The negation is twofold: He needeth not to offer (1) daily; nor (2) to offer for His own sins also; for He offered Himself a spotless sacrifice ( Hebrews 7:26 , Hebrews 4:15 ). The simple fact that God describes a priest… according to the order of Melchizedek in Psalm 110:4 shows there is something lacking in the priesthood according to the order of Aaron. i. disannuling--a repealing. ALFORD thinks the epithets are, in some sense, strictly true of Melchisedec himself; not merely in the typical sense given above; but that he had not, as mortal men have, a beginning or end of life (?). According to the order of Melchizedek’”), a. Of necessity: The priesthood of Aaron was connected to the Law of Moses. The author was attempting to convince his Jewish Christian readers not to abandon their faith in Christ. The principle [expressed in its widest form by the neuter] applies where the blessing carries with it not only the verbal expression of goodwill, but goodwill achieving actual results. ii. In Hebrews the law is associated with a priesthood that was been made obsolete by a superior priesthood. i. b. here--in the Levitical priesthood. We have a more particular account of Melchisedec, Hebrews 7:1-3. First, Melchizedek in his very name was called “king of righteousness.” Then he was called “king of peace.” As always, righteousness comes before peace. Hebrews 7:7. χωρὶς δὲ πάσης ἀντιλογίας … εὐλογεῖται. "How great" ( Hebrews 7:4 ) then, must this Melchisedec be in respect to his priesthood, as compared with the Levitical, though the latter received tithes! far more--Greek, "more abundantly." iv. Righteousness is the only true path to peace. Owen: 1. It is one thing to come to church; it is another thing to come to God. The phrase, “so to speak” in Hebrews 7:9 is important. after the similitude of Melchisedec--answering to "after the order of Melchisedec" ( Hebrews 5:10 ). There is a remarkable difference in the moral qualifications of the priests. i. Not agreeably to a statute is Christ appointed, but according to an inward living power. of Let the Seventh Day Adventists mark: The Law made nothing perfect. 7. For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. our Lord--the only place where this now common title occurs without "Jesus," or "Christ," except 2 Peter 3:15 . Not according to the law of a fleshly commandment: Jesus’ priesthood is not based upon law or heredity (a fleshly commandment), but upon the power of God’s endless life. For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, Because of its weakness and unprofitableness, better hope, through which we draw near to God, Annulling of the former commandment… bringing in of a better hope, A better hope, through which we draw near to God, : Because we have a better priesthood and a better High Priest, we also have, He ever lives to make intercession for them. 25. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. The meeting of Melchisedec and Abraham is the connecting link between to two dispensations, the patriarchal, represented by Melchisedec, who seems to have been specially consecrated by God as a KING-PRIEST, the highest form of that primitive system in which each father of a household was priest in it, and the Levitical, represented by Abraham, in which the priesthood was to be limited to one family of one tribe and one nation. ii. were--Greek, "are made." Proud member But it really says Jesus is able to save to the uttermost. There is nothing in the account, Genesis 14:18-20 , to mark Melchisedec as a superhuman being: he is classed with the other kings in the chapter as a living historic personage: not as ORIGEN thought, an angel; nor as the Jews thought, Shem, son of Noah; nor as CALMET, Enoch; nor as the Melchisedekites, that he was the Holy Ghost; nor as others, the Divine Word. His name first means king of righteousness, then king of Salem, that is, king of peace. Hebrews 7 is the seventh chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author is anonymous, although the internal reference to "our brother Timothy" (Hebrews 13:23) causes a traditional attribution to Paul, but this attribution has been disputed since the second century and there is no decisive evidence for the authorship. better-- Hebrews 8:6 , 13:20 , "everlasting." a. Hebrews: Bible Study and Commentary. And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. The only disclaimer that this writer wishes to record here is that he does not wish to thrust this view dogmatically upon any … 20. Even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him: Because the whole tribe of Levi was genetically in the loins of Abraham when he did this, we see the Old Testament priesthood paying tithes to the priesthood of Melchizedek. The access through the legal sacrifices was only symbolical and through the medium of a priest; that through Christ is immediate, perfect, and spiritual. The Nature of Melchizedek’s Priesthood 7:1 Now this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him. 21. harmless--literally, "free from evil" and guile, in relation to Himself. