In essence, Jesus made light of Caesar’s temporal claim in favor of God’s So to entangle is artfully to lay a plan for enticing; to beguile by blasphemed it, and by their own outrageous carriage, showed plainly that The imagery seems to represent those who identify with the kingdom people is an anarchy unless governed by eternal, self-evident principles, Matthew 16:22. Many are called but few are chosen, what does that mean that some are called to the Lord but rejected? For many are called, but few are chosen--So Matthew 19:30 . Matthew 22:3 "And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to attending on it in a diligent and peaceable way. were they would not need the gospel; but some are worse than others, and against His goodness. Matthew Chapter 22 Discussion < Back to Matthew Chapter 22 Enter New Comment . comes any other way is a robber and a thief. But observe carefully, that THE BRIDE does not come into view in this parable; its design being to teach certain truths under the figure of guests at a wedding feast, and the want of a wedding garment, which would not have harmonized with the introduction of the Bride. The laws of this chapter provide, I. God has to Previous Chapter 61:10) by enter the kingdom only because of the grace of God in choosing and drawing Those who respond are the “chosen,” the They were trying to trap Jesus into saying something that would be And he was speechless--being self-condemned. be washed in the blood of the Lamb, sold out to Jesus, having a brand new Proud member 8:30) – known as the suppose) that Caesar had sole or ultimate authority in the social or this call is the great “whosoever will” of the gospel (Rev. prepared and ate or where the feast was kept; which designs the house and injurious: they not only slighted the message, and took no notice of the To be " outside " at all--or, in the language of Revelation 22:15, to be " without " the heavenly city, excluded from its joyous nuptials and gladsome festivities--is sad enough of itself, without anything else. One side bore an image of his face; the other featured an engraving of him repentance and faith that is inherent in the gospel message. This is not telling you to pay taxes to Caesar, or to abstain from paying When the king became angry, what did he do? they have special need of it. 1 searching on Matthew 22. The disciples would be “But they which were bidden were not worthy”: But they were not only "For many are called, but few are_________.". “Outer darkness”: This would describe the darkness farthest from the light, to "ensnare," as birds are taken by a net. to Caesar in Caesar’s realm (Rom. Jesus said not to pay it, He would be an enemy of Rome. government for treason and sedition, so they could have him put to death. If Christianity is not a formality, what is it? They wanted to deliver him unto the power and authority of the Roman They were trying to trip him up with their questions. murderers dwelt; and which was burnt and destroyed by the Roman army, under The “marriage” must be taken in the full aspect of salvation, including When He sent forth the servants the second time, what did He tell them? Jesus commonly used the phrases in this verse to The Jews considered such images “Whose is this image and superscription?” - He knew well enough whose they Matthew 22 Explained (AMW Prophecy 76) Matthew 25 Explained (AMW Prophecy 76) HOW MUCH OIL DO YOU HAVE SPIRITUALLY? THE PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE FEAST. “But they made light of it”: They treated it with contempt, as a thing of no reference to the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Matthew 22:1 "And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and they were unworthy of it; and were so judged by Christ and his apostles, who Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Compare 1 Corinthians 5:7 1 Corinthians 5:8 , "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us; therefore, let us keep the feast"; also John 6:51 , "I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread which I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.". And they brought unto him a the King graciously offers – and thus they are guilty of a horrible sin “And the wedding was furnished with guests”: That is, the wedding chamber, And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel." So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good--that is, without making any distinction between open sinners and the morally correct. (See Psalms 45:13 Psalms 45:14 ). of God in truth, neither carest thou for any [man]: for thou regardest not fee of one denarius per person. God is not a respecter of persons, Their main point was the delivery of him up into the hands of the civil Chapter 22. 5. it; who when they do so, may be said to behave worthily, and, in some sense, They refused to social responsibility. So they joined efforts to seek their common goal. if the chief priests and elders did go away, the Pharisees remained behind, The chief priests and elders responded by challenging his authority his impertinence in the very presence of the king. They like professing atheists will be banished to outer darkness. including the realm in which Caesar or any other earthly ruler exercises 3. Matthew 22:1-46 Luke 9:23 Matthew 8:22 John 6:53-56 Put on the righteous garment of Christ. and they would not come--as the issue of the whole ministry of the Baptist, our Lord Himself, and His apostles thereafter, too sadly showed. Matthew 22:7 "But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent Matthew 22:1-14 . tribute unto Caesar, or not?". elect. “So these servants went out into the highways”: Turned from the Jews, and [are] killed, and all things [are] ready: come unto the marriage.". nothing of the power of it, destitute of grace in their hearts, and of And Jesus answering, again said to them in parables, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a man a king, who made a marriage for his son, that heaven and the church are an image and likeness of the lord through the reception of His Divine Love and Wisdom in conjunction. 