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II. KINGS. Of Menahem, Pekahiah, fe. any

shut up, nor any lest, nor any helper for 14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up Israel.

from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote 27 And the LORD said not that he would Shallum the son of Jahesh in Samaria, and blot out the name of Israel from under hea- slew him, and reigned in his stead. ven: but he saved tiein by the hand of Je- 15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and roboam the son of Joash.

his conspiracy which he inade, behold, they 23 | Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, are written in the book of the Chronicles of and all that he did, and his might, how he the kings of Israel. warred, and how he recovered Damascus, 16 9 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and und Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for all that were therein, and the coasts thereof Jisrael, are they not written in the book of from Tirzah: because they opened not to the Chronicles of the kings of Israel ? him, therefore he smote it; and all the women

29 And Jeroboam slept with lois fathers, therein that were with child he ripped up. eren with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah 17 In the vine and thirtieth year of Azariah his son reigned in his stead.

king of Judah began Menahem the son of CHAP. XV.

Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten 1 A:ariah his good reign. 5 He dying a leper, years in Samaria.

Jotham succeedeth. 8 Zachariah, the last of 13 And he did that which was evil in the Jehu's generation, reigning ill, is slain by sight of the Lord: he departed not all his Shallum. 13 Shallum, reigning a month, is days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of slain by Menahem. 16 Menahem strengthen; Nebat, who made Israel to sin. eth hinself by Pul. 21 Pekahinh succeedeth bim. 23 Pekahiah is slain by Pekah. 27 Pekah

19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against is oppressed by Tiglath-pileser, and slain by the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand Hoshea. 32 Jotham's good reign. 36. Ahaz suc- talents of silver, that his hand might be with ceedeth him.

bim to confirm the kingdom in his hand. In the twenty and seventh year of leonbor

20 And Menahem exacted the money of Isanı king of Israel began Azariah son offrael, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of Amaziah king of Judahi to reign.

each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the 2 Sixteen years old was hie when he began king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turn to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years ed back, and stayed not there in the land. in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was 21 | And the rest of the acts of Menahein, Jecholial of Jerusalem.

and all that he did, are they not written in 3 And he did that which was right in the the book of the Chronicles of the kings of sight of the Lord, according to all that his Israel ? father Amaziah had done;

22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; and 4 Save that the high places were not remo- Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead. ved: the people sacrificed and burnt incense 23 | In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of still on the high places.

Judah, Pekaliah the son of Menahem began 5 | And the Lord smote the king, so that to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned he was a leper unto the day of his death, and two years. dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the 24 And he did that which was evil in the king's son was over the house, judging the sight of the Lord: he departed not from people of the land.

the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who 6 Ånd the rest of the acts of Azarial, and made Israel to sin. all that he did, are they not written in the 25 But Pekah the son of Remalialı, a capbook ofthe Chronicles of the kings of Judah? tain of his, conspired against him, and smote

7 So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's buried him with his fathers in the city of David; house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him and Jotham his son reigned in his stead. fisiy men of the Gileadites : and he killed

89 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah him, and reigned in his room. king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jero. 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, boain reign over Israel in Samaria six months. and all that he did, behold, they are written

9 And he did that which was evil in the in the book of the Chronicles of the kings sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done : of Israel. he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam 27 | In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. king of Judah, Pekah the son of Remaliah

10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspi- began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and red against him, and smote him before the reigned twenty years. people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. 28 And he did that which was evil in the

11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, sight of the LORD: he departed not from the behold, they are written in the book of the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who Chronicles of the kings of Israel.

made Israel to sin. 12 This was the word of the LORD which 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Jageneration. And so it came to pass. noah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, 139 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uz: carried them captive to Assyria. zinh king of Judah ; and he reigned a' full 30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a con. month in Samaria.

spiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, The idolatry of Ahaz, CHAP. XVI, XVII.

