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The definition of a teaching:


To tell/ preach/pronounce or explain factual things or ways that may become doctrine at a later stage.

Mark 7:7, “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men”.

Sometimes the person has his/her own choice to accept or not to accept. The word ‘teach’ appear 108 times in the Bible. The word ‘teaching’ appear 25 times in the Bible.


If you accept teaching it can become a way of living. It has a lot to do with tradition and culture. It is about choices. It is sometimes a statement that we do not have to accept or do. Most of the time it is to please other people. There is a saying; "You cannot teach an old dog new tricks". Jesus made a statement by saying, "No one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new skins", Mark 2:22. If we read the same passage in Luke 5:37, 38 we see that Jesus ends the parable by saying, "But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved". Matthew 9:17, "Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved". Jesus spoke about tradition, and how people can put man’s tradition before God’s tradition. The wineskins represent the tradition of man. The new wine represents the new spirit within us if we see something the way God wants us to see it. Is there room for expansion?


We read in Job 32:19, "Indeed my belly is like wine that has no vent; it is ready to burst like new wineskins". Jesus said in John 7:38, "He who believes in me, as the Scriptures has said, out of his heart will flow, rivers of living water".


We are sometimes bound by tradition. We inherit our tradition from our parents. We read about tradition in Matthew 15:1 - 8 "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread". etc. We read about tradition in Mark 7:1 - 13, verse 6 "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me, and in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men, for laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men". Man can teach anything, it will never become part of the doctrine of God if it does not harmonize with the Scriptures.


Life is about choices. Do we make up our own mind? What we do, is that what, we, have decided to do. The Bible must be our guideline. We must improve our walk with the Lord and realize that God knows our deepest thoughts. Practice to feel the presence of God, the Holy Spirit is with us every moment of our lives.


The Bible deals with teaching from Genesis to Revelation. God had different dealings with man in different generations over a long period.

Scriptures on teaching in the Bible:

Matthew 4:23,  ‘And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people’.

Matthew 9:35  ‘And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people’.

Matthew 15:9  ‘But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men’.

Matthew 21:23  ‘And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

Matthew 26:55  ‘In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me’.

Matthew 28:20  ‘Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen’.

Matthew 6:6  ‘And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching’.

Mark 14:49 ‘I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled’.

Luke 5:17  ‘And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them’.

Luke 13:10  ‘And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath’.

Luke 13:22  ‘And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem ’.

Luke 21:37  ‘And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives’.

Luke 23:5  ‘And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place’.

Acts 5:25  ‘Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people’.

Acts 15:35  ‘Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch , teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also’.

Acts 18:11  ‘And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them’.

Acts 28:31  ‘Preaching the kingdom of God , and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him’.

Romans 12:7  ‘Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching’;

Colossians 1:28  ‘Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus’:

Colossians 3:16  ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord’.

Titus 1:11  ‘Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake’.

Titus 2:12  ‘Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world’


To teach is showing someone the ropes. Giving someone an acceptable idea of something. Making something understandable.

Examples of teach in the Bible:

Matthew 11:1  ‘And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

Matthew 28:19  ‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost’.

Mark 4:1  ‘And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land’.

Mark 6:2  ‘And when the Sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, from whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

Mark 6:34  ‘And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things’.

Mark 8:31  ‘And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again’.

Luke 11:1  ‘And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples’.

Luke 12:12  ‘For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say’.

John 7:35  ‘Then said the Jews among themselves, whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?

John 9:34  They answered and said unto him, thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

John 14:26  ‘But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you’.

Acts 1:1  ‘The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach’.

Acts 4:18  ‘And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus’.

Acts 5:28  ‘Saying, did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us’.

Acts 5:42  ‘And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ’.

Acts 16:21  ‘And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans’.

1 Corinthians 4:17  ‘For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church’.

1 Corinthians 11:14  ‘Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

1 Corinthians 14:19  ‘Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue’.

1 Timothy 1:3  ‘As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus , when I went into Macedonia , that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine’.

1 Timothy 2:12  ‘But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence’.

1 Timothy 3:2  ‘A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach’.

1 Timothy 4:11  ‘These things command and teach’.

1 Timothy 6:2  ‘And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort’.

1 Timothy 6:3  If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness’.

2 Timothy 2:2  ‘And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also’.

2 Timothy 2:24  ‘And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient’.

Titus 2:4  ‘That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children’.

Hebrews 5:12  ‘For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat’.

Hebrews 8:11  ‘And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest’.

1 John 2:27  ‘But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him’.

Revelation 2:20  ‘Not withstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols’.   


The definition of a doctrine: Matured positive fact about a person or something.


Doctrine is factual. No person can change, omit or add to the truth of these things. It is possible that a person can be ignorant on a certain doctrine; it does not mean that specific doctrine does not exist.


