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. 52Say unto her, Wherefore are unto they whom thou hast now brought forth like those that were before, but less of stature?