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2 Esdras 2:42-48

42I Esdras saw upon the mount Sion a great people, whom I could not number, and they all praised the Lord with songs.
43And 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.
44So I asked the angel, and said, Sir, what are these?
45He 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.
46Then said I unto the angel, What young person is it that crowneth them, and giveth them palms in their hands?
47So 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.
48Then the angel said unto me, Go thy way, and tell my people what manner of things, and how great wonders of the Lord thy God, thou hast seen.

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