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it of the Arength of the iron, foraf- and worship the golden image that Nebutas thou sawelt the iron mixed with chadnezzar the king hath fet up : clay.

6 And wholo fallcth not down and wor. And as the toes of the feet were part tippeth, thall the same hoar be cast into in and part of clay; fo the kingdom the midit of a burning fiery surnace. e partly ftrong, and partly broken. 7 Therefore at that time, when all the peo

And whereas thou aweit iron mixed ple heard the sound of the cornet, fute,harp, uniry clay, they thal mingle them- iackbut, pfaltery, and all kinds of mutick,

with the feed of men : but they thall all the people, the nations, and the languages, leave one to another, even as iron is fell down and worthipped the golden image tacd with clay.

that Nebuchadnezzar the king had fet up. And in the days of these kings thall the 8 I Wherefore at that time certain Chal

beaven set up a kiogdom, which thall deans came near, and accused the Jews.

be destroyed; and the kingdom shall They spake and said to the king Nebue left to other people, but it ihall break chadncazar, o king, live for ever. eces and consume all these kingdoms, 1 Thou, o king, hait made a decree,that tthall stand for ever.

every man that thall hear the found of the Forafmuch as thou saweft that the cornet, flute, harp, l'ack but, pfaltery, and was cut out of the mountain without dulcimer, and an kinds of mulick, thall fall $, and that it brake in pieces the iron, down and worship the golden image : tafs, the clay, the filver, and the gold ; 11 And whoto falleth not down and worgreat God hath made known to the shippeth, that he should be cast into the what thall come to pass hereafter: and midit of a burning fiery furnace. seam is certain, and the interpretation 12 There are certain Jews whom thou haft af fure.

fet over the affairs of the province of Baby. 1 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar seul lon, Shadrach, Medliach,' and Abednego: his face, and worthipped Daniel, and these men, O king, lave not regarded thee; banded that they thould offer an obla- they serve not thy gods, nor worship the mnd fweet odours unto him.

golden image which thou haft set up. The king answered unto Danicl, and 13 I Then Nebuchadnezzar, in his rage and

of a truth it is that your God is a fury, commanded to bring Shadrach, Nie of gods, ard a Lord of kings, and a fach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought uer of secrets, seeing thou couldelt re- these men before the king: this fecret.

14 Nebuchadnezzar (pake and said unto Then the king made Daniel a great them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Methach, and and gave him many great gifts, and Abed nego! do not yeserve my gods, nor wophim ruler over the whole province of ship the golden image which I have set up! lon, and chief of the governors over is Now is ye be ready, that at what time ye he wife men of Babylon.

hear the sound of the cornet, fute, larp, fackThen Daniel requetted of the king, and but, pfaltcry, and dulcimer, and all kinds of Ft Shadrach, Methach, and Abed-nego, mufick, ye fall down and worship the inage the afairs of the province of Babylon: which I have made, well; but if ye worthip Daniel fat in the gate of the king. not, ye shall be caft the same hour into the CHAP. III.

midst of a burning ficry furnace : and who buchadnezzar dedicateth a golden image is that god that thall deliver you out of my Dura. 8 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- hands? vart accused.

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abcd-nego, Ebraschadnezzar the king made an image answered and said to the king, O Nebuchad

of gold, whofe height was threescore nezzar, we are not carcful to answer thee ps, and the breadth thereof fix cubits: in this matter. 'cr it ip in the plain of Dura, in the pro- 17 If it bc jo, our God, whom we serve, is ce of Babylon.

able to deliver us from the burning fiery Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to furnace; and he will deliver us out of thiné bet together the princes, the governors, hand, o king: i the captains, the judges, the treaswers, 18 But if not,beit known unto thee, Oking, coensellors, the sherifts, and all the rue that we will not serve thy, gous, nor worthip

of the provinces, to come to the dedica- the golden image which thou hiat fet up. a of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the 191 Then was Nebuchadnezz is full of fu. ve had set up.

