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A53678 A continuation of the exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews viz, on the sixth, seventh, eight, ninth, and tenth chapters : wherein together with the explication of the text and context, the priesthood of Christ ... are declared, explained and confirmed : as also, the pleas of the Jews for the continuance and perpetuity of their legal worship, with the doctrine of the principal writers of the Socinians about these things, are examined and disproved / by J. Owen ... Owen, John, 1616-1683. 1680 (1680) Wing O729; ESTC R21737 1,235,588 797

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be_v humble_a meek_a sincere_a subdue_v unto_o the_o will_n of_o god_n wait_v for_o his_o pleasure_n as_o all_o justify_v person_n be_v in_o their_o several_a degree_n he_o shall_v live_v for_o he_o be_v free_a from_o that_o principle_n of_o pride_n and_o unbelief_n which_o ruin_v the_o soul_n of_o man_n in_o time_n of_o trial_n there_o be_v especial_a qualification_n of_o grace_n require_v unto_o steadfastness_n in_o profession_n obseru._n in_o time_n of_o persecution_n and_o long_o continue_a trial_n shall_v live_v by_o faith_n so_o we_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d may_v be_v join_v with_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d and_o so_o 〈◊〉_d express_v the_o instrumental_a cause_n way_n and_o mean_n whereby_o a_o man_n come_v to_o be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d just_a that_o be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d justify_v which_o be_v by_o faith_n for_o it_o be_v by_o faith_n both_o that_o a_o man_n be_v justify_v and_o also_o those_o gracious_a qualification_n be_v wrought_v in_o he_o 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these_o person_n be_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d to_o renew_v they_o again_o to_o repentance_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d in_o 〈◊〉_d the_o new_a testament_n with_o respect_n unto_o god_n signify_v a_o gracious_a change_n of_o mind_n on_o gospel_n principle_n and_o promise_n lead_v the_o whole_a soul_n into_o conversion_n unto_o god_n this_o be_v the_o beginning_n and_o entrance_n of_o our_o turn_n unto_o god_n without_o which_o neither_o the_o will_v nor_o the_o affection_n will_v be_v engage_v unto_o he_o nor_o be_v it_o possible_a for_o sinner_n to_o find_v acceptance_n with_o he_o it_o be_v impossible_a 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d to_o renew_v the_o construction_n of_o the_o word_n be_v defective_a 〈◊〉_d and_o must_v be_v supply_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d may_v be_v add_v to_o renew_v themselves_o it_o be_v not_o possible_a they_o shall_v do_v so_o or_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d that_o some_o shall_v that_o any_o shall_v renew_v they_o and_o this_o i_o judge_v to_o be_v intend_v for_o the_o impossibility_n mention_v respect_v the_o duty_n and_o endeavour_n of_o other_o in_o vain_a shall_v any_o attempt_v their_o recovery_n by_o the_o use_n of_o any_o mean_n whatever_o and_o we_o must_v inquire_v what_o it_o be_v to_o be_v renew_a and_o what_o it_o be_v to_o be_v renew_a again_o now_o our_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d be_v the_o renovation_n of_o the_o image_n of_o god_n in_o our_o nature_n whereby_o we_o be_v dedicate_v again_o unto_o he_o for_o as_o we_o have_v lose_v the_o image_n of_o god_n 〈◊〉_d by_o sin_n and_o be_v separate_v from_o he_o as_o thing_n profane_a this_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d respect_v both_o the_o restauration_n of_o our_o nature_n and_o the_o dedication_n of_o our_o person_n to_o god_n and_o it_o be_v twofold_a first_o real_a and_o internal_a in_o regeneration_n and_o effectual_a sanctification_n the_o wash_n of_o regeneration_n and_o the_o renew_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n