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13 Let your brotherly love continue.+ 2 Do not forget hospitality,* + for through it some unknowingly entertained angels.+ 3 Keep in mind those in prison,* + as though you were imprisoned with them,+ and those being mistreated, since you yourselves also are in the body. Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-6 (Read Hebrews 13:1-6) The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. This also is futile (Ecclesiastes 5:10, emphasis mine). Nearly every week we have at least one visitor attend our church. There is much more to this story, but I believe one of the reasons this account is recorded in Scripture is to show us that the Benjamites (one of the tribes of Israel) had become just as corrupt and worthy of judgment as the wicked men of Sodom (in Genesis 19). Indications of brotherly love are found in chapter 10: 32 But remember the former days when you endured a harsh conflict of suffering after you were enlightened. May God work in our hearts to manifest brotherly love to those who share the same faith in the Lord Jesus. 1 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. All rights reserved worldwide. Hebrews 3. Through one of our members, we have also learned about the persecuted church in Pakistan and of ministry to these saints through micro loans.18 The information is there if we but make the effort to find it, but be warned, learning of such situations places a greater burden of responsibility on us to act in some way to help and encourage our persecuted brethren. Hebrews 13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Changeless Christ. Through these things he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that by means of what was promised you may become partakers of the divine nature, after escaping the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire (2 Peter 1:4, emphasis mine). Let’s begin with the words of our Lord:14, 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. You will be hated by all the nations because of my name. The last chapter of the epistle focuses on some of the essential practical ethics of Christian living. (F) 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money(G) and be content with what you have,(H) because God has said, “Never will I leave you;    never will I forsake you.”[a](I), “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. Shouldn’t these promises of God’s presence and power, enabling His people to enter the promised land, serve as an encouragement to the Hebrew Christians regarding their entrance to the heavenly kingdom? Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation. “Well, I don’t rob priests,” the man said. 33. * [13:20–21] These verses constitute one of the most beautiful blessings in the New Testament. He will give them victory over the people of the land so that they can drive them out and possess the land. It is available on the Internet at: net.bible.org. 8 Therefore we ought to support such people, so that we become coworkers in cooperation with the truth. Hebrews 11. There are several reasons why brotherly love is viewed as highly important and essential to the Christian life. The beginning of verse 5 is translated in a number of ways: “Your life should be free from the love of money” (CSB). If a Christian is imprisoned because of his faith, then those who identify with that prisoner also testify to their faith. But in addition to this, the author is well aware that love can grow cold.6 And so the exhortation is to persist in practicing brotherly love.7 In other words, brotherly love is one aspect of a life of endurance in the faith. No doubt our author has these two incidents in mind when he writes that in showing hospitality to strangers “some have entertained angels without knowing it.” I suspect that there have been other such encounters as well, which we may not know about for certain until we reach heaven. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. “You must not oppress a foreigner, since you know the life of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 23:9). Since the qualifications for elders include these same character qualities and lifestyles,25 believers should follow the example of their leaders. It's All the Work of God. Hebrews 13:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 13:3, NIV: "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." 20 If anyone says “I love God” and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the king will answer them, ‘I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.’. But I am always uneasy when our text in Hebrews 13:3 or the words of our Lord in Matthew 25:36 are used as the basis for prison evangelism. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. We are to identify with them as though we were in prison with them – not for committing a murder or a robbery, but for proclaiming and practicing their faith in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13. 22 But when … Hebrews 5. Hebrews Outline. You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. Anyone is at liberty to use this lesson for educational purposes only, with or without credit. It is not a sin to be wealthy nor is poverty necessarily a virtue. 4 34 “I give you a new commandment – to love one another. Let me begin by noting that our author does not speak of hospitality in general; he speaks specifically of showing hospitality to strangers. love to the fellow-Christians. In chapter 12, the author exhorts his readers to run the race set before them with endurance, keeping their eyes fixed on Jesus, the founder and finisher of the faith (Hebrews 12:1-4). 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it() 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you … These folks may very well be “strangers” to us, but as a rule, we cannot bring them into our homes to show them hospitality. Hebrews 3:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 3:13, NIV: "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called 'Today,' so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." As Jacob flees from the Promised Land, he no doubt has fears about his well being in Paddan-aram and may fear that he will never be able to return to Canaan. 35 Everyone will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35). a. 9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. Therefore, we must live by His revealed will in Scripture, and thus when we pray, we can be confident that God will accomplish … Abraham welcomed three strangers when they passed his way in Genesis 18. