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36 The pit of torment shall appear, and opposite it shall be the place of rest; and the furnace of hell shall be
disclosed, and opposite it the paradise of delight.
37 Then the Most High will say to the nations that have been raised from the dead, 'Look now, and understand
whom you have denied, whom you have not served, whose commandments you have despised.
38 Look on this side and on that; here are delight and rest, and there are fire and torments.' Thus he will speak to
them on the day of judgment-- 39 a day that has no sun or moon or stars,
40 or cloud or thunder or lightning, or wind or water or air, or darkness or evening or morning,
41 or summer or spring or heat or winter or frost or cold, or hail or rain or dew,
42 or noon or night, or dawn or shining or brightness or light, but only the splendor of the glory of the Most
High, by which all shall see what has been destined.
43 It will last as though for a week of years.
44 This is my judgment and its prescribed order; and to you alone I have shown these things." 45 I answered and said, "O sovereign Lord, I said then and I say now: Blessed are those who are alive and keep
46 But what of those for whom I prayed? For who among the living is there that has not sinned, or who is there
among mortals that has not transgressed your covenant?
47 And now I see that the world to come will bring delight to few, but torments to many.
48 For an evil heart has grown up in us, which has alienated us from God, and has brought us into corruption and
the ways of death, and has shown us the paths of perdition and removed us far from life-- and that not merely for
a few but for almost all who have been created." 49 He answered me and said, "Listen to me, Ezra, and I will instruct you, and will admonish you once more.
50 For this reason the Most High has made not one world but two.
51 Inasmuch as you have said that the righteous are not many but few, while the ungodly abound, hear the
explanation for this.