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the temple fordfold the cup unto the platter, but within they are 7 For natinn shall rise against nation, and full of extortion ani excess.

kingcom against kiuggin : and there shal be 26 Trou blind Pharisee! cleanse first that famines, and pestileuces, and earthquakes, in which is within the cup and platter, that the divers places. outside of them may be clean also.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 27 Wo unto you, scribes un'i Pharisees, hy- 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afpocrites : for ye are like unto waited sepit- dieceri, and shall kill you: ani' ye shall be ebres, which indeed appear beautiful outw.rd, hat d of all nations for my name's sale. but are within full of dead men's boues, and of 10 And then shall many be ctlended, and all uncieanness.

shall betray one another, and shall hate one 28 Even so ye also outwardlly appear right- another. eous ugto men, but within ye are full of hypo- 11 And many false prophets sliall rise, and crisy and iniquity.

shall deceive many. 23 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hy- 12 And beanse iniquity shall abound, the pocrites ! because ye build the tombs of the love of many shall wax cold. prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the 13 But he that shali endure unto the end, righteous,

the same shall be saved. 30 And say, If we had been in the days of 14 And this go. pel of the kingdom shall be our fathers, we would not have been par- preached in all the world, for a witness uoto takers with them in the blood of the pro- all nations; and then shall the end come. phets.

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomi31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto your nation of desolation spoken of by Daniel the: selves, that ye are the children oi' them which prophet, stand in the holy place, (wboso readkilled the prophets.

etn, let him understand, 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fa 16 Then let them which be in Judea fee. thers.

into the mountaios: 33 Te serpents, we generation of vipers ! how 17 Let him which is on the house-top not can ye escape the damnation of hell:

come down to take any thing out of his 31 Wherefore behold, 1 send unto you nouse: prophets, and wise meo, and scribes; and 8 Neither let hiin which is in the field re. some of thein ye shall hill and crucify, and turn back to take his clothes. . some of them sball ye score in your syna- 19 Anko unto them that are with child, gogues, and persecute them from city to city : and to them that give suck in those days!

35 That upon you may come all the right- 20 But pray yet?:at your light be not in the eous bloorished on the earth, from the bloo. winter, neither on the sabbath-ay: of righteous Ahel unto the blood of Zacharias, 21 For the shall be great tribulation, such son oi Barachiaz, whom ye slew between the 13 was not since the beginoing of the world to ternple and the altar.

this time, no, nor ever shall be. 36 Verily I ay into you, All these things 22 Asi except those days should be shorten. shall come upon this ceriération.

ed, there should no Hesh be saved: but for the 37 0 Jerusaiem, Jerusalem, thou that kill-elect's sake those days shall be shortened. est the prophets, and stonest then, which are 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, sent unto thee, bow often would I have cather here is Christ, or there; believe ii pot. ed thy children together, even as a hen rath- 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and ereth her chickens under her wings, and ye false prophets, and shall shew great signs and would not!

wonders; in oinuch that it is niere possible) 38 Behold, your house is left unto you de- they shall deceive the sery elect. : solate.

25 Behold, I have told you before, 39 For I say unto you, Ye hall not see me 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that Behold, he is in the desert, so not forth: beo cometh in the name of the Lord.

hold, be is in the secret chambers; believe it CHAP. XXIV.

not. I The destruction of the temple foretold. 29 27 Fur as the lightning cometh out of the

Of Christ's coming to judgment. east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall A ND Jesus went out. and departed frou 'also the coming of the Son of man be.

the temple: and his disciples came to 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will him for to shew bim the buildings of the tem the eagles be gathered together. ple.

