1 John 2 Resources

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HENRY ALFORD

ANONYMOUS

Spurgeon comments: "Upon two chapters only, but thoroughly good, and full of sweetness and light." (Commenting and Commentaries)

PAUL APPLE

JACK ARNOLD EXPOSITORY SERMONS

WAYNE BARBER

WILLIAM BARCLAY

ALBERT BARNES

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES

BRIAN BELL SERMONS

CHRIS BENFIELD SERMONS

JOHANN BENGEL

JOSEPH BENSON

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

BRIAN BILL - frequent illustrations and practical applications

HUGH BINNING (1627-1653)

  • Spurgeon says this is "Milk for babes and meat for men; calls to backsliders and comforts for mourners." (Commenting and commentaries)

1 John - Fellowship with God (See list of 28 messages)

JIM BOMKAMP

A E BROOKE

JOHN BUNYAN

WILLIAM BURKITT

JOHN CALVIN

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT

JOHN CANDLISH

ALAN CARR

D A CARSON

RICH CATHERS - HAS FREQUENT ILLUSTRATIONS

THOMAS CHALMERS

ADAM CLARKE

STEVEN COLE

THOMAS CONSTABLE

HENRY COWLES

W A CRISWELL

RON DANIEL

INGIMAR DERIDDER

GARY DERICKSON

DEVOTIONAL WRITINGS EPISTLE OF FIRST JOHN - F B Meyer, Theodore Epp, Andrew Murray, J C Philpot, C H Spurgeon, Octavius Winslow, Oswald Chambers

DICTIONARY OF BIBLE THEMES MARTIN MANSER

NoteThis resource is useful to help you with topics covered by the passage you are studying. Click the verse for the topics (examples listed for 1 John 1:1 - click on "1690 word of God" to see brief definition various aspects of the Word of God with Scriptural examples. Then you can either click the arrow to advance to the next verse or you can go to the top of the page in the dropdown window and select the specific verse or chapter you would like to study.

     1690   word of God
     2018   Christ, divinity
     2033   Christ, humanity
     2203   Christ, titles of
     4909   beginning
     5159   hearing
     5194   touch
     5624   witnesses, to Christ
     9110   after-life

JOHN DUMMELOW

J LIGON DUNCAN

E-CATENA

CHARLES ELLICOTT

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK - DAVID SMITH

EXPOSITOR'S COMMENTARY

JOHN FAWCETT

G G FINDLAY

GENE GETZ - short videos discussing principles associated with the respective passages being studied.

  • 1 John 1:5-2:2; Practicing the Truth: To have intimate fellowship with God, we must confess our sins and live in His will. Video
  • 1 John 2:3-11; Loving God and Others: To have an intimate relationship with God, we must develop loving relationships with one another. Video
  • 1 John 2:12-14; Evaluating Spiritual Growth: Regardless of our level of maturity, as Christians we should continually evaluate the extent to which we are walking in the light rather than in darkness. Video
  • 1 John 2:15-17; Overcoming the World: We must be on guard against worldly influences that interfere with our love for God and for one another. Video
  • 1 John 2:18-27; False Apostles and Prophets: We must reject the teachings of anyone who denies that Jesus Christ is God and that He came in human flesh. Video
  • 1 John 2:28-3:3;The Second Coming: To sincerely anticipate seeing Jesus Christ face to face, we must live in daily fellowship with God and with one another.Video

JOHN GILL

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

GOSPEL COALITION

GOTQUESTIONS

L M GRANT

DAVID GUZIK

W. HALL HARRIS III

NORMAN HARRISON

JAMES HASTINGS

ROBERT HAWKER

MATTHEW HENRY

D EDMOND HIEBERT

James Rosscup has the following note on Hiebert's book The Epistles of John An Expositional Commentary. Note that the links below are to Hiebert's articles in Bibliotheca Sacra which form the basis for his formal published work. Thus Rosscup writes that Hiebert's work "is one of the best medium-length (here 371-pp.) explanations that is serious and clear to deal with most key matters, not pass them by. Hiebert sees ways to have assurance of real salvation, and 1Jn 5:13 as a key for the whole epistle, not confining its focus to details in 1Jn 5:1-12 or 1Jn 5:11,12 (251–52). He views 1Jn 5:16 as a case of a saved person praying for another saved person who receives “life” in the sense of restoration and promotion of his spiritual welfare (260). He usually takes a stand on what a phrase means, gives reasons, and is plain. His comments in the main body, his extensive bibliography (351–60), and frequent footnote references to good sources all exemplify his earnest attempt to give readers light." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Cyril Barber (also referring to the book as does Rosscup) - Hiebert, a Mennonite NT scholar, delves into the letters of John to exact from them the truths that underscore the Christian life and find expression in the kind of walk that pleases the Lord. While he uses the text of the KJV for the benefit of his readers, he works from the original Greek text for his exposition, combining sound exegesis with devotional comments on the text. Here is a volume that is illustrative of the best evangelicalism has to offer. Recommended. (The Minister's Library, Volume 3)

