23For it was not my mind to be curious of the high things, but of such as pass by us daily, namely, wherefore Israel is given up as a reproach to the heathen, and for what cause the people whom thou hast loved is given over unto ungodly nations, and why the law of our forefathers is brought to nought, and the written covenants come to none effect, 24And we pass away out of the world as grasshoppers, and our life is astonishment and fear, and we are not worthy to obtain mercy. 25What will he then do unto his name whereby we are called? of these things have I asked. 26Then answered he me, and said, The more thou searchest, the more thou shalt marvel; for the world hasteth fast to pass away,27And cannot comprehend the things that are promised to the righteous in time to come: for this world is full of unrighteousness and infirmities. 28But as concerning the things whereof thou askest me, I will tell thee; for the evil is sown, but the destruction thereof is not yet come. 29If therefore that which is sown be not turned upside down, and if the place where the evil is sown pass not away, then cannot it come that is sown with good.