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Romans 5 vs 12 - 21 - Corps Notes - 7b

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Publication Date: 1973

 Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

He is not our prophet, priest and king not yours and mine; it’s for our learning he did
all of this for us, that’s true. But he is the prophet, the priest, the king to whom? Israel. He
is God’s only begotten son and savior for us. But on the mount of transfiguration, the
vision was only there with whom? Moses, the law giver and the prophet, where’s the king?
Well, sort of neat. This word “type” would have been much better, the theologians are the
ones that screwed us up on all of this, and especially the fundamentalist. Whenever you
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read stuff out of Moody or any of that conservative biblical stuff they pass out, they’ll
really hit you on the types. They’ve all kinds of types for the Lord Jesus Christ; they’ll go
pick it out all through the Old Testament. You can’t do it. Only when the word is in the
Word can you use it, basically. But it would much better fit, the accuracy of the Word, if
you thought of it like a shadow. Then it would fit much better in your head. A shadow is
not the individual, you know, it’s just your shadow. But it’s got something to say because
your there. Or else you wouldn’t have a shadow.
[SPEAKS OFF MIC]
Now, do we have a dictionary here, Donna Randal, in the back room? Right here,
bring it up.
Look at John 20:25. Terry, read it to me. (You haven’t your name [tag] on, honey. I
know you but maybe some of the other people don't know you.)
John 20:25:
The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said
unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger
into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Right, the word “print” is the word typhos. Very unusual translation. Yes Sue?
[Sue:] Can you spell that please?
I don’t know. Walter, how’s it spelled in the Greek?
[Walter:] T-U-P-O-S
That’s it. Long “U”? No, just a “u”. T-U-P-O-S. It’s transliterated “T-Y-P-H-O-S.”
In Acts 7:43, Phil read that.
Acts 7:43:
Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of your god Remphan,
figures which ye made to worship them; and I will carry you away beyond
Babylon.
Right and there again it’s that same word, typhos and of course here its translated
“figure” in Romans 5:14 that we had.
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.
“Form” is the word typhos there.
Acts 7:44:
Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he appointed,
speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had
seen.
Right, “according to the fashion.” The word “fashion” is the word typhos or type.
Acts 23:25:
And he wrote a letter after this manner:...
The word “manner” is the word typhos or type.
Titus 2:7:
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:...
A pattern of what? Good works, right? Pattern is the word typhos.
Hebrews 8:5:
Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things,...
Right. A shadow, pattern, right?
I Corinthians 10:6:
Now these things were our examples,...
That’s it, the word “example” is the word typhos. Read verse 11:
I Corinthians 10:11:
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:...
Right, same thing. I Timothy 4:12, Kurt. And we’ll close with this one.
I Timothy 4:12:
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example...
Right, be an example, a typhos. Now these are all the usages that are in the Bible of
this word. Now, these are not all the scriptures but these are all the words, there are about
six or eight or maybe ten more scriptures that have this word in it. It’s used as print, figure,
form, fashion, manner, pattern, shadow, example. Okay, verse 14, Romans 5.
Romans 5:14:
...who is the [type, typhos] of him who was and is to come.
Now verse 15. I read you Dr. Lamsa’s translation of 15.
Romans 5:15a:
But not as the offense [says King James] so also is the as a free gift....
Lamsa says: But the measure of the gift of God was not the measure of the fall....
New English says: But God’s act of grace is out of all proportion to Adam’s
wrong doing....[Isn’t that beautiful?]
American Standard says: But not as the trespass so also the free gift....
I really didn’t want to read that thing, that hasn’t got much better than the King James.
But I thought the New English really hit the essence of truth right on the head. I think
that’s just beautiful. [REPEATS:]
Romans 5:15a (New English):
[But] God’s act of grace is out of all proportion to Adam’s wrong doing....
Romans 5:15b (KJV):
...For, if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God
and the gift by grace,...by one man, Jesus Christ...abounded unto many.
Romans 5:15b (Lamsa):
...But the measure of the gift of God was not the measure of the fall, if therefore
because of the fall of one many died; how much more will the grace and gift of
God because of one man, Jesus Christ, be increased.
That’s good. Listen again. [REPEATS PART OF SCRIPTURE]
Romans 5:15b (Lamsa):
...if therefore because of the fall of one many died; how much more will the grace
and gift of God because of one man, [one what? Man. That’s what it says, that’s
what it means.] Jesus Christ, be increased.
