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God's answer to Solomon.


Solomon's buildings. heart, for all the goodness « that the LORD B. C. 1004. And he called them the land of ’ Cabul had done for David his servant, and for

unto this day. Israel his people.

14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore CHAP. IX.


talents of gold

15 And this is the reason of the a levy had finished the building of the house c2 Ch.7.11, which king Solomon raised, For to build of the Lord, and the king's house,' and

the house of the LORD, and his own house, all f Solomon's desire which he was pleas- 4.7.1. and Millo, & and the wall” of Jerusalem,

f 2 Ch.8.6. ed to do,

and Hazor, ' and Megiddo, j and k Gezer. 2 That the Lord appeared to Solomon Ps:51.18. 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had the second time, as he had appeared unto Jos.17.11. up and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, him at Gibeon.

and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the 3 And the LORD said unto him, I have 1 c.3.5. city, and given it for a present unto his heard thy prayer and thy supplication no.3.14 daughter, Solomon's wife. that thou hast made before me: I have

17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhallowed this house which thou hast built, n Jos. 16.3. horon " the nether, to put my o name there for ever; and mine

p Jos.19.44. 18 And Baalath, P and Tadmor in the eyes and mine heart shall be there !


2 Ch.8.4,6, wilderness, in the land, petually.

19 And all the cities of store that Solomon 4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as

had, and cities for his chariots,” and cities David thy father walked, in ' integrity of

for his horsemen, and 2 that which Solomon heart, and in uprightness, to do according Pr.10.9. desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebto all that I have commanded thee, and


and in all the land of his dominion. wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

20 And all the people that were left of the 5 Then I will establish the throne of thy desired.

Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I prom

Jebusites, which were not of the children ised u to David thy father, saying, There u 1Ch.22.9,10. of Israel, shall not fail thee a man upon the throne

21 Their children that were left » after of Israel.

them in the land, whom the children of Is-. 6 But if w you shall at all turn from fol-w2 Sa.7.14. rael also were not able * utterly to destroy, lowing me, you or your children, and will

upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of not keep my commandments and my stat

bond-service y unto this day. utes which I have set before you, but go

22 But of the children of Israel ? did and serve other gods, and worship them;

Solomon make no bondmen: but they Then a will I cut off Israel out of the a De.4.26. were men of war, and his servants, and his land which I have given them: and this

princes, and his captains, and rulers of his house, which I have hallowed for my » Je.7.14. chariots, and his horsemen. name, will I cast out of my sight; and Is

23 These were the chief of the officers rael shall be a proverb • and a by-word Ps.44.14. that were over Solomon's work, five hunamong all people:

dred and fifty, which bare rule over the 8 And at this house, which is high, every

people that wrought in the work. one that passeth by it shall be astonished, a c.3.1. 24 But d Pharaoh's daughter came up and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why J..22.8,9 out of the city of David unto her house hath the LORD done thus unto this land, c.7.8. which Solomon had built for her: 8 then did and to this house?

he build Millo. 9 And they shall answer, Because they 2 Ch.32.5. 25 And three times in a year did Soloforsook " the LORD their God, who brought h Zep.1.4,5. mon offer burnt-offerings and peace-offerforth their fathers out of the land of Egypt,

ings upon the altar which he built unto the and have taken hold upon other gods, and

LORD, and he burnt incense 3


the alhave worshipped them, and served them:

tar that was before the Lord. So he fintherefore i hath the LORD brought upon : Je.12.7,8, ished the house. them all this evil.

j Ch.8.12,

26 And i king Solomon made a navy of 10 And k it came to pass at the end of k 2 Ch.8.1, ships in Ezion-geber,' which is beside twenty years, when Solomon had built the 2 De.2.8. Eloth, on the 4 shore of the Red sea, in two houses, the house of the Lord, and

the land of Edom. the king's house,

27 And Hiram sent in the navy his ser11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had

vants, shipmen that had knowledge of the furnished Solomon with cedar-trees, and

sea, with the servants of Solomon. fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his

28 Andm they came to Ophir,” and fetchdesire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram

ed from thence gold, four hundred and twentwenty cities in the land of Galilee.

0 2 Ch.9.1,

ty talents, and brought it to king Solomon. 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to

CHAP. X. see the cities which Solomon had given right in him; and they pleased him not.

of the fame of Solomon, concerning

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Visit of the Queen of Sheba.


