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ple, in the Lori's house upon the fasting ears of the king, and in the ears of all the day: and also thou shalt road them in the princes which stood beside the king. ears of ail Judah that come out of their cities. 22 Now the king sat in the winter-bouse,

7 It may be they will present their sup- in the ninth month : and there was a fire of plication before the Lord, and will return the hearth burning before hin. every one froin bis evil way: for great is 23 And it canie to pass, that when Jethe anger and the fury !hat the LORD hail: budi had read three or four leaves, he cut it pronounced against this people.

with the pen-knife, and cast it into the fire 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did ac- that was on the hearth, until all the roll was cording to all that Jeremiah the prophet consumed in the fire that was on the commanded him, reading in the book the licarıh. words of the Lord in the LORD's house. ì 24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their

9 And it came to pass, in the fifth year of garments, neither the king, nor any of his Jeloiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, servants that heard all these words. nile nintii month, that they proclaimed a 25 Nevertheless Elnathan, and Delaiah, fast before the LORD to all the people in Je- and Genariah, had made intercession to the rusalem, and to all the people that came from king that he woull not burn the roll; but he the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.

would not hear them. 10 Then read Baruch in the book the 26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel words of Jeremiah in the house of the Lord, the son of Hammelechi, and Seraiah the son in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Sha- of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, phan the scribe, in the higher court, at the to take Baruch the scrive, and Jeremiah the enʻry of the new gate of the Lord's bouse, prophet: but the Lord hid them. in the ears of all the people.

27 | Then the word of the LORD came to 11 [ When Michaiah the son of Gemari. Jeremiah, (after that the king had burned the ah, the son of Shapban, had heard out of the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote a! book all the words of the Lord,

the mouth of Jeremiah,) saying, 12 Then he went down into the king's 28 Take thee again another roll, and house, into the scribes' chamber: and, lo, a! write in it a! the former words that were in the princes sat there, eren Elishama the the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Juscribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and dah hath burned. Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah 29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Judah, Thus saith the Lord, Thou hast of Hananiah, and all the princes. burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou writ

13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all ten therein, saying, The king of Babylən the words that he had heard, when Baruch shall certainly come and destroy this land, read the book in the ears of the people. and shall cause to cease from thence man

14 Therefore all the princes seni Jehudi and beast. the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, 30 Therefore thus saith the Lord of Jethe son of Cusni, unto Barucli, saying, Take hoiakim king of Judah, He shall have none in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read to sit upon the throne of David; and his dead in the ears of the people, and come. So ba- body shall be cae. out in the day to the heat, ruch the son of Nerial took the roll in his and in the night to the frost. hand, and came unto them.

31 And I will punislı him, and his seed, 15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and his servants, for their iniquity; and I and read it in our ears. Sc Baruch read it will bring upon them, and upon the inhali. in their ears.

tants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Ja. 16 Now it came to pass, when they liad Hall, all the evil that I have pronounced heard all the words, they were afraid, both against them; but they bearkened not. one and other, and said unto Baruch, We °32 1 Then took Jeremiah another roll, will surely tell the king of all these words.

and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of 17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell Meriah; who wrote ihcrein, from the mouth us now, How didst thou write all these words of Jeremiah, all the words of the book which at his mouth?

Jehoiakii king of Judah had burned in the 18 Then Baruch answered them, He pro- fire: and there were added besides unto them nounced all these words unto me willi his many like words. mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the

CHAP. XXXVII. book. 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, G. Abeking, Zedekiat the son of Josiah

reigned instead of Conian the son of Je. hide thee, thou and Jeremiah, and lei no hoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of man know where ye be.

Babylon made king in the land of Judah, 20 1 And they went in to the king into 2 But neither he, por bis servants, nor the the court, but they laid up the roll in the people of the land, did hearken unto the chamber of Elisha ina the scribe, and told words of the LORI), w hich he spake by the all the words in the ears of the king. prophet Jeremiah.

