a sanctity_n in_o the_o best_a soul_n etc._n etc._n mark_v 4._o bold_a micaiah_n can_v be_v conquer_v with_o all_o ahab_n threat_n ver_fw-la 28._o but_o cast_v the_o credit_n of_o his_o call_v upon_o the_o issue_n as_o moses_n do_v numb_a 16.29_o deut._n 18.21_o 22._o he_o be_v assure_v from_o heaven_n of_o the_o event_n on_o earth_n and_o that_o god_n will_v deliver_v he_o out_o of_o the_o mouth_n of_o this_o lion_n as_o 2_o tim._n 4.17_o 18._o therefore_o he_o with_o the_o great_a confidence_n and_o ministerial_a authority_n denounce_v ahab_n doom_n that_o he_o shall_v never_o return_v in_o peace_n as_o he_o have_v promise_v to_o himself_o his_o hope_n shall_v perish_v prov._n 11.7_o and_o prove_v no_o better_o than_o a_o give_v up_o the_o ghost_n which_o be_v but_o cold_a comfort_n job_n 11.20_o and_o the_o prophet_n call_v all_o the_o people_n to_o be_v witness_n of_o the_o truth_n of_o his_o prophecy_n by_o the_o event_n of_o it_o n._n b._n that_o when_o they_o see_v those_o thing_n he_o have_v foretell_v come_v to_o pass_v say_v vatablus_n they_o may_v all_o then_o understand_v that_o he_o have_v deliver_v his_o message_n by_o divine_a inspiration_n and_o that_o he_o though_o but_o one_o and_o all_o alone_a be_v in_o the_o truth_n and_o that_o the_o four_o hundred_o prophet_n of_o baal_n notwithstanding_o their_o noise_n multitude_n and_o uniformity_n be_v in_o the_o error_n and_o act_v by_o that_o lie_a spirit_n the_o devil_n as_o in_o ver_fw-la 21_o 22._o now_o come_v we_o to_o the_o concomitant_n which_o be_v the_o second_o part_n after_o the_o antecedent_n the_o first_o part_n here_o be_v two_o particular_n first_o the_o expedition_z undertake_v and_o second_o the_o fatal_a conflict_n remark_n upon_o the_o expedition_n be_v first_o jehosaphat_n join_v with_o ahab_n in_o undertake_v the_o war_n n._n b._n it_o be_v strange_a a_o man_n in_o who_o good_a thing_n be_v find_v 2_o chron._n 19.8_o dare_v do_v so_o have_v such_o fair_a forewarn_n from_o god_n prophet_n yet_o adventure_n ver_fw-la 29._o we_o be_v tell_v in_o 2_o chron._n 18_o ver_fw-la 1_o 2_o etc._n etc._n where_o this_o history_n be_v not_o abridge_v as_o be_v usual_a with_o that_o author_n in_o other_o case_n but_o relate_v at_o large_a as_o be_v exceed_o excellent_a in_o the_o whole_a of_o it_o how_o jehosaphat_n have_v abundance_n of_o wealth_n make_v he_o too_o much_o fond_a of_o his_o new_a affinity_n with_o ahab_n match_v his_o elder_a son_n with_o ahab_n daughter_n 2_o king_n 8.18_o and_o now_o be_v he_o and_o his_o retinue_n royal_o feast_v by_o ahab_n and_o he_o be_v of_o too_o facile_a a_o disposition_n enter_v into_o a_o league_n with_o he_o for_o wage_n this_o war_n before_o he_o have_v consult_v god_n by_o his_o prophet_n whether_o he_o may_v engage_v himself_o in_o it_o or_o no_o after_o his_o vow_n of_o engagement_n it_o be_v then_o his_o snare_n to_o make_v enquiry_n prov._n 20_o 25._o at_o this_o consultation_n it_o be_v that_o saucy_a zedekiah_n smite_v micaiah_n in_o the_o open_a court_n and_o in_o such_o a_o presence_n as_o be_v before_o relate_v which_o be_v the_o great_a impudence_n and_o because_o he_o have_v no_o better_a argument_n to_o confute_v micaiah_n dissuasives_n from_o this_o war_n he_o answer_v he_o in_o the_o figure_n and_o mood_n of_o barbara_n and_o ferio_n term_n in_o logic_n which_o signify_v a_o barbarous_a smite_v he_o n._n b._n have_v micaiah_n so_o smite_v zedekiah_n what_o a_o noise_n have_v be_v make_v of_o it_o by_o that_o bad_a king_n and_o his_o corrupt_a courtier_n jehosaphat_n see_v all_o this_o foul_a play_n hear_v the_o prophet_n prophecy_n yet_o as_o loath_a to_o break_v his_o tash_a league_n go_v along_o with_o ahab_n to_o the_o hazard_n of_o his_o own_o life_n remark_n the_o second_o ahab_n dare_v not_o trust_v his_o baal_n prophet_n so_o far_o as_o to_o trust_v himself_o in_o his_o own_o royal_a robe_n but_o disguise_n himself_o and_o make_v jehosaphat_n generalissimo_n of_o both_o the_o army_n say_v osiander_n