ry, and the form of his visage was charged 3 Then the princes, the governors and againft Shadrach, Meihaclı, aile Abelio : ptains, the judges, the treasurers, the therefore he spakc, and commanded that they insellors, the theriffs, and all the rulers thould heat the furnace one leven times inore the provinces, were gathered together than it was want to be heated. w the dedication of the image that Ne- 20 And he commanded the moft miglty khadnezzar the king had set up and thcy men that were in his arıny to bind Shadraci.

od before the image that Nebuchadnczzar Mcthach, and Abed-nego, and to cast irem ad set up

into the burning ficry furnace. 4 Then an herald cricd aloud, To you it 21. Then thefe men were bound in their commanded, Opeople, nations, and lan- coats, their bofen, and their hats, and their

other garments, and were caft into the midf 3 Teat at what time ye hear the sound of of the burning ficry furnace. e cornet, fute, harp, iáckbut, psaltery,dul- 22 Therefore, because the kings vorm.no met, andall kinds of mulick, ye fall down ment was urgent, and the furia

ing hot, the flame of the fire flew those men did not make known unto me the interps that took up Shadrach, Mcidaeh, and Abed. tation thereof. nego.

8 But at the last Daniel came in before 23 And thefe three men, Shadrach, Me- me, (whole rame was Beltethazzar, accord Machi, and Ahed-nego, fell down bound into ing to the name of my god, and in botr the midst of the burning fiery furnace. the spirit of the hinly Gods, and beforc bém

24. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was i told the dream Jaring, attonied, and role up in haite, and spake, 90 Belteshazzar, master of the magician and said unto his counsellors, Did not we because I know that the fpirit of the le! cast three men bound into the midfit of the Gods is in thee, and nofecret troubicth thor Are! They answered and said unto the king, tell me the vifions of my dream that I har. True, () King.

feen, and the interpretation thereof. 25 de anivered and said, Lo, i fee four To Thus tvert the visions of mine head (a men loufe, walking in the midst of the tire, my hed: 1 law, and behuld, a tree is t. and they have no hurt; and the form of the mídit of the earth, and the height ihreat fourth is like the son of God.

was great. 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near 11 The tree grew, and was furong, and to the mouth of the burning ficry furnace, the ght thereof reached unto heavca, and and (pake, and said, Shadracli, Merhach, and the fight thereof to the end of all the cart. Abed-nego, ye fervants of the mott high 12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the Gud, coinc forth, and come hither. Then fruit thereof much, and in it suas meat for Shadrach, Meibach, and Abed-nego, came all: the beatts of the field had fhador F torth of the midt of the fire.

der it, and the fouls of the heaven de de 27 And the princes, governors, and cap. in the bouglas thereof, and all fich was fes tains, and the kings counteilors, being ga- of it. thered together, law thele men, upon whole 13. I saw in the visions of my head upen bodies the fire had no power, nor was an my bed, and behold, a watches and a bo hair of their head linged, neither were their ly one came down from he ven. coars changed, nor the smell of fire had pas. 14 He cried aloud, and faid thus, Hes ied on them.

down the tree, and cut off his braches, this 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, off his leaves, and scatter his fruit : let the Bletled be the God of whadrach, Meshach, beatts get away from under it, and the foxla and Abed-nego, who hath lent his angel, froin his branches, and delivered his servants that trulted in Is Nevertheless, leave the fump or les fim, and have changed the kings word, roots in the earth, even with a band dires and yielded their bodies, that they might and brass, in the tender grais of the sea not terve nor worship any god except their and lot it be wet with the dew of har, own God,

and ler his portion be with the boat in the 29 Therefore I make a decree, That every grafs of the earth. people, nation, and language, which Ipeak 10 Let luis heart be changed from varite any thing amils apainit the God of Shadrach, and let a beats heart be given untolia Alcihacli, and Abednego, thall be cut in and let seves times pass over hiin. pieces, and their houses rhall be made a dung 17 This matter is by the decree of the hill : bccaufe there is no other god that can watchers, and the demand by the worial del ver after this fort.

the holy ones; to the intent that the live 30 1 Then the king promoted Shadrach, may know that the moit High ralcth sath Michach, and Abednego, in the province kingdom of men, and giveth it to wbcenim a Babylon.

