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He is really old. THE END OF GOD'S TEACHING. Doth not the fact that our days may end at any time condemn such a life? An inaptitude on the part of man for the fulfilment of the duty. Now there are only three times that Moses wrote poetry. This week’s psalm selection is the closing section of one of the great lyrics of the Bible–Psalm 90. 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Mitchell, D.D.What is the wisdom which comes from the numbering of our days? His need of assistance in the duty. The selfish life. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. Sermon for Pentecost 21 by Pastor Ethan Cherney. As another event in these times, adapted to form religious character, we may notice in some respects a salutary change in the ministry of the Gospel. What would the world know of right and wrong but for God? Life is fleeting. Life is filled with opportunities, but the big question is what we do with them. No matter who wins the election, it may well be a question of how much in taxes, but you can be sure we'll still pay taxes either way. As Sir Thomas Smith said some months before his death, "It is a great pity men know not to what end they are born into the world until they are ready to go out of it.". Psalm 90:12 says: “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) Your days are numbered, so number your days. Were our spiritual photographs compared with those of last year, would we be found to have grown in grace? He whose heart is applied to wisdom has put himself in such a position that he can think divinely — think as God would think in his place. Psalm 90. 3. Oh, how quiet, how peaceful is the region to which human life hasteth! Then all will be well. Think, too, what instruments of power are put into the hands of Christians by the organization of the great benevolent societies of these times. The days of languor and weariness, and compare them with the days of delight and pleasure. 1. We need no better definition than that which describes it to consist in "pursuing the best end by the best means"; and seeing that happiness is "our being's end and aim," and that holiness is the only revealed means of securing it, the definition in question obviously identifies wisdom with godliness. Such judgment would serve to impress us with the connection between this life and the future.2. Murray. Wisdom Literature He is called, indeed, to that for which his understanding is qualified, but to which his heart is not inclined.3. All things here are double. Wisdom Literature The trial so sharp, you shall soon have an escape from it. Such are the laws of our intellectual and social being, arid such are the relations and connections of one mind with another, that an influence of some kind we must and shall inevitably exert. And seeing this you will apply your hearts unto wisdom. A fifth use of numbering our days is, to check and compose all strong emotions of mind about worldly concerns; for in so transitory a state there can be nothing to deserve them. 4. His need of assistance in the duty. )Life wisdomS. Knowledge symbolizes the accumulation of facts, the gathering and retention of information, the reception on the part of our memories of whatever has been discovered. Numeration is a child's exercise in arithmetic, but in order to number their days aright the best of men need the Lord's teaching. The burden so heavy, you shall carry it but for a day. And now comes the wisdom of the text, sharpest, strongest of all to rebuke and condemn here. (2) A comparison of the work which we have to do, with the space allotted for its accomplishment.3. And no matter who wins the elections, you can be sure that people will still die. That’s because it speaks so poignantly of the limits of our mortal lives and of the timeless dimension of God’s power and love. These things will soon have an end, and that for ever. Since we have but a small time to stay here, it is our wisdom to make it as easy and agreeable to ourselves, and all with whom we have any intercourse, as we are able; and to imitate persons of prudence, who occasionally go journeys together; bearing with each others' temper and behaviour; giving mutual comfort and assistance under the misfortunes and inconveniences of the way; and continually endeavouring to preserve or restore the good humour and cheerfulness of the company. BECAUSE A DAY IS A DIVINE DIVISION OF TIME. And those who remembered these things were old men — "consuming," his strong expression, "their strength in labour and sorrow." It may be to make money; it may be to get into places of honour; it may be the acquisition of knowledge. He allows the days to slip away unnoticed. So teach us to number our days. Yes, to a certain extent. (2) The uncertainty of life. He may call reason to his aid. Because we do not like the task. (2) A comparison of the work which we have to do, with the space allotted for its accomplishment.3. The most important lesson, taught us by the shortness and uncertainty of our present life, considered in itself, is, that we may reasonably expect, and should therefore continually look forward to another.II. Let us, therefore, more and more accept God as our Teacher. a. Regardless, the psalm is an honest facing of the facts of life. But admitting all this, still education, reason, truth, must not be left out here. This covers the whole range from mere indifference to hate; from hands which are folded in the presence of human want, to hands which are raised to beat down the weak and the struggling. HOW DOES THE RIGHT NUMBERING OF OUR DAYS LEAD TO THE APPLYING OF OUR HEARTS TO WISDOM? It would serve to stimulate us to render all the circumstances of this life subservient to a higher. 