We hope you have an amazing Sunday and meet us back here for service around 3pm today! It is right that we are not okay with such things. The first reading takes the phrase, ‘Be angry’, as a hard imperative and reads this as though Paul is instructing us to be angry. Paul commands us to stop lying, and to stop engaging in falsehood, for we are members of one another. They say it is an heirloom in the family. It is easy to be altogether dismissive of such a command as everyone would agree that lying and falsehood is wrong. The believer works for the good of others. He who speaks the truth from worldly motives is only careful about that which the world censures, and in cases where the conventional morality of society allows of false vows and protestations, has no feeling about these; but the true Christian, while he is not over-scrupulous about trifles, has a conscience which ever announces the approach of fraud, for he is stayed on God, who is the immutable Truth, who cannot be deceived. "No cotton in them." Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. LET US IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF LIFE STAND BACK FROM DECEPTION. 4. 6. "If any man seemeth to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue" - particularly from lying - "that man's religion is vain." It is a very wide subject, because from the simple lie to serve an immediate purpose up to the difficult question of casuistry, whether a man may tell a lie to save life or reputation, the circumstances and degrees are various to infinitude. But suppose he paid for it USD23 instead of USD25? God enacted his glorious plan devised before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4) and suddenly our eyes (and the eyes of our heart) were open to the glory of God displayed in the Son of God made flesh. Firwood Church,300 Middleton Road,Westwood,Oldham, OL9 6JH And connected with this — is the heinous iniquity of what are called "pious frauds," where a religious system is propped up by deceit of any kind, false miracles, false legends, and the like. If persons in pursuit of one who has thrown himself upon your mercy for concealment, demand of you where he is, you may not deny that you have seen him, but you may refuse to answer; you may throw the pursuers off the scent by any ingenious escape, but you may not say what is untrue, even in such an extreme case. At Home Worship & Study | Ephesians 4:25–5:2. Maintain the Unity of the Spirit. But the word has a wide application; when used in reference to taste it denotes the avoidance of the artificial, the overwrought, the overloaded with ornament, the pretentious. Be Careful: Children & Parents from Ephesians 6:1–4. At one time, we were either disinterested or openly hostile towards God (Ephesians 2:1-3), but then God intervened (Ephesians 2:4-5). Is there any cotton in them? (4) It prepares the way for further demoralization of character. This sin of lying tends in its own nature to the destruction of all civil society. The Psalmist recognises that the solution to injustice is to trust in God. 19They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. Two men give each other the lie, and you have a duel; one mob gives another the lie, and there is a riot; two nations give each other the lie, and you have war; our race gave God the lie in paradise, and we have the Fall — the heaven and the earth in conflict with each other. There was a knock at her door, and she sent down word, "Not at home." And Paul gives instructions against lying in Ephesians 4:25. They apologize for the fact that the furnace is out; they have not had any fire in it all winter. Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!” Then he lied. The wheat fields are always honest. "I can get that for four somewhere else." 26Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and give no opportunity to the devil. If a lie were not a foul blot in a man, why are even bad men so cautious not to be caught in a lie? There are not, therefore — there cannot be, if they realize and act out this great ideal — separate interests among them. Éphésiens 4:25 C'est pourquoi, renoncez au mensonge, et que chacun de vous parle selon la vérité à son prochain; car nous sommes membres les uns des autres. August 11, 2012 August 13, 2012 Martha Spong (A sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost B–August 12, 2012–Ephesians 4:25-5:2) It’s a Sufi saying: Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. It is contrary to the nature and use of language, and the purpose of God Himself in giving us the organs of speech. 1 Samuel 1:14 et il lui dit: Jusques à quand seras-tu dans l'ivresse? EPHESIANS 4:25-32 – THE NEW SELF LOOKS LIKE THIS. The last and most venial form of falsehood consists in those slight inaccuracies which slip out in the haste and thoughtlessness of conversation. God, by his Spirit, brings dead souls to life. Why would the writers of Scripture exhort us to be angry? We find that Paul is not precisely offering us a command. Then he has spoken the truth. Mountain brooks are always current. Shall not God avenge? Selah 17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. That our obligation to truth is distinct from that of merely not injuring our neighbour, appears further from this consideration, that in our notion of the supreme and most perfect Being, veracity and justice are two distinct perfections or attributes.It remains that after what has been said, I make a practical observation or two, and so conclude. who can restore the friendship it has broken? I am persuaded, however, that this is not all. Remember that the devil is the father of liars (John 8:44), and that "whosoever loveth and maketh a lie" shall not enter the heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 22:15). IV. The thief must stop stealing and instead get a job. We are called to work and walk in accordance with his glorious grace. This does not make sense. The Psalmist response, naturally, is that he feels anger. Then this woman bethought herself that she had had a bargain with her neighbour that when the long protracted sickness was about to come to an end, she would appear at her bedside and take the secret that was to be disclosed; and she had said she was "not at home." For us to live differently is to deny who we are made to be. you say, "when I deceive, it is only about a case of needles, or a box of buttons, or a row of pins." It is not enough to simply stop lying. "Oh!" The story is told of a little boy who went to the funeral of an atheist. The greatest blessing in the world is the intercourse — the communion — of man with man. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists By Pastor Steven Molin Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2 Dear friends in Christ, grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father, and His Son, our Lord and Savior, For this makes him look, as he truly is, most glorious. Milk cans are not always honest. Ephesians Sermon Series Ryan Eagy April 24, 2020 Ephesians. We are called to cease with falsehood and instead speak the truth. Welcome to our Sunday Service! They are both of them Christian graces and attainments, and not common virtues; excellences of which the renewed man is capable, but which are beyond the reach of the old. Gossip, slander, unloving and unhelpful criticism, lewd talk and frivolous conversation do great harm. As you do, let me share with you some statistics about lying. Walking in the Light from Ephesians 5:3–14. As such, we are called to pursue righteousness. If there is no falsehood in the heart, it may be anticipated that there will be truth in the lips. The matter becomes more difficult, when the object for which a lie is told is a fine or noble one, like the faithful servant well known in Scottish history, who perjured himself before the judges to save his master's life. Now they who think a lie, properly so called, to be in several cases lawful; consider truth merely as a civil compact. This is not the way we learned Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:20). 3. This letter to the Ephesians reminds us that we are children, not only of our parents, but of God. Ephesians, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, Proper 14B, Sermons Before You Speak. Scripture: Ephesians 4:1–6. 5. I am speaking now of those who promise to do that which they know they will not be able to do. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: Dio apothemenoi to ps eudo s laleite aletheian hekastos meta tou plesion autou, hoti esmen allelon mele.. Amplified: Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we … - T.C. Be angry and do not sin. 6There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Such are the effects of a lie! In other words, a lie by multiplication becomes a virtue. VI. We add that the liar is shut out from the kingdom of heaven by the authority of God, being both by nature and practice unfitted for the heavenly home. Does the way in which we speak bring grace to others? "Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord," saith Solomon (Proverbs 12:22; and Proverbs 6:16. 7You have put more joy in my heart An Arminian believes no such thing. There is a test here for each of us. When a person puts on the semblance of friendship for another, expressing it in warm terms to his face, while he laughs at him behind his back, we call this hypocrisy of a black dye. That night her husband said to her, "Mrs. So-and-so is dead." As such, he anticipates those of us who believe have already (and are already) putting away all falsehood. We are the body of Christ, we are the adopted family of God. A Calvinist believes no such thing. 3. People should be cautious about this inaccuracy, because like all bad habits it is apt to increase. The opposite of truth is a lie; and in order to get at our duty on this head, it may be well to inquire into its NATURE AND KINDS. 5. Whether they had any just and sufficient reason to do so, will best appear by inquiring first into the nature of truth, and the foundation of our obligation to speak always what we think agreeable to it; and their applying it to the particular cases. 6. C'est le dernier message dans notre série "Hommes et … Thus truth becomes merely one and the same thing with justice; and falsehood ceases to be a fault, unless when it is joined with manifest injury and wrong. I PASS ON TO SPEAK OF MECHANICAL FALSEHOODS. This, then, is the great exhortation for the believer. Moreover, Paul is quoting from the Psalmist, who writes.  Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. But more than this, at one time we were far off, separated from Christ and the people of God (Ephesians 2:11-12). Words are not merely words. The thief must steal no longer. The tense, here, is important. This, of course, makes sense, for, as Paul has already reminded us. With this great revelation, animosity was miraculously overwhelmed with admiration. The motivation for the believers labour is altogether different than those who are in the world. Ephesians 4:25-32 "Living a New Life in Christ" was taught by Pastor David Rosales at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley on Sunday morning 4/27/14. etc.). I PASS ON TO CONSIDER COMMERCIAL LIES. The next kind of lying is that lying for lying's sake, which we find sadly prevalent among certain individuals and certain nations. Note that Paul presents us two apparent imperatives, ‘Be angry’ and ‘do not sin’. Ephesians 4:17-24. The gospel effects and demands transformation in equal measure. Join us this week in worshipping from home or virtually with friends, and studying through Ephesians 4:25–5:2. A more excusable form is that lying which comes from fear of offending those we live with. We consider each in turn. We are provided strength that we may move from apathy to action (Ephesians 4:17, 22 and 23). Sermons; Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Previous Next. Truth is the cement of society. Firwood Church: God by his Spirit is at work in the church this very morning. Ephesians 4:25-27 English Standard Version (ESV) 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. To thus mistreat our brothers and sisters in Christ is an act of self-mutilation, for we are one body, one household. He will tell you an Arminian believes that man can save himself. Why is the ‘and do not sin’ necessary? 