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not now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus
ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accom-
plishing the service of God. But into the second went the high
priest alone once every year, not U)itl)Ont bloob, U)l)icl) l)C offcrcb
for l)imsclf anb for tl)c errors of tl}c people : tl)e ijolw ©l)Ost
tl)is signifning, tl)at tlje tDan into ll)e l)oiiest of oil mis not
get tnabe "manifest, roljile as tijc tirst tabernacle teas iict
standing : tDl)icli uias a fignre for tl)e time tljen present, in
roljicl) were offereb boti) gifts anb sacriftces, tl}iU coulb not
make l)im tl]at bib tl)e scruice perfect, as pertaining to tl)e

conscience : which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers
washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time
of reformation.

But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that
is to say, not of this building ; neither by the blood of goats and
calves, but bn l)is oron bloob he entered in once into the holy
place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. £'ov if tl]C

bloob of bulls anb of goats, aiib tl]c asljes of an Ijeifor
sprinkling tl)e unclean, sanctifietl) to tlie purifniug of tl)e
flcsl) : l)oro mud] more sljall tl)e bloob of (Cl)rist, ro!ioll)rougl)
tl)e eternal Spirit offereb l}imself U)itl)out spot to (Pob, purge
gour conscience from beaii works to serue tl)e liuing ©ob*?
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by
means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were
under the first testament, they which are called might receive the
promise of eternal inheritance.

For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the
death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are
dead : otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people accord-
ing to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water,
and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all
the people, saying, This is the blood of the testament which God
hath enjoined imto you. Moreover, he sprinkled with blood both



Hebrews, ix.



30



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Heb. X. 1-22.



the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost
all things are by the law purged with blood ; and without sliedding
of blood is no remission.

It was tlierefore necessary that the patterns of things in the
heavens should be purified with these ; but the heavenly things
themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not en-
tered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures
of the true; but into heaven itself, uotD to appear ill tl)C pres-
ence of (Sob for us : nor yet that he should offer himself often, as
the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with
blood of others ; for then must he often have suffered since the
foundation of the world : but ItOtti OUCC iu tl)C enb of tl)C

tDorlb Ijatl) l)c appeared to put aujaii sin bn tl)e sacrifice of
l)imsclf.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this
the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of
many ; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto salvation.

For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and
not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices
which they offered year by year continually, make the comers
thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be
offered ? because that the worshippers once purged should have
had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a
remembrance again made of sins every year. JTor it is not pos-
sible tijat tlje bloob of bulls anb of goats sljoulb take axoax)

sins. Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, lie saith, Gac-

rificeanb offering tljou raoulbcst not, but a bobn Ijast ll)ou
prepareb me : in burnt-offerings anb sacriticeslbr sin tl)ou
l)ast l)ab no pleasure. £l)en saib 3, t!o, 3 come (in the vol-
ume of the book it is written of me) tO bo tl)n toiU, (D C!?ob.
Above, when he said. Sacrifice and offering and buint-offeiings
and ottering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure
therein ; which are offered by the law ; then said he, Lo, I come
to do thy will, O God. ^e taketl) aroan tl)c first, tl)at [)c man

establisl] tl)e seconb. By the which will we are sanctified
through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
And every priest standeth daily ministering and oftering often-'
times the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins ; but
this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat
down on the right hand of God ; from henceforth expecting till
his enemies be made his footstool. For by one oftering he hath
perfected forever them that are sanctified.

Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us : for after
that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with
them after those days, saith the Lord; I will pul my laws into
their hearts, and in their Tuind-^ will T write them ; and their sins



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and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of
these is, there is no more offering for sin.

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest
by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath
consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his flesh ; and
having an high priest over the house of God ; let us draw near
with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts
sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure
water.

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than
Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God tes-
tifying of his gifls: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and
that burned with fire, nor imto blackness, and darkness, and tem-
pest, and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words ; which
voice they that heard, entreated that the word should not be spoken
to them any more : (for they could not endure that which was
commanded. And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it
shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart : and so terrible was
the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake :) but ye
are come unto mount Sion, and xmto the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to
the general assembly and church of the first-boi'ii, which are written
in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just
men made perfect, a\\b to Scsus tl)c iU cbiator of tl}e nctD
coticnant, anb to tl)c bloob of sprinkling, tijat spcakctl) better
tljings tijan tljat of '^bcl.

We have an altar, whereof they have no riglit to eat which
serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood
is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned

without the camp. IXJIjereforc Jesus also, tl)at l)e tnigl)t sanc-
tifji tl)c people roitl) l)is ovon blooii, snffereb roitl)out tl)e gate.

