HOMILY ON OBEDIENCE

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<bkdv3 n="3831"><f t="rl">AN EXHORTATION<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="3832">concerning good Order, and obedience
<bkdv3 n="3833"><f t="i">to Rulers and Magistrates. <f t="bk">
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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-1"><bkdv3 n="3834">A<f t="bl">Lmighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath created and ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-2"><bkdv3 n="3835">pointed all things in heauen, earth, and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-3"><bkdv3 n="3836">waters, in a most excellent and perfect
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-4"><bkdv3 n="3837">order. In Heauen, hee hath appointed
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-5"><bkdv3 n="3838">distinct and seuerall orders and states of
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-6"><bkdv3 n="3839">Archangels and Angels. In earth hee
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-7"><bkdv3 n="3840">hath assigned and appointed Kings, Prin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-8"><bkdv3 n="3841">ces, with other gouernours vnder them,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-9"><bkdv3 n="3842">in all good and necessary order. The wa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-10"><bkdv3 n="3843">ter aboue is kept, and rayneth downe in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-11"><bkdv3 n="3844">due time and season. The Sun, Moone,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-12"><bkdv3 n="3845">Starres, Rainebow, Thunder, Light{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-13"><bkdv3 n="3846">ning, Clouds, and all Birdes of the ayre,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-14"><bkdv3 n="3847">doe keepe their order. The Earth, Trees, Seedes, Plants, Hearbes,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-15"><bkdv3 n="3848">Corne, Grasse, and all maner of Beasts keepe themselues in order: all the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-16"><bkdv3 n="3849">parts of the whole yeare, as Winter, Summer, Moneths, Nights and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-17"><bkdv3 n="3850">Dayes, continue in their order: all kindes of Fishes in the Sea, Riuers,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-18"><bkdv3 n="3851">and Waters, with all Fountaines, Springs, yea, the Seas themselues
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-19"><bkdv3 n="3852">keepe their comely course and order: and man himselfe also hath all his
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-20"><bkdv3 n="3853">parts both within and without, as soule, heart, minde, memory, vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-21"><bkdv3 n="3854">standing, reason, speech, with all and singular corporall members of his
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-22"><bkdv3 n="3855">body in a profitable, necessarie, and pleasant order: euery degree of people
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-23"><bkdv3 n="3856">in their vocation, calling and office, hath appointed to them their duty and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-24"><bkdv3 n="3857">order: some are in high degree, some in low, some Kings and Princes,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-25"><bkdv3 n="3858">some inferiours and subiects, Priests, and lay men, masters and ser{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-26"><bkdv3 n="3859">uants, fathers, and children, husbands and wiues, rich and poore,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-27"><bkdv3 n="3860">and euery one haue neede of other, so that in all things is to bee
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-28"><bkdv3 n="3861">lauded and praised the goodly order of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, without the which no
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-29"><bkdv3 n="3862">house, no Citie, no Commonwealth can continue and endure, or last.
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-30"><bkdv3 n="3863">For where there is no right order, there reigneth all abuse, carnall
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-31"><bkdv3 n="3864">liberty, enormitie, sinne, and Babylonicall confusion. Take away Kings
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-32"><bkdv3 n="3865">Princes, Rulers, Magistrates, Iudges, and such estates of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-33"><bkdv3 n="3866">order, no man shall ride or goe by the high way vnrobbed, no man shall
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-34"><bkdv3 n="3867">sleepe in his owne house or bedde vnkilled, no man shall keepe his wife,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-35"><bkdv3 n="3868">children, and possession in quietnesse, all things shall bee common, and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-36"><bkdv3 n="3869">there must needes follow all mischiefe, and vtter destruction both of

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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-37"><bkdv3 n="3872">soules, bodies, goodes, and common wealthes. But blessed bee <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-38"><bkdv3 n="3873">that wee in this Realme of England, feele not the horrible calamities,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-39"><bkdv3 n="3874">miseries, and wretchednesse, which all they vndoubtedly feele and suffer,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-40"><bkdv3 n="3875">that lacke this godly order: and praysed bee <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that wee know
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-41"><bkdv3 n="3876">the great excellent benefit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> shewed towards vs in this behalfe,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-42"><bkdv3 n="3877"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath sent vs his high gift, our most deare Soueraigne Lord
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-43"><bkdv3 n="3878">King <f t="rl"><name t="ps">I<f t="sc"> A M E S</name><f t="bl">, with a godly, wise, and honourable Counsell, with
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-44"><bkdv3 n="3879">other superiours and inferiours, in a beautifull order, and godly.
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-45"><bkdv3 n="3880">Wherefore, let vs subiectes doe our bounden dueties, giuing hearty
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-46"><bkdv3 n="3881">thankes to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and praying for the preseruation of this godly or{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-47"><bkdv3 n="3882">der. Let vs all obey euen from the bottome of our heartes, all their
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-48"><bkdv3 n="3883">godly proceedings, lawes, statutes, proclamations, and iniunctions,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-49"><bkdv3 n="3884">with all other godly orders. Let vs consider the Scriptures of the holy
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-50"><bkdv3 n="3885">Ghost, which perswade and command vs all obediently to bee subiect,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-51"><bkdv3 n="3886">first and chiefely to the Kings Maiestie, supreme gouernour ouer all, and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-52"><bkdv3 n="3887">the next to his honourable counsell, and to all other noble men, Ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-53"><bkdv3 n="3888">gistrates, and officers, which by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse, be placed and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-54"><bkdv3 n="3889">ordered. For Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is the onely authour and prouider for
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-55"><bkdv3 n="3890">this forenamed state and order, as it is written of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in the booke

