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2 Esdras

1611 KJV < < Chapter 13 > > Modern

13:1 And it came to passe after seuen dayes, I dreamed a dreame by night.

  

13:1 And it came to pass after seven days, I dreamed a dream by night:

13:2 And loe, there arose a winde from the sea that it mooued all the waues thereof.

13:2 And, lo, there arose a wind from the sea, that it moved all the waves thereof.

13:3 And I beheld, and loe, that man waxed strong with the thousands of heauen: and when he turned his countenance to looke, all the things trembled that were seene vnder him.

13:3 And I beheld, and, lo, that man waxed strong with the thousands of heaven: and when he turned his countenance to look, all the things trembled that were seen under him.

13:4 And whensoeuer the voyce went out of his mouth, all they burnt, that heard his voyce, like as the earth faileth when it feeleth the fire.

13:4 And whensoever the voice went out of his mouth, all they burned that heard his voice, like as the earth faileth when it feeleth the fire.

13:5 And after this I beheld, and loe, there was gathered together a multitude of men out of number, from the foure windes of the heauen, to subdue the man that came out of the sea.

13:5 And after this I beheld, and, lo, there was gathered together a multitude of men, out of number, from the four winds of the heaven, to subdue the man that came out of the sea

13:6 But I beheld, and loe, hee had graued himselfe a great mountaine, and flew vp vpon it.

13:6 But I beheld, and, lo, he had graved himself a great mountain, and flew up upon it.

13:7 But I would haue seene the region, or place, whereout the hill was grauen, and I could not.

13:7 But I would have seen the region or place whereout the hill was graven, and I could not.

13:8 And after this I beheld, and loe, all they which were gathered together to subdue him, were sore afraid, and yet durst fight.

13:8 And after this I beheld, and, lo, all they which were gathered together to subdue him were sore afraid, and yet durst fight.

13:9 And loe, as hee saw the violence of the multitude that came, hee neither lift vp his hand, nor held sword, nor any instrument of warre.

13:9 And, lo, as he saw the violence of the multitude that came, he neither lifted up his hand, nor held sword, nor any instrument of war:

13:10 But onely I saw that he sent out of his mouth, as it had bene a blast of fire, and out of his lippes a flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast out sparkes and tempests,

13:10 But only I saw that he sent out of his mouth as it had been a blast of fire, and out of his lips a flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast out sparks and tempests.

13:11 And they were all mixt together; the blast of fire, the flaming breath, and the great tempest, and fel with violence vpon the multitude, which was prepared to fight, and burnt them vp euery one, so that vpon a sudden, of an innumerable multitude, nothing was to be perceiued, but onely dust and smell of smoke: when I saw this, I was afraid.

13:11 And they were all mixed together; the blast of fire, the flaming breath, and the great tempest; and fell with violence upon the multitude which was prepared to fight, and burned them up every one, so that upon a sudden of an innumerable multitude nothing was to be perceived, but only dust and smell of smoke: when I saw this I was afraid.

13:12 Afterward saw I the same man come downe from the mountaine, and call vnto him an other peaceable multitude.

13:12 Afterward saw I the same man come down from the mountain, and call unto him another peaceable Multitude.

13:13 And there came much people vnto him, whereof some were glad, some were sory, some of them were bound, and other some brought of them that were offred: then was I sicke through great feare, and I awaked and said,

13:13 And there came much people unto him, whereof some were glad, some were sorry, and some of them were bound, and other some brought of them that were offered: then was I sick through great fear, and I awaked, and said,

13:14 Thou hast shewed thy seruant wonders from the beginning, and hast counted me worthy that thou shouldest receiue my prayer:

13:14 Thou hast shewed thy servant these wonders from the beginning, and hast counted me worthy that thou shouldest receive my prayer:

13:15 Shew mee now yet the interpretation of this dreame.

13:15 Shew me now yet the interpretation of this dream.

13:16 For as I conceiue in mine vnderstanding, woe vnto them that shall be left in those dayes; and much more woe vnto them that are not left behinde.

13:16 For as I conceive in mine understanding, woe unto them that shall be left in those days and much more woe unto them that are not left behind!