Looking at the doctrine of the human brain, one can not see the human brain with the naked eye under normal circumstances. But it is there, it exist.


There is a living God, there is a heaven, there is a place called hell. The word ‘doctrine’ appears 50 times in the Bible. The Bible deals with doctrine from Genesis to Revelation.


John 7:16; Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me. 

Examples of the doctrines of the Christian religion.

1. The Doctrine of God the Father.

God the Father has His own Body, Soul and Spirit. The Spirit of the Father is the Holy Spirit, John 15:26; Genesis 1:2. God the Father was before time ever started, and He will be forever. God the Father is at this moment seated in heaven on His Throne, Mark 16:19; Hebrews 1:3; 1 Peter 3:22; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Acts 7:56; Revelation 20:11. When the Bible normally refers to 'God' in the New Testament it refers to 'God the Father'. Read Luke 8:1; John 14:1. Jesus said, “Believe in God believe also in Me - in my Father’s house are many mansions”. John 20:17 “My Father and your Father, My God and your God”. Jesus, while on earth referred to His Father in heaven in more than 40 Scripture verses in the New Testament. When we think of God the Father we must not think that He is invisible but we must think merely of distance. Jesus said in John 16:8 - 10b, "I go to My Father and you see Me no More". The Spirit of the Father is not restricted like man’s to a body only, the Holy Spirit is every where, all over - omni present.

2. The Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

Jesus was with God the Father before this world ever was, John 17:5; John 17:24 and Genesis 1:26 etc. God the Son does not know everything that God the Father knows, read Mark 13:32. The Bible teaches that the Spirit of God the Father is in God the Son. Jesus emptied Himself of His own Spirit so that God the Father’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit made His abode in Jesus Christ. John 17:21; “That they all may be one, as You Father, are in Me, and I in You” This does not mean that Jesus has not His own Spirit, see Romans 8:9; Galatians 4:6; Luke 23:46. He submitted His own Spirit to God the Father and so they became one in unity. John 17:11 - 23, verse 11 “That they may be one as We are”. Verse 21 “That they all may be one, as You, Father are in Me and I in You” verse 22, "that they may be one just as We are one”, verse 23 “I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfect in one”. God the Son is at this moment, seated on the right hand of God the Father in Heaven to intercede for all those who accepted Him as their Saviour, Romans 8:34; 1 Peter 3:22. Read my Bible study on ‘Heaven’. God the Father and God the Son are represented here on earth by the Father’s Holy Spirit, John 14:16 - 23. After the resurrection of Jesus, He had a tangible body, Luke 24:36 - 43.

3. The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is God the Father’s Spirit, Exodus 31:3. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth”, John 4:24. The Holy Spirit is representing the Father Himself and Jesus Christ here on earth. The Holy Spirit conceived Jesus in the womb of Mary, by this, Jesus is the Son of God, Matthew 1:18. The Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead as in Romans 8:8 - 16. The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father, read John 15:26; Matthew 10:20 and John 16:7 - 14. We can only think of the mega duties the Holy Spirit perform, see my Bible study on 'The Holy Spirit'. We must realize that God the Father is with us again because of what Jesus did. Jesus will introduce us to God the Father at the 'Marriage Feast'.

4. The Doctrine of Man.

We are spirit, soul and body.  I am a spirit, I have a soul  and  I live in a body. 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Luke 8:55; Acts 7:59, etc.

4.1 I AM A SPIRIT: ( Greek - "Pneuma" )

The spirit of man is his person, Chris, John, Susan etc. the seat of his intellect, will, mind, conscience that makes him a free moral agent and a rational being or person. The spirit of man has God - consciousness. The spirit of man comes from God - Ecclesiastes 12:7, and will live forever, with God or separated from God in Hell, forever, read John 11:36. The spirit of man lives in his earthly body and is restricted not to leave the body while the body is alive. Read, 2 Corinthians 5:1 - 10; James 2:26; Luke 8:55; Acts 7:59.

4.2   I HAVE A SOUL: ( Greek - "Psyche" )

The soul of man is the physical life in his earthly body, the seat of his affections, emotions, appetites, desires and all his physical feelings. Genesis 2:7. The soul of man has self - consciousness. The soul of man comes from God and will be no more once the body dies, because of man’s sinful nature inherited from Adam and Eve.

4.3   I LIVE IN A BODY: ( Greek - "Soma" )

The body of man is his earthly abode or house that his spirit and soul lives in. The spirit and soul designs and the body only executes those desires. The body of man has world - consciousness. The body of man is from the dust of the earth by God and will die because of man’s disobedience. The body of man will return to the dust of the earth. Genesis 2:7 and Genesis 3:19.