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="3891"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 8.15, 17"><f t="r">Prou.<f t="bl">8.</cit>
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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-56"><bkdv3 n="3892">of the Prouerbs: Thorow mee kings doe raigne, thorow mee counsel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-57"><bkdv3 n="3893">lers make iust lawes, thorow mee doe princes beare rule, and all iudges
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-58"><bkdv3 n="3894">of the earth execute iudgement, I am louing to them that loue mee.
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-59"><bkdv3 n="3895">Here let vs marke well, and remember that the high power and au{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-60"><bkdv3 n="3896">thoritie of Kinges, with their making of lawes, iudgements and of{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-61"><bkdv3 n="3897">fices, are the ordinances not of man, but of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: and therefore is
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-62"><bkdv3 n="3898">this word (through mee) so many times repeated. Here is also well to
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-63"><bkdv3 n="3899">bee considered and remembred, that this good order is appointed by
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-64"><bkdv3 n="3900"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wisedome, fauour, and loue, especially for them that loue

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="3901"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 6.1-3"><f t="r">Wisd.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-65"><bkdv3 n="3902"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and therefore hee sayth, I loue them that loue mee. Also in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-66"><bkdv3 n="3903">the booke of wisedome wee may euidently learne, that a kinges power,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-67"><bkdv3 n="3904">authoritie, and strength, is a great benefite of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, giuen of his
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-68"><bkdv3 n="3905">great mercie, to the comfort of our great miserie. For thus wee reade
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-69"><bkdv3 n="3906">there spoken to kinges, Heare O yee Kinges, and vnderstand, learne yee
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-70"><bkdv3 n="3907">that bee Iudges of the endes of the earth, giue eare yee that rule the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-71"><bkdv3 n="3908">multitudes: for the power giuen you of the Lord, and the strength, from
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-72"><bkdv3 n="3909">the highest. Let vs learne also here by the infallible and vndeceiueable
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-73"><bkdv3 n="3910">word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that kinges and other supreme and higher officers, are
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-74"><bkdv3 n="3911">ordeined of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who is most highest: and therefore they are here
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-75"><bkdv3 n="3912">taught diligently to apply and giue themselues to knowledge and wise{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-76"><bkdv3 n="3913">dome, necessary for the ordering of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people to their gouernance
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-77"><bkdv3 n="3914">committed, or whom to gouerne they are charged of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And they
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-78"><bkdv3 n="3915">bee here also taught by Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that they should acknowledge
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-79"><bkdv3 n="3916">themselues to haue all their power and strength not from Rome, but

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="3917"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 32.35"><f t="r">Deut.33.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-80"><bkdv3 n="3918">immediatly of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> most Highest. Wee reade in the booke of Deute{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-81"><bkdv3 n="3919">ronomie, that all punishment pertaineth to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, by this sentence,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-82"><bkdv3 n="3920">Vengeance is mine, and I will reward. But this sentence wee must
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-83"><bkdv3 n="3921">vnderstand to pertaine also vnto the Magistrates which doe exercise

<bkdv3 n="3922"><fw t="catch"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"></fw>

