The Book Of Enoch
I-V. Parable of Enoch on the Future Lot of the Wicked and the Righteous.
1The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be
2living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. And he took up his parable and said --Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is
3for to come. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them: The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
[And appear from His camp]
And appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens. And all shall be smitten with fear
And the Watchers shall quake,
And great fear and trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth.
And the high hills shall be made low,
And shall melt like wax before the flame.
And all that is upon the earth shall perish,
And there shall be a judgement upon all (men).
And will protect the elect,
And mercy shall be upon them.
And they shall all belong to God,
And they shall be prospered,
And they shall all be blessed.
And He will help them all,
And light shall appear unto them,
And He will make peace with them.
To execute judgement upon all,
And to destroy all the ungodly:
And to convict all flesh
Of all the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed,
And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
Observe and see how (in the winter) all the trees seem as though they had withered and shed all their leaves, except fourteen trees, which do not lose their foliage but retain the old foliage from two to three years till the new comes.
And again, observe ye the days of summer how the sun is above the earth over against it. And you seek shade and shelter by reason of the heat of the sun, and the earth also burns with glowing heat, and so you cannot tread on the earth, or on a rock by reason of its heat.
But ye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words
With your impure mouths against His greatness.
Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace.
And the years of your life shall perish,
And the years of your destruction shall be multiplied in eternal execration,
And ye shall find no mercy.
And all the sinners and godless shall imprecate by you,
And they shall all live and never again sin,
Either through ungodliness or through pride:
But they who are wise shall be humble.
Nor shall they sin all the days of their life,
Nor shall they die of (the divine) anger or wrath,
But they shall complete the number of the days of their life.
And their lives shall be increased in peace,
And the years of their joy shall be multiplied,
In eternal gladness and peace,
All the days of their life.
VI-XI. The Fall of the Angels: the Demoralization of Mankind: the Intercession of the Angels on behalf of Mankind. The Dooms pronounced by God on the Angels of the Messianic Kingdom-- (a Noah fragment).
And shall live till they beget thousands of children,
And all the days of their youth and their old age
Shall they complete in peace.
XII-XVI. Dream-Vision of Enoch: his Intercession for Azâzêl and the Fallen Angels: and his Announcement of their first and final Doom.
XVII-XXXVI. Enoch's Journeys through the Earth and Sheol.
XVII-XIX. The First Journey.
XX. Names and Functions of the Seven Archangels.
XXI-XXXVI. The Second Journey of Enoch.
XXI. Preliminary and final Place of Punishment of the fallen Angels (stars).
XXII. Sheol or the Underworld.
XXIII. The fire that deals with the Luminaries of Heaven.
XXIV-XXV. The Seven Mountains in the North-West and the Tree of Life.
And into the holy place shall they enter;
And its fragrance shall be in their bones,
And they shall live a long life on earth,
Such as thy fathers lived:
And in their days shall no sorrow or plague
Or torment or calamity touch them.'
XXVI. Jerusalem and the Mountains, Ravines, and Streams.
XXVII. The Purpose of the Accursed Valley.
XXVIII-XXXIII. Further Journey to the East.
XXXIV-XXXV. Enoch's Journey to the North.
XXXVI. The Journey to the South.
XXXVIII-XLIV. The First Parable.
XXXVIII. The Coming Judgement of the Wicked.
When the congregation of the righteous shall appear,
And sinners shall be judged for their sins,
And shall be driven from the face of the earth:
Whose elect works hang upon the Lord of Spirits,
And light shall appear to the righteous and the elect who dwell on the earth,
Where then will be the dwelling of the sinners,
And where the resting-place of those who have denied the Lord of Spirits?
It had been good for them if they had not been born.
And the godless driven from the presence of the righteous and elect,
And they shall not be able to behold the face of the holy,
For the Lord of Spirits has caused His light to appear
On the face of the holy, righteous, and elect.
And be given into the hands of the righteous and holy.
For their life is at an end.
XXXIX. The Abode of the Righteous and the Elect One: the Praises of the Blessed.
And mercy shall not be accorded to them, saith the Lord of Spirits.
And set me down at the end of the heavens.
And the resting-places of the righteous.
And their resting-places with the holy.
And they petitioned and interceded and prayed for the children of men,
And righteousness flowed before them as water,
And mercy like dew upon the earth:
Thus it is amongst them for ever and ever.
And the righteous and elect shall be without number before Him for ever and ever.
And their mouth shall be full of blessing,
And their lips extolthe name of the Lord of Spirits,
And righteousness before Him shall never fail,
[And uprightness shall never fail before Him.]
And my spirit longed for that dwelling-place:
And there heretofore hath been my portion,
For so has it been established concerning me before the Lord of Spirits.
XL-XLI. 2. The Four Archangels.
XLI. 3-9. Astronomical Secrets.
And they give thanks and praise and rest not;
For unto them is their thanksgiving rest.
And the course of the path of the moon is light to the righteous
And darkness to the sinners in the name of the Lord,
Who made a separation between the light and the darkness,
And divided the spirits of men,
And strengthened the spirits of the righteous,
In the name of His righteousness.
XLII. The Dwelling-places of Wisdom and of Unrighteousness.
Then a dwelling-place was assigned her in the heavens.
And found no dwelling-place:
Wisdom returned to her place,
And took her seat among the angels.
Whom she sought not she found,
And dwelt with them,
As rain in a desert
And dew on a thirsty land.
XLIII-XLIV. Astronomical Secrets.
XLV-LVII. The Second Parable.
XLV. The Lot of the Apostates: the New Heaven and the New Earth.
And on the earth they shall not come:
Such shall be the lot of the sinners
Who have denied the name of the Lord of Spirits,
Who are thus preserved for the day of suffering and tribulation.
And shall try their works,
And their places of rest shall be innumerable.
And their souls shall grow strong within them when they see Mine Elect Ones,
And those who have called upon My glorious name:
And I will transform the heaven and make it an eternal blessing and light
And I will cause Mine elect ones to dwell upon it:
But the sinners and evil-doers shall not set foot thereon.
And have caused them to dwell before Me:
But for the sinners there is judgement impending with Me,
So that I shall destroy them from the face of the earth.
XLVI. The Head of Days and the Son of Man.
And His head was white like wool,
And with Him was another being whose countenance had the appearance of a man,
And his face was full of graciousness, like one of the holy angels.
This is the son of Man who hath righteousness,
With whom dwelleth righteousness,
And who revealeth all the treasures of that which is hidden,
Because the Lord of Spirits hath chosen him,
And whose lot hath the pre-eminence before the Lord of Spirits in uprightness for ever.
Shall raise up the kings and the mighty from their seats,
[And the strong from their thrones]
And shall loosen the reins of the strong,
And break the teeth of the sinners.
Because they do not extol and praise Him,
Nor humbly acknowledge whence the kingdom was bestowed upon them.
And shall fill them with shame.
And darkness shall be their dwelling,
And worms shall be their bed,
And they shall have no hope of rising from their beds,
Because they do not extol the name of the Lord of Spirits.
[And raise their hands against the Most High],
And tread upon the earth and dwell upon it.
And all their deeds manifest unrighteousness,
And their power rests upon their riches,
And their faith is in the gods which they have made with their hands,
And they deny the name of the Lord of Spirits,
And the faithful who hang upon the name of the Lord of Spirits.
XLVII. The Prayer of the Righteous for Vengeance and their Joy at its coming.
And the blood of the righteous from the earth before the Lord of Spirits.
Shallunite with one voice
And supplicate and pray [and praise,
And give thanks and bless the name of the Lord of Spirits
On behalf of the blood of the righteous which has been shed,
And that the prayer of the righteous may not be in vain before the Lord of Spirits,
That judgement may be done unto them,
And that they may not have to suffer for ever.
And the books of the living were opened before Him:
And all His host which is in heaven above and His counselors stood before Him,
Because the number of the righteous had been offered,
And the prayer of the righteous had been heard,
And the blood of the righteous been required before the Lord of Spirits.
XLVIII. The Fount of Righteousness: the Son of Man -the Stay of the Righteous: Judgement of the Kings and the Mighty.
Which was inexhaustible:
And around it were many fountains of wisdom:
And all the thirsty drank of them,
And were filled with wisdom,
And their dwellings were with the righteous and holy and elect.
In the presence of the Lord of Spirits,
And his name before the Head of Days.
Before the stars of the heaven were made,
His name was named before the Lord of Spirits.
And he shall be the light of the Gentiles,
And the hope of those who are troubled of heart.
And will praise and bless and celebrate with song the Lord of Spirits.
Before the creation of the world and for evermore.
For he hath preserved the lot of the righteous,
Because they have hated and despised this world of unrighteousness,
And have hated all its works and ways in the name of the Lord of Spirits:
For in his name they are saved,
And according to his good pleasure hath it been in regard to their life.
And the strong who possess the land because of the works of their hands,
For on the day of their anguish and affliction they shall not (be able to) save themselves.
As straw in the fire so shall they burn before the face of the holy:
As lead in the water shall they sink before the face of the righteous,
And no trace of them shall any more be found.
And before them they shall fall and not rise again:
And there shall be no one to take them with his hands and raise them:
For they have denied the Lord of Spirits and His Anointed.
The name of the Lord of Spirits be blessed.
XLIX. The Power and Wisdom of the Elect One.
And glory faileth not before him for evermore.
And unrighteousness shall disappear as a shadow,
And have no continuance;
Because the Elect One standethbefore the Lord of Spirits,
And his glory is for ever and ever,
And his might unto all generations.
And the spirit which gives insight,
And the spirit of understanding and of might,
And the spirit of those who have fallen asleep in righteousness.
And none shall be able to utter a lying word before him;
For he is the Elect One before the Lord of Spirits according to His good pleasure.
L. The Glorification and Victory of the Righteous: the Repentance of the Gentiles.
And the light of days shall abide upon them,
And glory and honour shall turn to the holy,
And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of the Lord of Spirits:
And He will cause the others to witness (this)
That they may repent
And forgo the works of their hands.
Yet through His name shall they be saved,
And the Lord of Spirits will have compassion on them,
For His compassion is great.
And in the presence of His glory unrighteousness also shall not maintain itself:
At His judgement the unrepentant shall perish before Him.
LI. The Resurrection of the Dead, and the Separation by the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked.
And Sheol also shall give back that which it has received,
And hell shall give back that which it owes.
For the day has drawn nigh that they should be saved.
And his mouth shall pour forth all the secrets of wisdom and counsel:
For the Lord of Spirits hath given (them) to him and hath glorified him.
And the hills also shall skip like lambs satisfied with milk,
And the faces of [all] the angels in heaven shall be lighted up with joy.
LII. The Seven Metal Mountains and the Elect One.
l And after those days in that place where I had seen all the visions of that which is hidden -for
The mountain of iron, and the mountain of copper, and the mountain of silver,
And the mountain of gold, and the mountain of soft metal, and the mountain of lead,
All these shall be in the presence of the Elect One
As wax: before the fire,
And like the water which streams down from above [upon those mountains],
And they shall become powerless before his feet.
Either by gold or by silver,
And none be able to escape.
Nor shall one clothe oneself with a breastplate.
Bronze shall be of no service,
And tin [shall be of no service and] shall not be esteemed,
And lead shall not be desired.
