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A45335 A practical and polemical commentary, or, exposition upon the third and fourth chapters of the latter epistle of Saint Paul to Timothy wherein the text is explained, some controversies discussed, sundry cases of conscience are cleared, many common places are succinctly handled, and divers usefull and seasonable observations raised / by Thomas Hall ... Hall, Thomas, 1610-1665. 1658 (1658) Wing H436; ESTC R14473 672,720 512

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defame_v yet_o subtle_o cover_v all_o with_o a_o deep_a sigh_n profess_v his_o great_a sorrow_n for_o such_o a_o one_o fall_n when_o they_o shall_v delight_v in_o the_o virtue_n of_o other_o they_o feed_v upon_o their_o vice_n let_v such_o consider_v 1._o that_o this_o sin_n be_v hateful_a in_o respect_n of_o its_o original_a it_o come_v more_o especial_o from_o the_o devil_n and_o bring_v man_n to_o he_o he_o at_o first_o slander_v god_n to_o man_n man_n to_o man_n and_o a_o man_n to_o himself_o other_o sin_n make_v man_n like_a to_o beast_n but_o this_o make_v man_n like_o the_o devil_n himself_o hence_o gerson_n call_v they_o canivos_fw-la dentes_fw-la diaboli_fw-la the_o devil_n dog-teeth_n and_o the_o holy_a ghost_n range_v they_o among_o the_o wicked_a psal._n 50.20_o rom._n 1.30_o by_o such_o person_n and_o practice_n the_o devil_n uphold_v his_o kingdom_n lie_v and_o slander_v be_v the_o pillar_n of_o popery_n 2._o such_o breed_v great_a strife_n in_o city_n family_n kingdom_n prov._n 16.28_o and_o 26.20_o especial_o if_o it_o be_v a_o son_n servant_n or_o bosom_n friend_n and_o be_v do_v malicious_o to_o get_v a_o estate_n as_o ziba_n when_o he_o accuse_v mephibosheth_n to_o david_n 2_o sam._n 16._o and_o tertullus_n accuse_v paul_n for_o self-end_n act_n 24.25_o 3._o they_o be_v the_o worst_a kind_n of_o thief_n they_o rob_v a_o man_n of_o his_o good_a name_n which_o be_v a_o choice_n treasure_n prov._n 22.1_o eccles._n 7.3_o thief_n may_v be_v shun_v or_o outrun_v but_o who_o can_v avoid_v a_o slanderous_a tongue_n adhaerebit_fw-la a_o thief_n may_v make_v satisfaction_n for_o what_o he_o steal_v but_o this_o sin_n scarce_o admit_v of_o any_o sound_a restitution_n though_o the_o fame_n be_v false_a yet_o it_o leave_v a_o scar_n behind_o it_o hence_o machiavelli_n teach_v his_o scholar_n to_o lie_v lusty_o some_o dirt_n will_v stick_v however_o 4._o it_o be_v a_o kind_a of_o murder_n it_o be_v call_v the_o poison_n of_o asp_n rom._n 3.13_o and_o the_o asp_z spit_v poison_v a_o great_a way_n off_o it_o be_v death_n for_o one_o to_o poison_v his_o neighbour_n slander_v be_v poison_v he_o their_o poisonous_a mouth_n breathe_v forth_o nothing_o but_o curse_n brevis_fw-la lie_n reproach_n upon_o which_o murder_n often_o follow_v rom._n 3.13.15.16_o ezek._n 22.9_o 2_o sam._n 10.3.18_o hamans_n prince_n misinterpret_v &_o traduce_v david_n kindness_n bring_v the_o sword_n upon_o they_o &_o cost_v many_o life_n the_o slanderer_n kill_v three_o at_o once_o viz._n the_o speaker_n the_o receiver_n and_o he_o that_o be_v speak_v against_o hence_o his_o tongue_n be_v compare_v to_o destructive_a thing_n as_o a_o sword_n a_o razor_n and_o coal_n of_o juniper_n which_o they_o say_v will_v