Romans 5:15b (New English):
...For if the wrong doing of that one man brought death upon so many its effect is
vastly exceeded by the grace of God and the gift that came to so many by the
grace of one man, Jesus Christ.
Very good. Verse 16:
Romans 5:16 (KJV):
And not as it was by one that sinned so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to
condemnation but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification.
Lamsa translates verse 16 as follows:
Romans 5:16 (Lamsa):
And the effect of the gift of God was greater than the effect of the offense of
Adam. For while the judgment from one man’s offense resulted in condemnation
of many, the gift of God in forgiveness of sins resulted in righteousness to many
more.
Romans 5:16 (New English):
And again, the gift of God is not to be compared in its effect with that one man’s
sin. For the judicial action following upon the one offense issued in a verdict of
condemnation but the act of grace following upon so many misdeeds issued in a
verdict of acquittal.
Oh I love that stuff, that’s just beautiful. Verse 17, King James.
Romans 5:17 (KJV):
For if by the one man’s offense death reigned by one, much more they which
receive abundance [of what?] of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign
in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans 5:17 (Lamsa):
For if by one man’s offense death reigned how much more those who received
abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one Jesus
Christ.
Romans 5:17 (New English):
For if by the wrong doing of that one man death established its reign through a
single sinner, much more shall those who receive in far greater measure God’s
grace and his gift of righteousness live and reign through the one man Jesus Christ.
That’s a good one. The Amplified.
Romans 5:17 (Amplified):
For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that
one, much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace...and the
free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as
kings in life through the one Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
I like the great translation in here, “reign as kings.” We talk about the man being the
king of the house. If he’s going to be king, he’s got to have a queen. Therefore his wife
would be the queen of the house. We talk about this in our Christian Family and Sex camps,
you know, king-queen trip. But this, as a son of God, makes us reign as kings, in life. And
it’s this great verse that tells me why we have life which is more than abundant; it uses the
word “abundance,” because of the abundance of grace. That’s why we have a life which is
more abundant. The abundance of grace is what makes possible, the more abundant life.
Once more this great verse (listen), 17.
Romans 5:17 (New English):
For if by the wrong doing of that one man death established its reign through a
single sinner, much more shall those who receive in far greater measure God’s
grace [If he were to put abundance in here, it would be a terrific translation: who
receive in far greater abundance God’s grace] and his gift of righteousness live
and reign through the one man Jesus Christ.
We live and we do what? Reign. The reign is the word they translated king over in
here. We live and we are more than conquerors, reign. Came that we might have life and
have it more than what? {Abundant.} Because of the abundance of the grace. Grace is
unmerited favor. “For God so,” what? {Loved.} Amen, don’t you ever forget it. Boy, when
you understand this stuff, you have no problem forgiving people. Anybody has a problem
forgiving people; just don’t know what God did for them. That’s right. If you want to be a
blabber mouth, blabber about what God did for you. Talk about that, see? Not criticism of
other people and this kind of stuff. Really a fantastic thing kids. Everything we lost in
Adam we regained in Christ plus. Eternal life, we can’t lose it, Adam did. That’s something,
that’s the word charisma Walter’s talking about. God’s great grace, that’s love people. The
world has never seen the greatness of this chapter of Romans in our day and in our time.
That it’s the greatness of the grace and the love of God in Christ that has made available
what the Word of God says is available to the believer. That we live right now in this crazy
world where we do lessons in living and all of those other negative things that there are in
life, right in the midst of this hell we live and we reign as kings. You see, why when this
type of truth begins to permeate heads again and people begin to believe it? You get signs,
miracles, wonders. It’s this kind of stuff that I mean when I say, unless you have signs,
miracles and wonders you’re not promoting the right stuff. We just flipped that off the top
of our lid, but there’s a lot more truth behind it than the flip. I see it in the film, the Rock of
Ages film all of the time. I think that phrase is in there the night I taught, see? But it’s a
part of my life, it’s a part of my thinking, it’s part of my vocabulary because I know that if
we have the right stuff, promote the right stuff, teach the right stuff there have to be signs,
miracles and wonders. Really something. Now, the thing that brings the signs, the miracles
and the wonders together is not the charisma. The charisma has to be there, that I know.
But the thing that brings it is that it comes into a manifestation. This thing here tied
together with that. Now, when you look at verse 20 and wrap that whole thing up.
Romans 5:20a (KJV):
Moreover the law [came in beside,] that the offence might abound [that you might
be able to see sin]. But where sin abounded...
You see sin just did not appear, it abounded. That means it appeared, appeared,
appeared, appeared, appeared [REPEATED FIVE TIMES]; it abounded, abounded.
