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Book of Enoch

 

 


Section I. Chapters I-XXXVI 

	Introduction 
 
	I-V. Parable of Enoch on the Future Lot of the Wicked and the
Righteous. 
 
	1
 
	1 The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed
the elect and righteous, who will be 

	2 living 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 

	3 for to come. Concerning the elect I said, and took up my
parable concerning them: The Holy Great One will come forth from His
dwelling,

	4 And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, (even) on
Mount Sinai, [And appear from His camp] And appear in the strength of
His might from the heaven of heavens.
 
	5 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.
 
	6 And the high mountains shall be shaken, And the high hills
shall be made low, And shall melt like wax before the flame.
 
	7 And the earth shall be wholly rent in sunder, And all that
is upon the earth shall perish, And there shall be a judgement upon
all (men).
 
	8 But with the righteous He will make peace, 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.
 
	9 And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones
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.
 
	2
 
	1 Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how
they do not change their orbits, and the luminaries which are in the
heaven, how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and 

	2 transgress not against their appointed order. Behold ye the
earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from
first to last, how steadfast they are, how none of the things upon
earth 

	3 change, but all the works of God appear to you. Behold the
summer and the winter, how the whole earth is filled with water, and
clouds and dew and rain lie upon it.
 
	3
 
	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.
 
	4
 
	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.
 
	5
 
	1 Observe ye how the trees cover themselves with green leaves
and bear fruit: wherefore give ye heed and know with regard to all
His works, and recognize how He that liveth for ever hath made them
so.

	2 And all His works go on thus from year to year for ever,
and all the tasks which they accomplish for Him, and their tasks
change not, but according as God hath ordained so is it done. 

3 And behold how
          the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and change
not their tasks from His commandments'.
 
          4 But ye --ye have not been steadfast, nor done the
commandments of the Lord,
          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.
 
          5 Therefore shall ye execrate your days,
          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.
 
          6a In those days ye shall make your names an eternal
execration unto all the righteous,
          b And by you shall all who curse, curse,
          And all the sinners and godless shall imprecate by you,
          7c And for you the godless there shall be a curse.
 
          6d And all the ... shall rejoice,
          e And there shall be forgiveness of sins,
          f And every mercy and peace and forbearance:
          g There shall be salvation unto them, a goodly light.
 
          i And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation,
          j But on you all shall abide a curse.
          7a But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
          b And they shall inherit the earth.
 
          8 And then there shall be bestowed upon the elect wisdom,
          And they shall all live and never again sin,
          Either through ungodliness or through pride:
          But they who are wise shall be humble.
 
          9 And they shall not again transgress,
          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). 
 
       6
 
          1 And it came to pass when the children of men had
multiplied that in those days were born unto 2
          them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the
children of the heaven, saw and lusted after
          them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives
from among the children of men 3 and
          beget us children.' And Semj�z�, who was their leader, said
unto them: 'I fear ye will not 4 indeed
          agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the
penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered
	  him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind
ourselves
by mutual imprecations 5 not to abandon
	  this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all
together
and bound themselves 6 by mutual
          imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who
descended in the days of Jared on the
          summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon,
because they had sworn 7 and bound
          themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are
the names of their leaders: Sam�az�z, their
          leader, Ar�k�ba, R�m��l, K�kab��l, T�m��l, R�m��l, D�n�l,
�z�q��l, Bar�q�j�l, 8 As��l, Arm�r�s,
          Bat�r�l, An�n�l, Zaq��l, Sams�p��l, Satar�l, T�r�l, J�mj��l,
Sari�l. These are their chiefs of tens.
 
       7
 
          1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves
wives, and each chose for himself one,
          and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves
with them, and they taught them charms 2
          and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them
acquainted with plants. And they 3
          became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height
was three thousand ells: Who consumed 4
          all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer
sustain them, the giants turned against 5
          them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against
birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and 6 fish,
          and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then
the earth laid accusation against the
          lawless ones.
 