When the Elect One shall appear before the face of the Lord of Spirits.'
LIII-LIV. The Valley of Judgement: the Angels of Punishment: the Communities of the Elect One.
And the sinners devour all whom they lawlessly oppress:
Yet the sinners shall be destroyed before the face of the Lord of Spirits,
And they shall be banished from off the face of His earth,
And they shall perish for ever and ever.
But the hills shall be as a fountain of water,
And the righteous shall have rest from the oppression of sinners.'
LIV.7.-LV.2. Noachic Fragment on the first World Judgement.
LV.3.-LVI.4. Final Judgement of Azazel, the Watchers and their children.
And the days of their lives shall be at an end,
And the days of their leading astray shall not thenceforward be reckoned.
LVI.5-8. Last Struggle of the Heathen Powers against Israel.
And hurl themselves to the east upon the Parthians and Medes:
They shall stir up the kings, so that a spirit of unrest shall come upon them,
And they shall rouse them from their thrones,
That they may break forth as lions from their lairs,
And as hungry wolves among their flocks.
[And the land of His elect ones shall be before them a threshing-floor and a highway :]
And they shall begin to fight among themselves,
And their right hand shall be strong against themselves,
And a man shall not know his brother,
Nor a son his father or his mother,
Till there be no number of the corpses through their slaughter,
And their punishment be not in vain.
And they shall be swallowed up therein
And their destruction shall be at an end;
Sheol shall devour the sinners in the presence of the elect.'
LVII. The Return from the Dispersion.
LVIII-LXXI. The Third Parable.
LVIII. The Blessedness of the Saints.
For glorious shall be your lot.
And the elect in the light of eternal life:
The days of their life shall be unending,
And the days of the holy without number.
There shall be peace to the righteous in the name of the Eternal Lord.
That they should seek out the secrets of righteousness, the heritage of faith:
For it has become bright as the sun upon earth,
And the darkness is past.
And to a limit (lit. 'number') of days they shall not come,
For the darkness shall first have been destroyed,
[And the light established before the Lord of Spirits]
And the light of uprightness established for ever before the Lord of Spirits.
LIX. The Lights and the Thunder.
Book of Noah -a Fragment
LX. Quaking of the Heaven: Behemoth and Leviathan: the Elements.
And fear took hold of me,
And my loins gave way,
And dissolved were my reins,
And I fell upon my face.
LXI. Angels go off to measure Paradise: the Judgement of the Righteous by the Elect One: the Praise of the Elect One and of God.
'These shall bring the measures of the righteous,
And the ropes of the righteous to the righteous,
That they may stay themselves on the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.
And those are the measures which shall be given to faith
And which shall strengthen righteousness.
And those who have been destroyed by the desert,
And those who have been devoured by the beasts,
And those who have been devoured by the fish of the sea,
That they may return and stay themselves
On the day of the Elect One;
For none shall be destroyed before the Lord of Spirits,
And none can be destroyed.
And extolled and lauded with wisdom,
And they were wise in utterance and in the spirit of life.
And he shall judge all the works of the holy above in the heaven,
And in the balance shall their deeds be weighed
To judge their secret ways according to the word of the name of the Lord of Spirits,
And their path according to the way of the righteous judgement of the Lord of Spirits,
Then shall they all with one voice speak and bless,
And glorify and extol and sanctify the name of the Lord of Spirits.
All the holy ones who are in heaven shall bless Him,
And all the elect who dwell in the garden of life:
And every spirit of light who is able to bless, and glorify, and extol, and hallow Thy blessed name,
And all flesh shall beyond measure glorify and bless Thy name for ever and ever.
And all His works and all that He has created He has revealed to the righteous and elect
In the name of the Lord of Spirits.'
LXII. Judgement of the Kings and the Mighty: Blessedness of the Righteous.
'Open your eyes and lift up your horns if ye are able to recognize the Elect One.'
And the spirit of righteousness was poured out upon him,
And the word of his mouth slays all the sinners,
And all the unrighteous are destroyed from before his face.
And the exalted and those who hold the earth,
And they shall see and recognize How he sits on the throne of his glory,
And righteousness is judged before him,
And no lying word is spoken before him.
[And she has pain in bringing forth]
When her child enters the mouth of the womb,
And she has pain in bringing forth.
And they shall be terrified,
And they shall be downcast of countenance,
And pain shall seize them,
When they see that Son of Man Sitting on the throne of his glory.
And the Most High preserved him in the presence of His might,
And revealed him to the elect.
And all the elect shall stand before him on that day.
Shall fall down before him on their faces,
And worship and set their hope upon that Son of Man,
And petition him and supplicate for mercy at his hands.
That they shall hastily go forth from His presence,
And their faces shall be filled with shame,
And the darkness grow deeper on their faces.
To execute vengeance on them because they have oppressed His children and His elect
They shall rejoice over them,
Because the wrath of the Lord of Spirits resteth upon them,
And His sword is drunk with their blood.
And they shall never thenceforward see the face of the sinners and unrighteous.
And with that Son of Man shall they eat
And lie down and rise up for ever and ever.
And ceased to be of downcast countenance.
And they shall have been clothed with garments of glory,
And your garments shall not grow old,
Nor your glory pass away before the Lord of Spirits.
LXIII. The unavailing Repentance of the Kingsand the Mighty.
' Blessed is the Lord of Spirits and the Lord of kings,
And the Lord of the mighty and the Lord of the rich,
And the Lord of glory and the Lord of wisdom,
And Thy glory for ever and ever:
Deep are all Thy secrets and innumerable,
And Thy righteousness is beyond reckoning.
And bless the Lord of kings and Him who is king over all kings.'
'Would that we had rest to glorify and give thanks
And confess our faith before His glory!
We follow hard upon and obtain (it) not:
And light has vanished from before us,
And darkness is our dwelling-place for ever and ever:
Nor glorified the name of the Lord of Spirits, [nor glorified our Lord]
But our hope was in the sceptre of our kingdom,
And in our glory.
And we find no respite for confession
That our Lord is true in all His works, and in His judgements and His justice,
And His judgements have no respect of persons.
And all our sins are reckoned up in righteousness.'
And shame before that Son of Man,
And they shall be driven from his presence,
And the sword shall abide before his face in their midst.
LXIV. Vision of the Fallen Angels in the Place of Punishment.
LXV. Enoch foretells to Noah the Deluge and his own Preservation.
And will preserve thee amongst those who dwell on the earth,
And has destined thy righteous seed both for kingship and for great honours,
And from thy seed shall proceed a fountain of the righteous and holy without number for ever.
LXVI. The Angels of the Waters bidden to hold them in Check.
LXVII. God's Promise to Noah: Places of Punishment of the Angels and of the Kings.
LXVIII. Michael and Raphael astonied at the Severity of the Judgement.
LXIX. The Names and Functions of the (fallen Angels and) Satans: the secret Oath.
And they are strong through his oath:
And the heaven was suspended before the world was created,
And for ever.
And from the secret recesses of the mountains come beautiful waters,
From the creation of the world and unto eternity.
And as its foundation He set for it the sand against the time of (its) anger,
And it dare not pass beyond it from the creation of the world unto eternity.
And abide and stir not from their place from eternity to eternity.
And deviate not from their ordinance from eternity to eternity.
And He calls them by their names,
And they answer Him from eternity to eternity.
And through it [they are preserved and] their paths are preserved,
And their course is not destroyed.
And they blessed and glorified and extolled
Because the name of that Son of Man had been revealed unto them.
And the sum of judgement was given unto the Son of Man,
And he caused the sinners to pass away and be destroyed from off the face of the earth,
And those who have led the world astray.
And in their assemblage-place of destruction shall they be imprisoned,
And all their works vanish from the face of the earth.
For that Son of Man has appeared,
And has seated himself on the throne of his glory,
And all evil shall pass away before his face,
And the word of that Son of Man shall go forth
And be strong before the Lord of Spirits.
This is the third parable of Enoch.
LXX. The Final Translation of Enoch.
LXXI. Two earlier Visions of Enoch.
And it ascended into the heavens:
And I saw the holy sons of God.
They were stepping on flames of fire:
Their garments were white [and their raiment],
And their faces shone like snow.
And the light of that fire shone like hyacinth,
And I fell on my face before the Lord of Spirits.
And lifted me up and led me forth into all the secrets,
And he showed me all the secrets of righteousness.
And all the chambers of all the stars, and all the luminaries,
Whence they proceed before the face of the holy ones.
And I saw there as it were a structure built of crystals,
And between those crystals tongues of living fire.
And on its four sides were streams full of living fire,
And they girt that house.
And these are they who sleep not
And guard the throne of His glory.
A thousand thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand,
Encircling that house.
And Michael, and Raphael, and Gabriel, and Phanuel,
And the holy angels who are above the heavens,
Go in and out of that house.
And Michael and Gabriel, Raphael and Phanuel,
And many holy angels without number.
His head white and pure as wool,
And His raiment indescribable.
And my whole body became relaxed,
And my spirit was transfigured;
And I cried with a loud voice,
. . . with the spirit of power,
And blessed and glorified and extolled.
[Lost passage wherein the Son of Man was described as accompanying the Head of Days, and Enoch asked one of the angels (as in xlvi. 3) concerning the Son of Man as to who he was.]
'This is the Son of Man who is born unto righteousness,
And righteousness abides over him,
And the righteousness of the Head of Days forsakes him not.'
'He proclaims unto thee peace in the name of the world to come;
For from hence has proceeded peace since the creation of the world,
And so shall it be unto thee for ever and for ever and ever.
With him will be their dwelling-places, and with him their heritage,
And they shall not be separated from him for ever and ever and ever.
And so there shall be length of days with that Son of Man,
And the righteous shall have peace and an upright way
In the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.'
LXXII. The Sun.
LXXIII. The Moon and its Phases.
LXXIV. The Lunar Year.
LXXVI. The Twelve Winds and their Portals.
LXXVII. The Four Quarters of the World: the Seven Mountains, the Seven Rivers, &c.
LXXVIII. The Sun and Moon: the Waxing and Waning of the Moon.
LXXIX-LXXX.1. Recapitulation of several of the Laws.
LXXX.2-8. Perversion of Nature and the heavenly Bodies due to the Sin of Men.
And their seed shall be tardy on their lands and fields,
And all things on the earth shall alter,
And shall not appear in their time:
And the rain shall be kept back
And the heaven shall withhold (it).
And shall not grow in their time,
And the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time.
And not appear at her time.
And shall shine more brightly than accords with the order of light.
And these shall alter their orbits and tasks,
And not appear at the seasons prescribed to them.
And the thoughts of those on the earth shall err concerning them,
[And they shall be altered from all their ways],
Yea, they shall err and take them to be gods.
And punishment shall come upon them So as to destroy all.'
LXXXI. The Heavenly Tablets and the Mission of Enoch.
'Observe, Enoch, these heavenly tablets,
And read what is written thereon,
And mark every individual fact.'
And I extolled the Lord because of His patience,
And blessed Him because of the children of men.
'Blessed is the man who dies in righteousness and goodness,
Concerning whom there is no book of unrighteousness written,
And against whom no day of judgement shall be found.'
For the good shall announce righteousness to the good;
The righteous with the righteous shall rejoice,
And shall offer congratulation to one another.