Romans 5:20b (KJV):
...[grace, grace, charisma, grace] grace did much more [super] abound:
[That] is the text. Isn’t that something. Grace not only did more abound, it “more
super abound.” That’s a super, super-bowl abounding. That’s bigger than the Super Bowl.
This is an abounding, abounding. You see how far the Christian church has lived below par.
Why they aren’t even on the course yet. Haven’t even gotten to the first hole yet, you know?
They’re way below par.
Romans 5:21 (KJV):
[...did super abound.] That as sin...reigned unto death, [the word “hath” is
scratched in every text] even so might grace reign through righteousness unto
eternal life by Jesus Christ our [what?] Lord.
That’s right, our Lord. The one who is our Lord, he died for us he is our Lord. You
confess with your mouth the what? The Lord Jesus. You see, he is the party of the first part.
He is our Lord. You don’t take your orders from a theologian or from the head of the
denomination, because the theologian or the head of the denomination is not your what?
{Lord.} Jesus Christ is our Lord, don’t you ever forget it. They all try to dog you on it and
make everybody else come down to their level of thinking. So and so, he’s a great big
smart man. He doesn’t agree with what Wierwille says. Then just back up and say I don’t
care what Wierwille says, what does the Word say? That’s what is important. But see,
they’ll hang you up, they’ll say that you have Wierwille’s interpretation, never accept that.
You go back and hit them with the Word, it’s not Wierwille’s interpretation. If what that
man says agrees with what the Word says, praise God; if it doesn’t, the Word stands.
Nothing to do with Wierwille, the Word. Because we got it by Jesus Christ who is our what?
{Lord.} Amen, he is our Lord. VP’s not your Lord, the professor is not your Lord, the
theologian is not your Lord; Jesus Christ is our Lord. We take our orders from him and we
say what he says. If it never comes to pass kids, you just keep saying it. Sooner or later you
begin to believe it, maybe. But you got to say what the Word says. Now, kids I know that’s
tough because the whole world sometimes stands just in opposition to what you will be
saying. They’ll point every finger at you and say that’s your interpretation, that’s what you
believe. Well, if they feel that bad about it just praise the Lord, that’s what you believe
because that’s what the Word says. Don’t feel bad; let them do the feeling bad. But see they
want to point their finger at you to get you to feel bad. When you feel bad you’re living
below par. Why should we be feeling bad if we have what the Word of God says we have
here tonight? Righteousness, justification. Where sin abounded, grace did super super
abound. Well, he either lied or he did what? {Told the truth.} Amen. And we believe he
told the truth and that’s what we teach. If nobody believes, we still teach it. I tell you
something, somebody’s going to believe it and it sets them free. For the first time in their
life they’ll breathe with full lungs. And with that effervescence in their soul. Let me read
you the last two verses of this particular chapter from Lamsa.
Romans 5:20, 21 (Lamsa):
The introduction of the law caused sin to increase and when sin had increased
grace became abundant.
Just as sin had reined through death, grace shall reign through righteousness unto
eternal life by our Lord Jesus Christ.
And in the New English.
Romans 5:20, 21 (New English):
Law imputed into this process, to multiply law breaking. But where sin was thus
multiplied; grace immeasurably exceeded it.
In order that as sin established its reign by way of death, so God’s grace might
establish its reign in righteousness. And issue an eternal life through Jesus Christ
our Lord.
That’s fantastic. So, God’s grace might establish its reign in righteousness. It does not
say that we will never die because of sin, but God’s grace established its reign in
righteousness. That all the days of our life, knowing that someday we’re going to die
because of sin; but all the days of our life, we reign in righteousness. Then do I feel
condemned every night? No, I reign in righteousness, which issues in eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord. You know what that tells me? That when I die I still have what?
Eternal life and that eternal life goes back to the Father who gave it to me to begin with.
That’s eternal life, that’s the Christ in you the hope and glory. Boy oh boy, you see the
greatness of this fifth chapter? He dealt with the root of sin, death, the root. But in Christ
Jesus we super abound it, grace and all these other great and wonderful truths. This is what
the church has; this kind of thing is what turned the 1st century upside down. Because
people believed it; the apostles dared to speak it; they did speak it. Yet every one of those
men is dead, because of what? Sin. But the righteous is super abundant because of grace.
