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., be gathered together " in the seventh 7 speaking these words, there was sent

& 3. 31.

uI wept again, "and fasted seven days commandment unto the earth, that it
in like manner, that I might fulfil the should bring forth before thee cattle,

three weeks which he told me. 36 And beasts, and creeping things: 54 and Pover Wisdom. + Cy, ch. 5. in the eighth night vwas my heart vexed these Adam, whom thou ordainedst lord

See Gen. 1. within me again, and I began to speak over all the works that thou hast made: & 9. 27.

before the Most High. 37 v For my spirit of him come we all, the people whom
was greatly set on tire, and my soul was thou hast chosen. 55 All this have I
in distress. 38 And I said, O Lord, of a spoken before thee, O Lord, because
truth thou spakest at the beginning of thou hast said that I for our sakes thouch. 7. 11
the creation, upon the first day, and madest ? this world. 56 As for the other

saidst thus; w Let heaven and earth be nations, which also come of Adam, thou *Cp. Ec- made; *and thy word perfected the hast said that "they are nothing, and Isai. 20. 17.

4. clus. 12. 18. work. 39 And then was v the spirit are like unto spittle: and thou hast

hovering, and darkness and % silence likened the abundance of them unto 8a Isai. 40. 15. Cp. ch. 7.

were on every side; the sound of man's drop that falleth from a vessel. 57 And Cp. ch. ..
voice was not yet. 40 a Then com- now, O Lord, behold, these nations,
mandedst thou à ray of light to be "which are reputed as nothing, t be lords

Esth. 14.11. brought forth of bthy treasures, that over us, and devour us.

58 But we thy Ex. 4. 22 then thy works might appear. 41 c Upon people, u whom thou hast called thy the second day again thou madest the firstborn, thy only begotten, and thy

Ecclus. S. spirit of the firmament and commandedst fervent lover, are given into their hands. Cp. Ps. 74. it to part asunder, and to make a divi- 59 If the world now be made afor our sion betwixt the waters, that the one sakes, why do we not possess for an

part might go up, and the other remain inheritance our world ? ū how long shall
dh, ver. 51. beneath. 42 d Upon the third day thon this endure?

didst command that the waters should 1 And when I had made an end of
part of the earth : six parts didst thou unto me w the angel which had beench. 4 1
dry up, and keep them, to the intent sent unto me the nights afore: 2 and he
that of these some being both planted said unto me, Up, Esdras, and hear the

and tilled might serve before thee. words that I am come to tell thee. Cp. ver. 38. 43/ For as soon as thy word went forth 3 And I said, Speak on, my Lord. Then

the work was done. 44 For immediately said he unto me, There is a sea set in a 9 Gen. 1. 11. 9 there came forth great and innumerable wide place, that it might be s broad and

fruit, and manifold pleasures for the vast. But the entrance thereof shall * Cp, ver. 2. taste, and h flowers of inimitable colour, be set in a narrow place so as to be like

and odours of most exquisite smell: and a river; 5 whoso then should desire to
this was done the third day. 45 i Upon go into the sea to look upon it, or to
the fourth day thou commandedst that rule it, xif he went not through the *p. Matt.
the sun should shine, and the moon give narrow, how could he come into the
her light, and the stars should be in broad? 6 Another thing also: There is
their order: 46 and gavest them a charge a city builded and set in a plain country,
to do service unto man, that was to be and full of all good things ; 7xbut the
made. 47; Upon the fifth day thou saidst entrance thereof is narrow, and is set
unto e the seventh part, where the water in a dangerous place to fall, y having a & &
was gathered together, that it should fire on the right hand, and on the left a
bring forth living creatures, fowls and deep water: 8 and there is one only path
fishes: and so it came to pass, 48 that between them both, even between the
the dumb water and without life brought fire and the water, 80 small that there
forth living things as it was bidden, that could but one man go there at once.
the peoples might therefore praise thy 9 If this city now be given unto a m
wondrous works. 49 Then didst thou for an inheritance, if the heir pass not

preserve two living creatures, the one the danger set before him, how shall he * Job 40. 15. thou calledst k Behemoth, and the other receive his inheritance ? 10 And I said, 1 Ps. 74. 14.