29 T Immediately after the tribulation of 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all those days shall the sun be darkened, and the these things! Verily I say unto you, There moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall not be reft here one stone upon another, shall fall from heaven, and the poners of the that shall not be thrown down.

heavens shall be shalen: 3 [ And as he sat upon the mount of 30 And theu shall appear the sign of the Sco Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, of man in heaven: and then shall the tribes, saying, Tell us, when shall these things bé? of the earth mourn, and they shall see ike Son and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of man coming in the clouds of heaven with of the end of the world?

power and great glory. 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, 31 And he shall send his angels with a great Take heed that no man deceive you :

sound of a tri'mpet, and they shall gather too 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, gether his elect from the four winds, fiom one I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

end of heaven to the other. 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and rumours 33 Now learn a parable of the figure : of 973: eee thai ye be not troubled : for all When bis hraneh is ye. tener and nuiteto threr things must cone to pass, but the end is forth leaves, ye know that water is no not yet.

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the ten virgins. these things, know that it is near even at the, go ye rathe. o .nem that sell, and buy fur doors.

yourselves. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation 10 And while they went to buy, the bridesbal pot pass till all these things be fulfilled. groom came; and they that were ready went

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but in with him to the marriage; and the door was my words shall not pass away.

shut. 36 | But of that day and hour knoweth no 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Father only

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also unto you, I know you not. the coming of the Son of man be.

13 Watch therefore, for ye kuow peither 38 For as in the days that were before the the day nor the bour wherein the Son of man dood, they were eating and drinking, marry. cometh. ing and giving in marriage, until the day that 14 | For the kingdom of heaven is as a nian Noe entered into the ark,

travelling into a far country, who called his 39 And knew not until the flood came, and own servants, and delivered unto them his took them all away; so shall also the coming of goods. the Son of man be.

15 And unto one he fave five talents, to 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one another two, and to another one; to every man shall be taken, and the other left.

according to his several ability; and straight41 Two women shall be grinding at the way took his journey, mill; the one shall be takea, and the other 16 Then he that had received the five talents left.

went and traded with the same, and made them 42 Watch therefore; for ye know not other five talents. what hour your Lord doth come.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he 43 But know this, that if the good man of also gained other two. the house had known in what watch the thief 18 But he that had received one, went and would come, he would have watched, and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. would not have suffered his house to be broken 19 After a long time the lord of those ser up.

vants cometb, and reckoneth with them. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such 20 And so he that had rereived five talents 2 hour 25 ye think not the Son of mar me, and brought other five talents, saying, cometh.

Lord, thou deliveredst unto me live talents: 45 Who tben is a faithful and wise servant, behold, I have gained besides them five taleats whom his lord hath made ruler over his house more. hold, to give them meat in due season?

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, good and faithful servant; thou hast beep faithwhen he cometh, shail find so doing.

ful over a few things, I will make thee ruler 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make over many things : enter thou into tbe joy of him ruler over all his goods.

thy lord. 48 But and if tha: evil servant shall say in 22 He also that had received two talents bis heart, My lord delayeth his comicg; came, and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto

49 And shall begin to smite his fellow-ser-me two talents : behold, I have gained two vånts, and to eat and drink with the drunken; other talents besides them.

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a 23 His lord said unto him, Well Jone, good day when he looketh not for him, and in an and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful hour that he is not aware of,

over a few things, I will make thee ruler over 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint many things : enter thou into the joy of thy him his portion with the hypocrites: there lord. shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

24 Then he which had received the one CHAP. XXV.

talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee that 1 The parable of the ten virgins, 14 and of the thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast

talents. 3! Also the description of the last not sonn, and gathering where thou hast not judgment.

strewed : VEEN shall the kingdom of heaven be 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy lamps, and went forth to meet the bride-tnine. groom.

26 His cord answered and said unto him, 2 And five of them were wise, and five were | Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewfoolish

est that I reap where I sowed not, and gather 3 Thay that were foolish took their lamps, where I bave not strewed ; and took no oil with them:

27 Tholi oughtest therefore to have put my But the wise took oil in their vessels with money to the exchangers, and then at my com. their IXODE.

ing I should have received mine own with 5 Wnie the bridegroom tarried, they all usury. blurr.bered and slept.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and 6 An at inidnight there was a cry made, Be- give it unto him which hath ten talents. hold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to 29 For unto every one that hath shall ha whim.

given, and he shall have abundance; but from 7. then all those virgias arose and trimmerilim that hath not, shall be taken away even their lamps

What which he hath. 8 lng the foolish said "nto the wise. Give us . 31 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into of yor oil; (o Our laminare gorr out. trer darkness: there shall be weeping and

3 tsittine wise answered, saying, Not so i gushing of teein. test there be not etough for us and you : but! 31 | When the Son of man shall come in

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Chap. xxví.