       8
 
          1 And Az�z�l taught men to make swords, and knives, and
shields, and breastplates, and made
          known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working
them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and
          the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and
all kinds of costly stones, and all 2
          colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and
they committed fornication, and they 3
          were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
Semj�z� taught enchantments, and
          root-cuttings, 'Arm�r�s the resolving of enchantments,
Bar�q�j�l (taught) astrology, K�kab�l the
          constellations, �z�q��l the knowledge of the clouds, Araqi�l
the signs of the earth, Shamsi�l the signs
          of the sun, and Sari�l the course of the moon. And as men
perished, they cried, and their cry went up
          to heaven...
 
       9
 
          1 And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down
from heaven and saw much blood
          being 2 shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being
wrought upon the earth. And they said one to
	  another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice
of
their cryingst up to the gates of heaven.
          3 And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men
make their suit, saying, "Bring our cause
	  4 before the Most High."' And they said to the Lord of
the
ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of
	  kings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory
(standeth)
unto all the generations of the 5 ages,
          and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the
ages! Thou hast made all things, and power
	  over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and
open in
Thy sight, and Thou seest all 6 things,
	  and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what
Az�z�l
hath done, who hath taught all
          unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets
which were (preserved) in heaven, which 7
          men were striving to learn: And Semj�z�, to whom Thou hast
given authority to bear rule over his
          associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men
upon the earth, and have slept with the 9
          women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them
all kinds of sins. And the women have 10
	  borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled
with
blood and unrighteousness. And now,
          behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and
making their suit to the gates of heaven, and
          their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because
of the lawless deeds which are 11
          wrought on the earth. And Thou knowest all things before
they come to pass, and Thou seest these
	  things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to
us
what we are to do to them in regard to
          these.'
 
       10
 
          1 Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and
sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, 2
	  and said to him: 'Go to Noah and tell him in my name
"Hide
thyself!" and reveal to him the end that is
          approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a
deluge is about to come 3 upon the whole
	  earth, and will destroy all that is on it. And now instruct
him
that he may escape 4 and his seed may be
	  preserved for all the generations of the world.' And again
the
Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Az�z�l hand
          and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an
opening 5 in the desert, which is in D�d��l, and
          cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks,
and cover him with darkness, and let
          him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may 6,7
not see light. And on the day of the great
          judgement he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth
which the angels have corrupted, and
          proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the
plague, and that all the children of men may
          not perish through all the secret things that the 8 Watchers
have disclosed and have taught their sons.
          And the whole earth has been corrupted 9 through the works
that were taught by Az�z�l: to him
	  ascribe all sin.' And to Gabriel said the Lord: 'Proceed
against
the bastards and the reprobates, and
	  against the children of fornication: and destroy [the
children
of fornication and] the children of the
          Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]:
send them one against the other that they
	  may destroy each other in 10 battle: for length of days
shall
they not have. And no request that they
	  (i.e. their fathers) make of thee shall be granted unto
their
fathers on their behalf; for they hope to live
          an eternal life, and 11 that each one of them will live five
hundred years.' And the Lord said unto
          Michael: 'Go, bind Semj�z� and his associates who have
united themselves with women so as to have
	  defiled themselves 12 with them in all their uncleanness.
And
when their sonshave slain one another,
          and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones,
bind them fast for seventy generations in the
	  valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and
of their
consummation, till the judgement that is
          13 for ever and ever is consummated. In those days they
shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and 14 to
	  the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined
for
ever. And whosoever shall be
          condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound
together with them to the end of all 15
	  generations. And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate
and
the children of the Watchers, because 16
          they have wronged mankind. Destroy all wrong from the face
of the earth and let every evil work
          come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth
appear: and it shall prove a blessing; the
	  works of righteousness and truth' shall be planted in truth
and
joy for evermore.
 
