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The words which I covenanted - The words stand more forcibly, because abruptly. “Fear not.” “There is nothing for you to fear now I have given you this promise,” says Jehovah. The doctrine of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power in the Church is not less vital to her interests than the doctrine of salvation by the finished work of Christ. Their prophets warned them, but to no avail. The very next verse would point to the true method of its accomplishment. Haggai rebuked his listeners in chapter 1. On what ground could that Spirit have been given to the children of Israel except on this? Our Blessed Lord forewarned us that it would be so when He asked that vital question regarding the ministry of the Baptist, ‘The baptism of John, was it from heaven or of men? His Spirit would stay in their midst, so they did not need to fear (cf. So the Psalmist says, “There” (at the dividing of the Red Sea and the Jordan) “do we rejoice in Him,” as if present there; and our Lord promises to the Apostles, Matthew 28:20. He speaks to them as being one with those who came up out of Egypt, as if they were the very persons. 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Sometimes affliction detains them for a long time from countenancing and encouraging by their presence those who delight in their company, and hold them in high esteem for their steadfast attachment to the truth and fidelity to the cause of Christ. The fear of sufferings and of trials which the people of God may meet with in their adherence to the cause and work of the Lord. “The Spirit of God.” The doctrine of spiritual influence was not so prominently taught, nor was it so clearly understood, under the old economy as we know it, and as it is taught to us. There are those who feel that unless they are found working for Christ they cannot reasonably hope that they have been saved by Christ. Featured Resources From Thru the Bible. What was that covenant? The text ought to speak to such some heart-searching and heart-breaking appeals. p. 76, 77. , &c. as some render it; that is, Christ, the essential Word, who was promised to the people of Israel at that time, Deuteronomy 18:15 and in whom all the promises are, and the covenant of grace itself; and which covenant was indeed made with him from eternity, but was made manifest, or more clearly manifest, to the Jewish ancestors, when they came out of Egypt: now it is here promised, for the encouragement of the Jews to go in the work of the Lord in building the temple, that this divine Word should be with them also, to counsel, assist, strengthen, and protect them; even he who went before their fathers in the wilderness in a pillar of cloud by day, and of fire by night; the Angel of God's presence, that redeemed, saved, and carried them all the days of old; the Word that was in the beginning with God, and was God; and by whom all things were created at first; and who would, as since he has, become flesh, and dwell among them, and appear in this very temple they were now building; and who will be with all his churches, ministers, and people, unto the end of the world: so my Spirit remaineth among you: or rather, "and", or "also, my Spirit standeth", continueth "in the midst of you"F8ורוחי עמדת בתוככם "et Spiritus meus stat in medio vestri", Pagninus, Cocceius; "stana", Montanus; "Spiritus quoque meus stabit in medio vestrum", Vatablus. Haggai 2 Commentary - Adam Clarke Commentary Chapter Contents. The things which the eye hath not seen, and the ear hath not heard, and the heart of man hath not conceived of, are made known to us by the Spirit of God. There may he external consistency. But he that is in covenant with God is Deo, Christo, Spiritu Saneto armatus, and may therefore be fearless of any creature. This subject teaches us that the Holy Spirit is the very life of the Church and people of God. We have, in this Ember week, been vindicating the special claim of the Christian ministry to a peculiar share in the supernatural gifts of Pentecost; but this implies no monopoly. 3. Ver. If we are despondent as we think how little we have done, the assurance of the text is encouraging, “My Spirit remaineth with Trusting in the patient, abiding, indwelling Spirit, may we be more and more respired, m spite of every temptation to despondency, to rise and build the temple of our God. And my Spirit remains among you. The Spirit takes of the things of Christ, and brings them home to us. The common thornbush of the desert, burning, yet unconsumed. The Hebrew [ kaarat (Hebrew #3772)] for to "covenant" is, literally, to cut, alluding to the sacrificial victims cut in ratification of a covenant. Barker. 