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Jeremiah 15


1  Then said559 the LORD3068 unto413 me, Though518 Moses4872 and Samuel8050 stood5975 before6440 me, yet my mind5315 could not369 be toward413 this2088 people:5971 cast7971 them out of4480 5921 my sight,6440 and let them go forth.3318

2  And it shall come to pass,1961 if3588 they say559 unto413 thee, Whither575 shall we go forth?3318 then thou shalt tell559 413 them, Thus3541 saith559 the LORD;3068 Such as834 are for death,4194 to death;4194 and such as834 are for the sword,2719 to the sword;2719 and such as834 are for the famine,7458 to the famine;7458 and such as834 are for the captivity,7628 to the captivity.7628

3  And I will appoint6485 over5921 them four702 kinds,4940 saith5002 the LORD:3068 853 the sword2719 to slay,2026 and the dogs3611 to tear,5498 and the fowls5775 of the heaven,8064 and the beasts929 of the earth,776 to devour398 and destroy.7843

4  And I will cause5414 them to be removed2189 into all3605 kingdoms4467 of the earth,776 because of1558 Manasseh4519 the son1121 of Hezekiah3169 king4428 of Judah,3063 for5921 that which834 he did6213 in Jerusalem.3389

5  For3588 who4310 shall have pity2550 upon5921 thee, O Jerusalem?3389 or who4310 shall bemoan5110 thee? or who4310 shall go aside5493 to ask7592 how thou doest?7965

6  Thou859 hast forsaken5203 me, saith5002 the LORD,3068 thou art gone1980 backward:268 therefore will I stretch out5186 853 my hand3027 against5921 thee, and destroy7843 thee; I am weary3811 with repenting.5162

7  And I will fan2219 them with a fan4214 in the gates8179 of the land;776 I will bereave7921 them of children, I will destroy6 853 my people,5971 since they return7725 not3808 from their ways.4480 1870

8  Their widows490 are increased6105 to me above the sand4480 2344 of the seas:3220 I have brought935 upon them against5921 the mother517 of the young men970 a spoiler7703 at noonday:6672 I have caused him to fall5307 upon5921 it suddenly,6597 and terrors928 upon the city.5892

9  She that hath borne3205 seven7651 languisheth:535 she hath given up5301 the ghost;5315 her sun8121 is gone down935 while5750 it was yet day:3119 she hath been ashamed954 and confounded:2659 and the residue7611 of them will I deliver5414 to the sword2719 before6440 their enemies,341 saith5002 the LORD.3068

10  Woe188 is me, my mother,517 that3588 thou hast borne3205 me a man376 of strife7379 and a man376 of contention4066 to the whole3605 earth!776 I have neither3808 lent on usury,5383 nor3808 men have lent to me on usury;5383 yet every one3605 of them doth curse7043 me.

11  The LORD3068 said,559 Verily518 3808 it shall be well2896 with thy remnant;7611 verily518 3808 I will cause 853 the enemy341 to entreat6293 thee well in the time6256 of evil7451 and in the time6256 of affliction.6869

12  Shall iron1270 break7489 the northern4480 6828 iron1270 and the steel?5178

13  Thy substance2428 and thy treasures214 will I give5414 to the spoil957 without3808 price,4242 and that for all3605 thy sins,2403 even in all3605 thy borders.1366

14  And I will make thee to pass5674 with854 thine enemies341 into a land776 which thou knowest3045 not:3808 for3588 a fire784 is kindled6919 in mine anger,639 which shall burn3344 upon5921 you.

