2 Esdras 1

1 THE second book of the prophet Esdras, Saraias, the son of Azaraias, the son of Helkias, the son of Salemas, the son of Sadoc, the son of Ahitob, 2 the son of Achias, the son of Phinees, the son of Heli, the son of Amarias, the son of Aziei, the son of Marimoth, the […]

2 Esdras 2

1 Thus says the Lord, I brought this people out of bondage, and I gave them my commandments by my servants the prophets; whom they would not hear, but set my counsels at nothing. 2 The mother that bare them says to them, go your way, O my children; for I am a widow and […]

2 Esdras 3

1 In the thirties year after the ruin of the city, I Salathiel (the same is Esdras) was in Babylon, and lay troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts came up over my heart: 2 for I saw the desolation of Sion, and the wealth of them that lived at Babylon. 3 And my spirit […]

2 Esdras 4

1 And the angel that was sent to me, whose name was Uriel, gave me an answer, 2 and said to me, your heart has utterly failed you inregardingthis world, and think you to comprehend the way of the Most High? 3 Then said I, Yes my Lord. And he answered me, and said, I […]

2 Esdras 5

1 Nevertheless as concerning the tokens, behold, the days shall come, that they which dwell upon earth shall be takenwith great amazement, and the way of truth shall be hidden, and the land shall be barren of faith. 2 But iniquity shall be increased above that which now you see, or that you have heard […]

2 Esdras 6

1 And he said to me, In the beginning, when the earth was made, before the outgoings of the world were fixed, or ever the gatherings of the winds blew, 2 before the voices of the thunder sounded and before the flashes of the lightning shone, or ever the foundations of paradise were laid, 3 […]

2 Esdras 7

1 And when I had made an end of speaking these words, there was sent to me the angel which had been sent to me the nights before: 2 and he said to me, Up, Esdras, and hear the words that I am come to tell you. 3 And I said, Speak on, my Lord. […]

2 Esdras 8

1 And he answered me, and said, The Most High has made this world for many, but the world to come for few. 2 I will tell you now a similitude, Esdras; As when you asks the earth, it shall say to you, that it gives very much mould whereof earthen vessels are made, and […]

2 Esdras 9

1 And he answered me, and said, Measure you diligently within yourself: and when you see that a certain part of the signs are past, which have been told you beforehand, 2 then shall you understand, that it is the very time, wherein the Most High will visit the world which was made by him. […]

2 Esdras 10

1 And it so came to pass, that when my son was entered into his wedding chamber, he fell down, and died. 2 Then we all overthrew the lights, and all myneighbors rose up to comfort me: and I remained quiet to the second day at night. 3 And it came to pass, when they […]