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EXPOSITIO N

OF THE

CXXX. PSALM.

WHEREIN

The NATURE of the FORGIVENESS of SIN is de-
clared, the TRUTH and REALITY of it afferted;

AND

The CASE of a SOUL diftreffed with the GUILT of SIN,
and relieved by a Difcovery of FORGIVENESS with GOD,
is at large difcourfed.

BY JOHN OWEN, D. D.

JOHN V. 39. Search the Scriptures.

GLASGOW:

Printed by JOHN BRYCE, and Sold at his Shop, op-
pofite to the New-Church, SALT-MARKET; and
by ROBERT INGLES, Bookfeller, EDINBURGH.

MDCCLXXII.

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TO THE

READER.

THE

HE enfuing expofition and difcourfes are intended for the benefit of those, whose spiritual state and condition is reprefented in the Pfalm here explained. That these are not a few, that they are many; yea, that to fome part or parts of it, they are all who believe both the fcriptures and their own experience will bear teftimony to. Some of them, it may be, will enquire into, and after their own concernments, as they are here declared. To be ferviceable to their faith, peace, and fpiritual confolation, hath been the whole of my defign. If they meet with any discovery of truth, any due application of it to their confciences, any declaration of the sense and mind of the Holy Ghoft, in the fcriptures fuitable unto their condition and useful to their edification, much of my end and purpose is obtained. Iknow fome there are that dislike all discourses of this nature and look upon them with contempt and fcorn. But why they should do fo, 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 refpects,

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