pretend_v hereby_o to_o honour_v the_o king_n of_o judah_n but_o indeed_o intend_v to_o save_v himself_o and_o to_o elude_v micaiah_n prediction_n ver_fw-la 30._o this_o he_o do_v say_v grotius_n because_o he_o understand_v the_o syrian_n chief_a aim_n will_v be_v to_o cut_v off_o ahab_n the_o only_a author_n of_o the_o war_n and_o so_o in_o truth_n benhadad_n have_v command_v his_o captain_n ver_fw-la 31._o as_o this_o be_v sublime_a ingratitude_n in_o benhadad_n principal_o to_o seek_v the_o life_n of_o he_o who_o so_o late_o give_v he_o his_o life_n chap._n 20.33_o 34._o n.b._n ill_o be_v that_o snake_n save_v say_v dr._n hall_n that_o requite_v the_o favour_n of_o his_o life_n with_o a_o sting_n and_o our_o english_a proverb_n save_v a_o thief_n from_o the_o gallow_n and_o he_o will_v be_v the_o first_o to_o harm_v you_o be_v herein_o verify_v so_o it_o be_v a_o sordid_a treachery_n in_o ahab_n say_v peter_n martyr_n to_o secure_v himself_o from_o harm_n as_o he_o think_v and_o expose_v good_a jehosaphat_n know_o to_o the_o utmost_a peril_n this_o be_v the_o right_a character_n say_v he_o of_o a_o wicked_a man_n so_o he_o may_v but_o save_v himself_o he_o matter_n not_o what_o mischief_n befall_v his_o friend_n and_o relation_n remark_n the_o first_o upon_o the_o fatal_a conflict_n the_o battle_n begin_v and_o jehosaphat_n be_v mistake_v for_o ahab_n ver_fw-la 32_o 33._o he_o be_v furious_o assault_v and_o now_o see_v to_o his_o sorrow_n what_o a_o evil_a it_o be_v to_o be_v in_o bad_a company_n yea_o almost_o too_o late_o have_v he_o not_o cry_v to_o god_n for_o help_v 2_o chron._n 18.31_o and_o the_o lord_n help_v he_o n._n b._n which_o precious_a passage_n be_v not_o here_o but_o be_v add_v by_o the_o penman_n of_o the_o chronicle_n who_o relate_v former_a history_n record_v but_o oft_o with_o advantage_n the_o syrian_n perceive_v it_o be_v not_o ahab_n perhaps_o by_o his_o call_n upon_o jehovah_n only_o and_o not_o upon_o ahab_n idol_n or_o however_o by_o a_o sweet_a providence_n of_o god_n in_o who_o sight_n the_o life_n of_o his_o saint_n be_v precious_a psal_n 116.15_o they_o turn_v away_o from_o he_o oh_o how_o good_a be_v god_n here_o remark_n the_o second_o upon_o the_o conflict_n be_v the_o apparent_a evidence_n of_o god_n all-ordering_a providence_n even_o in_o thing_n mere_o casual_a and_o contingent_a deut._n 19.4_o a_o man_n draw_v his_o bow_n at_o a_o venture_n ver_fw-la 34._o neither_o know_v ahab_n person_n nor_o that_o god_n have_v doom_v he_o to_o death_n yet_o the_o hand_n of_o heaven_n carry_v the_o arrow_n between_o the_o joint_n of_o ahab_n harness_n to_o his_o heart_n 2_o chron._n 18.33_o and_o sure_o his_o sin_n now_o find_v he_o out_o numb_v 32.23_o this_o shaft_n be_v god_n swift_a messenger_n to_o convey_v death_n to_o a_o disguise_a debtor_n etc._n etc._n the_o last_o part_n be_v the_o consequent_n of_o this_o conflict_n remark_n first_o ahab_n now_o lay_v bleed_v in_o his_o chariot_n ver_fw-la 35._o n._n b._n well_o may_v he_o now_o wish_v he_o be_v micaiah_n in_o the_o jail_n what_o joy_n can_v he_o now_o have_v of_o his_o white_a ivory_n palace_n ver_fw-la 39_o build_v for_o pomp_n and_o pleasure_n while_o his_o black_a soul_n be_v bleed_v itself_o out_o of_o his_o body_n the_o wicked_a have_v the_o advantage_n of_o the_o way_n say_v dr._n hall_n but_o the_o godly_a of_o the_o end_n his_o blood_n be_v run_v out_o to_o pay_v naboth_n his_o arrearage_n and_o at_o evening_n he_o die_v josephus_n say_v without_o book_n that_o only_a ahab_n be_v slay_v all_o the_o army_n escape_v remark_n the_o second_o ahab_n death_n dissolve_v the_o army_n ver_fw-la 36_o 37._o a_o proclamation_n be_v make_v to_o scatter_v the_o sheep_n when_o the_o shepherd_n be_v smite_v according_a to_o micaiah_n prophecy_n ver_fw-la 17._o what_o god_n speak_v with_o his_o mouth_n he_o will_v fulfil_v with_o his_o hand_n 1_o king_n 8.15_o nor_o suffer_v his_o faithfulness_n to_o fail_v psal_n 89.33_o micaiah_n have_v pawn_v