6 For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. But he suggests the like broken sentence Zechariah 7.7), "That which the Lord hath given us and hath preserved us and given the company against us into our hands!" The word which the Lord concluded with Israel when He led it out of Egypt, can only be the promise which established the covenant, to the fulfilment of which God bound Himself in relation to the people, when He led them out of Egypt, namely, the word that He would make Israel into His own property out of all nations (Exodus 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 7:6; cf. [#3] A TIME TO ENDURE Haggai 2:1-9 Introduction: Signing up to do something is not that difficult. Only he, not very intelligibly, makes it a sort of oath, By the word, By that which the Lord hath given us. In prosecuting the work and cause of God His people are often called by Him in His providence to make many sacrifices of their own ease and comfort, and of their worldly substance; they have also to bear much reproach and scorn for the truth’s sake, not only from the world, but from those who bear the Christian name. As Haggai offers encouragement, he singles out the leaders and the people using the same word in every instance. But they are gone! This leads to the further promise in Haggai 2:6-9, which gives the reason for the exhortation, "Fear ye not.". Haggai 2:5-9 King James Version (KJV). A man may let a prisoner loose now upon a promise to pay the debt a year after. 3. Haggai is a post-exilic prophet, serving during the period following the Babylonian Exile. on StudyLight.org Again, this subject teaches us that there are many sad evidences of a great departure of the Spirit and withdrawment of His gracious influences at the present day. Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first. Zech. Home >> Bible Studies >> Haggai >> Haggai 2:1-9 These small group studies of Haggai contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. It is perfectly arbitrary to supply the verb zikhrū, remember (Ewald and Hengstenberg), and to understand the prophet as reminding them of the word "fear not" (Exodus 20:17-20). He called the people to 'consider your ways' and to 'be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.' As Jehovah Himself lives ever, so His Spirit shall follow us ever through all the changing scenes of time. It is essential to the Church’s vitality, increase, and general spiritual prosperity. The ancient covenant that God made with Abraham, promising to bless "all the people of the earth" through his "seed" (singular, which is Christ), will yet be honored by the Father. He deadens us to the things of the world, and quickens us to all Divine realities. Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first. He gives them encouraging words in 2:1-9. The great truth which this promise forces upon our attention. Haggai, A Commentary. When the Jews were engaged in building the temple and city they were tried by the desertion of some who once professed themselves to be friendly, and this was followed, as often happens in such cases, by open opposition. The Chaldee seemeth to favour this interpretation, for he rendereth it, My word shall be your help. Without the Spirit of God within us there can be no real holiness. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Do not fear.’ 6 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. The fears occasioned by the removal of true friends of the work and cause of God. We may, then, on this festival of the Holy Spirit, acknowledge our thankfulness and encourage ourselves, "Undoubtedly fear gripped many of the returnees-fear that God had written an eternal "Ichabod" over Jerusalem, fear that no amount of praying or piety would induce him to bless them again, fear that the whole endeavor was in vain, fear that the political enemies would in fact win, fear that all was lost. This message came about two months after the message of 2:1-9). For I am with you . Isaiah hath his Trisagion, or, "Holy, holy, holy," Isaiah 6:3 In Isaiah 42:5 "Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and they that stretched them out." The promise itself. ‘My Spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.’. The fears occasioned by the falling away of professed friends. We are reminded of the Author and Giver of life. Haggai, and other prophets and patriarchs of old, did well understand the mystery of the sacred Trinity. Another evidence is--, 2. Haggai 2:5-9. That I covenanted with you] Or, in whom I covenanted, and whence Christ is called the angel of the covenant, Malachi 3:1. (10-19) The kingdom of Christ foretold. Having these, let them not be afraid. So my spirit.