2 Esdras 4:37

37 and measured the times by measure, and numbered the times by number; and he will not move or arouse them until that measure is fulfilled.' "

2 Esdras 4:37 In-Context

35 Did not the souls of the righteous in their chambers ask about these matters, saying, "How long are we to remain here? And when will the harvest of our reward come?'
36 And the archangel Jeremiel answered and said, "When the number of those like yourselves is completed; for he has weighed the age in the balance,
37 and measured the times by measure, and numbered the times by number; and he will not move or arouse them until that measure is fulfilled.' "
38 Then I answered and said, "But, O sovereign Lord, all of us also are full of ungodliness.
39 It is perhaps on account of us that the time of threshing is delayed for the righteous—on account of the sins of those who inhabit the earth."