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The fight of Absalom.


The artifice of Joab

d ver. 19. Ex. 4. 15.

ch. 1. 2

6. 26, 28.

s ch. 1. 11. tch. 12 16.

u ver. 3.

teveen them.

Deut 19. 12

x ch. 19. 19.

y ver. 38.

the earth

B. C. 1030. 29 And the servants of Absalom did had a long time mourned for the B. C. 1027.

unto Amnon as Absalom had com- | dead :

manded. Then all the king's sons 3 And come to the king, and speak + Heb. rode. arose, and every man tgat him up on this manner unto him. So Joab upon his mule, and fled.

d put the words in her mouth. 30 1 And it came to pass, while they 4 And when the woman of Tekoah were in the way, that tidings came spake to the king, she fell on her • 1 Sam 2.41. to David, saying, Absalom hath slain face to the ground, and did obeisance, all the king's sons, and there is not and said, +'Help, O king.

+ Heb. Sare. one of them left.

5 And the king said unto her, What | See 2 Kings 31 Then the king arose, and “tare aileth thee? And she answered, s See ch. 12 1. his garments, and lay on the earth; am indeed a widow woman, and mine and all his servants stood by with husband is dead. their clothes rent.

6 And thy handmaid had two sons, 32 And · Jonadab, the son of Shim- and they two strove together in the eah David's brother, answered and field, and there was t none to part 1 Heb. no do

lirerer be said, Let not my lord suppose that them, but the one smote the other, they have slain all the young men and slew him.

the king's sons ; for Amnon only is 7 And, behold, h the whole family is Num. 35, 19. + Heb. mouth. dead: for by the tappointment of risen against thine hand and || Or, settled. | Absalom this hath been II determined they said, Deliver him that smote his

from the day that he forced his sister brother, that we may kill him, for

the life of his brother whom he slew ;
33 Now therefore “let not my lord and we will destroy the heir also :
the king take the thing to his heart, and so they shall quench my coal
to think that all the king's sons are which is left, and shall not leave to
dead: for Amnon only is dead. my husband neither name nor remain-
34 ° But Absalom fed. And the der # upon the earth.

+ Heb. epos

the face of young man that kept the watch lift- 8 And the king said unto the woed up his eyes, and looked, and, be- man, Go to thine house, and I will hold, there came much people by the give charge concerning thee. way of the hill side behind him. 9 And the woman of Tekoah said

35 And Jonadab said unto the king, unto the king, My lord, 0 king, i the Gen. 27. 18. tHeb.acoord- Behold, the king's sons come : tas thy iniquity be on me, and on my father's servant said, so it is.

house : kand the king and his throne ch.3. 28, 2 36 And it came to pass, as soon as be guiltless.

1 Kings 2 53 he had made an end of speaking, that, 10 And the king said, Whosoever behold, the king's sons came, and lift- saith aught unto thee, bring him to ed up their voice and wept: and the me, and he shall not touch thee any

king also and all his servants wept more. + Heb. with a very sore.

11 Then said she, I pray thee, let great weeping greatly.

37 T But Absalom fled, and went to the king remember the LORD thy || Or, Ammi- z Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king God, † that thou wouldest not suffer , Heb. that

of Geshur. And David mourned for the revengers of blood to destroy
his son every day.

any more, lest they destroy my son. not multiply 38 So Absalom fled, and went to And he said, m As the Lord liveth, 1 Num. 33. 19 a ch. 14. 23, 32.

Geshur, and was there three years. there shall not one hair of thy son
|| Or, roas con. 39 And the soul of king David I long- fall to the earth.
sumed, Ps. 84.

ed to go forth unto Absalom: for he 12 Then the woman said, Let thine
was comforted concerning Amnon, handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word
seeing he was dead.

unto my lord the king. And he said,

Say on.

