1,2And while he was still speaking, I found myself on earth. And I said, Eternal One! 3I am not now in the glory I was in above, and what my soul desired to understand with my heart I do not understand. 4And he said to me, I will tell you what your heart desired: you desired to see the ten plagues I have prepared against the heathen, the plagues I have prepared after the passing of the twelfth hour on earth. 5Listen to what I will reveal to you. The first plague will be great 6distress through want: the second, the burning of cities by fire: the third, destruction of cattle by pestilence: the fourth, universal starvation: 1 Lit. ‘starvation of the world and their generation’. the fifth, destruction among rulers by the ravages of 7earthquake and sword: the sixth, deluges of hail and snow: the seventh, lethal attacks by wild animals: 2 Lit. ‘wild animals will be their grave’. the eighth (to vary the mode of destruction), famine and pestilence: the ninth, retribution by the sword and flight in terror: the tenth, crashing thunder and destructive earthquakes. 3 Lit. ‘the tenth, thunder and voices and earthquakes for destruction’.