He spoileth the temple. and smote him, and slew him, and reigned, was found in the house of the Lord, and in in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the treasures of the king's house, and sent the son of Uzziah.

it for a present to the king of Assyria. 31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and 9 And the king of Assyria hiearkened unto all that he did, behold, they are written in hum: for ihe king of Assyria went up against the book of the Chuonicles of the kings of Damascus, and took it, and carried the peoIsrael.

ple of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin. 32 || In the second year of Pekal the son 10 | Aud king Ahaz went to Damascus to of Renaliąh king of Israel began Jotham meet Tiglath-pileser hing of Assyria, and the son of Uzziali king of Judah to reign. saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king

33 Five and twenty years old was he when Abaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen the altar, and the pattern of it, according to years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name all the workmanship thereof. was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok. 11 And Urijah the priest built an altar ac

34 And he did that which was right in the cording to all that king Abaz bad sent froin sight of the LORD: he did according to all Damascus: so Urijali the priest made it that his father Uzziah had done.

against king Ahaz came from Damascuis. 35 | Howbeit, the high places were not 12 And when the king was come from Daremoved: the people sacrificed and burned mascus, the king saw the altar: and the incense still in the jugh places. He built the king approached to ihe altar, and offered higher gate of the house of the LORD. thereon).

36 | Now the rest of the acts of Jothain, 13 And he burnt his burnt-offering and his and all that he did, are they not written in meat-oficring, and poured his drink-offerthe book of the Chronicles of the kings of ing, and sprinkled the blood of his peace-ofJudah ?

ferings upon the altar. 37 In those days the Lord began to send 14 And he brought also the brazen altar, against Judah, Rezin the king of Syria, and which was before the Lord, from the forePekah the son of Remaliah.

front of the house, from between the altar 38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and and the house of the Lord, and put it on thie was buried with his fathers in the city of north side of the altar. David his father: And Ahaz his son reigned 15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijalı the in his stead.

priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the CHAP. XVI,

inorning burnt-offering, and the evening 1 Ahaz his wicked reign. 5 Ahaz assailed by Re- meat-offering, and the king's burnt-sacrifice, zin and Pekah, hireth Tiglath-pileser against and his meat-offering, with the burnt-offerthem. 10 Ahaz sending a pattern of an altur ing of all the people of the land, and their from Damascus to Urijah, diverteth the bra- meat-offering, and their drink-offerings; and zen altar to his own devotion. 17 He spoileth sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burntthe temple. 19 Hezekiah succeedeth him.

offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: N the seventeenth year of Pekah the son and the brazen altar shall be for me to inking of Judah began to reign.

16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he be all that king Alaz commanded. gan to reign, and reigned sisteen years in 17 | And king Ahaz cut off the borders of Jerusalem, and did not that which was right the bases, and removed the laver from off in the sight of the Lord lis God, like David them; and took down the sea from off the his father.

brazen oxen that were under it, and put it 3 But he walked in the way of the kings of upon a pavement of stones. Israel, yea, and made liis son to pass through 13 And the covert for the sabbath that they the fire, according to the abominations of the had built in the house, and the king's entry heathen, whom the LORD cast out from be- without, twined he froin the house of the fore the children of Israel.

Lord for the king of Assyria. 4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in 199 Now the rest of tlie acts of Alaz which the high places, and on the hills, and under he did, are they not written in the book of the every green tree.

Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 59 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah 20 And Ahaz slept with liis fathers, and son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to was buried with his fathers in the city of DaJerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, vid: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his but could not overcome him.

stead. 6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recover

CHAP. XVII. ed Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from 18oshea his wicked reign. 3 Being subducu by Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and Shalmaneser,

he conspireth against him with dwelt there unto this day.

So king of Egypt. 5 Samaria for their sins is 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pile- captivated. 24 The strange nations, which, ser king of Assyria, saying, I am thy servant were transplanted in Samaria, being plagued and thy son: come up, and save me out of

with lions, make a mixture of religions. hands and be the singer of swea, and hot of the IN the twelche wire of Alcz Linnforeign against me.

in Samaria over Israel nine years. 8 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that! 2 And he did that which was evil in the sight.


