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574 Old Price's Remains. his speech Job makes no reply ; and, after the awful exa¬ mination with which Jehovah follows up Elihu's unrebuked address, we find the thoroughly convinced sinner humble and contrite, and now even confining his reply to those few words, which are accepted (in chap, xlii., verse 7) before all the lengthened arguments by which the three elders had attempted " to justify the ways of God to man," whilst they had set before their stricken friend, no way of escape from the wrath to come. " Miserable com¬ forters," indeed are all such sermonizers ; and no better for having, in our day, the name of Christ here and there to pass off a comfortless counterfeit for that life-giving message, " the Gospel of the grace of God." The subject is presented below in a tabular form, which was once intended for a tract. Job's Nekd. Job. ix. 32-35. For he is not a man, as I am, that I should an¬ swer him, and we should come together in judg¬ ment Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me : then would I speak, and not fear him ; but it is not so with me. The Remedy in Type. Job. xxxiiL, 6, 7. Behold I am according to thy wish in God's stead : I also am formed out of the clay. Behold my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee. The Remedy in Anti¬ type. Heb ii. 14. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, v. 18. For in that he him¬ self hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. See also Heb. iv. 15. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus. Matt. xi. 30. My yoke is easy and my burden is light.