tit._n 3._o 5._o 1_o thes._n 5._o 23._o but_o this_o be_v not_o that_o which_o be_v here_o intend_a for_o this_o these_o apostate_n never_o have_v and_o so_o can_v be_v say_v to_o be_v renew_v again_o unto_o it_o for_o no_o man_n can_v be_v renew_v again_o unto_o that_o which_o he_o never_o have_v second_o it_o be_v outward_a in_o the_o profession_n and_o pledge_n of_o it_o wherefore_o renovation_n in_o this_o sense_n consist_v in_o the_o solemn_a confession_n of_o faith_n and_o repentance_n by_o jesus_n christ_n with_o the_o seal_n of_o baptism_n receive_v thereon_o for_o thus_o it_o be_v with_o all_o those_o who_o be_v convert_v unto_o the_o gospel_n upon_o their_o profession_n of_o repentance_n towards_o god_n and_o faith_n in_o our_o lord_n jesus_n christ_n they_o receive_v the_o baptismal_a pledge_n of_o a_o inward_a renovation_n though_o real_o they_o be_v not_o partaker_n thereof_o but_o this_o estate_n be_v their_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d their_o renovation_n from_o this_o state_n they_o fall_v total_o 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contain_v in_o it_o which_o the_o apostle_n declare_v in_o the_o ensue_a instance_n verse_n 7_o 8._o what_o the_o apostle_n have_v doctrinal_o instruct_v the_o hebrew_n in_o before_o in_o these_o verse_n he_o lay_v before_o they_o under_o a_o apposite_a similitude_n for_o his_o design_n herein_o be_v to_o represent_v the_o condition_n of_o all_o sort_n of_o person_n who_o profess_v the_o gospel_n and_o live_v under_o the_o dispensation_n of_o its_o truth_n with_o the_o various_a event_n that_o do_v befall_v they_o he_o have_v before_o treat_v direct_o only_a of_o unfruitful_a and_o apostatise_v professor_n who_o here_o he_o represent_v by_o unprofitable_a ground_n and_o god_n deal_v with_o they_o as_o man_n do_v with_o such_o ground_n when_o they_o have_v till_v it_o in_o vain_a for_o the_o church_n be_v a_o vine_n or_o vineyard_n and_o god_n be_v the_o husbandman_n joh._n 15._o 1._o isa._n
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〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d of_o your_o work_n that_o be_v of_o obedience_n in_o general_n the_o work_n of_o faith_n and_o of_o your_o labour_n of_o love_n namely_o in_o particular_a and_o eminent_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d as_o we_o observe_v be_v pass_v by_o in_o some_o translation_n but_o without_o cause_n the_o original_a copy_n be_v uniform_a in_o it_o and_o the_o parallel_a place_n do_v express_o require_v it_o 1_o thes._n 1._o 3._o there_o be_v in_o the_o remain_a part_n of_o this_o verse_n which_o depend_v on_o these_o word_n 1._o what_o the_o apostle_n ascribe_v unto_o these_o hebrew_n which_o be_v the_o labour_n of_o love_n 2._o the_o way_n whereby_o they_o evidence_v this_o labour_n of_o love_n they_o show_v it_o 3._o the_o object_n of_o it_o and_o that_o be_v the_o saint_n 4._o the_o formal_a reason_n and_o principal_a motive_n unto_o it_o which_o be_v the_o name_n of_o god_n for_o his_o name_n sake_n 5._o the_o way_n of_o its_o exercise_n it_o be_v by_o ministration_n both_o past_a and_o present_a in_o that_o you_o have_v minister_v and_o do_v minister_v in_o the_o first_o of_o these_o the_o apostle_n observe_v the_o grace_n itself_o and_o its_o exercise_n their_o love_n and_o its_o labour_n this_o grace_n or_o duty_n be_v excellent_a and_o rare_a and_o its_o exercise_n in_o labour_n be_v high_o necessary_a and_o great_o neglect_v and_o both_o in_o conjunction_n be_v a_o principal_a evidence_n of_o a_o good_a spiritual_a condition_n of_o a_o interest_n in_o those_o better_a thing_n which_o accompany_v salvation_n i_o shall_v a_o little_a divert_v unto_o the_o especial_a consideration_n of_o they_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d love_n be_v the_o second_o great_a duty_n of_o the_o life_n of_o god_n which_o be_v bring_v to_o light_n by_o the_o gospel_n it_o be_v faith_n that_o give_v