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The congregation of Countryside is encouraged to not only read ahead in the texts we will be sharing and studying together during our services, but also to personally read the Scriptures together as a congregation. Here you will find Scripture for the day (a Psalm for each morning (always at least the first Psalm) and night, and selections from the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels), as well as weekly and daily prayers. Together we read through the New Testament once a year, and the Old Testament every two years. The Scripture selections, and the prayers, are from common sources used by most Christians throughout the world.

The historic church found expression in the same rhythms of worship and devotion that were evident in the early church, and among the Hebrews, God's people, before that.  Our hope is that the regular reminder will be of encouragement to us all to join the people of God in reading the Scriptures and praying. Both are meant to go together with our daily prayer and communion service.

Reading for Tue, Jun 15

Psalm 78

Psalm 78

A maskil[a] of Asaph.

My people, hear my teaching;(A)
listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth with a parable;(B)
I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
things we have heard and known,
things our ancestors have told us.(C)
We will not hide them from their descendants;(D)
we will tell the next generation(E)
the praiseworthy deeds(F) of the Lord,
his power, and the wonders(G) he has done.
He decreed statutes(H) for Jacob(I)
and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
to teach their children,
so the next generation would know them,
even the children yet to be born,(J)
and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God
and would not forget(K) his deeds
but would keep his commands.(L)
They would not be like their ancestors(M)
a stubborn(N) and rebellious(O) generation,
whose hearts were not loyal to God,
whose spirits were not faithful to him.

The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows,(P)
turned back on the day of battle;(Q)
10 they did not keep God’s covenant(R)
and refused to live by his law.(S)
11 They forgot what he had done,(T)
the wonders he had shown them.
12 He did miracles(U) in the sight of their ancestors
in the land of Egypt,(V) in the region of Zoan.(W)
13 He divided the sea(X) and led them through;
he made the water stand up like a wall.(Y)
14 He guided them with the cloud by day
and with light from the fire all night.(Z)
15 He split the rocks(AA) in the wilderness
and gave them water as abundant as the seas;
16 he brought streams out of a rocky crag
and made water flow down like rivers.

17 But they continued to sin(AB) against him,
rebelling in the wilderness against the Most High.
18 They willfully put God to the test(AC)
by demanding the food they craved.(AD)
19 They spoke against God;(AE)
they said, “Can God really
spread a table in the wilderness?
20 True, he struck the rock,
and water gushed out,(AF)
streams flowed abundantly,
but can he also give us bread?
Can he supply meat(AG) for his people?”
21 When the Lord heard them, he was furious;
his fire broke out(AH) against Jacob,
and his wrath rose against Israel,
22 for they did not believe in God
or trust(AI) in his deliverance.
23 Yet he gave a command to the skies above
and opened the doors of the heavens;(AJ)
24 he rained down manna(AK) for the people to eat,
he gave them the grain of heaven.
25 Human beings ate the bread of angels;
he sent them all the food they could eat.
26 He let loose the east wind(AL) from the heavens
and by his power made the south wind blow.
27 He rained meat down on them like dust,
birds(AM) like sand on the seashore.
28 He made them come down inside their camp,
all around their tents.
29 They ate till they were gorged—(AN)
he had given them what they craved.
30 But before they turned from what they craved,
even while the food was still in their mouths,(AO)
31 God’s anger rose against them;
he put to death the sturdiest(AP) among them,
cutting down the young men of Israel.

32 In spite of all this, they kept on sinning;(AQ)
in spite of his wonders,(AR) they did not believe.(AS)
33 So he ended their days in futility(AT)
and their years in terror.
34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek(AU) him;
they eagerly turned to him again.
35 They remembered that God was their Rock,(AV)
that God Most High was their Redeemer.(AW)
36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths,(AX)
lying to him with their tongues;
37 their hearts were not loyal(AY) to him,
they were not faithful to his covenant.
38 Yet he was merciful;(AZ)
he forgave(BA) their iniquities(BB)
and did not destroy them.
Time after time he restrained his anger(BC)
and did not stir up his full wrath.
39 He remembered that they were but flesh,(BD)
a passing breeze(BE) that does not return.