13 And the woman said, Wherefore
Joab, sceking the return of Absalom, fetcheth a widoro then hast thou thought such a thing
of Tekoah to the king. 4 Her parable, 21 Jonbi: against the people of God? for the - Judg. 20. 2
beauty and fumily. 28.11ter two years he is ad- king doth speak this thing as one
mitted to the presence of the king.

which is faulty, in that the king doth och. 13. 57, 58. 1027. COW Joab the son of Zeruiah not fetch home again his banished.

P Job 31. 15. perceived that the king's heart 14 For we Pmust needs die, and are was a toward Absalom.

as water spilt on the ground, which 28 um 35 15, b 2 Chr. 11. 6. 2 And Joab sent to bTekoah, and cannot be gathered up again ; Il nei- 10r, because

fetched thence a wise woman, and ther doth God respect any person ;
said unto her, I pray thee, feign thy- yet doth he 9 devise means, that his
self to be a mourner, and put on now banished be not expelled from him.
mourning apparel, and anoint not thy- 15 Now therefore that I am come C.
self with oil, but be as a woman that to speak of this thing unto my lord

1 Sam. 25 24 Matt. 27. 25

ing to the word of thy servant.

the Tercego

hur. z ch. 3. 3.

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c See Ruth 3. 3.

to bring Absalom back.


Absalom with the king.


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B. C. 1027. the king, it is because the people | it,) he weighed the hair of his head B. C. 1027.

have made me afraid : and thy hand at two hundred shekels after the king's
maid said, I will now speak unto the weight.
king; it may be that the king will 27 And ? unto Absalom there were 2 See ch. 18.
perform the request of his hand- born three sons, and one daughter,

whose name was Tamar: she was a
16 For the king will hear, to de- woman of a fair countenance.
liver his handmaid out of the hand 28 So Absalom dwelt two full years
of the man that would destroy me and in Jerusalem, a and saw not the king's
my son together out of the inherit- face.
ance of God.

29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab,
17 Then thine handmaid said, The to have sent him to the king ; but he

word of my lord the king shall now would not come to him: and when + Heb. for

be + comfortable : for 'as an angel of he sent again the second time, he + Heb. to hear.

God, so is my lord the king to dis- would not come.
cern good and bad : therefore the LORD 30 Therefore he said unto his serv-
thy God will be with thee.

ants, See, Joab's field is t near mine, + Heb. near 18 Then the king answered and said and he hath barley there; go and set

my place.
unto the woman, Hide not from me, it on fire. And Absalom's servants
I pray thee, the thing that I shall set the field on fire.
ask thee. And the woman said, Let 31 Then Joab arose, and came to
my lord the king now speak.

Absalom unto his house, and said un-
19 And the king said, Is not the to him, Wherefore have thy servants
hand of Joab with thee in all this? set my field on fire ?
And the woman answered and said, 32 And Absalom answered Joab, Be-
As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, hold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come
none can turn to the right hand or hither, that I may send thee to the
to the left from aught that my lord king, to say, Wherefore am I come
the king hath spoken : for thy serv- from Geshur ? it had been good for
ant Joab, he bade me, and he put all me to have been there still: now there-
these words in the mouth of thine fore let me see the king's face; and if
handmaid :

there be any iniquity in me, let him
20 To fetch about this form of kill me.

speech hath thy servant Joab done 33 So Joab came to the king, and I ser. 17. ch. this thing: and my lord is wise, 'ac- told him: and when he had called for

cording to the wisdom of an angel of Absalom, he came to the king, and 1025.
God, to know all things that are in bowed himself on his face to the
the earth.

ground before the king : and the king
21 [ And the king said unto Joab, kissed Absalom.
Behold now, I have done this thing :
go therefore, bring the young man

Absalom again.

Absalom stealeth the hearts of Israel 7 Under cover
22 And Joab fell to the grou

of a vow he obtaineth leare to go to Hebron. 10 He

maketh a great conspiracy there. 13 Darid upon his face, and bowed himself, and

the news fleeth from Jerusalem. 19 Ittai refuseth to * Flet. blesseda + thanked the king: and Joab said,

leare him. 24 Zadok and Abia thar are sent back

with the ark. 30 Darid and his people pass orer
To day thy servant knoweth that I mount Olivet weeping. 32 Hushai is sent back with
have found grace in thy sight, my

1024. fulfilled the request of his

Absalom a ch, 12. 11.