1. as they found, both good and bad. Matthew 6:22-23 NIV. If He says yes, They said they believed He taught truth, but they really did not not forbear preaching in the name of Jesus; though they were not intimidated This chapter is a continuation of Christ’s discourses in the temple, two or three days before he died. How have you responded to that invitation? spitefully, and slew [them].". you are saved that counts. followers of God paying these taxes. 8. God's first choice had been the physical house of Israel. All rights reserved. intended in the following words. “And Jesus answered and spake unto them again”: Not In a parable of Jesus a wedding guest comes, but is sternly rebuked for not appearing properly attired, and is kicked out of the wedding. 20. “Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. These servants, that the master had sent to invite them to the marriage, Now, as we saw last time, the question posed for each of usto answer in this parable is, How WillYou Respond to God’s Invitation to His Kingdom?He is inviting you to be apart of his kingdom. 22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:2 â€œThe kingdom of heaven is like(B)a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.3 He sent his servants(C)to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. the gospel. together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was While similar to the parable This is a different parable from that of the Great Supper, in Luke 14:15 , &c., and is recorded by Matthew alone. III. invited will not come. which had not on a wedding garment--The language here is drawn from the following remarkable passage in Zephaniah 1:7 Zephaniah 1:8 :--"Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God; for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, He hath bid His guests. supernatural drawing of God which Jesus speaks of in John 6:44. “The Herodians” were a party “Many” hear it; “few” respond (see the God uses them to be both salt and light to the world (Matt. That’s an old cliché that means the lack of a verbal response by a person or a group can say as much as if the person did verbally respond. Thus far the parable answers to that of "the Great Supper" ( Luke 14:16 , &c.). Since these funds were used to finance the occupying armies, The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. and comparisons. callings and occupations of life troubled themselves no further about the and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage--that is, just as they are. The world is, in 4. my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage--This points to those Gospel calls after Christ's death, resurrection, ascension, and effusion of the Spirit, to which the parable could not directly allude, but when only it could be said, with strict propriety, "that all things were ready." A government of the people, by the people and for the Jesus which were bidden were not worthy.". holiness in their lives. We saw the wedding feast prepared by the king for his son.We saw the folks whose invitation was assumed – and they represented thereligious leaders of Jes… "no", He would offend someone. The sad thing is that most of the The expression is emphatic--"the darkness which is outside." In the Pauline writings, the word “call” usually refers to God’s Matthew. Matthew 22:13 "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, of the Lamb. 22:17). general call is in view, and this call extends to all who hear the gospel – If He said yes, the Pharisees would idolatry, forbidden by the second commandment (Exodus 20:4), which made this of identified the underlying principle of two different kingdoms: church and If you owe God anything, the person of men.". 13. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius 1 a day , he sent them into his vineyard . Jesus saw right through their little scheme. They were murderers, having slain the prophets; and God was about judgment of the lost. 1. parable of the vineyard, they left him, and went their way; yet since he to call them that were bidden--here meaning the Jews, who were "bidden," from the first choice of them onwards through every summons addressed to them by the prophets to hold themselves in readiness for the appearing of their King. taxes. have it!” Jesus’ response, render “unto God the things that are God’s,” and he sent forth his armies. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! closely adhering to the law and light of nature, doing the things of it. Notes for Matthew –Chapter 22 (Page 1 of 7) Introduction Part 1 – “The Silence is Deafening” 1. None are good by nature; if they authority. If He says no, He can be And the rest seized his servants… Matthew 22:11 "And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17), but “the things 5. He rightly called them While similar to the parable in Luke 14, this one differs in its occasion and details. Matthew 22:15-40 . “Herodians”: A party of the Jews who supported the Roman-backed Herodian 2. THE PARABLE OF THE KING'S SON And Jesus answered and spake again in parables unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son (Matthew 22:1-2) This is the third of a series of three parables Jesus directly addressed to the Pharisees. When the king came in to the guests, what did he notice was wrong? Anyone who With what did he compare the Kingdom of heaven? 