40 How often they rebelled(BF) against him in the wilderness(BG)
and grieved him(BH) in the wasteland!
41 Again and again they put God to the test;(BI)
they vexed the Holy One of Israel.(BJ)
42 They did not remember(BK) his power—
the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,(BL)
43 the day he displayed his signs(BM) in Egypt,
his wonders(BN) in the region of Zoan.
44 He turned their river into blood;(BO)
they could not drink from their streams.
45 He sent swarms of flies(BP) that devoured them,
and frogs(BQ) that devastated them.
46 He gave their crops to the grasshopper,(BR)
their produce to the locust.(BS)
47 He destroyed their vines with hail(BT)
and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
48 He gave over their cattle to the hail,
their livestock(BU) to bolts of lightning.
49 He unleashed against them his hot anger,(BV)
his wrath, indignation and hostility—
a band of destroying angels.(BW)
50 He prepared a path for his anger;
he did not spare them from death
but gave them over to the plague.
51 He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt,(BX)
the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.(BY)
52 But he brought his people out like a flock;(BZ)
he led them like sheep through the wilderness.
53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid;
but the sea engulfed(CA) their enemies.(CB)
54 And so he brought them to the border of his holy land,
to the hill country his right hand(CC) had taken.
55 He drove out nations(CD) before them
and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;(CE)
he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.

56 But they put God to the test
and rebelled against the Most High;
they did not keep his statutes.
57 Like their ancestors(CF) they were disloyal and faithless,
as unreliable as a faulty bow.(CG)
58 They angered him(CH) with their high places;(CI)
they aroused his jealousy with their idols.(CJ)
59 When God heard(CK) them, he was furious;(CL)
he rejected Israel(CM) completely.
60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,(CN)
the tent he had set up among humans.(CO)
61 He sent the ark of his might(CP) into captivity,(CQ)
his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
62 He gave his people over to the sword;(CR)
he was furious with his inheritance.(CS)
63 Fire consumed(CT) their young men,
and their young women had no wedding songs;(CU)
64 their priests were put to the sword,(CV)
and their widows could not weep.

