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A06500 A commentarie vpon the fiftene Psalmes, called Psalmi graduum, that is, Psalmes of degrees faithfully copied out of the lectures of D. Martin Luther ; very frutefull and comfortable for all Christian afflicted consciences to reade ; translated out of Latine into Englishe by Henry Bull. Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.; Bull, Henry, d. 1575? 1577 (1577) STC 16975.5; ESTC S108926 281,089 318

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to_o hope_v etc_n etc_n yea_o the_o cross_n and_o oppression_n of_o the_o christian_n be_v the_o exaltation_n and_o triumph_n of_o the_o church_n let_v the_o adversary_n than_o do_v what_o they_o li●t_v certain_a it_o be_v that_o the_o more_fw-mi we_o be_v cast_v down_o the_o more_o we_o be_v raise_v up_o for_o there_o be_v no_o power_n against_o the_o lord_n christ_n our_o captain_n and_o our_o head_n have_v a_o power_n above_o all_o power_n whereby_o he_o lift_v up_o those_o that_o be_v cast_v down_o whereby_o he_o raise_v the_o dead_a to_o life_n and_o those_o that_o be_v oppress_v and_o overcome_v he_o make_v able_a with_o joyful_a victory_n to_o overcome_v for_o in_o that_o he_o be_v god_n it_o be_v his_o proper_a office_n to_o make_v all_o thing_n of_o nothing_o god._n and_o likewise_o of_o those_o thing_n which_o be_v to_o make_v nothing_o thus_o david_n set_v forth_o the_o praise_n and_o commendation_n of_o jerusalem_n for_o what_o a_o great_a benefit_n and_o blessing_n of_o 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