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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-84"><bkdv3 n="3924"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> roome in iudgement, and punishing by good and godly lawes,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-85"><bkdv3 n="3925">here in earth. And the places of Scripture, which <app>seemeto<rdg resp="IL">seeme to</rdg></app> remooue from
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-86"><bkdv3 n="3926">among all christian men, iudgement, punishment, or killing, ought to be
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-87"><bkdv3 n="3927">vnderstood, that no man (of his owne priuate authority) may bee iudge
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-88"><bkdv3 n="3928">ouer other, may punish, or may kill. But we must referre all iudgement
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-89"><bkdv3 n="3929">to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to Kings, and Rulers, Iudges vnder them, which be <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-90"><bkdv3 n="3930">officers to execute iustice, and by plaine wordes of Scripture, haue their
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-91"><bkdv3 n="3931">authoritie and vse of the sword graunted from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as we are taught
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-92"><bkdv3 n="3932">by Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, that deare and chosen Apostle of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-93"><bkdv3 n="3933">whom wee ought diligently to obey, euen as we would obey our Saui{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="3934"><cit work="NT. Romans 13.1-6"><f t="r">Rom.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-94"><bkdv3 n="3935">our <name t="ps">Christ</name> if hee were present. Thus Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> writeth to the Ro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-95"><bkdv3 n="3936">manes, Let euery soule submit himselfe vnto the authority of the high{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-96"><bkdv3 n="3937">er powers, for there is no power but of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. The powers that bee,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-97"><bkdv3 n="3938">be ordained of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Whosoeuer therefore withstandeth the power,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-98"><bkdv3 n="3939">withstandeth the ordinance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: but they that resist, or are against
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-99"><bkdv3 n="3940">it, shall receiue to themselues damnation. For rulers are not fearefull
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-100"><bkdv3 n="3941">to them that doe good, but to them that doe euill. Wilt thou bee with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-101"><bkdv3 n="3942">out feare of that power? Doe well them, and so shalt thou bee praysed of
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-102"><bkdv3 n="3943">the same, for he is the minister of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for thy wealth. But and if
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-103"><bkdv3 n="3944">thou doe that which is euil, then feare, for he beareth not the sword for
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-104"><bkdv3 n="3945">nought, for he is the minister of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to take vengeance on him that
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-105"><bkdv3 n="3946">doeth euill. Wherefore ye must needes obey, not onely for feare of venge{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-106"><bkdv3 n="3947">ance, but also, because of conscience, and euen for this cause pay yee
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-107"><bkdv3 n="3948">tribute, for they are <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ministers seruing for the same purpose.
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<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-108"><bkdv3 n="3949">Here let vs learne of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> the chosen vessell of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that all
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-109"><bkdv3 n="3950">persons hauing soules (hee excepteth none, nor exempteth none, neither
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-110"><bkdv3 n="3951">Priest, Apostle, nor Prophet, saith S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chrysostome</name><f t="bl">) do owe of bounden du{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-111"><bkdv3 n="3952">ty, and euen in conscience, obedience, submission, and subiection to the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-112"><bkdv3 n="3953">high powers, which bee set in authority by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for as much as
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-113"><bkdv3 n="3954">they bee <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Lieuetenants, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Presidentes, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-114"><bkdv3 n="3955">Officers, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Commissioners, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Iudges, ordained
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-115"><bkdv3 n="3956">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> himselfe, of whom onely they haue all their power, and all
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-116"><bkdv3 n="3957">their authority. And the same Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> threatneth no lesse paine, then
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-117"><bkdv3 n="3958">euerlasting damnation to all disobedient persons, to all resi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-118"><bkdv3 n="3959">sters against this generall, and common authority,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-119"><bkdv3 n="3960">for as much as they resist not man, but <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-120"><bkdv3 n="3961">not mans deuice and inuention, but
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-121"><bkdv3 n="3962"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wisedome, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-122"><bkdv3 n="3963">order, power, and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.1-123"><bkdv3 n="3964">authority.
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<bkdv3 n="3967">The second part of the Sermon
<bkdv3 n="3968"><f t="i">of Obedience. <f t="bk">

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<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-124"><bkdv3 n="3969">F<f t="bl">Or as much as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath created and disposed all
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-125"><bkdv3 n="3970">things in a comely order, we <app>haue haue<rdg resp="IL">haue</rdg></app> beene taught in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-126"><bkdv3 n="3971">the first part of the Sermon, concerning good order and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-127"><bkdv3 n="3972">obedience, that we also ought in all common weales, to
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-128"><bkdv3 n="3973">obserue and keepe a due order, and to bee obedient to the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-129"><bkdv3 n="3974">powers, their ordinances, and lawes, and that all rulers
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-130"><bkdv3 n="3975">are appointed of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for a goodly order to bee kept in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-131"><bkdv3 n="3976">the world: and also how the Magistrates ought to learne how to rule
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-132"><bkdv3 n="3977">and gouerne according to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Lawes: and that all Subiects are
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-133"><bkdv3 n="3978">bound to obey them as <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ministers, yea, although they be euill,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-134"><bkdv3 n="3979">not onely for feare, but also for conscience sake. And here (good people)
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-135"><bkdv3 n="3980">let vs all marke diligently, that it is not lawfull for inferiors and Sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-136"><bkdv3 n="3981">iects, in any case to resist and stand against the superiour powers: for
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-137"><bkdv3 n="3982">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</name><f t="bl"> wordes be plaine, that whosoeuer withstandeth, shall get to
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-138"><bkdv3 n="3983">themselues damnation: for whosoeuer withstandeth, withstandeth the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-139"><bkdv3 n="3984">ordinance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> himselfe, and his Apostles,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-140"><bkdv3 n="3985">receiued many and diuers iniuries of the vnfaithfull and wicked men in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-141"><bkdv3 n="3986">authoritie: yet wee neuer reade, that they, or any of them, caused any se{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-142"><bkdv3 n="3987">dition or rebellion against authoritie. We reade oft, that they patiently
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-143"><bkdv3 n="3988">suffered all troubles, vexations, slaunders, pangs, and paines, and death
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-144"><bkdv3 n="3989">it selfe obediently without tumult or resistance. They committed their
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-145"><bkdv3 n="3990">cause to him that iudgeth righteously, and prayed for their enemies hear{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-146"><bkdv3 n="3991">tily and earnestly. They knew that the authoritie of the powers, was
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-147"><bkdv3 n="3992"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ordinance, and therefore both in their words and deedes, they
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-148"><bkdv3 n="3993">taught euer obedience to it, and neuer taught nor did the contrary. The
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-149"><bkdv3 n="3994">wicked Iudge Pilate, sayd to <name t="ps">Christ</name>, Knowest thou not that I haue
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-150"><bkdv3 n="3995">power to crucifie thee, and haue power also to loose thee? Iesus answe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-151"><bkdv3 n="3996">red, Thou couldest haue no power at all against me, except it were giuen
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-152"><bkdv3 n="3997">thee from aboue. Whereby <name t="ps">Christ</name> taught vs plainely, that euen the wic{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-153"><bkdv3 n="3998">ked rulers haue their power and authoritie from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and therefore
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-154"><bkdv3 n="3999">it is not lawfull for their Subiects to withstand them, although they
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-155"><bkdv3 n="4000">abuse their power: much lesse then it is lawfull for subiects, to withstand
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-156"><bkdv3 n="4001">their godly and Christian Princes, which doe not abuse their authoritie,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-157"><bkdv3 n="4002">but vse the same to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glory, and to the profite and commoditie
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-158"><bkdv3 n="4003">of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people. The holy Apostle <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> commandeth seruants to be