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A mixture of religions. of the Lord, but not as the kings of Israel selves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to that were before him.

provoke him to anger. 3f Against him came up Shalmaneser king 18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with of Assyria ; and Hoshea became his servant, Israel, and removed them out of his sight: and gave him presents.

there was none left but the tribe of Judah 4 And the king of Assyria found conspiracy only. in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So 19 Also Judah kept not the commandments king of Egypt, and brought no present to of the LORD their God, but walked in the stathe king of Assyria, as he had done year by tutes of Israel which they made. year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him 20 And the Lord rejected all the seed of Isup, and bound him in prison.

rael, and afflicted them, and delivered them 5 | Then the king of Assyria came up into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast throughout all the land, and went up to Sa-them out of his siglit. maria, and besieged it three years.

21 For he rent Israel from the house of Da. 6 9 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king rid; and they made Jeroboam the son of Neof Ässyria took Samaria, and carried Israel batking: and Jeroboam drave Israel from fol. away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah lowing the Lord, and made them sin a great and in Habor by the river of Giozan, and in sin. the cities of the Medes.

22 For the children of Israel walked in all 7 For so it was, that the children of Israel the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they dehad sinned against the Lord their God, which parted not from them; had brought them up out of the land of | 23 Until the Lord removed Israel out of his Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king sight, as he had said by all his servants the of Egypt, and had feared other gods, prophets. So was Israel carried away out

3 And walked in the statutes of the heathen of their own land to Assyria unto this day. whom the LORD cast out from before the 24 | And the king of Assyria brought men children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, from Babylon, and from Čathah, and from which they bad made.

Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sephar9 And thie children of Israel did secretly vaim, and placed them in the cities of Samathose things that were not right against the ria instead of the children of Israel: and they LORD their God, and they built them bigh possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities places in all their cities, l'rom the tower of thereof. the watchmen to the fenced city.

25 And so it was at the beginning of their 10 And they set them up images and groves dwelling there, that they seared not the in every high hill, and under every green LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions


them, which slew some of them. 11 And there they burnt incense in all the 26 Wherefore they spake to the king of Ashigh places, as diil the heathen whom the syria, saying, The nations which thou hast Lord carried away before them; and removed, and placed in the cities of Samawrought wicked things to provoke the LORD ria, know not the manner of the God of the to anger:

land: therefore he hath sent lions among 12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD them, and behold, they slay them, because had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. they know not the manner of the God of the

13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, land. and against Judalı, by all the prophets, and 27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom evil ways, and keep my commandments, and ye brought from thence; and let them go and my statutes, according to all the law which dwell there, and let him teach them the manI commanded your fathers, and which I sent ner of the God of the land. to you by my servants the prophets. 23 Then one of the priests whom they had 14 Notiitlistanding, they would not hear, carried away from Samaria came and dwelt but hardened their necks, like to the neck ofl in Beth-el, and taught them how they should their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD / fear the Lord. their God.

29 Howbeit, every nation made gods of their 15 And they rejected his statutes, and his co-own, and put them in the houses of the high venant that he made with their fathers, and places which the Samaritans had made, every his testimonies which he testified against nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.

and they followed vanity, and became 30 And the men of Babylon made Succothvain, and went after the heathen that were benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, round about them, concerning whom the and the men of Hamath made Ashima, Lord had charged them, that they should 31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tarnot do like them.

tak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children, 16 And they left all the commandments of in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the Lord their God, and made them molten the gods of Sepharvaim. images, even two calves, and made a grove, 32 So they feared the LORD, and made and worshipped all the host of leaven, and unto themselves of the lowest of them priests serveu Baal.

of the high places, which sacrificed for them 17 And they caused their sons and their in the houses of the high places. daughters to pass through the fire, and used 33 They feared the LORD, and served divination and enchantments, and sold them- their own gods, after the manner of the na



Hezekiah's good reign.