65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,(CW)
as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.
66 He beat back his enemies;
he put them to everlasting shame.(CX)
67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph,
he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;(CY)
68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,(CZ)
Mount Zion,(DA) which he loved.
69 He built his sanctuary(DB) like the heights,
like the earth that he established forever.
70 He chose David(DC) his servant
and took him from the sheep pens;
71 from tending the sheep(DD) he brought him
to be the shepherd(DE) of his people Jacob,
of Israel his inheritance.
72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;(DF)
with skillful hands he led them.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 78:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 78:1 : Isa 51:4; 55:3
  2. Psalm 78:2 : S Ps 49:4; S Mt 13:35*
  3. Psalm 78:3 : S Jdg 6:13
  4. Psalm 78:4 : S Dt 11:19
  5. Psalm 78:4 : S Dt 32:7; S Ps 71:18
  6. Psalm 78:4 : Ps 26:7; 71:17
  7. Psalm 78:4 : S Job 5:9
  8. Psalm 78:5 : Ps 19:7; 81:5
  9. Psalm 78:5 : Ps 147:19
  10. Psalm 78:6 : S Ps 22:31
  11. Psalm 78:7 : S Dt 6:12
  12. Psalm 78:7 : S Dt 5:29
  13. Psalm 78:8 : S 2Ch 30:7
  14. Psalm 78:8 : S Ex 32:9
  15. Psalm 78:8 : S Ex 23:21; S Dt 21:18; Isa 30:9; 65:2
  16. Psalm 78:9 : ver 57; 1Ch 12:2; Hos 7:16
  17. Psalm 78:9 : S Jdg 20:39
  18. Psalm 78:10 : S Jos 7:11; S 2Ki 17:15
  19. Psalm 78:10 : S Ex 16:28; S Jer 11:8
  20. Psalm 78:11 : Ps 106:13
  21. Psalm 78:12 : S Ne 9:17; Ps 106:22
  22. Psalm 78:12 : Ex 11:9
  23. Psalm 78:12 : S Nu 13:22
  24. Psalm 78:13 : S Ex 14:21; Ps 66:6; 136:13
  25. Psalm 78:13 : S Ex 14:22; S 15:8
  26. Psalm 78:14 : Ex 13:21; Ps 105:39
  27. Psalm 78:15 : S Nu 20:11; 1Co 10:4
  28. Psalm 78:17 : ver 32, 40; Dt 9:22; Isa 30:1; 63:10; Heb 3:16
  29. Psalm 78:18 : S Ex 17:2; 1Co 10:9
  30. Psalm 78:18 : S Ex 15:24; Nu 11:4
  31. Psalm 78:19 : Nu 21:5
  32. Psalm 78:20 : S Nu 20:11; S Isa 35:6
  33. Psalm 78:20 : Nu 11:18
  34. Psalm 78:21 : S Nu 11:1
  35. Psalm 78:22 : S Dt 1:32; Heb 3:19
  36. Psalm 78:23 : Ge 7:11; S 2Ki 7:2
  37. Psalm 78:24 : Ex 16:4; Jn 6:31*
  38. Psalm 78:26 : S Nu 11:31
  39. Psalm 78:27 : S Ex 16:13; Nu 11:31
  40. Psalm 78:29 : S Nu 11:20
  41. Psalm 78:30 : S Nu 11:33
  42. Psalm 78:31 : Isa 10:16
  43. Psalm 78:32 : S ver 17
  44. Psalm 78:32 : ver 11
  45. Psalm 78:32 : ver 22
  46. Psalm 78:33 : Nu 14:29, 35
  47. Psalm 78:34 : S Dt 4:29; Hos 5:15
  48. Psalm 78:35 : S Ge 49:24
  49. Psalm 78:35 : S Dt 9:26
  50. Psalm 78:36 : Eze 33:31
  51. Psalm 78:37 : ver 8; Ac 8:21
  52. Psalm 78:38 : S Ex 34:6
  53. Psalm 78:38 : Isa 1:25; 27:9; 48:10; Da 11:35
  54. Psalm 78:38 : Ps 25:11; 85:2
  55. Psalm 78:38 : S Job 9:13; S Isa 30:18
  56. Psalm 78:39 : S Ge 6:3; S Isa 29:5
  57. Psalm 78:39 : S Job 7:7; Jas 4:14
  58. Psalm 78:40 : S Ex 23:21
  59. Psalm 78:40 : Ps 95:8; 106:14
  60. Psalm 78:40 : Eph 4:30
  61. Psalm 78:41 : S Ex 17:2
  62. Psalm 78:41 : S 2Ki 19:22; Ps 71:22; 89:18
  63. Psalm 78:42 : S Jdg 3:7; S Ne 9:17
  64. Psalm 78:42 : S Ps 27:11
  65. Psalm 78:43 : Ex 10:1
  66. Psalm 78:43 : S Ex 3:20
  67. Psalm 78:44 : Ex 7:20-21; Ps 105:29
  68. Psalm 78:45 : Ex 8:24; Ps 105:31
  69. Psalm 78:45 : S Ex 8:2, 6
  70. Psalm 78:46 : Na 3:15
  71. Psalm 78:46 : S Ex 10:13
  72. Psalm 78:47 : Ex 9:23; Ps 105:32; 147:17
  73. Psalm 78:48 : Ex 9:25
  74. Psalm 78:49 : Ex 15:7
  75. Psalm 78:49 : S Ge 19:13; 1Co 10:10
  76. Psalm 78:51 : S Ex 12:12; Ps 135:8
  77. Psalm 78:51 : Ps 105:23; 106:22
  78. Psalm 78:52 : S Job 21:11; S Ps 28:9; 77:20
  79. Psalm 78:53 : S Ex 14:28
  80. Psalm 78:53 : Ex 15:7; Ps 106:10
  81. Psalm 78:54 : Ps 44:3
  82. Psalm 78:55 : Ps 44:2
  83. Psalm 78:55 : S Dt 1:38; S Jos 13:7; Ac 13:19
  84. Psalm 78:57 : S 2Ch 30:7; Eze 20:27
  85. Psalm 78:57 : S ver 9
  86. Psalm 78:58 : S Jdg 2:12
  87. Psalm 78:58 : S Lev 26:30
  88. Psalm 78:58 : Ex 20:4; S Dt 5:8; 32:21
  89. Psalm 78:59 : Ps 55:19
  90. Psalm 78:59 : S Lev 26:28; S Nu 32:14
  91. Psalm 78:59 : S Dt 32:19
  92. Psalm 78:60 : S Jos 18:1
  93. Psalm 78:60 : Eze 8:6
  94. Psalm 78:61 : Ps 132:8
  95. Psalm 78:61 : S 1Sa 4:17
  96. Psalm 78:62 : S Dt 28:25
  97. Psalm 78:62 : S 1Sa 10:1
  98. Psalm 78:63 : S Nu 11:1
  99. Psalm 78:63 : S 1Ki 4:32; Jer 7:34; 16:9; 25:10
  100. Psalm 78:64 : 1Sa 4:17
  101. Psalm 78:65 : Ps 44:23
  102. Psalm 78:66 : 1Sa 5:6
  103. Psalm 78:67 : Jer 7:15; Hos 9:13; 12:1
  104. Psalm 78:68 : S Nu 1:7; Ps 108:8
  105. Psalm 78:68 : S Ex 15:17; S Ps 68:16
  106. Psalm 78:69 : S Ps 15:1
  107. Psalm 78:70 : S 1Sa 16:1
  108. Psalm 78:71 : S Ge 37:2
  109. Psalm 78:71 : S Ps 28:9
  110. Psalm 78:72 : S Ge 17:1
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1 Samuel 1:21-2:11

