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And will make thine hone like the louse liaving put on their robes, in a void placa in of Jerolvain the son of Nebat, and like the the entrance of the gate or Samaria; and all house of Baasha the son of Alijalı, for the the prophets prophesied before them. provocation wlierewith thou bas provoked 11 And Zedekia! the son of Chenaanal. me to anger, and made Israel lo sin. made him horns of iron ; and he said, Thus

25 And of Jezeliel also spake the Lorn, saith the LORD, With these shalt thou pust saving, The dogs shall eat Jezebel hy the wall the Syrians, until thou have consumed them. or Jezreel.

12 And all the prophets propliesied so, 24 Him that dieth of Alab in the city the saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosdogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the per: for the Lori) shall deliver it into the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

king's hand. 25 But there was none like unto Alah, 13 And the messenger that was gone to which did sell himself !o work wickedness call Micaialı spake unto him, saying, Bein the sight of the Lord, wliom Jezelel bis hold now, the words of the prophets declare wife stirred up:

good unto the king with one month ; let thy 26 And lie did very abominably in follow- word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of ing idols, according in all things as did the them, and speak that which is good. Amorites, wliom the Lord cast out before 14 And Micaialı said, Is the Lord liveth, the c!ildren of Israel.

what the LORD saith anto me, that will i 27 1 And it came to pass, wlien Ahal, reard speak. those words, that he rene liis clothes, and put 15 11 So he came to the king. And the sackclothi upon his fesli, and fasted, and lay king said to him, Micaiali, shall we go in sackcloth, and went softis.

against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we 2 And tlie word of the Lorp came to Eli- forl ear? And he answered him, Go, and jali tle Tishbite, saying,

prosper : for the Lord shall deliver it into 29 Seest thou lidi Ahab beribleth himsell the hand of the king. before me. Because he humbeth himsell be- 16 And the king said unto him, How many fore me, I will not bring the evil in liis days; times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me but in luis son's days will ! bring the evil up-nothing but that which is true in the name on lis liouse,

of the Lord. CHAP. XXII.

17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered AND they continued turee years without prin placobills, as sheep shiat

, bawet o mare war beiween Syria and . herd: and the These bave no

And it came to pass in the thiru year, that master; let them return every man to bis Jehosliaphat the king of Judalı came down house in peace. to the king of Israel.

18 And the king of Israel said unto Jeho 3 (And the king of Israel said unto liis ser-shaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would vants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? ours, and we be still, and take it uot out of 19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the the land of the king of Syria?)

word of the Lord : I saw the LORD silling 4 And he said unto Jelioshiaphat, W'ilt thou on his throne, and all the host of lieaveri go with me to ba'tle to Ramoth-gilead? And standing by him on his right hand and on Jelioshiapliat said to the king of Israel, I am his left. as thou art, my people as thy peoples my 20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade horses as thy horses.

Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoihin 5 And Jelioshapl. at said unto the king or gilead? And one said on this inamner, and Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of another said on that manner. the LORD to-day.

2 And there came forth a spirit, and 6 Then the king of Israel gathered ưie pro- stood before the Lord, and said, I will perpliels togellier, about four hundred men, and suade him. said unto thein, Shall I go against Ramoth- 22 And the LORD said unto him, W'beregilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they willi? And he said, I will go forth, and I will said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prr. into the land of the king.

Iphets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade 7 And Jelioshaphat said, Is there not liere him, and prevail also; go sortlı, and do so a prophet of the Lord besides, that we miglic 23 Now therefore, beliold, the Lord hath

put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these 8 And the king of Israel said unto Jeho- ihy propbels, and the Lord baih spoken evil Raphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the concerning thee. son of Iinlalı, by wliom we may enquire un 24 But Zedekiah the son of Clenaanak whe LORD; but I bate hin: for be doth notwent near, and sincle Micaiah on the cheek, prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And and said, ti hich way went the Spirit of the Jehosliapliat said, Let not the king say so. Lord) from me to speak unto thee?

9 Then the king of Israel calied an officer, 25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shat and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of see in that day, when thou shalt go into as Imlah.

inner chamber to hide thyself. 10 And the king of Israel, and Jehoshaplat 26 And the king of Israel said, Take Mithe king of Judah, sat each on his throne, Icaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the go

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vernor of the cily,and to Joash the king'sson; he made, and all olie cities that he built,

are 27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this they not wrinten in the book of the Chroni fellmn in the prison, and feed him with bread cles of the kings of Israel : of amiction, and with water of affliction, 40 So Ahab slept with lis fathers ; and until I come in peace.