F B HOLE

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

ILLUSTRATIONS

H A IRONSIDE

IVP COMMENTARY

James Rosscup writes "A lucid 168-pp., crisp exposition with some application in a flow for popular, general use. In a number of verses the book helps, at others it frustrates due to passing by views and reasons, or lacks sufficient comments. Much generalizing leaves an impression that in order to be seen as saved one must live an ideally perfect life (cf. 43), yet at other points one reads that Christians sin (45). The work has a healthy clarity that real grace, distinct from cheap so-called (but not genuine) grace (51) elicits confession of sin and seeking obedience to God. Such a life with God helps one’s assurance to be a properly experienced reality, as in 1Jn 2:3 (51), even this by grace. Some statements are quite helpful, as “righteous conduct does not make us God’s children. Rather, such conduct is the consequence or expression of a relationship that already exists” after rebirth (87). Many issues are left in a blur, for instance “God’s seed remains” (1Jn 3:9)." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

JOHN ANGELL JAMES

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, AND BROWN

S LEWIS JOHNSON

WILLIAM KELLY

GUY KING

STEVE KRELOFF

PAUL KRETZMANN

LANGE COMMENTARY

Hiebert's critique - A full exposition with an abundance of doctrinal, ethical, and homiletical material added.

ROBERT LAW

DAVID LEGGE

JOHN MACARTHUR

IAN MACKERVOY

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

HENRY MAHAN

WILLIAM MACDONALD

J VERNON MCGEE

J R MILLER

MONERGISM

BRYAN MACPHAIL

F B MEYER

HEINRICH MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

ROB MORGAN

HENRY MORRIS DEFENDER'S STUDY BIBLE

AUGUSTUS NEANDER (1852)

Spurgeon says "Mrs. Conant (who translated it from German) in her preface says: “The treasures of genius and learning which enrich his more scientific works, here seem vivified by a new element, and melt, under the fervor of his inner spiritual life, into a glowing stream of eloquent practical instruction.” (Commenting and commentaries)The First Epistle of John, Practically Explained

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

NET BIBLE NOTES

PHIL NEWTON

JAMES NISBET (CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY)

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotionals - Excellent Sermon Illustrations

JOSEPH PARKER

PASTOR LIFE Sermons from Baptist pastors.

PETER PETT

J. C. PHILPOT

SAMUEL EYLES PIERCE (1835)

Spurgeon says "This devout author was highly Calvinistic, but withal full of spiritual power and unction. He loved the deep things of God, and wrote upon them in a gracious manner.” (Commenting and commentaries)

JOHN PIPER

ALFRED PLUMMER

MATTHEW POOLE

WILLIAM B POPE

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

PULPIT COMMENTARY

ROBERT RAYBURN

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE STUDY NOTES 1 John 

GRANT RICHISON

Disclaimer: I do not agree with a number of Richison's comments. An example of one on 2Ti 2:12 in his First John Notes "A Christian is still a Christian even though he disowns the Lord." Read Jesus' words in Mt 10:33 and John's in 1 Jn 2:23-note. Many of Richison's comments and applications are excellent, but just be sure you read them with a Berean mindset Acts 17:11-note!

A T ROBERTSON

DON ROBINSON

J C RYLE

ROB SALVATO

JOHNNY SANDERS 1 John Commentary

HENRY SAWTELLE (1888)

Hiebert's critique - A conservative interpretation by a Baptist scholar of the past century. Offers a careful unfolding of the original for the English reader. 84 pages but print small so in effect well over 100 pages compared to usual text size. Easy to follow verse by verse and phrase by phrase exposition.