thou calledst 1 Leviathan: 50 and thou | It is so, Lord. Then said he unto me,

didst separate the one from the other : Even so also is Israel's portion. 112 Be See ch. 6. 14 Cp. ver.

for mthe seventh part, namely, where cause for their sakes I made the world :
the water was gathered together, might and a when Adam transgressed my sta- 7.
not hold them both. 51 Unto k Behemoth tutes, then was decreed that now is
thou gavest one part, which was dried done. 12 Then were the entrances of

up on m the third day, that he should this world made narrow, band sorrowful Cp. Job 3. * Ps. 50. 10. dwell in the same, " wherein are a thou- and toilsome: they are but cfew and

i See Geti. 1.14-16.

7. 14
& Luke 13

1 Gen. 1. 20.

ver. 48

sand hills: 52 but unto Leviathan thou evil, full of perils, and charged with 4.
gavest m the seventh part, namely, the great toils. 13 For the entrances of the
moist; and thou hast kept them to be greater world are wide and sure, and
devoured of whom thou wilt, and when. bring forth fruit of immortality. 14 If
53° But upon the sixth day thou gavest then they that live enter not these strait

& 11.

& Gen. 6.9.

. Gen. 1. 24.

1 The Latin adds from thee.

9 So the Syriac. The Latin has the firstborn world. 3 $o the chief Oriental versions. The Latin MSS. have deep.


13. 25.


* Rev. 14. 13.

Cp. Natt.
16. 27.
See ch. 13.

• See ch. + 38.

& 6. 24

12 11. . Rev. 19. 20

8. 18, 24

17, 18.

ver. 53.

& 6. 2.

A ch. 4. 34 & 5. 44.

60. 19, 20

& 22. 5.

30. 15
& Acts 10.
& Rom. 2.
14, 16.

Rom. 1. 21.

k See ch. 8. 58.

and vain things, they can never receive revealed upon the seat of judgements, dcp. ch. 5. those that are laid up for them. 15d Now and u compassion shall pass away, and Cp: Luke

therefore why disquietest thou thyself, longsuffering shall be withdrawn: 34 but & 6. 36, 37.

seeing thou art but a corruptible man? judgement only shall remain, vtruth " Cp. ch. 6.
and why art thou moved, whereas thou shall stand, and v faith shall wax strong:
art but mortal? 16 and why hast thou 35 and w the work shall follow, and the
not considered in thy mind that which reward shall be shewed, yand good * Rev. 22. 12.
is to come, rather than that which is deeds shall awake, and wicked deeds
present? 17 Then answered I and said, shall not sleep.6 [36] And zthe ? pit of
O Lord that bearest rule, lo, thou hast torment shall appear, and over against

ordained / in thy law, that the righteous it shall be the place of rest: zand the Cp. Eccles. Deut. 4.1

should inherit these things, but that the furnace of Shell shall be shewed, a and & 8. 1. ungodly should perish. 189 The right over against it b the paradise of delight. & 20. 10, 14, 9 Cp. Rom.

eous therefore shall suffer strait things, [37] And then shall the Most High say 6. ver. & 2 Cor. 4. and hope for wide: but they that have to the nations that are raised from the (38). done wickedly I have suffered the strait dead, See ye and understand whom ye

ch. 4.7 things, and yet shall not see the wide. have denied, or whom ye have not 19 And he said unto me, 2) Thou art not served, or whose commandments ye a judge above God, neither hast thou have despised. [38] ° Look on this side Cp: ver,

(36) understanding above the Most High. and on that: here is delight and rest,

20 Yea, rather let many that now be and there fire and torments. Thus
perish, than that the law.of God which shall he speak unto them in the day
is set before them be despised. 21 For of judgement: [39] d This is a day that a Cp. Isai.
God straitly commanded such as came, hath neither sun, nor moon, nor stars,

& Rev. 21. Cp. Deut. even as they came, i what they should [40] neither cloud, nor thunder, nor light.