13:17 For they that were not left, were in heauinesse.

13:17 For they that were not left were in heaviness.

13:18 Now vnderstand I the things that are layde vp in the latter dayes, which shall happen vnto them, and to those that are left behinde.

13:18 Now understand I the things that are laid up in the latter days, which shall happen unto them, and to those that are left behind.

13:19 Therefore are they come into great perils, and many necessities, like as these dreames declare.

13:19 Therefore are they come into great perils and many necessities, like as these dreams declare.

13:20 Yet is it easier for him that is in danger, to come into these things, then to passe away as a cloud out of the world, and not to see the things that happen in the last dayes. And he answered vnto me, and said,

13:20 Yet is it easier for him that is in danger to come into these things, than to pass away as a cloud out of the world, and not to see the things that happen in the last days. And he answered unto me, and said,

13:21 The interpretation of the vision shal I shew thee, and I wil open vnto thee, the thing that thou hast required.

13:21 The interpretation of the vision shall I shew thee, and I will open unto thee the thing that thou hast required.

13:22 Wheras thou hast spoken of them that are left behinde, this is the interpretation.

13:22 Whereas thou hast spoken of them that are left behind, this is the interpretation:

13:23 He that shall endure the perill in that time, hath kept himselfe: they that be fallen into danger, are such as haue workes, and faith towards the Almightie.

13:23 He that shall endure the peril in that time hath kept himself: they that be fallen into danger are such as have works, and faith toward the Almighty.

13:24 Know this therefore, that they which be left behinde, are more blessed then they that be dead.

13:24 Know this therefore, that they which be left behind are more blessed than they that be dead.

13:25 This is the meaning of the vision: Whereas thou sawest a man comming vp from the middest of the Sea:

13:25 This is the meaning of the vision: Whereas thou sawest a man coming up from the midst of the sea:

13:26 The same is hee whom God the highest hath kept a great season, which by his owne selfe shall deliuer his creature: and hee shall order them that are left behinde.

13:26 The same is he whom God the Highest hath kept a great season, which by his own self shall deliver his creature: and he shall order them that are left behind.

13:27 And whereas thou sawest, that out of his mouth there came as a blast of winde, and fire, and storme:

13:27 And whereas thou sawest, that out of his mouth there came as a blast of wind, and fire, and storm;

13:28 And that he helde neither sword, nor any instrument of warre, but that the rushing in of him destroyed the whole multitude that came to subdue him, this is the interpretation.

13:28 And that he held neither sword, nor any instrument of war, but that the rushing in of him destroyed the whole multitude that came to subdue him; this is the interpretation:

13:29 Behold, the dayes come, when the most high wil begin to deliuer them that are vpon the earth.

13:29 Behold, the days come, when the most High will begin to deliver them that are upon the earth.

13:30 And he shall come to the astonishment of them that dwell on the earth.

13:30 And he shall come to the astonishment of them that dwell on the earth.

13:31 And one shall vndertake to fight against another, one city against another, one place against another, one people against another, and one realme against another.

13:31 And one shall undertake to fight against another, one city against another, one place against another, one people against another, and one realm against another.

13:32 And the time shalbe, when these things shall come to passe, and the signes shall happen which I shewed thee before, and then shall my sonne be declared, whom thou sawest as a man ascending.

13:32 And the time shall be when these things shall come to pass, and the signs shall happen which I shewed thee before, and then shall my Son be declared, whom thou sawest as a man ascending.

13:33 And when all the people heare his voice, euery man shall in their owne land, leaue the battaile they haue one against another.

13:33 And when all the people hear his voice, every man shall in their own land leave the battle they have one against another.

13:34 And an innumerable multitude shalbe gathered together, as thou sawest them willing to come, and to ouercome him by fighting.

13:34 And an innumerable multitude shall be gathered together, as thou sawest them, willing to come, and to overcome him by fighting.

13:35 But hee shall stand vpon the top of the mount Sion.

13:35 But he shall stand upon the top of the mount Sion.

13:36 And Sion shall come and shall be shewed to all men, being prepared and builded, like as thou sawest the hill grauen without hands.