PHILLIP SCHAFF

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

CHARLES SIMEON

CHUCK SMITH

HAMILTON SMITH

JAMES SMITH

DANIEL SNADDON - Plymouth Brethren

SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY

R C SPROUL - Devotionals from Tabletalk

C H SPURGEON

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN STEVENSON

JOHN STOCK (1865)

Spurgeon says "Written by a well-instructed man of God. For spiritual teaching the work is second to none. Dr. Candlish prized it greatly.” (Commenting and commentaries)

SAM STORMS

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

TODAY IN THE WORD

JOHN TRAPP

James Rosscup writes "This work has long been ranked by many as the best older effort on the Greek text. It is detailed, thorough, and very useful for its incisive, definitive statements on problem areas as well as grammatical matters (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works

BOB UTLEY

MARVIN VINCENT

THOMAS WATSON

TODAY IN THE WORD

B F WESTCOTT

James Rosscup writes "This work has long been ranked by many as the best older effort on the Greek text. It is detailed, thorough, and very useful for its incisive, definitive statements on problem areas as well as grammatical matters (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works

DANIEL WHEDON

STEVE ZEISLER

SERMONS BY VERSE - OLDER MESSAGES

Brooks -- the Pride of Life Grenville Kleiser 1 John 2:1
Our Advocate and Propitiation W. Jones 1 John 2:1, 2
Believers Exhorted not to Sin B. W. Noel, M. A. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ Our Advocate   1 John 2:1-6
Christ Our Advocate W. F. Ireland, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ Our Advocate J. Gibbs. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ Our Advocate with the Father James Fenton, M. A. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ Our Propitiation E. Hoare, M. A. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ Our Propitiatory Sacrifice and Our Advocate D. Inglis. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ the Advocate of Sinners Essex Remembrancer 1 John 2:1-6
Christian Sin Dudley Kidd. 1 John 2:1-6
Christians have Delicate Perceptions of Sin Steinhofer. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ's Acquaintance with Man's Case C. Stanford. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ's Intercession S. Charnock, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Christ's Intercession   1 John 2:1-6
For the Sins of the Whole World Sword and Trowel. 1 John 2:1-6
Insufficiency of the Subjective View of the Atonement G. S. Barrett, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Is There a Doctrine of the Atonement in Scripture James Denney, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Man Lives in a Redeemed World R. W. Dale, LL. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Man's Advocate with the Father D. Thomas, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Nature and Ground of Christ's Advocacy as Meeting the Need of the Guileless Spirit R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Our Advocate on High S. Martin. 1 John 2:1-6
Preventatives Against Sin W. Graham. 1 John 2:1-6
Propitiation for Sin C. New. 1 John 2:1-6
Redemption for the Whole World W. Birch. 1 John 2:1-6
Sin Not Dudley Kidd. 1 John 2:1-6
Sin Supposed: Sin Dealt with R. Finlayson 1 John 2:1-6
Sinless Aim of the Guileless Spirit R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
The Advocacy of Christ J. Williams, M. A. 1 John 2:1-6
The Gospel Prohibits Sin C. Stanford, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
The Gracious Provision J. O. Peck, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
The Intercession of Christ J. Foot, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
The Knowledge of God Preventive of Sin Hugh Binning. 1 John 2:1-6
The Propitiation Intelligible James Denney, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
The Propitiation of Christ George Robson. 1 John 2:1-6
The Sinner's Advocate C. H. Spurgeon. 1 John 2:1-6
The True Pleader G. Calvert. 1 John 2:1-6
Warning and Encouragement James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:1-6
Doing and Knowing F. D. Maurice, M. A. 1 John 2:3-5
Our Attitude Towards the Commandments of God are Evidence of Christian Life J. M. Gibbon. 1 John 2:3-5
Sincerity and Duplicity C. H. Spurgeon 1 John 2:3-5
The Great Change and its Evidences J. Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:3-5
The Guileless Spirit Realising Through Obedience the Knowledge of God as the Means of Being and Abiding in God R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:3-5