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate(M) their faith. How much effort do I expend seeking to welcome and embrace newcomers to our church? Well surely it means that we should seek to be aware of the plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. The one who does good is of God; the one who does what is bad has not seen God (3 John 5:5-11, emphasis mine). Amplified: But be ever mindful of the days gone by in … * 4 Let marriage be honorable among all, and let the marriage … Rebekah arrives and does just as the servant prayed. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. Am I generous with what God has given, or do I seek to hoard wealth and acquire more so that I feel secure? 63 Hebrews 13:18–19. Where preaching Christ is a crime, offering a traveling preacher hospitality makes one an accomplice. Why was this the test that the servant devised to determine whether or not a young woman was the one God had chosen for Isaac’s wife? 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. He passed by Jebus (later to be Jerusalem) because at the time it was inhabited by Jebusites and not Israelites. 34 For in fact you shared the sufferings of those in prison, and you accepted the confiscation of your belongings with joy, because you knew that you certainly had a better and lasting possession (Hebrews 10:32-34).5. These questions and many others should be prompted by the words of our text. The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper (Revelation 21:11, emphasis mine). This is because I read about it years ago in Readers Digest (as I recall), under the caption, “Keeping the Faith.” The story is apparently true, told by a Roman Catholic Priest. For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became … “You must not wrong a foreigner nor oppress him, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 22:21). These ethics help to portray the true gospel to the world, encourage others to believe in Christ, and bring glory to God. In Judges 19, we find the strange and troubling account of a young Levite whose concubine had fled and returned home to Bethlehem, to her father. Here, the reader is exhorted to persist in showing brotherly love.3 Here, the exhortation is not technically a command, but brotherly love is commanded4 elsewhere in Scripture: “This I command you – to love one another” (John 15:17). Amen. Those from Italy(AX) send you their greetings. We noted that immediately after coming to faith in Jesus, Lydia invited Paul and his missionary band into her home (Acts 16:15). (O) It is good for our hearts to be strengthened(P) by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods,(Q) which is of no benefit to those who do so. 15 Hospitality is actually never named as spiritual gift, and I’m not certain that it is, or is not, a gift. The first of these is love for fellow believers (John 13:35). To be faithful to our author’s words, marriage is to be “honored” among all. Hebrews 8. 2 Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some have entertained angels without knowing it. New International Version (NIV). 10 Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. 13. Now here was a devoutly religious man! 1 This saying is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work.” 2 The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3 not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money (1 Timothy 3:1-3, emphasis mine). Greek: Anamimneskesthe de tas proteron emeras, en ais photisthentes pollen athlesin upemeinate pathematon. 13 … Romans 12:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Peter 1:22; 2 Peter 1:7. μενέτω] abide, cease not.For, according to Hebrews 6:10, Hebrews 10:33, the readers had already exercised this virtue before, and were … 9 Love must be without hypocrisy. The psalmist gives thanks to the Lord for His goodness, repeating the phrase, “For His lovingkindness is everlasting” (Psalm 118:1, 2, 3, 4). Identifying with those in prison also puts the Christian at risk. 1 Copyright © 2009 by Robert L. Deffinbaugh. i. Walk as children of the light – (Ephesians 5:1-8, emphasis mine). Any other view of marriage cheapens it, rather than honors it. 9 I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not acknowledge us. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others,(AF) for with such sacrifices(AG) God is pleased. Chapter 13. 17 Have confidence in your leaders(AH) and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you(AI) as those who must give an account. Some information may come to us through missionaries, or through organizations like “The Voice of the Martyrs.”16 Another means is through the Internet or by articles in Christian magazines. Third, we often avoid hospitality because we are so busy, or so tired, that we just look the other way when a stranger who is a brother comes our way. “Have a cigar?” the priest offered. Because a Christian husband’s relationship with his wife is a picture of Christ’s relationship with the church, marital infidelity has profound implications. Bob was born and raised in a Christian home i... More, 4. True love requires sexual purity, as we see in Ephesians 5: 1 Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children 2 and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. He would rob nearly any vulnerable victim, but he drew the line at robbing priests and smoking cigars – at least for a few days on the cigars. He was coming out of the church in the dark of night when he was accosted by a robber. 4:4-7), 3. 9 No widow should be put on the list unless she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband, 10 and has a reputation for good works: as one who has raised children, practiced hospitality, washed the feet of the saints, helped those in distress – as one who has exhibited all kinds of good works (1 Timothy 5:9-10, emphasis mine). 10 Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another. We tend to keep them at arm’s reach. 1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who has a firm grasp on the seven stars in his right hand – the one who walks among the seven golden lampstands: 2 ‘I know your works as well as your labor and steadfast endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. Be faithful to my master Abraham. Did the people of Bethlehem lack hospitality toward Mary and Joseph, so that the Christ child had to be born in a stable? It was just that these saints were having too much fun talking to one another to even notice that a stranger was among them. 11 For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. First of all, we must show brotherly love because this is one of the two great commandments of the Bible, Old Testament and New:8. Hebrews 13:13. τοίνυν) The particle, put at the beginning (Isaiah 5:13; Isaiah 27:4; Isaiah 33:23) in this passage, breathes the deliberate fortitude of believers. 