13:36 And Sion shall come, and shall be shewed to all men, being prepared and builded, like as thou sawest the hill graven without hands.

13:37 And this my sonne shall rebuke the wicked inuentions of those nations, which for their wicked life are fallen into the tempest,

13:37 And this my Son shall rebuke the wicked inventions of those nations, which for their wicked life are fallen into the tempest;

13:38 And shall lay before them their euill thoughts, and the torments wherwith they shall begin to be tormented, which are like vnto a flame: and hee shall destroy them without labour, by the law which is like vnto fire.

13:38 And shall lay before them their evil thoughts, and the torments wherewith they shall begin to be tormented, which are like unto a flame: and he shall destroy them without labour by the law which is like unto me.

13:39 And whereas thou sawest that hee gathered another peaceable multitude vnto him;

13:39 And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him;

13:40 Those are the ten tribes, which were caried away prisoners out of their owne land, in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria ledde away captiue, and hee caried them ouer the waters, and so came they into another land.

13:40 Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land.

13:41 But they tooke this counsaile amongst themselues, that they would leaue the multitude of the heathen, and goe foorth into a further countrey, where neuer mankind dwelt,

13:41 But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt,

13:42 That they might there keepe their statutes, which they neuer kept in their owne land.

13:42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.

13:43 And they entred into Euphrates by the narrow passages of the Riuer.

13:43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river.

13:44 For the most high then shewed signes for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed ouer.

13:44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over.

13:45 For through that countrey there was a great way to goe; namely, of a yeere and a halfe: and the same region is called Arsareth.

13:45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.

13:46 Then dwelt they there vntill the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come,

13:46 Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come,

13:47 The highest shall stay the springs of the streame againe, that they may go through: therefore sawest thou the multitude with peace.

13:47 The Highest shall stay the springs of the stream again, that they may go through: therefore sawest thou the multitude with peace.

13:48 But those that be left behinde of thy people, are they that are found within my borders.

13:48 But those that be left behind of thy people are they that are found within my borders.

13:49 Now when hee destroyeth the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he shal defend his people that remaine.

13:49 Now when he destroyeth the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he shall defend his people that remain.

13:50 And then shall hee shewe them great wonders.

13:50 And then shall he shew them great wonders.

13:51 Then said I, O Lord, that bearest rule, shew me this: Wherefore haue I seene the man comming vp from the midst of the Sea?

13:51 Then said I, O Lord that bearest rule, shew me this: Wherefore have I seen the man coming up from the midst of the sea?

13:52 And he said vnto me, Like as thou canst neither seeke out, nor know the things that are in the deepe of the sea: euen so can no man vpon earth see my sonne, or those that be with him, but in the day time.

13:52 And he said unto me, Like as thou canst neither seek out nor know the things that are in the deep of the sea: even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the day time.

13:53 This is the interpretation of the dreame which thou sawest, and whereby thou onely art here lightened.

13:53 This is the interpretation of the dream which thou sawest, and whereby thou only art here lightened.

13:54 For thou hast forsaken thine owne way, and applied thy diligence vnto my law, and sought it.

13:54 For thou hast forsaken thine own way, and applied thy diligence unto my law, and sought it.

13:55 Thy life hast thou ordered in wisdome, and hast called vnderstanding thy mother.

13:55 Thy life hast thou ordered in wisdom, and hast called understanding thy mother.

13:56 And therefore haue I shewed thee the treasures of the Highest: After other three dayes, I will speake other things vnto thee, and declare vnto thee mightie and wonderous things.

13:56 And therefore have I shewed thee the treasures of the Highest: after other three days I will speak other things unto thee, and declare unto thee mighty and wondrous things.

13:57 Then went I forth into the field giuing praise and thanks greatly vnto the most High, because of his wonders which he did in time,

13:57 Then went I forth into the field, giving praise and thanks greatly unto the most High because of his wonders which he did in time;

13:58 And because hee gouerneth the same, and such things as fall in their seasons, and there I sate three dayes.

13:58 And because he governeth the same, and such things as fall in their seasons: and there I sat three days.


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