Di Kings 1.5. 23 So Joab arose "and went to chariots and horses, and fifty men to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Je- run before him. rusalem.

2 And Absalom rose up early, and
24 And the king said, Let him turn stood beside the way of the gate : and
to his own house, and let him "not it was so, that when any man that
see my face. So Absalom returned had a controversy + came to the king + Heb. to
to his own house, and saw not the for judgment, then Absalom called
king's face.

unto him, and said, Of what city art
25 [ + But in all Israel there was thou? And he said, Thy servant is
none to be so much praised as Ab- of one of the tribes of Israel.
salom for his beauty : y from the sole 3 And Absalom said unto him, See,

of his foot even to the crown of his thy matters are good and right; but baise great head there was no blemish in him. ll there is no man deputed of the king | Or, none 26 And when he polled his head, to hear thee.

from the king i (for it was at every year's end that 4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that he polled it; because the hair was I were made judge in the land, that

c Judg. 9. 29. heavy on him, therefore he polled every man which hath any suit or

b Gen. 33. 4. & 45. 15. Luke 15. 20.


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Absalom's conspiracy.


The flight of David.

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ul Sam. 23, 13.

Ruth 1. 16, 17. Prov. 17. 17. & 18. 24.

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B. C. 1024. cause might come unto me, and I after him from Gath, passed on be- B. C. 1023. would do him justice!

fore the king. 5 And it was so, that when any man 19 | Then said the king to 'Ittai 1 ch. 18. 2. came nigh to him to do him obeisance, the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou he put forth his hand, and took him, also with us? return to thy place, and kissed him.

and abide with the king: for thou 6 And on this manner did Absa- art a stranger, and also an exile.

lom to all Israel that came to the 20 Whereas thou camest but yesterd Rom. 16. 18. king for judgment: dso Absalom day, should I this day make thee go + Heb. wake stole the hearts of the men of Is- up and down with us? seeing I go

in going. rael.

"whither I may, return thou, and take 1023. 7 T And it came to pass after forty back thy brethren: mercy and truth o 1 Sam. 16. 1. years, that Absalom said unto the be with thee.

king, I pray thee, let me go and pay 21 And Ittai answered the king, and
my vow, which I have vowed unto said, *As the Lord liveth, and as my
the Lord, in Hebron.

lord the king liveth, surely in what fi Sam. 16. 2. 8'For thy servant vowed a vow place my lord the king shall be, 6 Gen. 28. 20, h while I abode at Geshur in Syria, whether in death or life, even there

saying, If the LORD shall bring me also will thy servant be.
again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will 22 And David said to Ittai, Go and
serve the Lord.

pass over. And Ittai the Gittite pass-
9 And the king said unto him, Go ed over, and all his men, and all the
in peace. So he arose, and went to little ones that were with him.

23 And all the country wept with a
10 1 But Absalom sent spies through- loud voice, and all the people passed
out all the tribes of Israel, saying, over: the king also himself passed
As soon as ye hear the sound of the over the brook Kidron, and all the John 18. 1,
trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom people passed over, toward the way
reigneth in Hebron.

of the wilderness.
11 And with Absalom went two 24 [ And lo Zadok also, and all the

hundred men out of Jerusalem, that Levites were with him, 2 bearing the 2 Num. 4. 15. i 1 Sam. 9. 13. were i called; and they went kin their ark of the covenant of God: and they

simplicity, and they knew not any set down the ark of God; and Abia-

thar went up, until all the people had
12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel done passing out of the city.
the Gilonite,' David's counsellor, from 25 And the king said unto Zadok,
his city, even from Giloh, while he Carry back the ark of God into the

offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy city: if I shall find favour in the n Ps. 3. 1. was strony; for the people "increased eyes of the Lord, he a will bring me continually with Absalom.

again, and shew me both it, and his 13 | And there came a messenger habitation : over. 6. Judg. to David, saying, "The hearts of the 26 But if he thus say, I have no

men of Israel are after Absalom. b delight in thee; behold, here am I, Num. 14. &.