          17 And then shall all the righteous escape,
          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.
 
	  18 And then shall the whole earth be tilled in
righteousness,
and shall all be planted with trees and 19 be
	  full of blessing. And all desirable trees shall be planted
on it,
and they shall plant vines on it: and the
          vine which they plant thereon shall yield wine in abundance,
and as for all the seed which is sown
          thereon each measure (of it) shall bear a thousand, and each
measure of olives shall yield 20 ten
          presses of oil. And cleanse thou the earth from all
oppression, and from all unrighteousness, and from
	  all sin, and from all godlessness: and all the uncleanness
that
is wrought upon the earth 21 destroy from
          off the earth. And all the children of men shall become
righteous, and all nations 22 shall offer
          adoration and shall praise Me, and all shall worship Me. And
the earth shall be cleansed from all
          defilement, and from all sin, and from all punishment, and
from all torment, and I will never again send
          (them) upon it from generation to generation and for ever.
 
       11
 
          1 And in those days I will open the store chambers of
blessing which are in the heaven, so as to send 2
          them down upon the earth over the work and labour of the
children of men. And truth and peace shall
          be associated together throughout all the days of the world
and throughout all the generations of men.'
 
                 XII-XVI. Dream-Vision of Enoch: his Intercession for
Az�z�l and
		 the Fallen Angels: and his Announcement of their
first
and final
                                             Doom. 
 
       12
 
          1 Before these things Enoch was hidden, and no one of the
children of men knew where he was 2
          hidden, and where he abode, and what had become of him.
And his activities had to do with the
          Watchers, and his days were with the holy ones. 3 And I
Enoch was blessing the Lord of majesty and
	  the King of the ages, and lo! the Watchers 4 called me
--Enoch
the scribe-- and said to me: 'Enoch,
          thou scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of
the heaven who have left the high heaven,
          the holy eternal place, and have defiled themselves with
women, and have done as the children of
	  earth do, and have taken unto themselves 5 wives: "Ye
have
wrought great destruction on the earth:
          And ye shall have no peace nor forgiveness 6 of sin: and
inasmuch as they delight themselves in their
          children, The murder of their beloved ones shall they see,
and over the destruction of their children
	  shall they lament, and shall make supplication unto
eternity,
but mercy and peace shall ye not attain."'
 
       13
 
          1 And Enoch went and said: 'Az�z�l, thou shalt have no
peace: a severe sentence has gone forth 2
          against thee to put thee in bonds: And thou shalt not have
toleration nor request granted to thee,
          because of the unrighteousness which thou hast taught, and
because of all the works of godlessness 3
          and unrighteousness and sin which thou hast shown to men.'
Then I went and spoke to them all 4
          together, and they were all afraid, and fear and trembling
seized them. And they besought me to draw
	  up a petition for them that they might find forgiveness,
and to
read their petition in the presence 5 of
          the Lord of heaven. For from thenceforward they could not
speak (with Him) nor lift up their 6 eyes
          to heaven for shame of their sins for which they had been
condemned. Then I wrote out their petition,
          and the prayer in regard to their spirits and their deeds
individually and in regard to their 7 requests
          that they should have forgiveness and length. And I went off
and sat down at the waters of Dan, in the
	  land of Dan, to the south of the west of Hermon: I read
their
petition till I fell 8 asleep. And behold a
          dream came to me, and visions fell down upon me, and I saw
visions of chastisement, and a voice
          came bidding (me) to tell it to the sons of heaven, and
reprimand them. 9 And when I awaked, I came
          unto them, and they were all sitting gathered together,
weeping in 10 'Abelsj��l, which is between
          Lebanon and S�n�s�r, with their faces covered. And I
recounted before them all the visions which I
          had seen in sleep, and I began to speak the words of
righteousness, and to reprimand the heavenly
          Watchers.
 