CHAP. XVIII. Sennacherib vesicgeth Ilezekali. tions whom they carried away from thence. and the borders thereof, from the tower of

34 Unto this day they do after the former the watchinen to the fenced city. manners: they fear not the Lord, neither do 9 % And it came to pass in the fourth year they after their statutes, or after their ordi- of king Hezekiali, which was the seventh nances, or after the law and command- year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, ment which the LORD commanded the child that Shalmaneser king of Assyria caine up dren of Jacob, whom he named Israel; against Samaria, and besieged it.

35 With whom the Lord had made a cove- 10 And at the end of three years they took nant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not it: even in the sixth year of Ilezekiali

, (that fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, is, the ninth year of Iloshea king of Israel,) nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: Samaria was taken. 36 But the LORD, who brought you up out 11 And the king of Assyria did carry away of the land of Egypt with great power and a Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah stretched-out arm, him shall ye fear, and him and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in shall

ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacri- the cities of the Medes: fice.

12 Because they obeyed not tie voice of the 37 And the statutes, and the ordinances, LORD their God, but transgressed his coveand the law, and the commandinent which nant, and all that Moses the servant of the he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for Lord commanded, and would not hear them, evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods. nor do them.

38 And the covenant that I have made with 13 | Now in the fourteenth year of king you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria other gods.

come up against all the fenced cities of Ju39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear; dah, and took them. and he shall deliver you out of the hand of 14 And Ilezekiah king of Judah sent to the all your enemies.

king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have oi40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but they fended; return from me: that which thou did after their former manner.

puttest on me I will bear. And the king of 41 So these nations feared the Lord, and Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of served their graven images, both their chil. Judah three hundred talents of silver and dren, and their children's children: as did thirty talents of gold. their fathers, so do they unto this day. 15 And Hezekialı gave him all the silver CHAP. XVIII.

that was found in the house of the LORD, and

in the treasures of the king's house. 1 Hezekiah his good reign. 4 He destroyeth ido

16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the latry, and prospereth. 9 Sumaria is carried captive for their sins. 13 Sennacherib inva- | gold from the doors of the temple of the ding Judah, is pacified by a tribute. 17 Rab- Lord, and from the pillars which Hezekiah shakeh sent by Sennacherib again, revilcth king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to Hezekiah, and by blasphemous persuasions the king of Assyria. soliciteth the people to revolt.

17 9 And the king of Assyria sent Tartan TOW it came to pass in the third year of and Rabsaris and Rah-shakeh from Lachish Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah be- Jerusalem: and they went up, and came to gan to reign.

Jerusalem : and when they were come up, 2 Twenty and five years old was he when they came ard stood by tlie conduit of the he began to reign; and he reigned twenty upper pool, which is in the highway of the and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's fuller's field. name also was Abi the daughterof Zachariah. 18 And when they had called to the king,

3 And he did that which was right in the there came out to them Eliakim the son of sight of the LORD, according to all that Da Hilkiah, which was over the household, and vid his father did.

Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of 4 He removed the high places, and brake Asaph the recorder. the images, and cut down the groves, and 19 And Rab-shakeh said unto them, Speak brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Mo- ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great ses had made: for unto those days the chil- king, the king of Assyria, What confidence dren of Israel did burn incense to it: and he is this wherein thou trustest? called it Nehushtan.

20 Thou sayest, (but they are but vain 5 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so words, I have counsel and strength for the that after him was none like him among all war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that the kings of Judah, nor any that were be- thou rebellest against me? fore him.

21 Now behold, thou trustest upon the staff 6 For he clave to the LORD, and departed of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on not from following him, but kept bis com- which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, mandments, which the LORD commanded and pierce it; so is Pharaoh king of Egypt Moses.

unto all that trust on him. 7 And the LORD was with him: and he 22 Butif ye say unto me, We trust in the LORD prospered whithersoever he went forth : and our God: is not that he whose high places he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, served him not.

and hath said to Judah and Jerusalein, Ye 8 He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem ?


stroy it.

