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31 “And as for the lion whom you saw rousing up out of the forest and roaring and speaking to the eagle and reproving him for his unrighteousness, and as for all his words that you have heard, 32 this is the Messiah[a] whom the Most High has kept until the end of days, who will arise from the posterity of David, and will come and speak to them;[b] he will denounce them for their ungodliness and for their wickedness, and will cast up before them their contemptuous dealings. 33 For first he will set them living before his judgment seat, and when he has reproved them, then he will destroy them. 34 But he will deliver in mercy the remnant of my people, those who have been saved throughout my borders, and he will make them joyful until the end comes, the day of judgment, of which I spoke to you at the beginning. 35 This is the dream that you saw, and this is its interpretation.

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  1. 2 Esdras 12:32 Literally anointed one
  2. 2 Esdras 12:32 Syr: Latin omits of days . . . and speak

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