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years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Now these are the 27 generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. And Haran died before his father Terah 28 in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. And Abram 29 and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. But Sarai was barren ; 30

26 Abram.] So Abram departed, as the from thence, when his father was dead, he Lord had spoken unto him, and Lot went removed him into this land, wherein ye now with him. And Abram was seventy and five dwell. Acts vii. 2. 4. years old when he departed out of Haran. 29 Sarai.] And God said unto Abraham, And Abram took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, as for Sarai, thy wife, thou shalt not call her his brother's son ; and they went forth to go name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. Gen. into the land of Canaan, and into the land xvii. 15. And yet, indeed, she (Sarah) is my of Canaan they came. Gen. xii. 4, 5. It sister said Abraham to Abimelech, king of was told Abraham, saying, behold Milcah, she Gerar); she is the daughter of my father, but hath also born children unto thy brother not the daughter of my mother; and she beNabor. Gen. xxii. 20. And Jacob said unto came my wife. Gen. xx. 12. them (the herdmen of Laban), my brethren, Milcah.) Behold Milcah, she hath also whence be ye? And they said, of Haran. born children unto thy brother Nahor. Gen. And he said unto them, know ye Laban, the xxii. 20. And it came to pass, before “ he" son of Nahor? And they said, we know him. (Abraham's servant") had done speaking, Gen. xxix. 4, 5. And Joshua said unto the that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was people (of Israel), your fathers dwelt on the born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher the father of Abraham, and the father of upon her shoulder. Gen. xxiv. 15. Nahor. Josh. xxiv. 2. Serug, Nahor, Terah, 30 Barren.] And Abram said, Lord God, Abram; the name is Abraham. 1 Chron. i. what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless ? 20, 27.

Gen. xv. 2. Now Sarai, Abram's wife. bare 27 Lot. See verse 31. And Lot went him no children. And Sarai said unto Abram, with “ him" (" Abram"). Gen. xii. 4. And behold now the Lord hath restrained me Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife, from bearing; I pray thee go in unto "my and all that he had, and Lot with him, into maid” (Hagar"). Gen. xvi. 1, 2. And it the South (of Canaan). Then Lot chose him ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of all the plain of Jordan. And Lot journeyed women. Therefore Sarah laughed within east : and they separated themselves the one herself, saying, after I am waxed old, shall I from the other. Gen. xiii. 1. 11. And “they have pleasure, my lord being old also ? Gen. (" the four kings") took Lot, Abram's bro- xviii. 11, 12. And the Lord visited Sarah, ther's son (who dwelt in Sodom), and his goods, for Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son and departed. Gen. xiv. 12. And there came in his old age. Gen. xxi. 1, 2. And Isaac two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in entreated the Lord for his wife, because she the gate of Sodom; and Lot seeing them, rose was barren. Gen. xxv. 21. But Rachel was up to meet them, and he bowed himself with barren. Gen. xxix. 31. And when Rachel his face toward the ground. Gen. xix. 1. saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel And it came to pass, when God destroyed the envied her sister (Leah, Jacob's other wife), cities of the plain, that God remembered and said unto Jacob, give me children, or else Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of I die! And Jacob's anger was kindled against the overthrow. Gen. xix. 29. And (God) de- Rachel, and he said, am I in God's stead, livered just Lot, vexed with the filthy con- who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the versation of the wicked. 2 Pet. ii. 7.

womb ? Gen. xxx. 1, 2. And there was a 28 Ur.] And he said unto“ him” certain man of Zorah, of the family of the (* dbram"), I am the Lord that brought thee Danites, whose name was Manoah, and his out of Ur, of the Chaldees, to give thee this wife was barren, and bare not. Judg. xiii. 2. land to inherit it. Gen. xv. 7. Thou art the Now Elkanah had two wives; the name of Lord, the God who didst choose Abram, and the one was Hannah, and the name of the broughtest him forth, out of Ur of the Chal- other Peninnah ; and Pininnah had children, dees, and gavest him the name of Abraham, but Hannah had no children. 1 Sam. i. 2. He Nekem. ix. 7. The God of glory (said Ste- maketh the barren woman to keep house, phen) appeared unto our father, Abraham, and to be a joyful mother of children. Ps. when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt cxiii. 9. And they had no child, because in Charran. Then came he out of the land that Elizabeth was barren ; and they both of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran; and (Zacharias and Elizabeth) were now well

31 she had no child. And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the

son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife ; and they went forth with them from Ur of the

Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto 32 Haran, and dwelt there. And the days of Terah were two hun

dred and five years : and Terah died in Haran.