1. God communicates this necessary instruction by His Word, and Providence, and Spirit — reminding by many a solemn text, by many an awakening dispensation, and by many an inward admonition, that "The time is short. A fifth use of numbering our days is, to check and compose all strong emotions of mind about worldly concerns; for in so transitory a state there can be nothing to deserve them. 2. He knows your appointed time, He knows how your death will occur. Scripture: Matthew 13:44, Psalm 90:14. Such judgment would serve to impress us with the connection between this life and the future.2. As all virtues in general, both by their own proper influence, and the blessing of God, which reason leads us to expect, and Scripture expressly assures us of, conduce to prolong our days, the consideration of their natural brevity may well direct us to a virtuous conduct; particularly to sobriety, temperance, and chastity; to a prudent moderation of anger; and to whatever duties have especially the promise or the prospect of long life annexed to them.2. Adrian Dieleman. A duty to be discharged: "number our days." By the time the first candle had burned to the socket, eight hours had gone; and when the second candle had burned to the socket, another eight hours had gone; and when all the three were gone out, then the day had passed. Man has a set time in which to live. The shortness of life should teach us to be speedy and diligent in doing all such things as we ought to do.4. Ask Pastor John. D. "That we might apply our hearts to wisdom.". So that the man does not love, or think upon, or care for, anything which he cannot handle, or see, or analyze. Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." He whose heart is applied to wisdom has put himself in such a position that he can think divinely — think as God would think in his place. S. Mitchell, D.D. Psalms • Sermon • Submitted ... Psalm 90:12–17 ESV. (3) The preciousness of time. The irreligious or unchristian life. An inaptitude on the part of man for the fulfilment of the duty. The dream will soon be past. WITH RESPECT TO THE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH IS TO FOLLOW. We need no better definition than that which describes it to consist in "pursuing the best end by the best means"; and seeing that happiness is "our being's end and aim," and that holiness is the only revealed means of securing it, the definition in question obviously identifies wisdom with godliness. Until he can answer this solemn inquiry satisfactorily, he is but a fool in knowledge and a child in his pursuits. O that some of us, instead of calculating our days by any earthly time-piece, may calculate them by the numbers of opportunities and mercies which are burning down and burning out, never to be relighted.(T. The days of adversity, and compare them with the days of prosperity. The Gospels You will then see what it is worth and what it is not worth. Divine favour (ver. Secker. Name. Let us by every method inform ourselves in respect to those great duties and obligations which deliver us from frivolity and sin.(W. II. Digging out the weeds, and digging in the flowers and useful herbs (Ephesians 4:22). Knowledge symbolizes the accumulation of facts, the gathering and retention of information, the reception on the part of our memories of whatever has been discovered. Seek, then, to apply your hearts to the "wisdom which cometh down from above."(C. Morning paints our childhood, noon our manhood, night our death. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. FOR WHAT PURPOSE WE ARE TO NUMBER OUR DAYS. Psalms 90:1-17 A Matter of Life and Death. It matters not. A fifth use of numbering our days is, to check and compose all strong emotions of mind about worldly concerns; for in so transitory a state there can be nothing to deserve them. Predigt zu Psalm 90,12 am Ende des Kirchenjahres, 12. There is such a thing as a man taking himself in hand for correction. There is such a thing as a man taking himself in hand for correction. Seek, then, to apply your hearts to the "wisdom which cometh down from above."(C. We shall have plenty of time (cf. The most important lesson, taught us by the shortness and uncertainty of our present life, considered in itself, is, that we may reasonably expect, and should therefore continually look forward to another. H. Murray.The man who numbers his days rightly, numbers them not as if they ended anything, but as if they began something. Support under the afflictions to which we are exposed in the meanwhile.(T. Their patience, love, wisdom, are sacred now, and live in us. (1) The permanence of our past seasons. In garrison towns there is a cannon fired at noon, and when people not accustomed to it hear it for the first time, they generally start and say, "Oh my!" H. Murray.The man who numbers his days rightly, numbers them not as if they ended anything, but as if they began something. I. a. so that the gun is often called by soldiers the "Oh my!" Thus it speaks: It will soon be over. It is greater than knowledge, for knowledge symbolizes only what one has received. ... A Sermon", etc., 1658. And here also is a truth. Yes, to a certain extent. Major Prophets You should look upon them as seeds which are planted, which are hidden as yet, but which are destined to have appearance of full growth by and by. )Life wisdomS. By Domenic Marbaniang August 04, 2011 Sermon Notes, ... (Psalm 90:12) It