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#ch, 5, 20,
& 8. 44 & 9. 13.
See Gen. 1.1.
1 Gen. 1. 2.
30. Gen. 1. 3.
b Ps. 135. 7. ver. 4. Gen, 1. 6.
Hos. 11. 1.
. ver.so, 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
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
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. ..
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
didst command that the waters should 1 And when I had made an end of
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
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 :
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.
1 Gen. 1. 20.
sand hills: 52 but unto Leviathan thou evil, full of perils, and charged with Cp.ch. 4.
& 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.
* Rev. 14. 13.
• See ch. + 38.
& 6. 24
12 11. . Rev. 19. 20
8. 18, 24
& 6. 2.
A ch. 4. 34 & 5. 44.
60. 19, 20
& 22. 5.
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.
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,  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.  ° 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
& Rev. 21. Cp. Deut. even as they came, i what they should  neither cloud, nor thunder, nor light.
do to live, and what they should observe ning, neither wind, nor water, nor air,
they were not obedient unto him ; but ing,  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,  neither
performed his works. 25 Therefore, Es- years.  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  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.  But as * Cp. Rev.
& 119. 2. the city coming forth, and she shall be touching them 9 for whom my prayer Cp.ch. 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  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 Cp.ch. 8. 1
& 9. 15. 9 Cp. Dan. remain four hundred years. 29 9 After torments unto many. ; 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
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  For whereas thou hast said that the
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.
& Mark 10. 40. 韩
Ich. & 2 & 10. 9.
** See ch. 4. 38.
& Rer. 2.
ungodly abound, hear the answer there and Adam and all them that came of
& 25. 34, 41
ver. (64)  And I said, Lord, how shall this be? said that the mind groweth with us.
 And he said unto me, Not only  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.  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-
world, and not for their sakes, but be-
have found grace in thy sight, O Lord,
is the ljudgement which I have pro- whether we shall be tormented forthwith. ch. 8. 39. mised : ©for I will rejoice over the few  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.  9 And I will not grieve over mented.  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
terminate sentence hath gone forth from
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 ?  r For the glory of the Most High first of all. ; ver.
it were better that the dust itself had  And if it be one of those that have
(85), (95) field be glad; let all that are born la ing and sad, in seven ways.  The ment, but let the fourfooted beasts and first way, because they have despised the cattle rejoice.  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.  The third way, d they shall unto them after death.  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.  The fourth way, they shall torment?  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.  The fifth sins and laden with offences:  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.  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.  The seventh When the Most High made the world, way, which is 4 more grievous than all
Matt. 6. 20
12. 22, 23
dom 5. 2
1 The Latin is here corrupt.
2 Another reading is, him.
4 Lat. greater.
% The passage is corrupt.
See ch. 4. 14.
1 Cor. 15. 30.
I Matt 10.
Ezek. 18. 20.
the aforesaid ways, because they shall the bodies, that they may see that
Cp. Ver. this is the order of those who have kept tions.  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.  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
hour, that they might keep the law of them, (103] whether fathers for children, * Isai. 33. 2 "the lawgiver perfectly.  Wherefore or children for parents, or brethreu for
James 1.12 this is the teaching concerning them: brethren, or kinsfolk for their next of
joy the glory of him who taketh them dear.  And he answered me, and
[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
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.  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
& Gal. 6.5,
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.  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  and 9 Elijah for those PCp. Rom.
the painfulness from which they have that received rain; and hfor the dead, See 1 Kin.
tality.  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.
shall be glad without fear, for they weak. 43 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.
* ver. 32
7, 8. . See Gen. 18. 23-32. See Ex. 32 11-13. < See Josh. 7. 6-9.
& 12. 23 & 15. 11.
| The Latin is here corrupt.
2 So the Oriental versions. 3 The Latin has a bou day. Latin has understand.
3 So the Syriac. The Latin omits in that day... another. That is, Achan. See Jonh. 7. I. ? So the Syriac and other versions. The Latin omits in the days of Saul. * Omitted in the Latin,
& 10. 14.
& ch. 4. 12.
9 ver. 11. ch. 3. 21 & 1. 30.
Isai. 41.25 & H 22 Acts 2. 19.
ch. & 31.
& 9. 15
# Rev. 2.7.
" ch.6.53, 54 is my first and last saying, " that it had them which are to come; 67  (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,
& ch.7. (471
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
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  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  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-
shall fight; 58  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
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  and bountiful, for that he is ready thy work. 140 If therefore thou shalt Eph. 2 1.
to give rather than to exact; 66  and slightly and suddenly destroy him which cp. Job 10.
28, 27. Luke 8. 15.
Job 7.1. Cp. 1 Tim. 1. 18
& 64. & * See Ps. 189. 13-16.
* 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.