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He compares himself with others , not to humble , but to exalt himself : and
instead of preferring another , or esteeming others better than himself , he
proclaims his own Excellencies , and prefers himself above all ; I am not as other
Men , faith ...
In short , the Pharisee prides himself here , not only that he was not so great a
Sinner as others , but that he was a greater Saint , and arriv'd to a higher Pitch of
Holiness than they : a fecond Fault of his Prayer . 3dly , The Pharisee's Prayer
Jacob thought himself less than the least of all God's Mercies ; Fob humbled
himself even in Duft and Ames ; David acknowledg'd himself a Worm , and no
Man ; St. Paul stiles himself , the Chiefest of Sinners ; and the Publican
addresses here ...
Merits , only begs for Mercy , and casts himself wholly upon it : all which are
Signs of great Sincerity . Thus we see the Difference between the Pharisee's and
the Publican's Prayer : the one was long , proud , and arrogant ; the other short ...
... c . for I tell T HE Epistle for the Day spake of Christ in the Promise made to
Abraham and his Seed , long before his Coming ; of which before . The Gospel
speaks of him as actually come , shewing himself to his Disciples , and delivering
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