Let us go forth therefore unto him ^vithout the camp, bearing
his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek
one to come. JSn l)im tijereforc let us offer tl)e sacrifice of
praise to (5oii~continualln, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving
thanks to his name.

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect
according to the foreknowledge of (xod the Father, through sanc-
tifioation of the Spirit, unto obedience anb sprinkUnC) of tlje
bioob of Jesus (iri)rist : Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,
as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition
from your fathers; but Ujitl) tl)C precious bloob of (^l)rist, US

of a lamb raitljout blemisl) (\nh roitljout spot : who verily was



Heb. xi. 4.



Hebrews,
xii. 18-24.



Hebrews,
xiii. 10-15.



1 Poler,
i. 1, -2.



1 Peter,
i. 18-20.



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2 Peter, ii. 1.



1 John,
ii. 1, 2.



1 Jolm,
iv. 10.



Rev. V. 6-12.



Revelation,
vii. 9, 10.



fore-ordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest
in these last times for you.

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as
there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in
damnable heresies, even bcttoing tl)C toxh tl)at bougljt tl)em,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin

not. And if any man sin, tDc \)avc an nboocatc toitli tlje f atl)cr,
Jesus Christ the righteous : axxb l)c is tl)e propitiation for our

sitlS : and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,

arib sent l)is son to be tl)c propitiation for our sins.

And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne, and of the
four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a £amb as it \)ah
been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the
seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him
that sat upon the throne.

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four
and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of
them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers
of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to
take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for tljOU Boast slain

anh Ijast rebeemcb us to (Boh bg tl)B bloob out of every kin-
dred, and tongue, and people, and nation ; and hast made us unto
our God kings and priests ; and we shall reign on the earth.

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round
about the throne and the beasts and the elders : and the number
of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of
thousands ; saying with a loud voice. Worthy is tl)e Cauib tl)at
Ojas slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength,
and honour, and glory, and blessing.

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man
could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,
stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white
robes, and palms in their hands ; and cried with a loud voice, say-
ing, Saloation to our (3oh u)l)icl) sittetl) upon tl)c tl)ronc, anb
unto tl)e £amb.



XIII.



(Dffire nf tliB I3nli| Ijiirit



And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face
of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons
of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they
took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, iUg

Spirit sl)aU not alroans strioe ujiti) man, for that he also is

flesh : yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by
name Beza-leel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Ju-
dah : anb 3 i)avc fillcD Ijim toitl) tl]C spirit of Oob, in roisbom,
arib in unbcrstaubing, anb in knotolcbgc, anh in all man-
ner of tDOrkmansljip, to devise cunning works, to work in gold,
and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones to set them, and
in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. [For
the tabeinacle.]

And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the
Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people,
and set them round about the tabernacle. And the Lord came down
in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was
upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders : nnb it camc tO

pass, that m\)cn tlje spirit rcstcb upon tljcm, tl)cn propl)csicb,
anb bib not cease.

But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name
of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad : onb tl)C
spirit restcb upon tl)em ; and they were of them that were writ-
ten, but went not out unto the tabernacle : aub tljej} propljcsieb in

tl)c camp.

And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in
his tents according to their tribes, anb t\)C Spirit of (5ob came

upon l)im. *!^nb l)e took up l)is parable, anb saib, Balaam
the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath
said: he hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the
vision of the Almighty, falling into a trauc<>, but liaving his eyes
open : How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, &c.

And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord
raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them,
even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, '^nb tl)C



Gen. vi. 1-3.



Exodus,
xxxi. 1-5.



Numbers,
xi. 24-20.



Numbers,
xxiv. 2-5.



Judges,
iii. 9, 10.



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Spirit of tl)C Corb came upon l)im, anb \)c iubgeb Israel, anb

tDClU out to UJiir : and the Lord delivered Cliusliau-risliathaiin king
of Mesopotamia into his hand ; and his hand prevailed against
Chushan-]-ishathaim.



1 Samuel,
X. 5, 6, 10.



1 Samuel,
xix. iJ0-j;3.



2 Samuel,
xxiii. 1-3.



1 Chronicles,

xxviii. 11,

12, 19.