glory_n to_o god_n on_o high_a and_o love_n that_o 〈◊〉_d bring_v peace_n on_o the_o earth_n wherein_o the_o angel_n comprise_v the_o substance_n of_o our_o deliverance_n by_o jesus_n christ_n luke_n 2._o 14._o neither_o be_v there_o any_o thing_n of_o it_o in_o the_o whole_a world_n but_o what_o be_v derive_v from_o the_o gospel_n all_o thing_n be_v at_o first_o make_v in_o a_o state_n of_o love_n that_o rectitude_n order_n peace_n and_o harmony_n which_o be_v in_o the_o whole_a creation_n be_v a_o impression_n from_o and_o a_o expression_n of_o the_o love_n of_o god_n and_o our_o love_n towards_o he_o be_v the_o bond_n of_o that_o perfection_n and_o the_o stability_n of_o that_o state_n and_o condition_n the_o whole_a beauty_n of_o the_o creation_n below_o consist_v in_o this_o namely_o in_o man_n love_a god_n above_o all_o and_o all_o other_o thing_n in_o he_o and_o for_o he_o according_a as_o they_o do_v participate_v of_o and_o express_v his_o glory_n and_o
man_n be_v apt_a to_o deceive_v their_o soul_n in_o suppose_v they_o believe_v the_o free_a promise_n of_o god_n concern_v grace_n and_o mercy_n whilst_o they_o believe_v not_o those_o which_o be_v annex_v unto_o duty_n for_o he_o who_o believe_v not_o any_o promise_n of_o the_o gospel_n believe_v none_o faith_n do_v as_o equal_o respect_v all_o god_n promise_n as_o obedience_n do_v all_o his_o command_n and_o it_o be_v a_o good_a design_n in_o a_o reverend_a person_n who_o write_v a_o discourse_n to_o prove_v from_o the_o scripture_n and_o experience_n that_o largeness_n in_o charity_n be_v the_o best_a and_o safe_a way_n of_o thrive_a in_o this_o world_n 4._o where_o the_o object_n of_o this_o exercise_n of_o love_n be_v multiply_v weariness_n be_v apt_a to_o befall_v we_o and_o insensible_o to_o take_v we_o off_o from_o the_o whole_a the_o wisdom_n and_o providence_n of_o god_n do_v multiply_v object_n of_o love_n and_o charity_n to_o excite_v we_o to_o more_o act_n of_o duty_n and_o the_o corruption_n of_o our_o heart_n with_o self-love_n use_v the_o consideration_n of_o they_o to_o make_v we_o weary_a of_o all_o man_n will_v be_v glad_a to_o see_v a_o end_n of_o the_o trouble_n and_o charge_n of_o their_o love_n when_o that_o only_o be_v true_a which_o be_v endless_a hence_o our_o apostle_n in_o the_o next_o verse_n express_v his_o desire_n that_o these_o hebrew_n shall_v not_o faint_v in_o their_o work_n but_o show_v the_o same_o diligence_n unto_o the_o full_a assurance_n of_o hope_n unto_o the_o end_n see_v gal._n 6._o 9_o and_o if_o we_o faint_v in_o spiritual_a duty_n because_o of_o the_o increase_n of_o their_o occasion_n it_o be_v a_o sign_n that_o what_o we_o have_v do_v already_o do_v not_o spring_v from_o the_o proper_a root_n of_o faith_n and_o love_n what_o be_v do_v in_o the_o strength_n of_o nature_n and_o conviction_n howsoever_o vigorous_a it_o may_v be_v for_o a_o season_n in_o process_n of_o time_n will_v decay_v and_o give_v out_o and_o this_o be_v the_o reason_n why_o so_o many_o fail_n in_o the_o course_n of_o their_o profession_n all_o spring_n of_o obedience_n that_o lie_v in_o conviction_n and_o the_o improvement_n of_o natural_a ability_n under_o they_o will_v at_o one_o time_n or_o other_o fade_v and_o dry_v up_o and_o where_o we_o find_v ourselves_o to_o faint_a or_o decay_v in_o any_o duty_n our_o first_o enquiry_n shall_v be_v after_o the_o nature_n of_o their_o spring_n and_o principle_n only_o the_o spirit_n of_o god_n be_v live_a water_n that_o never_o fail_v so_o the_o prophet_n tell_v we_o that_o even_o the_o youth_n shall_v faint_v and_o be_v weary_a and_o the_o young_a man_n shall_v utter_o fail_v isa._n 40._o 30._o they_o who_o seem_v to_o be_v the_o strong_a and_o most_o vigorous_a in_o the_o performance_n of_o any_o duty_n yet_o if_o they_o have_v nothing_o but_o their_o own_o strength_n the_o ability_n of_o nature_n under_o conviction_n to_o trust_v unto_o they_o will_v and_o shall_v faint_v