21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the 3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehuca! the rol!; and he took it out of Elishana the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of aribe's chamber: and Jehudi read it in the 'Maaseiah the priest, to the urophet Jerciniak,

saying, Pray Low unto the Lord our God cause me not to return to the house of Jonefor us.

than the scribe, lest I die there. 4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out 21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded among the people; for they had not put bin that they should commit Jeremiah into the into prison.

court of the prison, and that they should give 5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that street, until all the bread in the city were besieged Jerusalemn heard tidings of them, spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court they departed from Jerusalem.

of the prison. 6 Then came the word of the Lord

CUAP. XXXVIII. unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,

VHEN Shephariah the son of Mattan, and 7 Thus saith the LORD), the God of Israel, Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and Jucal Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that the son of Shelemial, and Pashur the son of sent you unto me to enquire of me; Behold, Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to had spoken unto all the people, saying, belp you, shall return to Egypt into their own 2 Thus saith the Lord), He that reinainland.

eth in this city shall die by the sword, by the 8 Aud the Chaldeans shall come again, famine, and by the pestilence : but he thai and fight against this city, and take it, and goeth forth to the Chaidcans shall live ; for burn it with fire.

he shall have his life for a prey, and shall live 9 Thus saith the LORD, deceive not your 3 Thus saith the Lord, This city shall sureselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely ly be given into the hand of the king of Badepart from us: for they shall not depart. bylon's army, which shall take it.

10 For though ye bad smitten the whole 4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, army of the Chaldeans that fight against We beseech thec, let this man be put to you, and there remain but wounded men death; for thus he weakeneth the hands of among them, yet should they rise up every the men of war that remain in this city, and man in his tent, and burn this city with fire. the hands of all the people, in speaking such

11 [ And it came to pass, that when the words unto them: for ibis man seeketh not arny of the Chaldeans was broken up from the welfare of this people, but the hurt. Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army, 5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he

12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusa- is in your hand : for the king is not he ihat lem to go into the land of Benjamin, to sepa- can do any thing against you. rate himself thence in the midstof the people. 6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him

13 And when he was in the gate o: Benja- into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of min, a captain of the ward was there, whose Hammelech, that was in the court of the pri. name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiali the And in the dungeon there was no water, but prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the mire : so Jeremiah sunk in the mire. Chaldeans.

7 | Now, when Ebed-melech the Ethio14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall pian, one of the eunuchs which was in the not away to the Chaldeans. But lie heark- king's house, heard that they had put Jereened noi to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, miah in the dungeon, (the king then sitting and brought him to the princes.

in the gate of Benjamin) 15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with 8 Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's Jeremiah, and smoie him, and put him in house, and spake to the king, saying, prison, in the house of Jonathan the scribe: 9 My lord the king, these men have done for they had made that the prison. evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah

16 11 When Jeremiah was entered into the the prophet, whom they have cast into the dunge011, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in had remained there many days;

the place where he is; for there is no more 17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took bread in the city. him out; and the king asked him secretly in 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-mehis house, and said, Is there any word from lech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence the Lord? And Jeremial said, There is : thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die. hand of the king of Babylon.

11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him, 18 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto king and went into the house of the king under Zedekiah, What have I offended against the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts, thee, or against thy servants, or against this and old rollen rags, and let them down by people, that ye have put me in prison? cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.

19 Where we now your prophets which 12 And Ehed-melech the Ethiopian said prophesied unto you, saying, The king of unto Jeremialı, Put now these old cast clouts Babylon shall not come against you, nor and rotten rags under thine arm-holes, under against this land ?

the cords. And Jeremiah did so. 20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my! 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, lord the king: let my supplication, I pray'and 'ook him up out of the dungeon: and Je thee, be accepted before thee; that thou remiah remained in the court of de prison

14 | Then Zedekiah the king sent, and ken: and he was there when Jerusalem was took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the taken. third entry that is iù the house of the Lord:

CHAP. XXXIX. and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Ju: thee a thing; hide nothing from me.

