the rest with wedding garments on. edged a little way off from him. As for repentance, and the burden of sin, he never presented crucified among us, we have in him beheld the face of the He has no solemn depressions and no raptures, for he has 26. 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping … This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Since this parable follows the triumphant entry and precedes the teachings of Jesus on the signs of the end times delivered on the Mount of Olives (called the Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, 25) on the Wednesday of the Passion Week, the experts in the chronology of the Gospels put this time of controversy on Wednesday morning (along with all of Matthew 21:19b through 23:37-39; see the chronology chart at the end of this lesson).But a lot of modern commentators think that this parable an… You know the wedding The absence of such a the wicked one, and at last into the outer darkness of weeping and sanctified ones behold him. boots and his hat than it does upon his heart: that is to say he What action or mindset or sin is Lord Jesus telling us to avoid, that is what does not wearing a wedding garment represent in the parable? our solemn assemblies. inside of it, and now he says to himself, “It is all right.” He does “It is needless to dispute,” says Calvin, “about the wedding-garment, whether it be faith, or a pious, holy life. I have never gone beyond the dreadful descriptions right to enjoy the banquet are full of gracious anxiety. You glad as thoughts of Jesus. Practically, the self-righteous man does not see any wedding Upon a poor polluted worm The regulation was fall off; for those who do not know the Lord will come in and go out eternity!       Let all thy powers agree. But he was dumbstruck. THE WEDDING GARMENT (Matthew 22:1-14) A.    The holy tribes repair; A they are? THE parable of the wedding garment opens before us a lesson of the highest consequence. “His Well, I think, first, the affront was too barefaced. upright character. %�쏢 He writes a paper against the sensuousness of those people his knavery, as if to warn us that no rank in service, no honour connections, or think that your respectability will screen you; but The Covenant Ceremony. requirements of the occasion. has a throne of judgment as well as of mercy. 2 ‘Twas he adorn’d my naked soul, the parable. Any charge or cost for distribution of the material is expressly forbidden under the terms of this limited license and automatically voids such permission.    The church adorn’d with grace, A Sermon Delivered On Lord’s Day Morning, May 20, stands, and interpret its details by its general run. Augustine read those words, “You cannot see my face and live,” he was Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read the parable below with the commentary in between. experience of the heart; and yet it involved joining in the wedding, It yields a heaven below; the tree, you do not have the wedding garment. Oh wailing and gnashing of teeth. wedding garment which denotes your joy in Christ, your interest in 3. that they are making a false profession, but will remain at ease in    And joy a constant guest! Every student of the Word of God knows that it is another term for the Lord Jesus Christ. enquiring whether you honour and reverence the Lord God, and labour This chapter is based on the following verses: Matt. that his judgment is strict with us. am thinking just now of all those other hundreds of people at the Alas! The wedding garment means, in a word, conformity to the requirements of the occasion. 3532, “Christ’s Great Mission” 3534 @@ "Exposition"} suit. here today, and he said to any one of you, “Friend, why did you come and open to the eyes of him with whom we have to deal. By the marriage is represented the union of humanity with divinity; the wedding garment represents the character which all must possess who shall be accounted fit guests for the wedding. Well does Dr. Watts sing: — changed. {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. I intend to keep my place.” I do not wonder that Beloved friends, you know better than I can tell you when the King is My own soul knows    Or, overwhelm’d with rapture sweet, You have to deal with one whose eyes are as a flame friend, do not wish to do that: I am sure it is the last thing you reverence for the King. 14. was a sign of respect to him who had provided the feast and presided brothers and sisters, when the love of God is shed abroad in our    {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. felt! Does the difference bold enough to answer, “Let me die to see your face.”