CHAPTER XII.

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, I and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and 2

stricken in years. Luke i. 7. And behold this land to inherit it. Gen. xv. 7. Thou art thy cousin Elizabeth (saith the angel Gabriel the Lord, the God who didst choose Abraham, to Mary), she hath also (as well as Mary) and broughtest him forth out of Ur. Nehen. conceived a son in her old age. Luke i. 36. ix. 7. Thou (Israel) whom I have taken from

31 Took Abram, his son, &c.] See verse 26, the ends of the earth, and called thee from 27. Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, thou art my servant, I have chosen thee, and from thy father's (Terah's) house, unto a fear thou not. Isa. xli. 9. Look unto Abraland that I will shew thee. Gen. xii. l. ham, your father, and unto Sarah, that bare

They went forth, &c.] See verse 28. and you, for I called him alone. Isa. li. 2. Gen, xii. 1. preced. com. Your fathers dwelt Abraham was one (say those that inhabit the (said God through Joshua) on the other side wastes of the land of Israel), and he inherited of the flood in old time, even Terah, the the land. Ezek. xxxii. 24. father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor; Get thee out of thy country.) See com. Gen. and I (the Lord) took your father Abraham xi. 3). Hearken, o daughter, and consider, from the other side of the flood, and led him and incline thine ear; forget also thine own throughout all the land of Canaan. Josh. xxiv. people, and thy father's house: so shall the 2, 3. By faith Abraham, when he was called king greatly desire “thy beauty" ("beauty of to go out into a place which he should after. Christ's kingdom''), for he is the Lord. Ps. wards receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and xlv. 10, 11. If any man come to me, and he went out, not knowing whither he went. hate not his father and mother, and wife and Heb. xi. 8.

children, and brethren and sisters, yea, and The land of Canaan.) And the border of his own life, he cannot be my disciple. So the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest likewise, whosoever he be of you that forto Gerar unto Gaza. Gen. x. 19. And the saketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my servant (of Abraham) took ten camels; and disciple. Luke xiv. 26. 33. Wherefore, come he arose and went into Mesopotamia, unto the out from among them, and be ye separate, city of Nahor. Gen. xxiv. 10.

saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean Haran.) And Terah died in Haran. Gen. thing. 2 Cor. vi. 17. By faith Abraham, xi. 32. And Abram was seventy-five years when he was called, went out, not knowing old when he departed out of Haran. Gen. xii. whither he went. Heb. xi. 8. And I heard 4. See Gen. xxiv. 10. preced. com. Now another voice from heaven, saying, come out therefore, my son, obey my voice (said Re- of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of bekah to Jacob), and arise, flee thee to Laban, her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. my brother, to Haran. Gen. xxvii. 43. And Rev. xviii. 4. Jacob said unto “ them" (" the shepherds"), 2 I will make of thee, &c.] And I will my brethren, whence be ye? And they said, make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so of Haran are we. And he said unto them, that if a man can number the dust of the know ye Laban, the son of Nahor ? Gen. earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. xxix. 4, 5. The God of glory appeared unto Gen. xiii. 16. Look now toward heaven, and our father Abraham, when he was in Meso- tell the stars, if thou (Abraham) be able to potamia, before he dwelt in Charran. Then number them. And he said unto him, so came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and shall thy seed be. Gen. xv. 5. Neither shall dwelt in Charran. Acts vii. 2. 4.

thy name any more be called Abram, but thy

name shall be Abraham ; for a father of many CHAP. XII.-I The Lord had said, &c.] See nations have I made thee. And I will make chap. xi, 31, 32. I am the Lord that brought thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nathee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee tions of thee, and kings shall come out of thec.