       14
 
          1 The book of the words of righteousness, and of the
reprimand of the eternal Watchers in
          accordance 2 with the command of the Holy Great One in that
vision. I saw in my sleep what I will
          now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my
mouth: which the Great One has given to
          men to 3 converse therewith and understand with the heart.
As He has created and given to man the
          power of understanding the word of wisdom, so hath He
created me also and given me the power of
          reprimanding 4 the Watchers, the children of heaven. I wrote
out your petition, and in my vision it
	  appeared thus, that your petition will not be granted unto
you
throughout all the days of eternity, and
          that judgement 5 has been finally passed upon you: yea (your
petition) will not be granted unto you.
          And from henceforth you shall not ascend into heaven unto
all eternity, and in bonds of the earth the
          decree 6 has gone forth to bind you for all the days of the
world. And (that) previously you shall have
          seen the destruction of your beloved sons and ye shall have
no pleasure in them, but they shall fall
          before 7 you by the sword. And your petition on their behalf
shall not be granted, nor yet on your
          own: even though you weep and pray and speak all the
words contained in the writing which I have 8
          written. And the vision was shown to me thus: Behold, in the
vision clouds invited me and a mist
          summoned me, and the course of the stars and the lightnings
sped and hastened me, and the winds in
          9 the vision caused me to fly and lifted me upward, and bore
me into heaven. And I went in till I drew
          nigh to a wall which is built of crystals and surrounded by
tongues of fire: and it began to affright 10
          me. And I went into the tongues of fire and drew nigh to a
large house which was built of crystals: and
	  the walls of the house were like a tesselated floor (made)
of
crystals, and its groundwork was 11 of
          crystal. Its ceiling was like the path of the stars and the
lightnings, and between them were 12 fiery
          cherubim, and their heaven was (clear as) water. A flaming
fire surrounded the walls, and its 13 portals
	  blazed with fire. And I entered into that house, and it was
hot
as fire and cold as ice: there 14 were no
          delights of life therein: fear covered me, and trembling gat
hold upon me. And as I quaked 15 and
	  trembled, I fell upon my face. And I beheld a vision, And
lo!
there was a second house, greater 16
          than the former, and the entire portal stood open before me,
and it was built of flames of fire. And in
          every respect it so excelled in splendour and magnificence
and extent that I cannot describe to 17 you
          its splendour and its extent. And its floor was of fire, and
above it were lightnings and the path 18 of
	  the stars, and its ceiling also was flaming fire. And I
looked
and saw therein a lofty throne: its
          appearance was as crystal, and the wheels thereof as the
shining sun, and there was the vision of 19
          cherubim. And from underneath the throne came streams of
flaming fire so that I could not look 20
          thereon. And the Great Glory sat thereon, and His raiment
shone more brightly than the sun and 21
          was whiter than any snow. None of the angels could enter
and could behold His face by reason 22 of
          the magnificence and glory and no flesh could behold Him.
The flaming fire was round about Him, and
          a great fire stood before Him, and none around could draw
nigh Him: ten thousand times 23 ten
          thousand (stood) before Him, yet He needed no counselor.
And the most holy ones who were 24 nigh
          to Him did not leave by night nor depart from Him. And until
then I had been prostrate on my face,
          trembling: and the Lord called me with His own mouth, and
said to me: 'Come hither, 25 Enoch, and
          hear my word.' And one of the holy ones came to me and
waked me, and He made me rise up and
          approach the door: and I bowed my face downwards.
 
       15
 
          1 And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice:
'Fear not, Enoch, thou righteous 2 man
          and scribe of righteousness: approach hither and hear my
voice. And go, say to the Watchers of
          heaven, who have sent thee to intercede for them: "You
should intercede" for men, and not men 3 for
          you: Wherefore have ye left the high, holy, and eternal
heaven, and lain with women, and defiled
          yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to
yourselves wives, and done like the children 4 of
          earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons? And though ye
were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life,
          you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and
have begotten (children) with the blood of
	  flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh
and
blood as those also do who die 5 and
          perish. Therefore have I given them wives also that they
might impregnate them, and beget 6 children
	  by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on
earth.
But you were formerly 7 spiritual, living
	  the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the
world.
And therefore I have not appointed
	  wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven,
in
heaven is their dwelling. 8 And now, the
	  giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall
be
called evil spirits upon 9 the earth, and on
	  the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have
proceeded
from their bodies; because they are born
          from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and
primal origin; 10 they shall be evil spirits
          on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. [As for the
spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their
	  dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were
born
upon the earth, on the earth shall be their
          dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress,
destroy, attack, do battle, and work
          destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no
food, but nevertheless 12 hunger and thirst,
	  and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against
the
children of men and against the women,
          because they have proceeded from them.
 
