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25 While I was talking to her, behold, her face suddenly shone exceedingly, and her countenance flashed like lightning, so that I was too frightened to approach her, and my heart was terrified. While[a] I was wondering what this meant, 26 behold, she suddenly uttered a loud and fearful cry, so that the earth shook at the sound. 27 And I looked, and behold, the woman was no longer visible to me, but there was an established city,[b] and a place of huge foundations showed itself. Then I was afraid, and cried with a loud voice and said, 28 “Where is the angel U′riel, who came to me at first? For it was he who brought me into this overpowering bewilderment; my end has become corruption, and my prayer a reproach.”

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  1. 2 Esdras 10:25 Syr Ethiop Arab 1: Latin omits I was too . . . terrified. While
  2. 2 Esdras 10:27 Syr Ethiop Arab: Lat a city was being built

44 This woman whom you saw, whom you now behold as an established city, is Zion.[a]

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  1. 2 Esdras 10:44 Syr Ethiop Arab Arm: Latin is corrupt

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