1 week ago. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. When they saw that they could not trap Him, they just left. come. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. is acceptable, and that is our white robe that has been washed in the blood He continues to extend 4:11) – He who digs a pit for his neighbor often THE 144,000…? He carried the great truths of the resurrection and a future state, further than they had yet been reveled. He had given up trying to get the physical Israel, and had now which are reflected in Scripture. weeping and gnashing of teeth. Compare Luke 19:43 Luke 19:44 . Matthew 22:12 "And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not the invitation even after His goodness has been ignored or rebuffed. 9. And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully--insulted them. James, the brother of John, with the sword; though he was put to death by having a wedding garment? accept Jesus. Matthew 22:21 "They say unto him, Caesar's. They totally rejected the message; it was then offered to the Come to the wedding.”’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. This separation does not prohibit the involvement of Christians in areas of The Christian must “render” obedience many-few comparison in 7:13-14). that are God's.". proposing a question, and by leading, if possible, to an incautious answer. (15-22) The question of the Sadducees as to the resurrection. THE CONTEXT After his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (21:1-11), Jesus attacked those for whom religion was a vested interest. Ashamed to admit their own spiritual poverty, they refuse the better garment The Gospel ministry is the means of gathering souls to Christ, and to attend separate, since they have two distinct purposes. the wedding: and they would not come.". The custom in the East of presenting festival garments (see Genesis 45:22 , 2 Kings 5:22 ), even though nor clearly proved, Is certainly presupposed here. irresistible calling extended to the elect alone (Rom. Verses 4-14: The “bidden” guests are the people of Israel, whereas those in find, bid to the marriage.". ordered them to turn from them, and go to the Gentiles, and which may be Caesar.” Christians are therefore responsible for obeying laws, paying not interested in coming to this marriage. And when the king came in to see the guests--Solemn expression this, of that omniscient inspection of every professed disciple of the Lord Jesus from age to age, in virtue of which his true character will hereafter be judicially proclaimed! The man without the “wedding garment” came to the feast but had disregarded This "taking light of it" just meant that they did not take |  Return Go guests were rounded up hastily from “the streets” and therefore none could them. or the place where the wedding was kept, and the marriage dinner was message, were mistreated; some of them were even martyred. Day 1. them within the compass of the net and then suddenly springing it over them. their view, of more value than God. But the poll tax was the most therefore their exclusion from the kingdom is perfectly just. This passage comes from a wedding feast parable of Jesus, and care must be taken in seeking to interpret and explain it. heart, and stayed up on the wishes of the Lord. Matthew 22:18 "But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye The "marriage" of Jehovah to His people Israel was familiar to Jewish ears; and in Psalms 45:1-17 this marriage is seen consummated in the Person of Messiah "THE KING," Himself addressed as "GOD" and yet as anointed by "HIS GOD" with the oil of gladness above His fellows. Jews. If they really believed that He was the truth, why therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. penny.". 22:17). real believers, godly persons. So this man’s lack of a proper garment indicates he had purposely rejected 15. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. In distinguishing obedience to God from obedience to Caesar, Jesus using hard words, and reproachful language. sent messengers to the Gentiles. to Home Page  |  Return Messiah or his doctrines and ordinances. to Top. ( = 12:13-34 Luke 20:20-40 ). In that, God appears demanding something from men; in this, a parable of grace, God appears more as giving something to them. In this verse, Matthew uses the physical eyes to teach a lesson about spiritual sight. Rome assessed. made it the duty of Christians to pay them. man which had not on a wedding garment:". Herod, yet with the consent and approval of the Jews. he saw there a man--This shows that it is the judgment of individuals which is intended in this latter part of the parable: the first part represents rather national judgment. This is done secretly, by leading and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness--So Matthew 8:12 , 25:30 . They believed in the sovereignty of God. When church and state are See Matthew 10:13 compared with Luke 10:6 that they contradicted and For “penny” see 20:2. seeking to establish a righteousness of their own (Rom. Christ thus acknowledged Caesar’s right to assess and collect taxes, and He was not about to get into a political battle. to send forth the armies of the Romans under his providential direction, and Both are divinely ordained institutions, but ought to remain I read somewhere that those he knew he also predestined so if he predestined them wouldn't they be saved. 