15  O LORD,3068 thou859 knowest:3045 remember2142 me, and visit6485 me, and revenge5358 me of my persecutors;4480 7291 take3947 me not408 away in thy longsuffering:750 639 know3045 that for5921 thy sake I have suffered5375 rebuke.2781

16  Thy words1697 were found,4672 and I did eat398 them; and thy word1697 was1961 unto me the joy8342 and rejoicing8057 of mine heart:3824 for3588 I am called7121 by5921 thy name,8034 O LORD3068 God430 of hosts.6635

17  I sat3427 not3808 in the assembly5475 of the mockers,7832 nor rejoiced;5937 I sat3427 alone910 because4480 6440 of thy hand:3027 for3588 thou hast filled4390 me with indignation.2195

18  Why4100 is1961 my pain3511 perpetual,5331 and my wound4347 incurable,605 which refuseth3985 to be healed?7495 wilt thou be altogether1961 1961 unto me as3644 a liar,391 and as waters4325 that fail?3808 539

19  Therefore3651 thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 If518 thou return,7725 then will I bring thee again,7725 and thou shalt stand5975 before6440 me: and if518 thou take forth3318 the precious3368 from the vile,4480 2151 thou shalt be1961 as my mouth:6310 let them return7725 unto413 thee; but return7725 not3808 thou859 unto413 them.

20  And I will make5414 thee unto this2088 people5971 a fenced1219 brazen5178 wall:2346 and they shall fight3898 against413 thee, but they shall not3808 prevail3201 against thee: for3588 I589 am with854 thee to save3467 thee and to deliver5337 thee, saith5002 the LORD.3068

21  And I will deliver5337 thee out of the hand4480 3027 of the wicked,7451 and I will redeem6299 thee out of the hand4480 3709 of the terrible.6184


1 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρός με ἐὰν στῇ Μωυσῆς καὶ Σαμουηλ πρὸ προσώπου μου οὐκ ἔστιν ἡ ψυχή μου πρὸς αὐτούς ἐξαπόστειλον τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον καὶ ἐξελθέτωσαν

2 καὶ ἔσται ἐὰν εἴπωσιν πρὸς σέ ποῦ ἐξελευσόμεθα καὶ ἐρεῖς πρὸς αὐτούς τάδε λέγει κύριος ὅσοι εἰς θάνατον εἰς θάνατον καὶ ὅσοι εἰς μάχαιραν εἰς μάχαιραν καὶ ὅσοι εἰς λιμόν εἰς λιμόν καὶ ὅσοι εἰς αἰχμαλωσίαν εἰς αἰχμαλωσίαν

3 καὶ ἐκδικήσω ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς τέσσαρα εἴδη λέγει κύριος τὴν μάχαιραν εἰς σφαγὴν καὶ τοὺς κύνας εἰς διασπασμὸν καὶ τὰ θηρία τῆς γῆς καὶ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ εἰς βρῶσιν καὶ εἰς διαφθοράν

4 καὶ παραδώσω αὐτοὺς εἰς ἀνάγκας πάσαις ταῖς βασιλείαις τῆς γῆς διὰ Μανασση υἱὸν Εζεκιου βασιλέα Ιουδα περὶ πάντων ὧν ἐποίησεν ἐν Ιερουσαλημ

5 τίς φείσεται ἐπὶ σοί Ιερουσαλημ καὶ τίς δειλιάσει ἐπὶ σοί ἢ τίς ἀνακάμψει εἰς εἰρήνην σοι

6 σὺ ἀπεστράφης με λέγει κύριος ὀπίσω πορεύσῃ καὶ ἐκτενῶ τὴν χεῖρά μου καὶ διαφθερῶ σε καὶ οὐκέτι ἀνήσω αὐτούς

7 καὶ διασπερῶ αὐτοὺς ἐν διασπορᾷ ἐν πύλαις λαοῦ μου ἠτεκνώθησαν ἀπώλεσαν τὸν λαόν μου διὰ τὰς κακίας αὐτῶν

8 ἐπληθύνθησαν χῆραι αὐτῶν ὑπὲρ τὴν ἄμμον τῆς θαλάσσης ἐπήγαγον ἐπὶ μητέρα νεανίσκου ταλαιπωρίαν ἐν μεσημβρίᾳ ἐπέρριψα ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν ἐξαίφνης τρόμον καὶ σπουδήν

9 ἐκενώθη ἡ τίκτουσα ἑπτά ἀπεκάκησεν ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτῆς ἐπέδυ ὁ ἥλιος αὐτῇ ἔτι μεσούσης τῆς ἡμέρας κατῃσχύνθη καὶ ὠνειδίσθη τοὺς καταλοίπους αὐτῶν εἰς μάχαιραν δώσω ἐναντίον τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτῶν

10 οἴμμοι ἐγώ μῆτερ ὡς τίνα με ἔτεκες ἄνδρα δικαζόμενον καὶ διακρινόμενον πάσῃ τῇ γῇ οὔτε ὠφέλησα οὔτε ὠφέλησέν με οὐδείς ἡ ἰσχύς μου ἐξέλιπεν ἐν τοῖς καταρωμένοις με

11 γένοιτο δέσποτα κατευθυνόντων αὐτῶν εἰ μὴ παρέστην σοι ἐν καιρῷ τῶν κακῶν αὐτῶν καὶ ἐν καιρῷ θλίψεως αὐτῶν εἰς ἀγαθὰ πρὸς τὸν ἐχθρόν

12 εἰ γνωσθήσεται σίδηρος καὶ περιβόλαιον χαλκοῦν

13 ἡ ἰσχύς σου καὶ τοὺς θησαυρούς σου εἰς προνομὴν δώσω ἀντάλλαγμα διὰ πάσας τὰς ἁμαρτίας σου καὶ ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ὁρίοις σου

14 καὶ καταδουλώσω σε κύκλῳ τοῖς ἐχθροῖς σου ἐν τῇ γῇ ᾗ οὐκ ᾔδεις ὅτι πῦρ ἐκκέκαυται ἐκ τοῦ θυμοῦ μου ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς καυθήσεται

15 κύριε μνήσθητί μου καὶ ἐπίσκεψαί με καὶ ἀθῴωσόν με ἀπὸ τῶν καταδιωκόντων με μὴ εἰς μακροθυμίαν γνῶθι ὡς ἔλαβον περὶ σοῦ ὀνειδισμὸν

16 ὑπὸ τῶν ἀθετούντων τοὺς λόγους σου συντέλεσον αὐτούς καὶ ἔσται ὁ λόγος σου ἐμοὶ εἰς εὐφροσύνην καὶ χαρὰν καρδίας μου ὅτι ἐπικέκληται τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐπ᾽ ἐμοί κύριε παντοκράτωρ

17 οὐκ ἐκάθισα ἐν συνεδρίῳ αὐτῶν παιζόντων ἀλλὰ εὐλαβούμην ἀπὸ προσώπου χειρός σου κατὰ μόνας ἐκαθήμην ὅτι πικρίας ἐνεπλήσθην

18 ἵνα τί οἱ λυποῦντές με κατισχύουσίν μου ἡ πληγή μου στερεά πόθεν ἰαθήσομαι γινομένη ἐγενήθη μοι ὡς ὕδωρ ψευδὲς οὐκ ἔχον πίστιν

19 διὰ τοῦτο τάδε λέγει κύριος ἐὰν ἐπιστρέψῃς καὶ ἀποκαταστήσω σε καὶ πρὸ προσώπου μου στήσῃ καὶ ἐὰν ἐξαγάγῃς τίμιον ἀπὸ ἀναξίου ὡς στόμα μου ἔσῃ καὶ ἀναστρέψουσιν αὐτοὶ πρὸς σέ καὶ σὺ οὐκ ἀναστρέψεις πρὸς αὐτούς

20 καὶ δώσω σε τῷ λαῷ τούτῳ ὡς τεῖχος ὀχυρὸν χαλκοῦν καὶ πολεμήσουσιν πρὸς σὲ καὶ οὐ μὴ δύνωνται πρὸς σέ διότι μετὰ σοῦ εἰμι τοῦ σῴζειν σε

21 καὶ ἐξαιρεῖσθαί σε ἐκ χειρὸς πονηρῶν καὶ λυτρώσομαί σε ἐκ χειρὸς λοιμῶν


‎1 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֵלַ֔י אִם־יַעֲמֹ֨ד מֹשֶׁ֤ה וּשְׁמוּאֵל֙ לְפָנַ֔י אֵ֥ין נַפְשִׁ֖י אֶל־הָעָ֣ם הַזֶּ֑ה שַׁלַּ֥ח מֵֽעַל־פָּנַ֖י וְיֵצֵֽאוּ׃