That’s why they were always more than conquerors; that’s why they were always living on
top of the heap, even at the time of death. I tell you, you know, some of those guys that got
burned at the stake? Fox’s Book of Martyrs, you ever read that trip? They never felt the
flames. They walked in this greatness of this grace and abundance even in the midst of
death; you and I can do the same thing. Whenever I get my heart in this thing like I have
tonight, can’t help but always think of Hebrews.
Hebrews 11:1 (Literal):
Now believing is the title deed to things prayed for, the evidence that they are
yours before they are seen.
[Verse 2:] For by it (believing; the old timers, the old believers) the elders got a good
report card (straight A’s). [Verse 3:] Through believing, Able offered unto God a more
excellent sacrifice than Cain. Because Cane was born of the wrong seed, he was an
unbeliever born of the wrong seed. Therefore his offering could not be received. By
believing, verse 5, Enoch was translated. By believing, verse 7, Noah did his trip. Verse 8,
by believing Abraham. Verse 11, by believing Sarah. People I am reading you before the
day of grace of the super abounding. How much more should we see in evidence today?
Verse 13, very important: these all, what? {Died.} Amen. Not having received the promises
that you and I have. By believing, verse 17, Abraham, you know the whole thing. Isaac,
verse 20; Jacob, 21; Joseph, 22; Moses, 23; walls of Jericho came down, 30, what did they
believe? Words, they believed words, that’s all they believed, words. And by the believing
of words, walls came down. God said: skip around that old Jericho, once a day for seven
days and on the seventh day skip around seven times and toot your “New Year’s” horns.
They did; the walls came down. They believed words. Well, how do you get saved?
Believing words. How do you get signs, miracles and wonders? Believing words. You and
I have more than they had in the Old Testament but if the promise was given to walk
around Jericho seven times on the seventh day, that was as much the Word of God and
their believing would get the same results at that time as our believing gets today as in
promises made to us, you understand? Really something.
Verse 33, who through believing, they subdued what? Believing what? Words, just
words. But they had to be the right words. When God said Jericho seven times, what did
He mean? Did they come down the sixth time? You see, the theologians would argue and
say well he’s just as powerful the first time. Why didn’t God do it the first time? That’s
why they never get the results, they only get consequences. You get results when you
literally carry out God’s Word without any doubt, without any fear. Knowing that it has to
be done because God says so. They subdued kingdoms, they wrought righteousness, they
obtained promises, they stopped the mouths of lions, [verse 34:] quenched the violence of
fire. This is what I was thinking of when I was talking about Fox’s Book of Martyrs.
Doesn’t say here they quenched the fire; they quenched the violence of it, the hurt of it.
They escaped the edge of the sword, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
[Verse 35:] Women received their dead raised to, what? {Life.} That’s right, they did it
without natural food. You see, I think we’re about the only place in the world where you
can do “Lessons in Living” and the greatness of God’s Word also. And come to a pretty
good understanding of what’s available in “Lessons of Living” but more so in what we
have in God’s wonderful matchless Word. Because what could it profit a man if, what?
{He gain.} He gains, what? {The world.} And loses his, what? {His soul.} So what’s most
important? The spiritual or the physical? {Spiritual.}Amen. Supposed you were healthy, so
completely healthy that you would live for the next thousand years. The Lord’s coming
someday and unless you are born again, you have no what? Eternal life. And eternity is a
lot longer than a thousand years. And none of these natural food people I’ve ever met, have
lived to be a thousand. So, let’s just keep the record straight. As I say, this is the only place
in the world you can work both of these subjects, because nobody else would think about
doing it. You see the ones that go healing, Christian healing, and they want to eat whatever
they want to eat. Can be done if your believing’s big enough, I suppose. But, why should
we stay stupid? Why not learn some of the things that God, you know, His love and
providence and grace has made available? Then you got other things you can believe for if
you have a good healthy body. You’ve got plenty of other things you can believe for. But if
you got an opportunity with your physical body all the time, you got to do most of your
believing for yourself, you can’t believe much for getting any of the other work done. You
see how we pattern this in my head? I have no problem with “Lessons in Living.” If I did,
you know good and well we wouldn’t have it. I have no problems there, matter of fact, I
think it’s one of the greatest things in the world, outside of the Word. I think it’s fantastic.
And to have somebody like Grace Bliss, so knowledgeable in the field and not a crackpot.
How she can stand those crackpot meetings is beyond me, but you see, I quit going
because I couldn’t stand the people. They were either spiritualist or hoodlums or
nincompoops and a lot of other stuff. And every once in a while I would find one little old
believer but the rest of them, I just couldn’t stand the people. But that’s all right, there are a
lot of things that I can’t stand.