keep_v fire_n a_o year_n about_o psal._n 55.21_o and_o 120.3_o and_o solomon_n compare_v the_o mischief_n of_o a_o evil_a tongue_n to_o a_o hammer_n or_o maul_v a_o sword_n and_o a_o arrow_n prov._n 25.18_o a_o slanderous_a tongue_n be_v no_o small_a evil_n 124._o it_o be_v a_o hammer_n to_o knock_v out_o his_o neighbour_n brain_n a_o sword_n to_o kill_v he_o and_o a_o sharp_a arrow_n to_o wound_v he_o a_o malicious_a slanderous_a tongue_n be_v a_o most_o pernicious_a evil_n prov._n 12.18_o and_o 18.8_o 5._o it_o be_v a_o sin_n which_o god_n soul_n do_v more_o especial_o abhor_v it_o be_v not_o only_o abominable_a but_o a_o abomination_n itself_o in_o the_o abstract_n to_o he_o prov._n 6.16.19_o especial_o when_o it_o be_v raise_v against_o his_o servant_n to_o traduce_v any_o man_n be_v ill_a but_o god_n take_v it_o very_o ill_a when_o we_o belie_v and_o slander_v his_o holy_a harmless_a one_o numb_a 12.8_o be_v you_o not_o afraid_a to_o speak_v against_o my_o servant_n moses_n we_o shall_v be_v afraid_a to_o defame_v any_o but_o especial_o god_n meek_a mose_n those_o be_v his_o jewel_n and_o he_o will_v not_o let_v they_o and_o their_o name_n lie_v always_o in_o the_o dirt_n david_n cut_v off_o such_o from_o the_o earth_n psal._n 10.1.5_o and_o god_n shut_v they_o out_o of_o heaven_n psal._n 15.1.4_o see_v more_o in_o those_o that_o handle_v the_o nine_o commandment_n help_v against_o this_o sin_n 1._o interpret_v doubtful_a thing_n in_o the_o best_a sense_n praeferenda_fw-la and_o put_v the_o fair_a construction_n on_o they_o where_o we_o want_v certainty_n judge_v charitable_o better_o offend_v in_o be_v too_o charitable_a then_o in_o be_v too_o rigid_a 1_o cor._n 13.5.7_o charity_n think_v no_o evil_a but_o hope_v all_o thing_n and_o believe_v all_o thing_n that_o can_v be_v hope_v and_o bear_v with_o a_o good_a conscience_n it_o believe_v all_o thing_n so_o far_o as_o may_v stand_v with_o reason_n and_o religion_n so_o jacob_n when_o he_o see_v the_o bloody_a coat_n do_v not_o suspect_v his_o son_n but_o say_v some_o beast_n have_v devour_v he_o gen._n 37.31.33_o gedaliah_n be_v but_o over-credulous_a and_o too_o charitable_a in_o this_o kind_n jer._n 40.14_o etc._n etc._n he_o will_v not_o entertain_v a_o suspicious_a thought_n against_o ishmael_n though_o it_o cost_v he_o his_o life_n it_o be_v a_o rule_n in_o heraldry_n and_o it_o hold_v good_a in_o divinity_n that_o in_o blazon_a arm_n and_o ensign_n the_o animal_n must_v be_v interpret_v in_o the_o best_a sense_n according_a to_o their_o noble_a and_o generous_a quality_n e._n g._n if_o a_o lion_n or_o a_o fox_n be_v the_o charge_n we_o must_v conceive_v his_o quality_n represent_v to_o be_v wit_n and_o courage_n not_o rapine_n and_o pilfer_a so_o and_o much_o more_o in_o blazon_v my_o brother_n name_n i_o must_v find_v out_o what_o be_v best_a and_o mention_v that_o if_o i_o meet_v with_o a_o sin_n of_o iufirm●ty_n and_o humane_a frailty_n i_o must_v conceal_v it_o it_o be_v the_o glory_n of_o a_o man_n to_o pass_v it_o by_o prov._n 19.11_o christ_n excuse_v the_o heaviness_n of_o the_o disciple_n the_o spirit_n say_v he_o be_v willing_a but_o the_o flesh_n be_v weak_a if_o it_o be_v a_o great_a sin_n and_o not_o public_a we_o may_v not_o divulge_v it_o