1And the Lord said to me, This city shall be given up for a time, and for a time the people shall be chastened; yet the world will not be consigned to oblivion. 2Do you think that this is the city about which I said, On the palms of my hands have I engraved you? 3This building, which now stands in your midst, is not the one that is to be revealed, that is with me now, that was prepared beforehand here at the time when I determined to make Paradise, and showed it to Adam before he sinned (though when he disobeyed my commandment it was taken away from him, as was also Paradise). 4And after this I showed it to my servant Abraham by night among the divided pieces of the victims. 5And again I showed it also to Moses on mount Sinai when I showed him the pattern of the tabernacle and all its vessels. 6And now it is preserved with me, as is also Paradise. 7Go, then, and do as I command you.