Ahaziab his son reigned in l.is stead, 28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at 41 1 And Jeliosliaphat the son of Asa be all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by gan to reign over Judah in the fourth year me. And he said, Hearken, 0 people, every of Ahab king of Israel. one of you.

42 Jehosliaphat wus thirty and five years 29 91 Šolle king of Israel, and Jehoshaphat old when he lxgan to reign; and he reigned the king of Judah,went up to Ramoth-gilead. twenty and five years in Jerusalem: and his

30 And the king of Israel said unto Jeho- mother's name was Azubalı, the daugliter shaphal, I will disguise myself, and enter of Shilhi. into the battle; but put thou on thy robes.. 43 And he walked in all the way of Asa And the king of Israel disguised himse!f, his father ; he turned not aside from it, dom and went into the battle.

ing that which was right in the eyes of the 31 1 But the king of Syria commanded his Lord: nevertheless the high places were no thirty and ewo captains that had rule over his taken away; for the people offered and burnt chiariols, saying, Fight neither with small nor incense yet in the high places. great, save only witli the king of Israel. 44 And Jehoshapliae made peace with the

32 And it came to pass, wlien the captains king of Israel. of the cliariots saw Johoshaphat, that they 45 Now the rest of tlie acts of Jehoshiaphat mid, Surely it is l!ie king of Israel. And: hey and his might that he shewed, and how he turued aside to fight against him: and Jebo- warred, are they not written in the book of slia; at cried out.

the Clironicles of the kings of Judalı? 33 And it caine to pass, when the captains 45 And the remnant of the sodomi:es, of the chariots perceived that it was riot the whiclı remained in the days of his failier Asa, king of Israel, that they turned back from he look out of the land. pur:uing him.

47 There rus then no king in Edom : a 31 1 And a certain man drew a bow ai deputy was king. a venture, and smote the king of Israel be- 48 Jehoshapliat made ships of Tharshish tween the joints of the harness : wherefore to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not ; he said unto the driver of' his chariot, Turn for the ships were broken at Ezíon-geher. thine hand, and carry me out of the liost; for 49 Then said Abaziah the son of Abab I am wounded,

unto Jehoshaphat, Let iny servants 'zo with 35 And the baltle increased that day; and thy servants in the ships : but Jehoshaphas the king was stayed up in his chariot against would not. the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood 50 1 And Jehoshapihat slept with his fa. ran out of the wound into the midst of the thers, and was buried with bis fathers in the chariot.

city of David his failier : and Jehoram his 36 And there went a proclamation through- son reigned in his stead. out the lost about the going down of the sun, 51 9 Ahaziah the son of Abah began to sayıng, Every man to his city, and every man reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth to his owo country:

year-of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and 37 1 So the king died, and was brought reigned two years over Israel. to Samaria ; and they buried the king in 52 And lie did evil in the sight of the Samaria.

Lord, and walked in the way of bis father, 38 And one washed the chariot in the pool and in the way of his mother, and in the way

; and dogs licked blood, (and liey washed his acheurs des raceroboam the son of Nebal, who made 13

ac-to sin : cording unto the word of the Lord which 53 For he served Baal, and worshipped he spake.

him, and provoked to anger the LORD God 39 . Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and of Israel, according to all that his father liad all that he did, and the ivory house which done.

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The Fourth Book of the KINGS.
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the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the mes THEN Morb rebelled against Israel after sengers, ofs

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Is it not becarise there is not lica 2 11 And Abaziah fell down through a lar- in Israel, thu ye go lo enquire of Baal-zebub tice in his upper chamber that was in Sama- the god of Ekron ? ria, and was sick : and he sent messengers, Now therefore thus saith the Lorn, and said unto tiem, Go, enquire of Baal- Thou shalt not come down from that bad on zebuh the god of Ekron whether I shall reco- which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. ver of this disease.

And Elijah departed. 3 But the angel of the LORD sail to El jahi 51 And widen the messengers turned back

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would take an Elijah into heaven by a 3 inan up to ineet us, and said unto us, Giv, whirlwind, iliat Elijalı went with Elisha from farnagal out the king that sent you, and Gilgal. say mio him, Thai saith de LOR!), Is it not 2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, because there is nol a ciod in Israel, that thou I pray thee; for the Loru hath sent me to Sibulesto enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Beth-el. And Elisia said unto him. As the Ekrop? therefore lliou shalt not come down Lord livesh, and as thy soul liveth, I will not fribat bed on which thou art goue up, but leave thee. So they went down to Betel. sbalt surels die.