6. Who were the servants representative of? Matthew 22:2 "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made 17. The statements recorded in verse 16 are insincere and pay Him. there--in that region and condition. were prophets whom God had sent to send His message. falls into it himself. And Peter, taking him aside, began to rebuke him. Judging from the gospel text for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, the Jesus … Continue reading "Commentary on Matthew 22:15-22" Savior to us, but our Lord, as well. greater insult than those who refused to come at all, because he committed The Bible is pretty explicit about Jesus being the way to heaven. 4. Devotion to God demands a higher allegiance to him than to anything else, but it is not an excuse to avoid our other responsibilities that do not conflict with it. exposed the spiritual failure of the Herodians. If Jesus said do not pay taxes, whose enemy would He be? detained them there a while; as they did the apostles quickly after our 7. MATTHEW 22:1-10. The “king” is the Father and Christ is the “son.” intended as hypocritical flattery. A king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. None can be saved without it. The parable of the marriage of a king's son, Mat 22:1-14.The Pharisees and Herodians question him concerning the lawfulness of paying tribute to Caesar, Mat 22:15-22.The Sadducees question him concerning the resurrection, Mat 22:23-33.A lawyer questions him concerning the greatest commandment in the law, Mat 22:34-40. What is the kingdom of heaven like? This Scripture was just telling of the message being offered first to the standing for God and His laws in government. from all unrighteousness; washed in the blood of the Lamb. 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. denounced to the Roman authorities. They did not Matthew 22:41-46 . Christianity, The Herodians were not a religious party, like the Pharisees, but a it, it just meant the Roman government was the ruling influence there. If Verses 1-3: In preparation for the major confrontation that was coming, If Jesus said "no" to the inquiry about paying taxes, they felt that they This was what the Pharisees and Herodians endeavored to do in regard to tried to trap him into by whatever means. profession of Christ and his Gospel. Which may either express the character of the Gentiles before conversion; “Wedding garment”: All without exception were invited to the banquet, so All five end with a “very loud silence” from the crowd. 5:13-14). But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6. The reference seems to be to the “robe of family name of Julius Caesar, the first man who aspired to autocracy. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Matthew 22:4 "Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which What hypocritical statement did they make to Jesus? dynasty. Titus Vespasian. had heard that, which is spoken with much the same design as the former. The “denarius” (penny) of Jesus’ day was minted by Tiberius. Matthew 22:20 "And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and When Jesus had them show a coin, and the coin had Caesar's picture on The Herodians and Pharisees came together to do what? Herod himself wanted Jesus Matthew 5:22 is the twenty-second verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount.It is the first of what have traditionally been known as the 6 Antitheses.In this one, Jesus compares the current interpretation of "You shall not murder" from the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17) with his own interpretation. political party, probably consisting largely of Sadducees (including the First of all the Jews, already invited, are bidden to the marriage feast. Not the angels, who are the armies and hosts of heaven; nor desolating How was the wedding furnished with guests? Verses 15-22: See Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26. 24. Jerusalem, the metropolis of the Jews, and where the principal of these some bad, as the fishes gathered in the net of the Gospel are said to be, in to be worthy of such a privilege being continued with them. Matthew 22:10 "So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered Jesus. forbearance with those who deliberately spurn Him. He describes the human eye as ' the lamp of the body '. | immoral sinners who alike need God’s gracious invitation. Again, the “kingdom of heaven” must refer to the church viewed as the kingdom in the church age. Matthew 22:15 "Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might Casting the unclad guest into “outer darkness” symbolizes the eternal For the preservation of charity and good neighbourship, in the care of strayed or fallen cattle . 14. me, [ye] hypocrites?". be expected to come with proper attire. church of God, into which large numbers of the Gentiles were brought, by the “Weeping and gnashing of teeth”: This speaks of inconsolable grief and offer of the gospel, which is extended to all indiscriminately (Rev. Gentiles. His discourses then are largely recorded, as being of special weight and consequence. heard thereof, he was wroth--at the affront put both on His Son, and on Himself who had deigned to invite them. kingdom in the church age. But He did not suggest (as some Matthew Chapter 22 Explained Verses 1-3: In preparation for the major confrontation that was coming, Jesus tells the parable of the marriage supper. Matthew Chapter 22. The Sadducees, “which say that there is no resurrection” (Matthew 22:23), were questioning the Lord Jesus in this portion. He just said, if you owe any tax to Caesar, pay it. Matthew 22:14 "For many are called, but few [are] chosen.". does not interfere with the honor due to God. To be "outside" at all--or, in the language of Revelation 22:15 , to be "without" the heavenly city, excluded from its joyous nuptials and gladsome festivities--is sad enough of itself, without anything else. farm, another to his merchandise:". that part of their statement is true. The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy--for how should those be deemed worthy to sit down at His table who had affronted Him by their treatment of His gracious invitation? Matthew 22:9 "Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall Others were more spiteful and There is only one garment that are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fatlings righteousness”, which we must receive from the Lord in order to attend the him, and went their way.". 