15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, Ifrezzar king of Babylon and all his army J declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, 2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in wilt thou not bearken unto me?

the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, 16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly the city was broken up. unto Jeremiah, saying, As the Lord liveth, 3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon that made us this soul, I will not put thee to cane in,and sat in the middle gate, even Ver. death, neither will I give thee into the hand gal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo,Sarsechim, Rahof these men that seek thy life.

saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the 17 Then said Jereiniah unto Zedekiah, residue of the princes of the king of Babylon. Thus saith the Lord, the God of hosts, the 4 And it came to pass, thut when Zedeki. God of Israel, Ir thou wilt assuredly go forth ah the king of Judah saw them, and all the unto the king of Babylon's princes, then thy men of war, then they fied, and went forth soul shalllive, and this city shall not be burned out of the city by night, by the way of the with fire; and thou shalt live, and thine house: king's gardev, by the gate betwixt the two

18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king walls; and he went out the way of the plain. of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be 5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and thein, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains o iney shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt Jericho: and when they had taken him, they not escape out of their hand.

brought bim up to Nebuchadnezzar king of 19 And Zedekialı the king said unto Jere- Babylon to Rillah, in the land of Hamath, miah, I am afraid of the Jews that are fall- where he gave judgment upon him. en to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me in 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of to their hand, and they mock me.

Zedekiah iu Riblah before his eyes: also the 20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah thæ. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the 7 Moreover, he put out Zedekiali's eyes LORD, which I speak unto thee: so it shall be and bound him with chains, to carry him to well unto thee, and thy soul shall live, Babylon.

21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the 85 And the Chaldeans burned the king's word that the Lord hath shewed me: house, and the houses of the people, with

22 And, behold, all the women that are fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem. left in the king of Judah's house shall be 9 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, guard carried away captive into Babylou the and ihose women shall say, Thy friends have remnant of the people that remained in the seu thee on, and have prevailed against thee: cily, and those that lell away, thai fell to him, thy feet are sunk in the mire, und they are wiid the rest of the people that remained. turned away back.

10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the 23 So they shall bring out all thy wives guard lefi of the poor of the people, which and thy children to the Chaldeans; and thou had nothing, in the land of Judah, an! shalt not escape oli of their hand, but shalt gave them vineyards and fields at the same be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: tune. and thou shalt cause this city to be burned 11 1 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babywith fire.

lon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Ne21 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, ruzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, Let no man know of these words, and thou 12 Take him, and look well to him, and shall not die.

do him no harm; but do unto him even is 25 But if the princes hear that I have talk- he shall say wito thee. ed with thee, and they come unto thee, and 13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the soy unto thee, Declare unto us now what guard sent, and Nebushastan, Rab-saris, thou liast said unto the king, bide it not from and Nergal-sharczer, Rab-mag, and all die us, and we will not put thee to death; also king of Babylon's princes; what the king said unto thee:

11 Even ihey sent, and took Jeremiah 26. Then thou shalt say unto them, I pre- out of the court of the prison, and committed sented my supplication before the king, that him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's son of Shaphan, that he should carry him house, to die there.

bonne: su he dwelt anong the people. 27 Then came all the princes into Jere 15 | Now the word of the Lord came niah, and asked him: and he told them ac- unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the cording to all these words that the king hart court of the prison, saying, commanded. So they lefi off speaking with 16 Go and speak to Ehed-melech Ibe him: for the matter was not perceivel. 28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring

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good; and they shall be accomplished in that 11 Likewise, when all the Jews that were day before thee.

in Moab, and anong the Ammonites, and in 17 But I will deliver chce in that day, saith Edorn, and that were in all the countries, heard the LORD; and thou sha!! not be given into that the bing of Babylon bad left a remnant the hand of the mea of whom thou urt afraid. of Judah,and that he had sci over them Geda