Christ eateth the passover. his glory, and all the holy angels with him., 9 For this ointment might have been sold for then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory : much, and given to the poor.

32 And before him shall be gathered all na- 10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto tions; and he shall separate them one from them, Why trouble ye the womao? for she hath another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from wrought a good work upon me. the goats:

11 For ye have the poor always with you: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right but me ye have not always. hand, but the goats on the left.

12 For in that she hath poured this ointment 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his on my body, she did it for my burial. right brand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, in- 13 Verily I say uato you, Wheresoever tbis herit the kingdom prepared for you from the gospel shall be preached in the whole world, foundation of the world :

there shall also this, that this woman hath done, 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me be told for a memorial of her. meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I 14 ! Then one of the twelve, called Judas was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye me, and I will deliver him unto you? And came unto me.

they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, my silver, ing, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and 18 Ånd from that time he sought opportunity fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? to betray him.

38 When saw we thee & stranger, and took 17 1 Now the first day of the feast of unther in? or naked, and clothed thee?

leavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, saying into hin, Where wilt thou that we preand came unto thee?

pare for thec to eat the passover? 40 And the King shall answer, and say unto 18 And he said, Go into the city to such a them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ge man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My have done it unto one of the least of these my time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy brethren, ye have done it unto me.

house with my disciples. 41. Then shall ne say also unto them on the 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had apleft hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into poined them; and they made ready the everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his passo ver. angels :

20 Now when the even was come, he sat 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me down with the twelve. no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no 21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say drink :

unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in : 22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and Daked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in began every one of them to say unto nim, prison, and visited me not.

Lord, is it I? 44. Then shall they also answer him, saying, 23 And he answered and said, He that dirLord, when saw we thee an hungered, or peth his hand with me in the dish, the same athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in shall betray me. prison, and did not minister unto thee?

24 The Son of man goeth, as it is written of 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, him; but wo unto that man by whom the Son Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it of man is betrayed! it had been good for that Dot to one of the least of these, ye did it not to man if he had not been born. me.

25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, an. 46 Aod these shall go away into everlasting swered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto punishment: but the righteous into life eter-bim, Thou hast said, Dal.

26 | And as they were eating, Jesus took CHAP. XXVI.

bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it 3 The rulers conspire against Christ : 14 Judas to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is iny

selleth him. 17 Christ eateth the passover body A

ND it came to pass, when Jesus had finish- 27 And he took the eup, and gave thanks,

ed all these sayings, he said unto his dis- and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all ciples,

of it; 2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to which is shed for many for the remission of be crucified.

gins. 3 Then assembled together the chief priests, 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink aod the scribes, and the elders of the people, henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that unto the palace of the high priest, who was way when I drink it new with you in my Fa: called Calaphas,

ther's kingdom. 4 And consulted that they might take Jesus 30 And when they had sing an hymn, they by subtilty, and kill him.

went out into the mount of Olives. 5 But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye there be an uproar among the people.

shall be offended because of me this night. 69 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, kouse of Simon the leper,

and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered 7 There came unto him a woman having an abroad alabaster-box of very precious ointment, and 32 But after I am risen again, I will go before poure: it on his head as he sat at meat.

you into Galilee. 8 But when his discipies saw il, they had in 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though dignation, saying, To what purpose is this all men shall be offended because of thee, yol

will I never be offended.