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4004"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.18"><f t="r">1.Pet.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-159"><bkdv3 n="4005">obedient to their masters, not onely if they be good and gentle, but also if
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-160"><bkdv3 n="4006">they be euill and froward: affirming that the vocation and calling of
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-161"><bkdv3 n="4007"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people is to bee patient, and of the suffering sides. And there
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-162"><bkdv3 n="4008">he bringeth in the patience of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, to perswade obedience
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-163"><bkdv3 n="4009">to gouernours, yea, although they bee wicked and wrong doers. But let

<bkdv3 n="4010"><fw t="catch">vs</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="8" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="73" sig="G1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="4011"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of obedience.</fw><fw t="pag">73</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-164"><bkdv3 n="4012">vs now heare S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> himselfe speake, for his wordes certifie best our
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-165"><bkdv3 n="4013">conscience. Thus he vttereth them in his first Epistle, Seruants, obey

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4014"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.18-21"><f t="r">1.Pet.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-166"><bkdv3 n="4015">your masters with feare, not onely if they bee good and gentle, but also if
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-167"><bkdv3 n="4016">they be froward. For it is thanke worthy, if a man for conscience toward
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-168"><bkdv3 n="4017"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, endureth griefe, and suffer wrong vndeserued: for what prayse
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-169"><bkdv3 n="4018">is it, when ye be beaten for your faults, if ye take it patiently? but when
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-170"><bkdv3 n="4019">ye doe well, if you then suffer wrong, and take it patiently, then is there
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-171"><bkdv3 n="4020">cause to haue thanke of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for hereunto verily were yee called: for
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-172"><bkdv3 n="4021">so did <name t="ps">Christ</name> suffer for vs, leauing vs an example, that we should follow
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-173"><bkdv3 n="4022">his steps. All these bee the very wordes of S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">. Holy <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> also tea{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4023"><f t=r"><cit work="OT. 1 Samuel 18.11, 14, 30; 19.10-11; 20.31; 24.2-7>1.King.18
<bkdv3 n="4024">19, 20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-174"><bkdv3 n="4025">cheth vs a good lesson in this behalfe, who was many times most cruelly
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-175"><bkdv3 n="4026">and wrongfully persecuted of king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl">, and many times also put in ieo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-176"><bkdv3 n="4027">pardie and danger of his life by king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> and his people, yet hee neither
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-177"><bkdv3 n="4028">withstood, neither vsed any force or violence against king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> his mortall
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-178"><bkdv3 n="4029">and deadly enemie, but did euer to his liege Lord and Master king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-179"><bkdv3 n="4030">most true, most diligent, and most faithfull seruice. Insomuch that when
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-180"><bkdv3 n="4031">the Lord <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had giuen king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> into <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauids</name><f t="bl"> handes in his owne
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-181"><bkdv3 n="4032">Caue, hee would not hurt him, when hee might without all bodily perill
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-182"><bkdv3 n="4033">easily haue slaine him, no he would not suffer any of his seruants once to
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-183"><bkdv3 n="4034">lay their hand vpon king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl">, but prayed to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in this wise, Lord
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-184"><bkdv3 n="4035">keepe me from doing that thing vnto my Master, the Lords anoynted,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-185"><bkdv3 n="4036">keepe me that I lay not my hand vpon him, seeing he is the anoynted of
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-186"><bkdv3 n="4037">the Lord: for as truely as the Lord liueth (except the Lord smite him, or
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-187"><bkdv3 n="4038">except his day come, or that he goe downe to warre, and perish in battaile)
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-188"><bkdv3 n="4039">the Lord be mercifull vnto me, that I lay not my hand vpon the Lords
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-189"><bkdv3 n="4040">anoynted. And that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> might haue killed his enemie king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl">, it is
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-190"><bkdv3 n="4041">euidently prooued in the first booke of the Kings, both by the cutting off
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-191"><bkdv3 n="4042">the lap of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Sauls</name><f t="bl"> garment, and also by plaine confession of king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl">. Also
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-192"><bkdv3 n="4043">another time, as is mentioned in the same booke, when the most vnmerci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-193"><bkdv3 n="4044">full and most vnkinde King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> did persecute poore <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> did a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-194"><bkdv3 n="4045">gaine giue king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> into <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauids</name><f t="bl"> handes, by casting of king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> and his
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-195"><bkdv3 n="4046">whole armie into a dead sleepe, so that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, and one <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abisai</name><f t="bl"> with him,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-196"><bkdv3 n="4047">came in the night into <f t="r"><name t="ps">Sauls</name><f t="bl"> host, where <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> lay sleeping, and his speare
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-197"><bkdv3 n="4048">stacke in the ground at his head: then said <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abisai</name><f t="bl"> vnto <f tr><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f bl>, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-198"><bkdv3 n="4049">deliuered thine enemie into thy hands at this time, now therefore let me
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-199"><bkdv3 n="4050">smite him once with my speare to the earth, and I will not smite him a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-200"><bkdv3 n="4051">gaine the second time: meaning thereby to haue killed him with one
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-201"><bkdv3 n="4052">stroke, and to haue made him sure for euer. And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> answered and said
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-202"><bkdv3 n="4053">to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abisai</name><f t="bl">, Destroy him not, for who can lay his hands on the Lords anoin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-203"><bkdv3 n="4054">ted, and be guiltlesse? And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> sayd furthermore, As sure as the Lord
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-204"><bkdv3 n="4055">liueth, the Lord shall smite him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-205"><bkdv3 n="4056">scend or goe downe into battaile, and there perish, the Lord keepe me from
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-206"><bkdv3 n="4057">laying my handes vpon the Lords anoynted. But take thou now the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-207"><bkdv3 n="4058">speare that is at his head, and the cruse of water, and let vs goe: and so
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-208"><bkdv3 n="4059">he did. Here is euidently prooued that we may not withstand, nor in any
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-209"><bkdv3 n="4060">wise hurt an anointed King, which is <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> lieftenant, vice-gerent,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-210"><bkdv3 n="4061">and highest minister in that countrey where he is King. But peraduen{\-}