3 And the sons of the prophets that rere at i And he said unto thein, Wlat manner Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto of mas ras he which came up to ineel you, him, k nowest thou that the Lord will take and sold you these words?

away thy master from the head to-day? And 8 At they answered lim, He was an be said, Yea, I know it ; bold ye your peace. hairy mall, and girt with a girdle of leather 4 And Elijalı said unto liim, Elista, tarry argt huis loins. And he said, li is Elijali tlie here, I pray ibee; for the Lori lath sent me Tisi:bite.

to Jericho. And lie said, As the LORD live y Then the king sent unto him a captain eth, and us thy soul livelli, I will not leave of his with his fifty : and he went up to thee. So they came to Jericho. buv ; (and, luehold, lie sat on the top of an 5 And the sons of the prophets that were Will ;) and he spake unto him, Tlou man of at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Gor!, the king bath said, Come down. Knowest thou that the LORD will take away

10 Ind Elijahı answered and said to the ty master from thy head to-day? And he ane captain of fly, Ir I be a man of God, thenswered, Vea, I know it; hold ye your peace. let tire come down from licaven, and con- 6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray sume thee and the fifty. And there came thee, bere ; for the Lord liath sent me to din fire from heaven, and consunied him Jordan. And he said, As the Lord livetli, and bis filly.

and as !hy soul liveth, I will not leave thee Il Again also be sent uinto liim another and they two went on. captain of filty with liis fifty: and he an- 9 And fifty men of the sons of the propheus swered and said unto him, ő man of God, went, and stood to view alar off': and they Thus haihte king said, Come dow'li quickly two stood by Jordan.

12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, s And Clijah took liis mantle, and wrapped Il be a man of God, let tire come down froinis logother, and smote the waters, and they bearen, and consune thee and thy filig. And were divided withier and thither, so that they the fire of Gioil caine down from leaven, and two went over on dry ground. consumed liim and liis fiftv.

9 1 And it came to pass, when they were 13 ! And he sent again a captain of the gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask third files with his fills: and the bird cap- what I shall do for thee, before I be iaken tain of diliy went up, and came and fell on away from tline. And Elisha said, ! pray lois kne's liefore Elijali, and hesought liim, thee, let a double portion of thiy spirit be up. and said unto him, o man of God, I pray on me. thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard serva!ts, he precious in thy sight. thing: wrertheless, if thou see me when I am

1+ Belioli, ihere came fire down from lica-taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but In, and burnt up the two captains of the if not, it shall not be so. former fifties with their firties: therefore let 11 And it came to past, as they still went my life now be precious in thy siglie. on, and talked, that, belold, there unneured a

15. And the angel of the Lori) said unto chariot of fire, anil bones offre, and parted Filijalı, Go down with bimn; be not afraid of them both arder; and Elijalı weni up hy bim. And he arose, and went down with a whirlwind into beaven. him unto the king.

12 11 and Elielia saw it, and he cried, My 16 And he said unto him, Thus saith the father, my father! the cliariot of Israel, and Lorn, Forasmuch as thou bast sen: messen- the horsemen thereof. And lie saw him no gers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ek-more: and he lonk holl of his own clothes, ron, (is it not because there is no God in Is- and rent ricin in twn pieces. rael io enquire of his word ?) therefore thou 13 lie took up also the wantle of Elijah shalt not come down off that bed on which that all lion him, and went back, and sloou thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. by the bank of Jorda;

17 1 So he died, according to the world of 11 And he took the mantle of Elijah thal the LORD which Elijah had spoken: and Je- fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, horam reigned in luis stead, in the second Wierc is the Loru Godor Elijal? And when year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshapliat king he also had smitten the waters, they paried of Judalı; because lie bad no son.

hither and thither; and Elisha weut over. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah 15 And ulsen the sons of the prophets, which he did, ore they not written in the which were to view at Jericho, saw him, thev book of the Chrwicles of the kings of Israel? said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha

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Ani tiey came to meet him, and bowed will go up: I am as thou cri, iy, people as thetaselves to the ground before lim. Thy people, unul my horses as thy liorses.