but_o admonish_v the_o party_n and_o show_v he_o his_o sin_n that_o he_o may_v be_v bring_v to_o repentance_n and_o if_o there_o may_v be_v twenty_o interpretation_n make_v of_o a_o thing_n if_o nineteen_o be_v naught_o and_o but_o one_o good_a love_n will_v take_v that_o which_o be_v good_a and_o leave_v the_o nineteen_o bad_a when_o we_o hear_v the_o innocency_n of_o our_o neighbour_n call_v in_o question_n we_o shall_v open_v our_o mouth_n for_o the_o dumb_a and_o plead_v their_o cause_n else_o by_o our_o silence_n we_o shall_v become_v accessary_a to_o their_o slander_n when_o david_n be_v accuse_v and_o slander_v by_o court-parasite_n to_o saul_n than_o jonathan_n plead_v his_o cause_n why_o shall_v he_o die_v what_o evil_a have_v he_o do_v 1_o sam._n 20.32_o when_o n●codemus_n see_v the_o rashness_n of_o the_o jew_n in_o condemn_v christ_n unheard_a he_o tell_v they_o it_o be_v against_o their_o law_n so_o to_o do_v 2._o shun_v envy_n filia_fw-la which_o be_v the_o root_n of_o slander_v and_o strife_n hence_o they_o be_v join_v together_o in_o scripture_n rom._n 1.29_o 30._o and_o 13.13_o god_n will_v have_v we_o act_v nothing_o from_o such_o a_o principle_n philip_n 2.3_o let_v nothing_o be_v do_v through_o strife_n or_o envy_n but_o let_v all_o wrath_n and_o bitterness_n and_o discontent_n at_o the_o piety_n part_n and_o honour_n of_o other_o be_v lay_v aside_o ephes._n 4.15_o two_o sin_n help_v to_o crucify_v christ_n covetousness_n sell_v he_o and_o envy_n deliver_v he_o they_o be_v still_o two_o great_a enemy_n to_o the_o church_n of_o christ._n covetousness_n sell_v religion_n and_o envy_n prosecute_v it_o 3._o shun_v idleness_n which_o make_v people_n slanderer_n and_o busy-body_n 1_o thes._n 4.11_o titus_n 2.3_o 1_o pet._n 4.15_o peter_n must_v look_v to_o himself_o and_o not_o meddle_v with_o johns_n business_n john_n 21.21_o be_v ever_o employ_v either_o in_o the_o general_a or_o particular_a call_n for_o when_o man_n want_v work_v the_o devil_n cut_v they_o out_o such_o work_n as_o this_o most_o of_o the_o abuse_n of_o the_o tongue_n spring_n from_o idleness_n idle_n person_n be_v usual_o tatler_n and_o busybody_n speak_v thing_n they_o ought_v not_o 1_o tim._n 5.13_o 4._o be_v not_o hasty_a in_o pass_v sentence_n on_o other_o action_n hut_a weigh_v all_o circumstance_n for_o they_o do_v much_o vary_v a_o case_n and_o this_o make_v it_o so_o hard_a to_o judge_v of_o man_n action_n herle_v because_o we_o know_v not_o the_o person_n his_o end_n aim_n tentation_n etc._n etc._n it_o be_v the_o barbarian_n rashness_n act_n 28.4_o as_o soon_o as_o the_o viper_n appear_v on_o paul_n hand_n to_o conclude_v he_o present_o without_o any_o consideration_n a_o murderer_n be_v not_o hasty_a to_o believe_v report_n but_o stay_v a_o little_a