Hannah Dedicates Samuel

21 When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual(A) sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow,(B) 22 Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, “After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present(C) him before the Lord, and he will live there always.”[a]

23 “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. “Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the Lord make good(D) his[b] word.” So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned(E) him.

24 After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull,[c](F) an ephah[d] of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. 25 When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli, 26 and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. 27 I prayed(G) for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life(H) he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.

Hannah’s Prayer

Then Hannah prayed and said:(I)

“My heart rejoices(J) in the Lord;
in the Lord my horn[e](K) is lifted high.
My mouth boasts(L) over my enemies,(M)
for I delight in your deliverance.

“There is no one holy(N) like(O) the Lord;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock(P) like our God.

“Do not keep talking so proudly
or let your mouth speak such arrogance,(Q)
for the Lord is a God who knows,(R)
and by him deeds(S) are weighed.(T)

“The bows of the warriors are broken,(U)
but those who stumbled are armed with strength.(V)
Those who were full hire themselves out for food,
but those who were hungry(W) are hungry no more.
She who was barren(X) has borne seven children,
but she who has had many sons pines away.

“The Lord brings death and makes alive;(Y)
he brings down to the grave and raises up.(Z)
The Lord sends poverty and wealth;(AA)
he humbles and he exalts.(AB)
He raises(AC) the poor(AD) from the dust(AE)
and lifts the needy(AF) from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor.(AG)

“For the foundations(AH) of the earth are the Lord’s;
on them he has set the world.
He will guard the feet(AI) of his faithful servants,(AJ)
but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness.(AK)

“It is not by strength(AL) that one prevails;
10 those who oppose the Lord will be broken.(AM)
The Most High will thunder(AN) from heaven;
the Lord will judge(AO) the ends of the earth.

“He will give strength(AP) to his king
and exalt the horn(AQ) of his anointed.”

11 Then Elkanah went home to Ramah,(AR) but the boy ministered(AS) before the Lord under Eli the priest.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Samuel 1:22 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls always. I have dedicated him as a Nazirite—all the days of his life.”
  2. 1 Samuel 1:23 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac your
  3. 1 Samuel 1:24 Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint and Syriac; Masoretic Text with three bulls
  4. 1 Samuel 1:24 That is, probably about 36 pounds or about 16 kilograms
  5. 1 Samuel 2:1 Horn here symbolizes strength; also in verse 10.

Cross references:

