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in punishment of ungodly, laugh," when the vanity of their
boasting is shown by their calamities. (20) whereas, etc., this
is what the innocent are supposed to say ; and it should read,
"Verily they arc destroyed, and the fire hath consumed their
abundance." substance,* or opponents.

The power of God.— Power is that glorious attribute of God
Almighty which furnishes the rest of His perfections. 'Tis His
omnipotence that makes llis wisdom and goodness effectual, and



Cap. xxil. 21—23.]



JOB.



269



sncceed to the leng-th of His will. Thus, His decrees are im- 1
mutable, and His counsels stand ; this secures His i>rero^^ative. I
and guards the sovereignty of His being ; twas His lovver which
made His ideas fruitful, and struck the woi-ld out of His thouuht. '
'Twas this which answered the model of the creation, gave birth j
to time and nature, and brought them forth at His first call : j
thus. He spake the word, and they were made ; He commanded,
and they were created. 'Tis the Divine power which is the basi;^
of all things ; which continues the vigour of the uecond causes,
and keeps the sun and moon in repair. This holds everything
constant to ap})ointment. and true to the first plan ; thas, the \
revolution of the seasons, the support of animals, the per- i
petuity of S]>ecies. is carried on and maintained. Without this, !
things would soon run riot, and ramble out of distinction ; the;
succours of life would be cut off. and nature drop into decay, j
Omniscience and goodness without a correspondent power would i
be strangely short of satisfaction : to know everything without '
being able to supply defects, and remedy disorders, must prove
an unpleasant speculation ; to see so many noble schemes
languish in the mind and prove abortive ; to see the most con-
summate wi-sdom, the most generous temper, fettered and dis-
armed, must be a grievance : but when omnipotence comes into
the notion, the grandeur is perfect and the pleasure entire.*

21 — 23. (21) acquaint," by thinking better thoughts of God
come to better feelings, be at peace, I.e. so shalt thou be at
peace.** good, in sense of eternal prosperities. (22) the law,
not the Mosaic law. but. generally, in-xtnirtion. his mouth, by
humility and penitence drawing near to Him.' (2H) return, as
a penitent, put away, "assuming (like Zophar, ch. xi. 14)
that Job's tents were filled with secret spoils.""^ Head, '• //thou
Bhalt." «

Acquaintance with God (r. 21.) — I. TVTiat this acquaintance
with God is. It implies — 1. Knowledge ; 2. Access : 3. Converse ;
4. Love. II, That it is the duty of man to acquaint himself
with God. 1. He is naturally estranged ; 2. It is the highest
improvement of existence ; 8. It is the greatest of mercies ;

4, God acquaints Himself with man. III. Motives to enforce
this exhortation. 1. Character of God : 2. Effects of tliis ac-
quaintance ; 3, Danger of refusing : 4. Examples of the holy :

5. Promises of the text. IV, Directions to obtain acquaintance
with God. 1. Get a sense of estrangement: 2. Get a humble
heart : 3. Visit God often ; 4. Take Christ with you ; 5. Mjike
acquaintance with friends of God : 6. Seek it earnestly. s})eedily ;
7. Beware of all that places distance between you and God./ —
Arquainfanre mth God. — I, "What it implit^s. 1. Knowletige ;
2, Love : 3, Enjoyment : 4, Intercourse, II. The means to attain
it. 1. The Word ; 2, Holy Spirit ; 3. Prayer ; 4. Faith in Christ.
III. When to commence it— •Xow," 1, It is Gods time ; 2. The
only certain time. IV. The ble.«sed results of it. 1. Peace ;
2. Good.<»

JS'ofr on rer. 23. — The monks of St. Catherine, who have a
monastery on the top of Mount Sinai, dart'd not even have aj
door in their monastery ; they are literally built up. and every- !
thing that is received from below comes in a basket, let down
from the top of the wall by means of a rope and pulley. Both
persons and goods come and go in this way. To triis kind of



B.C. <■«>. 1 520.

can be little
(i()u>>t ibat tlie
r«*l'eMMice Ih to
the ci'icH of So-
dom and (loinur-
rah : and as all
njon are (iTten
spokrn of ua
ooriHti utiijf^ one
family or < ora-
muiiity, Bo the
ahundonod in-
habitanfa of
thc^e citiea are
poptically repro-
senlpd aH de-
scendants or
remnants of the
w i c Iv e d that
perislied 'n the
flood." — Gixxl.