Solomon's degeneracy. 2 And she came to Jerusalem with B. C. 1004. of beaten gold; three pound of gold went very great train, with camels that bare

to one shield: and the king put them in spices, and very much gold, and precious

the house “ of the forest of Labanon. stones: and when she was come to Solo

18 Moreover, the king made a great mon, she communed with him of all that

throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the was in her heart.

best gold. 3 And Solomon told her all her 1


1 words. 19 The throne had six steps, and the top tions: there was not any thing hid from 2 on the hinder of the throne was round 2 behind: and

part thereof. the king, which he told her not.

there were stays

on either side on the 4 And when the queen of Sheba had

place of the seat, and two lions stood beseen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house

side the stays. that he had built,

20 And twelve lions stood there on the 5 And the meat of his table, and the sit

one side and on the other upon the six

4 standing · ting of his servants, and the 4 attendance

steps: there was not the like made in any of his ministers, and their apparel, and

kingdom. his 6 cup-bearers, and his ascent by which cor, butlers. 21 And all king Solomon's drinking he went up unto the house of the LORD;

vessels were of gold, and all the vessels there was no more spirit in her.

of the house of the forest of Lebanon 6 And she said to the king, It was a true

were of pure gold; none were of silver: report that I heard in mine own land of per in them. it was nothing accounted of in the days thy 9 acts and of thy wisdom.

9 or, sayings. of Solomon. Ť Howbeit I believed not the words,

22 For the king had at sea a navy of until I came, and mine eyes had seen it;

Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once and, behold, the half was not told me: 10 thou hast in three years came the navy of Tharshish, thy 10 wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the

bringing gold and silver, "1 ivory, and apes, fame which I heard.

goodness to. and peacocks. 8 Happy " are thy men, happy are these


23 So d king Solomon exceeded all the thy servants, which stand continually be-tech, kings of the earth for riches and for wisfore thee, and that hear thy wisdom. d c.3.12, 13.

dom, 9 Blessed be the Lord thy God, which

24 And all the earth sought to 12 Solodelighted in thee, to set thee on the throne 12 the face of mon, to hear his wisdom, which / God had of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel

f Pr.2.6.

put in his heart. for ever, therefore made he thee king, to

25 And they brought every man his pres& do judgment and justice.

g Ps.72.2.

ent, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, 10 And " she gave the king an hundred a Ps.72.10,15. and garments, and armour, and spices, and twenty talents of gold, and of spices

horses, and mules, a rate year by year. very great store, and precious stones:

26 And Solomon gathered together charthere came no more such abundance of i 2 Ch.1.14,

iots i and horsemen: and he had a thousspices as these which the queen of Sheba

and and four hundred chariots, and twelve gave to king Solomon.

thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in 11 And the navy , also of Hiram, that ; c.9.27. the cities for chariots, and with the king brought gold from Ophir, brought in from

at Jerusalem. Ophir great plenty of 13 almug-trees, and


27 And the king 14 made silver to be in precious stones.

algum-trees. Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he 12 And the king inade of the almug-trees 15 a prop, or, to be as the sycamore-trees that are in the pillars 15 for the house of the LORD, and

vale, for abundance. for the king's house, harps also and psal- going forth 28 And 16 Solomon had horses brought teries for singers: there came no such al of the horses out of Egypt, and linen yarn:

the king's mug-trees, nor were seen unto this day. Solomon's. merchants received the linen yarn at a 13 And king Solomon

unto the

price. queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever

29 And a chariot came up and went out she asked, besides that which Solomon

of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, gave her 17 of his royal bounty: so she 17 according and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and turned, and went to her own country, she

so for all the kings of the 'Hittites, and and her servants.

of king

for the kings of Syria, did they bring them 14 Now the weight of gold that came to 1361,7.6. out by their 18 Solomon in one year was six hundred

CHAP. XI. threescore and six talents of gold,

UT king Solomon loved many strange 15 Besides that he had of the merchant- 19 or, beside. women, (19 together with the daughter men, and of the traffic of the spice-mer

of Pharaoh,) women of the Moabites, Amchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and

monites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; governors of the country. 20 or,captains. 2 Of the nations concerning which the 16 And king Solomon made two hundred m Ex.34.16. LORD said TM unto the children of Israel,

De.7.3,4. targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels

Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall of gold went to one target.

they come in unto you: for surely they 17 And he made three hundred shields 293 will turn away your heart after their



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against Solomon. gods. Solomon clave unto these in love., B. C. 984. wife « the sister of his own wife, the sister 3 And he had seven hundred wives, prin- a Ge.41.45. of Tahpenes the queen. cesses, and three hundred concubines: and

20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him his wives • turned away his heart.

Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was

in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was in old, that his wives turned away his heart

Pharaoh's household, among the sons of after other gods: and his heart was not .c.8.61. Pharaoh. perfect with the Lord his God, as was ad c.9.4. 21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that the heart of David his father.

e c.2.10,34. David slept with his fathers, and that Joab, 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the

the captain of the host, was dead, Hadad goddess of the Zidonians, and after Mil


said to Pharaoh, 'Let me depart, that I may com the abomination of the Ammonites.

go to mine own country. 6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of

22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what the Lord, and 2 went not fully after the 2 fulfilled not hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou Lord, as did David his father.

seekest to go to thine own country? And 7 Then did Solomon build an high place

he answered, Nothing: howbeit let me go

SV1.33.52. & for Chemosh," the abomination of Moab,


wise. in the hill that is before Jerusalem; and for

23 And God stirred him up another adverMolech, the abomination of the children of

sary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled Ammon.

from his lord Hadadezer, i king of Zobah. 8 And likewise did he for all his strange

24 And he gathered men unto him, and wives which burnt incense, and sacrificed |;2 Sa. 10.8,18. became captain over a band, when j David unto their gods.

slew them of Zobah: and they went to Da9 And the LORD was angry k with Solo- * Ps.78.58. mascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in mon, because his heart was turned from

Damascus. the LORD God of Israel, which had ap

25 And he was an adversary to Israel all peared unto him twice,

the days of Solomon, beside the mischief 10 And had commanded him concerning

that Iladad did: and he abhorred Israel, this thing, that he should not go after other

and reigned over Syria. gods: but he kept not that which the LORD mc.12.2. 26 And Jeroboam m the son of Nebat, an commanded.

Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, 11 Wherefore the Lord said unto Solo

(whose mother's name was Zeruah, a mon, Forasmuch as this is 4 done of thee, n 2 S1.20.21. widow woman,) even he lift up " his hand and thou hast not kept o my covenant and" is.25.13,14. against the king. my statutes, which I have commanded thee,

27 And this was the cause that he lift up I will surely rend P the kingdom from thee,

P ver.31.

his hand against the king: Solomon built and will give it a to thy servant.

q c.12.16,20.

Millo,” and 5 repaired the breaches of the 12 Notwithstanding, in thy s days I will 5 closed. city of David his father. not do it, for David thy father's sake: but 2 Ki.20.17, 28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.


man of valour: and Solomon seeing the 1.3 Howbeit. I will not rend away all the + 2 sa.7.15.

young man that he

was industrious, he k: zdom; but will give one tribe to thy son 6 did work. made him ruler over all the charge of the for David my servant's sake, and for Jeru-7 burden. house of Joseph. salem's sake, which “ I have chosen.

29 And it came to pass at that time, when 14 And the Lord o stirred up an adver-lo 1 Ch.5.26. Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the sary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: w c.14.2. prophet Ahijah w the Shilonite found him in he was of the king's seed in Edom.

the way; and he had clad himself with a 15 For it came to pass, when - David - 2 Sa.8.14,

1 Ch.18.12,

new garment: and they two were alone in was in Edom, and Joab, the captain of the

the field: host, was gone up to bury the slain, after y 1 Sa.15.27.

30 And Ahijah caught y the new garment he had smitten every male ? in Edom,

that was on him, and rent it in twelve 16 (For six months did Joab remain there

pieces. with all Israel, until he had cut off every

31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee male in Edom,)

ten pieces; for “ thus saith the LORD, the 17 That Hadad fled, he, and certain

God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingEdomites of his father's servants with

dom out of the hand of Solomon, and will him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet

give ten tribes to thee: a little child.

32 But he shall have one tribe for my 18 And they arose out of Midian, 6 and Ge.25,2,4. servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's came to Paran: C and they took men with c Ge.21.21. sake, the city which I have chosen out of them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt,

all the tribes of Israel: unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave a ver.5-7, 33 Becaused that they have forsaken me, him an house, and appointed him victuals,

and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess and gave him land.

of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the 19 And Hadad found great favour in the

Moabites, and Milcom the god of the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to 294 children of Ammon; and have not walked

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The ten tribes revolt. in my ways, to do that which is right in B. C. 979. |father while he yet lived, and said, How do mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my

ye advise, that I may answer this people? judgments, as did David his father.