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Ae is delivered to Pilate. 34 Jesus said unto him. erity I say unto 57 ! And they that had laid hold on Jesus, thee, That tais night, before the cock crow, led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, thou shalt deny mo turice.

where the scribes and the elders were asser35 Peter said unin him, Though I should die bled, with thee, yet will i not deny thee. Likewise 58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto the also said all the disciples.

high priest's palace, and went in, and aat with 36 [ Then rometh Jesus with them unto a the servants to see the end. place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the 59 Now the chief priests and elders, and all disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray the council, sought false witness against Jesus, yonder.

to put him to death; 37 And he took with him Peter and the two 60 But found none: yea, though many false sons o Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and witnesses came, yet found they done. At the very heavy.

sast came two false witnesses 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul es ex- 61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to ceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye destroy the temple of God, and to build it in here, and watch with me.

three days. 39 And he went a little farther, and fell on 62 And the high priest arose, and said unto hisiace, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it him, Answerest thou nothing ? what is it which be possible, let this cup pass from me; never these witness against thee? theless, not az ( will, but as thou wilt.

63 But Jesus held his peace And the high 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and priest answered and said unto him, I a lj!'re fin leth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether What, could ye not watch with me one hour? thou be the Christ, the Son of God..

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall the flesh is weak.

ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand 12 He went away again the second time, and of power, and coining in the clouds of prayed, sayiny, O my Father, if this cup may heaven. not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saywill be done.

ing, He hath spokep blasphemy; what qurther 4.3 And he me and found them asleep need have we of witnesses ? behold, now ye again: for their eyes were heavy.

have heard his blasphemy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, 66 What think ye? They answered and said, and prayed the third time, saying the same He is guilty of death. words

67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffet45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith ed him, and others smote him with the palras unto them, Sleep on now, and take your of their hands, rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christi of man is betrayed into the hands of sin. Who is he that smote thee? hers.

69 T Now Peter sat without in the palace; 46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also han i that doth betray me.

wast with Jesus of Galilee. 47 | And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one 70 But he denied before them all, saying, I of the twelve, came, and with him a great mul-know not what thou sayest. tituite with swords and staves, from the chief 71 And when he was gone out into the porch, priests and ellers of the people.

another maid saw him, and said unto them that 40 Now he that betrayed him guve chem a were there, 'This fellow was also with Jesus of aien, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that Nazareth. same is he; hold him fast.

72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, know the man Hail, Master; and kissed hin.

73 And after a while came unto him they 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, where that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely tbou fore art thou come? Then came they and laid also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth hands 03 Jesus, and took him.

thee. 51 And behold, one of them which were 74 Then began he to curse and to swear, with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and drew his saying, I know not the man. And immediately swor:), and struck a servant of the high priest's, the cock crew and smote of his ear.

75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus 52 Chen sald Jesus unto him, Put up again which said unto him, Before the cock crow thy sword into his place: for all they that take thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, the sworil shall perish with the sword

and wept bitterly. 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to

CHAP. XXVII. my Father, and he shall presently give me i Christ delivered to Pilate. 5 Judas hangeth more than twelve legions of angels?

himself. 35 Christ is crucified.

THEN the morning was come, all the chief fille i, that thus it must be !

55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multi-counsel against Jesus to put him to death. tudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with 2 And when they had bound him, they lea swords and staves for to take me! I sat daily him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate wite you teaching in the temple, and ye laiu no the governor. hold on me.

? Then Judas, which had betrayed him, 56 But all this was lone, that the scriptures when he saw that he was conden ned, re of the prophets might he ful 'Iled. Then all pented himself, and brougnt again ine thirty the disciples forsouk liim, and fed.

Ipieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

51 But now then shall the scriptures be ful. W priests and elders of the people took

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Chap. xxvii.

Christ crncified. 4 Saying, I have sinned, in that I have 29 T And when they had plattea a crown betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a What is that to us? see thou to that.

reed in his right hand; and they bowed the 5. And he cast down the pieces of silver in knee before him, and mocked him, saying, the temple, and departed, and went and hanged | Hail, King of the Jews ! himself

30 And they spit upon him, and took the 6 And the chieť priests took the siler pieces, reed, and smote him on the head. and said, It is not lawful for to put them into 31 And after that they had mocked him, the treasury, because it is the price of blood. they took the robe off from hin, and put his

7 And they took counsel, and bought with own raiment on him, and led him away to then he potter's field, to bury strangers in. crucify him.