I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be

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Gen. xvii. 5, 6. Seeing that Abraham shall chosen, a great people, that cannot be numsurely become a great and mighty nation, and bered nor counted for multitude. Who is all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in able (said Solomon) to judge this thy so great him. Gen. xviii. 18. In blessing I will bless a people? 1 Kings iii. 8, 9. Thou wilt perthee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy form the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our sand which is upon the sea shore: and thy fathers from the days of old. Micah vii. 20. seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And he (Abraham) received the sign of cirand in thy seed shall all the nations of the cumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed faith which he had, yet being uncircumcised; my voice. Gen. xxii. 17, 18. And the Lord that he might be the father of all them that hath blessed my master greatly said Abra- believe, though they be not circumcised ; that kan's servant), and he is become great : and righteousness might be imputed unto them he hath given him flocks, and herds, and also. Rom. iv. 11. Know ye, therefore, that silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid- they which are of faith, the same are the servants, and camels, and asses. Gen. xxiv. children of Abraham. Gal. iii. 7. 35. And I will make thy seed to multiply Thou shalt be a blessing, &c.] And when as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy Abraham heard that his brother was taken seed all these countries; and I will perform captive (by the five kings), he armed his trained the oath which I sware unto Abraham, thy servants. And he brought back all the goods, father (said the Lord to Isaac). Gen. xxvi. 4. and also brought again his brother Lot, and Let people serve thee, and nations bow down his goods, and the women also, and the people. unto thee (said Isaac unto his son Jacob); be Gen. xiv. 14. 16. All the nations of the earth lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's shall be blessed in him. Gen. xviii. 18. When sons box down unto thee. Gen. xxvii. 29. God destroyed the cities of the plain, God God Almighty bless thee, and make thee remembered Abraham. Gen, xix. 29. (God fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest Almighty) give thee the blessing of Abraham be a multitude of people. And thy seed shall (said Isaac to his son Jacob). Gen. xxviii. 4. be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt And moreover, the king's servants came to spread abroad to the west, and to the east, bless our lord, king David (said Jonathan to and to the north, and to the south : and in Adonijah). 1 Kings i. 47. Christ hath rethy seed shall all the families of the earth be deemed us from the curse of the law, being blessed. Gen, xxviii. 3. 14. And God said made a curse for us, that the blessing of Abraunto " him" (* Jacob"), I am God Almighty; ham might come on the Gentiles, through be fruitful and multiply: a nation, and a com- Jesus Christ. Gal. iii. 13, 14. pany of nations, shall be of thee, and kings 3 I will bless them, &c.] Cursed be every shall come out of thy loins. Gen. xxxv. 11. one that curseth thee (said Isaac to Jacob), Fear not to go down into Egypt (said the and blessed be he that blesseth thee. Gen. Lord to Israel), for I will there make of thee xxvii. 29. But if thou (Israel) shalt indeed a great nation. Gen. xlvi. 3. The children obey “his" (" the Lord's") voice, and do all of Israel were fruitful, and increased abun- that “I” (“ Moses”) speak, then I will be an dantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary mighty; and the land was filled with them. unto thine adversaries. Exod. xxiii. 22. Erod. i. 7. I will make of thee a great na Blessed is he that blesseth thee (said Balaam tion. Exod. xxxii. 10. I will make of thee of Jacob), and cursed is he that curseth thee. (Moses) a greater nation, and mightier than Numb. xxiv. 9. And “ the King(the Son of they (the Israelites). Numb. xiv. 12. He man") shall answer and say unto "them” (the (Israel) couched as a lion, and as a great lion: righteous"), verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as who shall stir him up ? Thou (Balaam, said ye have "done it" (" shewn mercy") unto one Balak) hast altogether blessed them these of the least of these my brethren, ye have three times. Numb. xxiv. 9, 10. A Syrian done it unto me. And the righteous shall go ready to perish was my father (shall the Jew into life eternal. Matt. xxv. 40. 45. say, offering the first fruits), and he went In thee shall all the families, &c.] All the down into Egypt, and sojourned there with nations of the earth shall be blessed in “him" a few, and became there a nation, great, (" Abraham"). Gen. xviii. 18. In thy seed mighty, and populous. Deut. xxvi. 5. I have shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. made thee a great name, like unto the name Gen. xxvi. 4. In thee, and in thy seed, shall of the great men that are in the earth (said all the families of the earth be blessed. Gen. God to David). 2 Sam. vii. 9. Thy servant xxviii. 14. I have learned by experience is in the midst of thy people, which thou hast (said Laban) that the Lord hath blessed me

