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Chapter IX.—Examples of the Saints.

Wherefore, let us yield obedience to His excellent and glorious will; and imploring His mercy and loving-kindness, while we forsake all fruitless labours40484048    Some read ματαιολογίαν, vain talk. and strife, and envy, which leads to death, let us turn and have recourse to His compassions.  Let us 232stedfastly contemplate those who have perfectly ministered to his excellent glory.  Let us take (for instance) Enoch, who, being found righteous in obedience, was translated, and death was never known to happen to him.40494049    Gen. v. 24; Heb. xi. 5.  Literally, “and his death was not found.”  Noah, being found faithful, preached regeneration to the world through his ministry; and the Lord saved by him the animals which, with one accord, entered into the ark.


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