A Brief Exposition of the Whole Book of Canticles, Or Song of Solomon

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General Books, 2013 - 46 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1642 edition. Excerpt: ...are three, First, for the arising of the winde, anc coming into the South, verse 16. Secondly, for favourable blasts of it and that for this end, the flowing forth of her spices. Thirdly, that Christ would come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits, verse 16... Christs answer thereunto: First, hecommeth into his garden. Secondly, he gathereth and enjoyeth the fruits of it. Thirdly, he fils his Churches friends with a large measure of plenty fhap.5.1. A garden: ' The Church is here so eaUecl, as verse 13. an orchard $ or as his in the originall, a Paradise, as if this were the garden of Eden. All the world is as a wildernesse, or at least a wilde field; onely, the Church is Gods garden or orchard, in these three respects, First, as the garden of Paradise was the habitation of tfdam'm the estate ol innocency, so is the Church of all those who are renewed into innocency. I Secondly, as in that garden were all manner ot pleasant and wholesome hearb$ Ch.4. The Church how sealed up. hearbs and trees growing, so in the Church are all manner of usefull and savoury (picks. Thirdly, as a man vvalketh in his garden to refresh himselfe; so doth Christ walke in his Church, yea and calleth his friends thither to walke with him. J spring, a fountaine: Not because the Church is the fountaine of grace but because, Christ being in it, it is the spring or fountaine of the waters of life unto all. A garden, spring, fountaine, inclosed, jhut up, sealedNot by a pale or wall of defence by Christian Magistrates, but rather shut up by restraint-, for the word signifies to inclose or shut up, as with lockes and fetters. Againe, the Church prayeth for the inlargement of the flowing of her spices, verse 16. and therefore her present shutting up was uncomfortable...

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