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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

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1Behold, the time is coming when the days will speed on more swiftly than of old, and the seasons will succeed one another more rapidly than in the past, and the years will pass by more quickly than they do now. 2That is why I have now taken Zion away, so that I may the more speedily punish the world at its appointed time. 3So now hold fast in your heart everything that I command you and seal it in the recesses of your mind. 4And then will I show you the judgement of my might, and my ways that are unfathomable. 5Go, therefore, and purify yourself for seven days: eat no bread, drink no water, and speak to no one. 6And afterwards come to this place, 1 Lit. ‘that place’. Presumably mount Zion (cp. xiii. 1 and xxi. 2). and I will reveal myself to you, and tell you hidden truths, and give you instruction about the course of the times; for they are coming, and there will be no delay.

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1 Lit. ‘that place’. Presumably mount Zion (cp. xiii. 1 and xxi. 2).

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