And the apostate go down with the apostate.
And be taken away on account of the doings of the godless.'
LXXXII. Charge given to Enoch: the four Intercalary days: the Stars which lead the Seasons and the Months.
[And thy children that shall be to thee],
That they may give it to their children for generations,
This wisdom (namely) that passeth their thought.
But shall listen with the ear that they may learn this wisdom,
And it shall please those that eat thereof better than good food.
LXXXIII-LXXXIV. First Dream-Vision on the Deluge.
Great and mighty in Thy greatness,
Lord of the whole creation of the heaven,
King of kings and God of the whole world.
And Thy power and kingship and greatness abide for ever and ever,
And throughout all generations Thy dominion;
And all the heavens are Thy throne for ever,
And the whole earth Thy footstool for ever and ever.
And nothing is too hard for Thee,
Wisdom departs not from the place of Thy throne,
Nor turns away from Thy presence.
And Thouknowest and seest and hearest everything,
And there is nothing hidden from Thee [for Thou seest everything].
And upon the flesh of men abideth Thy wrath until the great day of judgement.
I implore and beseech Thee to fulfil my prayer,
To leave me a posterity on earth,
And not destroy all the flesh of man,
And make the earth without inhabitant,
So that there should be an eternal destruction.
But the flesh of righteousness and uprightness establish as a plant of the eternal seed,
And hide not Thy face from the prayer of Thy servant, O Lord.'
LXXXV-XC. Second Dream-Vision of Enoch: the History of the World to the Founding of the Messianic Kingdom.
LXXXVI. The Fall of the Angels and the Demoralization of Mankind.
LXXXVII. The Advent of the Seven Archangels.
LXXXVIII. The Punishment of the Fallen Angels by the Archangels.
LXXXIX.1-9. The Deluge and the Deliverance of Noah.
LXXXIX.10-27. From the Death of Noah to the Exodus.
LXXXIX.28-40. Israel in the Desert, the Giving of the Law, the Entrance into Palestine.
LXXXIX.41-50. From the Time of the Judges to the Building of the Temple.
LXXXIX.51-67. The Two Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Destruction of Jerusalem.
LXXXIX.68-71. First Period of the Angelic Rulers -from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Return from Captivity.
LXXXIX.72-77. Second Period -from the Time of Cyrus to that of Alexander the Great.
XC.1-5. Third Period -from Alexander the Great to the Graeco-Syrian Domination.
XC.6-12. Fourth Period -from the Graeco-Syrian Domination to the Maccabean Revolt.
XC.13-19. The last Assault of the Gentiles on the Jews (where vv. 13-15 and 16-18 are doublets).
13And I saw till the shepherds and eagles and those vultures and kites came, and they cried to the ravens that they should break the horn of that ram, and they battled and fought with it, and it battled with them and cried that its help might come.
16All the eagles and vultures and ravens and kites were gathered together, and there came with them all the sheep of the field, yea, they all came together, and helped each other to break that horn of the ram.
14And I saw till that man, who wrote down the names of the shepherds [and] carried up into the presence of the Lord of the sheep [came and helped it and showed it everything: he had come down for the help of that ram].
17And I saw that man, who wrote the book according to the command of the Lord, till he opened that book concerning the destruction which those twelve last shepherds had wrought, and showed that they had destroyed much more than their predecessors, before the Lord of the sheep.
15And I saw till the Lord of the sheep came unto them in wrath, and all who saw Him fled, and they all fell into His shadow from before His face.
18And I saw till the Lord of the sheep came unto them and took in His hand the staff of His wrath, and smote the earth, and the earth clave asunder, and all the beasts and all the birds of the heaven fell from among those sheep, and were swallowed up in the earth and it covered them.
XC.20-27. Judgement of the Fallen Angels, the Shepherds, and the Apostates.
XC.28-42. The New Jerusalem, the Conversion of the surviving Gentiles, the Resurrection of the Righteous, the Messiah. Enoch awakes and weeps.
Section V. XCI-CIV (i.e. XCII, XCI. 1-1O, 18-19, XCIII. 1-1O, XCI. 12-17, XCIV-CIV.).
A Book of Exhortation and Promised Blessing for the Righteous and of Malediction and Woe for the Sinners.
XCII, XCI.1-10, 18-19. Enoch's Book of Admonition for his Children.
For the Holy and Great One has appointed days for all things.
[Shall arise] and walk in the paths of righteousness,
And all his path and conversation shall be in eternal goodness and grace.
And He will give him power so that he shall be (endowed) with goodness and righteousness.
And he shall walk in eternal light.
And shall no more be seen from that day for evermore.
XCI.1-10, 18-19. Enoch's Admonition to his Children.
And gather together to me all the sons of thy mother;
For the word calls me,
And the spirit is poured out upon me,
That I may show you everything
That shall befall you for ever.'
'Hear, ye sons of Enoch, all the words of your father,
And hearken aright to the voice of my mouth;
For I exhort you and say unto you, beloved:
And draw not nigh to uprightness with a double heart,
And associate not with those of a double heart,
But walk in righteousness, my sons.
And it shall guide you on good paths,
And righteousness shall be your companion.
And a great chastisement be executed on the earth,
And all unrighteousness come to an end:
Yea, it shall be cut off from its roots,
And its whole structure be destroyed.
And all the deeds of unrighteousness and of violence
And transgression shall prevail in a twofold degree.
And violence in all kinds of deeds increase,
And apostasy and transgression and uncleanness increase,
A great chastisement shall come from heaven upon all these,
And the holy Lord will come forth with wrath and chastisement
To execute judgement on earth.
And the roots of unrighteousness together with deceit,
And they shall be destroyed from under heaven.
And the temples burned with fire,
And they shall remove them from the whole earth,
And they (i.e. the heathen) shall be cast into the judgement of fire,
And shall perish in wrath and in grievous judgement for ever.
And wisdom shall arise and be given unto them.
The paths of righteousness and the paths of violence.
Yea, I will show them to you again
That ye may know what will come to pass.
And walk in the paths of righteousness,
And walk not in the paths of violence;
For all who walk in the paths of unrighteousness shall perish for ever.'
XCIII, XCI.12-17. The Apocalypse of Weeks.
'Concerning the children of righteousness and concerning the elect of the world,
And concerning the plant of uprightness, I will speak these things,
Yea, I Enoch will declare (them) unto you, my sons:
According to that which appeared to me in the heavenly vision,
And which I have known through the word of the holy angels,
And have learnt from the heavenly tablets.'
'I was born the seventh in the first week,
While judgement and righteousness still endured.
And deceit shall have sprung up;
And in it there shall be the first end.
And in it a man shall be saved;
And after it is ended unrighteousness shall grow up,
And a law shall be made for the sinners.
A man shall be elected as the plant of righteous judgement,
And his posterity shall become the plant of righteousness for evermore.
Visions of the holy and righteous shall be seen,
And a law for all generations and an enclosure shall be made for them.
The house of glory and dominion shall be built for ever.
And the hearts of all of them shall godlessly forsake wisdom.
And in it a man shall ascend;
And at its close the house of dominion shall be burnt with fire,
And the whole race of the chosen root shall be dispersed.
And many shall be its deeds,
And all its deeds shall be apostate.
The elect righteous of the eternal plant of righteousness,
To receive sevenfold instruction concerning all His creation.
XCI.12-17. The Last Three Weeks.
And a sword shall be given to it that a righteous judgement may be executed on the oppressors,
And sinners shall be delivered into the hands of the righteous.
And a house shall be built for the Great King in glory for evermore,
There shall be the great eternal judgement,
In which He will execute vengeance amongst the angels.
And a new heaven shall appear,
And all the powers of the heavens shall give sevenfold light.
And all shall be in goodness and righteousness,
And sin shall no more be mentioned for ever.
XCIV.1-5. Admonitions to the Righteous.
For the paths of righteousness are worthy of acceptation,
But the paths of unrighteousness shall suddenly be destroyed and vanish.
And they shall hold themselves afar from them,
And shall not follow them.
Walk not in the paths of wickedness, nor in the paths of death,
And draw not nigh to them, lest ye be destroyed.
And walk in the paths of peace,
And ye shall live and prosper.
And suffer them not to be effaced from your hearts;
For I know that sinners will tempt men to evilly-entreat wisdom,
So that no place may be found for her,
And no manner of temptation may minish.
XCIV.6-11. Woes for the Sinners.
And lay deceit as a foundation;
For they shall be suddenly overthrown,
And they shall have no peace.
For from all their foundations shall they be overthrown,
And by the sword shall they fall.
[And those who acquire gold and silver in judgement suddenly shall perish.]
And from your riches shall ye depart,
Because ye have not remembered the Most High in the days of your riches.
And have become ready for the day of slaughter,
And the day of darkness and the day of the great judgement.
He who hath created you will overthrow you,
And for your fall there shall be no compassion,
And your Creator will rejoice at your destruction.
A reproach to the sinners and the godless.
XCV. Enoch's Grief: fresh Woes against the Sinners.
That I might weep over you,
And pour down my tears as a cloud of waters:
That so I might rest from my trouble of heart!
And so judgement shall overtake you, sinners.
For again will the Lord deliver them into your hands,
That ye may execute judgement upon them according to your desires.
Healing shall therefore be far from you because of your sins.
For ye shall be requited according to your works.
And to those who weigh out injustice,
For suddenly shall ye perish.
For ye shall be delivered up and persecuted because of injustice,
And heavy shall its yoke be upon you.
XCVI. Grounds of Hopefulness for the Righteous: Woes for the Wicked.
And ye shall have lordship over them according to your desires.
Your children shall mount and rise as eagles,
And higher than the vultures will be your nest,
And ye shall ascend and enter the crevices of the earth,
And the clefts of the rock for ever as coneys before the unrighteous,
And the sirens shall sigh because of you-and weep.]
For healing shall be your portion,
And a bright light shall enlighten you,
And the voice of rest ye shall hear from heaven.
But your hearts convict you of being sinners,
And this fact shall be a testimony against you for a memorial of (your) evil deeds.
And drink wine in large bowls,
And tread under foot the lowly with your might.
For suddenly shall ye be consumed and wither away,
Because ye have forsaken the fountain of life.
And deceit and blasphemy:
It shall be a memorial against you for evil.
Who with might oppress the righteous;
For the day of your destruction is coming.
In those days many and good days shall come to the righteous -in the day of your judgement.
XCVII. The Evils in Store for Sinners and the Possessors of Unrighteous Wealth.
And perish in the day of unrighteousness.
And the angels of heaven rejoice over your destruction.
And whither will ye flee on that day of judgement,
When ye hear the voice of the prayer of the righteous?
Against whom this word shall be a testimony:
"Ye have been companions of sinners."
And for you the days of your judgement shall come.
And your faces shall be covered with shame,
And He will reject every work which is grounded on unrighteousness.
Whose remembrance is evil against you.
"We have become rich with riches and have possessions;
And have acquired everything we have desired.
For we have gathered silver,
For your riches shall not abide
But speedily ascend from you;
For ye have acquired it all in unrighteousness,
And ye shall be given over to a great curse.
XCVIII. Self-indulgence of Sinners: Sin originated by Man: all Sin recorded in Heaven: Woes for the Sinners.
For ye shall have manifold experiences on the earth.
