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the raising of Rain to these Agents; Jer.
Land in his Seafon. Ib. xxxiii. 28, Alfo his Heavens fhall drop down Dew. If they followed these Powers. Ib. xi. 17, He shall fhut up the Heavens, that there shall be no Rain. Deut. xxviii. 23, And thy Heaven that is over thy Head fhall be Brafs, and the Earth that is under thee fhall be Iron. Jehovah fhall make the Rain of thy Land Powder and Duft; from Heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be deftroyed. 1 Kings viii. 35. 2 Chron. vi. 26, When the Heaven is fhut up, and there is no Rain-then hear. and give Rain. 2 Chron. vii. 13, If I shut up Heaven, that there be no Rain If my - and
People fhall humble themselves, pray then I will hear. particular Claims, Attributes, &c. Job V. 10, Who giveth Rain upon the Earth, and fendeth Water upon the Fields. Ib. xxviii. 26, When he made a Decree for the Rain, and a Way for the Lightning of the Thunder. Ib. xxxvi. 27, For he ma keth fmall the Drops of Water, they pour down Rain according to the Vapour thereof, which the Clouds do drop and diftil upon Man abundantly. Ib. xxxvii. 6, For he faith to the Snow, be thou on the Earth likewife to the fmall Rain, and to the great Rain of his Strength. ver. 10.By the Breath of God Froft is given, and the Water is en
larged into a Concrete or Cake. Ib. xxxviii. 22. Haft thou enter'd into the Treasures of Snow? or haft thou feen the Treasures of the Hail? Ver. 25, Who hath divided a Watercourse for the Overflowing of Wa ters, or a Way for the Lightning of Thunder, to cause it to rain on the Earth?
Hath the Rain a Father, or who hath begotten the Drops of the Dew? &c. Ver. 34, Canft thou lift up thy Voice to the Clouds, fo that Abundance of Waters may cover thee? Ver. 37, Who can Number the Clouds in Wisdom, or who can stay the Bottles of Heaven? Pfal lxv. 9, Thou vifiteft the Earth and watereft it; thou greatly enrichest it with the River of God, which is full of Water. Ib. cxlvii. 8, Who covereth the Heavens with Clouds, who prepareth Rain for the Earth. ver. 16, He giveth Snow like Wool, he fcattereth the hoar Frost like Afbes. Ib. cxlviii. 8, Fire and Hail, Snow and Vapour - fulfilling his Word. Ifai. ver. 6, Iwill also command the Clouds that they rain no Rain upon it. Ib. xxx. 23, Then fhall be give the Rain of thy Seed. Jer. v. 24, Neither fay they in their Heart, Let us now fear Jehovah our Alcim that giveth Rain, both the former and the latter, in his Seafon. Ibid. x. 13. li. 16, When he uttereth his Voice there is a Mul
Multitude of Waters in the Heavens; and he causeth the Vapours to afcend from the Ends of the Earth. He maketh Lightnings with (for) Rain, and bringeth forth the Wind out of his Treafuries. Joel ii. 23, For he hath given for you the former Rain moderately, and he will caufe to come down for you the Rain, the former Rain and the latter Rain, in the firft Month. So in this Expoftulation, Amos iv. 4, Come to Bethel, and tranf grefs at Gilgal, multiply Tranfgreffions, &c. Ver. 7, And alfo I have withholden the Rain from you, when there were yet three Months to the Harvest. And I caufed it to rain upon one City, and caufed it not to rain upon another City. One Piece was rain'd upon, and the Piece whereupon it rain'd not, wither'd. So two or three Cities wander'd unto one City to drink Water, but they were not satisfied, yet have ye not return'd unto me, faith Jehovah. Part of the fecond Commandment was, that they fhould make no Reprefentation of these Agents or their Powers which act in the Water under the Earth.
As Blood is to each Microcosm, fo Water is to this Orb, and to the Vegetables in it. Nay it is a conftituent Part of
of the Blood in each of the Microcosms, and has confiderable feparate Uses in cach of thofe Microcofms. The Ufes which have been made of it emblematically, are too many and too confiderable to be explain'd in a fhort Compafs. That fingle Precedent mention'd in the Old Teftament, when the People made a folemn Repentance, I Sam. vii. 6, of drawing Water, and pouring it out in the Prefence of Jehovah, was that they acknowledged that they deferv'd to have their Blood pour'd out, which every one must do before he repent. This was the Act of the People, and what they could lawfully do after that Samuel exhibited the Blood which was to be pour'd out for them, and it was accepted.
O fhew how these Agents act under cach of the Attributes, upon the Orbs, upon the feveral Parts of Matter, of Vegetables, of Animals, &c. would extend this Piece beyond the Bounds of the Patience of Readers, and may be done apart, or each refer'd to, as Occafion fhall offer, and may be better fhew'd by the Actions to Senfe than by Words.
Since Religion and Philofophy are fo near a kin; and fince 'tis plain the Hea