—Better, and my spirit. Fear not, for the existence of God’s Church among you is of some importance to the surrounding locality. p. 76, 77. (20-23) Commentary on Haggai 2:1-9 (Read Haggai 2:1-9) Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed. So long as the Spirit remains among His people they may rest assured that He will continue His work and maintain His cause in spite of all opposition and hindrances. We are to mention some evidences of the spirit’s remaining among a people, or in the Church of Christ. Special applications, such as “the Spirit of wisdom and might;” a spirit such as He gave to Moses to judge His people; the spirit of prophecy; or the spirit given to Bezaleel and Aholiab for the work of the sanctuary - these recognize in detail the one great truth, that all good, all wisdom, from least to greatest, comes from God the Holy Spirit; though one by one they would exclude more truth than they each contain. An apostolic ministry does not mean merely a ministry springing out of the earth at the date when the Apostles lived, but a ministry which through the Apostles has the Divine sanction of the will of our Lord Himself. Jeremiah 7:22-23, and Jeremiah 11:4). ‘I am come in My Father’s name, and ye receive Me not; if another should come in his own name, him ye will receive.’ To come in one’s own name is to come to the world as one of its own, and the world will receive its own. As Paul says of the Church of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:11, “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God, who worketh all in all. His promise is, As thy days, so shall thy strength be.”. iii. We are aware that there are some who imagine that such unity in the truth, and purity of Church fellowship, is too chimerical an idea to be realised “It is not possible” say they, “unless we are to conceive men to have only one mind, and to be divested of volition and of independence.” But we reply that all the sacred writers disprove this, for they has volition and independence, and yet spoke the same thing. The evidence of the Divine Presence was the mission of inspired prophets, such as Haggai and Zechariah, and the Targum and the Rabbis are perhaps right in referring the words “and my spirit” exclusively to the “spirit of prophecy.” It may be noticed that the later Jews held that the Holy Spirit left the Church after the deaths of Zechariah and Malachi. Is it not as nothing in your eyes? As Paul says of the Church of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:11, "There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God, who worketh all in all. The returnees could identify with their forefathers who departed from Egypt because they had recently departed from another captivity in Babylon. So here, "The word which I covenanted with you," i. e. this, "I will be with you," was the central all-containing promise, to which God pledged Himself when He brought them out of Egypt. Bible Study Software. The abrupt form rejects it as shocking. The gift which the text promises I should desire most for the welfare of this, or any other church. 1. And my Spirit remains among you. says Bishop Warburton;—that Israel should be his people, and he be their God and king. An EasyEnglish Translation and Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Book of Haggai. The Holy Spirit resides in every believer as the spirit of life, of light, of holiness, and of comfort. Hereby, then, we may know whether or not we are in covenant with God (the devil will be sure to sweep all that are not), sc. But above and beyond all gifts He is present as the Spirit of holiness and love, making the Church and those in whom He individually dwells, acceptable to God. Genre Prophetic oracle of blessing introduced by narrative prose Determine the structure of the passage (v. 10) Na The removal is sometimes, however, more permanent, and the separation more painful, for death takes them away from the world and from the Church below. On Whitsunday, the Sunday which begins the Ember week, the week of special preparation for the Christian ministry, we may well again repeat our belief in the old teaching of the Christian Church: that the ministry which we have is according to the will of Christ our Lord, and actuated by the Divine Presence of God the Holy Ghost. Basic Questions, Advanced Questions, Question formats A. Identifying the Problem (Haggai 1:1-11) B. saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest, and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work.’ It is an exhortation, not only to work, but to combined, united work. Is not the patience of the Spirit wonderful? Unlike the often repeated “do not fear” of Isaiah (e.g., Isaiah 7:4; 35:4; 40:9 and Haggai 2:5), “take courage” (verse 4), echoing Haggai 1:13, reads here as Tim Meadowcroft sees it, as “be strong and effective.” 