Deuteronomy – Deu 24:14-22 “Thou Shalt not Oppress an Hired Servant…”

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Deu 24:14-22 “Thou Shalt not Oppress an Hired Servant…”

[Study Aired July 9, 2021]

Deu 24:14  Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
Deu 24:15  At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.
Deu 24:16  The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
Deu 24:17  Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
Deu 24:18  But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
Deu 24:19  When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
Deu 24:20  When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
Deu 24:21  When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
Deu 24:22  And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

All of the following topics are speaking of the same thing:  judgment of the stranger, widow, fatherless. Those titles represent the false doctrines in both our brothers and those outside the body.

“Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant”, “fatherless shall not be put to death for the children”, “thou shalt not pervert judgment the judgment of the stranger”, “when thou cuttest down thy harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow”, “When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.”, “When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.”

The reason we are taught to have mercy in our judgment to those in the body and not judge those outside the body is because:

Deu 24:22  And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

The new testament equivalent to this verse is;

1Co 5:12  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
1Co 5:13  But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Last week I explained how I had judged a stranger unrighteously, when I judged the man for not bringing my ladder back. It brought out the self-righteousness in me that made me think I was better than him; as though I had integrity and he did not. These thoughts of self-righteousness are what literally killed Jesus Christ.

Mat 27:17  Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
Mat 27:18  For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

The theme of all of these verses today is the same: “Remember you were a bondman in Egypt.” Those in the body who are still struggling with false doctrine and those who are still in the world and will be converted in the lake of fire are all loved by God. He does not love them in their current state, but loves them in the fact that He sees the end of their life from the beginning and knowing the end. He knows they will be converted in the lake of fire.

Babylon says that God loves us now in our sinful state but does not understand that God made us the way we are to remake us into the image of Christ. So, in the making, He made us sinful flesh, and God does not love sin because sin is the transgression of His law.

1Jn 3:4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1Jn 3:5  And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
1Jn 3:6  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

The lie that has crippled all of mankind is that we made ourselves sinners. Independent and separate from God, we made ourselves different from what we were created, but that is not what scripture says. Scripture clearly says that Christ, Who is the image of The Father, created ALL THINGS and that, by Him, ALL THINGS consist.

Col 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

I am not a scholar and have never claimed to be one, but the word ALL, in English and Greek, both mean the same thing, and this is what they both mean – “ALL”.  The word “ALL” includes our sins. By Him, Christ, were all things created, things that are in our heavens, our minds, and things that are in our earth, our flesh, that are controlled by our mind, our heavens. All of it, whether you see them or not, visible and invisible, were created by Christ, are created by Christ and will be created by Christ if they do not exist yet. Whatever powers they be, in government, in nature, in my flesh or in my heavens (called thrones, dominions, or principalities) ALL of them, from the first literal man, Adam, until today and all that is, was and will be in every life, was created by Christ, is being created by Christ or will be created by Christ. ALL thrones, dominions or principalities in government, nature and humanity consist by the creation of Christ. In other words, they are what they are because Christ has made them what they are, and if they are consisting what they are, then their consistence is because He gives them the throne, dominion or power to continue to be what they are, whether it be good or evil. Without this knowledge, we cannot help to ask, in our ignorance:

Joh 9:1 Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

Without truth, when looking at the world, we cannot but attribute physical ailments to the person’s sin. Religion teaches me that I am to judge according to the flesh even though scripture tells me not to do so.

Joh 8:15  Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

However, we don’t stop at physical sickness. If a person is thrown into prison for an act of the flesh, we judge him guilty of his crime, and we judge that he is reaping what he has sown of his own volition, not knowing it was God behind the action to bring about the re-creation process, in this age or the age of the lake of fire. Although he may have committed the crime? Who actually created the thoughts that led to the sin, that lead the man to the crime? I know our natural carnal mind is yelling blasphemy, but what did we just read?

Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they bethrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Pro 16:1  The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Pro 16:4  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

I did not write those words. I did not twist what those words said, or these words:

Joh 9:1  And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
Joh 9:2  And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Joh 9:3  Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

What we see in the world is what Christ has created, period. Is the world confused, blinded to truth? Absolutely! So were we until Christ, Who had created us to see, said, “Let there be light” about truth. Then all my thrones, dominions and principalities that were created engrossed in carnal thinking, were changed in the throne, dominion and principality of Christ.

Joh 9:39  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Joh 9:40  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Joh 9:41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

All the rest of the world is left in the original creation, and if we are the elect, we are given the light of the truth. Does this mean that God does not love the rest of the world? Absolutely not! All of mankind will be saved and brought into the knowledge of the truth when they are converted from the thrones, dominions and principalities of the carnal mind into the throne, dominion and principality of God in Christ. When we know this truth, while we grow into this truth, we will then not judge the world in unrighteous judgment but in righteous judgment. We do reap what we sow, but what was sown was sown because it was predestined by Christ to be sown. I did not predestine it independently and separately from Christ. I am not my own god, separate from the One and only God. I did not create myself who I am, Christ did. I did not create yesterday, nor will I create today, Christ did and will.

All day long we are bombarded with powers all around us: powers of people, pressures from physical families, pressures from our jobs, powers of governments, powers of nature in weather and creatures, and all of them are doing exactly what was predestined for them to do. None of it is separate from what it was intended to be. It is exactly as Christ planned it. As Christ made Judas, Pilate, Pharaoh, me, you, Hitler and Stalin, so He made every person that has ever lived or will live and wrote each book for each life to be lived out.

Psa 139:15  My frame was not hidden from thee, When I was made in secret, And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Psa 139:16  Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them. (ASV)

Are some lives evil beyond our comprehension? Yes. Are some people outwardly kind and gentle while others are coarse and abrasive, like me? Yes, they are, because Christ made us who we are. I said it last week and I’ll say it again, everything in the bible revolves around one truth; the complete sovereignty of God over all creation. If we are given to see this truth, little by little we will “walk with God, and BE NOT; FOR GOD WILL TAKE US.”

Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

When the truth comes to us, when we begin to see God as All in all, we cease to see ourselves as individuals separate from God, but instead individual parts of God’s creation that move as the Creator predestined we move. When this begins to happen, God takes us. Where does He take us? Into His bosom, under His wings, not to some planet called heaven as we were told about Enoch through religious lies, but taken unto a place in our heavens, of peace and quietness, a place that only God can give – a sphere, not a planet. Religion told us that Enoch was such a righteous man, independent from His Creator, that Enoch had reached such a righteousness of his own, that he was not fit to live on earth anymore around sinners. So God translated him to a rock in space called heaven even though the scriptures tell us no man has ever ascended to heaven.

Joh 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

Religions and governments love to differentiate between good and evil. The United states government tells us that China is evil, China tells their people the United States is evil. Each country tells their citizens that the other country is evil, and they are good. They all do it together for the one purpose of controlling the masses. Babylon tells us that our neighbor is evil because he doesn’t go to church. Babylon tells me that the building down the road and all its occupants are evil, because their denomination is different. Each religion, each group says that the other group is evil.

I wrote a few years ago that I watched as group of coyotes stalk a mother deer and her fawn until they found the fawn hiding in the grass and ripped it apart in a mad frenzy. I aimed to kill the coyotes as they were stalking the fawn, but then the thought came to me, “They are not doing evil, as your flesh sees it, they are doing good, very good. God created them to do exactly what they are doing and created the fawn to be meat for them.” So, I watched as the coyotes stalked, violently killed and ate the fawn as it screamed for its life. The whole time my flesh was struggling, convulsing in hatred towards the coyotes, wanting to shoot the coyotes and stop them. This was good, not evil. It was a violent taking of life, as we see it as humans with all the sentimentality we live with, but it was also the giving of life to the coyotes.