ever he will, and setteth up ove it the back CHAP. IV.

af men. buchadnezzars dran : 19 Daniel inter 18 This dream I king Nebuchadnete predsthit: 28 the jtory of the event. have seen. Now thou, o Belteihaxtar, Tebuchadnezzar the king, urto all people, clare the interpretation th stof, feraitz)

nations, and language, that dwell in all as all the wife n u of my kingdom are the carth ; Peace be multiplied unto you. able to make known unto me thr ister

2 I thought it good to thew the signs and tation : but thou art able; for the Ip wonders that the high God liath wrought the holy Gods is in thee. Uwird ine.

19 I Then Daniel (whose name 3 w great art his figns! and how migh- teshazzar) was attonicd for one hour, y are his wonders! his kingdom w an ever- bis thoughts troubled him. The king ipaki talling kingdon, and his dominion is froin and said, Belteshatzar, let not the dream or eneration to generation.

the interpretation thereof, trouble the 11 Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine Beitcthazzar answered and said, My lord, hould, and flourithing in my palace: the dream be to them that have ther, and

saw a dream which made me afraid, the interpretation thereof to thine enote and the thoughts upon my bod and the vi 20 The tree that thou faueit, which gree sions of my head troubled me.

and was strong, whose height reached te 6 Therefore made la decree to bring in the heaven, and the fight thereat to ai dhe all the wile men of Babylon before me, that earth; they might make known unto me the inter. 21 whose leaves were fait, and the trut: pretation of the dreain.

thercof much, and in it was meat for 7 Then came in the magicians, the aftro- under which the beats of the tip4 dael Jogels, the Chaldeans, and be soothsayers : and upon whose branches the fowli at: anu I told the drean beiore them; but they leavea nad their babitation.

1. It is thou, o king, that art grown and dom, mine honour and brightness returned become trong for tny greatness is grown, unto me; and my counsellors and my lords and cacheth unto heaven, and thy domi- fought unto me, and I was ettablithed in my on to the end of the earth.

kingdom; and exceilent majetty was added 3; And whereas the king faw a watcher unto me. und 2n koly one coming down from hea. 37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise, and exen and Laying, Hew the tree down, and tol, and honour the King of heaven, all whose destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots works are truth, and his ways judgment: thered in the earth, even with a band of and those that walk in pride he is able to Iron and brats, in the ander grals of the abasc. field; and let it be wet with the dew of hea

CHAP. V. ven, and la bis portion be with the bcatts of 1 Belshazzars impious fraft: 5 a hand-writing the field, till seven tiines pals over him; troubleth him: 17 Daniel reproveth him,

24 'This is the interpretation, O king, and 25 and interpreteth the writing.
this is the decree of the most High, which
La corde upon my lord the king :

a thouland of his lords, and drank wine 15 That they ihall drive thee from men: before the thousand. and thy dwelling thall be with the beaits of

2 Belshazzar, whiles he tafted the wine, tie field, and they thall make thee to eat grab ax oxen, and they shall wet thee with vefsels which his father Nebuchadnezzar

commanded to bring the golden and filver we dew of learen, and leven times thall had taken out of the temple which was in role over th e, till thou know that the mott Jerufalem; that the king and

his princes, tugb ruleth in the kingdom of men, and his wives and his concubines, miglit drink give it to whomfocver he will.

therein. 15 And whereas they commanded to leave the sump of the tree roots; thy kingdom that were taken out of the remple of the

3 Then they brought the golden vessels wall be fure unto thee, after that thou thalt house of God which reas at Jerusalem; and Hare known that the heavens do rule. 17 Wherefore, o king, let my counsel be the king and his princes, his wives and his

concubines, drank in them. acceptable into thee, and break off thy fins

4 They drank wine, and praised the gods buy nigteicouinets, and thine iniquities by of gold, and of filver, of brals, of iron, of cxing mercy to the poor; if it may be a wood, and of itone., engt emng of thy tranquility.