2 Chronicles,
XV. 1, 2.



After that thou [i. e. Saul] shalt come to the hill of God, where
is the garrison of the Philistines : and it shall come to pass, when
thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company
of prophets coming down from tlie high place with a psaltery, and
a tablet, and a pipe, and a hai-p before them ; and they shall proph-
esy : rtub tl)c Spirit of ll)e £orii uiill come upon tl)ee, anh
tljon sl)alt propl)C5ll toitl) tl)Cin, and shalt be turned into another

man. And when they came thither to the hill,

behold, a company of prophets met him ; anb tlje Spirit of ©ob

came upon l)im, anb l]e propl)esieb among tijem.

And Saul sent messengers to take David : and when they saw
the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as

appointed over them, tl)c Spirit of ©ob toas upon tl)e messen-
gers of Saul, anb tljcn also propl)esicb.

And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and
they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the
third time, and they prophesied also. Then went he also to Ra-
mah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu : and he asked
and said, Where are Samuel and David ? And one said, Behold,
they be at Naioth in Ramah. And he went thither to Naioth

in Ramah : anb tl)e Spirit of Q3ob teas unon l)im also,
an\i 1)C tDCnt on, anb propl)Csieb, until he came to Naioth in
Ramah.

David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up
on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalm-
ist of Israel, said, (Slje Spirit of tl)e L'orb spake bn me, anb l)is

tDOrb roas in mn tongne. The (Jod of Isiael said, the Rock of
Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just.

David gave to Solomon his son tlie pattern of the porch, and
of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper
chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the phice

of the mercy-seat, anb l\]c pattern of all tl)at l)e l)ab bn tl)e

spirit, of the courts of the house of the Lord, and of all the cham-
bers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the
treasuries of the dedicated things QVU tl)is, said

David. i\)c Corb mabe me unbcrstanb in uniting bn l)is l)anb
upon me, cuen all tlie roorks of tl)is pattern.

The Spirit of God came upon Azariah tlie son of Oded : and
he wont out to meet Asa, and said unto him. Hear ye me, Asa, and
all Judah and Benjamin ; The Lord is with you, while ye be with
liim : and if ye seek him, he will be found of you ; but if ye for-
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471



The Spirit of God came upon Zechariah tlie son of Jehoiada
the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Tliu.s
saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the Lord, that
ye cannot prosper ? because ye have forsaken the Lord, he hath
also forsaken you.

Thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the
wilderness : the pillar of the cloud departed not from theiu by
day, to lead them in the way ; neither the pillar of lire by night,
to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go. (ir()0!l
gaocst also tijn goob spirit to instruct tl)cm, .ind withheldest

not thy manna from their nioutli, and gavest thena water for their
thirst.

There is a spirit in man : and t!lC inspiration of tl)C Ckl-

wiigljtn giuctli tijcm nniicrstanbing.

Create in me a clenn heart, (rod ; and renew a right spiiit
witliin me. Cast me not away from thy presence ; and take not
thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salva-
tion ; and upljolb mc witl] tl)n free spirit. Then will I teach
transgressors thy ways; ami sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Wisdom crieth without ; she uttereth her voice in the streets ;
she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the
gates : in the city she uttereth her words, saying, IIow lung, ye
simple ones, will ye love simplicity ? and the scorners delight in
their scorning, and fools hate knowledge ? Turn you at my re-
proof : bel)olb, 3 ruill pour out mn spirit unto iiou, 3 voili
make knoron mn tooriis unto nou.

A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up,
a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates,
with pleasant fruits ; camphire, with spikenard, spikenard and saf-
fron ; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense ;
myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices ; a fountain of gardens,
a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

Qlujakc, (D norti) roinb ; anb come, tl)OU sontl) ; blouj
upon mn garbcn, tl)at tl)c spices tljereof man flou) out. Let

my beloved come into liis garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a
branch shall grow out of his roots: and tl)e spirit of tl)e tlorb
sl)aU rest upon l)im, tl)e spirit of toisbom anb uniicrstanliing,
tlie spirit of counsel aiib might, tl)e spirit of knoujlebge anb
of tl)e fear of tlje tlovb ; anb sljall make l)im of quick unber-
stanbing in tl)e fear of tl)e tiorb: and he shall not judge
after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his
ears.

Though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the
water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a cor-
ner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers : a\\b tljinc



2 Clironicles,
xxiv. ao.



Ne]lcmia^,
ix. 19, 20.



Job, xxxii. 8.



Ps. li. 10-13.



Provorbs,
i. iiO-iia.



Canticles,
iv. 1:J-J().



Is. xi. 1-3.



Isaiah,
XXX. iO, •■>1.



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OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.



Isaiah,
xxxii. 13-17.



Is. xliv. 2-5.



Is. lix. 19.



Ezek. xi. 5.



Ezekiel,
xxxvi. aO-28.



