1And when he has brought low everything that is in the world, and has sat down in peace for ever on the throne of his kingdom,
Then shall joy be revealed, And rest made manifest. 2 And then shall healing descend as dew, And disease shall disappear; And anxiety and anguish and lamentation shall pass from men, And gladness spread through all the earth. 3 And never again shall anyone die before his time, Nor shall any adversity suddenly befall. 4 And law suits 1 Lit. ‘judgements’. and accusations and contentions and revenges, And murder 2 Lit. ‘blood’. and passions and envy and hatred, And all things like these shall be done away And go to their condemnation. 5 For it is these things that have filled this world with evils, And it is because of these that the life of man has been so troubled. 6 And wild beasts shall come from the forest And minister to men, And asps and dragons shall come out of their holes To submit themselves to a little child. 7 And women shall no longer have pain when they bear children, Nor shall they suffer agony when they yield the fruit of the womb.