not_o 5._o army_n that_o can_v save_v we_o it_o be_v not_o 6._o carnal_a policy_n nor_o sinful_a shift_n that_o can_v save_v we_o 1._o idol_n can_v help_v we_o they_o be_v vanity_n teacher_n of_o lie_n hab._n 2.18_o jonah_n 2.8_o nothing_o in_o respect_n of_o any_o divine_a power_n or_o virtue_n lapide_fw-la 1_o cor._n 8.4_o though_o it_o be_v something_o in_o respect_n of_o man_n vain_a imagination_n who_o honour_v it_o as_o their_o god_n yet_o it_o be_v nothing_o in_o respect_n of_o virtue_n or_o value_n for_o it_o can_v neither_o help_v nor_o hurt_n jer._n 10.5_o they_o can_v save_v themselves_o from_o fire_n and_o plunder_v micah_n god_n be_v steal_v judg._n 18.18_o 24._o they_o be_v curse_v that_o worship_n they_o psal._n 97.7_o they_o shall_v have_v sorrow_n that_o follow_v they_o psal._n 16.4_o and_o be_v great_o ashamed_a that_o trust_n in_o they_o isaiah_n 42.17_o great_a then_o be_v the_o folly_n of_o the_o papist_n who_o fly_v to_o s._n loy_n for_o their_o horse_n s._n anthony_n for_o their_o pig_n saint_n george_n for_o their_o war_n s._n apollonia_n for_o their_o tooth_n s._n steven_n for_o the_o night_n s._n john_n for_o the_o day_n according_a to_o the_o manner_n of_o their_o necessity_n so_o be_v their_o go_n 2._o if_o god_n be_v against_o we_o riches_n can_v help_v we_o they_o oft_o hurt_v we_o in_o a_o time_n of_o trouble_n the_o finger_n many_o time_n be_v cut_v off_o for_o the_o gold_n ring_n and_o the_o soldier_n inquire_v not_o for_o the_o poor_a but_o for_o the_o rich_a man_n riches_n avail_v not_o in_o a_o day_n of_o wrath_n prov._n 11.4_o ezek._n 7.19_o zeph._n 1._o ult_n they_o fly_v from_o we_o when_o we_o be_v die_v or_o in_o trouble_n and_o have_v most_o need_v of_o help_n prov._n 23.5_o hence_o they_o be_v call_v uncertain_a riches_n they_o be_v like_o a_o break_a reed_n that_o not_o only_o fail_v but_o wound_v he_o that_o trust_v in_o they_o isaiah_n 36.6_o he_o that_o trust_v in_o they_o shall_v fall_v prov._n 11.28_o and_o be_v reproach_v for_o his_o folly_n with_o a_o lo_o this_o be_v the_o man_n that_o take_v not_o god_n for_o his_o strength_n but_o trust_v in_o his_o riches_n psal._n 52.7_o luke_n 12.20_o 3._o friend_n cannont_a help_n be_v they_o never_o so_o many_o or_o mighty_a the_o great_a they_o be_v the_o worse_o and_o the_o soon_o we_o be_v deceive_v by_o they_o because_o we_o be_v apt_a to_o trust_v in_o they_o man_n of_o low_a degree_n be_v vanity_n but_o man_n of_o high_a degree_n be_v worse_o they_o be_v not_o only_a liar_n but_o a_o lie_n in_o the_o abstract_n psal._n 62.9_o hence_o we_o be_v forbid_v to_o trust_v in_o they_o be_v they_o never_o so_o great_a psal._n 146.3_o 4_o 5._o trust_v not_o in_o prince_n yet_o if_o any_o man_n can_v help_v we_o it_o be_v they_o why_o so_o for_o in_o they_o be_v no_o help_n they_o die_v or_o change_v their_o mind_n and_o then_o all_o thy_o plot_n perish_v 4._o strong_a hold_n can_v save_v we_o if_o god_n be_v against_o we_o they_o shall_v all_o drop_n as_o ripe_a fig_n which_o with_o a_o shake_n or_o summons_n come_v down_o nahum_n 3.12.14_o though_o wicked_a man_n build_v wall_n as_o high_a as_o heaven_n and_o make_v ditch_n as_o deep_a as_o hell_n yea_o and_o make_v their_o nest_n in_o the_o star_n yet_o sin_n will_v bring_v they_o down_o jer._n 49.16_o obad._n 4._o if_o sin_n reign_v within_o all_o the_o fortification_n without_o be_v but_o vain_a lam._n 4.12.17_o isaiah_n 22.8_o to_o 14._o 5._o it_o be_v not_o army_n charret_n horse_n etc._n etc._n that_o can_v help_v a_o king_n be_v not_o save_v by_o a_o great_a host_n psal._n 33.16_o 17_o they_o fall_v that_o trust_n in_o they_o psal._n 20.7_o 8._o many_o trust_n in_o their_o long_a sword_n and_o think_v that_o it_o shall_v save_v they_o