Ezekiel,
xxxvii. 1-14.



ears sliall Ijcar a roorb bcl)inb tl)cc, samng, QTljis is tl)C raag,
roalli igc in it, roljcn jic turn to tl)c rijgjjt l)anb, ani> roljcn ijc
tnrn to tl)c left.

Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers ;
yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city : because the
palaces shall be forsaken ; the multitude of the city shall be left :
the forts and towers shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild asses,

a pasture of flocks ; until t\)c spirit bc pourcb upon us from

on Mgl), and the wilderness be a fruitful tield, and the fruitful
tield be counted for a forest. QTljcU jubgrncnt sliall bujcll in tl}C

roilbcrncss, anb rigljtcousncss remain in tl)c fruitful ticlb.

And the work of righteousness shall be peace ; and the eti'ect of
righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

Fear not, O Jacob, my servant ; and thou, Jesurun, whom I
have chosen. £ov S toill pour ujatcr upon l}im tl}at is
tliirstu, anb floobs upon ll)c bru grounb : 3 ujill pour mn
spirit upon tl)2 6ccb,anb mu blcssiiig upon tljinc offspring :

and they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the
watercoui-ses. One shall say, I am the Lord's ; and another shall
call himself by the name of Jacob ; and another shall subscribe
with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name
of Israel.

When the enemy shall come in Hke a flood, tt)C Spirit of tl)C

£orb sljall lift up a stanbarb against l)im.

®l)c Spirit of tl)c Corb fell upon me, anb saib unto mc,

Speak : (lll)US saitl) tlje Corb; Thus have ye said, U house of
Israel ; for I know the things that come into your mind, every
one of them

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I
put within you : and I will take away the stony heart out of
your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. '!^nb JJ toill

put mn spirit roitbin ijou, anb cause nou to roalk in mn
statutes, aiib |ie sl)air'kecp mu jubgm^'uts, anb bo tljem"

And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers ; and
ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

The liand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in

tl)C spirit of tl)C Corb, and set me down in the midst of the

j valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them

1 round about : and behold, there were very many in the open val-

j ley ; and Id, they were very dry. And he said unto me. Son of

I man, can these bones live ? and I answered, O Lord God, thou know-

est. Again he said unto me, I'rophesy upon these bones, and say

unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith

the Lord (Jod unto these bones ; Behold, I will cause breath to enter

into you, and ye shall live : and I will lay sinews upon you, and will



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473



bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put
breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am
the Lord.

So I prophesied as I was cominanded : and as I prophesied,
there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came to-
gether, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and
the tlesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above :
bat there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Propl)-

esn unto tl)c roinb, proiiljcsji, son of mnn, anb sun to tlje
ujinb, 9lI)us saiti) tl)c £orb ©ob ; (Come from tl)c four roinbs,
OD brcati), cinb breathe upon tijcsc slain, tijat tl)c|} maj} liuc.

So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into
them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding
great ai-my.

Then he said unto me. Son of man, these bones are the whole
house of Israel : behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our
hope is lost : we are cut oft' for our parts. Therefore prophesy and
say unto them. Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, my people, I
will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves,
and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I
am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, my people, and
brought you up out of your graves, anb sljall put mg Spirit iu
gOU, iinb Jie sl)uU live., and I shall place you in your own land :
then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed
it, saith the Lord.

It shall come to pass tljut 3 toiU pour out mn spirit
upon all flcsl] ; anb uour sous aub uour bauglitcrs sball
propljesu, uour olb men 'sl)aU bream breams, uour noung

men sljall see tJisions : and also upon the servants and upon
the handmaids iu those days will I pour out my spirit.

Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded :
yea, they shall all cover their lips ; for there is no answer of God.

But truly J am full of pomer bn tlje spirit of tlie Corb,
anb of iubgment, anb of migljt, to~beclarc unto Jacob l)is
transgression, anb to Jsrael l)is sin.

This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not
by might, nor by power, but bu mu spirit, saith the Lord of
hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain j before Zerubbabel thou
shalt become a plain : and he shall bring forth the headstone there-
of with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace, unto it.

They made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should
hear the law, oub tl)c u)orbs tDl)icl) tl)e Corb of l]osts l)atl)
sent in Ijis Spirit bn tl)e former propljets : therefore came a

great wrath from the Lord of hosts. Therefore it is come to pass,
that OS l)e cricb, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I
would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts.



Joel,
ii. -28, xi9.



Micah,
iii. 7, 8.



Zech.iv.6-7.



Zechariah,
vii. 12, 13.



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