and_o utter_o fail_v for_o that_o such_o be_v intend_v be_v manifest_a from_o the_o opposition_n in_o the_o next_o word_n but_o they_o that_o wait_v upon_o the_o lord_n shall_v renew_v their_o strength_n they_o shall_v mount_v up_o with_o wing_n as_o eagle_n they_o shall_v run_v and_o not_o be_v weary_a they_o shall_v walk_v and_o not_o faint_a ver_fw-la 31._o if_o our_o strength_n and_o duty_n be_v derive_v by_o faith_n from_o god_n the_o more_o we_o engage_v in_o they_o the_o more_o it_o will_v be_v increase_v the_o way_n of_o the_o lord_n be_v strength_n to_o the_o upright_a prov._n 10._o 29._o where_o we_o be_v upright_o in_o the_o way_n of_o god_n the_o very_a way_n itself_o will_v supply_v we_o with_o new_a strength_n continual_o and_o we_o shall_v go_v from_o strength_n unto_o strength_n psal._n 84._o 7._o from_o one_o strengthen_v duty_n unto_o another_o and_o not_o be_v weary_a but_o hereunto_o diligence_n and_o labour_n also_o be_v require_v from_o these_o and_o the_o like_a consideration_n it_o be_v that_o the_o apostle_n here_o mention_v the_o industrious_a labour_n of_o love_n that_o be_v in_o the_o hebrew_n as_o a_o evidence_n of_o their_o save_a faith_n and_o sincerity_n the_o next_o thing_n express_v in_o these_o word_n be_v the_o evidence_n they_o give_v of_o this_o labour_n of_o love_n and_o the_o mean_n whereby_o the_o apostle_n come_v to_o know_v it_o they_o show_v it_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d you_o have_v show_v or_o manifest_v it_o the_o same_o word_n that_o james_n use_v in_o the_o same_o case_n 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d chap._n 2._o 18._o show_v i_o thy_o faith_n by_o thy_o work_n declare_v it_o make_v it_o manifest_a and_o a_o man_n may_v show_v a_o thing_n two_o way_n 1_o by_o the_o do_n of_o it_o 2_o by_o declare_v what_o he_o have_v do_v he_o that_o work_v visible_o in_o his_o call_n show_v his_o work_n by_o what_o he_o do_v and_o he_o who_o work_v in_o secret_n may_v declare_v it_o as_o he_o have_v occasion_n it_o be_v in_o the_o first_o sense_n that_o the_o hebrew_n show_v their_o labour_n of_o love_n and_o that_o james_n require_v we_o to_o show_v our_o faith_n and_o work_n the_o thing_n themselves_o be_v intend_v which_o can_v but_o be_v manifest_a in_o their_o due_a performance_n to_o show_v the_o labour_n of_o love_n be_v to_o labour_v in_o the_o duty_n of_o it_o as_o that_o it_o shall_v be_v evident_a yet_o this_o self-evidencing_a power_n of_o the_o work_n of_o love_n be_v a_o peculiar_a property_n of_o those_o that_o be_v some_o way_n eminent_a when_o we_o abound_v in_o they_o and_o when_o the_o duty_n of_o they_o be_v above_o the_o ordinary_a sort_n and_o rate_n then_o be_v we_o say_v to_o show_v they_o that_o be_v they_o become_v conspicuous_a and_o eminent_a to_o that_o purpose_n be_v the_o command_n of_o our_o saviour_n matth._n 5._o 16._o let_v your_o light_n so_o shine_v before_o man_n that_o they_o may_v see_v your_o good_a work_n and_o glorify_v your_o father_n which_o be_v in_o heaven_n not_o only_o let_v it_o shine_v but_o let_v it_o so_o shine_v which_o respect_v the_o measure_n and_o degree_n of_o our_o obedience_n and_o herein_o be_v we_o require_v so_o to_o abound_v that_o our_o work_n may_v be_v evident_a unto_o all_o if_o they_o will_v take_v no_o notice_n of_o they_o for_o their_o good_a if_o they_o will_v revile_v we_o and_o reproach_v we_o for_o our_o good_a work_n as_o though_o they_o be_v evil_a work_n which_o be_v the_o way_n of_o the_o world_n towards_o most_o duty_n of_o gospel_n obedience_n they_o themselves_o must_v answer_v for_o their_o blindness_n our_o duty_n it_o be_v so_o to_o abound_v in_o they_o as_o that_o they_o may_v be_v discern_v and_o see_v of_o all_o who_o do_v not_o either_o shut_v their_o eye_n out_o of_o prejudice_n against_o what_o we_o be_v or_o turn_v their_o face_n from_o they_o out_o of_o dislike_n of_o what_o we_o do_v nothing_o be_v to_o be_v do_v by_o