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so often, and then perhaps we will believe thee; they
jested with the Prophet, and provok'd God by an open
Challenge not to defer so long the great Work they had
heard so much of, as if they had a mind to see the utmost
that God could do, and would then take it into Conside-
ration, whether it were worth their while to regard him.

Ver. 20. Wo unto them that call Evil Good, and Good Evil;
that put Darkness for Light, and Light for Darkness; that put
Bitter for Sweet, and Siveet for Bitter.] This they did by
their Aétions as plainly as if they fpoke their Mind in
Words, by condemning the Innocent, and letting the

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own Eyes, and prudent in their own Sight. Wo unto them that

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of Vićtory, and impatient 'till the Signal be given. The Expressions are all strong, full of lively Ideas, which according to our modern way of Writing, would shine in several Pages. In the numerous Host, there should not be found one who is not brisk and vigorous, and eager to Engage, none fatigu'd, and unfit for Aétion, none drowsy or inclin’d to Sleep: None but what have their Weapons ready, and their Armour on ; their Bows with trusty Strings, and ready bent, their Arrows Poio - - their

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Natural than Civil Death of Uzziah, as (a) some Me- (a) Chalá.

taphorically call his Separation upon the account of his Leprosy, and most probably of that part of the rear which succeeded his Death, than of that before. For if he had spoken of him

alive, he would have said in diebus Uzzia, and yet he

* avoids saying in the Days of Jotham, because he would have us to understand that this remarkable Vision happen'd to him immediately after his Death, at the very beginning of Jotham's Reign. And if what the Father; (b) alledge be true,

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