nd I saw the repositories of all the winds, and I saw how he had ornamented all the creation and the foundations of the earth with them.
And I saw the corner-stone of the earth, and I saw the four winds which support the earth and the firmament of the heavens.
And I saw how the winds expand the heights of the heavens; and they remained between heaven and earth, and they are pillars of heaven.
And I saw the winds which turn the heavens, which lead down the course of the sun and all the stars.
And I saw the winds upon the earth which carry the clouds, and I saw the paths of the angels; I saw at the end of the earth the firmament of the heavens above. And I proceeded towards the south; and it burns day and night there where seven hills of precious stones are, three towards the east, three towards the south.
But of those towards the east, one of colored stone, one of pearls, and one of antimony; and those towards the south of red stone.
But the middle one reached up to heaven, like the throne of God, of alabaster, and the summit of the throne of sapphire.
And I saw a burning fire which was in all the hills.
And there I saw a place, beyond the great earth; there the waters collected.
And I saw a great abyss in the earth, with columns of heavenly fire; and I saw among them columns of heavenly fire, which fall and are without number, either towards the height or towards the depth.
And over that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of heaven above it, and no foundation of earth beneath it, and no water above it, and no birds upon it; it was a void place.
And there I saw a terrible thing: seven stars, like great burning mountains and like spirits, that petitioned me.
The angel said: "This is the place of the consummation of heaven and earth; it is a prison for the stars of heaven, and for the host of heaven.
And the stars that roll over the fire are they who have transgressed the command of God before their rising, because they did not come forth in their time.
And he was enraged at them, and bound them till the time of the consummation of their sins in the year of the mystery."