" A foe to God
was • never true
to man."— Young.

c Jerciny Collier.



Job exhorted
to that know-
ledg-e of God
of which the
fruit is peace

a Ecc. ii. 3.



j From the o'd V,
' accointer, frota
I I J. < crt'tjnitare, to
mike known.

b Psi. xxitvii, 27;
Is. xxvii, b.

c This in |?ood
advice, but it
offetids hecatiso
it aR>umc8 that
Job is out of
communion with
God.



d Spk. Com.

f Zee, i. 3 ; 2 TL
ii. IS,

f J. Janeicay.

g W. W. Wythe.

r.1^. Up. Att^T-
burv. ii. 1S2: Dr:
J. jhii't. Hi. .1-27;
F. Wfhh, i, 20/5;
/<». liirl.mond.-n X
W. Laughom*, iL



270



JOB.



[Cap. sxll. 24—30,



B.C. rtr. 1520.

91 : /. Riddorh, ii.
197; W. Harrow,
ii. lis :././'. //wr-
lett. 143: H.lilunt,
85: l>r. G. D'lti/li/,
i. 371; A hp. Sum-
ner, Fest. 397.

hDr.A. Clarke.



in that case
his comfort
and happi-
ness shotild
be great
o "The meaning
is, put away from
thee the i^ol of
prf cious metal
with contempt ;
lay the cphir
under the rubMe
of the hrooks,
after it has lost
for thee a previ-
ous bewitching
epell." — DeUtzsch.
"There is a play
upon the wordR
in the original
between betser,
(gold) and bet-
sur (a etone).
Eliphaz insinu-
ates that k old has
been Job's chief
god." — Word$-
worth.

h "The natives
of Malacca still
call their mines
Of>Mrs."—Fausset.
e "Silver of trea-
sures. " - CMmtiw.
— " Silver of ex-
cel lencies." —
Eirnld.

dP.-i. Jxvi. 19, 20;
Ecc. V. 4, 5; 1
Jno. V. 14, 15.
e U. W. Heecher.



and other
grood results
shall follow

a Spk. Com.

b Pp. cxxxviii. 6;
Is. Ivii. 1.5. Ixvi.
,2; Ez\ xvi. 2C;
Lu. xiv. 11 ; Ja.
iv. 6.

c "The irony is
Strikingly exhi-



building" up, Eliphaz seems to refer. And as this was considered
a sufficient protection in a general way. yet God's building up
alone can be universally safe and sufficient. His providence is
the grand fortification ; it is not only protection, but a source
of support. The inhabitants shall dwell in safety : his bread
shall not fail, and his water shall be sure. From such a taber-
nacle the wicked, the practisers of iniquity, aggression, and
wrong, shall be put far away. In such a country, and in such
circumstances, what a support must such a firomise be. when the
words were known to be spoken by Him who cannot lie ! To
the case of Job these things strongly apply. He lived in Uz. in
Idumxa ; and he himself, as well as his friends, were Edomite
Arabs. His oxen and asses had already been carried away by a
marauding company of Sabeans. a people that dwelt in Arabia
Deserta, on the east of Uz. The Chaldeans, who carried away
his camels, were a banditti of the same kind ''

24 — 27. (24) gold, Heb. hetser, native ore, of gold or silver:
gold and silver as they are broken out of the mine, so unalloyed.
as dust, lit. lay it on the dust, i.e. regard it of as little value as
the dust." Ophir, 1 Ki. ix. 28.* (25) defence, same word,
hetaer^ as in v. 24. plenty of silver/ lit. s'drer of ni'uihty
efforts, drawing out and rewarding all man's energies. " Elegantly
implying, it is less labour to find God than the hidden metals."
(26) lift . . face, see ch. xi. 15. (27) hear thee, when thus
thou seekest with clean hands, and a penitent heart.''

Delight in the Lord (rv. 26, 27).— I. The sublimity of its
nature. 1. Saving knowledge of God ; 2. Present enjoyment of
God ; 3. Future anticipation of God. II. The Divinity of its
origin. The Almighty is — 1. Suited to our capacities; 2.
Adequate to our necessities ; 3. Durable as our existence. III.
The tendency of its influence. 1. Promotes confidence ; 2.
Communion ; 3. Obedience to God.