4 blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him ;

and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years 5 old when he departed out of Haran. And Abram took Sarai his

wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran : and

they went forth to go into the land of Canaan, and into the land 6 of Canaan they came. And Abram passed through the land unto

the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite

for “thy" (" Jacob's") sake. And the Lord 5 The souls, &c.] And Abram armed his hath blessed thee (Laban) since my coming. trained servants, born in his own house, three Gen. xxx. 27. 30. The Lord blessed the hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Egyptian's (Potiphar's) house for Joseph's Dan. And the king of Sodom said unto sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon Abram, give me the persons, and take the all that he had, in the house and in the field. goods to thyself. Gen. xiv. 14. 21. And the Gen. xxxix. 5. Men shall be blessed in "him" sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and (" Solomon," as a type of Christ). Ps. Ixxii. their little ones, and their wives, in the wag17. Ye are the children of the Prophets, and gons, which Pharaoh had sent to carry hiin. of the covenant which God made with our And all the souls that came with Jacob into fathers, saying unto Abraham, and in thy Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be Jacob's sons' wives, al Ithe souls were threeblessed. Unto you first, God having raised score and six. Gen. xlvi. 5. 26. up his son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in 6 Passed through the land, &c.] By faith turning away every one of you from his he (Abraham) sojourned in the land of proiniquities. Acts iï. 25, 26. He (Abraham) mise, as in a strange country, dwelling in received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the tabernacles, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs righteousness of the faith, which he had yet with him of the same promise. Heb. xi. 9. being uncircumcised; that righteousness might Sichem, &c.] And Jacob came to Shalem, be imputed unto them that believe) also. a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Rom. iv. 11. But of him are ye in Christ Canaan. Gen. xxxiii. 18. And when Shechem Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom the son of Hamor, the Hivite, prince of the and righteousness, and sanctification, and re- country, saw “her” (Dinah'') he took her, demption. 1 Cor. i. 30. And the Scripture, &c. Gen. xxxiv. 2. And Jacob hid them foreseeing that God would justify the heathen, (the strange gods of Beth-el) under the oak through faith, preached before the gospel to which was by Shechem. Gen. xxxv. 4. And Abraham, saying, in thee shall all nations be they appointed (as a city of refuge) Shechem blessed. Now to Abraham and his seed were in Mount Ephraim. Josh. xx. 7. And the the promises made: he saith not to seeds, as bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel of many, but as of one, and to thy seed, brought up out of Egypt, buried they in which is Christ. There is neither Jew norShechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is bought of the sons of Hamor, the father of neither male nor female, for ye are all one in Shechem, for an hundred pieces of silver, and Christ Jesu3. Gal. iii. 8. 16. 28. Blessed be it became the inheritance of the children of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Joseph Josh. xxiv. 32. And Abimelech, the who hath blessed us with all spiritual bless- son of Jerubbaal, went to Shechem unto his ings in heavenly places, in Christ. Eph. i. 3. mother's brethren (conspiring with the ShePut on the new man, which is renewed in chemites to murder his brethren). Judges ix. 1. knowledge, after the image of him who created And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel him. Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, were come to Shechem to make him king. circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, 1 Kings xii. 1. Then cometh he (Jesus) to a Scythian, bond nor free, but Christ is all, and city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near in all. Col. iii. 10, 11. After this I beheld to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his (said John), and lo, a great multitude, which son Joseph. John iv. 5. And (Jacob and our no man could number, of all nations, and fathers) were carried over into Sychem, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood be- laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for fore the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed a sum of money of the sons of Emmor, the with white robes, and palms in their hands. father of Sychem. Acts vii. 16. Rev. vii. 9.

Plain of Moreh.] Are they not on the other * 4 See chap. xi. 27.

side Jordan, in the land of the Canaanites, When he departed, &c.] By faith Abra- which dwell in the champaign over against ham went out, not knowing whither he went. Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh (speaking of Heb. xi. 8.

Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal). Deut. Xl.

was then in the land. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and 7 said, Unto thy seed will I give this land : and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and

30. So that the host of the Midianites were thy God shall have brought thee into the land on the north side of them (the Israelites) by which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, the hill of Moreh, in the valley. Judges to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and vi. l.

goodly cities which thou buildedst not, &c. The Canaanite, &c.] And Canaan begat beware lest thou forget God. Deut. vi. 10. Sidon, his first born, and Heth; and the Choose life, that both thou and thy seed may border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as live, that thou mayest dwell in the land which thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza. Gen. x, 15. the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to give them. 19. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite Deut. xxx. 20. Which covenant he made with deelt then in the land (when the strife arose Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; when they between the herdmen of Abraham and the herd, were but a few men in number, yea, very few, sen of Lot). Gen. xiii. 7. Unto thy seed and strangers in "it" ("the land"). Ps. cv. have I given this land from the river of Egypt 9. 12. The children of the promise are counted unto the great river (Euphrates); and the for the seed. Rom. ix. 8. To Abraham and Ainorites, and the Canaanites, and the Ger. his seed were the promises made. Gal. iii. gashites, and the Jebusites. Gen. xv. 18. 16. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the 21.

children of promise. Gal. iv. 28. The Lord appeared, &c.] And when B uilded an altar.] See verse 8. Noah Abraham was ninety years old and nine, the builded an altar unto the Lord. Gen. viii. 20. Lord appeared to him. Gen. xvii. 1. And And he (Abram) went on his journey, unto the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of the place of the altar, which he had made Mamre, Gen. xviii. 1. And Jacob called the there at the first ; then Abram removed his name of the place Peniel, for I have seen God tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of face to face, and my life is preserved. Gen. Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there xxxii. 30.

an altar unto the Lord. Gen. xiii. 3, 4. 18. Unto tky seed, &c.] For all the land which And he (Isaac) builded an altar there (at thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy Beer-sheba), and called upon the name of the sted for ever. Gen. xiii. 15. And Abram Lord. Gen. xxvi. 25. And he (Jacob) erected fell on his face, and God talked with him, there an altar (at Shalem, a city of Shechem), saying, I will give unto thee, and to thy seed and called it El-elohe-Israel. Gen. xxxiii. 20. after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, These (excellent persons of old time) all died all the land of Canaan for an everlasting pos- in faith, not having received the promises, but Mession, and I will be their God. Gen. xvii. having seen them afar off, and were persuaded 3. 8. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with of them, and embraced them, and confessed that thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. unto thy seed, I will give all these countries. Heb. xi, 13. Gei. Ixvi. 3. And, behold, the Lord stood 8 Beth-el.] And he called the name of that abore“ it" ("the ladder" of Jacob's vision) and place Beth-el (where he had set up the stone for said, I am the Lord God of Abraham, thy a pillar). Gen. xxviii. 19. Let us arise (said father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon Jacob) and go up to Bethel; and Jacob called the thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. name of the place where the Lord spake with Gen. xxviii. 13. And the Lord said unto him Bethel; and they journeyed from Bethel. Moses, depart, and go up hence, thou, and the Gen. xxxv. 3. 15, 16. And there was not a people which thou hast brought up out of the man left in Ai or Bethel that went not out land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware after Israel. Joshua viii. 17. Of the cities of unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, the tribe of the children of Benjamin were unto thy seed will I give it. Exod. xxxiii. 1. Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel. Josh. Sarely none of the men that came up out of xviii. 21, 22. The children also of Benjamin Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, “from Geba" (or " of Geba") dwelt at Michshall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, mash, and Aija, and Bethel. Nehem. xi. 31. unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, because they have Hai on the east, &c.] And Joshua sent not wholly followed me. Numb. xxxii. 11. men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside BethBehold I have set the land before you : go in, aven, on the east side of Bethel, &c. Josh. and possess the land which the Lord sware vii. 2. So Joshua arose and all the people of unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, war to go up against Ai. Josh. viii. 3. See to give unto them and to their seed after them. Nehem. xi. 31. preced. com. He (the Assyrian) Deut. i. 8. And it shall be, when the Lord is come to Aith, &c. Isa, X. 28.

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