but_o god_n tell_v those_o that_o work_n wickedness_n yet_o stand_v upon_o their_o sword_n that_o the_o sword_n shall_v destroy_v they_o ezek._n 33.25_o 26_o 27._o 6._o it_o be_v not_o carnal_a policy_n nor_o sinful_a shift_n that_o can_v help_v we_o achitophel_n policy_n end_v in_o folly_n and_o so_o do_v pharaoh_n work_v wise_o exod._n 1.10_o become_v his_o bane_n hence_o henry_n the_o three_o of_o france_n forsake_v the_o truth_n turn_v papist_n think_v thereby_o to_o get_v the_o monk_n on_o his_o side_n he_o be_v kill_v by_o a_o monk_n yea_o he_o become_v contemptible_a to_o his_o people_n paris_n and_o his_o great_a town_n revolt_a from_o he_o there_o be_v no_o power_n or_o policy_n can_v prevail_v against_o god_n prov._n 21.30_o many_o turn_n with_o the_o time_n forsake_v the_o truth_n make_v lie_v their_o refuge_n and_o under_o falsehood_n do_v they_o hide_v themselves_o isaiah_n 28.15_o this_o be_v the_o base_a refuge_n of_o all_o other_o sin_n never_o do_v good_a to_o any_o it_o be_v a_o ill_a refuge_n which_o make_v god_n our_o enemy_n isaiah_n 47_o 10._o thou_o have_v trust_v in_o thy_o wickedness_n isa._n what_o follow_v verse_n 11._o therefore_o evil_a shall_v come_v ●pon_n thou_o 2._o affirmative_o and_o inclusive_o all_o our_o help_n be_v only_o in_o the_o lord_n he_o be_v the_o salvation_n of_o his_o israel_n jer._n 3.23_o the_o creature_n answer_v in_o this_o case_n as_o they_o do_v concern_v wisdom_n job_n 18.12.14.20_o where_o shall_v wisdom_n be_v find_v the_o depth_n say_v it_o be_v not_o in_o i_o and_o the_o sea_n say_v it_o be_v not_o in_o i_o so_o where_o shall_v help_v in_o trouble_n be_v have_v parliament_n say_v it_o be_v not_o in_o we_o and_o army_n say_v it_o be_v not_o in_o we_o and_o riches_n say_v it_o be_v not_o in_o we_o etc._n etc._n but_o it_o be_v god_n only_o who_o be_v el-shaddai_a almighty_a all-sufficient_a gen._n 17.1_o who_o be_v a_o strong_a tower_n prov._n 18.10_o and_o a_o present_a help_n in_o trouble_n psal._n 46.1_o when_o trouble_n be_v present_a than_o god_n be_v auxilium_fw-la praesentissimum_fw-la most_o present_a by_o his_o wisdom_n to_o direct_v we_o by_o his_o power_n to_o protect_v we_o and_o by_o his_o spirit_n to_o comfort_v we_o quest._n how_o do_v the_o lord_n deliver_v his_o people_n when_o we_o oft_o see_v they_o lie_v under_o sad_a affliction_n answ._n deliverance_n be_v twofold_a 1._o when_o the_o lord_n do_v actual_o deliver_v his_o people_n as_o he_o do_v the_o three_o young_a man_n from_o the_o fiery_a furnace_n dan._n 3._o daniel_n from_o the_o lion_n den_n and_o peter_n from_o prison_n 2._o sometime_o he_o let_v the_o trouble_n continue_v but_o uphold_v the_o spirit_n under_o it_o thus_o joseph_n be_v in_o prison_n but_o the_o lord_n be_v with_o he_o paul_n have_v not_o the_o tentation_n remove_v but_o he_o have_v strength_n give_v he_o to_o bear_v it_o 3._o if_o god_n do_v suffer_v the_o wicked_a to_o take_v away_o their_o temporal_a life_n yet_o he_o give_v they_o eternal_a life_n for_o it_o change_n we_o say_v be_v no_o robbery_n but_o this_o change_n be_v a_o great_a advantage_n so_o that_o sometime_o the_o lord_n remove_v the_o cross_n sometime_o he_o mitigate_v it_o but_o he_o always_o work_v patience_n 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the_o