<fw t="sig">G</fw><fw t="catch">ture</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="74" sig="G1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="4062"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">74</fw> <fw t="header">The II.part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-211"><bkdv3 n="4063">ture some heere would say, that <name t="ps">Dauid</name> in his owne defence might

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4064"><f t="i">An obiecti{\-}
<bkdv3 n="4065">on. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-212"><bkdv3 n="4066">haue killed King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> lawfully, and with a safe conscience. But
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-213"><bkdv3 n="4067">holy <name t="ps">Dauid</name> did knowe that hee might in no wise withstand, hurt,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4068"><f t="i">An an{\-}
<bkdv3 n="4069">swere. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-214"><bkdv3 n="4070">or kill his Soueraigne lord and King: hee did know that hee was but
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-215"><bkdv3 n="4071">king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Sauls</name><f t="bl"> subiect, though he were in great fauour with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-216"><bkdv3 n="4072">his enemy king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl"> out of Gods fauour. Therefore though he were neuer
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-217"><bkdv3 n="4073">so much prouoked, yet he refused vtterly to hurt the Lords anoynted. He
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-218"><bkdv3 n="4074">durst not for offending <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> |&| his own conscience (although he had oc{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-219"><bkdv3 n="4075">casion and opportunity) once lay his hands vpon Gods high officer the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-220"><bkdv3 n="4076">king, whom he did know to be a person reserued |&| kept (for his office sake)
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-221"><bkdv3 n="4077">onely to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> punishment and iudgement. therefore hee prayeth so
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-222"><bkdv3 n="4078">oft, and so earnestly, that hee lay not his handes vpon the Lords annoin{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4079"><cit work="OT. 1 Samuel 26.11"><f t="r">Psal.88.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-223"><bkdv3 n="4080">ted. And by these two examples, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> (being named in Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-224"><bkdv3 n="4081">ture a man after <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> owne heart) giueth a generall rule and lesson
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-225"><bkdv3 n="4082">to all subiectes in the world, not to withstand their liege lord and king,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-226"><bkdv3 n="4083">not to take a sword by their priuate authority against their king, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-227"><bkdv3 n="4084">annointed, who onely beareth the sword by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> authority for the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-228"><bkdv3 n="4085">maintenance of the good, and for the punishment of the euill, who only
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-229"><bkdv3 n="4086">by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Law hath the vse of the sword at his command, and also
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-230"><bkdv3 n="4087">hath all power, iurisdiction, regiment, correction and punishment, as su{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-231"><bkdv3 n="4088">preme gouernour of all his Realmes |&| Dominions, and that euen by the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-232"><bkdv3 n="4089">authority of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ordinances. Yet another notable
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-233"><bkdv3 n="4090">story and doctrine is in the second booke of the kinges, that maketh also


<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4091"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 1.8-10"><f t="r">2.King.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-234"><bkdv3 n="4092">for this purpose. When an Amalekite, by king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saules</name><f t="bl"> owne consent and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-235"><bkdv3 n="4093">commandement, had killed king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saul</name><f t="bl">, hee went to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, supposing
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-236"><bkdv3 n="4094">to haue had great thankes for his message that hee had killed <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauids</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-237"><bkdv3 n="4095">deadly enemy, and therefore hee made great haste to tell to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-238"><bkdv3 n="4096"><app>chanunce<rdg resp="IL">chaunce</rdg></app>, bringing with him king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Saules</name><f t="bl"> crowne that was vpon his
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-239"><bkdv3 n="4097">head, and his bracelet that was vpon his arme, to perswade his tidings
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-240"><bkdv3 n="4098">to bee true. But godly <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> was so farre from reioycing at this newes,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-241"><bkdv3 n="4099">that immediatly and foorthwith hee rent his clothes off his backe, hee
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-242"><bkdv3 n="4100">mourned and wept, and said to the messenger, How is it that thou wast
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-243"><bkdv3 n="4101">not afraid to lay thy hands on the Lords annointed to destroy him? And
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-244"><bkdv3 n="4102">by and by <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> made one of his seruants to kill the messenger, saying,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-245"><bkdv3 n="4103">Thy blood bee on thine owne head, for thine owne mouth hath testified
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-246"><bkdv3 n="4104">and witnessed against thee, granting that thou hast slaine the Lords an{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-247"><bkdv3 n="4105">nointed. These examples being so manifest and euident, it is an intolera{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-248"><bkdv3 n="4106">ble ignorance, madnesse, and wickednesse for subiects to make any mur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-249"><bkdv3 n="4107">muring, rebellion, resistance, or withstanding, commotion, or insurrecti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-250"><bkdv3 n="4108">on against their most deare and most dread Soueraigne Lord and King,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-251"><bkdv3 n="4109">ordeined and appointed of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnes for their commodity, peace,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-252"><bkdv3 n="4110">and quietnesse. Yet let vs beleeue vndoubtedly, (good Christian people)
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-253"><bkdv3 n="4111">that we may not obey Kings, Magistrates, or any other, (though they
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-254"><bkdv3 n="4112">bee our owne fathers) if they would command vs to doe any thing con{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4113"><cit work="NT. Acts 5.29"><f t="r">Actes.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-255"><bkdv3 n="4114">trary to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandements. In such a case wee ought to say
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-256"><bkdv3 n="4115">with the Apostle, Wee must rather obey <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> then man. But ne{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-257"><bkdv3 n="4116">uerthelesse in that case wee may not in any wise withstand <app>violenly<rdg resp="IL">violently</rdg></app>, or

