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The fifth is derived from the disadvantage of refusing this subjection , and
disturbing the Divine ordination . For as in physical things , the disturbance of
natural order yields many and great disadvantages , storms , floods , and
earthquakes ; so ...
Let her remember , that the dignity of her husband and her own inferiority is not to
be estimated from virtues , figure , nobility , or riches ; but from the Divine
ordination alone : The authority of the husband , and the subjection of the wife , is
But concerning this Divine ordination we have spoken . If , therefore , these words
contain a limitation , ( which I rather approve ) then they are to be explained thus ;
Be subject to your husbands , not absolutely , and promiscuously in all things ...
With respect to married children this is plain ; because the husband from the
Divine ordination ought to leave his father and his mother to cleave unto his wife ,
Gen . ii . 24 . Which we must not understand abstractedly , but comparatively ,
And also from temporal punishment , which is to be inflicted by the ordination of
God upon the violaters of his command , which see in Deut . xxi . 18 , & c . Neither
was it concealed from the heathen themselves , that the life of those who ...
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