5.  The Doctrine of the Church.

The Church is not a building. The Church is made up of living stones. We as, born again believers are the bricks and make up the house of God. The Greek word for church is; "ekklesia" and it means 'called out assembly' or 'called gathering of people'. The word "ekklesia" comes from two Greek words; "ek" meaning 'from' or 'out of' and "kaleo" meaning to 'call'. In other words; 'called out ones'. The word church is mentioned 108 times in the New Testament but not once in the Old Testament. The Church can never be seen as the ' Kingdom of God ', the Church is part of the Kingdom of God . We cannot inherit ourselves but we can inherit the Kingdom of God . The Church consist of true believers in Jesus Christ, the Church is the body of Christ. The Church is a whole company of redeemed in all ages, in Heaven and on earth, Hebrews 12:23 and Ephesians 3:14 - 21.

6.  The Doctrine of the Scriptures.

The word Bible has its origin from the Greek word “biblia” which means; books. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew with a few chapters in Aramaic. The New Testament with the exception of Matthew was written in “Koine” Greek. Matthew was written in Aramaic because Matthew was a Jew, this book was translated into Greek at a later stage. Aramaic was the language spoken by Jesus when He was on earth. The oldest known language spoken on earth was “Sumerian”, this was 4500 BC, this was also the first written language on amulets. The Bible was written by 40 people over a period of 1600 years. The Bible was the first handwritten and printed Book in the world and is still the most popular Book that has the highest sales.

7.  The Doctrine of Satan.

Satan, also called the Devil, is a real created living being, with a spirit body, he was an angel. He rebelled against God the Father in Heaven and was cast out from there. Satan has many evil spirits or demons and followers. There are many that deny the existence of Satan. The greatest lie Satan could even have people to believe is that he, Satan is not real. They claim that Satan is a 'principal of evil', or all in the mind of men. The only source of information about the history of Satan is the Bible. Satan is not the 'God' of the earth, the earth belongs to its Creator - God. The Bible states that he is ruler of the powers of darkness, on the earth, Ephesians 6:12. Satan hates all Christians, he is walking around like a roaring lion, 1 Peter 5:8. The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ overcame him, Revelation 12:11. The Bible teaches that we can resist him in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, James 4:7. Satan gave birth to lies, way - back in Genesis 3:1 - 5. We read in John 8:44, that Jesus said, Satan is the father of all lies.

8. The Doctrine of ….etc. etc. There are many more that will be explained in further Bible studies.

Examples of Doctrines in the Bible:

Matthew 7:28  ‘And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine’.

Matthew 15:9  ‘But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men’.

Matthew 16:12  ‘Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees’.

Matthew 22:33  ‘And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine’.

Mark 1:22  ‘And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes’ 

Mark 1:27  ‘And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, what thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him’.

Mark 4:2  ‘And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine’.

Mark 7:7  ‘Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men’.

Mark 11:18  And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

Mark 12:38  ‘And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces’.

Luke 4:32  ‘And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power’.

John 7:16  ‘Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me’.

John 7:17  ‘If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself’.

John 18:19  ‘The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine’.

Acts 2:42  ‘And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers’.

Acts 5:28  Saying, “Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us”.

Acts13:12  ‘Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Acts 17:19  And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, “may we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?

Romans 6:17  ‘But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you’.

Romans 16:17  ‘Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them’.

1 Corinthians 14:6  ‘Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

1 Corinthians 14:26  ‘How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying’.

Ephesians 4:14  ‘That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive’.

Colossians 2:22  ‘Which all are to perish with the using, after the commandments and doctrines of men?

1 Timothy 1:3  ‘As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus , when I went into Macedonia , that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine’.

1 Timothy 4:1  ‘Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils’.

1 Timothy 4:6  ‘If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained’.

1 Timothy 4:13  “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine”.

1 Timothy 4:16  ‘Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee’.  

1 Timothy 5:17  ‘Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine’.

1 Timothy 6:1  ‘Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed’.

1 Timothy 6:3  ‘If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness’.

2 Timothy 3:10  “But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience”

2 Timothy 3:16  ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’

2 Timothy 4:2  ‘Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine’.

2 Timothy 4:3  ‘For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears’.

Titus 1:9  ‘Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers’.

Titus 2:1  ‘But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine’.

Titus 2:7  ‘In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity’.  

Titus 2:10  ‘Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things’.

Hebrews 6:1  ‘Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God’.

Hebrews 6:2  ‘Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment’.

Hebrews 13:9  ‘Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein’.

2 John 1:9  ‘Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son’.

2 John 1:10  ‘If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed’.

Revelation 2:14  “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication”.

Revelation 2:15  “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate”.

Revelation 2:24  “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden”.

                                                               Saamgestel deur Chris Mengel Snr.

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