<bkdv3 n="4117"><fw t="catch">rebell</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="75" sig="G2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="4118"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of obedience.</fw><fw t="pag">69 [75]</fw></bl>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-258"><bkdv3 n="4119">rebell against rulers, or make any insurrection sedition, or tumults, ei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-259"><bkdv3 n="4120">ther by force of armes (or otherwise) against the annointed of the Lord,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-260"><bkdv3 n="4121">or any of his officers: But wee must in such case patiently suffer all
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-261"><bkdv3 n="4122">wrongs, and iniuries, referring the iudgement of our cause onely to
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-262"><bkdv3 n="4123"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Let vs feare the terrible punishment of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-263"><bkdv3 n="4124">gainst traytors and rebellious persons, by the example of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chore</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dathan</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-264"><bkdv3 n="4125">and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abiron</name><f t="bl">, which hee repugned and grudged against <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-265"><bkdv3 n="4126">gistrates and officers, and therefore the earth opened and swallowed
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-266"><bkdv3 n="4127">them vp aliue. Other for their wicked murmuring and rebellion, were
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-267"><bkdv3 n="4128">by a sudden fire sent of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, vtterly consumed. Other for their fro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-268"><bkdv3 n="4129">ward behauiour to their rulers and gouernours, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ministers,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-269"><bkdv3 n="4130">were suddenly stricken with a foule leprosie. Other were stinged to death,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-270"><bkdv3 n="4131">with wonderfull strange fiery serpents. Other were sore plagued, so
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-271"><bkdv3 n="4132">that there was killed in one day, the number of foureteene thousand and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-272"><bkdv3 n="4133">seuen hundred, for rebellion against them whom <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had appoin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-273"><bkdv3 n="4134">ted to bee in authority. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Absalon</name><f t="bl"> also rebelling against his father King

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4135"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 18.9-10"><f t="r">2.King.18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.2-274"><bkdv3 n="4136"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, was punished with a strange and notable death.

</ttdv3>

<ttdv3 n="3" t="part">

<hr>

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="4137">The third part of the Sermon of
<bkdv3 n="4138"><f t="i">Obedience.<f t="bk">
</heading>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-275"><bkdv3 n="4139">Y<f t="bl">Ee haue heard before in this Sermon of good order and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-276"><bkdv3 n="4140">obedience, manifestly proued both by the Scriptures and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-277"><bkdv3 n="4141">examples, that all subiects are bo&umacron;den to obey their Ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-278"><bkdv3 n="4142">gistrates, and for no cause to resist, or withstand, or rebell,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-279"><bkdv3 n="4143">or make any sedition against them, yea, although they bee
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-280"><bkdv3 n="4144">wicked men. And let no man thinke that hee can escape
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-281"><bkdv3 n="4145">vnpunished, that committeth treason, conspiracy, or rebel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-282"><bkdv3 n="4146">lion against his soueraigne Lord the King, though hee commit the same
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-283"><bkdv3 n="4147">neuer so secretly, either in thought, word, or deede, neuer so priuily, in his
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-284"><bkdv3 n="4148">priuie chamber by himselfe, or openly communicating, and consulting
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-285"><bkdv3 n="4149">with others. For treason will not bee hid, treason will out at length.
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-286"><bkdv3 n="4150"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will haue that most detestable vice both opened and punished, for
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-287"><bkdv3 n="4151">that it is so directly against his ordinance, and against his high principall
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-288"><bkdv3 n="4152">iudge, and anoynted in earth. The violence and iniury that is commit{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-289"><bkdv3 n="4153">ted against authoritie, is committed against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the common weale,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-290"><bkdv3 n="4154">and the whole Realme, which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will haue knowen, and condign{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-291"><bkdv3 n="4155">ly or worthily punished one way or other. For it is notably written of
<ttdv4 n="I.10:3;292><bkdv3 n="4156">the wise man in Scripture, in the booke called <f t="r"><cit work=""Ecclesiastes">
+Ecclesiastes</cit><f t="bl">: With the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4157"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 10.20"><f t="r">Eccles.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-293"><bkdv3 n="4158">King no euill in thy thought, nor speake no hurt of him in thy priuie
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-294"><bkdv3 n="4159">chamber: for the bird of the ayre shall betray thy voyce, and with her fe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-295"><bkdv3 n="4160">thers shall bewray thy words. These lessons and examples are written
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-296"><bkdv3 n="4161">for our learning. Therefore let vs all feare the most detestable vice of re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-297"><bkdv3 n="4162">bellion, euer knowing and remembring, that he that resisteth or withstan{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-298"><bkdv3 n="4163">deth common authority, resisteth or withstandeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and his orde{\-}