is important to know that learning to number our days is essential in order to gain a heart of wisdom. There is a tendency in man to neglect to form a true estimate of life. The world without corresponds with the world within. The shortness and precariousness of our present state of being should teach us to avoid long pursuits of worldly profits or pre-eminences; which probably either we shall not have time to attain, or must soon quit. So teach us to number our days, that we may present a heart of wisdom. De Witt Talmage.I was reading of King Alfred, who, in the days long before the modern time-pieces were invented, used to divide the day into three parts, eight hours each, and then had three wax candles. so that the gun is often called by soldiers the "Oh my!" The burden so heavy, you shall carry it but for a day. Why this tendency? II. -------------------- It would serve to moderate our affections in relation to this earth. What would the world know of right and wrong but for God? He numbers other men's days, but not his own. "Ye shall not surely die."III. )Life wisdomS. Clear stream in the heart of the forest. But admitting all this, still education, reason, truth, must not be left out here. Unless God shall deign to teach, we refuse to learn. Toggle navigation. Those days, or divisions of time, in which we feel neither good nor evil, neither joy nor grief, and in which we practise neither virtue nor vice, and which, for this reason, I call days of nothingness; let us reckon these, and compare them with the days of reality. The anxious life. The burden so heavy, you shall carry it but for a day. I. )Time wisely computedC. SERMON STARTERS “WHAT TO DO TODAY” Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” He also said, “A day is a miniature eternity.” Why did the Psalm writer pray, “Teach us The irreligious or unchristian life. THAT THERE IS A TENDENCY IN MAN TO NEGLECT THE FORMATION OF SUCH A JUDGMENT. These two interpretive approaches are not mutually exclusive; and in fact, they can even be seen as complementary. The anxious life. Knowledge symbolizes the accumulation of facts, the gathering and retention of information, the reception on the part of our memories of whatever has been discovered. II. Rather let me put it in this way: What are the varieties of human life which this wisdom condemns?1. And as we dig into the bowels of the earth, and discover stupendous and varied forces, undreamed-of wealth of gold, silver, copper, oil and gas, are we not confounded and led to exclaim, "What infinite wisdom, goodness and power are manifested here"? Psalm 90 Psalm 90:12 "Numbering Our Days" IntroductionTopic: Time Subtopic: Right Use of Index: 3626 Date: Title: Time is important. True satisfaction (ver. O that some of us, instead of calculating our days by any earthly time-piece, may calculate them by the numbers of opportunities and mercies which are burning down and burning out, never to be relighted.(T. THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE FOR WHICH WE ARE TO NUMBER OUR DAYS. Sunday Devotional: Psalm 90:12. We should not number our days in any such fashion as this. He may call reason to his aid. Its final departure is marked and emphatic enough. We stand upon the shore of that illimitable sea which never restores what has once fallen into it; we hear only the boom of the waves that throb over all — for ever. Dr. Philip W. McLarty. Our home is not here, but yonder. Only then do we realize that the sum of life demands, and will repay, careful calculation, and that a blunder in it is of immense mischief. Poetical Books Read Psalm 90:12 commentary using The Treasury of David. THE END TO WHICH THE PETITION WAS DIRECTED. What is "wisdom"? --This verse as it stands literally gives to allot, or in allotting (see Isaiah 65:12), our days, so teach, and we will cause to come the heart wisdom. II. O that some of us, instead of calculating our days by any earthly time-piece, may calculate them by the numbers of opportunities and mercies which are burning down and burning out, never to be relighted.(T. The author of this psalm is Moses, as we noticed from the title - 'A Prayer of Moses the man of God'. No man could look on a stream when alone by himself, and all noisy companionship overpowering good thoughts was away, without the thought that just so his own particular current of life will fall at last into the "unfathomable gulf where all is still." Answer: Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” The request “teach us to number our days” means that we need God to reveal to us the brevity of life. Working Preacher This commentary on Psalm 90:12-17 presents two interpretive approaches of the psalm. 5. Against this destiny no sagacity and no prosperity can build up a shelter. And here also is a truth. The means of instruction are indeed abundant. 1. OUR INDISPOSITION TO CONTEMPLATE WISELY THE RESULTS OF THAT BREVITY. It is the only poem in the Psalter that is associated with Moses; the Hebrew in the superscription literally reads “a prayer to Moses, man of God,” and likely does not refer to Moses as the author of the poem. Seek, then, to apply your hearts to the "wisdom which cometh down from above.". Time is bearing us and all away.(Homilist. 1. It may be to make money; it may be to get into places of honour; it may be the acquisition of knowledge. J. Hardy, M.A. Prophets Psalm 90:12-17 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Secker. 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Still lost time may be made up for a little by working extra in the time that remains. 