The Keeping of God's Commandments is Undoubtedly and Truly the Perfection of Our Love to God John Cotton, B. D. 1 John 2:3-5
The Keeping of the Divine Word Homilist 1 John 2:3-5
The Love of God T. Binney. 1 John 2:3-5
The Saving Knowledge of Christ Evinced by a Practical Attention to His Commandments Sketches of Four Hundred Sermons 1 John 2:3-5
The True Knowledge of God and its Infallible Proof W. Jones 1 John 2:3-5
Theology and Morality Homilist 1 John 2:3-5
Abiding in Christ to be Demonstrated by Walking as Christ Did Isaac Barrow, D. D. 1 John 2:6
Christian Profession and Consequent Obligations W. Jones 1 John 2:6
Imitation of Christ B. W. Noel, M. A. 1 John 2:6
Imitation of the Example of Christ in His Temper and Life John Hubbard. 1 John 2:6
In Him: Like Him C. H. Spurgeon. 1 John 2:6
Inward Grace Manifest in the Life A. R. Cocke, D. D. 1 John 2:6
Of the Imitation of Christ in Holiness of Life   1 John 2:6
The Christian Walk Bp. Ryle. 1 John 2:6
The Christian's Imitation of Christ Wm. Fenner. 1 John 2:6
The Christlike Walk of One with Guileless Spirit Abiding in God R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:6
The Example of Christ D. Duncan. 1 John 2:6
The Commandment, Old Yet New Alexander Maclaren 1 John 2:7
Brotherly Love James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:7-11
No New Commandment A. F. W. Ingram, M. A. 1 John 2:7-11
The Commandment of Brotherly Love R. Finlayson 1 John 2:7-11
The Commandment of Love -- its Oldness and its Newness T. Jones. 1 John 2:7-11
The Darkness Passing -- the Light Shining R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:7-11
The Law of Love True to the Requirements of Life C. Watson, D. D. 1 John 2:7-11
The Old and New Commandments F. D. Maurice, M. A. 1 John 2:7-11
Brotherly Love a Test and Means of Being and Abiding with Guileless Spirit in the Light Instead of Walking in Darkness R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:9-11
Hatred Causes Stumbling A. J. Bechtel. 1 John 2:9-11
Living in Light and Love W. Jones 1 John 2:9-11
Moral Darkness Abp. Wm. Alexander. 1 John 2:9-11
A Sermon to the Lord's Little Children C. H. Spurgeon. 1 John 2:12-14
Christians as Little Children John Stock, M. A. 1 John 2:12-14
For His Name's Sake R. Thomas. 1 John 2:12-14
God's Glory in the Forgiveness of Sin for His Name's Sake H. Melvill, B. D. 1 John 2:12-14
Seasons of Life and Their Appropriate Spiritual Experiences W. Jones 1 John 2:12-14
The Father and His Children J. M. Gibbon. 1 John 2:12-14
The Gospel to the Young E. A. Stuart, M. A. 1 John 2:12-14
Young Christians to be Cared For John Stock, M. A. 1 John 2:12-14
The Great Danger of Christians R. Finlayson 1 John 2:12-17
A Description of Young Men in Christ C. H. Spurgeon. 1 John 2:13
Christian Fathers and the Knowledge of the Divine Being T. Manton, D. D. 1 John 2:13
Fathers in Christ C. H. Spurgeon. 1 John 2:13
Manly Christianity   1 John 2:13
Noble Young Men Homilist 1 John 2:13
Religion Beautiful in All Seasons of Life D. Thomas, D. D. 1 John 2:13
Spiritual Growth T. Manton, D. D. 1 John 2:13
Strength, Victory, and Knowledge in Youth M. Vincent, D. D. 1 John 2:13
The Aged in Years and Grace T. Manton, D. D. 1 John 2:13
The Childhood of Grace T. Manton, D. D. 1 John 2:13
The Guileless Spirit Abiding in the Light in its Threefold Aspect of Childhood R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:13
The Hopefulness of Youthful Strength Andrew Doak, M. A. 1 John 2:13
The Strength of Young Men H. R. Reynolds, D. D. 1 John 2:13
The Successive Stages of Life Canon Diggle. 1 John 2:13
The Word of God the Guide of Youth J. T. Davidson, D. D. 1 John 2:13
The Youthhood of the Nation C. A. Bartol. 1 John 2:13
Three Stages of Natural and Christian Life T. Manton, D. D. 1 John 2:13
Unto You, Young Men C. H. Spurgeon. 1 John 2:13
Victorious Young Men J. Irons. 1 John 2:13
Working Power A. L. Stone. 1 John 2:13
Yoking Manhood's Strength and Triumph C. V. Waugh. 1 John 2:13
Young Men T. Manton, D. D. 1 John 2:13
Young Men in Cities H. W. Beecher. 1 John 2:13
Youthful Strength A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 John 2:13
The Difference Between Walking by Sight, and Walking by Faith John Wesley 1 John 2:15
A Dangerous Experiment H. Bushnell, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
An Apostolic Prohibition, and the Reason Thereof W. Jones 1 John 2:15-17
Love not the World James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
Love not the World J. B. Mayor, M. A. 1 John 2:15-17
Love not the World S. S. Roche. 1 John 2:15-17
Love of the World F. W. P. Greenwood, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
Love of the World E. H. Chapin, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
The Christian in the World   1 John 2:15-17
