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Chapter 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,42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river.44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over.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.46 Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come,47 The Highest shall stay the springs of the stream again, that they may go through: therefore sawest thou the multitude with peace.48 But those that be left behind of thy people are they that are found within my borders.49 Now when he destroyeth the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he shall defend his people that remain.50 And then shall he shew them great wonders.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?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.53 This is the interpretation of the dream which thou sawest, and whereby thou only art here lightened.54 For thou hast forsaken thine own way, and applied thy diligence unto my law, and sought it.55 Thy life hast thou ordered in wisdom, and hast called understanding thy mother.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.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;58 And because he governeth the same, and such things as fall in their seasons: and there I sat three days.

Chapter 14 1 And it came to pass upon the third day, I sat under an oak, and, behold, there came a voice out of a bush over against me, and said, Esdras, Esdras.2 And I said, Here am I, Lord And I stood up upon my feet.3 Then said he unto me, In the bush I did manifestly reveal myself unto Moses, and talked with him, when my people served in Egypt:4 And I sent him and led my people out of Egypt, and brought him up to the mount of where I held him by me a long season,5 And told him many wondrous things, and shewed him the secrets of the times, and the end; and commanded him, saying,