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

Chapter LXXVI

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1And he answered and said to me, Since the interpretation of this vision has been given you as you asked, Listen to what the Most High has to say, so that you may know what is to happen to you after this. 2For you must certainly leave this world, yet you will not die, but you will be preserved until the consummation 1 Text ‘but to the preservation’. Cp. xiii. 3 and xxv. 1. of the times. 3So go up to the top of that mountain, and you will get a view of the entire land and be able to distinguish its various features 2 Lit. ‘and all the regions of the land shall pass before you and the figure of the world’. – the tops 3 Singular in the MS. of the mountains, the bottoms 3 Singular in the MS. of the valleys, the depths of the seas, and the many rivers, so that you can see what you are leaving behind and where you are going. 4This shall be in forty days time from now. 5But now go and spend these days teaching the people as best you can, so that they may understand what will lead to death and what to life in the last times. 4 Lit. ‘so that they may learn so as not to die in the last times, but may learn in order that they may live in the last times’.

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1 Text ‘but to the preservation’. Cp. xiii. 3 and xxv. 1.

2 Lit. ‘and all the regions of the land shall pass before you and the figure of the world’.

3 Singular in the MS.

4 Lit. ‘so that they may learn so as not to die in the last times, but may learn in order that they may live in the last times’.

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