16 ! And they said unio him, Behold now, & And he said, W bich way shall we go up. there be with thy servants filiy strong men: And he answered, The way through we wil let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy derness of Edom. master; lest peradventure the Spirit of the 9 So the king of Israel went, and the king Lord liath taken him up, and cast him upou of Judali, and ibe king of Edom; and they some mountain, or into some valley. Árid fetched a compass of seven days' journey he said, Ye shall not send.

and there was no water for the host, and for 17 And when they urged bin till lie was the cattle that followed thein. ashamed, be said, Send. They sent therefore 10 And the king of Israel said, Alas, that fifty men; and they sought ilvee days, but the LORD atlı called these three kings toge found him not.

ther, to deliver them into the land of Moab: 18 And when they came again to him, (for 11 Bul Jehosliaphat sairl, Is there nothiere he larried at Jericho,) lie said unto them, Did a prophet of the LORD; that we may enquire I got say unto you, Go not?

orthe LORD by loim? And one of the king o. 13 1 And the men of the city said unto Israel's servanis answered and said, Here is Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured wa. this city is pleasan:, as my lord seeth; butter on the hands of Elijali

. the waier is nanglit, and the ground barren. E Anci Jelioslapiai said, The word of the

20 And he said, bring me a new cruse, and Lord is with him. Bothe king of Israel and put salt therein : and they brought it to hiin. Jelioshapiat, and the king of Edom, went

21 And he went forth unto the spring of the down to'lim. waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, 13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these What have I to do with thee? get thee to the waters; there shall not be from thence any prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of more death or barren land.

ily mother. And the king of Israel said unto 22 So the waters were bealed unto this day, hiin, Nay; for the LORD bath ca'led these according to the saying of Elisha which he tree kings togetlier, to deliver then into the spake.

hand of Moab. 22 1 And lie went up from thence unto It And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts Beth-el: and as he was going up by ilie way, livelli

, before whom I stand, surely, were it their came forth little children out of the not that I regard the presence of Jehostapliat city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go the king of Judali, I would not look toward up, wou hald-lead; go up, thou bald-ivead. thee, nor see thee.

24.Ind be turned back, and looked on them, 15 But now bring me a minsuel. And it and cursed then in the name of the Lord: came to pass, wlien itie minstrelia ved, that and there came forth (no she-bears cut of the land of the LORD came upon himn. the wood, and lare forty and two children of 16 And lie said, Thus saith the LORD, them.

Vake this valley full of ditches: 23 And he went from thence to mout 17 For thus saith the Lorli, Ye shall 1100 Carmel; and from thence he returned to see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that val. Samaria.

leyslallbe filled with water that ye mayorisk CHAP. III.

boili ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. Jehoram the son of Ahab began to 15. And this is but a light tining in the siglio reign over Israel in Sarnaria in the eiuli- oftle LORD: he will deliver ile loabites also teenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, into your hand, and reigned twel:e years,

19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, 2 And he wrouglitevil in the sight of the and every choice city, and stall fell every Lorn, but not like his father, and like his gooi uree, and stop all wells of water, and mar inother; for he put away the image of Baal every good piece of land with stones. that his fatier liad inade.

20 i And it came to pass in the morning, 3 Nevertheless lie cleaved unto the sins of when the meat-olering was oftered, wat, ie. Jeroboam the son of Nebal, which made Is- holl, there came water by the way of Ecoin, rael to sin ; lie departed not therefrom. and the country Wós tilrd with water.

4 1 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheep 21 and when all the Moabites heard thatilie master, and rendered unto the king of Israel kings were come up to figlit against them, an hundred thousand lambs, and an lundred they gathered all ihat were able to put on thousand rams, with the wool.

armou, and upward, and stood in the border. 5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was 22 And they rose up early in che morning, dead, that the king of Moab rebelled agaiust and the sun shone upon die water, and the the king of Israel.

Moabites saw the water on the other side aus 61 And king Jehoram went out of Sama-sred as blood: ria the same time, and numbered all Israel. 23 And they said, This is blood: the kings

7. And he went and sent to Jeliosbap bat are surely slain, and they liave smitten one the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab another: now therefore, Noah, to the spoil. bath rebelled against me: wilt Lilou go with 24 And when they came to the camp of me against Moab to battle? And lie said, il Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote the

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Moabi.es, so that they ned before them: but 13 And he said unto him, Say now inte thrywent ornard smiting the Moabites, even her, Beliold, thou hast been rarelul for us in their country

with all this care; what is to be done for lliee -5 And they beat down the cities, and woullest thon be spoken for to the king, or lo on every good piece of land cast every man the captain of the host ? And she answered, 1 his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all dwell among mine own people. the wells of water, and felled all the good 14 And lie sard, Wlai thien is to be done reps: only in hir-laraseth left they the stones for bier? And Gehazi answered, l'erily slie thereof : howbeit the slingers went about it, hath no child, and her husband is old. and «mote it.

