And I answered and said, "What will be the dividing of the times? Or when will be the end of the first age and the beginning of the age that follows?"
He said to me, "From Abraham to Isaac, because from him were born Jacob and Esau, for Jacob's hand held Esau's heel from the beginning.
For Esau is the end of this age, and Jacob is the beginning of the age that follows.
For the beginning of a man is his hand, and the end of a man is his heel; between the heel and the hand seek for nothing else, Ezra!"
I answered and said, "O sovereign Lord, if I have found favor in thy sight,
show thy servant the end of thy signs which thou didst show me in part on a previous night."
He answered and said to me, "Rise to your feet and you will hear a full, resounding voice.
And if the place where you are standing is greatly shaken
while the voice is speaking, do not be terrified; because the word concerns the end, and the foundations of the earth will understand
that the speech concerns them. They will tremble and be shaken, for they know that their end must be changed."
When I heard this, I rose to my feet and listened, and behold, a voice was speaking, and its sound was like the sound of many waters.