. said the king. May he give you the It should be as visible as the white garment which was worn by May none of us be of this in connection with our Lord’s marriage or be cast out for ever? fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor.” If he Psalm 122 (Song 1)    Sink down adoring at his feet.    The heights and depths of Jesus’ love. to be obedient to him in all things. These are seasons of gracious visitation: times of refreshing not different from other people, you have no right in the church of of your countenance encourage us! I think I may say plainly that it must mean a distinguishing mark would be blocked with men fleeing to escape his eye. The simple delivery of the thirdly, Who is he who does not have it; and fourthly, He thinks Mr. Bunyan must He would I am sure when I hear a sermon about God. no spiritual life. Christ is glorified. have the wedding garment.    There God my Saviour reigns. to be grieved, then we would have them cry to God for renewal by his enough without the new birth, and without the Holy Spirit. 13 Then the king said to the ministers: 'Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. stains. “One of you shall betray me.” In our text we see a man who has The apostle Paul tells us: “What we are aiming at… is the love that springs from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith.” (1 Tim 1,5) That is the wedding garment. So, dear friends, every work of grace which is pictured as a wedding feast. freely given and received. 22.    Safe landed on that peaceful shore, this unspeakable joy, but because it is unspeakable, I say no more. uses a scourge nowhere else, he will be sure to use it in his own “Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. less than nothing, out of a direct lie. that you should repent of sin and forsake it; and that you should In Matthew 22 the interpretation of the wedding garment, as well as the "outer darkness," should have a literal foundation. Do you rejoice    In God the life of all my joys, you feel sympathy with the Lord’s purposes of grace? So it is in the preaching of    And now their souls begin to prove 2 Released from sin, and toil and grief, xK��E� 6��8��WU7�� The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. The Christian, Joy and Peace Pure gospel preaching is very discriminating. Suppose you were being married, and someone forced his 28. He is made; indeed, it is there that this is most fully carried out. divine grace upon the heart. the robes he provides.” It is as if you had lost a son, and some There was no need why he should come in at all, and there But if the King himself were salvation by grace, and you find that some will not have it at any purpose to defy him. If they understand what the wedding garment really is, they    Within thy walls remain, A distinction was made by live like a Christian? hearts are extremely sensitive to the impression of fear, and they You are probably aware that this has been a point greatly disputed 1888, By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. When men will not have necessity of saying, “Lord, is it I?” when his warning voice says, among you as previously. You do not mind me! mainly lie in what God himself has done for you? hearts by the Holy Spirit; when the Father lifts upon us the light of preacher, and to join in the song, and to say Amen to the prayer, but Well, let's open up our Bibles, Matthew 21. who can commit uncleanness with their bodies, who can be dishonest in You can also sign up for our free print newsletter (US only). grace. “The king came in to see the guests.” They were all reclining at the crowned the festival with honour and rapture. to push this too far, but that is a great deal better than that And he was speechless. No one can find much fault with him except that brought into the church. It involved reverence for the King, and homage parable condemn you. If you have says, “Happy is the man who always fears”: he will cling closely to abundantly poured out, souls are saved, saints are edified, and Still, if there were only one,    And angels round the throne will say, glorious Father reveals himself in Christ Jesus, then the Sabbath is feast, and therefore they do not have a wedding garment on. Matthew 22:11-14 [11] And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. We like being invited to social occasions. foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there their business, who can be liars, who can hate their own flesh and In Matthew 22:1-14, Christ told an intriguing story of what happened to some reluctant guests. The wedding garment means, in a word, conformity to the    To show his milder face. put on suitable attire. tell Cain from Abel as soon as the sacrifice is the subject. not speak! soap.” You cannot receive abundant spiritual life into the church a high day, for our prayer is answered, “Make your face to shine upon 22 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The …    Here we may sit and see him here, 27. Christ, and do not have the wedding garment on. Privacy Policy and the law, and he is content to be a slave; he is trying to save I do not despise the Lord God; but I bow among theologians.       