magistrate_n may_v increase_v the_o punishment_n and_o inflict_v death_n upon_o the_o party_n as_o appear_v 2_o sam._n 12.1_o 2_o 3_o 4_o etc._n etc._n exod._n 22.2_o prov._n 6.31_o so_o then_o those_o judicial_a and_o civil_a precept_n which_o be_v agreeable_a to_o the_o moral_a law_n and_o do_v confirm_v and_o uphold_v it_o they_o bind_v for_o ever_o e._n g._n it_o be_v a_o judicial_a law_n that_o adulterer_n and_o adulteress_n shall_v die_v the_o death_n now_o this_o be_v agreeable_a to_o common_a equity_n and_o to_o the_o law_n of_o nature_n as_o appear_v gen._n 38.24_o where_o judah_n before_o this_o judicial_a law_n be_v publish_v by_o moses_n appoint_v tamar_n his_o daughter-in-law_n to_o be_v burn_v for_o this_o sin_n and_o nabuchadnezzar_n burn_v ahab_n and_o zedekiah_n for_o it_o jer._n 29.21_o 22_o 23._o so_o this_o judicial_a law_n of_o put_v witch_n to_o death_n by_o the_o magistrate_n be_v agreeable_a to_o common_a equity_n it_o help_v to_o preserve_v all_o the_o moral_a prceept_n which_o be_v break_v by_o the_o idolatry_n murder_n and_o malice_n of_o wiche_n it_o preserve_v the_o peace_n of_o the_o land_n and_o therefore_o be_v perpetual_a and_o must_v be_v execute_v in_o our_o day_n on_o such_o as_o practise_v witchcraft_n be_v they_o high_a or_o low_o white_a or_o black_a as_o witchcraft_n be_v the_o same_o for_o substance_n now_o as_o it_o be_v in_o the_o day_n of_o moses_n viz._n a_o covenant_n with_o the_o devil_n whereby_o man_n can_v do_v strange_a thing_n above_o the_o order_n of_o nature_n so_o the_o punishment_n ought_v to_o be_v the_o same_o and_o witch_n shall_v now_o be_v more_o severe_o punish_v because_o they_o sin_n against_o great_a light_n and_o love_n against_o great_a mean_n and_o mercy_n yea_o though_o they_o never_o hurt_v any_o person_n yet_o if_o it_o can_v be_v clear_o prove_v that_o any_o person_n have_v make_v a_o league_n with_o the_o devil_n and_o be_v in_o confederacy_n with_o he_o this_o renounce_v the_o lord_n and_o contract_v with_o his_o deadly_a enemy_n be_v a_o high_a treason_n against_o god_n and_o deserve_v present_a and_o certain_a death_n it_o be_v dangerous_a for_o magistrate_n to_o suffer_v such_o to_o live_v who_o god_n have_v appoint_v unto_o death_n 1_o king_n 20.42_o true_o god_n be_v very_o tender_a of_o the_o life_n of_o man_n and_o therefore_o the_o magistrate_n must_v be_v very_o cautious_a and_o make_v diligent_a inquiry_n to_o find_v out_o this_o great_a mystery_n he_o must_v not_o judge_v by_o bare_a report_n or_o doubtful_a sign_n but_o he_o must_v lay_v all_o the_o testimony_n sign_n circumstance_n and_o strong_a presumption_n of_o witchcraft_n together_o and_o then_o judge_v of_o the_o cause_n what_o a_o heap_n of_o word_n the_o lord_n use_v by_o way_n of_o caution_n before_o a_o man_n be_v put_v to_o death_n deut._n 13.14_o 15._o if_o a_o man_n be_v report_v to_o be_v a_o seducer_n of_o other_o to_o idolatry_n he_o must_v not_o present_o be_v stone_v though_o he_o be_v a_o son_n of_o belial_n but_o they_o must_v inquire_v and_o make_v search_n and_o ask_v diligent_o and_o behold_v if_o it_o be_v truth_n and_o the_o thing_n be_v certain_a that_o such_o a_o abomination_n be_v wrought_v than_o they_o must_v sure_o die_v