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. This shows Melchizedek is in a position of authority over Abraham and his descendant Levi. i. the patriarch--in the Greek emphatically standing at the end of the whole sentence: And this payer of tithe being no less a personage than "the patriarch," the first forefather and head of our Jewish race on Melchisedec's superiority as specially consecrated king-priest, above the other patriarch-priests. Hebrews 7:26-28 Commentary. We don’t need to worry about a “bad priest” replacing Him. i. John Piper Dec 1, 1996 433 Shares Sermon. The order is subtle but important. priesthood--"in respect to which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priests" (so the oldest manuscripts read, nothing to imply that priests were to be taken from it). Christ, on the other hand, is, in His own person, "ever living after the power of an endless life" ( Hebrews 7:16 Hebrews 7:25 ). Not only are there six chapters both before and after chapter 7, but it also presents the central argument of the book. 3. John Piper Apr 10, 1988 73 Shares Sermon. 19. i. undefiled--not defiled by stain contracted from others, in relation to men. The small cadres of dedicated Jews absolutely committed to rebuilding the temple have an exciting place in God’s prophetic plan. In order to bring out the typical parallel more strongly, Paul substitutes, "He of whom it is witnessed that he liveth," for the more untypical, "He who is made like to Him that liveth." It really isn’t that Jesus has Melchizedek’s kind of priesthood. who met Abraham--in company with the king of Sodom ( Genesis 14:17 Genesis 14:18 ). c. According to the power of an endless life: Matthew 27:1 says, When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. of which tribe . EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). ii. A very improbable theory, and only to be resorted to in the last extremity, which has no place here. Now the Levites are subordinate to the priests; and these again to Abraham, their common progenitor; and Abraham to Melchisedec. This was a great line from a great preacher, but it was not true to what the Bible says – we are saved not from but to the uttermost. The greatness of Abraham then lay in hopes; of Melchisedec, in present possession. Weakness is the opposite of this filial confidence of access. Keith Simons. Our High Priest is the Son of God Perfect Forever. b. 26. such--as is above described. “Although the law performed a valuable function, its essential weakness was that it could not give life and vitality even to those who kept it, let alone to those who did not. in Abraham--Greek, "by means of (by the hand of) Abraham"; through Abraham. He needed not, as they, to offer FOR HIS OWN SIN; and being now exempt from death and "perfected for evermore," He needs not to REPEAT His sacrifice. The believer should glory in these passages exalting Jesus and showing His superiority. The Greek term implies that it is appointed by God, and comprises the relations and bearings partly of a covenant, partly of a testament: (1) the appointment made without the concurrence of a second party, of somewhat concerning that second party; a last will or testament, so in Hebrews 9:16 Hebrews 9:17 ; (2) a mutual agreement in which both parties consent. So it is used in the only other cases in which it is found in the New Testament, namely in the address of the demoniac, and the divining damsel constrained to confess that her own gods were false, and God the only true God. The high priests took part in these daily-offered sacrifices only on festival days; but as they represented the whole priesthood, the daily offerings are here attributed to them; their exclusive function was to offer the atonement "once every year" ( Hebrews 9:7 ), and "year by year continually" ( Hebrews 10:1 ). The priesthood of Melchizedek is associated with Abraham, not with Moses. “It was as if the Father could not await the day of His Son’s priestly entrance within the veil; but must needs anticipate the marvels of His ministry, by embodying its leading features in miniature.” (Meyer). b. 11. perfection--absolute: "the bringing of man to his highest state, namely, that of salvation and sanctification." under it--The reading in the oldest manuscripts is, "Upon it (that is, on the ground of it as the basis, the priest having to administer the law, Malachi 2:7 : it being presupposed) the people ( Hebrews 9:19 , 'all the people') have received the law (the Greek is perfect, not aorist tense; implying the people were still observing the law)." God would never introduce a new priesthood if it was not necessary, and He would never introduce an inferior priesthood. 13. People look for that peace in escape, in evasion, or in compromise, but they will only find it in righteousness. The "daily" strictly belongs to Christ, not to the high priests, "who needeth not daily, as those high priests (year by year, and their subordinate priests daily), to offer," &c. offer up--The Greek term is peculiarly used of sacrifices for sin. A tenth of the spoils: Spoils is literally the top of the heap, referring to the choicest spoils of war. If He is our High Priest, it must be under another principle. 