3. )The true use of timeW. It is well for us that we can be taught of God. Life, as a whole, is of such untold worth, that every portion of it is priceless. You often hear it … The Old Testament -------------------- Have we been as happy as we might have been; have we done any acts of purely unselfish kindness; has any one been much the better for our existence during the past year; have we offered up one uninterrupted prayer? Blood, inherited disposition, may not be overlooked here. As the miser counts and recounts his gold because it is his treasure, and fears lest a single piece should be lost, so should the child of eternity number those few and fleeting days which constitute his only season for preparing for eternity. What would the world know of right and wrong but for God? Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Time is bearing us and all away.(Homilist. How long? You will then see what it is worth and what it is not worth. Let us study Nature with reverent and inquisitive eyes. Psalm 90 is a sober reminder of our frailty and transience compared to the everlasting, almighty God who created all things, sustains all things, and who punishes sin, and extends mercy. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 90:12 and more! (3)From the moral dread of future retribution. You should not look upon men and women as if they were grown, as trees which stand in their maturity plain to your sight. We are asked to number our days, and not our years or months or weeks. It is greater than knowledge, for knowledge symbolizes only what one has received. Numbering Our Days (Psalm 90:12) - June 9th 2013. How much more ought we to feel the passing of a year !We have known fond mothers who got their children photographed annually to compare the pictures and see the progress that had been made. The Whole Bible What is "wisdom"? Email. The sound and words are gone, but the tale is indelibly impressed on the heart. It would serve to reconcile us to the arrangements of Providence. You will then see what it is worth and what it is not worth. As all virtues in general, both by their own proper influence, and the blessing of God, which reason leads us to expect, and Scripture expressly assures us of, conduce to prolong our days, the consideration of their natural brevity may well direct us to a virtuous conduct; particularly to sobriety, temperance, and chastity; to a prudent moderation of anger; and to whatever duties have especially the promise or the prospect of long life annexed to them.2. 2. So large that we ask, What can we effect? ... Psalm 90:12 Treasury of Scripture Knowing; Psalm 90:12 Prayers; Psalm 90:12 Images; Psalm 90:12 Devotionals; Choose Chapter Subscribe to the Verse of the day. 2. Encouragement to persist in it to the end against temptation.3. A particular focus on Psalm 90:12. To many men the same needs to be said. Wisdom is a great word, because the idea it symbolizes is great. The shortness and precariousness of our present state of being should teach us to avoid long pursuits of worldly profits or pre-eminences; which probably either we shall not have time to attain, or must soon quit.5. The New Testament Without it the voice of time would be a monotone in which we should sleep, not listen; or, even if we listened, it would make no impression on us. Only so that in its noblest outreachings it is bounded by this world. The Inquisition tortured its victims by putting them in a cell which gradually contracted till at last it crushed them to death. so that the gun is often called by soldiers the "Oh my!" Why should we be elated with hope of future good, when both our own lives, and those on whom our expectations may depend, are subject to such innumerable chances; and the higher we raise ourselves in imagination, the more afflicting will be our fall? It matters not. Psalm 90:12 . Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Psalm 90:12 reminds us, “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom”. Teach Us to Number Our Days: Psalm 90:12 (Adapted from a sermon given on Psalm 90:12 at Cross of Christ Fellowship on 1/1/17 in Naperville) Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to Number Our Days” Intro: In 120 years it is almost certain that everyone of us will be dead and buried in the ground (UNLESS THE LORD RETURNS). This winter we’re studying a number of selected Psalms. "That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.". So here, the hand of truth is raised for smiting, for condemnation. Psalm 90:12 says "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Time is bearing us and all away.(Homilist. Such judgment would serve to impress us with the connection between this life and the future.2. The phrase "number our days" expresses the thought of putting in order, arranging the use of, or prioritizing time because the end of one's life is fast approaching. The permanence of results. 