2 Esdras 2:42: "I Esdras saw upon the mount Sion a great people, whom I could not number, and they all praised the Lord with songs."
2 Esdras 2:43: "And in the midst of them there was a young man of a high stature, taller than all the rest, and upon every one of their heads he set crowns, and was more exalted; which I marvelled at greatly."
2 Esdras 2:44: "So I asked the angel, and said, Sir, what are these?"
2 Esdras 2:45: "He answered and said unto me, These be they that have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms."
2 Esdras 2:46: "Then said I unto the angel, What young person is it that crowneth them, and giveth them palms in their hands?"
2 Esdras 2:47: "So he answered and said unto me, It is the Son of God, whom they have confessed in the world. Then began I greatly to commend them that stood so stiffly for the name of the Lord."