do to live, and what they should observe ning, neither wind, nor water, nor air,
to avoid punishment. 22 Nevertheless neither darkness, nor evening, nor morn-

they were not obedient unto him ; but ing, [45] neither summer, nor spring, nor 2 Kin. 17. spake against him, and Jimagined for heat, nor 10 winter, neither frost, nor cold,

themselves vain things; 23 and framed nor hail, nor rain, nor dew, [42] neither
cunning devices of wickedness; and noon, nor night, nor dawn, neither
ksaid moreover of the Most High, that shining, nor brightness, nor light, d save
he is not; and knew not his ways: only the splendour of the glory of the
24 but they despised his law, and denied Most High, whereby all shall see the
his covenants; they have not been things that are set before them: [43] for
faithful to his statutes, and have not it shall endure as it were a week of

performed his works. 25 Therefore, Es- years. [44] This is my judgement and ! Cp. Matt. dras, 'for the empty are empty things, the ordinance thereof; e but to thee only Cp: ver.

(104) and for the full are the full things. have I shewed these things. & Mark 4.

26 For behold, the time shall come, and [45] And I answered, I said even then, & Luke 8. it shall be, m when these tokens, of O Lord, and I say now : Blessed are

& 12. 9, 36 m See ch. 4.

which I told thee before, shall come to they that be now alive and keep the

pass, that n the bride shall appear, even statutes ordained of thee. [46] But as * Cp. Rev.

& 119. 2. the city coming forth, and she shall be touching them 9 for whom my prayer 5.

seen, that now is withdrawn from the was made, what shall I say? for who * Cp. ch. 6.

& 8. 17 earth, 27 0 And whosoever is delivered is there of them that be alive that hath from the foresaid evils, the same shall not sinned, and who of the sons of men & Rom. 10. see my wonders. 28 For P my son Jesus that hath not transgressed thy covenant?

shall be revealed with those that be [47] And now I see, i that the world to & 14. 9. with him, and shall rejoice them that come shall bring delight to few, but 8. 1

& 9. 15. 9 Cp. Dan. remain four hundred years. 29 9 After torments unto many. [48]; For an evil

Cp.ver. (92) these years shall my son Christ die, and heart hath grown up in us, which hath all that have the breath of life. 30 And led us astray from these statutes, and

& 4. 30, 31. CP ch. 6. the world shall be turned into r the old hath brought us into corruption and in

silence seven days, like as in the first to the ways of death, hath shewed us
beginning: so that no man shall remain. the paths of perdition and removed us
31 And after seven days the world, that far from life ; and that, not a few only,
yet awaketh not, shall be raised up, but well nigh all that have been created.
and that shall die that is corruptible. (49) And he answered me, and said,

32 8 And the earth shall restore those Hearken unto me, and I will instruct John 6. 28, that are asleep in her, and so shall the thee; and I will admonish thee yet Rev. 20. 13. dust those that dwell therein in silence, again: (50) for this cause the Most High + Dan. 7. 9, and the secret places shall deliver a hath not made one world, but two. Seech. 8. 1.

those souls that were committed unto [51] For whereas thou hast said that the
them. 33And the Most High shall be just are not many, but few, and the

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1 According to some authorities, have not nuffered ... and shall not see. Another reading is, There is no judge ... and none that hath wuerstanding.,

3 lat. man. * Or, chambers See ch, 4. 35. 5 The Syriac adds and the end shall come. & The passage from verre (36) to verre (105), formerly missing, has been restored to the text. See Preface, pako vii. 7 So the chief Oriental versions. The Latin MSS. have place.

9 So the chief Oriental versions. The Latin has shalt thou speak. 10 Or, storm

8 lat. Gehenna.

20. 33

& Mark 10. 40. 韩

Ich. & 2 & 10. 9.



& 2 Pet. 3.


** See ch. 4. 38.

65. 17
& Matt, 19.

& Rer. 2.

