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let them seethe the bones therein. Then say, Wo to the bloody city Babylon, which he has built; and wo to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it; bring it out piece by piece, and let no lot fall upon it, Ezek. xxiv. 3—6. Let the prophets of God shout, saying, We have had death in the pot, 2 Kings iv. 40. Then put his bones together, and hang the skeleton on the tree of knowledge of good and evil, where four ways meet, as a caution to all who turn to the right or to the left from truth, and as a warning to those on the broad way: and write the following inscription on his gibbet, - This is the Founder of two Mystical Babylons. And there let him hang till mortality be swallowed up of life; then let the skeleton and the gibbet be swallowed up with it, and never be found any more. And then, oh then may immortality and eternal life be all in all!

THE

NAKED BOW OF GOD;

OR

A VISIBLE DISPLAY

OF

THE JUDGMENTS OF GOD

ON

THE ENEMIES OF TRUTH.

HE ORDAINETH HIS ARROWS AGAINST THE PERSECUTORS, PSAL. vii. 13. THY BOW WAS MADE QUITE NAKED, HAB. iii. 9.

TO THE READER.

Christian Reader, if such thou art, daily observations of the judgments, mercies, and providences of God, are very establishing to faith; for God hath promised that his hand shall be known towards his servants, and his indignation towards his enemies. It is likewise a sufficient proof of the authenticity of scripture; because, on the one hand, we daily see God's judgments on the wicked brought to light; and, on the other, his daily goodness appears conspicuous on the righteous: therefore we are commanded to behold both “the goodness and severity of God.” I am fully persuaded that the whole train of events were laid in the secret counsel of God from all eternity, and were by the Holy Ghost made known to God's eminent servants; and that the revolving wheel of time turns up its prizes and blanks as fast as it rolls, and will until the whole mystery of God is finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets, Rev. x. 7. Comparing visible facts with

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