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A22507 A commentarie vpon the fourth booke of Moses, called Numbers Containing, the foundation of the church and common-wealth of the Israelites, while they walked and wandered in the vvildernesse. Laying before vs the vnchangeable loue of God promised and exhibited to this people ... Heerein also the reader shall finde more then fiue hundred theologicall questions, decided and determined by William Attersoll, minister of the word. Attersoll, William, d. 1640.; Attersoll, William, d. 1640. Pathway to Canaan.; Attersoll, William, d. 1640. Continuation of the exposition of the booke of Numbers. 1618 (1618) STC 893; ESTC S106852 2,762,938 1,336

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have_v good_a experience_n thereof_o in_o his_o own_o feel_n psalm_n 34_o 9_o 10._o o_o fear_v the_o lord_n you_o his_o saint_n for_o there_o be_v no_o want_n to_o they_o that_o fear_v he_o the_o young_a lion_n do_v lack_v and_o suffer_v hunger_n but_o they_o that_o seek_v the_o lord_n shall_v not_o want_v any_o good_a thing_n and_o psal_n 37_o 4_o 5._o delight_n thyself_o in_o the_o lord_n &_o he_o shall_v give_v thou_o the_o desire_n of_o thy_o heart_n commit_v thy_o way_n unto_o the_o lord_n trust_v also_o in_o he_o and_o he_o shall_v bring_v it_o to_o pass_v if_o a_o man_n of_o great_a account_n and_o estimation_n in_o this_o world_n shall_v behold_v a_o poor_a man_n and_o give_v he_o this_o comfort_n in_o his_o necessity_n be_v of_o good_a cheer_n i_o will_v never_o see_v thou_o want_v as_o long_o as_o i_o live_v how_o will_v this_o revive_v the_o spirit_n of_o a_o man_n now_o almost_o at_o the_o point_n of_o death_n it_o be_v god_n that_o say_v unto_o we_o 5._o hebr._n 13_o 5._o i_o will_v not_o fail_v thou_o nor_o forsake_v thou_o shall_v we_o not_o then_o bold_o say_v and_o in_o the_o assurance_n of_o faith_n conclude_v the_o lord_n be_v my_o deliverer_n i_o will_v not_o fear_v what_o man_n can_v do_v unto_o i_o so_o that_o there_o be_v no_o just_a cause_n of_o discontentment_n whensoever_o we_o be_v bring_v into_o trouble_n albeit_o we_o see_v no_o way_n to_o get_v out_o forasmuch_o as_o he_o be_v able_a to_o break_v the_o bar_n of_o brass_n and_o break_v a_o bow_n of_o steel_n and_o make_v a_o happy_a issue_n as_o he_o cause_v the_o chain_n of_o peter_n when_o he_o be_v in_o prison_n to_o fall_v from_o his_o hand_n and_o the_o iron_n gate_n to_o open_v of_o his_o own_o accord_n act._n 12_o 9_o 10._o three_o the_o providence_n of_o god_n rule_v all_o reason_n 3_o thing_n so_o that_o nothing_o come_v upon_o we_o or_o befall_v unto_o we_o by_o his_o will_n and_o pleasure_n &_o therefore_o we_o ought_v to_o rely_v ourselves_o whole_o upon_o he_o and_o submit_v our_o will_n unto_o his_o will_n our_o corrupt_a will_n unto_o his_o most_o holy_a will_n our_o saviour_n teach_v his_o disciple_n math._n 10_o 29_o 30._o to_o rest_n upon_o his_o providence_n be_v not_o two_o sparrow_n sell_v for_o a_o farthing_n and_o one_o of_o they_o shall_v not_o fall_v on_o the_o ground_n without_o your_o father_n but_o the_o very_a hair_n of_o your_o head_n be_v all_o number_v this_o be_v a_o effectual_a argument_n to_o move_v we_o and_o thorough_o to_o persuade_v we_o to_o contentation_n of_o mind_n &_o to_o bear_v whatsoever_o befall_v with_o patience_n and_o comfort_n forasmuch_o as_o he_o that_o be_v
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