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GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Encouragement to persist in it to the end against temptation.3. Where Has The Time Gone Series. A life through which more time has been devoted to a present world, than to preparation for eternity, corresponds not to the views which the Creator proposed to Himself, when He placed us in this economy of expectation. WITH RESPECT TO THE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH IS TO FOLLOW. How much more ought we to feel the passing of a year !We have known fond mothers who got their children photographed annually to compare the pictures and see the progress that had been made. Then it is said that this over-anxious condition of the mind is a result of impaired health. )Time wisely computedC. But wisdom represents that finer power, that higher characteristic of mind, which suggests the proper application of facts, the right use of knowledge, the correct direction of our faculties. Learn more. A sinner who has not conformed to the views which God proposed to Himself in placing him under an economy of discipline and probation, ought to pour out his soul in thanksgiving, that God is graciously pleased still to lengthen it out. De Witt Talmage.I was reading of King Alfred, who, in the days long before the modern time-pieces were invented, used to divide the day into three parts, eight hours each, and then had three wax candles. He may smite his propensity with the hand of truth. What an organ of extended Christian influence does the religious Press constitute! And now comes the wisdom of the text, sharpest, strongest of all to rebuke and condemn here. We are what the past has made us. It is only a very superior person who can rise above and triumph over his physical condition; who can be equable, and wise, and tender, when the body is sick. Conscious of human limitations contrasted with … Whatever conclusions men may think they can draw from the former view, yet, when our life on earth is contemplated as a state of preparation for another and an endless one, then neither the wit, nor almost the folly of man, can make any other than virtuous inferences from the shortness of it.1. He thinks of them in their termination as bringing him, not to an end, but to a beginning, a beginning for which, if rightly used, they prepare and fit him. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Have pity on your servants! Remember that the Lord is eternal. Evaluate Your Day Before It Begins. God communicates this necessary instruction by His Word, and Providence, and Spirit — reminding by many a solemn text, by many an awakening dispensation, and by many an inward admonition, that "The time is short."II. You should look upon them as seeds which are planted, which are hidden as yet, but which are destined to have appearance of full growth by and by. Have you this wisdom touching the government of your lives? 1. Have compassion on your servants. For a thousand years in your sight. 1. David writes in Psalm 39:4: “Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.” (Psalm 39:4) Or as we read earlier in Psalm 90:12: “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) Prediger: Hans–Christian Beutel November 12, 2017 in Predigten. What is the preparation needed? THAT THE FORMATION OF A CORRECT JUDGMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO PRACTICAL WISDOM. Shall we give up our hopes of heaven and progress, because it is so slow, when we remember that God has innumerable ages before Him? World War 2 ended sixty-seven years ago. Seek, then, to apply your hearts to the "wisdom which cometh down from above."(C. the rich fool). Historical Books )The true use of timeW. We must live a day at a time. The phrase "number our days" expresses the thought of putting in order, arranging the use of, or prioritizing time because the end of one's life is fast approaching. A Sermon on The 90th Psalm. Conviction of the necessity of applying diligently to know and do our duty.2. So as to use them to the best advantage. In one hour get through the work of two. Just so sure as this is the case, so surely does the wisdom prayed for in the text condemn, "Thou fool, thou hast not numbered thy days."4. 3. These are frightening words. That - That we may heartily devote ourselves to true wisdom. Why should we be elated with hope of future good, when both our own lives, and those on whom our expectations may depend, are subject to such innumerable chances; and the higher we raise ourselves in imagination, the more afflicting will be our fall? 1. Murray. Moses wanted us to remember that our remaining number of days grows smaller each day. -------------------- It suggests —1. Yes, to a certain extent. The dream will soon be past. Prophets Do not worry then. (4)From the delusive suggestions of the tempter. Scripture certainly emphasises in many places the frail and fleeting aspect of life; the thought of man's mortality runs as a wail through many a psalm, and touches with pathos the heart of the prophet in his brightest visions. F. Childe, M.A.I. 2. It would serve to stimulate us to render all the circumstances of this life subservient to a higher. And here also is a truth. The train behind time makes up for it by putting on extra speed. THE PSALMIST'S PETITION. We must cherish a serious conviction of the uncertainty of life. (3) The preciousness of time. You should look upon them as seeds which are planted, which are hidden as yet, but which are destined to have appearance of full growth by and by. Psalm 90 v.12 : Sermon ID: 946: Links to Bible chapters open in a new window. He may smite his propensity with the hand of truth. Not the exact hour, scene, or circumstances of our end. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. So as to be ready for the last one when it comes. Wisdom is a great word, because the idea it symbolizes is great. That seems like a long time until we consider that the last veteran of World War One (1914-1918) died last year. And what is Job's definition of wisdom (Job 28:28; 1 Corinthians 3:19). (2) A comparison of the work which we have to do, with the space allotted for its accomplishment. 5. The battle will soon be fought. 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