And coloured garments more than a virgin:
In royalty and in grandeur and in power,
And in silver and in gold and in purple,
And in splendour and in food they shall be poured out as water.
And they shall perish thereby together with their possessions;
And with all their glory and their splendour,
And in shame and in slaughter and in great destitution,
Their spirits shall be cast into the furnace of fire.
And a hill does not become the handmaid of a woman,
Even so sin has not been sent upon the earth,
But man of himself has created it,
And under a great curse shall they fall who commit it.
But on account of the deeds of her own hands she dies without children.
That all your evil deeds are revealed in the heavens,
And that none of your deeds of oppression are covered and hidden.
XCIX. Woes pronounced on the Godless, the Lawbreakers: evil Plight of Sinners in The Last Days: further Woes.
And glory in lying and extol them:
Ye shall perish, and no happy life shall be yours.
And transgress the eternal law,
And transform themselves into what they were not [into sinners]:
They shall be trodden under foot upon the earth.
And place them as a testimony before the angels,
That they may place the sin of the sinners for a memorial before the Most High.
And the families of the nations shall arise on the day of destruction.
And they shall abandon them, so that their children shall perish through them:
Yea, they shall abandon their children (that are still) sucklings, and not return to them,
And shall have no pity on their beloved ones.
And their eyes shall be blinded through the fear of their hearts
And through visions in their dreams.
For they shall have wrought all their work in a lie,
And shall have worshiped a stone:
Therefore in an instant shall they perish.
And observe the paths of the Most High, and walk in the path of His righteousness,
And become not godless with the godless;
For they shall be saved.
For you shall be slain in Sheol.
And (to them) who cause bitterness on the earth;
For they shall thereby be utterly consumed.
And all their building materials are the bricks and stones of sin;
I tell you ye shall have no peace.
And whose souls follow after idols;
For they shall have no rest.
And slay their neighbours until the day of the great judgement.
And bring affliction on your hearts,
And shall arouse His fierce indignation
And destroy you all with the sword;
And all the holy and righteous shall remember your sins.
C. The Sinners destroy each other: Judgement of the Fallen Angels: the Safety of the Righteous: further Woes for the Sinners.
And brothers one with another shall fall in death
Till the streams flow with their blood.
And the sinner shall not withhold his hand from his honoured brother:
From dawn till sunset they shall slay one another.
And the chariot shall be submerged to its height.
And gather together into one place all those who brought down sin
And the Most High will arise on that day of judgement
To execute great judgement amongst sinners.
To guard them as the apple of an eye,
Until He makes an end of all wickedness and all sin,
And though the righteous sleep a long sleep, they have nought to fear.
And shall understand all the words of this book,
And recognize that their riches shall not be able to save them
In the overthrow of their sins.
Ye who afflict the righteous and burn them with fire:
Ye shall be requited according to your works.
Who watch in order to devise wickedness:
Therefore shall fear come upon you
And there shall be none to help you.
And on account of the deeds of your hands which your godlessness as wrought,
In blazing flames burning worse than fire shall ye burn.
CI. Exhortation to the fear of God: all Nature fears Him but not the Sinners.
CII. Terrors of the Day of Judgement: the adverse Fortunes of the Righteous on the Earth.
Whither will ye flee, and where will ye find deliverance?
And when He launches forth His Word against you Will you not be affrighted and fear?
And all the earth shall be affrighted and tremble and be alarmed.
And shall seek to hide themselves from the presence of the Great Glory,
And the children of earth shall tremble and quake;
And ye sinners shall be cursed for ever,
And ye shall have no peace.
And be hopeful ye that have died in righteousness.
And that in your life your body fared not according to your goodness,
But wait for the day of the judgement of sinners
And for the day of cursing and chastisement.
"As we die, so die the righteous,
And what benefit do they reap for their deeds?
And what have they more than we?
From henceforth we are equal.
Behold, they too have died,
And henceforth for ever shall they see no light."
CIII. Different Destinies of the Righteous and the Sinners: fresh Objections of the Sinners.
I know a mystery
And have read the heavenly tablets,
And have seen the holy books,
And have found written therein and inscribed regarding them:
And written down for the spirits of those who have died in righteousness,
And that manifold good shall be given to you in recompense for your labours,
And that your lot is abundantly beyond the lot of the living.
And their spirits shall not perish, nor their memorial from before the face of the Great One
Unto all the generations of the world: wherefore no longer fear their contumely.
If ye die in the wealth of your sins,
And those who are like you say regarding you:
"Blessed are the sinners: they have seen all their days.
And have not seen tribulation or murder in their life;
And they have died in honour,
And judgement has not been executed on them during their life."
And they shall be wretched in their great tribulation.
And the great judgement shall be for all the generations of the world.
Woe to you, for ye shall have no peace.
"In our troubled days we have toiled laboriously and experienced every trouble,
And met with much evil and been consumed,
And have become few and our spirit small.
We have been tortured [and destroyed], and not hoped to see life from day to day.
We have toiled laboriously and had no satisfaction in our toil;
And we have become the food of the sinners and the unrighteous,
And they have laid their yoke heavily upon us.
And to those that hated us we have bowed our necks
But they pitied us not.
But found no place whereunto we should flee and be safe from them.
And cried out against those who devoured us,
But they did not attend to our cries
And would not hearken to our voice.
CIV. Assurances given to the Righteous: Admonitions to Sinners and the Falsifiers of the Words of Uprightness.
CV. God and the Messiah to dwell with Man.
Fragment of the Book of Noah
The Book of the Secrets of Enoch
Enochs encounter with the two angels of God
1There was a wise man, a great artificer, and the Lord conceived love for him and received him, that he should behold the uppermost dwellings and be an eye-witness of the wise and great and inconceivable and immutable realm of God Almighty, of the very wonderful and glorious and bright and many-eyed station of the Lords servants, and of the inaccessible throne of the Lord, and of the degrees and manifestations of the incorporeal hosts, and of the ineffable ministration of the multitude of the elements, and of the various apparition and inexpressible singing of the host of Cherubim, and of the boundless light.
2At that time, he said, when my one hundred and sixty-fifth year was completed, I begat my son Mathusal.
3After this too I lived two hundred years and completed of all the years of my life three hundred and sixty-five years.
4On the first day of the month I was in my house alone and was resting on my bed and slept.
5And when I was asleep, great distress came up into my heart, and I was weeping with my eyes in sleep, and I could not understand what this distress was, or what would happen to me.
6And there appeared to me two men, exceeding big, so that I never saw such on earth; their faces were shining like the sun, their eyes too were like a burning light, and from their lips was fire coming forth with clothing and singing of various kinds in appearance purple, their wings were brighter than gold, their hands whiter than snow.
7They were standing at the head of my bed and began to call me by my name.
8And I arose from my sleep and saw clearly those two men standing in front of me.
9And I saluted them and was seized with fear and the appearance of my face was changed from terror, and those men said to me:
10Have courage, Enoch, do not fear; the eternal God sent us to you, and lo! You shalt to-day ascend with us into heaven, and you shall tell your sons and all your household all that they shall do without you on earth in your house, and let no one seek you till the Lord return you to them.
11And I made haste to obey them and went out from my house, and made to the doors, as it was ordered me, and summoned my sons Mathusal and Regim and Gaidad and made known to them all the marvels those men had told me.
The instruction of Enoch to his sons
1Listen to me, my children, I know not whither I go, or what will befall me; now therefore, my children, I tell you: turn not from God before the face of the vain, who made not Heaven and earth, for these shall perish and those who worship them, and may the Lord make confident your hearts in the fear of him. And now, my children, let no one think to seek me, until the Lord return me to you.
Of Enoch's assumption; how the angels took him into the first heaven
1It came to pass, when Enoch had told his sons, that the angels took him on to their wings and bore him up on to the first heaven and placed him on the clouds. And there I looked, and again I looked higher, and saw the ether, and they placed me on the first heaven and showed me a very great Sea, greater than the earthly sea.
Of the angels ruling the stars
1They brought before my face the elders and rulers of the stellar orders, and showed me two hundred angels, who rule the stars and their services to the heavens, and fly with their wings and come round all those who sail.
Of how the angels keep the store-houses of the snow
1And here I looked down and saw the treasure-houses of the snow, and the angels who keep their terrible store-houses, and the clouds whence they come out and into which they go.
Of the dew and of the olive-oil, and various flowers
1They showed me the treasure-house of the dew, like oil of the olive, and the appearance of its form, as of all the flowers of the earth; further many angels guarding the treasure-houses of these things, and how they are made to shut and open.
Of how Enoch was taken on to the second heaven
1And those men took me and led me up on to the second heaven, and showed me darkness, greater than earthly darkness, and there I saw prisoners hanging, watched, awaiting the great and boundless judgment, and these angels were dark-looking, more than earthly darkness, and incessantly making weeping through all hours.
2And I said to the men who were with me: Wherefore are these incessantly tortured? They answered me: These are Gods apostates, who obeyed not Gods commands, but took counsel with their own will, and turned away with their prince, who also is fastened on the fifth heaven.
3And I felt great pity for them, and they saluted me, and said to me: Man of God, pray for us to the Lord; and I answered to them: Who am I, a mortal man, that I should pray for angels? Who knows whither I go, or what will befall me? Or who will pray for me?
Of the assumption of Enoch to the third heaven
1And those men took me thence, and led me up on to the third heaven, and placed me there; and I looked downwards, and saw the produce of these places, such as has never been known for goodness.
2And I saw all the sweet-flowering trees and beheld their fruits, which were sweet-smelling, and all the foods borne by them bubbling with fragrant exhalation.
3And in the midst of the trees that of life, in that place whereon the Lord rests, when he goes up into paradise; and this tree is of ineffable goodness and fragrance, and adorned more than every existing thing; and on all sides it is in form gold-looking and vermilion and fire-like and covers all, and it has produce from all fruits.
4Its root is in the garden at the earths end.
5And paradise is between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
6And two springs come out which send forth honey and milk, and their springs send forth oil and wine, and they separate into four parts, and go round with quiet course, and go down into the PARADISE OF EDEN, between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
7And thence they go forth along the earth, and have a revolution to their circle even as other elements.
8And here there is no unfruitful tree, and every place is blessed.
9And there are three hundred angels very bright, who keep the garden, and with incessant sweet singing and never-silent voices serve the Lord throughout all days and hours.
10And I said: How very sweet is this place, and those men said to me:
The showing to Enoch of the place of the righteous and compassionate
1This place, O Enoch, is prepared for the righteous, who endure all manner of offence from those that exasperate their souls, who avert their eyes from iniquity, and make righteous judgment, and give bread to the hungering, and cover the naked with clothing, and raise up the fallen, and help injured orphans, and who walk without fault before the face of the Lord, and serve him alone, and for them is prepared this place for eternal inheritance.
Here they showed Enoch the terrible place and various tortures
1And those two men led me up on to the Northern side, and showed me there a very terrible place, and there were all manner of tortures in that place: cruel darkness and unillumined gloom, and there is no light there, but murky fire constantly flaming aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere fire, and everywhere there is frost and ice, thirst and shivering, while the bonds are very cruel, and the angels fearful and merciless, bearing angry weapons, merciless torture, and I said:
2Woe, woe, how very terrible is this place.
