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1. Copyright

This commentary is freely available and may be distributed with the following restrictions:
Copyright © 2004 by Tony Garland.
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This copyright was registered with the United States Copyright Office effective July 8, 2004.


Unless otherwise noted, Scripture is taken from the New King James Version (NKJV). Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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