14 And David said unto all his let him do to me as seemeth good

servants that were with him at Jeru- unto him. p ch. 19. 9. Ps. salem, Arise, and let us Pflee ; for we 27 The king said also unto Zadok al Sam. S. 18.

shall not else escape from Absalom : the priest, Art not thou a d seer? a 1 Sam. 9. 9

make speed to depart, lest he over- return into the city in peace, and + Heb. thrust take us suddenly, and + bring evil your two sons with you, Ahimaaz

upon us, and smite the city with the thy son, and Jonathan the son of
edge of the sword.

15 And the king's servants said unto 28 See, 'I will tarry in the plain of ch. 17. 16.
the king, Behold, thy servants are the wilderness, until there come word

ready to do whatsoever my lord the from you to certify me. + Heb. choose. king shall tappoint.

29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar 16 And the king went forth, and carried the ark of God again to Je+ Heb. at his all his household tafter him. And rusalem: and they tarried there. r'ch. 16. 21, 22. the king left'ten women, which were 30 | And David went up by the as

concubines, to keep the house. cent of mount Olivet, tand wept as + Heb. qing 17 And the king went forth, and all he went up, and had his head cov

up, and roce

ing. the people after himulind tarried in a ered, and he went b barefoot: and all sch, 19.4. place that was far off.

the people that was with him 'covered 18 And all his servants passed on every man his head, and they went .ch. 8. 18. beside him ; Sand all the Cherethites, up, k weeping as they went up.

k Ps. 128. 6. and all the Pelethites, and all the Git- 31 1 And one told David, saying, "P8.3. 1. 2. & tites, six hundred men which came 'Ahithophel is among the conspirators

& 16. 3, 5. k Gen. 20. 5.

I P8. 41. 9. &

55. 12, 13, 14. m Josh. 15. 51.

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2 Chr. 9. 8.
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e See ch. 17. 17.

q Ps. 3, title.


Esth. 6. 12 his 24 i Jer. 14.S,

55. 12, &c.

The falsehood of Ziba.


Shimei curseth David.

came forth and cursed.

a Josh. 16. 2 och 1.2

Pch. 19. SS.

blood. & Deut. 13. 13.

56, 57.


& 3, 28, 29. & 4. 11, 12

thee in thy evil.

I ver. 27.

ch. 9. 8. I Ex. 22. 28.

!ch. 16. 16.
I Cbr. 27. 33.

18. 25. Lam. S. 38. o Rom. 9. 20.

B.C. 1023. with Absalom. And David said, O 5 And when king David came to B. C. 1023.

Lord, I pray thee, m turn the counsel Bahurim, behold, thence came out * 4:16. 3. & of Ahithophel into foolishness. 17. 14,

a man of the family of the house of 32 1 And it came to pass, that when Saul, whose name was 'Shimei, the David was come to the top of the son of Gera : i he came forth, and Or, he still mount, where he worshipped God, cursed still as he came. behold, Hushai the - Archite came to 6 And he cast stones at David, and ch. 19. 16. meet him with his coat rent, and at all the servants of king David :

1 Kings 2. 8, earth upon his head :

and all the people and all the mighty
33 Unto whom David said, If thou men were on his right hand and on
passest on with me, then thou shalt his left.
be pa burden unto me :

7 And thus said Shimei when he 34 But if thou return to the city, cursed, Come out, come out, thou #ch. 16. 19. and say unto Absalom, o I will be thy + bloody man, and thou 6 man of Be- Heb. man of

servant, О king; as I have been thy lial:
father's servant hitherto, so will I now