‎2 ‏וְהָיָ֛ה כִּֽי־יֹאמְר֥וּ אֵלֶ֖יךָ אָ֣נָה נֵצֵ֑א וְאָמַרְתָּ֨ אֲלֵיהֶ֜ם כֹּֽה־אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר לַמָּ֤וֶת לַמָּ֙וֶת֙ וַאֲשֶׁ֤ר לַחֶ֙רֶב֙ לַחֶ֔רֶב וַאֲשֶׁ֤ר לָֽרָעָב֙ לָֽרָעָ֔ב וַאֲשֶׁ֥ר לַשְּׁבִ֖י לַשֶּֽׁבִי׃

‎3 ‏וּפָקַדְתִּ֨י עֲלֵיהֶ֜ם אַרְבַּ֤ע מִשְׁפָּחוֹת֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה אֶת־הַחֶ֣רֶב לַֽהֲרֹ֔ג וְאֶת־הַכְּלָבִ֖ים לִסְחֹ֑ב וְאֶת־ע֧וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֛יִם וְאֶת־בֶּהֱמַ֥ת הָאָ֖רֶץ לֶאֱכֹ֥ל וּלְהַשְׁחִֽית׃

‎4 ‏וּנְתַתִּ֣ים לזועה לְזַֽעֲוָ֔ה לְכֹ֖ל מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָאָ֑רֶץ בִּ֠גְלַל מְנַשֶּׁ֤ה בֶן־יְחִזְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֔ה עַ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֖ה בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎5 ‏כִּ֠י מִֽי־יַחְמֹ֤ל עָלַ֙יִךְ֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם וּמִ֖י יָנ֣וּד לָ֑ךְ וּמִ֣י יָס֔וּר לִשְׁאֹ֥ל לְשָׁלֹ֖ם לָֽךְ׃

‎6 ‏אַ֣תְּ נָטַ֥שְׁתְּ אֹתִ֛י נְאֻם־יְהוָ֖ה אָח֣וֹר תֵּלֵ֑כִי וָאַ֨ט אֶת־יָדִ֤י עָלַ֙יִךְ֙ וָֽאַשְׁחִיתֵ֔ךְ נִלְאֵ֖יתִי הִנָּחֵֽם׃

‎7 ‏וָאֶזְרֵ֥ם בְּמִזְרֶ֖ה בְּשַׁעֲרֵ֣י הָאָ֑רֶץ שִׁכַּ֤לְתִּי אִבַּ֙דְתִּי֙ אֶת־עַמִּ֔י מִדַּרְכֵיהֶ֖ם לוֹא־שָֽׁבוּ׃

‎8 ‏עָֽצְמוּ־לִ֤י אַלְמְנֹתָו֙q מֵח֣וֹל יַמִּ֔ים הֵבֵ֨אתִי לָהֶ֥ם עַל־אֵ֛ם בָּח֖וּר שֹׁדֵ֣ד בַּֽצָּהֳרָ֑יִם הִפַּ֤לְתִּי עָלֶ֙יהָ֙ פִּתְאֹ֔ם עִ֖יר וּבֶהָלֽוֹת׃

‎9 ‏אֻמְלְלָ֞ה יֹלֶ֣דֶת הַשִּׁבְעָ֗ה נָפְחָ֥ה נַפְשָׁ֛הּ באה בָּ֥א שִׁמְשָׁ֛הּ בְּעֹ֥ד יוֹמָ֖ם בּ֣וֹשָׁה וְחָפֵ֑רָה וּשְׁאֵֽרִיתָ֗ם לַחֶ֧רֶב אֶתֵּ֛ן לִפְנֵ֥י אֹיְבֵיהֶ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃ ס

‎10 ‏אֽוֹי־לִ֣י אִמִּ֔י כִּ֣י יְלִדְתִּ֗נִי אִ֥ישׁ רִ֛יב וְאִ֥ישׁ מָד֖וֹן לְכָל־הָאָ֑רֶץ לֹֽא־נָשִׁ֥יתִי וְלֹא־נָֽשׁוּ־בִ֖י כֻּלֹּ֥ה מְקַלְלַֽונִי׃ ס