3And those men said to me: This place, O Enoch, is prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practice sin against nature, which is child-corruption after the sodomitic fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder, and who, accursed, steal the souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods and themselves wax rich, injuring them for other mens goods; who being able to satisfy the empty, made the hungering to die; being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who knew not their creator, and bowed to the soulless and lifeless gods, who cannot see nor hear, vain gods, who also built hewn images and bow down to unclean handiwork, for all these is prepared this place among these, for eternal inheritance.
Here they took Enoch up on to the fourth heaven where is the course of sun and moon
1Those men took me, and led me up on to the fourth heaven, and showed me all the successive goings, and all the rays of the light of sun and moon.
2And I measure their goings, and compared their light, and saw that the suns light is greater than the moons.
3Its circle and the wheels on which it goes always, like the wind going past with very marvellous speed, and day and night it has no rest.
4Its passage and return are accompanied by four great stars, and each star has under it a thousand stars, to the right of the suns wheel, and by four to the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether eight thousand, issuing with the sun continually.
5And by day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and by night a thousand.
6And six-winged ones issue with the angels before the suns wheel into the fiery flames, and a hundred angels kindle the sun and set it alight.
Of the very marvellous elements of the sun
1And I looked and saw other flying elements of the sun, whose names are Phoenixes and Chalkydri, marvellous and wonderful, with feet and tails in the form of a lion, and a crocodiles head, their appearance is empurpled, like the rainbow; their size is nine hundred measures, their wings are like those of angels, each has twelve, and they attend and accompany the sun, bearing heat and dew, as it is ordered them from God.
2Thus the sun revolves and goes, and rises under the heaven, and its course goes under the earth with the light of its rays incessantly.
The angels took Enoch and placed him in the east at the suns gates
1Those men bore me away to the east, and placed me at the suns gates, where the sun goes forth according to the regulation of the seasons and the circuit of the months of the whole year, and the number of the hours day and night.
2And I saw six gates open, each gate having sixty-one stadia and a quarter of one stadium, and I measured them truly, and understood their size to be so much, through which the sun goes forth, and goes to the west, and is made even, and rises throughout all the months, and turns back again from the six gates according to the succession of the seasons; thus the period of the whole year is finished after the returns of the four seasons.
They took Enoch to the west
1And again those men led me away to the western parts, and showed me six great gates open corresponding to the eastern gates, opposite to where the sun sets, according to the number of the days three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter.
2Thus again it goes down to the western gates, and draws away its light, the greatness of its brightness, under the earth; for since the crown of its shining is in heaven with the Lord, and guarded by four hundred angels, while the sun goes round on wheel under the earth, and stands seven great hours in night, and spends half its course under the earth, when it comes to the eastern approach in the eighth hour of the night, it brings its lights, and the crown of shining, and the sun flames forth more than fire.
The elements of the sun, the Phoenixes and Chalkydri broke into song
1Then the elements of the sun, called Phoenixes and Chalkydri break into song, therefore every bird flutters with its wings, rejoicing at the giver of light, and they broke into song at the command of the Lord.
2The giver of light comes to give brightness to the whole world, and the morning guard takes shape, which is the rays of the sun, and the sun of the earth goes out, and receives its brightness to light up the whole face of the earth, and they showed me this calculation of the suns going.
3And the gates which it enters, these are the great gates of the calculation of the hours of the year; for this reason the sun is a great creation, whose circuit lasts twenty-eight years, and begins again from the beginning.
They took Enoch and again placed him in the east at the course of the moon
1Those men showed me the other course, that of the moon, twelve great gates, crowned from west to east, by which the moon goes in and out of the customary times.
2It goes in at the first gate to the western places of the sun, by the first gates with thirty-one days exactly, by the second gates with thirty-one days exactly, by the third with thirty days exactly, by the fourth with thirty days exactly, by the fifth with thirty-one days exactly, by the sixth with thirty-one days exactly, by the seventh with thirty days exactly, by the eighth with thirty-one days perfectly, by the ninth with thirty-one days exactly, by the tenth with thirty days perfectly, by the eleventh with thirty-one days exactly, by the twelfth with twenty-eight days exactly.
3And it goes through the western gates in the order and number of the eastern, and accomplishes the three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter days of the solar year, while the lunar year has three hundred fifty-four, and there are wanting to it twelve days of the solar circle, which are the lunar epacts of the whole year.
4Thus, too, the great circle contains five hundred and thirty-two years.
5The quarter of a day is omitted for three years, the fourth fulfills it exactly.
6Therefore they are taken outside of heaven for three years and are not added to the number of days, because they change the time of the years to two new months towards completion, to two others towards diminution.
7And when the western gates are finished, it returns and goes to the eastern to the lights, and goes thus day and night about the heavenly circles, lower than all circles, swifter than the heavenly winds, and spirits and elements and angels flying; each angel has six wings.
8It has a sevenfold course in nineteen years.
Of the singings of the angels, which it is impossible to describe
1In the midst of the heavens I saw armed soldiers, serving the Lord, with tympana and organs, with incessant voice, with sweet voice, with sweet and incessant voice and various singing, which it is impossible to describe, and which astonishes every mind, so wonderful and marvellous is the singing of those angels, and I was delighted listening to it.
Of the taking of Enoch on to the fifth heaven
1The men took me on to the fifth heaven and placed me, and there I saw many and countless soldiers, called Grigori, of human appearance, and their size was greater than that of great giants and their faces withered, and the silence of their mouths perpetual, and their was no service on the fifth heaven, and I said to the men who were with me:
2Wherefore are these very withered and their faces melancholy, and their mouths silent, and wherefore is there no service on this heaven?
3And they said to me: These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven, and three of them went down on to earth from the Lords throne, to the place Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men how good they are, and took to themselves wives, and befouled the earth with their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants are born and marvellous big men and great enmity.
4And therefore God judged them with great judgment, and they weep for their brethren and they will be punished on the Lords great day.
5And I said to the Grigori: I saw your brethren and their works, and their great torments, and I prayed for them, but the Lord has condemned them to be under earth till the existing heaven and earth shall end for ever.
6And I said: Wherefore do you wait, brethren, and do not serve before the Lords face, and have not put your services before the Lords face, lest you anger your Lord utterly?
7And they listened to my admonition, and spoke to the four ranks in heaven, and lo! As I stood with those two men four trumpets trumpeted together with great voice, and the Grigori broke into song with one voice, and their voice went up before the Lord pitifully and affectingly.
Of the taking of Enoch to the sixth heaven
1And thence those men took me and bore me up on to the sixth heaven, and there I saw seven bands of angels, very bright and very glorious, and their faces shining more than the suns shining, glistening, and there is no difference in their faces, or behaviour, or manner of dress; and these make the orders, and learn the goings of the stars, and the alteration of the moon, or revolution of the sun, and the good government of the world.
2And when they see evildoing they make commandments and instruction, and sweet and loud singing, and all songs of praise.
3These are the archangels (1) who are above angels, measure all life in heaven and on earth, and the angels who are appointed over seasons and years, the angels who are over rivers and sea, and who are over the fruits of the earth, and the angels who are over every grass, giving food to all, to every living thing, and the angels who write all the souls of men, and all their deeds, and their lives before the Lords face; in their midst are six Phoenixes and six Cherubim and six six-winged ones continually with one voice singing one voice, and it is not possible to describe their singing, and they rejoice before the Lord at his footstool.
(1) Archangels. Or, "ruling angels."
Hence they took Enoch into the seventh heaven
1And those two men lifted me up thence on to the seventh heaven, and I saw there a very great light, and fiery troops of great archangels (2), incorporeal forces, and dominions, orders and governments, cherubim and seraphim, thrones and many-eyed ones, nine regiments, the Ioanit stations of light, and I became afraid, and began to tremble with great terror, and those men took me, and led me after them, and said to me:
(2) Archangels. Or, "chief angels."
2Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, and showed me the Lord from afar, sitting on His very high throne. For what is there on the tenth heaven, since the Lord dwells there?
3On the tenth heaven is God, in the Hebrew tongue he is called Aravat (3).
(3) Aravat. Or, "Father of creation."
4And all the heavenly troops would come and stand on the ten steps according to their rank, and would bow down to the Lord, and would again go to their places in joy and felicity, singing songs in the boundless light with small and tender voices, gloriously serving him.
Of how the angels here left Enoch, at the end of the seventh heaven, and went away from him unseen
1And the cherubim and seraphim standing about the throne, the six-winged and many-eyed ones do not depart, standing before the Lords face doing his will, and cover his whole throne, singing with gentle voice before the Lords face: Holy, holy, holy, Lord Ruler of Sabaoth, heavens and earth are full of Your glory.
2When I saw all these things, those men said to me: Enoch, thus far is it commanded us to journey with you, and those men went away from me and thereupon I saw them not.
3And I remained alone at the end of the seventh heaven and became afraid, and fell on my face and said to myself: Woe is me, what has befallen me?
4And the Lord sent one of his glorious ones, the archangel (4) Gabriel, and he said to me: Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise before the Lords face into eternity, arise, come with me.
(4) Archangel. Or, "one of the seven highest angels, named Gabriel."
5And I answered him, and said in myself: My Lord, my soul is departed from me, from terror and trembling, and I called to the men who led me up to this place, on them I relied, and it is with them I go before the Lords face.
6And Gabriel caught me up, as a leaf caught up by the wind, and placed me before the Lords face.
7And I saw the eighth heaven, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Muzaloth, changer of the seasons, of drought, and of wet, and of the twelve constellations of the circle of the firmament, which are above the seventh heaven.
8And I saw the ninth heaven, which is called in Hebrew Kuchavim, where are the heavenly homes of the twelve constellations of the circle of the firmament.
In the tenth heaven the archangel Michael led Enoch to before the Lords face
1On the tenth heaven, which is called Aravoth, I saw the appearance of the Lords face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns.
2Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lords face, but the Lords face is ineffable, marvellous and very awful, and very, very terrible.
3And who am I to tell of the Lords unspeakable being, and of his very wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions, and various voices, the Lord's throne is very great and not made with hands, nor the quantity of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and seraphim, nor their incessant singing, nor his immutable beauty, and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.
4And I fell prone and bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord with his lips said to me:
5Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise and stand before my face into eternity.
6And the archistratege (5) Michael lifted me up, and led me to before the Lords face.
(5) Archistratege. Or, "the commander of the armies of the nations, named Michael."
7And the Lord said to his servants tempting them: Let Enoch stand before my face into eternity, and the glorious ones bowed down to the Lord, and said: Let Enoch go according to Your word.
8And the Lord said to Michael: Go and take Enoch from out of his earthly garments, and anoint him with my sweet ointment, and put him into the garments of My glory.
9And Michael did thus, as the Lord told him. He anointed me, and dressed me, and the appearance of that ointment is more than the great light, and his ointment is like sweet dew, and its smell mild, shining like the suns ray, and I looked at myself, and I was like one of his glorious ones (6).
(6) Glorious ones. Or, "one of the seven highest angels."
10And the Lord summoned one of his archangels by name Pravuil, whose knowledge was quicker in wisdom than the other archangels, who wrote all the deeds of the Lord; and the Lord said to Pravuil: Bring out the books from my store-houses, and a reed of quick-writing, and give it to Enoch, and deliver to him the choice and comforting books out of your hand.