we_o that_o it_o may_v be_v see_v but_o what_o may_v be_v see_v be_v to_o be_v do_v that_o god_n may_v be_v glorify_v wherefore_o these_o hebrew_n show_v the_o work_n of_o faith_n and_o the_o labour_n of_o love_n by_o a_o diligent_a attendance_n unto_o and_o a_o abundant_a performance_n of_o the_o one_o and_o the_o other_o 3._o the_o end_n or_o reason_n or_o cause_n of_o their_o performance_n of_o these_o duty_n which_o 〈◊〉_d give_v they_o spirit_n and_o life_n render_v they_o true_o christian_n and_o acceptable_a unto_o god_n be_v add_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d towards_o his_o name_n some_o will_v have_v 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d to_o be_v put_v for_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d in_o his_o name_n which_o also_o may_v bear_v the_o sense_n here_o intend_v but_o towards_o his_o name_n be_v more_o emphatical_a and_o we_o may_v observe_v 1_o that_o in_o this_o place_n it_o respect_v not_o the_o whole_a work_n of_o these_o hebrew_n the_o work_n of_o faith_n before_o mention_v but_o it_o be_v peculiar_o annex_v unto_o the_o labour_n of_o love_n the_o labour_n of_o love_n towards_o his_o name_n 2_o that_o it_o be_v the_o saint_n that_o be_v the_o immediate_a object_n of_o that_o love_n as_o be_v declare_v in_o the_o word_n ensue_v in_o that_o you_o have_v minister_v to_o the_o saint_n and_o do_v minister_v wherefore_o it_o be_v a_o love_n unto_o the_o saint_n on_o the_o account_n of_o the_o name_n of_o god_n that_o be_v intend_v and_o this_o love_n unto_o the_o saint_n be_v towards_o the_o name_n of_o god_n on_o three_o account_n 1_o objective_o because_o the_o name_n of_o god_n be_v upon_o they_o they_o be_v the_o family_n that_o be_v call_v after_o his_o name_n of_o he_o the_o whole_a family_n of_o they_o in_o heaven_n and_o
〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d say_v we_o that_o fly_v for_o refuge_n qui_fw-la cursum_fw-la corripiunt_fw-la it_o be_v the_o judgement_n of_o many_o that_o here_o be_v a_o allusion_n unto_o he_o who_o have_v slay_v a_o man_n unaware_o under_o the_o law_n who_o safety_n and_o life_n depend_v on_o his_o speedy_a flight_n unto_o one_o of_o the_o city_n of_o refuge_n numb_a 35._o 11_o 12._o and_o hereunto_o our_o translator_n have_v undoubted_o respect_n whereon_o they_o render_v the_o word_n fly_v for_o refuge_n and_o indeed_o the_o word_n itself_o signify_v such_o a_o action_n as_o be_v there_o ascribe_v unto_o the_o manslayer_n for_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d proper_o cursum_fw-la corripere_fw-la have_v respect_n unto_o two_o thing_n 1_o a_o apprehension_n of_o danger_n or_o a_o real_a surprisal_n with_o it_o whereon_o a_o man_n take_v his_o flight_n for_o deliverance_n and_o so_o it_o be_v with_o the_o manslayer_n his_o apprehension_n of_o the_o approach_n of_o the_o avenger_n of_o blood_n to_o take_v away_o his_o life_n stir_v he_o up_o 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d 〈◊〉_d to_o fly_v from_o the_o place_n and_o condition_n wherein_o he_o be_v lest_o evil_n shall_v overtake_v he_o 2_o speed_z and_o diligence_n in_o a_o endeavour_n to_o attain_v that_o place_n or_o company_n or_o end_v which_o a_o man_n propose_v unto_o himself_o as_o the_o mean_n of_o his_o deliverance_n and_o whereby_o he_o hope_v to_o find_v safety_n he_o that_o do_v so_o fly_v cast_v off_o all_o tergiversation_n stir_v up_o himself_o give_v no_o place_n to_o sloth_n or_o vain_a hope_n and_o use_v his_o utmost_a diligence_n in_o the_o pursuit_n of_o his_o safety_n and_o hereby_o do_v the_o holy_a ghost_n lively_o express_v the_o state_n and_o condition_n of_o all_o the_o heir_n of_o promise_n in_o this_o matter_n in_o themselves_o by_o nature_n as_o they_o be_v child_n of_o the_o first_o adam_n they_o be_v all_o expose_v upon_o the_o gild_n of_o sin_n original_a and_o actual_a unto_o the_o sentence_n 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