What we see as evil in the world, from a religious self-righteous standpoint, is actually good. There is a plan, there is a reason and there is hope when you see the total sovereignty of God. It may hurt the flesh, no, it will hurt the flesh to watch as our loved ones suffer, ravaged by the coyotes of the world, but in the end, it is for their good. When we are given to see this, we are given to not judge those outside the body. We are given a peace that they are what they are because it was written in their book to be what they are, whether they are a 270lb lumberjack or a 270lb transvestite with a beard dressed like a woman.

Is it evil that the 270lb man be so confused that even with a beard and muscles he thinks he’s a woman? Yes, it is evil. What does that evil tell me? It tells me that that man is not in control over his own life. If he were, he would not think that he was a woman when he has all the parts of a man. The evil, unclean fowls that were created by God are flying around in his heavens, controlling his life without him having the strength to defend himself. The 270lb lumberjack who looks down at the transvestite is just as confused because he thinks he made himself the lumberjack. So, we must return to the question earlier, “Who did sin that this man was born blind?” No one. They, we, are created what we are in whatever state we are for the glory of God.

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

All of the above verses describe the whole of humanity and how they are created and the following verses confirm this truth.

Rom 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Rom 3:11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
Rom 3:12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Rom 3:13  Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
Rom 3:14  Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Rom 3:15  Their feet are swift to shed blood:
Rom 3:16  Destruction and misery are in their ways:
Rom 3:17  And the way of peace have they not known:
Rom 3:18  There is no fear of God before their eyes.

If we have this truth and see this truth, that no one is his own god separate and independent from the One and only God, then we do not judge unrighteous judgment by ascribing sin to the creation, independent from the Creator. Instead we see that the creation is exactly what the Creator has created it to be in every life that has ever lived or will live. Do we then say, “Let’s do evil that good may come?” No, because to say such things is to still be blinded as though we can say such things. For someone to assume that if we are created evil, then we must go out and do evil that good may come, and this is their first thought, then they still have not seen truth. Both the lumber jack or the transvestite are still blinded.

Rom 3:5  But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
Rom 3:6  God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
Rom 3:7  For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Rom 3:8  And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
Rom 3:9  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews [those who know the truth, spiritual Jews, (Gal 6:16)] and Gentiles [those who do not know the truth], that they are all under sin;
Rom 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Rom 3:11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
Rom 3:12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

What advantage do have in knowing the truth then if all men are in the same state? Why not do or think like everyone else or like we used to think?

Rom 3:1  What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? [What profit is there to be cut away from the carnal mind if we’re all going be saved. What does it profit me to know the truth?]
Rom 3:2  Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

“Unto us is committed the oracles of God”, that’s why. To know the truth in this life is to be a priest and a king in the next age of the thousand-year reign. If it does not matter to you to be a priest or a king in the next age, if it does not matter to you to know the truths in this age, then you have never known truth. We are given the oracles of God in this life, this eon/age, so that we as the body of Christ will know how to rule the nations of the world in the next eon.

If it is not a desire in your heart to serve God and to be a part of the body of Christ, then you were created not to have that desire and you will be raised in the lake of fire where you will be converted through fire. The fire of God’s word will burn up all your works as though they were your works. You will be taught that you had no works, but the works in which you were predestined to walk.