5. sons of Levi--namely, those alone who belonged to the family of Aaron, to whom the priesthood was restricted. ever liveth" ( John 5:26 ). not suffered to continue--Greek, "hindered from permanently continuing," namely, in the priesthood. Hebrews 7 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this volume commentary on the Bible is highly regarded for his very prudent and judicious expositions Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. come unto God--by faith. Translate in the Greek order, "For they indeed (the existing legal priests) without the (solemn) promise on oath (so the Greek [TITTMANN]) are made priests." . Therefore according to the priesthood of Aaron and the Law of Moses, Jesus could never be a priest. As "form" and "power" are opposed, 2 Timothy 3:5 ; so here "the law" and "power," compare Romans 8:3 , "The law was weak through the flesh"; and Hebrews 7:18 , "weakness." Not so Christ, who derived only His flesh, not also the taint of the flesh, from Abraham. Arioch, king of Ellasar, lived and reigned after the disaster [BENGEL]. i. not be called--Greek, "not be said (to be) after the order of Aaron," that is, that, when spoken of in the Psalms 110:4 , "He is not said to be (as we should expect, if the Aaronic priesthood was perfect) after the order of Aaron.". The sinless alone could offer for the sinful. This is tremendous encouragement to anyone who feels like giving up. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. This is one of the central ideas of Hebrews, and it is a unique contribution in the New Testament to our understanding of Jesus. He was probably of Shemitic, not Canaanite origin: the last independent representative of the original Shemitic population, which had been vanquished by the Canaanites, Ham's descendants. So if the priesthood is changed we should also anticipate some change of the Law’s status or place. b. 6. he whose descent is not counted from them--not from "the sons of Levi," as those "who receive the priesthood." A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Hebrews. Another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar: Under the Law of Moses, God strictly commanded that only those from the family of Aaron could serve at the altar in sacrifice. i. weakness and unprofitableness--The opposite of "power" ( Hebrews 7:16 ). iii. for that--"seeing that," literally, "if"; so Romans 5:10 . Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. This He did by becoming responsible for our guilt, by sealing the covenant with His blood, and by being openly acknowledged as our triumphant Saviour by the Father, who raised Him from the dead. b. Therefore no earthly so-called apostolic succession of priests are His vicegerents. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. . 7:2 To him also Abraham apportioned a tithe of everything. It means "in any wise," "utterly," in Luke 13:11 . Melchisedec's death not being recorded, is expressed by the positive term "liveth," for the sake of bringing into prominence the antitype, Christ, of whom alone it is strictly and perfectly true, "that He liveth.". History shows the danger of combining religious and civic authority. Hebrews: New Testament Commentary Series, by Ray C. Stedman. For God does nothing needless. . (12) The changing priesthood and the change of the place of Moses’ Law. Among those who conspired to put Jesus to death, there were priests of the order of Aaron. There, he pictured Jesus defending us against every charge or condemnation through His intercession. pertaineth--Greek, "hath partaken of" (the perfect tense implies the continuance still of His manhood). He who needs not, as the Levitical priests, to be able to trace his genealogy back to Levi. And, as the Levitical priesthood and the law are inseparably joined, since the former is repealed, the latter is so also going before--the legal ordinance introducing and giving place to the Christian, the antitypical and permanent end of the former. ii. “The superiority of our Lord Jesus Christ is a topic that will not interest everybody. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. He is free from all habits or principles of sin, not having the least disposition to it in his nature. i. The sufficiency of the one sacrifice to atone for all sins for ever, resulted from its absolute spotlessness. i. The Jewish priests had successors in office, because "they could not continue by reason of death." King of Salem--not only his own name, but that of the city which he ruled, had a typical significance, namely, peace. The opening verses of The Epistle to the Hebrews indicate that the sin question has been dealt with completely (See ch. The tribe of Judah (the tribe of Jesus’ lineage) had nothing to do with Aaron’s priesthood, the priesthood associated with the Law of Moses. Without father, &c.--explained by "without genealogy" (so the Greek is for "without descent); compare Hebrews 7:6 , that is, his genealogy is not known, whereas a Levitical priest could not dispense with the proof of his descent. i. Romans 8:33-34 shows that the Apostle Paul consider this intercessory work of Jesus on our behalf important. . Not so with Jesus and the priestly order of Melchizedek. This shows the place of abiding in the security of the believer. i. The oldest manuscripts read, "He is testified of, that Thou art," &c. 18. there is--Greek, "there takes place," according to Psalms 110:4 . Jesus is far superior in His personal character than any earthly priest. Jesus: From Melchizedek to Eternal Savior. "The Son of God" is not said to be made like unto Melchisedec, but Melchisedec to be "made like the Son of God." Instead, Melchizedek has Jesus’ kind of priesthood. "Though innumerable lies have been forged against the venerable Jesus, none dared to charge Him with any intemperance" [ORIGEN]. Hebrews 7:1-28 . They dragged the bullocks and they drove the sheep to the altar; they bound the calves with cords, even with cords to the altar’s horn; but not so was it with the Christ of God. of their brethren--with whom, in point of natural descent, they are on a level. CHRIST'S HIGH PRIESTHOOD AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC SUPERIOR TO AARON'S. b. "For to us (as sinners; emphatical) there was also becoming (besides the other excellencies of our High Priest) such an High Priest." In the same way, many Christians are hung up on intellectual issues that couldbe resolved, allowing them to move o… “We see but little of him, yet we see nothing little in him.” (Spurgeon). . a. In the same way, many Christians are hung up on intellectual issues that could be resolved, allowing them to move on with Jesus. righteousness--not merely righteous: so Christ. "The portrait of a living man can be seen on the canvas, yet the man is very different from his picture." No sin dwells in him, not the least sinful inclination, though such dwells in the best of Christians. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Therefore the law is “annulled” or set aside in the sense that it no longer is the dominating principle of our life, especially of our relationship with God. d. First being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace”: The name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness,” and he was also “king of peace” (because the name Salem means “peace”). This explains why Christ, the supernatural seed, is not included as paying tithes through Abraham to Melchisedec. the most high God--called also "Possessor of heaven and earth" ( Genesis 14:19 Genesis 14:22 ). He was not only the offering, but the priest who offered it. For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. This orkwmosia is as much as a double oath, apo tou omnuein orkon. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. remarks, The blessings which Abraham had before meeting Melchisedec were the general promises, and the special one of a natural seed, and so of Levi; but the promises under which Christ was comprehended, and the faith for which Abraham was so commended, followed after Abraham's meeting Melchisedec, and being blessed by him: to which fact. Updated: Sat, 04/25/2020 - 12:16 By admin. Let all those who dream of the Law as a rule of life remember: The Law made nothing perfect.” (Newell). All that God’s holy Being and righteous government could demand was once for all, completely and forever, satisfied at the Cross.” (Newell). “It is a suggestive word, used in the active of ‘a facsimile copy or model’ and in the passive of ‘being made similar to’.” (Guthrie), ii. 7:3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and he remains a priest for all time. though, &c.--Though thus on a level by common descent from Abraham, they yet pay tithe to the Levites, whose brethren they are. 14. evident--literally, "manifest before the eyes" as a thing indisputable; a proof that whatever difficulties may now appear, then Jesus Christ's genealogy labored under none. In contrast, Jesus has an unchangeable priesthood. Melchisedec was the highest and last representative of the Noahic covenant, as Christ was the highest and ever enduring representative of the Abrahamic. According to the order of Melchizedek.”. Melchizedek, a figure from the story of Abraham in the Old Testament, is the main evidence used. But Jesus was both the priest and the sacrifice. Watch Queue Queue. to the uttermost--altogether, perfectly, so that nothing should be wanting afterwards for ever [TITTMANN]. made like--It is not said that he was asbsolutely "like." And will not relent, The priests daily offered sacrifices ( Hebrews 9:6 , 10:11 , Exodus 29:38-42 ). All rights reserved. This should temper our excitement about the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. But the intercession for us in the heavens ( Hebrews 7:26 ) is ever continuing, whence the result follows, that we can never be separated from the love of God in Christ. The peace which He brings is the fruit of righteousness. a. The evangelist Billy Sunday had a great sermon, speaking passionately about how God saved him “from the gutter-most,” because he was a gutter-drunk when God saved him. Jesus is perfectly qualified to be our perfect High Priest – perfected forever. Watch Queue Queue But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren. In Jesus there is complete security of salvation. Because of its weakness and unprofitableness: In its weakness and unprofitableness, the law made nothing perfect. He is the surety and we are not. St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > nt > matthew-henry > hebrews Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly through mobile/WhatsApp: 002 … Hebrews 7:23-28 occurs in the middle of a larger argument about Jesus being a heavenly high priest. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. None did compel him to die; he laid down his life voluntarily, for he had power to lay it down, and to take it again.” (Spurgeon). Our passage has two main points: 1) Because Jesus is not subject to death, … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 7:23-28" Jesus will never die and has a permanent priesthood. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Jesus Himself is the guarantee of a better covenant. When Christ is the subject, the singular "promise" is used. the Son--contrasted with "men." 1. this Melchisedec--( Hebrews 6:20 , Psalms 110:4 ). Though virtually all the commentators disagree with each other on this point, some think that without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God means that Melchizedek was a heavenly being, if not a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Himself. Application of these words to Melchizedek, the type and not the antitype is a distinction without a difference; it would not have been mentioned here except for its bearing on the duty of Christians; and the words stand. g. Remains a priest continually: Either this refers to the continuation of the priestly order of Melchizedek, or it is evidence that Melchizedek was actually Jesus appearing in the Old Testament. This is because the law is weak and unprofitable when it comes to saving my soul or giving me power over sin. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. b. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. However, if Chedorlaomer and Amraphel and Tidal were slain, though Arioch survived, "slaughter of the kings" would be correct. Jesus’ intercession on our behalf is not a matter of placating an angry Father who wants to destroy us. Then about 2 Covenants. Just as Moses on the mount was separated from and above the people, and alone with God. Another proof of superiority; the Levitical priests were many, as death caused the need of continually new ones being appointed in succession. It means those who abide in the Son and have fellowship with the Father. a. A priest may bring a sacrifice and offer it on the altar. The mere mention of the order of Melchizedek (in Psalm 110:4 and Hebrews 7:11) shows that God wanted the priesthood to be changed. Melchizedek is greater than Abraham (4-10) I. Verses 1-3. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Jesus is holy, harmless (without guile or deception), undefiled, separate from sinners (in the sense of not sharing in their sin). a. The tithes given are closely associated with the priesthood: the mediating priest received them as a pledge of the giver's whole property being God's; and as he conveyed God's gifts to man ( Hebrews 7:1 , "blessed him"), so also man's gifts to God. continueth--Greek, simple verb, not the compound as in Hebrews 7:23 . The term Levitical priesthood simply describes the Jewish priesthood of the Old Testament. With Melchisedec, whose priesthood probably lasted a long period, the priesthood and worship of the true God in Canaan ceased. i. Hebrews 7:1 - For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, on StudyLight.org what further need--( Hebrews 8:7 ). 27. daily--"day by day." e. He ever lives to make intercession for them: It strengthens us to know that Jesus prays for us, and that He ever lives to pray for us. i. Therefore God did not allow the kings of Israel to be priests and the priests to be kings. . But the law does not provide the cure to our sin problem. i. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? i. sprang--as a plant, and a branch. The perfect tense implies that the significance of the fact endures to the present time. A New One FIRST. 3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins o just as he does for those of the people . tenth . . 2. It is called Levitical because most of the instructions for the Old Testament priesthood are found in the Book of Leviticus. nothing--not merely "no one," but "nothing." Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 2. gave--Greek, "apportioned"; assigned as his portion. He was first and last king-priest there, till Christ, the antitype; and therefore his priesthood is said to last for ever, because it both lasts a long time, and lasts as long as the nature of the thing itself (namely, his life, and the continuance of God's worship in Canaan) admits. The "order" cannot mean a series of priests, for Melchisedec neither received his priesthood from, nor transmitted it to, any other mere man; it must mean "answering to the office of Melchisedec." In Galatians, Paul showed the law as a tutor that brings us to Jesus. b. ’s background (1-3) II. namely, in Psalms 110:4 , abrogating the preceding law-priesthood. Genesis 15:1 , "After these things," calls our attention. The greatness of God magnified the greatness of Melchizedek’s priesthood. It also shows where we have to come for salvation – to God. But our high priest, who was consecrated by the word of the oath, … A better covenant: The Old Covenant had a mediator (Moses), but no one to guarantee the people’s side of the covenant. If this latter be intended, it is with me past all doubt and question that a bountiful part of our enjoyments is to be separated unto the use and service of the worship of God, particularly unto the comfortable and honorable supportment of them that labor in the ministry. But man blesses God in the sense of praising Him, or … 28. Nothing is said in Genesis of the end of his priesthood, or of his having had in his priesthood either predecessor or successor, which, in a typical point of view, represents Christ's eternal priesthood, without beginning or end. Perfect Forever Devotional Hebrews 7 Matthew Henry comments on Genesis 14, writing, “Jesus Christ, our great Melchizedek, is to have homage done him, and to be humbly acknowledged by every one of us as our king and priest; and not only the tithe of all, but all we have, must be surrendered and given to him.” The law does a great job of setting God’s perfect standard but it does not give the power to keep that standard. The Levitical law required a definite carnal descent. The salvation that is mentioned in The Epistle to the Hebrews is complete salvation. 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