Preciousness of tJie Father's presence. — As little children will
frolic and play, and talk to themselves, and sing and be happy,
if every time tliey look up they can see their mother's form or
shadow, or hear her voice, so we are, in God's greater household,
to have such a consciousness of our Father's presence as shall
make us happy, cheerful, contented in our sports and duties.
We are dear to God. He will not forget us, nor cease to take
care of us. We are so much more precious than many things
which He never forgets, that we stultify ourselves if we refuse
to be serene, as they are serene.*

28—30. (28) be established, "the promise of immediate
success on all enterprises has a tx)uch of audacity."" light,
success. (29) when . . down, reference is to Job himself. In
time of temporary distress Job shall have hope, humble,'' Heb.
Mm. that hath lore eyes. (30) island, or dwelling. In the Heb.
the negative is expressed, and the sense is, " God shall deliver
him who heretofore was not yjuiUless.'' it is delivered, he is
delivered, by the pureness, upon the putting away of evil
wh. Eliphaz has been recommending.''

JReJfeetion of God. — The beautiful rays coming from the face of
God, and shining in such loveliness around us, are reflected and
refracted when they come in contact with the human hean;.
Each heart is apt to receive only such as please it. and to reject
the others ; hence the manj-coloured aspects some of them^



Cap. xxiii. 1—5.]



^OB.



271



hideous in the extreme, in which God is presented to different!
nations and individuals ; hence the room for each man fashioning
a jTod after his own heart. An evil conscience, reflecting only
the red rays, calls up a god who delights in blood ; the man of
fine sentiment, reflecting only the softer rays, paints fi'om the
hues of his own feelings a god of mere sensibility, tender as that
of the hero of a modem romance ; the man of glowing imagina-
tion will array in gorgeous but delusive colouring, and in the
flowing drapery of majesty and grandeur, beneath which, how-
ever, there is little or no reality ; the observer of laws will
represent him as the embodiment of order, as blank and as black
as the sun looks \Nlien we have gazed upon hiui till we are no
longer sensible of his brightness,<*



CHAPTER THE TJVENTY-THIRD.

1 — 3. (1 ) answered, in a spirit of utter exhaustion, bitter,
Heb. mrri. rebellion, obstinacy. '* My complaint is rchell'wti in
your eyes.' my stroke, lit. inij haruL the hand of God on me."
than my groaning-, '* so heavy that I cannot relieve myself
adequately by groaning."* (3) him, i.e. God, of whom you
speak, seat, tribunal, judgment-seat."^

.A;//.v drsire after 6W, and his doctrine of prayer (vr. 3, 4). —

I. The desire expressed. It may spring from — 1. Imperfection
of evangelical knowledge ; 2, Providential ob.«curity ; 3. Dark-
ness and desertion of soul ; 4. Spirit of contrition ; 5. Desire
after communion. II. The resolution formed. These words
describe the construction of a well-ordered prayer. 1. Why does
God require argument in prayer ? 2. Some efficacious arguments.

True praijer. — Prayer is tlie spirit's discourse with the Father
of spirits, whereby she taketh high privilege to unburden her
obligations, to unbosom her affections, to express her loyal fealty
to her God and King ; vi-hereby she conveyeth up to heaven the
finer senses of the soul, which hath no entertainment on the
brute earth, but seeketh its home on the purified sphere of
heaven on high. Prayer is the heart's offering towai-ds God, the
soul's sacrifice, the only effectual death of pride and selfishness,
the source of humility, the breath of piety, and the life of
religion. It maketh - and the want of it marreth — a saint.
Prayer engendereth a distinct form of manhood, and the highest.
As sympathy with self engendereth a distinct form of manhood,
in all its fruits, from tJie meanest to the most heroical, so
sympathy with others engendereth the social fonn of manhood.
As there is a literature of which this heroic work is the chief and
crowning work, so there is a literature of a spiritual form, of
which prayer is the chief and crowning work.**

4, 5. (4) order, lay out in order : fully present, arguments,"
questionings, and explanations. These may be presented before
God with all due humility, (o) he would answer, Job feels
confident that they would not be such wordd as he had heard
from the friends.