1 We all know the difference between the reading of the Word of God without Divine illumination, and with it. 3. That I covenanted with you; in solemnest manner reduced to the form and model of a covenant, that it might be sure and firm to you, as to your fathers, in whose time I made this covenant, and with you in them. And so, when the Lord’s people have His Spirit remaining among them, they have no reason to fear that the work and cause of God shall be overthrown, either by temporal or by spiritual enemies. Who, we well may ask, fill their places? And surely not without cause do we weep. The Hebrew for to “covenant” is literally “to cut,” alluding to the sacrificial victims cut in ratification of a covenant. Jerome, Albertus, Nyssen, and Haymo dissent not. The Spirit of God is God the Holy Ghost, with His manifold gifts; where He is, is all good, there is life, and light, and fire of Love. 2. He is able to give a double portion of His Spirit to those who remain, and to raise up Elishas upon whom the mantle of Elijah has fallen. Besides such promises of God’s abiding favour as Exodus 29:45-46, they have among them the abiding presence of His Holy Spirit. II. Haggai 2:5-9. Hans W. Wolff. "The word" ('eth-haddâbhâr) cannot be either the accusative of the object to the preceding verb ‛ăsū (Haggai 2:4), or to any verb we may choose to supply, or the preposition 'ēth, with, or the accusative of norm or measure (Luther, Calvin, and others). According to the word that I covenanted— Houbigant begins this verse with the last clause of the fourth, For I, saith the Lord of Hosts, will bring to you that which I covenanted with you, when ye came out of Egypt; and my Spirit shall remain with you: fear ye not. Ver. An apostolic ministry does not mean merely a ministry springing out of the earth, III. Gordon Churchyard. His goal was to encourage the builders by giving a word of hope. See Romans 8:9; Romans 8:11. 1 Chronicles 17:19, and in the New, Luke 1:1-80 : 2 John 1:1, 1 John 5:7. My Spirit remaineth among you; fear ye not. I covenanted with you: or, supply the Ellipsis thus: "[I remember", or "Remember ye] the word which I", &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 29:45, Exodus 29:46). 7), “That which the Lord hath given us and hath preserved us and given the company against us into our hands!” i. e., “Would you deal thus with it?” The abrupt form rejects it as shocking. Purity of doctrine and of worship enjoyed in the Church. Responding to His Message (Haggai 1:12-2:9) C. Restoring His Favor upon Them (Haggai 2:10-23) Haggai Study Text (Haggai 1:12-2:9). But the prophet points to it the more energetically, because he casts it, as it were, into the midst, not bound up with any one verb. This would be the rather done in speaking to the people, as David to his followers (1 Samuel 30:23, which Ewald compares, Lehrb. Bible > Commentaries > Haggai 2:5 ... Haggai 2:5. (20-23) Commentary on Haggai 2:1-9 (Read Haggai 2:1-9) Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed. We have not, we fear, improved our privileges aright, nor rendered unto the Lord according to the benefits we have received; and in judgment the Lord has recalled His gifts. 183. Suspensions may stop, and deprivations utterly put off the use or exercise of power before given; but voluntarily it is not in the power of man to separate and pull asunder what God by His authority coupleth.’ And this was evidently the teaching of the Church at the close of the second century, for Tertullian rallies the heretics of his day with their ‘careless, capricious, and inconsistent ordinations,’ wherefore he says,’ One man is Bishop to-day, another to-morrow; to-day deacon who to-morrow will be reader; to-day Presbyter who to-morrow will be layman, for even to laymen,’ he adds, ‘they commit the priestly offices.’ Such a system he well calls ‘futilis, humana, terrena.’ It tells nothing against this Divine origin and power of the ministry that it borrows names and outward form from organisations existing in the world in which it works; this is nothing more than the taking of the dust of the ground to make the first Adam, or taking of the flesh of the Blessed Virgin to accomplish the Incarnation of the Son of God. 1. When ye came out of Egypt; when I brought you out of Egypt, the house of bondage. Although the people began the work with ardour, so soon as they had laid the foundation they began to be discouraged. (1-9) Their sins hindered the work. "I am with you always even to the end of the world," by an ever-present presence with them and His Church founded by them in Him. In them Christ assures His ancient people that He was now graciously present with them by His Spirit, and exhorts them not to be afraid. Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. . Christ undertook to pay his people’s debt in the fulness of time; and hereby they were saved. There is no single believer who is not himself the possessor of the Holy Spirit’s influence. We may, then, on this festival of the Holy Spirit, acknowledge our thankfulness and encourage ourselves by the words of the Lord, ‘My Spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.’ But the whole context of the passage teaches us that the possession of a ministry with Divine authority, and empowered with the Divine energy of the Holy Ghost, should be no mere substitute for human energy, or for the exercise and development to the uttermost of the human faculties. There are those who are continually putting off. It is said of Achilles that he was Styge armatus, and therefore could not be wounded. III. This Spirit is still working in Israel ("in the midst of you"); therefore they are not to fear, even if the existing state of things does not correspond to human expectations. My Spirit remaineth among you - to strengthen you for the work (Haggai 1:14; Zechariah 14:6). The withdrawment of the influences of the Spirit, and His departure through being grieved, is an evil that the Church and people of God ought greatly to fear. I. I. Isaiah 63:10-14. II. 5 ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one." It is this ultimate resolution of the ministry into the Divine will which is at once the cause of the contention, and which is alone worth contending for. Haggai 2:5. The Lord reiterated the promise He had made to the Israelites when they left Egypt in the Exodus. Mid blended shouts of joy and grief were laid the stones Whereon the exile’s hopes were based. In the second year of King Darius: The prophecy of Haggai gives us several specific chronological marking points (Haggai 1:1, 1:15, 2:1, 2:10, 2:20). It is an exclamation which cannot be forced into any grammatical relation with the preceding. But although the accusative in Hebrew is often used, in the relation of free subordination, "to express more precisely the relation of measure and size, space and time, mode and kind" (cf. The fulfillment of that promise would yet come, but not in the way fleshly Israel imagined. Some, more especially the older men of the nation, remembering the magnificence of the temple of Solomon, and contrasting with it the meanness of the present temple, were continually discouraging the builders; so the Lord sent His prophets again the second time to say,--“My Spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.” So we are often tempted to give up in despair, because our efforts seem so puny and so weak; hut God’s message comes to us to-day with this encouragement, “My Spirit remaineth among you.”. Leg. The chronicler, he feels, added interpolations at 2:5, 9, 14, 17-19, 21-22. Verses 10-11: The prophet’s third message was a message of affirmation. A. 3. The indispensability of the blessing here spoken of. (v. 2) God’s instructions concerning the message Haggai is to deliver (v. 3-9) God’s message for Zerubbabel, Joshua, and the people (v. 3) God asks three questions (v. 4-5) God’s gives three commands. Special applications, such as "the Spirit of wisdom and might;" a spirit such as He gave to Moses to judge His people; the spirit of prophecy; or the spirit given to Bezaleel and Aholiab for the work of the sanctuary - these recognize in detail the one great truth, that all good, all wisdom, from least to greatest, comes from God the Holy Spirit; though one by one they would exclude more truth than they each contain. Sticking with it when there are many valid reasons to quit is not so easy. Haggai 2:17 - I smote you and every work of your hands with blasting wind, mildew and hail; yet you did not come back to Me,' declares the Lord . Listen Haggai 2:5-9 by Dr. J. Vernon McGee on Thru the Bible show on ChristianRadio.com! We see Him in the tabernacle of His human flesh, full of grace and truth. This subject teaches us, further, that the Spirit’s presence among His people is sufficient to remove their fears about the maintenance of the Lord’s cause and the continuance of His work. Haggai 2:5-9 KJV According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. Doctrin. Doctrin. He will not allow, any trial to befall them without making His grace sufficient for them. n. 329. a. p. 811, ed. (E. A. Stuart, M. ‘As for the promise which I made you when you came out of Egypt, My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear! According to the covenant . We cannot speak of them all; but of one point in reference to all we should make sure, that the Holy Spirit is the author of them all; so varied, so wonderful, so beautiful are the manifold Divine intricacies in which we live, that it is in some sense not wonderful if man becomes absorbed and confounded in his researches and discoveries in the things which he sees. de Accent. International Bible Lesson Commentary . 