<bkdv3 n="4164"><fw t="sig">G 2</fw><fw t="catch">nance,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="76" sig="G2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="4165"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">76</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw></bl>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-299"><bkdv3 n="4166">nance, as it may bee proued by many other moe places of holy Scripture.
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-300"><bkdv3 n="4167">And here let vs take heede that we vnderstand not these or such other like
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-301"><bkdv3 n="4168">places (which so straitly command obedience to superiours, and so strait{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-302"><bkdv3 n="4169">ly punished rebellion, and disobedience to the same) to bee meant in any
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-303"><bkdv3 n="4170">condition of the pretensed or coloured power of the Bishop of Rome. For
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-304"><bkdv3 n="4171">truely the Scripture of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> alloweth no such vsurped power, full of
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-305"><bkdv3 n="4172">enormities, abusions, and blasphemies. But the true meaning of these
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-306"><bkdv3 n="4173">and such places, bee to extoll and set forth <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> true ordinance, and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-307"><bkdv3 n="4174">the authoritie of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> anoynted Kings, and of their officers ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-308"><bkdv3 n="4175">poynted vnder them. And concerning the vsurped power of the Bishop
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-309"><bkdv3 n="4176">of Rome, which he most wrongfully challengeth, as the successor of <name t="ps">Christ</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-310"><bkdv3 n="4177">and <name t="ps">Peter</name>: we may easily perceiue how false, fained, and forged it is, not
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-311"><bkdv3 n="4178">onely in that it hath no sufficient ground in holy Scripture, but also by
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-312"><bkdv3 n="4179">the fruites and doctrine thereof. For our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-313"><bkdv3 n="4180">teacheth most earnestly and agreeably obedience to Kings, as to the chiefe
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-314"><bkdv3 n="4181">and supreme rulers in this world, next vnder <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: but the Bishop of
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-315"><bkdv3 n="4182">Rome teacheth, that they that are vnder him, are free from all burdens
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-316"><bkdv3 n="4183">and charges of the common wealth, and obedience toward their Prince,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-317"><bkdv3 n="4184">most clearely against <name t="ps">Christs</name> doctrine and S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peters</name><f t="bl">. He ought therefore
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-318"><bkdv3 n="4185">rather to be called Antichrist, and the successour of the Scribes and Pha{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-319"><bkdv3 n="4186">rises, then <name t="ps">Christs</name> vicar, or S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peters</name><f t="bl"> successour: seeing that not onely in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-320"><bkdv3 n="4187">this point, but also in other weighty matters of Christian religion, in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-321"><bkdv3 n="4188">matters of remission and forgiuenesse of sinnes, and of saluation, hee hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-322"><bkdv3 n="4189">cheth so directly against both S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">, and against our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-323"><bkdv3 n="4190">who not onely taught obedience to Kings, but also practised obedience in

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4191"><cit work="NT. Matthew 17.27"><f t="r">Matth.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-324"><bkdv3 n="4192">their conuersation and liuing: For we reade that they both payd tribute
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-325"><bkdv3 n="4193">to the king: And also we reade that the holy virgin <f t="r"><name t="ps">Mary</name><f t="bl">, mother to our
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-326"><bkdv3 n="4194">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and <name t="ps">Ioseph</name>, who was taken for his father, at the Empe{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4195"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.4-5"><f t="r">Luke 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-327"><bkdv3 n="4196">rours commandement, went to the citie of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, named <f t="r"><name t="pl">Bethlehem</name><f t="bl">, to
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-328"><bkdv3 n="4197">be taxed among other, and to declare their obedience to the Magistrates,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-329"><bkdv3 n="4198">for <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ordinances sake. And heere let vs not forget the blessed
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-330"><bkdv3 n="4199">virgin <f t="r"><name t="ps">Maries</name><f t="bl"> obedience: for although she was highly in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-331"><bkdv3 n="4200">uour, and <name t="ps">Christs</name> naturall mother, and was also great with childe at the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-332"><bkdv3 n="4201">same time, and so nigh her trauaile, that shee was deliuered in her iour{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-333"><bkdv3 n="4202">ney, yet shee gladly without any excuse or grudging (for conscience sake)
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-334"><bkdv3 n="4203">did take that cold and foule winter iourney, being in the meane season so
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-335"><bkdv3 n="4204">poore, that she lay in a stable, and there shee was deliuered of <name t="ps">Christ</name>. And
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-336"><bkdv3 n="4205">according to the same, loe how S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> agreeth, writing by expresse words
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-337"><bkdv3 n="4206">in his first Epistle: Submit your selues, and bee subiect (saith hee) vnto