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to … Anger. 32Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Posted by Reverend Ref + at 4:38 PM. The morality here is perfect. Are we, in fact, still living lives characterise by deceit, lying and falsehood? Is that the price he paid for it? "It is five dollars." I PASS ON TO SPEAK OF SOCIAL LIES. The law prevents our being lied out of property, but who can arrest the evil effects of backbiting? Thus a merchant who has no capital makes a false impression on others in regard to his pecuniary ability, that he may obtain a loan of money; or a sciolist pretends to have learning, when he is ignorant; or a libertine to be moral when he is immoral; or a hypocrite in religion to be a believer or a good man when he is neither. She wanted to see you so very much; she had something very important to disclose to you in her last hour; and she sent three times today, but found you absent every time." To get text updates and links to the sermon, text "thecross" to 1-877-706-2767. I. It is important that we recognise that there is a way of speaking which does great harm. They decry their most luxuriant entertainment to win a shower of approval from you. 18They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. THE MOTIVE TO THIS SOCIAL DUTY. As Paul earlier reminds us, So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. The God of the Bible is a God who hates sin and feels anger towards the wicked. Christians are called to engage in enterprise, work and labour. Paul exhorts, ‘Do not walk as the Gentiles do’. Starting in April 2020, Ephesians: Grace to You is Pastor Tony’s primary sermon series. EPHESIANS 4:25-32 – THE NEW SELF LOOKS LIKE THIS. Read More. 3. If you give currency and fresh importance to a false report, you commit a great sin, and owe a heavy debt to the person you have helped to calumniate. EPHESIANS 4:25-32 – THE GOSPEL RESPONSE. Most of such insincere professions are the refuges of selfishness ashamed to come to the light and putting on the forms of goodwill. They say they will come on Monday; they do not come until Wednesday. Yes, we are to put off the old self, the old nature, but we are also commanded to put on the new self, the new nature. Nov 8, 1992. Naturally the Psalmist feels angry.  Let the thief no longer 1. December 20 & 27 we will also not have livestreams available. (2) Truth must be maintained in bearing testimony. (1) Christians ought to be truthful in ordinary conversation, on the most trivial as well as on the most solemn occasions, because if a strict veracity is not maintained in the unguarded moments of life, it seldom remains long unshaken under a stress of temptation. The gospel’s effects are as dramatic as the disjunction between death and life. III. 2. In argument it gives an impartial view of the reasons urged by the opposite side. 2. However, we must also recognise that the tendency of our culture is to relativise everything and blur the distinction between right and wrong. SEVERAL KINDS OF LIES. "No cotton in them?" Some have very incorrect memories, others have quick minds which lead them to speak before they think, or even without thinking at all. And this trusting leads to profound joy. Ephesians, remember, may or may not have been written by Paul, and it most likely wasn't even written to the Ephesians. If so, he lied. A falsehood concerning God is the worst form of this sin. In the education of children; that is, of such as are already arrived to some, though not a perfect, use of their reason. This is a religious consideration that is not designed to exclude other grounds of obligation to truthfulness. Consider a world, no, consider a church which watches horrendous acts of cruelty inflicted upon the helpless and feels nothing. 3. "Oh!" Jesus calls all to come and, as we come, he enables supernatural transformation. The prohibition of falsehood is absolute in Scripture. Mark how religion tends to promote the well-being and comfort of society. Again, we find that there is both a command and an exhortation. They are not only members of Christ, but of one another. May 27, 1984. A duke gave it to their grandfather. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. Words matter. Browse Sermons on Ephesians 4:22-24. They are more intimately bound and knit together in one than are the limbs of man's corporeal frame. FIRST OF ALL, I SPEAK OF AGRICULTURAL FALSEHOODS. Then the merchant told the truth. "Yes." II. Sep 17, 1995. Sermon Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2 Had Any Good Church Fights Lately? There is, therefore, an indication here of the make-up of the early church. 