18 For I will surely deliver ther, and liah the son of Ahikanı, the son of Shaphan; thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life 12 Even all the Jews returned out of all shall be for a prey into thee; because thou places whicher they were driven, and came hast pui thy trust in me, saith the LORD. to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto MizCHAP. XL.

pah, and gathered wine and summer-fruits HE word which címe to Jeremiah from very much.

the Lord, after tl at Nebuzar-adan the 137 Moreover, Johanan the son of Karealı, captain of the guard had let him go from and all the captains of the forces that were in Ramah, when he had u ken bin, being bound the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpalı. in chains among all that were carried away! 14 And said unto him, Dost thou certainly captive of Jerusalem and Judah, which know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites were carried away captive unto Babylon. hath sent Ishunael the son of Nethaniah to

2 And the captain of the guard look Jere-slay tice? Bui Gedaliah the son of Ahikain miah, and said unto him, the LORD thy God believed them not. hath pronounced this evil upon this place. ! 15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake

3 Now the Lord hath brought it, and done 10 Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let according as he hath said: because ye have me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael sinned against the Lord, and have not obey- the sonor Neihaniah, and no nran shall know ed his voice, therefore this thing is come up- it: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the on you.

Jews which are gathered unto thce should be 4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day scattered, and the remnant in Judali perish? from the chains which were upon thine hand. 16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said If it seem good unto thee to come with me unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt into Babylon, come, and I will look well unto not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of thee; but if it seem ill unto thee to come Ishmael. with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, allthel

CHAP. XLI. land is before thee: whither it seemeth good TO'V it came to pass in the seventh month, and convenient for thee to go, thithier go. that Ishinael ihe son of Nethaniah, the

5 Now, while he was not yetgone back, he son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the &mid, Go back also to Gedaliah the sou of Ahi- princes of the king, even ten men with him, kam, the son of Shaplan, whom the king of came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Babylon hath made governorover the cities of Mizpah; and there they did eat bread 10Judah, and dwell with bin among the people; gether in Mizpah. or go wheresoever it seemcin convenient unto 2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Netba. thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave nial, and the ten men that were with him, him victuals and a reward, and let him go. and smoie Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the

6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Shaphan, with the sword, and slew son of Ahikamio Mizpah, and dwelt with him him, whoin the king of Babylon had made among the people that were left in the land. governor over the land.

71 Now, when all the captains of the for- 3 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were ces which were in the fields, eren they and with him, eren with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, their men, heard that the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans that were found there, had made Gedaliab the son of Ahikam gover- and the men of war. nor in the land, and had committed unto him 4. And it came to pass, thie second day after men, and women, and children, and of the he had slam Gedaliah, and no man knew it, poor of the land, of them that were not car 5 That there came certain from Shechem, ried away captive to Babylon,

froin Shiloh, and from Samaria, eren four. 8 Then they came to Giovaliah to Mizpah, score men, having their beards shaven, and even Ishmael the son of Nethanialı, and Jo- their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, hanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and with offerings and incense in their hand, tó Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons bring ihem to the house of the Lorn. of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the 6 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went son of a Maachathile, they and their men. forth from Mizpali to meet them, weeping

9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikain, the son all along as he went: and it came to pass, of Shaphan, sware unto them, and to their as he met them, he said unto them, Come to meu, saying, Fear not to serve the Chalde- Gedaliah the son of Abikam. ans: dwell in the land, and serve the king 7 And it was so, when they came into the ** of Babylon, and it shall be well with you. midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Ne. Þ 10 As for me, behold, I will cwell ai Miz- thaniah slew them, and cost them into the

pab, to serve the Chaldeans which will come inidst of the pit, he, and the men that were sunto us : but ye, gather ye wine, and summer. with him.

fruits, and oil, and pui them in your vessels, 8 But len men were found among them ! end dwell in your cities that you have taken that said unto Ishmael, Slay us noi; for we

