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Note to stanza
 hjálpræði ‘salvation’: The word originally meant ‘help’ or ‘assistance’, but in religious literature it took on grander connotations. Cf. HómÍsl, where it is used in reference to the promise of paradise to the good thief of Luke XXIII.43 (HómÍsl 1993, 32v), to the salvation people sought from John the Baptist (6r) and to God’s redemption of the fallen world (103r).
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