2 Esdras 15:34-37, 40-42

The Horrible Clouds and Star

2 Esdras 15:34: “Behold clouds from the east and from the north unto the south, and they” [The clouds] “are very horrible to look upon, full of wrath and storm.”

2 Esdras 15:35: “They” [The clouds] “shall smite one upon another, and they” [The clouds] “shall smite down a great multitude of stars” [“The burning and fuel of fire”] “upon the earth, even their” [The cloud’s] “own star;” [Christ] “and blood shall be from the sword unto the belly,”

2 Esdras 15:36: “And dung of men unto the camel's hough.”

2 Esdras 15:37: “And there shall be great fearfulness and trembling upon earth: and they” [The people alive on earth] “that see the wrath” [Fire, and hail, and flying swords from the clouds] “shall be afraid, and trembling shall come upon them.”

2 Esdras 15:40: “The great and mighty clouds" [Christ, the angels and the 144,000] "shall be puffed up full of wrath, and the star,” [Christ] “that they may make all the earth afraid, and them that dwell therein; and they” [The clouds] “shall pour out over every high and eminent place an horrible star,” Destruction from Christ.

2 Esdras 15:41: “Fire, and hail, and flying swords, and many waters, that all fields may be full, and all rivers, with the abundance of great waters.”

2 Esdras 15:42: “And they” [The clouds] “shall break down the cities and walls, mountains and hills, trees of the wood, and grass of the meadows, and their corn.” With fire and hail etc.




Wisdom of Solomon 5:20-23

Wisdom of Solomon 5:20: "His severe wrath shall he sharpen for a sword, and the world shall fight with him against the unwise."

Wisdom of Solomon 5:21: "Then shall the right aiming thunderbolts go abroad; and from the clouds, as from a well drawn bow, shall they fly to the mark."

Wisdom of Solomon 5:22: "And hailstones full of wrath shall be cast as out of a stone bow, and the water of the sea shall rage against them, and the floods shall cruelly drown them."

Wisdom of Solomon 5:23: "Yea, a mighty wind shall stand up against them, and like a storm shall blow them away: thus iniquity shall lay waste the whole earth, and ill dealing shall overthrow the thrones of the mighty."




Malachi 4:1

Malachi 4:1: "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."