Rab-shakeh's blasphemy.

II. KINGS. Hezekiah mourning, is comforted. 23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges cherib going to encounter Tirhakah, sendeth to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will de- a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah. 14 Hezekiliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be

ah his prayer. 20 Isaiah his prophecy of the

pride and lestruction of Sennacherib, and the able on thy part to set riders upon them.

good of Zion. 35 An angel slayeth the As24 How then wilt thou turn away the face of

syrians. 36 Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh one captain of the least of my master's ser- by his own sons. vants,

put thy trust on Egypt for chariots

ND it came to pass, when king Hezeand for horsemen ?

kiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, 25 Am I now come up without the LORD and covered himself with sackcloth, and against this place to destroy it? The LORD went into the house of the LORD. suid to me, Go up against this land, and de- 2 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the

household, and Shebna the scribe, and the 20 Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiahi, elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeli, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in die 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith HezeSyrian language; for we understand it: and kial, This day is a day of trouble, and of talk not with us in the Jews' language in the rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are ears of the people that are on the wall. come to the birth, and there is not strength

27 But Rab-shakeh said unto them, Hath to bring forth. my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, 4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear all to speak these words ? hath he not sent me the words of Rab-shakeh, whom the king to the men which sit on the wall, that they of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach may eat their own dung, and drink their own the living God; and will reprove the words piss with you?

which the LORD thy God hath heard: where23 Then Rab-shakeh stood and cried with fore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that a loud voice in the Jews' language, and are left. spake, saying, Ilear the word of thie great 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came king, the king of Assyria:

to Isaiahı. 29 Thus saith the king, Let uot Hezekiah 6 T And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall deceive you: for he shall not be able to deli- ye say to your master, Thus saith the Lord, ver you out of his hand :

Be not afraid of the words which thou hast 30 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in heard, with which the servants of the king the Lord, saying, The Lord will surely de- of Assyria have blasphemed me. liver us, and ibis city shall not be delivered 7 Behoid, I will send a blast upon him, and into the hand of the king of Assyria. he shall bear a rumour, and shall return to

31 Hearken not unto Hezekiah: for thus his own land; and I will cause him to fall saith the king of Assyria, Make an agree- by the sword in his own land. ment with me by a present, and come out to 8 So Rab-shakeh returned, and found me, and then eat ye every man of his own the king of Assyria warring against Libnah : vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and for he had heard that he was departed from drink ye every one the waters of his cistern: Lachish.

32 Until I come and take you away to a 9 And when he heard say of Tirhakah king land like your own land, a land of corn and of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land against thee: he sent messengers again unto of oil-olive and of honey, that ye may live, Hezekiah, saying, and not die: and hearken not unio Heze- 10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king kiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom LORD will deliver us.

thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem 33 Hath any of the gods of the nations de shall not be delivered into the hand of the livered at all his land out of the hand of the king

of Assyria. king of Assyria?

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings 34 Where are the gods of Hamath, and of of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroyArpad ? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, ing them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered ? Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Sa- 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered maria out of my hand?

them which my fathers have destroyed; as 35 Who are they among all the gods of the Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the countries that have delivered their country children of Eden which were in Thelasar? out of my hand, that the LORD should del 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the ver Jerusalem out of my hand ?

king of Arpad, and the king of the city of 36 But the people held their peace, and an- Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah? swered him not a word: for the king's com- 14 | And Hezekiah received the letter of mandment was, saying, Answer him not. the hand of the messengers, and read it; and

37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, Hezekiah went up into the house of the which was over the household, and Shebna Lord, and spread it before the LORD. the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes and said, O LORD God of Israel, which rent, and told him the words of Rab-shakeh. dwellest between the cherubims, thou art CHAP. XIX.

the God, even thou alone, of all the kingI Hezekiah mourning, sendeth to Isaiah to pray doms of the earth; thou hast made heaven for them. 6 Isaiah comforteth them. 8 Senna- and earth.


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