       16
 
	  1 From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death
of
the giants, from the souls of whose flesh
	  the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without
incurring
judgement --thus shall they destroy until
          the day of the consummation, the great judgement in which
the age shall be 2 consummated, over the
          Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly
consummated." And now as to the watchers who
          have sent thee to intercede for them, who had been aforetime
in heaven, (say 3 to them): "You have
          been in heaven, but all the mysteries had not yet been
revealed to you, and you knew worthless ones,
          and these in the hardness of your hearts you have made
known to the women, and through these
          mysteries women and men work much evil on earth." 4 Say
to them therefore: "You have no peace."'
 
                  XVII-XXXVI. Enoch's Journeys through the Earth and
Sheol. 
 
                                    XVII-XIX. The First Journey. 
 
       17
 
          1 And they took and brought me to a place in which those
who were there were like flaming fire, 2
          and, when they wished, they appeared as men. And they
brought me to the place of darkness, and to
          a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven.
And I saw the places of the luminaries and
          the treasuries of the stars and of the thunder and in the
uttermost depths, where were 4 a fiery bow
          and arrows and their quiver, and a fiery sword and all the
lightnings. And they took 5 me to the living
          waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every
setting of the sun. And I came to a river of
	  fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges
itself into
the great sea towards 6 the west. I saw
	  the great rivers and came to the great river and to the
great
darkness, and went 7 to the place where
	  no flesh walks. I saw the mountains of the darkness of
winter
and the place 8 whence all the waters of
	  the deep flow. I saw the mouths of all the rivers of the
earth
and the mouth of the deep.
 
       18
 
          1 I saw the treasuries of all the winds: I saw how He had
furnished with them the whole creation 2 and
	  the firm foundations of the earth. And I saw the
corner-stone
of the earth: I saw the four 3 winds
	  which bear [the earth and] the firmament of the heaven. And
I
saw how the winds stretch out the
          vaults of heaven, and have their station between heaven and
earth: these are the pillars 4 of the
          heaven. I saw the winds of heaven which turn and bring the
circumference of the sun and 5 all the stars
          to their setting. I saw the winds on the earth carrying the
clouds: I saw the paths 6 of the angels. I saw
          at the end of the earth the firmament of the heaven above.
And I proceeded and saw a place which
          burns day and night, where there are seven mountains of
magnificent stones, 7 three towards the east,
          and three towards the south. And as for those towards the
east, one was of coloured stone, and one
          of pearl, and one of jacinth, and those towards the south of
red stone. 8 But the middle one reached
	  to heaven like the throne of God, of alabaster, and the
summit
of the 9,10 throne was of sapphire. And
          I saw a flaming fire. And beyond these mountains Is a region
the end of the great earth: there the
          heavens were completed. And I saw a deep abyss, with
columns of heavenly fire, and among them I
          saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike
towards 12 the height and towards the
          depth. And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no
firmament of the heaven above, and no
          firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon it,
and no 13 birds, but it was a waste and
          horrible place. I saw there seven stars like great burning
mountains, 14 and to me, when I inquired
          regarding them, The angel said: 'This place is the end of
heaven and 15 earth: this has become a prison
	  for the stars and the host of heaven. And the stars which
roll
over the fire are they which have
          transgressed the commandment of the Lord in the beginning
of 16 their rising, because they did not
          come forth at their appointed times. And He was wroth with
them, and bound them till the time when
          their guilt should be consummated (even) for ten thousand
years.'
 
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	  1 And Uriel said to me: 'Here shall stand the angels who
have
connected themselves with women, and
          their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling
mankind and shall lead them astray into
	  sacrificing to demons as gods, (here shall they stand,)
till the
day of the great judgement in 2 which
          they shall be judged till they are made an end of. And the
women also of the angels who 3 went astray
	  shall become sirens.' And I, Enoch, alone saw the vision,
the
ends of all things: and no man shall see
          as I have seen.
 