1, 3.


ungodly abound, hear the answer there and Adam and all them that came of
unto. [52] If thou have choice stones him, he first prepared the judgement Cn. Matt.
exceeding few, I wilt thou set for thee and the things that pertain unto the

& 25. 34, 41
over against them according to their judgement. [71] And now understand
number things of lead and clay? from thine own words, ufor thou hast

ver. (64) [53] And I said, Lord, how shall this be? said that the mind groweth with us.

[54] And he said unto me, Not only [72] They therefore that dwell upon the this, but ask the earth, and she shall earth shall be tormented for this reason, tell thee; intreat her, and she shall de- ' that having understanding they have See ver. 91

clare unto thee. [55] For thou shalt say wrought iniquity, and receiving com» Cp. ch. 8. unto her, m Thou bringest forth gold and mandments have not kept them, and

silver and brass, and iron also and lead having obtained a law they dealt un-
and clay: [56] but silver is more abun- faithfully with that which they received.
dant than gold, and brass than silver, [73] What then will they have to say in
and iron than brass, lead than iron, and the judgement, or how will they answer
clay than lead. [57] Judge thou there in the last times ? [74) w For how great + Cp. Rom.
fore which things are precious and to be a time hath the Most High been long.
desired, whatso is abundant or what is suffering with them that inhabit the

world, and not for their sakes, but be-
[58] And I said, n0 Lord that bearest cause of the times which he hath fore-
rule, that which is plentiful is of less ordained !
worth, for that which is more rare is [75] And I answered and said, If I
more precious.

have found grace in thy sight, O Lord,
[59] And he answered me, and said, shew this also unto thy servant, whether
1 Weigh within thyself the things that after death, even now when every one
thou hast thought, for he that hath of us giveth up his soul, we shall be
what is hard to get rejoiceth over him kept in rest until those times come, xin *p. Isai.
that hath what is plentiful. _[60] So also which thou shalt renew the creation, or

is the ljudgement which I have pro- whether we shall be tormented forthwith. ch. 8. 39. mised : ©for I will rejoice over the few [76] And he answered me, and said, I & Act8 3.21 PCp, Jer. 13. that shall be saved, inasmuch as P these will shew thee this also; but join not

are they that have made my glory now thyself with them that are scorners, nor

to prevail, and of whom my name is now number thyself with them that are tor1. cprer. 61 named. [61] 9 And I will not grieve over mented. [77] For thou hast va treasure Tobit 4. 9. & ch. 8. 28. the multitude of them that perish; for of good works laid up with the Most

these are they that are now like unto High, but it shall not be shewed thee
vapour, and are become as flame and until the last times. [78] For concerning
smoke; they are set on fire and burn death the teaching is: When the de-
hotly, and are quenched.

terminate sentence hath gone forth from
[62] And I answered and said, O thou the Most High that a man should die, as
earth, wherefore hast thou brought the spirit leaveth the body * to return Eccles. 12.

forth, if the mind is made out of dust, again to him who gave it, ait adoreth 7 on Eccles. like as all other created things ? [63] r For the glory of the Most High first of all. ; ver.

it were better that the dust itself had [79] And if it be one of those that have
been unborn, so that the mind might been scorners and have not kept the way
not have been made therefrom. [64] But of the Most High, and that have de-
now the mind groweth with us, and by spised his law, and that hate them that
reason of this we are tormented, because fear 2 God, [80] these spirits shall not
we perish and know it. [65] Let the race enter binto habitations, but shall wander ver. (101)
of men lament and the beasts of the and be in torments forthwith, ever griev.

Cp. ver.

(85), (95) field be glad; let all that are born la ing and sad, in seven ways. [81] The ment, but let the fourfooted beasts and first way, because they have despised the cattle rejoice. [66] For it is far better the law of the Most High. [82) The with them than with us; for they look second way, because they cannot now (p. 2 Sam. not for judgement, neither do they know make a good returning that they may

& Job 7.9, of torments or of salvation promised live. [83] The third way, d they shall unto them after death. [67] For what see the reward laid up for them that Cp. Wisdoth it profit us, that we shall be pre- have believed the covenants of the Most served alive, but yet be afflicted with High. [84] The fourth way, they shall torment? [68] For all that are born are consider the torment laid up for them. i detiled with iniquities, and are full of selves in the last days. [85] The fifth sins and laden with offences: [69] and way, they shall see e the dwelling places Cp: Fer;

[80), (95) *C\ver. 47. 8 if after death we were not to come into of the others guarded by angels, with

Lion). judgement, peradventure it had been great quietness. [86] The sixth way, they better for us.

shall see how forthwith some of them (70) And he answered me, and said, shall pass into torment. [87] The seventh When the Most High made the world, way, which is 4 more grievous than all

Matt. 6. 20
Luke 12.33.