8 The Lord hath h returned upon h Judy. 9. 24, also be thy servant: then mayest thou thee all ithe blood of the house of

1 Kings 2.32, for me defeat the counsel of Ahitho- Saul, in whose stead thou hast reignphel.

ed; and the Lord hath delivered the Sec ch. 1. 16. 35 And hast thou not there with kingdom into the hand of Absalom thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests ? thy son: and, + behold, thou art taken + Heb. behold therefore it shall be, that what thing in thy mischief, because thou art a

soever thou shalt hear out of the bloody man. 1 ch. 17.15, 16. king's house, 'thou shalt tell it to 9 | Then said Abishai the son of

Zadok and Abiathar the priests. Zeruiah unto the king, Why should

36 Behold, they have there with this k dead dog 'curse my lord the * 1 Sam. 24.14.
them their two sons, Ahimaaz Za- king? let me go over, I pray thee,
dok's son, and Jonathan Abiathar's and take off his head.
son ; and by them ye shall send unto 10 And the king said, m What have mcb. 19. 22.

1 Pet. 2. 23. me every thing that ye can hear. I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah?

37 So Hushai David's friend came so let him curse, because n the Lord n See 2 Kings Ich 16. 15.

into the city, "and Absalom came hath said unto him, Curse David.
into Jerusalem.

• Who shall then say, Wherefore hast

thou done so ? CHAPTER XVI.

11 And David said to Abishai, and

to all his servants, Behold, P my son, Ziba, hy false suggestions, obtaineth his master's in which I came forth of my bowels, 9 Gen. 15. 4. staineth from revenge. 15 Hushai is received into seeketh my life: how much more Absalom's confidence. 20 Ahithophel's counsel.

now may this Benjamite do it? let . c. 15.30,32

a little him alone, and let him curse ; for
A past the top of the main, behote, the Lolken fina en bildén him.
• Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth 12 It may be that the Lord will
met him, with a couple of asses look on mine Waffliction, and that "10 tears
saddled, and upon them two hunthe Lord will "requite me good for
dred loaves of bread, and a hundred his cursing this day.
bunches of raisins, and a hundred of 13 And as David and his men went
summer fruits, and a bottle of wine. by the way, Shimei went along on

2 And the king said unto Ziba, the hill's side over against him, and
What meanest thou by these? And cursed as he went, and threw stones
Ziba said, The asses be for the king's at him, and tcast dust.
household to ride on; and the bread 14 And the king, and all the people

and summer fruit for the young men that were with him, came weary, and eh. 15. 23. & to eat; and the wine, « that such as refreshed themselves there.

be faint in the wilderness may drink. 15 | And · Absalom, and all the peo

3 And the king said, And where ple the men of Israel, came to Jerusa-
is thy master's son ? d And Ziba said lem, and Ahithophel with him.
unto the king, Behold, he abideth 16 And it came to pass, when Hu-
at Jerusalem: for he said, To day shai the Archite, 'David's friend, was
shall the house of Israel restore me come unto Absalom, that Hushai said
the kingdom of my father.
unto Absalom, t God save the king, +, Heb. Let the

king lire.
4 Then said the king to Ziba, Be- God save the ling.
hold, thine are all that pertained 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is
unto Mephibosheth. And Žiba said, this thy kindness to thy friend ? " why ch. 19. 25,
+ 1 humbly beseech thee that I may wentest thou not with thy friend?
find grace in thy sight, my lord, O 18 And Hushai said unto Absalom,

Nay; but whom the Lord, and this

p ch. 12. 11.

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Ahithophel's counsel


defeated by Hushai.

B.C. 1023. people, and all the men of Israel, is a man of war, and will not lodge B. C. 1023.

choose, his will I be, and with him with the people.
will I abide.

