and Two should put their tens of thousands to flight; and by the
weak things of the earth, the Lord should thresh the nations by the power of his spirit. And for this cause these were given; and they were commanded to be kept from the world in the day that they were given, but now are to go forth unto all flesh. And this according to the mind and will of the Lord, who ruleth over all flesh; and unto him that repenteth and sanctifieth himself before the Lord, shall be given eternal life. And upon them that hearken not unto the voice of
the Lord, shall be fulfilled that which was written by the Prophet Moses, that they should be cut off from among the people.
7 And also that which was written by the pro phet Malachi: For behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Wherefore this shall be the answer of the Lord unto them: In that day when I came unto my own, no man among you received me, and you were driven out. When I called
again, there was none of you to answer, yet my arm was not shortened at all , that I could not redeem, neither my power to deliver. Behold at my rebuke I dry up the sea. I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish Stinketh, and dieth for thirst. I clothe the heavens with blackness, and make sackcloth their cov ering. And this shall ye have of my hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow.
8. Behold and lo there are none to deliver you, for ye obeyed not my voice when I called to you out of the heavens, ye believed not my servants; and when they were sent unto you ye received them not: wherefore they up the tes timony and bound up the law, and ye were deliv ered over unto darkness: these shall go away into [p. 171]