1Co 3:13  Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
1Co 3:14  If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15  If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

The works are the same thing as the things that were written in the books [remember this point]. If you have a book of your own, separate from the book of life, then your book will be burned up because you thought you had created what was written in that book.  On the other hand, if you were given to know that you are what you are by the Creator and that He and He alone is the Book of Life, then your works will remain, because you have been given to see that they were not your works but the works of Christ. The reward is you are written in the book of Life and have suffered no loss.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books [notice the word is in the plural, BOOKS] were opened: and another book [notice the singleness of the BOOK] was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead [those not given to know the truth of God’s supremacy, of God’s sovereignty in the life of Christwere judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. [They are shown that what they thought was theirs was actually the Creator’s, good and evil.]
Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. [Judged according to their works, is what I told you to remember. To remember that the works that were burned up were the same things that were written in their books. It is to show them that what they thought was theirs was actually their Creator’s, and they have no claim at all. They are saved from eternal death for the Creator’s sake, but not because of the works they thought were theirs. Remember what the scripture said of all of mankind after their works are burnt up, “If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” By fire, because they will be purified in the lake of fire. ]
Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The lake of fire is the mercy of God whereby He recreates all who have ever existed into sons of God. The elect of God in this age will be the ox treading out the corn in the lake of fire. The word corn represents a seed, a person, mankind and his thoughts of self.

Joh 12:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
Joh 12:25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

We cannot judge those outside the truth in this age. That is not our responsibility. Our responsibility is to judge ourselves and those that are within the body. We do not go over the boughs a second time, beating the limbs to get all we can out of them, after we have been given to see what we see in the first passing over of the olive trees, the grape vines, the harvesting of wheat. We know the world is blinded and in sin. We know that they are destined for the lake of fire. We don’t need to point it out to them on every occasion and put up billboards as Babylon does, provoking them. This is going over the harvest twice and making sure you get all you can. We are told to leave some in the fields, leave some on the olive limbs, leave some on the vine for the poor to eat. The poor, the widow and the fatherless are our brothers and sisters still in the world that will eat our fruit and be drawn to the truth. We need not oppress those in the world or those in the body who are still struggling in areas of their lives. God will bring them along if it is His will to do so. We are never to let false doctrine enter. We are to judge it immediately and with the violence of the coyotes on the fawn. False doctrine is never to be tolerated in any form and in any way. It is to be exposed and burned. Nevertheless, physical struggles of the flesh and ignorance in scripture are to be handled with care and with love. Passing over the boughs twice, squeezing out every last drop of oil from the olive, is not for this life, but left for the final harvest in the lake of fire.

Deu 24:14  Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
Deu 24:15  At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.
Deu 24:16  The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
Deu 24:17  Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
Deu 24:18  But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

We are not to look down on the world or oppress them because they are where they are because God has their lives, just as He has ours. We are not to mix with them, but come out from them. In our coming out from them we are not to judge them, however. These above verses set us up to understand the next verses when we are seeing them in the spirit.

Deu 24:19  When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
Deu 24:20  When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
Deu 24:21  When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
Deu 24:22  And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

Pretty simple in the spirit when it comes to those outside the body.

Mat 7:1  Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Mat 7:2  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Mat 7:3  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:4  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:5  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Remember these verses apply to those outside the body and those in the body who are struggling with weaknesses of the flesh. When it comes to the body itself, we are to judge righteous judgment, and we are to judge all false doctrine immediately and without hesitation. We are to bring up those in the body that are children in the faith with care and with chastisement, but as children and as those who are alive from the dead womb of Babylon. We are to help all those in the body to see the truth in every area of life and to try and help them stand on their two feet in the works of Christ. If we see a brother or sister stumbling, we are to deny ourself and help them as though it was ourselves, our own body. Do to them what you would have them do to you.

1Pe 3:8  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
1Pe 3:9  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Eph 6:4  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

It is a narrow path in trying to be pitiful and nurturing to those who are opposing themselves, to those who are not seeing the truth, but it is our calling to do so. It is hard to not go over the boughs twice, it is hard to leave the fruit for them to pick, when you want to hand feed them, but it is not what God wants us to do. We pick what we can when admonishing people, and leave the rest for them to pick. It is not my job to beat them over the head with the rod of iron while beating the boughs. If they are the elect, God will show them the fruit, and they will pick it. If not, then they will pick it in the lake of fire. Whatever the case, it is the plan of God, and to Him be all glory.

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