7 And they spake unto him, saying, If 34 Howbeit " I will not take the whole b Mar 10.43, thou wilt be a servant b unto this people kingdom out of his hand: but I will make

this day, and wilt serve them, and answer hirn prince all the days of his life, for c Pr.15.1. them, and speak good words to them, David d my servant's sake, whom I chose,

then they will be thy servants for ever. because he kept my commandments and

8 But he forsook the counsel of the old my statutes;

men, which they had given him, and con35. But · I will take the kingdom out of e Ex.20.5,6. sulted with the young men that his son's hand, and will give it unto thee,

grown up with him, and which stood beeven ten tribes.

fore him; 36 And imto his son will I give i one

f c.12.17.

9 And he said unto them, What counsel

g 1 Ki.15.1. tribe, that & David my servant may have

give ye, that we may answer this people, light alway before me in Jerusalem, 1 lamp, or, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the city which I have chosen me to put my

the yoke which thy father did put upon us name there.

lighter? 37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt

10 And the young men that were grown reign according to all that thy soal desireth,

up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus and shalt be king over Israel.

shalt thou speak unto this people that 38 And it shall be, if a thou wilt hear- k c.9.4,5. spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made ken unto all that I command thee, and

our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right

unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, in my sight, to keep my statutes and my

My little finger shall be thicker than my commandments, as David my servant did;

father's loins. that I will be with thee, and i build thee ; 2 Sa.7.11,27.

11 And now,
whereas my

father did a sure house, as I built for David, and

lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add will give Israel unto thee.

to your yoke: my father hath chastised 39 And I will for this afflict the seed of

you with whips, but I will chastise you David, but not for ever.

k Ps.89.30-34. with scorpions.'

La.3.31,32 40 Solomon sought m therefore to kill 1 Eze.2.6. 12 So Jeroboam and all the people came Jeroboam: and Jeroboam arose, and fledin-m Pr.19.2. to Rehoboam the third day, as the king to Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and

had appointed, saying, Come to me again was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

the third day. 41 And n the rest of the 2 acts of Solo

13 And the king answered the people

2 words, or, mon, and all that he did, and his wisdom,


roughly, o and forsook P the old men's are they not written in the book of the hardly, counsel that they gave him; Acts of Solomon?

14 And I spake to them after the counsel 42 And the 4 time that Solomon reigned in

of the young men, saying, My father made Jerusalem, over all Israel, was forty years. 2 Ch.22.4,5. your yoke heavy,and I will add to your yoke: 43 And Solomon slept with his fathers,

my father also chastised you with whips, and was buried in the city of David his

but I will chastise you with scorpions. father: and Rehoboam 5 his son reigned called, 15 Wherefore the king hearkened not in his stead.


unto the people; for " the cause was from CHAP. XII.

the LORD, that he might perform his say

2 Ch.22.7. ing, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the for all Israel were come to Shechem

Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. to make him king.

$ 2 Ch.10.1, 16 So when all Israel saw that the king 2 And it came to pass, when “ Jeroboam e c.11.11,31

. hearkened not unto them, the people anthe son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, 22:31.20.10

. swered the king, saying, What » portion heard it, (for he was fled from the

have we in David? neither have we inhepresence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam

ritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, dwelt in Egypt,).

O Israel: Now see to thine own house, 3 That they sent and called him. And Je

David. So Israel departed unto their tents. roboam and all the congregation of Israel (2 c.11.13,36. 17 But w

as for the children of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Reho4 Thy father made our yoke * grievous: z 1 Sa,8.11-18. boam reigned over them. now, therefore, make thou the grievous

18 Then king Rehoboam sent y Adoram, service of thy father, and his heavy yoke y c.4.6. who was over the tribute; and all Israel which he put upon us, lighter, and we will

stoned him with stones, that he died: thereserve thee.

6 strengthened fore king Rehoboam & made speed to get 5 And he said unto them, Depart yet

2 2 Ki.17.21.

him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. for three days, then come again to me. 7 or, fell 19 So ? Israel ? rebelled against the And the people departed.

house of David unto this day. 6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the

20 And it came to pass, when all Israel old a men that stood before Solomon his 295 |heard that Jeroboam was come again, that

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Jeroboam's idolatry.


