2Esd 8:41-44

41“For just as the farmer sows many seeds in the ground and plants a multitude of seedlings, and yet not all that have been sown will come up in due season, and not all that were planted will take root; so also those who have been sown in the world will not all be saved.”42I answered and said, “If I have found favor in your sight, let me speak.43If the farmer's seed does not come up, because it has not received your rain in due season, or if it has been ruined by too much rain, it perishes.44But people, who have been formed by your hands and are called your own image because they are made like you, and for whose sake you have formed all things—have you also made them like the farmer's seed?