0 k He compareth those friends which comfort vs not in miserie, to a broke, which in fommer, when we nede waters, is drye: in winter is hard frosen, & in the time of raine, when we haue no nede, ouerfloweth with water.
4 c Which declareth that he was not onely afflicted in body, but wounded in conscience, which is the greatest battel that the faithful can haue.
5 d Thinke you that I crye without cause, seing the brute beastes do not complaine when thei haue what their wolde?
6 e Can a mans taste delite in that that hath no sauour? meaning that none take pleasure in affliction, seing thei can not away with things that are vnsauery to the mouth.
8 f Herein he sinneth double, bothe in wishing through impaciencie to dye, and also in desiring of God a thing which was not agreable to his wil.
10 g That is, let me dye at once, before I come to distrust in Gods promes through mine inpaciencie.
13 i Haue I not soght to helpe my selfe as muche as was possible?
19 l Thei that passe thereby to go into the hote countreies of Arabia, thinke to finde water there, to qench their thirst, but they are deceiued.
21 m That is, like to this broke, which deceiueth them that thinke to haue water there in their nede, as I loked for consolation at your hands.
22 n He toucheth the worldelings, which for no necessitie wil giue parte of their goods, and muche more these men, which wolde not giue him comfortable.
25 p He that hathe a good conscience, doeth not shrinke at the sharpe wordes or reasonings of others except thei be able to persuade him by reason.
26 q Do you cauil at my wordes, because I shulde be thoght to speake foolishly, which am now in miserie?
28 r Consider whether I speake as one that is driuen to this impaciencie through very sorowe, or as an hypocrite, as you condemne me.