Conversations with Luther: Selections from Recently Published Sources of the Table Talk

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Pilgrim Press, 1915 - Table-talk - 260 pages
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Page 7 - Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed ; and make you a new heart and a new spirit : for why will ye die, O house of Israel ? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God : wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Page 45 - The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.
Page 205 - Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
Page 220 - What shall we do then? 11 He answereth, and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none ; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Page 210 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Page 47 - Now as Magdalene lay in the agony of death, her father fell down before the bed on his knees and wept bitterly and prayed that God might free her. Then she departed and fell asleep in her father's arms. . . . As they laid her in the coffin he said : " Darling Lena, you will rise and shine like a star, yea, like the sun. ... I am happy in spirit, but the flesh is sorrowful and will not be content, the parting grieves me beyond measure. ... I have sent a saint to heaven.
Page 154 - The world does not know the hidden treasures of God. It cannot be persuaded that the maid working obediently and the servant faithfully performing his duty, or the woman rearing her children are as good as the praying monk who strikes his breast and wrestles with his spirit.
Page 99 - Pardon my bold and tedious letter. Give my greetings to your whole choir. Again he said : — " Singing is a fine noble exercise. It has nothing to do with the world or business troubles. He who sings drives out care, and that is an excellent thing.
Page 201 - These were hard choices; but being thus perplexed, we made choice rather to fall into the hands of the Lord than into the hands of men; for His exceeding mercies we had tasted, and of the others' cruelty we were not ignorant.
Page 181 - The Hebrew tongue is altogether despised because of impiety, or because people despair of learning it. Without this language there can be no understanding of the Scriptures, for the New Testament, although written in Greek, is full of Hebraisms. It is rightly said that the Hebrews drink from the fountains, the Greeks from the streams, and the Latins from the pools. I am no Hebrew grammarian, nor do I wish to be; for I cannot bear to be hampered...

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