4. 3.

12. 22, 23


dom 5. 2
& Luke 16.

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2 Another reading is, him.

4 Lat. greater.

% The passage is corrupt.

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1 Cor. 15. 30.

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14. 10.

I Matt 10.


Ezek. 18. 20.

the aforesaid ways, because they shall the bodies, that they may see that
pine away in confusion and be consumed whereof thou hast spoken unto me?
with lshame, and shall be withered up [101] And he said, Their freedom shall
by fears, seeing the glory of the Most be for seven days, that for seven days
High before whom they have sinned they may see the things whereof thou
whilst living, and before whom they hast been told, and afterwards they shall
shall be judged in the last times. [88] Now be gathered together win their habita- "ver. [80]

Cp. Ver. this is the order of those who have kept tions. [102] Aud I answered and said,

(85) (951 the ways of the Most High, when they vIf I have found favour in thy sight,

shall be separated from the corruptible shew further unto me thy seryant See ch. 4. vessel. [89] In the time that they whether in the day of judgement the

dwelt therein they painfully served the just will be able to intercede for the
Most High, and I were in jeopardy every ungodly or to intreat the Most High for

hour, that they might keep the law of them, (103] whether fathers for children, * Isai. 33. 2 "the lawgiver perfectly. [90] Wherefore or children for parents, or brethreu for

James 1.12 this is the teaching concerning them: brethren, or kinsfolk for their next of
i Cp. ver. [91] First of all they shall see with great kin, or 2 friends for them that are most

joy the glory of him who taketh them dear. [104] And he answered me, and
up, for they shall have rest in seven said, Since thou hast found favour in
orders. [93] The first order, because my sight, w I will shew thee this also: * See ver.

[41 they have striven with great labour to The day of judgement is 8 a day of 1 Cp. ver. overcome i the evil thought which was «decision, and displayeth unto all the Cp. Joel 3.

fashioned together with them, that it seal of truth; even as now a father
might not lead them astray from life in sendeth not his son, or a son his father,
to death. [93] The second order, because or a master his slave, or a ? friend him

they see the perplexity in which the that is most dear, that in his stead he k Cp. Rev. souls of the ungodly wander, and k the may be sick, or sleep, or eat, or be

punishment that awaiteth them. [94] The healed: (105) y so never shall any one * Cp. Ps. 49.

third order, they see the witness which pray for another 5 in that day, neither Luke 12. 8. he that fashioned them beareth con- shall one lay a burden on another, zforver, 45.

cerning them, that while they lived they then shall all bear every one his own
kept the law m which was given them in righteousness or unrighteousness. Cp. Rom.
trust. [95] The fourth order, they under- 36 (106) And I answered and said, How

& Gal. 6.5,
stand the rest which, being gathered do we now find that first a Abraham
in in their chambers, they now enjoy with prayed for the people of Sodom, and

great quietness, guarded by angels, and Moses for the fathers that sinned in Cp. ver. the glory that awaiteth them in the last the wilderness: 37 (107) and Joshua after (80), (85), (101)

days. [96] The fifth order, they rejoice, him for Israel in the days of 6 Achar:

seeing how they have now escaped from 38 (108) and d Samuel ? in the days of Saul; d 1 Sam. 7.9 • Cp. Rom. o that which is corruptible, and how they and e David for the plague: and Solo

shall inherit that which is to come, while mon for them that should worship in the 2 Sam. 24.

they see moreover P the straitness and sanctuary: 39 [109] and 9 Elijah for those PCp. Rom.