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4207"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.13-15"><f t="r">1.Pet.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-338"><bkdv3 n="4208">kings, as vnto the chiefe heads, and vnto rulers, as vnto them that are
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-339"><bkdv3 n="4209">sent of him for the punishment of euill doers, and for the prayse of them
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-340"><bkdv3 n="4210">that doe well, for so is the will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. I neede not to expound these
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-341"><bkdv3 n="4211">wordes, they be so plaine of themselues. S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> doth not say, Submit
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-342"><bkdv3 n="4212">your selues vnto mee, as supreme head of the Church: neither sayth hee,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-343"><bkdv3 n="4213">Submit your selues from time to time to my successours in Rome: but
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-344"><bkdv3 n="4214">he saith, Submit your selues vnto your King, your supreme head, and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-345"><bkdv3 n="4215">vnto those that he appointeth in authoritie vnder him, for that you shall

<bkdv3 n="4216"><fw t="catch">so</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="77" sig="G3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="4217"><f t="r"><fw t="header">of Obedience.</fw><fw t="pag">77</fw>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-346"><bkdv3 n="4218">so shew your obedience, it is the will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will that you
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-347"><bkdv3 n="4219">be in subiection to your head and king. This is <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ordinance,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-348"><bkdv3 n="4220"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandement, and <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy will, that the whole
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-349"><bkdv3 n="4221">body of euery Realme, and all the members and parts of the same, shall
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-350"><bkdv3 n="4222">be subiect to their head, their king, and that (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> writeth) for the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4223"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.13"><f t="r">1.Pet.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-351"><bkdv3 n="4224">Lords sake: and (as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> writeth) for conscience sake, and not for feare

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4225"><cit work="NT. Romans 13.5"><f t="r">Rom.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-352"><bkdv3 n="4226">onely. Thus we learne by the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to yeeld to our king, that
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-353"><bkdv3 n="4227">is due to our king: that is, honour, obedience, payments of due taxes,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-354"><bkdv3 n="4228">customes, tributes, subsidies, loue and feare. Thus wee know partly

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4229"><cit work="NT. Matthew 22.21"><f t="r">Matt.22.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="4230"><cit work="NT. Romans 13">Rom.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-355"><bkdv3 n="4231">our bounden duties to common authority, now let vs learne to accom{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-356"><bkdv3 n="4232">plish the same. And let vs most instantly and heartily pray to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-357"><bkdv3 n="4233">the onely authour of all authority, for all them that be in authority, ac{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-358"><bkdv3 n="4234">cording as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> willeth, writing thus to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Timothie</name><f t="bl"> in his first Epistle: I

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="4235"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.1-3"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-359"><bkdv3 n="4236">exhort therefore, that aboue all things, prayers, supplications, interces{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-360"><bkdv3 n="4237">sions, and giuing of thankes be done for all men: for kings, and for all
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-361"><bkdv3 n="4238">that be in authority, that wee may liue a quiet and a peaceable life, with
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-362"><bkdv3 n="4239">all godlinesse and honesty: for that is good and accepted or allowable in
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-363"><bkdv3 n="4240">the sight of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our Sauiour. Heere S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> maketh an earnest and
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-364"><bkdv3 n="4241">an especiall exhortation, concerning giuing of thankes, and prayer for
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-365"><bkdv3 n="4242">kings and rulers, saying, Aboue all things, as he might say, in any wise
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-366"><bkdv3 n="4243">principally and chiefly, let prayer bee made for kings. Let vs heartily
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-367"><bkdv3 n="4244">thanke <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for his great and excellent benefit and prouidence concer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-368"><bkdv3 n="4245">ning the state of kings. Let vs pray for them, that they may haue
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-369"><bkdv3 n="4246"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour and <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> protection. Let vs pray that they may e{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-370"><bkdv3 n="4247">uer in all things haue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> before their eyes. Let vs pray, that they
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-371"><bkdv3 n="4248">may haue wisedome, strength, iustice, clemency, |&| zeale to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glory,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-372"><bkdv3 n="4249">to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> verity, to Christian soules, and to the common wealth.
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-373"><bkdv3 n="4250">Let vs pray, that they may rightly vse their sword and authority, for the
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-374"><bkdv3 n="4251">maintenance and defence of the Catholike fayth conteyned in holy Scri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-375"><bkdv3 n="4252">pture, and of their good and honest subiects, for the feare and punishment
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-376"><bkdv3 n="4253">of the euill and vicious people. Let vs pray, that they may most fayth{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-377"><bkdv3 n="4254">fully follow the Kings and Captaines in the Bible, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid, Ezekias, Iosias,</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-378"><bkdv3 n="4255">and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">, with such other. And let vs pray for our selues, that we may
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-379"><bkdv3 n="4256">liue godly in holy and Christian conuersation: so shall wee haue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-380"><bkdv3 n="4257">on our side, and then let vs not feare what man can doe against vs: so we
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-381"><bkdv3 n="4258">shall liue in true obedience, both to our most mercifull King in Heauen,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-382"><bkdv3 n="4259">and to our most Christian King in Earth: so shall wee please <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-383"><bkdv3 n="4260">and haue the exceeding benefit, peace of conscience, rest and quietnesse
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-384"><bkdv3 n="4261">heere in this world, and after this life, wee shall enioy a better life, rest,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-385"><bkdv3 n="4262">peace, and the euerlasting blisse of heauen, which hee grant vs all,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-386"><bkdv3 n="4263">that was obedient for vs all, euen to the death of the crosse,
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-387"><bkdv3 n="4264"><name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>: to whom with the Father and the Holy
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-388"><bkdv3 n="4265">Ghost, be all honour and glory, both now
<ttdv4 n="I.10.3-389"><bkdv3 n="4266">and euer. Amen.

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