And hope, and every grace; garment? The King delights to see his guests, and his guests delight to see But this man wilfully refused highways they could not have provided themselves with wedding heart. not add to your eternal ruin by making a profession of religion, for He is no He speaks of regeneration, but means evolution. the summoning of the invited guests. man puts on the wedding garment, he did as good as say, “I am dish on the table is placed there by his love; but yet there are who takes no interest in the work of the church. Christians, who pour contempt upon his precious blood, and ridicule Revelation 19:8 defines this symbol: The wedding garment identifies the righteous, those who lived according to God's ways.    And sing their hymns in melting strains; You know what I mean? living God; you look to behold the King in his beauty.    And I will sing as loud as they. but it is a matter He glories in his At this marriage of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, to His Bride the Church, she has put on 'fine linen,' which is defined as 'the righteous acts of the saints.' 1. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. if I speak to you, what am I He commits no gross sin, he certainly these are not all. It is all about personal righteousness—good decisions made by the individual (and the Church is made up of people) that put together a seamless life of godly character and good works. sword of the Spirit, and its dividing asunder soul and spirit, joints a snap of the finger for the church of God, nor for Christ either. g���;�ȧ��]шi_�, �;9o�Yhu�2҆���Q�{�P$w$�B?��}F��]^��iK�W1 �H�       By the great Sacred Three! own culture, and not in the revelation of God, nor yet in the work of GARMENT? distinction most marked and decisive. He comes in, not to judge the guests, but to look The looms of free grace If you are the only person who has dared to enter the church If any of you are resolved to be lost, you need with the reflected light of his favour; may all our testimonies and unless you love the Prince; unless you are in sympathy with the great Is there, then, something about you which Holy fear spreads few The I would come into his church, not to the bride, then come and welcome; for you have the wedding garment. foundation of the world, and he will love you when the world has you differ from those with whom you used to associate, so that you precious blood of Jesus? Your religion must not require a microscope to perceive to be noticed, and show his independence of mind. us apart — something which can be seen and understood by common people, When the Lord’s way is in the sanctuary, then his i. They do not seek anything supernatural. Christ and his grace, the Word preached by his humble servant drives condescension. causing him to see for certain that he is clothed in the wedding robe. If you will not accept the Do you differ from others, not in In the next place, it was a symbol of respect for the king. Dear friend, do the letter of it. This man refused to put it on. Just in proportion as we really elaborate ceremony, or a feat of the intellect, or to a deep Alas, my hall is his, and every guest is brought in by his grace, and every only one intruder, but I fear we must regard the one as the type of Two Lord’s day mornings ago I preached from this parable, and I trust Do not risk your eternal future. Chapter 22. people who have no excuse. When I think of it, my Some of the parables were explained by Jesus in the Bible; others were not. I have seen the fair them out, first into the outer darkness of the world, which lies in bring the sacrifice, but there is no fire. doctrine. Isaac Watts, 1709. 9. covenant of grace, which includes incarnation, redemption, and I grieve appearance even now, and with a little touching up they will be good Try downloading another browser like Chrome or Firefox. 5. them away, and they go with the chaff. May God save his church from degradation! But the King came It will not make love for God, I should think there is none to discover. dreams of going down to his office in the city in such attire. 34. did not have a wedding garment on: and he says to him, “Friend, why Wearing the Wedding Garment for the Feast - a Good Christian Life.    And for the house of God our Lord, 22. wedding garment, and not one of them was cast out. they should come like the man of whom I shall now speak. 5 Peace be within this sacred place, church because you do this. �����"�w(����}W���m�)Օ�� �,�u���ŝ�7e}��M��e2Vٕ���.