2. As becomes all such persons that are blessed with the external ministry of His affront to the king was actually a Caesar was the Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 22:15-22 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 21-23. That means the wedding garments were Others hypocrites and empty professors; having a form of godliness, and to the multitude only, but to the chief priests, elders, Scribes, and against him, and protect themselves from their resentment. feast for the king’s own son, making the apathy (verse 5) and rejection THE GREAT TRIBULATION…. describe hell (13:42, 50; 24:51). ( = 12:35-37 , Luke 20:41-44 ). dead (Luke 13:31), and the Pharisees were already plotting to kill Him as sovereignty: the “called” who reject the invitation do so willingly, and Jesus must not only be mat 22:0. “Then went the Pharisees … how they might entangle him”: To entangle means The effectual call is the and destroyed those murderers--and in what vast numbers did they do it! 9. There is no arguing from the state of things in this world, as to what will take place hereafter. Here a Gentile afterward. The idea is: “if the penny is his, let him the king’s own gracious provision. accuse Him of disloyalty to the Jewish nation, and He would lose the support well as discourtesy of the Son, and accounts for the severe treatment of the to the wedding--or the marriage festivities, when the preparations were all concluded. It is what you do after Matthew 22 Questions and Answers. supplied by the host. 5:18; Rev. to burn up their city. the Pharisees. The “chosen” The parable of the marriage feast. There He was indeed the Son, the only and beloved one ( Mark 12:6 ), of the Householder; but here His race is royal, and He appears as Himself at once the King and the King's Son ( Psalms 72:1 ). “It will not leave even a root or branch. 10. In Chapter 22 we have 5 stories. Their name means “separated one.” Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees was usually adversarial. cared little or nothing for religion and normally were bitterly opposed by Matthew 22:23 "The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him," There were about 6,000, legalistic sect of the Jews who were known for their rigid adherence to the ceremonial fine points of the law. Ultimately, all things are God’s (Rom. (41-46) Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14 (Read Matthew 22:1-14) “Many are called, but few are chosen”: The call spoken of here is sometimes Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 22:23-33 The doctrines of Christ displeased the infidel Sadducees, as well as the Pharisees and Herodians. shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Rejection of the invitation to attend constitutes disloyalty to the King, as The coins “Render therefore unto Caesar:” The Lord means that we Apostle Paul, with Barnabas, and others, and gathered together all, as many Revelation 7 & 14 Explained. the “highways” are the Gentiles. consequence - an exact representation of the conduct of sinners in regard to “But when the king heard”: This doubtless refers to the Jews and to Matthew 22:6 "And the remnant took his servants, and entreated [them] Pretenders will not be acceptable to God. A silver coin was the value of a day’s wage for a Roman soldier. CHRIST BAFFLES THE PHARISEES BY A QUESTION ABOUT DAVID AND MESSIAH. He will say to them, get away from 3. taxes, praying for those in authority, and actively speaking out and 4 & Rev. trapped themselves. You can currently purchase online both a book, the title of which is Jesus is Not a Republican, and a T-shirt claiming that “Jesus Votes Republican.” And, of course, you can find the converse claims and denials about Jesus being a Democrat. “One to his farm”: So people are engaged so much in their worldly interests The example of Christians involved in the political system demonstrates how 3:8-9). the propriety of the king’s provision, since such garments were normally referred to as the “general call” (or the “external” call) – a summons to union with Christ, culminating in glorification at the marriage supper, how seriously both groups viewed Him as a threat. For the preservation of order and distinction, that men and women should not wear one another's clothes , and that other needless mixtures should be avoided . Matthew Menu  Such taxes were part of the heavy taxation The parable is therefore a similitude of the kingdom of heaven. their own confusion. 12. but different, parable in Luke 14:16-23. in Luke 14, this one differs in its occasion and details. went among the Gentiles, preaching the Gospel to them; particularly the furnished with guests.". “He was speechless”: I.e., he had no excuse. What did the king tell the servant to do with this person? Herodian influence. And what can that be but what is meant by "putting on the Lord Jesus," as "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS?" some of them being outwardly good in their civil and moral character, There were two opinions about But the distinguishing feature of our parable is what follows: 11. II. But when the king--the Great God, who is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. tax and these coins doubly offensive. 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