But the point still is: look, Moses is dead, Paul is dead, these were great men of God,
right? But they still what? {Died.} Because life has the nature of death written into it, until
the return of Christ. I was going to bring you a piece of work, Bill Winegarner sent it to me
and I looked it over today. I was going to show you that, forgot it. But boy I can’t think of
it now, but that’s all right. Anyways, they all died, and unless the Lord returns while your
living, you’re going to die too. That’s axiomatic. Well, why hurry? That’s right. You will
live, you and I will live just as long as we can believe. When we quit believing, we shall
die; and everybody’s going to quit believing. Paul did, Moses did , Elijah did. Verse 37
says, they were stoned, (They didn’t have too much grass.) [LAUGHTER] they were sawn
asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword, they wondered about in sheep skins,
goat skins. Yet previously, we had people raised from the dead and delivered, how do you
work this word? Very simple, because when they quit believing, you know, you’re tired of
the fight, you’re tired. Because to live in this world today is a walk of believing. Day by
day, the walk of believing, moment by moment. You quit, you get tired of that fight of
believing and we join the ranks. It says in verse 38, of whom the world was not worthy.
The world has never been worthy of God’s Word it’s all by grace. The ministry that we
represent today in this world, the world isn’t worthy of it. But we’re not stopping, you
know why? Because there are people in the world who are worthy, for God makes us
worthy. And we are brothers and sisters, this way [horizontally], sons of God, this way
[vertically], and we walk together, children.
These all, verse 39, having obtained a good report card (Straight A’s) through what?
{Believing.} However, they received not what? {The promise.} The coming the Lord Jesus
Christ, which is super abounding.
Therefore, that great first verse of chapter 12.
Hebrews 12:1a:
Wherefore seeing we...are encompassed about with this great a cloud of [believers]
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witnesses, [who have died. They are all dead but we are surrounded with what
they accomplished by their believing.] let us lay aside every [what?] weight,...
You see why I keep driving to the Corps, if you want to travel fast and far you have to
travel what? {:Light.} We just can’t become in burdened, encumbered with the things of
this world, we got to believe to have enough but not anymore than what we need to get the
job done. We haven’t got time to invest a million dollars, we haven’t the time to watch
over the investment. Takes time, that’s right. We haven’t got time to own lands and houses.
We may own a land or a house but not lands or houses. We can not be burdened with, we
have to lay aside what? {Weight.}Every weight.
Hebrews 12:1b:
...and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and [we] run with patience [what?] the
race that is set before us.
Looking unto who? Jesus. If you look any other place, you’ll always be defeated and
frustrated.
Hebrews 12:2a:
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [believing; author and finisher
of]...faith;...
He is the finisher of faith from a spiritual point of view, he is the magna cum laude of
believing. He is the finisher of the whole trip. Here it is:
Hebrews 12:2b:
...who for the joy that was set before him...
And I want to tell you when he got joy out of thinking of the cross, he really had a
renewed mind. “Who for the joy that was set before him.” And it couldn’t have been
because he saw the task, but that he saw the goal. That there might be many sons, he would
be the first born among many brethren that there might be many sons like us who love the
Lord Jesus Christ who don’t disgrace him by saying he was God or the trinity or something
else, that’s a lie from hell. Anybody who believes that will have to pay the price for it. I
wouldn’t disgrace my Lord Jesus Christ by saying he was God, that’s a disgrace because
Jesus Christ himself says he had only one father and that was God. He ought to know
who’s his father. God ought to know who He fathered. Why sure. What a disgrace.
Hebrews 12:2b:
...who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of [what?] God.
Amen, that’s what Romans is all about. What Christ accomplished for us class, we
have. It’s the charisma, the Greek, the charisma. You and I have to work this stuff to bring
it down into doma, the dōrēma, the dora, trip; we have to put it out here. But if you never
put it out there, you still have it where? But your walk will not produce much. Now the
greatest sin I know, that’s happening, is people always pick on the walk, right? The
greatness is that they don’t recognize what the Word says they have in Christ Jesus.
Anybody who belittles this Word in Romans and says less than what I have said tonight,
and I haven’t said it all by a long shot. Anybody who says less than that, that is greater sin
because he magnified his what?
[Students:] His Word.
Amen. That’s Romans. No wonder, the adversary took a crack at people and this
revelation in Romans was lost before the death of the apostle Paul. And it’s been lost for
centuries. Because it’s just so fantastically beyond what people allow their minds to think.
That the environment keeps them encased in the stupidity which denies the greatness of
God’s Word.