45And I said, As thou hast said unto thy servant, that thou, which givest life to all, hast given life at once to the creature that thou hast created, and the creature bare it: even so it might now also bear them that now be present at once. 46And he said unto me, Ask the womb of a woman, and say unto her, If thou bringest forth children, why dost thou it not together, but one after another? pray her therefore to bring forth ten children at once. 47And I said, She cannot: but must do it by distance of time. 48Then said he unto me, Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those that be sown in it in their times.49For like as a young child may not bring forth the things that belong to the aged, even so have I disposed the world which I created. 50And I asked, and said, Seeing thou hast now given me the way, I will proceed to speak before thee: for our mother, of whom thou hast told me that she is young, draweth now nigh unto age. 51He answered me, and said, Ask a woman that beareth children, and she shall tell thee.