5 1 In the same hour came forth finger 23 1 All the came upon the king Nebu- of a mans hard, and wrote over againft Cudnezzar.

the candlettick upon the platter of the wall 9 At the end of twelve months he walked 17 chc puince of the kingdom of Babylon.

of the kings palace; and the king law the 30 the king pake and laid, is not this part of the hand that wrote.

6 Then the kings countenance was chang Deat Babylon that I have built for the houfc ed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that

the kingdom, by the might of my power, the joints of his loins were looled, and his al for the honour of my majeity? 31 While the word Tuas in the kings

knees (more one against another. hand, there feil a voice from heaven, jay aftrologers, the Chaldeans, and the footh

7 The king cried aloud to bring in the : 0 king .cuchadnezlar, tr thee. it is layers. And the king spake, and said to the qnken; The kingduon is departed from thice; wie man of Baisylon, Wholoever thall read

ja and they thall drive thee from men, this writing, and 'thew me the interpretation rd thy dwelling jkall ure with the beasts of

thereof, mall be clothed with {carlet, and et held: they thall itake thee to cat grals have a chain of gold about his neck, and thall 1 xen, and even tinies ihall pass over be the third ruler in the kingdom. tilizuil thou snow that the mott High

8 Then came in all the kings wife men : Posl-th in the kingdom of men, and givcth but they could not read the writing, nof 1. to wbkamioever he will. 3. The fajne nour was the thing fulóilled nake known to the king the interpretation esan debuchadnezzar: and he was driven

9 Then was king Belthazzar g eatly trou ***In thick, and did cat gralı as oxen, and bied, and his coumtenance was changed in I besedy was wet with ihe dew of beren, him, and his lords were aitoaicu. ed his hairs were grown like eagle fialkers, This nails like birds claws.

PO ! Now the queer, by realon of the

words of the king and lia lori, came into 34 And at the end of the day I Nebuchad.

the manquet-houteand the queen fpake to 2395 lifted up mine eyes unio heaven, and and lata, o king, live for ever. Iut not thy

e anderitanding returned unto me; and I seted the most light and I pranicu ana ho thoughts trouble thee, per la thy countero tim that liveth for ever, wie domi

ance be changed :

1 There is a man in thy kingdom, in Stjf is an evcrlaning usminion and his king whom is the spirit us the holy Godard, in Just from generation to generacion: 35 Am Ul" the inhabitants of the car ing, and williton, like the wisdom of thods

the days of thy father, alucht and unidcitando I'r reputed a normig: and he docth accord.

was found in him; what the king Nibu"? tohto will the army of heaven, and chide7binthy father, the king, jay: 647? the inhabitants of the earth; and latie made master of the Care, utro. une can tay tans hand, or xay uuto hiin, lo; er, Cuide et1!, and lotach dat dool thu!?

1. Vorsico as an excellent writ, and 36 At the tune time my rcalon returned knowledge, and or critanding, interpreting 60 mc; and, for tbe glory of my king of dream, and the wing of hard sentences

and disolving of doubts, were found in the 27 TEKSL ; thou art weighed in the bas Same Daniel, whom the king named Belte: lances, and art found wanting Thazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he 28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and will thew the interpretation.

given to the Medes and Perfians. 13 Then was Daniel brought in before the 29 Then commanded Belthazzar, and they king. And the king fpake and said unto Da clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chais niel, Art thou that Danicl, which art of the of gold about his neck, and made a praca children of the captivity of Judah, whom the mari concerning him, that he thouid de king my father brought out of Jewry? the third raler in the kingdom.

14 I have even heard of thee, that the fpi.* 30 In that night was Bclinazzs the rit of the Gods is in thee, and that light, and king of the Chaldeans flain. understanding, and excellent wisdom

is found 31 And Darius the Median took the king in thee.

dom, being about threescore and two years 15 And now the wife men, the aftrologers, old. have been brought in before me, that they

C H A . VỊ. thould read this writing, and make known i Daniels preferment: 16 ke i tad izte they could not thew the interpretation of lamphundred and twenty princes, stika

den of lions, 18 and favid. the thing:

16 And I have heard of thee that thou canst thould be over the whole kingdom, make interpretations, and diffolve doubts : 2 And over these three prefidents, now, if thou canst read the writing, and whom Daniel was first; that the potes make known to me the interpretation

there might give accounts unto them, and the of, thou thalt be clothed with scarlet, and king should have no damage. have a chain of gold about thy neck, and 3 Then this Daniel was preferred above shalt be the third inler in the kingdom. the prefidents and princes, because an es

17 9 Then Daniel answered and said be cellent fpirit was in him; and the big fore the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and thought to let him over the whole rata. give thy rewards to another; yet I will read 4 Then the presidents and princes fouest ihe writing unto the king, and make known to find occafion against Daniel concerning og to him the interpretation.

kingdom; but they could find nove action 18 O thou king, the most high God gave nor fault; forafmuch as he reas fait bful, o Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom,

and ther was there any error or fun!t found is majetty, and glory, and honour:

him. 19 And, for the majesty that he gave him, 5 Then said these men, We thall not all people, nations, and languages, trembled any occafion against this Daniel, except of and feared before him : whom he would he find it against him concerning the law af to flew and whom he would he kept alive, and God. whoin he would he fet up, and whom he 6 Then these prefidents and princes, if would he put down.

sembled together to the king, and faid tsu 20 But when his heart was lifted up, and unto him, Ring Darius, live for ever. his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed 7 All the prefidents of the kingdom, the from his kingly throne, and they took his governors, and the princes, the couro, giory from him:

and the captains, have consulted together to 21 And he wasdriven from the sons of men, ettablish a royal itatute, and to make a fin and his heart was made like the beafts, and decree, that whosoever fhall ask a petition of his dwelling was with the wild afles: they any god or man for thirty days, fave a sed lamp with grass like oxen, and his body thee, o king, he thall be caft into the de was wet with the dew of leaven; till he of lions. knew that the most high God ruled in the 8 Now, o king, eftabijih the decree, and kingdom of men, and the he appointeth sign the writing, that it be not change. over it whomloever he will.

according to the law of the Medes and Feat 22 And thou hisson, O Beishazzar, haft not ans, which altereth not. Mumbled thine heart, though thou knowett all 9 Wherefore king Darius figned the wrth

ing and the decrec. 23 Rut haft lifted up thyself against the 10 I Now when Daniel knew that the wait Lord of heaven; and they have brought the ing was signed, he went into his horse , n. veiles of his lone before thee, and thou his windows being open in his chuber aud thy lords, thy wives and thy conci- ward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his kres Mines, lave drunk wine in them; and thou three times a city, and prayed, and pare Balth praised the gods of Gilver and gold, of thanks before his God, as be did aforetime yrar, iron, wood, and none, which lee not, I! Then these men atembled, and feat.

Opleas, nor know: and the God in whole Daniel praying and making fupplicatia hand thy breath is, and whoic are all thy before his God. ways, halt thou not gloriticd.

12 Then they came near, and fpado de 24 'Then was the part of the hand sent fore the king coucerning the king deca from him; and this writing was written. Hatt thou not figned a decrte, that KYTIT

25 9 And this is the writing that was writ- man that thall alk a petition of any arde ren, MENE, MENE, TE KEL., VPHAR- man within thirty days, fave of thee. o SIA

king, fhall be cait into the den of loser 26 This is the interpretation of the thing: The king answered and said, "The tasar, MENF i God luath numbered thy kingdom, true, according to the law of thc Mate udfrolit

Perft20s, witieh diegeth ITPŁA

53 Then answered they,and faid before the

CHA P. VII. Eing, That Daniel, which is of the children of i Daniels vijon of the four bearis, 9 of God the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thce, kingdom : 15 the interpretation thereof. but maketh his petition three times a-day.