			  XX. Names and Functions of the Seven
Archangels. 
 
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          1,2 And these are the names of the holy angels who watch.
Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is 3 over
	  the world and over Tartarus. Raphael, one of the holy
angels,
who is over the spirits of men. 4,5
          Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the
world of the luminaries. Michael, one 6 of
	  the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part
of
mankind and over chaos. Saraq��l, 7 one of
          the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the
spirit. Gabriel, one of the holy 8 angels, who
          is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim. Remiel,
one of the holy angels, whom God set
          over those who rise.
 
                           XXI-XXXVI. The Second Journey of Enoch. 
 
                 XXI. Preliminary and final Place of Punishment of the
fallen Angels (stars). 
 
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          1,2 And I proceeded to where things were chaotic. And I saw
there something horrible: I saw neither 3
          a heaven above nor a firmly founded earth, but a place
chaotic and horrible. And there I saw 4 seven
	  stars of the heaven bound together in it, like great
mountains
and burning with fire. Then 5 I said: 'For
          what sin are they bound, and on what account have they been
cast in hither?' Then said Uriel, one of
          the holy angels, who was with me, and was chief over them,
and said: 'Enoch, why 6 dost thou ask,
	  and why art thou eager for the truth? These are of the
number
of the stars of heaven, which have
          transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and are bound
here till ten thousand years, 7 the time
          entailed by their sins, are consummated.' And from thence I
went to another place, which was still
          more horrible than the former, and I saw a horrible thing: a
great fire there which burnt and blazed,
	  and the place was cleft as far as the abyss, being full of
great
descending columns of 8 fire: neither its
	  extent or magnitude could I see, nor could I conjecture.
Then I
said: 'How 9 fearful is the place and
          how terrible to look upon!' Then Uriel answered me, one of
the holy angels who was with me, and
          said unto me: 'Enoch, why hast thou such fear and affright?'
And 10 I answered: 'Because of this
	  fearful place, and because of the spectacle of the pain.'
And
he said unto me: 'This place is the prison
          of the angels, and here they will be imprisoned for ever.'
 
                                   XXII. Sheol or the Underworld. 
 
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          1 And thence I went to another place, and he mountain [and]
of hard rock. 2 And there was in it four
          hollow places, deep and wide and very smooth. How smooth
are the hollow places and deep and
          dark to look at. 3 Then Raphael answered, one of the holy
angels who was with me, and said unto
          me: 'These hollow places have been created for this very
purpose, that the spirits of the souls of the
	  dead should 4 assemble therein, yea that all the souls of
the
children of men should assemble here.
          And these places have been made to receive them till the day
of their judgement and till their
          appointed period [till the period appointed], till the great
judgement (comes) upon them.' I saw (the
	  spirit of) a dead man making suit, 5 and his voice went
forth to
heaven and made suit. And I asked
          Raphael the angel who was 6 with me, and I said unto him:
'This spirit which maketh suit, whose is it,
          whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit to heaven?' 7 And
he answered me saying: 'This is the spirit
          which went forth from Abel, whom his brother Cain slew, and
he makes his suit against him till his
	  seed is destroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed
is
annihilated from amongst the seed of
	  men.' 8 The I asked regarding it, and regarding all the
hollow
places: 'Why is one separated from the
          other?' 9 And he answered me and said unto me: 'These
three have been made that the spirits of the
          dead might be separated. And such a division has been make
(for) the spirits of the righteous, in
          which there is the bright spring of 10 water. And such has
been made for sinners when they die and
          are buried in the earth and judgement has not been executed
on them in their 11 lifetime. Here their
	  spirits shall be set apart in this great pain till the
great day of
judgement and punishment and torment
	  of those who curse for ever and retribution for their
spirits.
There 12 He shall bind them for ever. And
          such a division has been made for the spirits of those who
make their suit, who make disclosures
          concerning their destruction, when they were slain in the
days 13 of the sinners. Such has been made
          for the spirits of men who were not righteous but sinners,
who were complete in transgression, and of
	  the transgressors they shall be companions: but their
spirits
shall not be slain in the day of judgement
          nor shall they be raised from thence.' 14 The I blessed the
Lord of glory and said: 'Blessed be my
          Lord, the Lord of righteousness, who ruleth for ever.'
 