14 I Then Zedekiah the king sent, and ken: and he was there when Jeruselem #3 took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the taken. third entry that is in the house of the Lord:

CHAP. XXXIX. and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask TN the ninth year of Zedekiah king of La

15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, Ifrezzar king of Babylon and all his army I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, 2. And in the eleventh year of Ze lekiah, in wilt thou noi licarken unto me?

the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, 16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly the city was broken up. unto Jeremiah, saying, As the Lord liveth, 3 And all the princes of the king of Babyta that made us this soul, I will not put thee to came in,and sat in the middle gate, eren Ner. death, neither will I give thee into the hand gal-sharezer,Samgar-nebo,Sarsechim, Rab of these men that seek thy life.

saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the 17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, residue of the princes of the king of Babyler. Thus saith the Lord, the God of hosts, the 4 And it came to pass, thul when Zeden: God of Israel, If thou will assuredly go forth ah the king of Judah saw them, and all the unto the king of Babylon's princcs, ihen thy men of war, then they fed, and went fori soul shalllive, and this city shall not be burned oul of the city boy night, by the way of the with fire; and thou shaltlive, and thine house: king's garden, by the gate betwixt the ine

18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king walls; and he went out the way of the plašu of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be 5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued alter given into the band of the Chaldeans, and thein, and overtook Zedehiah in the plains e iney shall burn it with fire, and thou shall Jericho: and when they had taken bim, they not escape out of their hand.

bronght him up to Nebuchadnezzar king 19 And Zedekial the king said unto Jere- Babylon to Rib!ah, in the land of Hamat, miah, I am afraid of the Jews that are fall-where he gave judgment upon him. en to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver ine in 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sopsc to their hand, and they mock inc.

Zedekiali iu Riblah before his eyes: also tik 20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judas the. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the 7 Moreover, he put out Zedekiali's eyes, LORD, which I speak unto thee: soit shall be and bound him with chains, to carry him to well unto thee, and thy soul shall live. Babylon.

21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the 8. And the Chaldeans burned the king's word that the Lord hath Shewed me : house, and the houses of the people, with

12 And, behold, all the women that are fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem lest in the king of Judali's house shul be 9 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, guard carried away captive into Babylou the and those women shall say, Thy friends have remnant of the people that remained in the set thee on, and have prevailed against thee: city, and those that lell away, thai fell to him, thy feet are sunk in the mire, und they are with the rest of the people that remained. turned away back.

10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the 23 So they shall bring out all thy wives guard lefi of the poor of the people, which and thy children to the Chaldeans; and thou had nothing, in the land of Judah, am! shall not escape our of their hand, but shall gave them vineyards and fields at the same be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: lune. and thou shalt cause this city io be burned 11 1 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby. with fire.

Jon gave charge concerning Jeremiah tole 24 1 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, buzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, Let no man kuow of these words, and thou 12 Take him, and look well to him, and shall not die.

do hiin jo harm; but do unto him even as 25 But if the princes hear that I have talk- he shall say unto thee. ed with thee, and they come unto thee, and 13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the say unt thee, Declare unto us now whai guard sent, and Nebrishashan, Ralı-saris, thou hast said unto the king, bide it not from and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all die us, and we will not put thee to death; also hing of Babylon's princes; what the king said unto thee:

14 Even ihey sent, and took Jeremiah 26 Then thou shalt say unto them, I pre- out of the court of the prison, and committed sented my supplication before the king, that him unto Gedaliabi tbe son of Ahikam, the he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's son of Shaphan, that he should carry him house, to die there.

boine: su he dwut among the people. 27 Then came all the princes into Jere 15 | Now the word of the Lord came nial, and asked him: and he told them ac- unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the cording to all these words tbat the king had court of the prison, saying, commanded. So they left off speaking with 10 Go usid speak to Ebed-melech the lin: for the matter was not perceived. Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the Lord of

28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the hosti, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring

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