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bylon, Daniel had a dream, and vision 14. Then the king, when he heard these of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the words, was fore displcased with himself, and dream, and told the fum of the matters. fet his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and 2 Daniel spake and said, Ilaw in my vitior be lanoured till the going down of the sun by night, and, behold, the four winds of the to deliver him.

heaven ttrove upon the great sea. 15 Then these men allembled unto the king, 3 And four great bearts came up from the and said unto the king, Know, O king, that sca, diverse one from another. the law of the Medes and Perlians, is, That no 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagles decree nor tatute which the king establisheth wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were may be changed.

plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, 16 Then the king commanded, and they and made ftand upon the fect asja man, and brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of a mans heart was given to it. lions. Now the king (pake and said unto 5 And bchold, another beatt, a second, like Daniel, Thy God, whom thoa servert con to a bear, and it raised up itfelf on one side, tinually, he will deliver thce.

and it had three ribs in the mouth of it be17 And a kone was brought, and laid upon tween the teeth of it: and they said thus the mouth of the den: and the king Scaled unto it, Arise, devour much feth. it with his own fignct, and with the signet 6 After this I beheld, and lo, another, like of his lords, that the purpose inight not be a leopard, which had upon the back of i changed concerning Daníel.

four wings of a fowl: the beast had also foun 18° Then the king went to his palace, heads; and dominion was given to it. and palled the night faiting : neither were 7 After this I saw in the night-vifions, and inftrurnents of mufick brought before him; behold, a fourth beaft, dreadful and terrible and his decp went from him.

and Itrong exceedingly, and it had greaa 19 Then the king arose very early in the iron teeth it devoured and brake in pieces morning, and went in hatle unto the den of and itamped the refidue with the feet of it Itons.

and it was diverse from all the beafts that 29 And when he came to the den, he cried were before it; and it had ten horns. with a lamentable voice unto Daniel : and 8 I confidered the horns, and behold, there the king (pake and said to Daniel, o Danicl, came up among them another little horn ferrant of the living God, is thy God,

whom beforo whom there were three of the firi thou ferveft cornually, able to deliver thee horns plucked up by the roots; and behold from the lions

in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, 11 Then said Daniel unto the king, 0 king, and a mouth speaking great things. live for ever.

91 I beheld till the thrones were can 22 My God bath sent his angel, and hath down, and the Ancient of days did fit, whose fut the lions months, that they have not garment zyas white as fnow, and the hair of hurt me ; forasmuch as before him innocen- his head like thc pure wool: his throne wa cy was found in me; and also before thee, like the fiery fame, and his wheels as burn o king, have I done no hurt.

ing fire. 23 Then was the king exceeding glad for io A fiery stream issued and came forth him, and commanded that they thould take from before him: thousand thousands mini Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was tau ttered unto him, and ten thoutand times ten ken up out of the den, and no manner of thousand Htood before him : the judgmen hat was found upon him, because he be- was fet, and the books were opened. lieved in his God.

11 beheld then, because of the voice of the 24 ! And the king commanded, and they great words which the horn fpake; I beheld, brought those men which had accused Da- even till the beatt was slain, and his body de niel, and they call them into the den of lions, ftroyed, and given to the burning Rame: them, their children, and their wives; and 12 As concerning the rett of the bearts the lions had the mattery of them, and brake they had their dominion taken away: yt all their bones in picces or ever they came their lives were prolonged for a leason and at the buttom of the den.

time. 25 Then king Darius wrote unto all peo. 13 I saw in the night.vifions, and behold ple, nations, and languages, that dwell in all one like the Son of man came with the cloud ibe earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. of Heaven, and came to the Ancient of days,

16 I make a decree, That in every domic and they brought liian near before hini. nion of my kingdom, men tremble and scar 14 And there was given liim dominion, and before the God of Daniel ; for he is the live glory, and a kingdom, that all people, na Lng God, and ttedfatt for ever, and his king; tions, and languages, thould ferve him : bis dom that which thall not be dentroyed, and dominion is an everlasting dominion, which his dominion shall be even unto the end. shall not pass away, aed his kingdom tha

27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he which thall not be dextroyed. worketh signs and wonders in heaven and 15 1 1 Danici was grieved in my fpirit in in carin, who hath delivered Daniel from the inic of my body, and the vitions of my the power of the lions.

head troubled me. 28 So this Daniel profpered in the reign of 16 I came near unto one of them thatford Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Perfiage by, and asked himn the truth of all sus.

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