levit._fw-la 20._o ult_n this_o make_v josiah_n to_o destroy_v the_o witch_n of_o his_o time_n 2_o king_n 23.14_o yea_o saul_n though_o a_o wicked_a man_n yet_o put_v witch_n to_o death_n 2_o sam._n 28.3.9_o though_o his_o heart_n be_v not_o sincere_a in_o what_o he_o do_v for_o he_o seek_v to_o they_o in_o his_o trouble_n and_o if_o the_o magistrate_n will_v not_o cut_v off_o such_o yet_o 8._o god_n will_v balaam_n the_o sorcerer_n fall_v by_o the_o sword_n josh._n 13.22_o simon_n magus_n fall_v and_o perish_v miserable_o yea_o saul_n lose_v his_o life_n for_o seek_v to_o such_o 1_o chron._n 10.13_o 14._o and_o so_o do_v ahaziah_n 2_o king_n 1.2_o 3_o 4._o levit._fw-la 20.6_o 2._o idolater_n and_o enticer_n to_o idolatry_n must_v die_v exod._n 22.20_o deut._n 13.6.9_o but_o witch_n be_v the_o gross_a idolater_n they_o sacrifice_v to_o the_o devil_n they_o pray_v to_o he_o execrabilissima_fw-la trust_v in_o he_o and_o serve_v he_o who_o be_v god_n profess_a enemy_n 2._o they_o entice_v other_o to_o forsake_v god_n witch_n beget_v witch_n they_o usual_o seduce_v wife_n son_n daughter_n friend_n etc._n etc._n and_o therefore_o they_o ought_v to_o die_v 3._o those_o that_o do_v more_o especial_o bring_v god_n plague_n on_o a_o land_n and_o nation_n ought_v more_o especial_o to_o be_v punish_v but_o witch_n and_o wizard_n do_v more_o especial_o bring_v god_n plague_n on_o a_o nation_n this_o bring_v the_o curse_n on_o the_o canaanite_n and_o drive_v they_o out_o of_o their_o land_n deuteronomy_n 18.12_o 14_o 15._o this_o be_v that_o cry_a sin_n which_o make_v the_o lord_n to_o forsake_v his_o people_n isaiah_n 2.6_o therefore_o thou_o have_v forsake_v thy_o people_n because_o they_o be_v soothsayer_n like_o the_o philistines_n manasses_n witchcraft_n and_o wickedness_n bring_v plague_n on_o the_o jew_n many_o year_n after_o so_o 2_o king_n 17.17_o 18._o i_o have_v insist_v the_o more_o on_o this_o sin_n because_o witchcraft_n grow_v so_o rife_o in_o the_o land_n have_v it_o be_v practise_v in_o the_o midnight_n of_o popery_n it_o have_v be_v no_o wonder_n to_o see_v such_o work_n of_o darkness_n in_o day_n of_o darkness_n revelation_n 18.23_o but_o now_o in_o the_o glorious_a sunshine_n of_o the_o gospel_n and_o day_n of_o special_a grace_n to_o practise_v such_o abominable_a work_n of_o darkness_n make_v man_n sin_n out_o of_o measure_n sinful_a we_o look_v for_o peace_n but_o god_n may_v say_v to_o we_o as_o jehu_n do_v to_o joram_n what_o have_v thou_o to_o do_v with_o peace_n since_o the_o whoredom_n of_o thy_o mother_n jesabel_n and_o
the_o adulter_fw-la act_n his_o lewdness_n if_o he_o think_v the_o jealous_a husband_n stand_v at_o his_o back_n ready_a to_o slay_v he_o etc._n atheism_n be_v the_o root_n of_o all_o the_o wickedness_n among_o we_o psal_n 14.2_o &_o 50.21_o 22._o &_o 94.5_o 6_o 8._o ezek._n 9.9_o this_o breed_v hypocrite_n job_n 13.16_o there_o be_v a_o grain_n at_o least_o of_o atheism_n in_o every_o sin_n 4_o it_o be_v a_o cordial_a in_o affliction_n god_n be_v a_o omniscient_a and_o omnipresent_v friend_n he_o know_v all_o our_o loss_n cross_n tentation_n enemy_n rev._n 2.2_o 3_o 9_o 13._o when_o the_o priest_n and_o the_o levite_n pass_v by_o we_o than_o he_o come_v in_o to_o we_o he_o be_v with_o