Jeroboam's hand withered. they sent and called him unto the congre

CHAP. XIII. gation, and made him king over all Israel:

ND, behold, there came a man of God there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.a

unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the 21 And when Rehoboam was come to c2 Ch.11.1,

altar to ' burn incense, Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of

2 And he cried against the altar in the

I or, offer. Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hun

word of the Lord, and said, O altar, altar! dred and fourscore thousand chosen men,

thus saith the Lord, Behold, a child shall which were warriors, to fight against the

be born unto the house of David, Josiah house of Israel to bring the kingdom again a 2 Ki.13.15- by name; and upon thee shall dhe offer to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

the priests of the high places that burn 22 But the word of God came unto She

incense upon thee, and men's bones shall maiah the man of God, saying,

be burnt upon thee. 23 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Sol- e 18.7.14. 3 And he gave a sign the same day, omon, king of Judah, and unto all the house

saying, This is the sign which the LORD of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant

hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be of the people, saying,

rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall 24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go

be poured out. up nor fight against your brethren the chil

4 And it came to pass, when king Jerodren of Israel: return every man to his

boam heard the saying of the man of God, house; for f this thing is from me. They ver.15.

which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, hearkened therefore to the word of the

that he put forth his hand from the altar, LORD, and returned to depart, according to g 2 Ch.16.10: saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, the word of the Lord.

25.15,16. which he put forth against him, dried up, so 25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem h in

that he could not pull it in again to him. mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and

5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes went out from thence, and built Penuel. i

poured out from the altar, according to the 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now

sign j which the man of God had given by shall the kingdom return to the house of 1 Ju.8.17.

the word of the LORD. David:

6 And the king answered and said unto 27 If this people go up k to do sacrifice in i Ex.8.8. the man of God, Entreat ' now the face of the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then

the Lord thy God, and pray for me,

that shall the heart of this people turn again Ja.5.16. my


may be restored me again. And unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king the facere the man of God besought 2 the LORD, and of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go

the king's hand was restored him again, and again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

became as it was before, 28 Whereupon the king took counsel,

7 And the king said unto the man of God, and made two calves moj gold, and said TM-2 K1,19:10. Come home with me, and refresh thysell, unto them, It is too much for you to go up

and I will give thee a " reward. to Jerusalem: behold • thy gods, O Israel,

8 And the man of God said unto the king, which brought thee up out of the land of p Nu.32.18. If P thou wilt give me half thine house I Egypt.

will not go in with thee, neither will I eat 29 And he set the one in Beth-el, 9 and 2 Ge.28.19. bread nor drink water in this place: the other put he in Dan."

9 For so was it charged me by the word 30 And this thing became a sin: for the De:24,15. of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor people went to worship before the one, even e 1 Co.5.11. drink water, nor turn again by the same unto Dan.

way that thou camest. 31 And he made an house of high places,

10 So he went another way, and returned and made priests u of the lowest of the 1 Nu.3.10. not by the way that he came to Beth-el. people, which were not of the sons of

11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Levi.

Beth-el: and his 3 sons came and told him 32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the

all the works that the man of God had eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the

done that day in Beth-el: the words which month, like unto the feast " that is in Judah, v Le.23.33,34. he had spoken unto the king, them they and 4 he offered upon the altar, (so did he couleuleum told also to their father. in Beth-el,) 5 sacrificing unto the calves Sor, lo sacri 12 And their father said unto them, What

fice. that he had made: and he placed in Beth

way went he? for his sons had seen what el w the priests of the high places which he w Am.7.13. way the man of God went which came had made.

from Judah. 33 So he 6 offered upon the altar which or, went up 13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me he had made in Beth-el, the fifteenth day

the ass. So they saddled him the ass, of the eighth month, even in the month

he rode thereon, which he had devised r of his own heart; s2 Nu.15.39. 14 And went after the man of God, and and ordained a feast unto the children of 7 ta burn. found him sitting under an oak: and he Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and

said unto him, Art thou the man of God burnt y incense.

296 that camest from Judah ? and he said I am.



n I Sa.9.7.

2 Ki.5.15. o Ex.32.4,8.



2 Ki. 17.32.

3 son.



y c. 13.1.

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