14 I am tempted to begin with the story of our Lord’s birth in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:36-40). Scripture: Hebrews 13:20–21. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evils. And biblical love does not come naturally. Anyone anywhere in the world with an Internet connection will be able to use and print out the NET Bible without cost for personal study. To invite a Christian brother into your home identified you with him and with his ministry. Essentially, I was ignored. Hebrews 9. When is the last time we had a stranger at our table, or in our home? 19 After Herod 32 had died, an 33 angel of the Lord 34 appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 saying, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.” 21 So 35 he got up and took the child and his mother and returned to the land of Israel. A second reason is that we are often strongly attached to our privacy. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard someone indicate that they “just have the gift of hospitality”15 in an almost apologetic way, as though this is really not a very important ministry. Not knowing anyone in this church, I wondered how I would be greeted. When we come to chapter 13, I believe that our author is spelling out for us just what our endurance should look like – what form our endurance should take. We have our high fences, automatic garage door openers (so that we don’t even have to talk to our neighbors), our security systems. 3 Remember those in prison as though you were in prison with them, and those ill-treated as though you too felt their torment. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? Marriage, even in the church, seemed to fall short of the standard set by our Lord in Matthew 19 or by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:22-33. It may be well for us to recall that possessing great material wealth actually became a curse to the Jews in Jerusalem when Titus sacked the city in 70 A.D. Hebrews 7. In the days of these Hebrew Christians, marriage was under fire from many different directions. But church leaders should be examples of godly character and practice. Fifth, difficult times were coming, and these are times when love can grow cold. What does it mean to honor marriage, and just how is that to be done? The church at Ephesus started very well.10 Even so, Paul warned the Ephesian elders that some of them would teach error in order to gain a personal following.11 Eventually, Paul had to send Timothy to Ephesus to correct false teaching.12 By the time the church at Ephesus was addressed in Revelation 2, false teaching had been addressed, and the church was vigilant to maintain doctrinal purity.13 The problem (as a friend of mine used to put it) was that “it is not easy for a watchdog to smile.” It appears that in their zeal to maintain doctrinal purity, the saints had unknowingly lost their first love, the love that initially characterized these saints’ devotion to God and to one another. 33 At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and afflictions, and at other times you came to share with others who were treated in that way. Here we learn that hospitality is one of the qualifications of an elder. You cannot serve God and money” (Luke 16:13). 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them, 8 for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. 3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Love gladly sacrifices for the well being of others, even to the point of death.9. Those like Diotrephes, who refuse to welcome strangers and who hinder those who would do so, are worthy of correction. Third, loving one’s brother is the incentive for fulfilling all of one’s obligations to his brother: 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. (V) 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate(W) to make the people holy(X) through his own blood. Love sets the interests of others ahead of our own. But if one is commanded to love his neighbor, then surely loving one’s brother follows. The NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION, also known as THE NET BIBLE, is a completely new translation of the Bible, not a revision or an update of a previous English version. (A) 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,(B) for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 15 By him therefore let us offer the a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the b fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Yes I am,” the priest replied. I believe this is true for a couple of reasons. 4 But I have this against you: You have departed from your first love! 11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is bad but what is good. Second, loving one’s brother is an evidence of one’s faith in the Lord Jesus – of being a disciple of Jesus. It is the love of money that is forbidden here, as elsewhere in Scripture: The one who loves money will never be satisfied with money. 3 I am also aware that you have persisted steadfastly, endured much for the sake of my name, and have not grown weary. These three texts have something in common besides the assurance of God’s presence and provision. 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting. I am persuaded that in our text we are being instructed to remember and to visit fellow believers who have been imprisoned for the sake of the gospel. Hebrews 10:32 But remember the former days, when *, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings, (NASB: Lockman). 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels! 8 Instead he must be hospitable, devoted to what is good, sensible, upright, devout, and self-controlled (Titus 1:6-8, emphasis mine). The same assurance of God’s presence and power is given to Joshua in Joshua 1. 2 Do not neglect hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. This is the edited manuscript of Lesson 33 in the series, Near to the Heart of God – A Study of the Book of Hebrews, prepared by Robert L. Deffinbaugh on April 26, 2009. Once I settled on the title, “Keeping the Faith,” a story quickly came to mind. Comp. See How They All Connect. 6 Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God’s wrath comes on the sons of disobedience. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. It should be relatively easy to see that brotherly love was vitally important to these Hebrew saints. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6). As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. Secondly, since elders are to protect the flock from false teachers, who better to entertain visiting preachers and teachers than elders? 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. And He will empower them to safely enter the heavenly kingdom – Mount Zion – to which the author has just referred.22. Hebrews 13:22 The author refers to his book as an exhortation or sermon but he closes it like a letter. The Benjamites of the city then surrounded the house and demanded to have sexual relations with the Levite. We can fairly easily understand how persecution could cause some Christians to turn against one another, as Jesus indicates in Matthew 24. This is difficult to speak abou… 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or naked and clothe you? “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money” (NASB95). The love of money is a matter of lifestyle. In a culture as corrupt as ours, this may have many implications. As many of you know, for a number of years I ministered in a number of prisons around our country under the auspices of Prison Fellowship. Hebrews 13:1.Exhortation to enduring brotherly love. Hebrews 11:33 (NKJV) who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, The author of Hebrews … “No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. 7 For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God’s work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain. “Are you a priest?” the robber questioned? Hebrews 12. But her father’s hospitality was such that the Levite had to expend considerable effort to tear himself away from this home and its hospitality to make his way back to the hill country of Ephraim. (AA) 14 For here we do not have an enduring city,(AB) but we are looking for the city that is to come.(AC). 13 Here I am, standing by the spring, and the daughters of the people who live in the town are coming out to draw water. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. (AJ) We are sure that we have a clear conscience(AK) and desire to live honorably in every way. If I am single, how is my lifestyle consistent with purity in marriage? The same is true for the Philippian jailer (16:34). We tend to associate with folks who believe and practice their faith precisely as we do, and we view other genuine believers who differ with us in some non-essential way with suspicion. 19 I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon. 5 For you can be confident of this one thing: that no person who is immoral, impure, or greedy (such a person is an idolater) has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (C) 3 Continue to remember those in prison(D) as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3 pity for the afflicted, Hebrews 13:4 chastity, Hebrews 13:5,6 contentment, Hebrews 13:7,8 to regard the preachers of God’s word, Hebrews 13:9 to avoid strange doctrines, Hebrews 13:10-14 to confess Christ, Hebrews 13:11-15 to offer up our praises to God by him, Hebrews 13:16 to do good and to communicate, Hebrews 13… (Revelation 2:1-4). Hebrews 6. In this way nothing will hinder your prayers (1 Peter 3:7, emphasis mine).19. The pagan culture had no qualms regarding prostitution (especially religious prostitution, such as was practiced in Corinth) or the keeping of courtesans. Husbands, in the same way, treat your wives with consideration as the weaker partners and show them honor as fellow heirs of the grace of life. As he was drawing his hand from his inside coat pocket, it brushed against some cigars that were there, along with his wallet. “You must not pick your vineyard bare, and you must not gather up the fallen grapes of your vineyard. In some cases, we have our intimidating dogs to let strangers know to keep their distance. I loved going into prisons where I would teach the Scriptures to inmates, some of whom were Christians. This is what verses 2-6 spell out for us. As I think about these references to the Old Testament which assure us of God’s care, I can see how they are not just the basis for our contentment with God’s provisions; these assurances are the basis for all of the expressions of brotherly love that are called for in verses 1-6. So what does it mean to “remember” those in prison and those who are ill-treated? Hebrews 13:3, ESV: "Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who … Here are earnest exhortations to several Christian duties, especially contentment. Hebrews 13 1 Keep on loving each other as brothers. (T), 11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering,(U) but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 20 Compare 1 Corinthians 5 in this regard. I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:33-34). Joshua should be strong and courageous because God will give the Israelites possession of the land which He promised them. (R) 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle(S) have no right to eat. 9 For the commandments, “Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet,” (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. I understand the author to be instructing believers in Jesus to highly value the institution of marriage, as God first gave it to mankind (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:3-12), and as He now uses it to portray the relationship of the church (as a bride) to the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:22-33). NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture. As time passes, I believe that we will see more and more persecution of the saints in our own country. Brotherly love must continue (Hebrews 13:1). טו לְמַטֵּה גָד, גְּאוּאֵל בֶּן-מָכִי. 1 Brotherly love must continue. 1 Let brotherly love continue.. 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.. 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.. 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but … Our text should prompt us to ask ourselves some questions? From what we read in 1 Peter 2:18—3:7, wives were often abused by their husbands, as were slaves. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you. Our culture has managed to interchange the terms “sex” and “love” so that immoral and illicit sexual intimacy is called “making love.” Sexual union within marriage is a beautiful thing, but sex outside of marriage is not brotherly love for any of the parties involved. 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