Si (ill Hi g for God (rr. 3, 4). — I. The speaker. 1. The awakened
sinner ; 2. The despairing saint ; 3, The penitent backslider.

II. His state of mind. 1. A sense of distance ; 2. A knowledge
of a way of access ; 3. An ardent desire of communion in that



B.C. dr. 1520.

bited in Elithai
u II cons c iously
utioring words
wh. exactly an-
swer to what
happened at last;
ho and the other
two wero dell-
livered by God
accepting the <n-
lerco-<8i..n of Job
for theiii(ch.xlii.
7, S.y'—FauinU.

d McCoih.



Job's answer

he long« to
appear before
God

a Job xix. 21 ; Pb.
xxii. 4.

6 •' The nipanipg
nia\ more simply
bt^.Tme, mycnm-
pliiut is very
>>itter, but it ia
jn-tilled by roy
ufniction." — .SIpfc
Com.

c Pt.. ii. 7, 8.
r. 3. A. Grapf
483 ; ^. Buchanan,
n ; J. Spence, 315.
"I have seen
persons stand at
the door of
housps minutes
together, tapping
with theirfluffers,
while the great
knocker bad
been provided
for them, llad
they used that
they would have
saved their
flnpers and ob-
tained a much
speedier re-
sponse. This ia
like many per-
sons in praver.
I Instead of ]>T(iy-
iug with the pro-
mises and the
Spirit, they jiray
in their own
feeble strentth,
and heiiCfl they
pray niuiua,"—

d Ed. Irving.

he •would
then frame
his I lea card-
fully



272



JOB.



[Cap. xxiii. 6, 7.



B.C. dr. 1520.

a Ts. i. 18, xliii.
2'".; Da. ix. 18, 19.
vv. 3—4. Dr. 1.
Watts, i 64 ; J.
Summer fi Id, 221.
b 0. Hrooks.
"When the
mouth prayeth,
man hearcth ;
when the heart,
God heareih.
Every pood
prayer knocketh
at heaven for a
blessing, hut an
im po rtunate
praser pierceth
-t (fhraiKh hard
as liri-ss), and
lU'ik-'s a way for
jtK If into the
eans of the Al-
mi^'hiy. And as
it ase-n '^iiijhtly
up, c rriel wi h
the wings of
faith, so if coTiies
over laden down
again up-n < ur
heads. la my
prayers, my
thoiig'ts shall
not t'e guided by
my wonis, but
my words shall
follow my
thoughts." — Bp.
Hall.
e Bailey.



"he has confi-
dence in the
great mercy
of God

a " Job appeals
fr. their rash
censure to the
ju. fee and om-
uis.ience of the
Most High." —
Word worth.



b Spk. Com.

e De.litzsch.

d Robinson.

e " Them is tco
itiu!;h self-ronil-
d TCft in these
as er ion-^,as Jub
a t'T vardsowns,
ci xl. 4. xlii. 6."
- Word&iTorth.

f C. II. Spiirg'^on.

g Charnock.



way ; 4. An humble hope of acceptance. III. The sources of hia
arg^uments. From— 1 The character of God; 2. His xjromise j
3. His past kindness to ourselves ; 4. The work of His Son.*
Prayer inspired by God. —

It is God prompts, inspires, and answers prayer ;

Not sin. nor yet repentance, which avails :

And none can truly worship but who have

The earnest of their glory from on high —

GocVs nature in them. The world cannot worshipi.

And whether the lip speak, or in inspired

Silence we clasp our hearts as a shut book

Of song- unsung", the silence and the speech

Is each His ; and as coming- from and going

To Him, is worthy of Him and His love.

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth ;

The expiration of the thing inspired.

Above the battling rock storm of this world

Lies heaven's great calm, through which, as through a bell,

ToUeth the tongue of God, eternally

Calling to worship. Whoso hears that tongue

Worships. The Spirit enters with the sound,

Preaching the one and universal word.

The God- word, which is spirit, life, and light ;

The written word to one race, the unwrit

E.evea,lment to the thousand peopled world.

The ear which hears is pre-attuned in heaven.

The eye which sees prevision hath ere birth.