The Expulsive Power of a New Affection T. Chalmers, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
The Guileless Spirit Loving not the World R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
The Nature and Danger of an Inordinate Love of the World John Mason, M. A. 1 John 2:15-17
The Peril of Worldliness W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. 1 John 2:15-17
The World and the Father F. D. Maurice, M. A. 1 John 2:15-17
The World We Must not Love Abp. Wm. Alexander. 1 John 2:15-17
Unlading A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
When Do We Love the World Too Much J. Jortin, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
Worldliness F. W. Robertson, M. A. 1 John 2:15-17
Worldliness J. E. Welldon, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
Worldliness Impedes the Sight of Higher Things W. Arnot, D. D. 1 John 2:15-17
Worldly Affections Destructive of Love to God Archdeacon Manning. 1 John 2:15-17
The Lust of the Eyes W. J. Dawson. 1 John 2:16
The Pride of Life is Transitory W. J. Dawson. 1 John 2:16
The Three Elements of a Worldly Life J. B. Mayor, M. A. 1 John 2:16
The Worldling's Trinity J. Trapp. 1 John 2:16
Transitoriness of the Lust of the Flesh W. J. Dawson. 1 John 2:16
What is The World S. Faber. 1 John 2:16
National Worldliness S. A. Brooke, M. A. 1 John 2:17
Obedience and Abiding A. Raleigh, D. D. 1 John 2:17
River and Rock A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 John 2:17
The Abiding Life A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 John 2:17
The Evanescent and the Enduring in Human History D. Thomas, D. D. 1 John 2:17
The Guileless Spirit R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:17
The Moral Only Permanent H. Allon, D. D. 1 John 2:17
Antichrist Bp. Wm. Alexander. 1 John 2:18-23
Antichrist and Antichrists James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:18-23
Anti-Christian S. E. Pierce. 1 John 2:18-23
Last Things T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. 1 John 2:18-23
St. John's Last Hour George G. Findlay, B. A. 1 John 2:18-23
The Dispensations Dean Goulburn. 1 John 2:18-23
Antichrist R. Finlayson 1 John 2:18-29
A Bundle of Myrrh Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1 John 2:20
An Unction from the Holy One James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:20
Knowledge by Divine Unction James Stratten. 1 John 2:20
The Anointing J. B. Figgis, M. A. 1 John 2:20
The Guileless Spirit Amid Anti-Christian Defections R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:20
The Omniscience of Holiness F. Ferguson, D. D. 1 John 2:20
The Unction from the Holy One C. Stanford, D. D. 1 John 2:20
The Unction Front the Holy One A. Mackennal, D. D. 1 John 2:20
Unction from the Holy One J. J. Lias, M. A. 1 John 2:20
The Unction from the Holy One W. Jones 1 John 2:20, 27
Antichrist D. Thomas, D. D. 1 John 2:21-24
Deniers of Christ J. T. Demarest, D. D. 1 John 2:21-24
Knowledge Favourable to Further Teaching James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:21-24
Our Estimate of Christ the Measure of God's Estimate of Us   1 John 2:21-24
The Antagonism Between Truth and Falsehood J. J. Lias, M. A. 1 John 2:21-24
The Guileless Spirit R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:21-24
The Son and the Father R. W. Dale, D. D. 1 John 2:21-24
Christian Doctrine, Duty, Privilege, and Hope T. Mortimer, B. D. 1 John 2:24-25
The Guileless Spirit Abiding Through the Word in the Son and in the Father R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:24-25
Vital Godliness J. Irons. 1 John 2:24-25
Eternal Life James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:25
The Promise of Eternal Life J. W. Reeve, M. A. 1 John 2:25
Teacheth F. B. Meyer, B. A. 1 John 2:26-28
The Anointing by Christ The Evangelical Preacher 1 John 2:26-28
The Guileless Spirit R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:26-28
What God is to Us Hugh Binning 1 John 2:27
A Standard of Judgment James Morgan, D. D. 1 John 2:28-29
Abiding in Christ Gives Confidence A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 John 2:28-29
Abiding in Christ the Ground of Confidence in the Day of His Appearing J. Hawes, D. D. 1 John 2:28-29
Ashamed to Meet the Lord J. Elder Cumming, D. D. 1 John 2:28-29
Intermediate Condition of the Divine Fellowship R. S. Candlish, D. D. 1 John 2:28-29
Preparation for the Coming of the Lord C. H. Spurgeon. 1 John 2:28-29
The Advantage of Abiding in Christ A. Maclaren, D. D. 1 John 2:28-29
The Highest Life D. Thomas, D. D. 1 John 2:28-29
What is it to be a Doer of Righteousness B. Beddome, M. A. 1 John 2:28-29

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