3. But there are just as many falsehoods before the counter as there are behind the counter. Is he getting for these goods a price inferior to that which he paid for them? They are as profound as the difference between alienation and adoption and are as astonishing as a dead heart beginning to feel, dead eyes beginning to see and dead hands galvanised into action. God, by his Spirit, moves us from apathy towards the things of God, into action. (3) Truth must be kept in the matter of promises. The true speaking must correspond to the putting away lying with which it is associated; out of which, in fact, it springs. III. Scripture: Ephesians 4:4–16. "Yes; and she died in great anguish of mind. 1. Paul exhorts us not to live like that. she said. These can hardly be called lies, because they are not uttered with the deliberate intention of deceiving, and are intellectual rather than moral faults. Paul urges us to live in accordance with this. If so, it would seem to follow that by speaking truth every man with his neighbour, is meant a habit or mode of speech also peculiar to such a one. The citizen in Zion "sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not" (Psalm 15:4). if there be, you may lie to obtain it; but if God has said that He "will destroy all such as speak leasing," it is clear that we may not commit that sin for anything which the world can give. Note that there are four specific commands to not do and four specific exhortations to do. The principle here laid down specially applies to Christians. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. These are the chief cases in which some have thought falsehood allowable, or at least excusable. We are called to work and walk in love. 29Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. There is something in the presence of natural objects that has a tendency to make one pure. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2. I shall proceed now to the consideration of such cases, wherein many even learned men have pleaded with very plausible reasons, in justification and defence of the use of divers manners of falsifying. The believer labours that he might be a blessing. One Lord, One Spirit, One Body for All Time and All Peoples. II. This is the great encouragement for the unbeliever. It is best to leave the issue of things in the hand of God, and not to do evil that good may come. So far, generally, the connection here indicated is clear enough. 20But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. The record of the sacred Scripture is very strong against this sin. We are called to live, walk and work in a way which displays the character and nature of God, and affirms the work of the Holy Spirit of God. Such would be the inevitable result, if all men were addicted to lying; and it is partly so now. It is what is called "cant"; a word which denotes the aping of others in expressions of feeling and opinion, by the use of set, stereotyped words which pass current in a certain circle of religion, fashion, or taste. St. maintains that you may not say what is untrue, even if that untruth were to save a friend's life, because your friend's temporal life is less valuable than your own eternal life forfeited by the lie. Christians are formed into one body, having a common Head; from whom they all derive a common life, and in whom they all are one. They look upon truth as a matter of private concern, as if one man laid upon another all the obligation he has to it, and consequently could release him from that obligation either by his fault, or his incapacity, or his consent. Then he lies. I. 26Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and give no opportunity to the devil. SERMON, EPHESIANS 4:25 - 5:2. No affection, no prejudice, no fear of man, ought to lead to a false, or partial, or misleading representation of facts. We are all accustomed to take a discount from what we hear. Ah! This is why Paul warns us to be on our guard and gives us parameters lest our anger breaks out and leads us into sin. Are those handkerchiefs all silk? We must be a people characterised by our honesty. To these, the persons I am speaking of, conceive, we are not obliged to speak the truth; not because they have no right to truth, or have lost that right by any forfeiture, but because they are not capable of receiving and judging of it; so that because they are not come to a full use of their reason and judgment. 7). The little boy studied the well-dressed, lifeless figure for a few moments and said, “What a shame. 28Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. And now that we have defined these different sorts of lying, let us think of THEIR GRATITY AND THEIR CURE. Again, the health of the body of Christ and the good of the church is in view. They say they will have the job done in ten days; they do not get it done before thirty. A man unrolls upon the counter a bale of handkerchiefs. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Ephesians 4:22-24. This is how our culture is able to distinguish between the lie and the white lie. And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.". Consider. (1) A lie is a breach of the social contract. says someone, "the deception that I practise is so small it don't amount to anything." Let them not tolerate liars in their society (Psalm ca. Paul is describing for us what the renewed mind and new self looks like. It describes a state or frame of mind, a character of the inner man, peculiar to the real Christian, the true believer. It is the characteristic mark of a citizen of Zion that he will not take up a report against his neighbor (Psalm 15:3). Therefore "the righteous man hateth lying" (Proverbs 13:5). Be Careful: Wives & Husbands from Ephesians 5:22–33. It is hardly worth your while to ask an extreme Calvinist what an Arminian believes. Another of the truthful virtues is "candour," which partakes of the nature also of justice. The Mutual Dependence of Christians on One Another Forbids Falsehood, The Virtues Which have Truthfulness for Their Basis, The Abjured and the Enjoined in Christian Life, The virtues which have truthfulness for their basis, The mutual dependence of Christians on one another forbids falsehood. Ephesians 4:25, ESV: "Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another." (3) and to that Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of truth (John 14:17), and has given us the Scriptures of truth. The whole question turns on this: Is there anything more valuable than the soul? Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2. As Christians, we need to take inventory of our anger: on TV, at work, in the home. In short, there is a large region on the confines between truth and falsehood which requires some vigilance on our parts. When used in reference to our purposes it denotes that two motives, as self-interest and goodwill, are not mixed in producing the same act, or that we aim at truth rather than at impression. New Life: A Reflection of Christ from Ephesians 4:25–5:2. We are to move from apathy to action. All rights reserved. The next most heinous form of deceit is the lie of malignity, where a falsehood is told with the deliberate purpose of injuring the happiness of another. (1) to that God the Father who is "a God of truth" (Deuteronomy 32:4), who "is not a man that he should lie" (Numbers 23:19), who gave oath and promise as "the two immutable things, in which it is impossible that God should lie" (Hebrews 6:18); (2) to that Savior who is the Truth as well as the Life - "the faithful and true Witness" -having "no guile found in his mouth;". He transforms animosity into admiration, he brings us from a state of alienation to a point where our hearts swell with affection for him. Paul puts this sin first, because as we have seen time and time again in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, telling the truth, speaking the truth, and focusing on the truth is of primary importance. Rye and oats never move out in the night, not paying for the place they occupy. Below is a worship and study guide to help you. There must be a real intention to fulfill them when they are made. The slightest deviation from it, either in the way of exaggeration or distortion, is inconsistent with the candor and simplicity which ought to adorn a Christian. Is he getting more? And God, by his Spirit, is at work in his church bringing revelation, an increasing thirst for righteousness and the things of God, and an unshakeable togetherness. But believers are a divinely constituted, a divinely created corporation. 1. Both kinds of truth are manifest in three circumstances - in common conversation, in bearing testimony, in making and in keeping promises. And the converse holds good. It hung on the wall of a castle. from The Cross Loganville PRO . That a lie is the nearest thing possible to suicide, being a denial of the personality which God has given us, and calculated to reduce the order of God's creation to confusion. This series is called, ‘His Glorious Grace’, because Paul sees, and longs for us to see, the grace of God at work everywhere and in everything. Be Careful How You Live from Ephesians 5:15–21. The customer says: "Are these all silk?" Now Paul addresses other kinds of speech, Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths. Be angry, and do not sin; "Because we are members one of another." THE INJUNCTION ITSELF. Chrysostom supposes the impossibility of the eye lying to the foot or the foot to the eye, in the presence of danger. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another. There is a less obvious kind of pretence into which we are all apt to fall, which, however, cannot stand on its defence, when tried by the laws of truth. There may be cases likewise in which there is a providential disability to carry out a promise. Next to dissimulation I mention "pretence," which implies an intentional concealment of the reality by something false or feigned offered to the inspection of others. Ephesians 4:25-27 This again demonstrates what it looks like to put off the old self and instead put on the new self. We live for him because his Spirit is at work in our lives, motivating, compelling and empowering. Here, the Psalmist is facing fierce opposition, criticism and slander. 2. Yes, we may respond with anger for a moment, but those who believe trust in God. They send their regards; you do not exactly know whether it is an expression of the heart or an external civility. The condition and the precept are closely connected. This is the beginning of the domestication of sin which, in reality, is not possible. Read Ephesians 4:25-32. They apologize for the fare on their table; they never live any better. (2) It is a breach of the golden rule that we should do to others as we would have them do to us. 1. The confirmation of testimony by oath has been ordained by God Himself (Deuteronomy 6:18). These are the notes of a sermon preached by Andy Evans on the morning of the 15 January 2012 at Firwood Church. Of course we affirm broadly that a man may not tell a lie to obtain for himself any good, and that if suffering follows on telling the truth, a man must be contented to suffer. And —. It is hardly worth your while to ask an extreme Arminian what a Calvinist believes. Visit us at www.calvaryccv.org. What a picture of its effects is in Jeremiah 9:4, 5! 2. We work and we labour that we might love, assist and aid our brothers and sisters who are in need. Corn shocks never make false assignments. Scripture: Ephesians 4:1–6. 31Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. THE REASON ANNEXED TO THIS PRECEPT. Believers are those who have moved from animosity to admiration towards Christ; who have moved from alienation to affection for God and who no longer wallow in apathy, but are instead spurred towards action. 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