Of Enochs writing, how he wrote his wonderful jouneyings and the heavenly hosts and himself wrote three hundred and sixty-six books
1And he was telling me all the works of heaven, earth and sea, and all the elements, their passages and goings, and the thunderings of the thunders, the sun and moon, the goings and changes of the stars, the seasons, years, days, and hours, the risings of the wind, the numbers of the angels, and the formation of their songs, and all human things, the tongue of every human song and life, the commandments, instructions, and sweet-voiced singings, and all things that it is fitting to learn.
2And Pravuil told me: All the things that I have told you, we have written. Sit and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared for them to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the world.
3And all double thirty days and thirty nights, and I wrote out all things exactly, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books.
Of the great secrets of God, which God revealed and told Enoch, and spoke with him face to face
1And the Lord summoned me, and said to me: Enoch, sit down on my left with Gabriel.
2And I bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord spoke to me: Enoch, beloved, all that you see, all things that are standing finished I tell to you even before the very beginning, all that I created from non-being, and visible things from invisible.
3Hear, Enoch, and take in these my words, for not to My angels have I told my secret, and I have not told them their rise, nor my endless realm, nor have they understood my creating, which I tell you to-day.
4For before all things were visible, I alone used to go about in the invisible things, like the sun from east to west, and from west to east.
5But even the sun has peace in itself, while I found no peace, because I was creating all things, and I conceived the thought of placing foundations, and of creating visible creation.
God relates to Enoch, how out of the very deepest parts came forth the visible and invisible
1I commanded in the very lowest parts, that visible things should come down from invisible, and Adoil (7) came down very great, and I beheld him, and lo! He had a belly of great light.
(7) Adoil. Or, "Light of creation."
2And I said to him: Become undone, Adoil, and let the visible come out of you.
3And he came undone, and a great light came out. And I was in the midst of the great light, and as there is born light from light, there came forth a great age, and showed all creation, which I had thought to create.
4And I saw that it was good.
5And I placed for myself a throne, and took my seat on it, and said to the light: Go thence up higher and fix yourself high above the throne, and be a foundation to the highest things.
6And above the light there is nothing else, and then I bent up and looked up from my throne.
God summons from the very deepest a second time that Archas, heavy and very red should come forth
1And I summoned the very lowest a second time, and said: Let Archas (8) come forth hard, and he came forth hard from the invisible.
(8) Archas. Or, "Spirit of creation."
2And Archas came forth, hard, heavy, and very red.
3And I said: Be opened, Archas, and let there be born from you, and he came undone, an age came forth, very great and very dark, bearing the creation of all lower things, and I saw that it was good and said to him:
4Go thence down below, and make yourself firm, and be a foundation for the lower things, and it happened and he went down and fixed himself, and became the foundation for the lower things, and below the darkness there is nothing else.
Of how God founded the water, and surrounded it with light, and established on it seven islands
1And I commanded that there should be taken from light and darkness, and I said: Be thick, and it became thus, and I spread it out with the light, and it became water, and I spread it out over the darkness, below the light, and then I made firm the waters, that is to say the bottomless, and I made foundation of light around the water, and created seven circles from inside, and imaged the water like crystal wet and dry, that is to say like glass, and the circumcession of the waters and the other elements, and I showed each one of them its road, and the seven stars each one of them in its heaven, that they go thus, and I saw that it was good.
2And I separated between light and between darkness, that is to say in the midst of the water hither and thither, and I said to the light, that it should be the day, and to the darkness, that it should be the night, and there was evening and there was morning the first day.
The week in which God showed Enoch all his wisdom and power, throughout all the seven days, how he created all the heavenly and earthly forces and all moving things even down to man
1And then I made firm the heavenly circle, and made that the lower water which is under heaven collect itself together, into one whole, and that the chaos become dry, and it became so.
2Out of the waves I created rock hard and big, and from the rock I piled up the dry, and the dry I called earth, and the midst of the earth I called abyss, that is to say the bottomless, I collected the sea in one place and bound it together with a yoke.
3And I said to the sea: Behold I give you your eternal limits, and you shalt not break loose from your component parts.
4Thus I made fast the firmament. This day I called me the first-created [Sunday].
Then it became evening, and then again morning, and it was the second [Monday]; The fiery essence
1And for all the heavenly troops I imaged the image and essence of fire, and my eye looked at the very hard, firm rock, and from the gleam of my eye the lightning received its wonderful nature, which is both fire in water and water in fire, and one does not put out the other, nor does the one dry up the other, therefore the lightning is brighter than the sun, softer than water and firmer than hard rock.
2And from the rock I cut off a great fire, and from the fire I created the orders of the incorporeal ten troops of angels, and their weapons are fiery and their raiment a burning flame, and I commanded that each one should stand in his order.
3And one from out the order of angels, having turned away with the order that was under him, conceived an impossible thought, to place his throne higher than the clouds above the earth, that he might become equal in rank to my power.
4And I threw him out from the height with his angels, and he was flying in the air continuously above the bottomless.
And then I created all the heavens, and the third day was, [Tuesday]
1On the third day I commanded the earth to make grow great and fruitful trees, and hills, and seed to sow, and I planted Paradise, and enclosed it, and placed as armed guardians flaming angels, and thus I created renewal.
2Then came evening, and came morning the fourth day.
3[Wednesday]. On the fourth day I commanded that there should be great lights on the heavenly circles.
4On the first uppermost circle I placed the stars, Kruno, and on the second Aphrodit, on the third Aris, on the fifth Zoues, on the sixth Ermis, on the seventh lesser the moon, and adorned it with the lesser stars.
5And on the lower I placed the sun for the illumination of day, and the moon and stars for the illumination of night.
6The sun that it should go according to each constellation, twelve, and I appointed the succession of the months and their names and lives, their thunderings, and their hour-markings, how they should succeed.
7Then evening came and morning came the fifth day.
8[Thursday]. On the fifth day I commanded the sea, that it should bring forth fishes, and feathered birds of many varieties, and all animals creeping over the earth, going forth over the earth on four legs, and soaring in the air, male sex and female, and every soul breathing the spirit of life.
9And there came evening, and there came morning the sixth day.
10[Friday]. On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his soul from my breath and from the wind.
11And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the intelligence sweetness [enjoyment].
12I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible and from visible nature, of both are his death and life and image, he knows speech like some created thing, small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed him on earth, a second angel, honourable, great and glorious, and I appointed him as ruler to rule on earth and to have my wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing creatures.
13And I appointed him a name, from the four component parts, from east, from west, from south, from north, and I appointed for him four special stars, and I called his name Adam, and showed him the two ways, the light and the darkness, and I told him:
14This is good, and that bad, that I should learn whether he has love towards me, or hatred, that it be clear which in his race love me.
15For I have seen his nature, but he has not seen his own nature, therefore through not seeing he will sin worse, and I said After sin what is there but death?
16And I put sleep into him and he fell asleep. And I took from him a rib, and created him a wife, that death should come to him by his wife, and I took his last word and called her name mother, that is to say, Eva.
God gives over paradise to Adam, and gives him a command to see the heavens opened, and that he should see the angels singing the song of victory
1Adam has life on earth, and I created a garden in Eden in the east, that he should observe the testament and keep the command.
2I made the heavens open to him, that he should see the angels singing the song of victory, and the gloomless light.
3And he was continuously in paradise, and the devil understood that I wanted to create another world, because Adam was lord on earth, to rule and control it.
4The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as a fugitive he made Sotona (9) from the heavens as his name was Satanail (10), thus he became different from the angels, but his nature did not change his intelligence as far as his understanding of righteous and sinful things.
(10) Satanail. Or, "the impious one." Ha-satan in Hebrew means "the adversary" referring here to the "lead" adversary, or Lucifer.
5And he understood his condemnation and the sin which he had sinned before, therefore he conceived thought against Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eva, but did not touch Adam.
6But I cursed ignorance, but what I had blessed previously, those I did not curse, I cursed not man, nor the earth, nor other creatures, but mans evil fruit, and his works.
After Adams sin God sends him away into the earth from where he took him from, but does not wish to ruin him for all years to come
1I said to him: Earth you are, and into the earth whence I took you you shalt go, and I will not ruin you, but send you whence I took you.
2Then I can again receive you at My second presence.
3And I blessed all my creatures visible and invisible. And Adam was five and half hours in paradise.
4And I blessed the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, on which he rested from all his works.
God shows Enoch the age of this world, its existence of seven thousand years, and the eighth thousand is the end, neither years, nor months, nor weeks, nor days
1And I appointed the eighth day also, that the eighth day should be the first-created after my work, and that the first seven revolve in the form of the seventh thousand, and that at the beginning of the eighth thousand there should be a time of not-counting, endless, with neither years nor months nor weeks nor days nor hours.
2And now, Enoch, all that I have told you, all that you have understood, all that you have seen of heavenly things, all that you have seen on earth, and all that I have written in books by my great wisdom, all these things I have devised and created from the uppermost foundation to the lower and to the end, and there is no counsellor nor inheritor to my creations.
3I am self-eternal, not made with hands, and without change.
4My thought is my counsellor, my wisdom and my word are made, and my eyes observe all things how they stand here and tremble with terror.
5If I turn away my face, then all things will be destroyed.
6And apply your mind, Enoch, and know him who is speaking to you, and take thence the books which you yourself have written.
7And I give you Samuil (11) and Raguil (12), who led you up, and the books, and go down to earth, and tell your sons all that I have told you, and all that you have seen, from the lower heaven up to my throne, and all the troops.
(12) Raguil. Or, "Raguel."
8For I created all forces, and there is none that resists me or that does not subject himself to me. For all subject themselves to my monarchy, and labour for my sole rule.
9Give them the books of the handwriting, and they will read them and will know me for the creator of all things, and will understand how there is no other God but me.
10And let them distribute the books of your handwritingchildren to children, generation to generation, nations to nations.
11And I will give you, Enoch, my intercessor, the archistratege Michael, for the handwritings of your fathers Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahaleleel, and Jared your father.
God convicts the idolaters and sodomitic fornicators, and therefore brings down a deluge upon them
1They have rejected my commandments and my yoke, worthless seed has come up, not fearing God, and they would not bow down to me, but have begun to bow down to vain gods, and denied my unity, and have laden the whole earth with untruths, offences, abominable lecheries, namely one with another, and all manner of other unclean wickedness, which are disgusting to relate.
2And therefore I will bring down a deluge upon the earth and will destroy all men, and the whole earth will crumble together into great darkness.
God leaves one righteous man of Enochs tribe with his whole house, who did Gods pleasure according to his will
1Behold from their seed shall arise another generation, much afterwards, but of them many will be very insatiate.
2He who raises that generation, shall reveal to them the books of your handwriting, of your fathers, to them to whom he must point out the guardianship of the world, to the faithful men and workers of my pleasure, who do not acknowledge my name in vain.
3And they shall tell another generation, and those others having read shall be glorified thereafter, more than the first.
