"Just as in an olive
grove three or four olives might be left on each tree, or as a few grapes in a
vineyard might be overlooked by the sharp-eyed
pickers, so also in those days three or four will be overlooked by
those who search the houses to kill."
(2 Esdras 16:29-32 NEB).
"Fierce flames are being kindled to burn you. A great horde will descend on you; they will seize some of you and make you eat pagan sacrifices. Those who give in to them will be derided, taunted, and trampled onů" (From 2 Esdras 16:68-73 NEB).