1And I answered and said, Mighty One, hallowed by thy strength, be gracious to my request. 2 And so tell me, thy beloved, what I ask. 3,4Will what I have seen be upon them for long? And he showed me a large group of his people and said to me, For four generations, 1 Skhod (see above, chap. xxvii, n. 2). as you have seen, they will provoke me; and during those generations I will bring retribution upon them for what they do. 5But in the fourth generation 2 So S, reading skhod: JK read ukhod (‘entrance’). Cp. Gen. xv. 16 . of a hundred years, even 3 Lit. ‘and’. one hour of the age (that is a hundred years), they will be held in oppression among the heathen. 4 JK add ‘but the hour is for their grace, even with reproaches among the heathen’.