9. That kind of a kingdom was their idea, not God's; and, as a consequence, they arrogantly forsook their true religion, rebelled against God, forsook his holy law, and became as reprobate as the heathen; whereupon God destroyed their beloved worldly kingdoms which the people had come to idolize. We have the Holy Spirit not only as a Teacher, but as a Comforter. How to Have Peace in Anxious Times. Haggai 2:5 [According to] the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. So Deuteronomy 6:4, when Moses beginneth to rehearse the law, and to explain it, the first thing he teacheth them is the Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity. Now, Christ is here and elsewhere called The Word, either because he is so often promised in the word, or else because by him God’s will was manifested and revealed to men, and that either mediately, in the prophets, whence Peter, martyr, thinketh that phrase came, Then came the word of the Lord, that is, Christ; or, immediately, himself, Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 2:3. The Lord showed great favour to His Church during the Old Testament Dispensation, in the frequency with which He revealed to her His mind and will, and in His special appearances for her preservation and deliverance. Haggai 2:5. By shaking all kingdoms He can induce the nations to present their treasures to … (W. My spirit — Of strength and courage, of wisdom and understanding. The thought which Haggai evidently wishes to express requires that haddâbhâr should stand upon the same line with rūchı̄, so that 'eth-haddâbhâr is actually the subject to ‛ōmedeth, and 'ēth is simply used to connect the new declaration with the preceding one, and to place it in subjection to the one which follows, in the sense of "as regards," quoad (Ewald, 277, d, pp. Haggai 2:4 : Haggai 2:6 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. . As the Church of Christ is a society separated from the rest of the world for the service and glory of God, it has an essential unity belonging to it; and this unity ought to be manifested by it, both in its profession of faith and in its holy practice, for it is the will of its Divine Head who hath founded and stablished it, that is the rule in respect of both. so my Spirit remaineth among you: or rather, "and", or "also, my Spirit standeth", continueth "in the midst of you" (h); not only Jehovah the Father, and his divine Logos or Word, were with them; but his Spirit also, his Holy Spirit, the third Person in the Trinity, of which these words are a proof; the same Spirit which was in Moses and others in his time, for the building of the tabernacle, is now promised unto, and should continue with, the builders of this temple; as a Spirit of wisdom and counsel to direct them, and as a Spirit of might and power to strengthen and assist them: and so he is, and will be, in the churches of Christ, and in the midst of his people, to assist the ministers of the word in preaching, the people in hearing, praying, and praising; to carry on his own work in them; to be the Comforter of them, and the seal, earnest, and pledge of their future glory; nor does he, nor ever will he, depart from them; see Isaiah 59:21. fear ye not: succeeding in the work, and finishing it; nor be dismayed at what the ancient people had said; nor be afraid of enemies, who did all they could to hinder and discourage them from going on with their work; and indeed there is no reason to fear, let the service be what it will the Lord employs his people in; if he, Father, Son, and Spirit, are with them; see Isaiah 41:10. So - or, and, connecting "I am with you" (Haggai 2:4) and "my Spirit remaineth among you;" "according to the word that I covenanted with you" being in a parenthesis. He not only carries on all those operations in the soul which recover it from ignorance, and enmity, and unhappiness, and bring it to the knowledge, love, and enjoyment of God, but He carries on the good work which He has begun, until, it is perfected in complete conformity to the Divine image. i. e., "Would you deal thus with it?" The adaptation of the blessing to all times and all circumstances. 5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. Among those who acted so basely the most conspicuous were Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite. The state of the early Christian Church disproves it, when “the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul.”. 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