God commanded Enoch to live on earth thirty days, to give instruction to his sons and to his childrens children and after thirty days he was again taken on to heaven
1Now, Enoch, I give you the term of thirty days to spend in your house, and tell your sons and all your household, that all may hear from my face what is told them by you, that they may read and understand, how there is no other God but me.
2And that they may always keep my commandments, and begin to read and take in the books of your handwriting.
3And after thirty days I shall send my angel for you, and he will take you from earth and from your sons to me.
Here God summons an angel
1And the Lord called upon one of the older angels, terrible and menacing, and placed him by me, in appearance white as snow, and his hands like ice, having the appearance of great frost, and he froze my face, because I could not endure the terror of the Lord, just as it is not possible to endure a stoves fire and the suns heat, and the frost of the air.
2And the Lord said to me: Enoch, if your face be not frozen here, no man will be able to behold your face.
Mathusal continued to have hope and to await his father Enoch in his house day and night
1And the Lord said to those men who first led me up: Let Enoch go down on to earth with you, and await him till the determined day.
2And they placed me by night on my bed.
3And Mathusal expecting my coming, keeping watch by day and by night at my bed, was filled with awe when he heard my coming, and I told him, Let all my household come together, that I tell them everything.
Enochs pitiful admonition to his sons with weeping and great lamentation, as he spoke to them
1Oh my children, my beloved ones, hear the admonition of your father, as much as is according to the Lords will.
2I have been let come to you to-day, and announce to you, not from my lips, but from the Lords lips, all that is and was and all that is now, and all that will be till judgment-day.
3For the Lord has let me come to you, you hear therefore the words of my lips, of a man made big for you, but I am one who has seen the Lords face, like iron made to glow from fire it sends forth sparks and burns.
4You look now upon my eyes, the eyes of a man big with meaning for you, but I have seen the Lords eyes, shining like the suns rays and filling the eyes of man with awe.
5You see now, my children, the right hand of a man that helps you, but I have seen the Lords right hand filling heaven as he helped me.
6You see the compass of my work like your own, but I have seen the Lords limitless and perfect compass, which has no end.
7You hear the words of my lips, as I heard the words of the Lord, like great thunder incessantly with hurling of clouds.
8And now, my children, hear the discourses of the father of the earth, how fearful and awful it is to come before the face of the ruler of the earth, how much more terrible and awful it is to come before the face of the ruler of heaven, the controller of quick and dead, and of the heavenly troops. Who can endure that endless pain?
Enoch admonishes his children truly of all things from the Lords lips, how he saw and heard and wrote down
1And now, my children, I know all things, for this is from the Lords lips, and this my eyes have seen, from beginning to end.
2I know all things, and have written all things into books, the heavens and their end, and their plenitude, and all the armies and their marchings.
3I have measured and described the stars, the great countless multitude of them.
4What man has seen their revolutions, and their entrances? For not even the angels see their number, while I have written all their names.
5And I measured the suns circle, and measured its rays, counted the hours, I wrote down too all things that go over the earth, I have written the things that are nourished, and all seed sown and unsown, which the earth produces and all plants, and every grass and every flower, and their sweet smells, and their names, and the dwelling-places of the clouds, and their composition, and their wings, and how they bear rain and raindrops.
6And I investigated all things, and wrote the road of the thunder and of the lightning, and they showed me the keys and their guardians, their rise, the way they go; it is let out gently in measure by a chain, lest by a heavy chain and violence it hurl down the angry clouds and destroy all things on earth.
7I wrote the treasure-houses of the snow, and the store-houses of the cold and the frosty airs, and I observed their seasons key-holder, he fills the clouds with them, and does not exhaust the treasure-houses.
8And I wrote the resting-places of the winds and observed and saw how their key-holders bear weighing-scales and measures; first, they put them in one weighing-scale, then in the other the weights and let them out according to measure cunningly over the whole earth, lest by heavy breathing they make the earth to rock.
9And I measured out the whole earth, its mountains, and all hills, fields, trees, stones, rivers, all existing things I wrote down, the height from earth to the seventh heaven, and downwards to the very lowest hell, and the judgment-place, and the very great, open and weeping hell.
10And I saw how the prisoners are in pain, expecting the limitless judgment.
11And I wrote down all those being judged by the judge, and all their judgment and sentences and all their works.
Of how Enoch lamented Adams sin
1And I saw all forefathers from all time with Adam and Eva, and I sighed and broke into tears and said of the ruin of their dishonour:
2Woe is me for my infirmity and for that of my forefathers, and thought in my heart and said:
3Blessed is the man who has not been born or who has been born and shall not sin before the Lords face, that he come not into this place, nor bring the yoke of this place.
Of how Enoch saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell standing
1I saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell standing, like great serpents, and their faces like extinguishing lamps, and their eyes of fire, their sharp teeth, and I saw all the Lords works, how they are right, while the works of man are some good, and others bad, and in their works are known those who lie evilly.
Enoch shows his children how he measured and wrote out Gods judgments
1I, my children, measured and wrote out every work and every measure and every righteous judgment.
2As one year is more honourable than another, so is one man more honourable than another, some for great possessions, some for wisdom of heart, some for particular intellect, some for cunning, one for silence of lip, another for cleanliness, one for strength, another for comeliness, one for youth, another for sharp wit, one for shape of body, another for sensibility, let it be heard everywhere, but there is none better than he who fears God, he shall be more glorious in time to come.
Enoch instructs his sons, that they revile not the face of man, small or great
1The Lord with his hands having created man, in the likeness of his own face, the Lord made him small and great.
2Whoever reviles the rulers face, and abhors the Lords face, has despised the Lord's face, and he who vents anger on any man without injury, the Lords great anger will cut him down, he who spits on the face of man reproachfully, will be cut down at the Lords great judgment.
3Blessed is the man who does not direct his heart with malice against any man, and helps the injured and condemned, and raises the broken down, and shall do charity to the needy, because on the day of the great judgment every weight, every measure and every makeweight will be as in the market, that is to say they are hung on scales and stand in the market, and every one shall learn his own measure, and according to his measure shall take his reward.
God shows how he does not want from men sacrifices, nor burnt-offerings, but pure and contrite hearts
1Whoever hastens to make offerings before the Lords face, the Lord for his part will hasten that offering by granting of his work.
2But whoever increases his lamp before the Lords face and make not true judgment, the Lord will not increase his treasure in the realm of the highest.
3When the Lord demands bread, or candles, or the flesh of beasts, or any other sacrifice, then that is nothing; but God demands pure hearts, and with all that only tests the heart of man.
Of how an earthly ruler does not accept from man abominable and unclean gifts, then how much more does God abominate unclean gifts, but sends them away with wrath and does not accept his gifts
1Hear, my people, and take in the words of my lips.
2If any one bring any gifts to an earthly ruler, and have disloyal thoughts in his heart, and the ruler know this, will he not be angry with him, and not refuse his gifts, and not give him over to judgment?
3Or if one man make himself appear good to another by deceit of tongue, but have evil in his heart, then will not the other understand the treachery of his heart, and himself be condemned, since his untruth was plain to all?
4And when the Lord shall send a great light, then there will be judgment for the just and the unjust, and there no one shall escape notice.
Enoch instructs his sons from Gods lips, and hands them the handwriting of this book
1And now, my children, lay thought on your hearts, mark well the words of your father, which are all come to you from the Lords lips.
2Take these books of your fathers handwriting and read them.
3For the books are many, and in them you will learn all the Lords works, all that has been from the beginning of creation, and will be till the end of time.
4And if you will observe my handwriting, you will not sin against the Lord; because there is no other except the Lord, neither in heaven, nor in earth, nor in the very lowest places, nor in the one foundation.
5The Lord has placed the foundations in the unknown, and has spread forth heavens visible and invisible; he fixed the earth on the waters, and created countless creatures, and who has counted the water and the foundation of the unfixed, or the dust of the earth, or the sand of the sea, or the drops of the rain, or the morning dew, or the winds breathings? Who has filled earth and sea, and the indissoluble winter?
6I cut the stars out of fire, and decorated heaven, and put it in their midst.
Of the suns passage along the seven circles
1That the sun go along the seven heavenly circles, which are the appointment of one hundred and eighty-two thrones, that it go down on a short day, and again one hundred and eighty-two, that it go down on a big day, and he has two thrones on which he rests, revolving hither and thither above the thrones of the months, from the seventeenth day of the month Tsivan it goes down to the month Thevan, from the seventeenth of Thevan it goes up.
2And thus it goes close to the earth, then the earth is glad and makes grow its fruits, and when it goes away, then the earth is sad, and trees and all fruits have no florescence.
3All this he measured, with good measurement of hours, and fixed a measure by his wisdom, of the visible and the invisible.
4From the invisible he made all things visible, himself being invisible.
5Thus I make known to you, my children, and distribute the books to your children, into all your generations, and amongst the nations who shall have the sense to fear God, let them receive them, and may they come to love them more than any food or earthly sweets, and read them and apply themselves to them.
6And those who understand not the Lord, who fear not God, who accept not, but reject, who do not receive the books, a terrible judgment awaits these.
7Blessed is the man who shall bear their yoke and shall drag them along, for he shall be released on the day of the great judgment.
Enoch instructs his sons not to swear either by heaven or earth, and shows Gods promise, even in the mothers womb
1I swear to you, my children, but I swear not by any oath, neither by heaven nor by earth, nor by any other creature which God created.
2The Lord said: There is no oath in me, nor injustice, but truth.
3If there is no truth in men, let them swear by the words, Yea, yea, or else, Nay, nay.
4And I swear to you, yea, yea, that there has been no man in his mothers womb, but that already before, even to each one there is a place prepared for the repose of that soul, and a measure fixed how much it is intended that a man be tried in this world.
5Yea, children, deceive not yourselves, for there has been previously prepared a place for every soul of man.
Of how none born on earth can remain hidden nor his work remain concealed, but God bids us to be meek, to endure attack and insult, and not to offend widows and orphans
1I have put every mans work in writing and none born on earth can remain hidden nor his works remain concealed.
2I see all things.
3Now therefore, my children, in patience and meekness spend the number of your days, that you inherit endless life.
4Endure for the sake of the Lord every wound, every injury, every evil word and attack.
5If ill-requitals befall you, return them not either to neighbour or enemy, because the Lord will return them for you and be your avenger on the day of great judgment, that there be no avenging here among men.
6Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brothers sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to come.
7Injure not widows nor orphans nor strangers, lest Gods wrath come upon you.
Enoch instructs his sons, that they hide not treasures in the earth, but bids them give alms to the poor
1Stretch out your hands to the poor according to your strength.
2Hide not your silver in the earth.
3Help the faithful man in affliction, and affliction will not find you in the time of your trouble.
4And every grievous and cruel yoke that come upon you bear all for the sake of the Lord, and thus you will find your reward in the day of judgment.
5It is good to go morning, midday, and evening into the Lords dwelling, for the glory of your creator.
6Because every breathing thing glorifies him, and every creature visible and invisible returns him praise.
God instructs his faithful, how they are to praise his name
1Blessed is the man who opens his lips in praise of God of Sabaoth and praises the Lord with his heart.
2Cursed every man who opens his lips for the bringing into contempt and calumny of his neighbour, because he brings God into contempt.
3Blessed is he who opens his lips blessing and praising God.
4Cursed is he before the Lord all the days of his life, who opens his lips to curse and abuse.
