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

Chapter LVIII

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1And I began to speak the third 1 the third: D′ ‘another’ or ‘the second’. parable about the righteous and about the chosen. 2Blessed are you, the righteous and chosen, for your lot will be glorious! 3And the righteous will be in the light of the sun, and the chosen in the light of eternal life; and there will be no end to the days of their life, and the days of the holy will be without number. 4And they will seek the light, and will find righteousness with the Lord of Spirits. Peace be to the righteous with 2 GQT1U ‘in the name of’; D′ ‘in the peace of’. the Lord of the world! 3 B ‘the Lord of Spirits’; D′ ‘the Lord for ever’. 5And after this it will be said to the holy that they should seek in heaven 4 GMTUD′ ‘to the holy in heaven that they should seek’. the secrets of righteousness, the lot of faith; for it has become bright as the sun 5 MD′B ‘for the sun has become bright’. upon the dry ground, and darkness has passed away. 6And there will be ceaseless light, and to a limit of days they will not come, for darkness will have been destroyed previously; and the light will endure before the Lord of Spirits, and the light of uprightness will endure before the Lord of Spirits for ever.

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1 the third: D′ ‘another’ or ‘the second’.

2 GQT1U ‘in the name of’; D′ ‘in the peace of’.

3 B ‘the Lord of Spirits’; D′ ‘the Lord for ever’.

4 GMTUD′ ‘to the holy in heaven that they should seek’.

5 MD′B ‘for the sun has become bright’.

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