the painfulness from which they have that received rain; and hfor the dead, See 1 Kin.
been delivered, and the large room which that he might live: 40 [110] and Heze.
they shall receive with joy and immor. kiah for the people in the days of Sen-

tality. [97] The sixth order, when it is nacherib: and many for many ? 41 (111] If P2K in. 18. ? Dan. 12. 3. shewed unto them ? how their face shall therefore now, when corruption is grown

shine as the sun, and how r they shall be up, and unrighteousness increased, the “2.Kin. 17.
made like unto the light of the stars, righteous have prayed for the ungodly, See 2 kin.
being henceforth incorruptible. [98] The wherefore shall it not be so then also ?
seventh order, which is greater than all 42 (112] He answered me, and said, This
the aforesaid orders, because they shall present world is not the end; the full
rejoice with confidence, and because they glory abideth enot therein: therefore
shall be bold without confusion, and have they who were able prayed for the

shall be glad without fear, for they weak. 43[113] But the day of judgement * 1 John 3. hasten 8to behold the face of him whom shall be the end of this time, sand the

in their lifetime they served, and from beginning i of the immortality for top? Cor. Rev. 22. 12. whom they shall receive their reward in come, k wherein corruption is passed

k ch. 6. 7, glory. (99) This is the order of the souls away, 44 (114) intemperance is at an end, of the just, as from henceforth lis an. infidelity is cut off, but righteousness ver. 34. nounced unto them, and aforesaid are is grown, and truth is sprung up. the ways of torture which they that 45 (115) Then shall no man be able to have would not give heed shall suffer from mercy on him that is cast in judgement, henceforth. (100) And I answered and nor to thrust down mhim that hath said, Shall time therefore be given unto gotten the victory.

& 3. 5, 12, the souls after they are separated from 46 (116) I answered then and said, This

Rev. 3. 5.

1 Tim. 6. 20. 2 Tim. 1. 14.

2. 6

* ver. 32
ch. 4. 35.

7, 8. . See Gen. 18. 23-32. See Ex. 32 11-13. < See Josh. 7. 6-9.

& 12. 23 & 15. 11.

7. 24
& 1 Cor. 15.
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8. 18.

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Isai. 41.25 & H 22 Acts 2. 19.

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6. 23.


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& Luke 13.

# Rev. 2.7.

See yer.

" ch.6.53, 54 is my first and last saying, " that it had them which are to come; 67 [137] (for if

been better that the earth had not he multiplied not his mercies, d the world 1 Lam. 3. 22 • given thee Adam: or else, when it would not continue with them that dwell

had given him, to have restrained him therein;) 68 (138) and one that forgiveth, P (p. ver. from sinning. 47 (117) p For what profit (for if he did not forgive of his good. Ps. 191. 3 is it for all that are in this present time ness, that they which have committed

& 1632 to live in heaviness, and after death to iniquities might be eased of them, the look for punishment? 48 (118) 0 thou ten thousandth part of men would not Adam, what hast thou done? for though remain living; 69 (139) and a judge, for Ps. 51. 1. %. it was thou that sinned, I the evil is not if he did not pardon them that were

fallen on thee alone, but npon all of us created by his word, and /blot out the Rom. 5. 18. that come of thee. 49(119) For what pro- multitude of 'offences, 70 (140) there would

fit is it unto us, if there be promised us peradventure be very few left in an in.

an immortal time, whereas rwe have numerable multitude. Cr. Rom.

done the works that bring death ? 1 And he answered me, and said,
50 [120] And that there is promised us an The Most High hath made this world
everlasting hope, whereas ourselves most for many, but the world to come for Cr, ver. 8.