9 Behold, he is hid now in some pit, I ch. 15. 34. 19 And again, 'whom should I serve? or in some other place: and it will

should I not serve in the presence come to pass, when some of them be
of his son ? as I have served in thy toverthrown at the first, that whoso- + Heb. fallen.
father's presence, so will I be in thy ever heareth it will say, There is a

slaughter among the people that fol-
20 | Then said Absalom to Ahitho- low Absalom.
phel, Give counsel among you what 10 And he also that is valiant, whose
we shall do.

heart is as the heart of a lion, shall 21 And Ahithophel said unto Absa- utterly d melt: for all Israel knoweth a Josh. 2. 11. y ch. 15. 16. & lom, Go in unto thy father's concu- that thy father is a mighty man, and 20. S.

bines, which he hath left to keep the they which be with him are valiant
house; and all Israel shall hear that men.
thou ? art abhorred of thy father: then

11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel
shall a the hands of all that are with be generally gathered unto thee, 'from e Judg. D. 1.
thee be strong.

Dan even to Beer-sheba, 'as the sand " Gen. 22. 17. 22 So they spread Absalom a tent that is by the sea for multitude; and upon the top of the house; and Absa- + that thou go to battle in thine own + Heb. that lom went in unto his father's concu- person.

thy face, or, b ch. 12. 11, 12 bines in the sight of all Israel. 12 So shall we come upon him in &c.

23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, some place where he shall be found,
which he counselled in those days, and we will light upon him as the

was as if a man had inquired at the dew falleth on the ground: and of + Heb. word. toracle of God: so was all the counsel him and of all the men that are with

of Ahithophel both with David and him there shall not be left so much
with Absalom.

13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a

city, then shall all Israel bring ropes
Ahithophel's counsel is defeated by Hushai, 15 Secret to that city, and we will draw it into

23 Ahithophel the river, until there be not one small
hangcih himself. 24 Absalom passeth orer Jordan,
and maketh Amosa captain. 27 David at Muha: stone found there.
naim is furnished with supplier.

14 And Absalom and all the men
COREOVER Ahithophel said un- of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai

z Gen. 34. 30.

1 Sam. 13. 4. a ch. 2. 7. Zech. 8. 13.

presence ge,

c ch. 15. 12.

as one.

intelligence is sent unto Darid.



b Zech. 13. 7.

1 Sam. 18. 20.

out twelve thousand men, and I will of Ahithophel. For 6 the Lord had sch. 15. 91, 34. arise and purşue after David this appointed to defeat the good counsel + Hebcos. night:

of Ahithophel, to the intent that the 2 And I will come upon him while Lord might bring evil upon Absaa See Deut. 25. he is a weary and weak handed, and lom. 18. ch. 16.14. will make him afraid : and all the 15 | Then said Hushai unto Zadok ch. 15. 35.

people that are with him shall flee; and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and
and I will ”smite the king only: thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom

3 And I will bring back all the peo- and the elders of Israel; and thus and
ple unto thee: the man whom thou thus have I counselled.
seekest is as if all returned: so all the 16 Now therefore send quickly, and
people shall be in peace.

tell David, saying, Lodge not this + Heb. was 4 And the saying pleased Absalom night 'in the plains of the wilder- ich. 15. 2. right in the eyes of, fc.

well, and all the elders of Israel. ness, but speedily pass over ; lest the

5 Then said Absalom, Call now Hu- king be swallowed up, and all the

shai the Archite also, and let us hear people that are with him. + Heb. what is likewise t what he saith.

17 « Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz ch. 15. 77,35. 6 And when Hushai was come to 'stayed by - En-rogel ; for they might Josh. 24,&e. Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, not be seen to come into the city: Josh, 15. 7. saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after and a wench went and told them;

this manner: shall we do after his and they went and told king Da+ Heb. zord? +saying ? if not, speak thou.

7 And Hushai said unto Absalom, 18 Nevertheless, a lad saw them, and
The counsel that Ahithophel hath told Absalom: but they went both of
+ given is not good at this time. them away quickly, and came to a

8 For, said Hushai, thou knowest man's house in Bahurim, which had

thy father and his men, that they be a well in his court; whither they went
+ Heb, bitter mighty men, and they be tchafed in down.
Judg. 18. 25.

their minds, as a bear robbed of her 19 And othe woman took and spread
whelps in the field : and thy father | a covering over the well's mouth, and

in his mouth.

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och. 16. 5

of soul,

o See Josh 26

e Hos. 13. 8.

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