46I answered then and said, This is my first and last saying, that it had been better not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else, when it was given him, to have restrained him from sinning. 47For what profit is it for men now in this present time to live in heaviness, and after death to look for punishment? 48O thou Adam, what hast thou done? for though it was thou that sinned, thou art not fallen alone, but we all that come of thee. 49For what profit is it unto us, if there be promised us an immortal time, whereas we have done the works that bring death?50And that there is promised us an everlasting hope, whereas ourselves being most wicked are made vain? 51And that there are laid up for us dwellings of health and safety, whereas we have lived wickedly? 52And that the glory of the most High is kept to defend them which have led a wary life, whereas we have walked in the most wicked ways of all?
"For what profit is it unto us, if there be promised us an immortal time, whereas we have done the works that bring death?" 2 Esdras 7:49 KJVSimilar Verses