& ch.7. (471
miserably are become vain ? 51 (121) And few. I will tell thee now a similitude,
that there are reserved habitations of Esdras; " As when thou askest the earth, & Matt. 7.
health and safety, whereas we have lived it shall say unto thee, that it giveth
wickedly? 52 (122) And that the glory of very much mould whereof earthen ves-
the Most High shall defend them which sels are made, and little dust that gold ch.7: [54]
have led a pure life, whereas we have cometh of: even so is the course of the
walked in the most wicked ways of all ? present world. 39 There be many created,

53(123) And that there shall be shewed sa but few shall be saved. See ch. t. 7.

paradise, whose fruit endureth without 4 And I answered and said, Swallow * Rev. 22. 2 decay, t wherein is abundance and heal. down understanding then, O my soul,

ing, but we shall not enter into it, and let my heart devour wisdom. 5 For
54 (124) for we have walked in unpleasant thou 3 art come hither without thy will,
places? 55 [125] And that the faces of and departest when thou wouldest not:

them which have used abstinence u shall for there is given thee no longer space (97)

shine above the stars, whereas vour than only to live a short time. 60 Lord, tim. 4, 8

faces shall be blacker than darkness that art over us, suffer thy servant, CP. Joel 2 56 [126] For while we lived and committed that we may pray before thee, and égive "ch. 9. 31. & Vah. 2

Matt. 13. iniquity, we considered not what we us seed unto our heart, and culture to should have to suffer after death. our understanding, that there may come Mark 4. 20,

57 [127] Then he answered and said, fruit of it, whereby every one shall live 1 ch. 16. 40.

This is the Icondition of wthe battle, that is corrupt, who beareth the like-
which man that is born upon the earth ness of a man. For thou art alone,

shall fight; 58 [128] that, if he be overcome, and we all one workmanship of thine Isai. 45. 9 & 6. 12 & 2 Tim. 2.

he shall suffer as thou hast said: but if hands, like as thou hast said. 8k Foras

he get the victory, he shall receive the much as thou quickenest the body that See Eph. 6. thing that I say. 59 (129) For this is is fashioned now in the womb, and givest

the way whereof Moses spake unto it members, thy creature is preserved
the people while he lived, saying, in fire and water, and nine months
* Choose thee life, that thou mayest doth thy workmanship endure thy crea-
live. 60 (130) Nevertheless they believed ture which is created in her. 9 But that
not him, y nor yet the prophets after which keepeth and that which is kept

him, no, nor me which have spoken unto shall both be kept 5 by thy keeping: and ? ver. (60) them; 61 (131] 2 so that there shall not when the womb giveth up again that (61)

be such heaviness in their destruction, which hath grown in it, so thou hast com. * Cp. Luke as a there shall be joy over them that manded that out of the parts of the are persuaded to salvation.

body, that is to say, out of the breasts, 62 (132) I answered then and said, I be given milk, which is the fruit of the know, Lord, that the Most High is now breasts, "I that the thing which is facalled merciful, in that he hath mercy shioned may be nourished for a time, upon them which are not yet come into and afterwards thou shalt order it in thy the world; 63(133) and compassionate, in mercy. 12 Yea, thou hast brought it that he hath compassion upon those that up in thy righteousness, and nurtured turn to his law; 64 [134) and blongsuffer. it in thy law, and corrected it with thy

ing, for that he long suffereth those judgement. 13 m And thou shalt mortify Rom. & 12 Cp. Wis. that have sinned, cas his creatures; it as thy creature, and " quicken it as dom 11. 24, 65 [135] and bountiful, for that he is ready thy work. 140 If therefore thou shalt Eph. 2 1.

to give rather than to exact; 66 [136] and slightly and suddenly destroy him which cp. Job 10.
of great mercy, for that he multiplieth with so great labour was fashioned
more and more mercies to thein that are by thy commandment, P to what pur. P Cp. Ps. 89.
present, and that are past, and also to pose was he made? 15 Now therefore I

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28, 27. Luke 8. 15.

Job 7.1. Cp. 1 Tim. 1. 18

& 64. & * See Ps. 189. 13-16.

3, 4


* Deut. 30. 19.

ý ch. 1. 2.

15. 7, 10.

b (p. Rom. 24.

Col. 3. S. * Rom. 8. 11.


1 Or, intent 2 lat, contempts. * So the Syriac. The latin has place.

3 So the Syriac. The Latin is incorrect.

So the Syriac. 'The Latin is imperfect.

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