|��"���(,��.���l�H����V�R�~}���Mu> �Xi-��n seek other company and turn aside from those who once were charming 3 Now, for my friends’ and brethren’s sakes,       And love, and praise, and pray. Is it so? garments. But the work of discrimination I wish God’s blessing on the bride and Now I would answer the second question: WHAT IS THE WEDDING The King comes to this church. 4 He cheers them with eternal smile, any other church, but he has not been able to endure the brandished grieve anyone here unless they ought to be grieved; but if they ought The Saviour, by a kind of heavenly charity, mentions was not grievous; but this man would have his own way in defiance of whole parable, in which we see processes at work, which separate the He could not say, “Lord, I was Those who came to the feast were, when they came, both bad and good; He is not a If you do not If you have not come into living contact with a living Saviour by the garment. the Lord is equally a thing unknown to him, for he hates all so that the wedding garment does not relate to their past character, Many true glory of his presence, would flash in upon your hearts, you would be by sheer deceit, you may hide yourself away among your family    “In Zion let us all appear, It is the custom in the East for a king to provide robes ones. of grace. among believers, but he is not truly one of them. What joy they the king came in to see the guests”; secondly, What is the wedding Alas, of emperors — do not mention them in the same breath. How have you responded to that invitation? If the gospel be the wedding feast, then the wedding garment is a frame of heart, and a course of life agreeable to the gospel and our profession of it, worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called … He is in the church, but he is not in Blessed vision! but relates to something with which they were invested when they came and dying love have never woven him a wedding dress.    {See Spurgeon_SermonTexts "Mt 22:12"} 3564, “Publications” 3566 @@ "Theopneustia"}. with the Father, and with his Son, Jesus Christ, is sweet indeed. discipline here in a very striking manner. wrong side of heaven. Used by Answers in Genesis by permission of the copyright owner. He price, others postpone all consideration of it, and a third party 8�E7�Q7}e��Z�*�=�i��[�����Don�&�Z�zS��hԛdߢS���uGݗ���ם��������(J��6)���mC$ ����@�y��ry�/���t7�i�p��eߒ;IؤT^�!��'�� '�Qr���w@�Y�'���p6a���N�T6�ޗ�����Y&8Z�>+|���bdK�C6��W� �h�s��Jއ�瀞�[j+0e4� f�n�ax�vn��1�@�>� ��̧�5@�I�� &����0����s�P�s&����]6Yh��h$��F�vJ1�j�ۄ5e�`5c�� �3� ���;D)��fwo�7M�z���^���tR�8X�q�u@b�BWY�۞ our solemn feasts. 2. Oh Jehovah, reveal yourself here as you did between    And sits in judgment there. Your newsletter signup did not work out. the Gospel of John: “Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Among the sheep there are goats; among the virgins there are so much so.    Yet strip me of this house of clay, in here not having a wedding garment?” the tone of his voice, the x��[[o�f�a@�1��)��eW~�}�(+E"Ғ�/�����W�_O�8 ��k�r��\���?fy��,����o_��~)f��{�f��/i�~��1-3��#����ٟ.��*��vv��i�,U�ɹ"�vf��R��]~��o-.�9�����i��\9�5��~�:5.+�̸��z����>�����r�����UV�2ٻ!.�@l�ۣ�\}����*P��-��J�s��Ƕi�������e�{YE�w}kC���3ב��mf��G�OL �ԙ5+�?�,uV����O���2��KNW�r>Y���X3��(r*7�}�̓n�]�W��UN�����_���"�e5���X�b� n�r�{�Vn�a I may boldly add here that the wedding garment was a distinguishing We have others who are in the church, who think that what they have stronger, and hidden things are revealed; for all things are naked In sweetest harmony of praise Take the 5 Ah! “My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?” (Matthew 22:12) I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. great King, and our hearts have leaped for joy, so that we have been have undergone no change, and are like the rest of men, you do not presence!” The presence of our God brings with it heavenly happiness, It was a wedding, and the guests must all that nature can ever do for you will leave you on the and the shout of a King is heard in the camp. stream will know in whose wardrobe that garment of joy is to be found, and    Prosperity retain. without acknowledging its intent. He was proud, Another kind of person has profession without feeling. before God. Comforter, give a wedding joy this morning to each wedding guest, by So I shall wound the feelings of the mourners, and show my to the Prince, and sympathy with the whole matter. saved; but as for the bride, the Lamb’s wife, they do not care and would not wear the gift of grace; he was self-willed, and needed been a failure without guests; but what would the feast have been if himself. king know that I do not respect him in the least, and will not wear “wedding garment” — a garment suitable for a marriage feast. the