  1. 1 Samuel 1:21 : S ver 3
  2. 1 Samuel 1:21 : S Ge 28:20; Nu 30:2; Dt 12:11
  3. 1 Samuel 1:22 : Ex 13:2; Lk 2:22
  4. 1 Samuel 1:23 : S Ge 25:21
  5. 1 Samuel 1:23 : Ge 21:8
  6. 1 Samuel 1:24 : Nu 15:8-10
  7. 1 Samuel 1:27 : 1Sa 2:20; Ps 66:19-20
  8. 1 Samuel 1:28 : S Jdg 13:7
  9. 1 Samuel 2:1 : Lk 1:46-55
  10. 1 Samuel 2:1 : Ps 13:5; 33:21; Zec 10:7
  11. 1 Samuel 2:1 : Ps 18:2; 89:17, 24; 148:14
  12. 1 Samuel 2:1 : Ps 6:8
  13. 1 Samuel 2:1 : S Nu 10:35; Ps 6:10
  14. 1 Samuel 2:2 : S Ex 15:11; S Lev 11:44
  15. 1 Samuel 2:2 : S Ex 8:10; Isa 40:25; 46:5
  16. 1 Samuel 2:2 : S Ge 49:24; S Ex 33:22; Dt 32:37; 2Sa 22:2, 32; 23:3; Ps 31:3; 71:3
  17. 1 Samuel 2:3 : Ps 17:10; 31:18; 73:8; 75:4; 94:4
  18. 1 Samuel 2:3 : S Jos 22:22
  19. 1 Samuel 2:3 : 1Sa 16:7; 1Ki 8:39; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 6:30; Pr 15:11; Jer 11:20; 17:10
  20. 1 Samuel 2:3 : Pr 16:2; 24:11-12
  21. 1 Samuel 2:4 : 2Sa 1:27; Ps 37:15; 46:9; 76:3
  22. 1 Samuel 2:4 : Job 17:9; Isa 40:31; 41:1; 52:1; 57:10
  23. 1 Samuel 2:5 : Lk 1:53
  24. 1 Samuel 2:5 : Ps 113:9; Isa 54:1; Jer 15:9
  25. 1 Samuel 2:6 : Dt 32:39
  26. 1 Samuel 2:6 : Isa 26:19; Eze 37:3, 12
  27. 1 Samuel 2:7 : S Dt 8:18
  28. 1 Samuel 2:7 : Job 5:11; 40:12; Ps 75:7; Isa 2:12; 13:11; 22:19; Da 4:37
  29. 1 Samuel 2:8 : Ps 113:7-8
  30. 1 Samuel 2:8 : Jas 2:5
  31. 1 Samuel 2:8 : 1Ki 16:2
  32. 1 Samuel 2:8 : Ps 72:12; 107:41; 145:14; 146:8; S Mt 23:12
  33. 1 Samuel 2:8 : 2Sa 7:8; Job 36:7; Isa 22:23; Eze 21:26
  34. 1 Samuel 2:8 : Job 15:7; 38:4; Ps 104:5; Pr 8:29; Isa 40:12; Jer 10:12
  35. 1 Samuel 2:9 : Ps 91:12; 121:3; Pr 3:26
  36. 1 Samuel 2:9 : Pr 2:8
  37. 1 Samuel 2:9 : Job 10:22; Isa 5:30; 8:22; 59:9; 60:2; Jer 13:16; Am 5:18, 20; Zep 1:14-15; Mt 8:12
  38. 1 Samuel 2:9 : 1Sa 17:47; Ps 33:16-17; Zec 4:6
  39. 1 Samuel 2:10 : S Ex 15:6
  40. 1 Samuel 2:10 : S Ex 19:16; 1Sa 7:10; 12:17; 2Sa 22:14; Job 37:4, 5; 38:1; Ps 18:13; 29:3; Isa 66:6
  41. 1 Samuel 2:10 : Ps 96:13; 98:9; Mt 25:31-32
  42. 1 Samuel 2:10 : Ps 18:1; 21:1; 59:16
  43. 1 Samuel 2:10 : S Dt 33:17; Ps 89:24; S Lk 1:69
  44. 1 Samuel 2:11 : S Jos 18:25
  45. 1 Samuel 2:11 : ver 18; S Nu 16:9; 1Sa 3:1
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Acts 1:15-26

15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters,[a](A) the Scripture had to be fulfilled(B) in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas,(C) who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number(D) and shared in our ministry.”(E)

18 (With the payment(F) he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field;(G) there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. 19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language(H) Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)

20 “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms:

“‘May his place be deserted;
let there be no one to dwell in it,’[b](I)

and,

“‘May another take his place of leadership.’[c](J)

21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John’s baptism(K) to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness(L) with us of his resurrection.”

23 So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed,(M) “Lord, you know everyone’s heart.(N) Show us(O) which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.(P)

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 1:16 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 6:3; 11:29; 12:17; 16:40; 18:18, 27; 21:7, 17; 28:14, 15.
  2. Acts 1:20 Psalm 69:25
  3. Acts 1:20 Psalm 109:8
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Luke 20:19-26

19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him(A) immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.(B)

Paying Taxes to Caesar(C)

20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said,(D) so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.(E) 21 So the spies questioned him: “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.(F) 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them, 24 “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

25 He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s,(G) and to God what is God’s.”

26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.

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