‎11 ‏אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה אִם־לֹ֥א שרותך שֵֽׁרִיתִ֖יךָ3 לְט֑וֹב אִם־ל֣וֹא׀ הִפְגַּ֣עְתִּֽי בְךָ֗ בְּעֵ֥ת־רָעָ֛ה וּבְעֵ֥ת צָרָ֖ה אֶת־הָאֹיֵֽב׃

‎12 ‏הֲיָרֹ֨עַ בַּרְזֶ֧ל׀ בַּרְזֶ֛ל מִצָּפ֖וֹן וּנְחֹֽשֶׁת׃

‎13 ‏חֵילְךָ֧ וְאוֹצְרוֹתֶ֛יךָ לָבַ֥ז אֶתֵּ֖ן לֹ֣א בִמְחִ֑יר וּבְכָל־חַטֹּאותֶ֖יךָ וּבְכָל־גְּבוּלֶֽיךָ׃

‎14 ‏וְהַֽעֲבַרְתִּי֙ אֶת־אֹ֣יְבֶ֔יךָ בְּאֶ֖רֶץ לֹ֣א יָדָ֑עְתָּ כִּֽי־אֵ֛שׁ קָדְחָ֥ה בְאַפִּ֖י עֲלֵיכֶ֥ם תּוּקָֽד׃ ס

‎15 ‏אַתָּ֧ה יָדַ֣עְתָּ יְהוָ֗ה זָכְרֵ֤נִי וּפָקְדֵ֙נִי֙ וְהִנָּ֤קֶם לִי֙ מֵרֹ֣דְפַ֔י אַל־לְאֶ֥רֶךְ אַפְּךָ֖ תִּקָּחֵ֑נִי דַּ֕ע שְׂאֵתִ֥י עָלֶ֖יךָ חֶרְפָּֽה׃

‎16 ‏נִמְצְא֤וּ דְבָרֶ֙יךָ֙ וָאֹ֣כְלֵ֔ם וַיְהִ֤י דבריך דְבָֽרְךָ֙ לִ֔י לְשָׂשׂ֖וֹן וּלְשִׂמְחַ֣ת לְבָבִ֑י כִּֽי־נִקְרָ֤א שִׁמְךָ֙ עָלַ֔י יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י צְבָאֽוֹת׃ ס

‎17 ‏לֹֽא־יָשַׁ֥בְתִּי בְסוֹד־מְשַׂחֲקִ֖ים וָֽאֶעְלֹ֑ז מִפְּנֵ֤י יָֽדְךָ֙ בָּדָ֣ד יָשַׁ֔בְתִּי כִּֽי־זַ֖עַם מִלֵּאתָֽנִי׃ ס

‎18 ‏לָ֣מָּה הָיָ֤ה כְאֵבִי֙ נֶ֔צַח וּמַכָּתִ֖י אֲנוּשָׁ֑ה֙ מֵֽאֲנָה֙ הֵֽרָפֵ֔א הָי֨וֹ תִֽהְיֶ֥ה לִי֙ כְּמ֣וֹ אַכְזָ֔ב מַ֖יִם לֹ֥א נֶאֱמָֽנוּ׃ ס

‎19 ‏לָכֵ֞ן כֹּֽה־אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה אִם־תָּשׁ֤וּב וַאֲשִֽׁיבְךָ֙ לְפָנַ֣י תַּֽעֲמֹ֔ד וְאִם־תּוֹצִ֥יא יָקָ֛ר מִזּוֹלֵ֖ל כְּפִ֣י תִֽהְיֶ֑ה יָשֻׁ֤בוּ הֵ֙מָּה֙ אֵלֶ֔יךָ וְאַתָּ֖ה לֹֽא־תָשׁ֥וּב אֲלֵיהֶֽם׃

