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ed for the benefit of chose, whose spiritual state and condition is represented in the Psalm here explained. That these are not a few, that they are many ; yea, that to some part or parts of it, they are all who believe both the scriptures and their own experience will bear testimony to. Some of them, it may be, will en. quire into, and after their own concernments, as they are here declared. To be serviceable to their faith, peace, and spiritual consolation, hath been the whole of my design. If they meet with any discovery of truth, any due application of it to their consciences, any declaration of the sense and mind of the Holy Ghost, in the scriptures suitable unto their condition and useful to their edification, much of my end and purpose is obtained. Iknow

there are that dislike all discourses of this nature and look upon them with contempt and scoro. But why they should do so, I know not unless the gospel itself, and all the mysteries of it, be folly unto them. Sin and Grace in their original causes, various respects,

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EXPOSITION

OF THE

CXXX. PSALM.

WHERE IN

The NATURE of the FORGIVENESS of Sin is de

clared, the Truth and ReALITY of it asserted;

A N D

The Case of a Soul diftreffed with the GUILT of Sin, and relieved by a Discovery of Forgiveness with God, is at large discoursed.

By JOHN OWEN, D. D.

JOHN v. 39. Search the Scriptures.

GLASGOW: Printed by John Bryce, and Sold at his Shop, opposite to the New-Church, SALT-MARKET; and by Robert INGLES, Bookseller, EDINBURGH.

MDCCLXXII.

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