44Then answered I and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, and if it be possible, and if I be meet therefore, 45Shew me then whether there be more to come than is past, or more past than is to come. 46What is past I know, but what is for to come I know not. 47And he said unto me, Stand up upon the right side, and I shall expound the similitude unto thee.48So I stood, and saw, and, behold, an hot burning oven passed by before me: and it happened that when the flame was gone by I looked, and, behold, the smoke remained still. 49After this there passed by before me a watery cloud, and sent down much rain with a storm; and when the stormy rain was past, the drops remained still. 50Then said he unto me, Consider with thyself; as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire is greater than the smoke; but the drops and the smoke remain behind: so the quantity which is past did more exceed.