But the just future shall to many give

Gifts which the partial present doles to f ew ;

To all the glory of obeying God.^

6, 7* (6) will he plead, or, do I -wish that He would contend
against me as an enemy with His omnipotence ? he would,
or, I only wish that He would attend to me as a patient judge.**
Some trans. "Nay, even He will not impute aught to me."*
Others, "No, indeed. He will only regard me."« Or, He would give
heed to me, affording a gracious and impartial hearing to my case.**
(7) there, right before His tribunal ; or, then, if He give me a
hearing, delivered, acquitted at once, so clear is my case.«

The question of fear and the answer of faith (v. 6). — I. The
inquiiy of fear. 1. A true penitent has a right idea of many of
God's attributes ; 2. He feels that every attribute of God is
against him as a sinner ; 3. He feels that the exercise of power
against him would be just. II. The reply of faith. 1. The
faithful soul has a right view of God in all respects ; 2. He does
not tremble at the thought of God's power ; he now sees it
exercised in his behalf./

The f/oodne.-!.^ of God. — Divine goodness was in all ages sending
letters of advice and counsel from heaven, till the canon of
Sijripture was closed. It was goodness that revealed anything of
His v. ill after the fall ; it was a further degree of goodness that
He would add more cubits to its stature ; and before He would
lay aside His pencil, it grew up into that bulk wherein we have
it ; and His goodness is further seen in its preservation ; He hath
triumphed over the powers that opposed it. He hath maintained
it against the blasts of hell, and spread it in all languages against
the obstruction of men and devilfi^



Cap.xxiii. 8 12.]



JOB,



273



8—10. (8) forward, to the east." not there, in such sonse
that Job could trace, and apprehend His dealings.' backward,
to the west. ('.)) lefo hand, to the north, work, "Gods
glorious n'orka are esp. seen in the N. reprion of the sky by one in
the N. hemisphere.'' hideth himself,'' in the une.xplored
south. " then reg-arded as uninhabitable throuj^h g-reat heat."
(10) the way, marg-. that U wifh nw ; i.e. which I walk in :' all
my experience and conduct in this affliction, as gold, from the
refiner's lire./

( 'imti'h-nce (r. 10), — " He knoweth," etc. — I. For He directed me.
II. He has visited me. III. Althou.urh it is almost trackleas. IV.
Althoujrh I have sometimes doubted it. V. So I conclude He will
never abandon me. VI. So I do not mind its thorns. VII. Tliere-
fore I must reach home. (1) Let Christians take the text as a
cordial ; (2) Let backsliders reg-ard it as a beacon ; (3) Let sinners
listen to it as an alarm bell. — 7'/ie iqn't jht man's vindication. —
Intro, by refer, to trials of Job. Among- the most j>ainful
were the suspicions of men. They thoug-ht him very sinful be-
cause he suffered so much. Jobs faith did not fail. He knew
the root of the matter was found in him. Earthly friends mig-ht
blame : he thought of God. Job was sure that God knew his
way. So is every Christian. I. What are his reasons for this
belief? 1, God had permitted it: '"g-oodmens steps ordered;''

2. Although g-reatly tried, he had Divine (;orafort in his heart ;

3. God knows and sees the whole way ; 4. The promises are his.
and Gods faithfulne.ss not dependent on his faith : " though we
believe not," etc. II. What are the lessons he draws from all
this belief? 1. Not to mind the ruggedness of the road : 2. The
end— heaven — must be safely reached. Learn : — (1) If you are
good, prayerful, etc., and have trials, never fear : God knows.
Let your thought be '• Even so, Father :" (2) If you are still in
the broad road, God knows the way : '-Thou God seest me." He
is willing to lead you out of the wrong way into the right, and
save you.f

The care, of God. — In the days of the Reformation, Brentius, of
"Wiirtemburg, being pursued by persecuting soldiers, escaped info
a hay-loft, and concealed himself under the hay. The soldiers
entered the place, and ran their bayonets up through the hay.
without detecting him. Every day. for fourteen days, a hen laid
an f^^^ in the hay. which was his only means of support. Then
the supply ceased, which he took as an intimation of Pi'ovidence
that it would now be safe to come out from his concealment. He
found that the soldiers had just left the town ; and he was able
to seek a place of safety.

11, 12. (11) foot hath held,« kept to : followed faithfully,
his way, the way of His ^vill. not declined, turned aside.*
(12) g-one back, in wilful neglect, or disobodionce. Job asserts
sincerity, but not perfection, esteemed, lit. hid. laid up.''
necessary food, Heb. rhok, a statute, or decree. "That which
is appointed for me." Prob. meaning, my own larv* the will of
the natural man.