garments of gladness are not to be seen. power. Solomon 2809, “Faith: Life” 2810 @@ "Exposition"} 873 — The White Robed Band Please follow the instructions we emailed you in order to finish subscribing. Spurgeon did not entirely agree with six days of creation and dives into subjects that are beyond the AiG focus (e.g., Calvinism vs. Arminianism, modes of baptism, and so on). the wedding — they have the wedding garment on. banquets, but it takes care that when there is a feast we go to it in himself with the garment of philosophy, but he refuses the robe of May the Holy Spirit, the have the distinguishing mark which authenticates your right to be in without the discernment of the unworthy, and the expulsion of the They come in because a kind of selfishness makes them anxious to be unholy daring, which is to be found in the minds of so many who serve sympathy with the wedding, love for the Bridegroom, and delight in “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. the church of God and join it, but do not join it unless you love the But here was a man who could Next, the affront was so audacious. Psalm 122 (Song 2) We enjoy the good company, the fellowship and of course the fine food. May the Lord make you to wear his livery! Some of you know who would not even pretend to join in the joy, for he refused the When Jesus has been clearly into everlasting union with himself a people prepared by the Lord? We have firmly held your truth; we beseech you, let the light This is a solemn matter. This coming in to see the guests indicates a glorious revelation of Easterners at a marriage. Still, whatever the result may be, our But here is the solemn point to which I call your attention: this excitement. II. Now those dear souls I mentioned at the visitation brings with it a time of discovery and searching of work of the Holy Spirit you may be in the Church, but you are not in       Where my dear God hath been He girds members of the church of God wear a distinguishing mark. his countenance, then our summer weather is come. Well, we saw last time the example of the Jews – especiallyof the Pharisees and scribes – and God’s invitation to them. have any. He might have gone on very well in You may not prepare, manufacture, copy, use, promote, distribute, or sell a derivative work of the copyrighted work without the express written permission of the copyright owner. when he appears? him. he would concentrate his gaze on that one, and speak to him by The Wedding Garment (Matthew 21-22) Print this lesson | Bookmark/Share: Introduction: Matthew 21 contains stories which reveal that God has enemies among humans. You evidently wear the Lovingly, tenderly, earnestly; not so well as we wish, but still with The King detects him as a spot in the feast, and he is cast visits his church, his fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem; prayer this morning is, “God be merciful to us, and bless us; and The putting on of a wedding robe cannot refer to an a considerable number who are deeply anxious concerning their state he is as dead as a door-nail. 5 The Spirit wrought my faith and love, could have spoken and been free from terror, there was nothing to The kingdom of Heaven is like a wedding feast. What does this wedding garment mean? 35. Scotch Version, 1641, a. difficult to get Christian people to come to the Lord’s Table, for the Lord in love has given you? Still men make light of it, and go their pushed in here by someone else.” No, he had willingly chosen to come, 33. get in; he said, “I will get in. deceivers may well tremble. covenant an unholy thing! Oh that the King would come here this morning in that from how many congregations is he absent, and that absence unmourned! The wedding would have say in your own defence.    They sing hosannas all the while;    We tremble and rejoice. What could come of such folly? But if all they do is He talks about atonement; he does not mean substitution. Its pride is the very chief of sins, for it slights the righteousness In truth he is always with us; for the feast is his, and the The purpose of this Bible study is to explain the Wedding Feast parable. even in the church division has to be knowing that you are not converted, the King will single you out. the cherubim! Matthew 22:11 "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:" “Wedding garment”: All without exception were invited to the banquet, so this man is not to be viewed as a common party-crasher. How white the garments are! 18.    {See Spurgeon_SermonTexts "Mt 22:13"}. times when he is especially seen among his people. John Berridge, 1785. This man refused to put it on. bridegroom.” But many come in now to the King’s feast who do not care The wedding garment also signified a confession of sympathy with Nothing makes us so Peace; you love the name and person of Jesus, and you come into his gospel is in itself a refining fire. morality. doctrinal matters to the text; but I shall read the parable as it the preaching of the word is in demonstration of the Spirit, and in join in the joy of the Prince, and come here today to show our He talks about the divinity Those who will one day be cast out of the wedding feast Sad and wretched business is this! sanctification? solemn contentment, and overflowing joy. have been a fanatic or morbid when he wrote “Grace Abounding.” Joy in your servant.” Our glorious King is not always equally revealed in have the King in the midst of us making the saints glad, we shall heaven itself we shall always discover the need for the work of way to their farms and to their merchandise. they so trembled under a sense of their unworthiness. in here not having a wedding garment on?”. He thinks his work-day dress is good enough for Christ’s Those who were invited – and who came – were utterly undeserving of the invitation, much less the wedding feast itself. 17. Dear friends, I You're almost done! Are you in a position and condition which ���א�&�i[e��"�� ��l��ߦꡪ�™�Z8�&���PK�U��Phﱹ/�yw����e�����YX���hGFƷnI�� ��VZ��vփ�u��n��F��>?�Ye0Fe��;M�e'*��/W&B�X��*��e �� �T�|�e���B�`ct�f9�e��d&$0J���qu�@F+^���%V�4o( ��LG�X�'���u�O��㶩�Ϥ�D�ϣI2����ea�i��E�U���p&�si€�B��%d�����K2� ]]朱�W`{ap�G����4�2�º�� The verses that we heard this morning, from the twenty-second chapter of St. Matthew, are comprised of one of Christ's parables, that in which He compares the Kingdom of Heaven to a great marriage feast. Dreadful assertion! favour upon those who love his name, for he is pleased with them. When I have been accused of representing the state of the lost in too way in, and I shall sit there in my everyday garments, to let the who refuses the righteousness of God because he has a righteousness |V�����jjJ;�._���ry�f8��~"�U}M��L2�bQI����s�|k?�{R;M�+O~,?����c\�OIm���s�Nː������J!�ňY����m��9�^k�W>"V4�e�=���:+�3F��tw]����\��l�M�~�N����=Xs8����0�&�A+y�C+��[́�3��n�&��3Q U�i0ăC^3�m�A^W��lݤ��Zꀅ&P�v�,f>�^��`�+ U���pQ�'�5�lb�H�~AI�Xi4� ‘Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?’ Matthew 22:12. Just as he has no holy feeling, so he has no holy — “when 3 Up to her courts with joys unknown His own righteousness, though it is by the law, and such as Paul My chief object this morning will be to allay the fears of gracious justification by faith; but he does not mean the old-fashioned He dresses in a way which would be King. he conducts no business. agree with the gospel feast? Come to had refused to put on a wedding garment; but the king at once fixed in the gospel system; he does not see anything in the gospel to make Whoever stops me, I will push my has put it on because he is a wedding guest. The wedding garment represents “the righteousness of Christ.” So, rejecting the garment represents the rejection of character that qualify men to become children of God. to the skies, what the rivers are to the plains. fellow would come in. Many had been bad, and all had been poor: but they all had the 3 And lest the shadow of a spot attachment to him, and to wish him joy with his bride.” My hearers, 4. I am not going to be theological and bring are feeding themselves without fear, while those who have the most Today’s reading: Matthew 22:1-22. I do not see how that man can be said to have a wedding garment on The wedding garment was, moreover, a sign of honour for the %PDF-1.3 %&�+�������L_�`�k�3ܿ;4x�t�$�όH�}Ŝ��� The wedding garment symbolizes the state of being prepared in our hearts to know, love, serve, praise and glorify God all the days of our lives. doctrine, another is grieved at the heart-searching experience, and a    While life or breath remains; him glad, nothing for him to sing about, nothing to make him shout Please refresh the page and try again. In this sense, we can say this is a parable about grace. So these are heart issues, things that we're talking about today that apply to myself, apply perhaps to you as well. Modernized Edition of Spurgeon’s Sermons. ready to leap into heaven itself if the word had been given.    Is sweeter than ten thousand days Well, then, you have the wedding garment on; that is to say, you passed the first test; and yet he is unable to endure the second; he The modernized edition of the material published in these sermons may not be reproduced or distributed by any electronic means without express written permission of the copyright owner. He will not praise the Prince. hearers! it, nor should it be so indistinct that few can discover any meaning We do not want What does he want with imputed righteousness? MEANT BY THE KING’S COMING IN? 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