nd in those days the powerful kings, who hold the earth, will petition the angels of punishment, to whom they are delivered, that they should give them a little rest, so that they could fall down and worship before the Lord of the spirits, and could acknowledge their sins before him.
And they will bless and glorify the Lord of the spirits, and will say: "Blessed is the Lord of the spirits, and the Lord of kings, the Lord of the powerful, and the Lord of the rulers, and the Lord of glory, and the Lord of wisdom, and every secret is clear.
And thy power is to all generations, and thy glory to all eternity: deep are thy secrets all and without number, and thy justice without reckoning.
Now we know that we should praise and bless the Lord of kings, and him who rules over all the kings."
And they will say: "Who will give us rest, that we might praise and thank and bless him, and be believers before his glory?
And now we long for a little rest, and do not find it; we are driven away, and do not receive it; the light has ceased before us, and darkness is our dwelling-place to all eternity.
For before him we have not believed, and have not honored the name of the Lord of the kings, and we have not praised the Lord in all his doing, and our hope was in the sceptre of our kingdom and in our glory.
And in the day of our trial and our trouble he did not save us, and we do not find rest to believe that our Lord is faithful in all his deeds and in all his judgments and his justice, and that his judgment does not respect persons.
And we shall disappear before his face on account of our deeds, and all our sins are counted in justice."
Now they will say to them: "Our souls are satisfied with unjust goods, but it does not prevent our going to the flames of the pain of hell."
And after that their countenances will be filled with darkness and shame before that Son of Man, and they will be expelled from his presence, and a sword will dwell in their midst before his countenance.
And thus said the Lord of the spirits: "This is the ordinance and judgment of the mighty and the kings and the exalted and those who hold the earth before the Lord of the spirits."