The rotir-tr of the (jood man (v. 12). — I. As to its direction, it is
straight onward. He does not go back. Some turn aside. .Job
xviii. 7 ; Ps. cxxv. 5 ; Pr. iv. ]H. Others cease to walk on. Hfb.
X. S8. II. As to its rule. The Word of God.' — .A»A',v lovr of thr
Word of God. — W^e regard these worda — I. As an honour to Job.

VOL. V. o.T.



B.C. eir. 1 .',20.

the invisible
God ()b.-»erveB
our waya

a " The Orientals
in de.-ijriiiit njf
the cardinal
points. Ktoivl
with their faces
to the Run - ris-
ing." — Wordt-
worth.

b "It shoDld b«
observed that
Jybs conviction
of G<)d'8 AbFo-
lute Presence
come.s out most
Rtrunfjiy when
ho fi-els that he
canijot discern
Him."-5i>it. Com.

e Fausset

d Job xxxiv. 29;
Is. xl?. 15.

e " • Though I
know not V «
way that He
takes, yet He
knows the way
rhar I take."—
Afatt. Henry.

f Ps. xii. e ; Pr
ixvii. 21; Mal.iii,
3; Ja. i. 12.

g Hive,

vv. 8-10. /. n.
Steuart, iii. 67.

». 10. Bp. Home,
iv. 201 ;S.La9ing-
ton, i. 251.



Job asserts
his inuocenco

a "The feet of
Ka H tu r n 3, not
being coyered
with Khcs in
ea.-Iy childhool,
are very tena-
cious of their
hold.' — Careu.



xliv. 18,
: 1 Th.ll



ft P-».
cxxv.
10.

c Pb. r.xix, U.



274



JOB.



Cap. xxlii. 13-17.



B.C. rtV. 1620.

<f" Jobs own na-
tural ilo-ires, as
contrasted with
G o d'R 1 a w."—

DetiUsch.

Bo. vii. 23.

t Study, 1873.

fC. Simeon, M.A.

"Th^r-arpentt-r's
ginitilet makes
but a small hole,
but it enables
him to drive a
great nail. May
we not here see
a representatim
of tho-^e minor
departures from
the truth which
prepare the
niiuds of men for
grievous errors,
and of those
th ughts of sin
wliich open a
way for the worst
of crimes! Be-
wa e, then, of
Satan's gimblet.''
— Spurtjion.

$ Roberts.



God's decree
is immutable

a Wordsworth.

Ps. cxv. 3.

r. 13.
i. 212.

" In the ocean we
pej the wisdom
of (Jod in pro-
viding such a
purifying and
pieserviug ele-
ment in nature,
and the goodness
of <iod in pro-
viding such an
ariicio as salt for
the healthful use
of His creatures."
— John Bute.

b II. Duncan's Sac.
Phi'os. of Che Sea-'
eons.



T. Dwight,



the thought
of God's
greatness in-
Bpires fear

a '<3oi's(if creeo,
imp(jss. to be re-
kisied, and leav-



We know not what sacred records Job possessed. In respect to
what he had he esteemed them more than his daily food. 1. His
desire after them was more ardent ; 2. His deliyht in them was
more exquisite ; 3. His refreshment from them was more abiding-.
II. Asa reproach tons. 1. How much fuller a revelation of Gods
will do we possess ! 2. How low is the esteem in which it is held
by us. Application : — Redeem, then, the time which you have
lost for the attainment of Divine knowledge./

Nute 071 V. 15. —When a man follows another in a path so closely
as almost to touch the feet of him who goes bafore, it is said,
'' His feet hath laid hold of his steps," intimating that the men
are so near to each other that the feet of him who follows, like
unto the fingers of a man's hands, seize the feet of him who goes
before. Thus the devoted disciple of a gooroo, or the man who
closely pursues another, is said to take hold of the steps of him
who goes before. Perhaps the figure may be taken from the great
adroitness that the natives of the East have in seizing hold of
anything with their toes I See a man walking along the road :
he sees something which he wishes to pick up ; but he does not
stoop, as an Englishman. No ; he takes it up between his first



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