2 Esdras 16:18: “The beginning of sorrows and great mournings; the beginning of famine and great death; the beginning of wars, and the powers shall stand in fear; the beginning of evils! what shall I do when these evils shall come?”
2 Esdras 16:19: “Behold, famine and plague,
tribulation and anguish, are sent as scourges"
[Punishments] "for amendment.” Correction.