5Blessed is he who blesses all the Lords works.
6Cursed is he who brings the Lords creation into contempt.
7Blessed is he who looks down and raises the fallen.
8Cursed is he who looks to and is eager for the destruction of what is not his.
9Blessed is he who keeps the foundations of his fathers made firm from the beginning.
10Cursed is he who perverts the decrees of his forefathers.
11Blessed is he who imparts peace and love.
12Cursed is he who disturbs those that love their neighbours.
13Blessed is he who speaks with humble tongue and heart to all.
14Cursed is he who speaks peace with his tongue, while in his heart there is no peace but a sword.
15For all these things will be laid bare in the weighing-scales and in the books, on the day of the great judgment.
Enoch confirms the word from the Lords lips to his children that they must obey the will of the Lord on their own
1And now, my children, do not say: Our father is standing before God, and is praying for our sins, for there is there no helper of any man who has sinned.
2You see how I wrote all works of every man, before his creation, all that is done amongst all men for all time, and none can tell or relate my handwriting, because the Lord see all imaginings of man, how they are vain, where they lie in the treasure-houses of the heart.
3And now, my children, mark well all the words of your father, that I tell you, lest you regret, saying: Why did our father not tell us?
Enoch instructs his sons, that they should hand the books to others also
1At that time, not understanding this let these books which I have given you be for an inheritance of your peace.
2Hand them to all who want them, and instruct them, that they may see the Lords very great and marvellous works.
Here Enoch shows his sons, telling them with tears, that the time has approached for him to be taken up into heaven, as the angels are standing before him
1My children, behold, the day of my term and time have approached.
2For the angels who shall go with me are standing before me and urge me to my departure from you; they are standing here on earth, awaiting what has been told them.
3For to-morrow I shall go up on to heaven, to the uppermost Jerusalem to my eternal inheritance.
4Therefore I bid you do before the Lords face all his good pleasure.
Methosalam asks of his father blessing, that he may take Enoch food to eat
1Mathosalam having answered his father Enoch, said: What is agreeable to your eyes, father, that I may make before your face, that you may bless our dwellings, and your sons, and that your people may be made glorious through you, and then that you may depart thus, as the Lord said?
2Enoch answered to his son Mathosalam and said: Hear, child, from the time when the Lord anointed me with the ointment of his glory, there has been no food in me, and my soul remembers not earthly enjoyment, neither do I want anything earthly.
Enoch bade his son Methosalam to summon all his brethren
1My child Methosalam, summon all your brethren and all your household and the elders of the people, that I may talk to them and depart, as is planned for me.
2And Methosalam made haste, and summoned his brethren, Regim, Riman, Uchan, Chermion, Gaidad, and all the elders of the people before the face of his father Enoch; and he blessed them, and said to them:
Enochs instructions to his sons
1Listen to me, my children, to-day.
2In those days when the Lord came down on to earth for Adams sake, and visited all his creatures, which he created himself, after all these he created Adam, and the Lord called all the beasts of the earth, all the reptiles, and all the birds that soar in the air, and brought them all before the face of our father Adam.
3And Adam gave the names to all things living on earth.
4And the Lord appointed him ruler over all, and subjected to him all things under his hands, and made them dumb and made them dull that they be commanded of man, and be in subjection and obedience to him.
5Thus also the Lord created every man lord over all his possessions.
6The Lord will not judge a single soul of beast for mans sake, but adjudges the souls of men to their beasts in this world; for men have a special place.
7And as every soul of man is according to number, similarly beasts will not perish, nor all souls of beasts which the Lord created, till the great judgment, and they will accuse man, if he feed them ill.
Enoch instructs his sons wherefore they may not touch unclean meat because of what comes from it
1Whoever defiles the soul of beasts, defiles his own soul.
2For man brings clean animals to make sacrifice for sin, that he may have cure of his soul.
3And if they bring for sacrifice clean animals, and birds, man has cure, he cures his soul.
4All is given you for food, bind it by the four feet, that is to make good the cure, he cures his soul.
5But whoever kills beast without wounds, kills his own souls and defiles his own flesh.
6And he who does any beast any injury whatsoever, in secret, it is evil practice, and he defiles his own soul.
He who does injury to the soul of another man, does injury to his own soul
1He who works the killing of a mans soul, kills his own soul, and kills his own body, and there is no cure for him for all time.
2He who puts a man in any snare, shall stick in it himself, and there is no cure for him for all time.
3He who puts a man in any vessel, his retribution will not be wanting at the great judgment for all time.
4He who works crookedly or speaks evil against any soul, will not make justice for himself for all time.
Enoch instructs his sons to keep themselves from injustice, to help others and to share
1And now, my children, keep your hearts from every injustice, which the Lord hates. Just as a man asks something for his own soul from God, so let him do to every living soul, because I know all things, how in the great time to come there is much inheritance prepared for men, good for the good, and bad for the bad, without number many.
2Blessed are those who enter the good houses, for in the bad houses there is no peace nor return from them.
3Hear, my children, small and great! When man puts a good thought in his heart, brings gifts from his labours before the Lords face and his hands made them not, then the Lord will turn away his face from the labour of his hand, and that man cannot find the labour of his hands.
4And if his hands made it, but his heart murmur, and his heart cease not making murmur incessantly, he has not any advantage.
Of how it is fitting to bring ones gifts in faith, because there is no repentance after death
1Blessed is the man who in his patience brings his gifts with faith before the Lords face, because he will find forgiveness of sins.
2But if he take back his words before the time, there is no repentance for him; and if the time pass and he do not of his own will what is promised, there is no repentance after death.
3Because every work which man does before the time, is all deceit before men, and sin before God.
Of how not to despise the poor, but to share with them equally, lest you be murmured against before God
1When man clothes the naked and fills the hungry, he will find reward from God.
2But if his heart murmur, he commits a double evil; ruin of himself and of that which he gives; and for him there will be no finding of reward on account of that.
3And if his own heart is filled with his food and his own flesh, clothed with his own clothing, he commits contempt, and will forfeit all his endurance of poverty, and will not find reward of his good deeds.
4Every proud and magniloquent man is hateful to the Lord, and every false speech, clothed in untruth; it will be cut with the blade of the sword of death, and thrown into the fire, and shall burn for all time.
Of how the Lord calls up Enoch, and people took counsel to go and kiss him at the place called Achuzan
1When Enoch had spoken these words to his sons, all people far and near heard how the Lord was calling Enoch. They took counsel together:
2Let us go and kiss Enoch, and two thousand men came together and came to the place Achuzan where Enoch was, and his sons.
3And the elders of the people, the whole assembly, came and bowed down and began to kiss Enoch and said to him:
4Our father Enoch, may you be blessed of the Lord, the eternal ruler, and now bless your sons and all the people, that we may be glorified to-day before your face.
5For you shalt be glorified before the Lords face for all time, since the Lord chose you, rather than all men on earth, and designated you writer of all his creation, visible and invisible, and redeemed of the sins of man, and helper of your household.
Of Enochs instructions to his sons
1And Enoch answered all his people saying: Hear, my children, before that all creatures were created, the Lord created the visible and invisible things.
2And as much time as there was and went past, understand that after all that he created man in the likeness of his own form, and put into him eyes to see, and ears to hear, and heart to reflect, and intellect wherewith to deliberate.
3And the Lord saw all mans works, and created all his creatures, and divided time, from time he fixed the years, and from the years he appointed the months, and from the months he appointed the days, and of days he appointed seven.
4And in those he appointed the hours, measured them out exactly, that man might reflect on time and count years, months, and hours, their alternation, beginning, and end, and that he might count his own life, from the beginning until death, and reflect on his sin and write his work bad and good; because no work is hidden before the Lord, that every man might know his works and never transgress all his commandments, and keep my handwriting from generation to generation.
5When all creation visible and invisible, as the Lord created it, shall end, then every man goes to the great judgment, and then all time shall perish, and the years, and thenceforward there will be neither months nor days nor hours, they will be adhered together and will not be counted.
6There will be one aeon, and all the righteous who shall escape the Lords great judgment, shall be collected in the great aeon, for the righteous the great aeon will begin, and they will live eternally, and then too there will be amongst them neither labour, nor sickness, nor humiliation, nor anxiety, nor need, nor brutality, nor night, nor darkness, but great light.
7And they shall have a great indestructible wall, and a paradise bright and incorruptible, for all corruptible things shall pass away, and there will be eternal life.
Enoch instructs his sons and all the elders of the people, how they are to walk with terror and trembling before the Lord, and serve him alone and not bow down to idols, but to God, who created heaven and earth and every creature, and to his image
1And now, my children, keep your souls from all injustice, such as the Lord hates.
2Walk before his face with terror and trembling and serve him alone.
3Bow down to the true God, not to dumb idols, but bow down to his similitude, and bring all just offerings before the Lords face. The Lord hates what is unjust.
4For the Lord sees all things; when man takes thought in his heart, then he counsels the intellects, and every thought is always before the Lord, who made firm the earth and put all creatures on it.
5If you look to heaven, the Lord is there; if you take thought of the seas deep and all the under-earth, the Lord is there.
6For the Lord created all things. Bow not down to things made by man, leaving the Lord of all creation, because no work can remain hidden before the Lords face.
7Walk, my children, in long-suffering, in meekness, honesty, in provocation, in grief, in faith and in truth, in reliance on promises, in illness, in abuse, in wounds, in temptation, in nakedness, in privation, loving one another, till you go out from this age of ills, that you become inheritors of endless time.
8Blessed are the just who shall escape the great judgment, for they shall shine forth more than the sun sevenfold, for in this world the seventh part is taken off from all, light, darkness, food, enjoyment, sorrow, paradise, torture, fire, frost, and other things; he put all down in writing, that you might read and understand.
The Lord let out darkness on to the earth and covered the people and Enoch, and Enoch was taken up on high, and light came again in the heaven
1When Enoch had talked to the people, the Lord sent out darkness on to the earth, and there was darkness, and it covered those men standing with Enoch, and they took Enoch up on to the highest heaven, where the Lord is; and he received him and placed him before his face, and the darkness went off from the earth, and light came again.
2And the people saw and understood not how Enoch had been taken, and glorified God, and found a roll in which was traced The Invisible God; and all went to their dwelling places.
1Enoch was born on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, and lived three hundred and sixty-five years.
2He was taken up to heaven on the first day of the month Tsivan and remained in heaven sixty days.
3He wrote all these signs of all creation, which the Lord created, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books, and handed them over to his sons and remained on earth thirty days, and was again taken up to heaven on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, on the very day and hour when he was born.
4As every mans nature in this life is dark, so are also his conception, birth, and departure from this life.
5At what hour he was conceived, at that hour he was born, and at that hour too he died.
6Methosalam and his brethren, all the sons of Enoch, made haste, and erected an altar at that place called Achuzan, whence and where Enoch had been taken up to heaven.
7And they took sacrificial oxen and summoned all people and sacrificed the sacrifice before the Lords face.
8All people, the elders of the people and the whole assembly came to the feast and brought gifts to the sons of Enoch.
9And they made a great feast, rejoicing and making merry three days, praising God, who had given them such a sign through Enoch, who had found favour with him, and that they should hand it on to their sons from generation to generation, from age to age.
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