15 And he said, Call her. And wben lie 26! And when the king of Moab saw that bad called her, she stood in the door. one balle was 100 sore for him, he look witi 16 And he said, About this season, accordhim seven hundredi men that drew swords, to sing to the time of life, thoushalt embrace a break umrough eren nto the king of Edom : son. And slie said, Nay, my lord, thene man but they could not.

of God, do not lie unto thine bandmaid. 27 Then he took liis eldest son. That slionld J7 And the woman conceived. and hare a have reigned in lis stead, and offered him for son at that season that Elisha liad said unto a burnt-oflooring upon the wall. Ard there was her, according to the time of life. great indignation against Israel: and they 18 1 And ülien the child was grown, it departed froin bim, and relurned to their fell on a day, that lie went out to his father 10 Olen land.

the reapers. (UAP. IV.

19 And he said unto liis father, My head, TOW tliere cried a certain woman of the my liead! And he said to a lad, Carry biin

wives of the cons of the prophets unto to his mother. Elisla, saving, Tly servant my liusband is 20 and when he had takenliin, andhronght dead; and thou knowest that this servant did him to liis notler, he sat on lier knees üill fear the Lord, and the creditor is come to noon, and then died. take unto him my two sons to be hond-inen. 21 And she went air, and laiel liim on the

2 And Elislia said unto her, "lai shall I bed of the man of God, and shut the door do for thee? tell me: what last thou in the upon him, and went oul. bouse? And she said, Tline handmaid liath 22 And she called unto bier husband, and Bot any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. said. Send me, I pray thee, one of the

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young 3. Thenie said, Go, borrow tiee vessels men, and one of the asses, that I may run 10 plyroad of all lliy neighbours, eren empty ves the man of God, and come again. dels; horrow not a few.

23 And le said, Wherefore wilt thou go s And when thou art come in, thou shalt to him to-day? it is neither new-inoon nor shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, sabhatlı. And she said, I shall be well. and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and 24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to thou shall set aside that which is full. her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack

5 So she went from liin, and shut the door not thy riding for me, except I hid thee. topon hier and upon her sons, who brought the 25 So she went, and came unto the man rissels to lier; and she poured out.

of God to mount Carinel. And it came to 6 And it caine to pass, when the vessels pass, when the man of God saw ber afar oti, were full, that she suid unto her son. Bring ine ihai lie said to Gelazi liis servant, Behold, yol a vessel. And he said unto her, There is zonder is thai Sl:unammile : scut a vessel more. And the oil stayed. 26 Run now, I pray thee, 10 meel lier; and

7 Then she caine and told the map of God: say unto her, Is it well with thee? isil well and he said. Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, with thy husband ? is it well with the cliile. and live thou and thy children of the rest. And she answered, It is well.

8 ! And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed 7 And when she came to the man of Gua to Siunein, where was a great womar: and to the hill, slie cauzlit him by the feet: put she constrained him to eat bread. And so it Gehari came near to thrust ber away. And was, thal, asoft as lie passed by, he turned the man of God said, Letler alone; for hier in thiilier to eat breaci.

soul is vexed within her: and the Lord lad: 9 And she said unto hier lusland, Belold hid it froir me, and hath not told ine. NOW, I perceive that this is an holy man of 28. Tlien sve said, Did I desire a son or Gort wliich pasveti by us continuaily. my lord ? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

10 Lelui make a litilechamber, I pray thee, 29 Then he said to Gelazi,Gird up thy loins, on the wall; and let us set for lun there a and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy ted, and a lable, and a stool, and a candle- way: if thou meet any man, salute him not stick: and it shall tre, when he cometh to us, and if any salute thee, answer him noi again tha: he shall turn in thither.

and lay iny stail upon the face of the child 11 And it fell on a day, that he came this 3:) Ard ihe mother of this child said, .ts the ther, and be turned into the chamber, and Lorn liveih, and as tiy soul livesh, I will not

leave thee. And he arose, and followed her. 12 hond he said to Gelazi bis servant, Call 31 And Gelazi passed on before thein, and this Shunainmile. And when he had called laid the stail upon the face of the child; hul her she stood before him.

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