8 Wherefore that ield was called, The field 32 And as they came out, they found a man of blooit, unto this day.

of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they com9 (Then was fulflled that which was spoken pelled to bear his cross. by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took 33 T And when they were come unto a the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him place called Golgotha, that is to say, A place that was valued, whom they of the children of a skull of Israel did value;

34 They gave himn vinegar to drini, mingled 10 And gave them for the potter's field, as with gall: and when he nad tasted thereof, he the Lord appointed me.)

would not drink. 11 And Jesus stood before the governor ; 35 And they crucified him, and parted his and the governor asked him, saying, Art thoi garments, casting lots: that it might berulilled the King of the Jews ? And Jesus said unto which was spoken by the prophet, They paried him, Thou say est.

my garments among them, and upon my ves12 And when he was accused of the chief ture did they cast lots. priests and elders, he answered nothing. 36 And sitting down, they watched him

13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Ilearest thou there: Dot how any things they witness against 37 And set up over his hear his accusation thee!

written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF 14 And he answered him to never a THE JEWS. word; insomuch that the governor marvelled 38 Then were there two thieves crucified greatly

with him; one on the right hand, and another 15 Now at that least the governor was wont on the left. to release unto the people a prisoner, whom 39 [ And they that passed by reviled him, they would

warging their heads, 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the called Barabbas.

temple, and buildest it in three days, sare 17 Therefore when they were gathered toge thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come ther, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye down from the cross. that I release unto you? Barabhas, or Jesus, 41 Likewise also the chief priests, mocking which is called Christ?

him, with the scribes and elders. said, 18 For he knew that for envy they had

42 He saved others, nim-ell he cannot save delivered hiin.

If he be the King of Israel, let him now colhy 19 F When he was set down on the judgment down from the cross, and we will believe beat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have him. thou nothing to do wich that just man: for I 43 He trusted in God: let him deliver him bave suffered many things this day in a dream now, if he'will have him; for he said, I ana because of him.

the Son of God. 20 But the chief priests and ellers persuaded 44 The thieves also, which were crucified the multitude, that they should ask Barabbas, with him, cast the same in his teeth. and destroy Jesus.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was dark21 The governor answered and said unto ness over all the land unto the ninth hour. them, Whether of the twain will ye that I 48 And about the ninth hour Jesus cred release unto you! They said, Barabbas. with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, luma

22 Pilate saith unto them, What sha!!! do sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, then with Jesus, which is called Christ! They why hast thou forsaken me? all say unto him, Let hiin be crucified.

47 Some of them that stood there, when 23 And the governor said, Why? what evillthey heard that, said, This man calleth for bath he cone? But they cried out the more, Elias. saying, Let him be crucified.

49 And straightway one of them ran, and 24 When Pilate saw that he could pre- took a sponge, and flied it with vinegar, and vail nothing, but that rather a tumult was put it on a reed, and gave him to drink made, he took water, and washed his hands 49 The rest said, Let be, let us get whether before the multitude, saying, I am innocent Elias will come to save him. of the blood of this just person; see ye to it. 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a

25 Then answered all the people, and said, loud voice, yielded up the ghost. His blood be on us, and on our children.

51 And behold, the vail of the temple 26 ? Then released he Barabbas unto them: was rent in iwain from the top to the botand when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered tom; and the earth diu quake, and the rocky him to be crucified.

rent: 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took 52 And the graves were opened; and many Jesiis into the common hall, and gathered unto bodies of saints which slept arose, him he whole band of solitrs.

53 And came out of the graves after his 28 And they stripped him, and put on him resurretion, ani went into the holy city, and Assarlet robe.

appeared unto many;

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