‎20 ‏וּנְתַתִּ֜יךָ לָעָ֣ם הַזֶּ֗ה לְחוֹמַ֤ת נְחֹ֙שֶׁת֙ בְּצוּרָ֔ה וְנִלְחֲמ֥וּ אֵלֶ֖יךָ וְלֹא־י֣וּכְלוּ לָ֑ךְ כִּֽי־אִתְּךָ֥ אֲנִ֛י לְהוֹשִֽׁיעֲךָ֥ וּלְהַצִּילֶ֖ךָ נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎21 ‏וְהִצַּלְתִּ֖יךָ מִיַּ֣ד רָעִ֑ים וּפְדִתִ֖יךָ מִכַּ֥ף עָרִצִֽים׃ פ


1 Et dixit Dominus ad me: [Si steterit Moyses et Samuel coram me,
non est anima mea ad populum istum:
ejice illos a facie mea, et egrediantur.

2 Quod si dixerint ad te: Quo egrediemur?
dices ad eos: Hæc dicit Dominus:
Qui ad mortem, ad mortem,
et qui ad gladium, ad gladium,
et qui ad famem, ad famem,
et qui ad captivitatem, ad captivitatem.

3 Et visitabo super eos quatuor species, dicit Dominus:
gladium ad occisionem,
et canes ad lacerandum,
et volatilia cæli et bestias terræ
ad devorandum et dissipandum.

4 Et dabo eos in fervorem universis regnis terræ,
propter Manassen filium Ezechiæ regis Juda,
super omnibus quæ fecit in Jerusalem.

5 Quis enim miserebitur tui, Jerusalem,
aut quis contristabitur pro te?
aut quis ibit ad rogandum pro pace tua?

6 Tu reliquisti me, dicit Dominus;
retrorsum abiisti:
et extendam manum meam super te, et interficiam te:
laboravi rogans.

7 Et dispergam eos ventilabro in portis terræ:
interfeci et disperdidi populum meum,
et tamen a viis suis non sunt reversi.

8 Multiplicatæ sunt mihi viduæ ejus super arenam maris:
induxi eis super matrem adolescentis vastatorem meridie:
misi super civitates repente terrorem.

9 Infirmata est quæ peperit septem;
defecit anima ejus:
occidit ei sol cum adhuc esset dies:
confusa est, et erubuit:
et residuos ejus in gladium dabo
in conspectu inimicorum eorum, ait Dominus.]

10 [Væ mihi, mater mea! quare genuisti me,
virum rixæ, virum discordiæ in universa terra?
Non fœneravi, nec fœneravit mihi quisquam:
omnes maledicunt mihi.

11 Dicit Dominus: Si non reliquiæ tuæ in bonum,
si non occurri tibi in tempore afflictionis,
et in tempore tribulationis adversus inimicum.

12 Numquid fœderabitur ferrum ferro ab aquilone, et æs?

13 Divitias tuas et thesauros tuos in direptionem dabo gratis,
in omnibus peccatis tuis, et in omnibus terminis tuis.

14 Et adducam inimicos tuos de terra quam nescis,
quia ignis succensus est in furore meo:
super vos ardebit.

15 Tu scis, Domine: recordare mei, et visita me,
et tuere me ab his qui persequuntur me.
Noli in patientia tua suscipere me:
scito quoniam sustinui propter te opprobrium.

16 Inventi sunt sermones tui, et comedi eos:
et factum est mihi verbum tuum in gaudium
et in lætitiam cordis mei,
quoniam invocatum est nomen tuum super me,
Domine Deus exercituum.

17 Non sedi in concilio ludentium,
et gloriatus sum a facie manus tuæ:
solus sedebam, quoniam comminatione replesti me.

18 Quare factus est dolor meus perpetuus,
et plaga mea desperabilis renuit curari?
facta est mihi quasi mendacium aquarum infidelium.

19 Propter hoc hæc dicit Dominus:
Si converteris, convertam te,
et ante faciem meam stabis:
et si separaveris pretiosum a vili,
quasi os meum eris:
convertentur ipsi ad te,
et tu non converteris ad eos.

20 Et dabo te populo huic in murum æreum fortem:
et bellabunt adversum te, et non prævalebunt,
quia ego tecum sum ut salvem te, et eruam te, dicit Dominus:

21 et liberabo te de manu pessimorum,
et redimam te de manu fortium.]

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