			XXIII. The fire that deals with the
Luminaries of
Heaven. 
 
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          1,2 From thence I went to another place to the west of the
ends of the earth. And I saw a burning 3 fire
	  which ran without resting, and paused not from its course
day
or night but (ran) regularly. And 4 I
          asked saying: 'What is this which rests not?' Then Raguel,
one of the holy angels who was with me,
          answered me and said unto me: 'This course of fire which
thou hast seen is the fire in the west which
          persecutes all the luminaries of heaven.'
 
                 XXIV-XXV. The Seven Mountains in the North-West and
the Tree of Life. 
 
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	  1 And from thence I went to another place of the earth, and
he
showed me a mountain range of 2 fire
          which burnt day and night. And I went beyond it and saw
seven magnificent mountains all differing
          each from the other, and the stones (thereof) were
magnificent and beautiful, magnificent as a whole,
          of glorious appearance and fair exterior: three towards the
east, one founded on the other, and three
          towards the south, one upon the other, and deep rough
ravines, no one of which 3 joined with any
          other. And the seventh mountain was in the midst of these,
and it excelled them 4 in height, resembling
	  the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the
throne.
And amongst them was a tree such as I
          had never yet smelt, neither was any amongst them nor were
others like it: it had a fragrance beyond
          all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not
for ever: 5 and its fruit is beautiful, and
          its fruit n resembles the dates of a palm. Then I said: 'How
beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its
	  leaves are fair, and its blooms very delightful in
appearance.'
6 Then answered Michael, one of the
          holy and honoured angels who was with me, and was their
leader.
 
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          1 And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why dost thou ask me
regarding the fragrance of the tree, 2 and why
          dost thou wish to learn the truth?' Then I answered him
saying: 'I wish to 3 know about everything, but
          especially about this tree.' And he answered saying: 'This
high mountain which thou hast seen, whose
          summit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the
Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the
	  Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit 4
the
earth with goodness. And as for this
	  fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the
great
judgement, when He shall take vengeance
	  on all and bring (everything) to its consummation 5 for
ever. It
shall then be given to the righteous and
          holy. Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be
transplanted to the holy place, to the temple of
          the Lord, the Eternal King.
 
          6 Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad,
          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.'
 
	  7 Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who
hath
prepared such things for the righteous,
          and hath created them and promised to give to them.
 
                       XXVI. Jerusalem and the Mountains, Ravines, and
Streams.
 
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	  1 And I went from thence to the middle of the earth, and I
saw
a blessed place in which there were 2
          trees with branches abiding and blooming [of a dismembered
tree]. And there I saw a holy mountain,
          3 and underneath the mountain to the east there was a stream
and it flowed towards the south. And I
          saw towards the east another mountain higher than this, and
between them a deep and narrow 4
          ravine: in it also ran a stream underneath the mountain. And
to the west thereof there was another
	  mountain, lower than the former and of small elevation, and
a
ravine deep and dry between 5 them:
	  and another deep and dry ravine was at the extremities of
the
three mountains. And all the ravines
          were deep rand narrow, (being formed) of hard rock, and
trees were not planted upon 6 them. And I
          marveled at the rocks, and I marveled at the ravine, yea, I
marveled very much.
 
			     XXVII. The Purpose of the Accursed
Valley. 
 
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	  1 Then said I: 'For what object is this blessed land, which
is
entirely filled with trees, and this 2
          accursed valley between?' Then Uriel, one of the holy angels
who was with me, answered and said:
	  'This accursed valley is for those who are accursed for
ever:
Here shall all the accursed be gathered
          together who utter with their lips against the Lord unseemly
words and of His glory speak hard things.
	  Here shall they be gathered together, and here 3 shall be
their
place of judgement. In the last days
          there shall be upon them the spectacle of righteous
judgement in the presence of the righteous for
          ever: here shall the merciful bless the Lord of glory, the
Eternal King. 4 In the days of judgement over
          the former, they shall bless Him for the mercy in accordance
with 5 which He has assigned them (their
	  lot).' Then I blessed the Lord of Glory and set forth His
glory
and lauded Him gloriously.
 
			     XXVIII-XXXIII. Further Journey to the
East. 
 
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          1 And thence I went towards the east, into the midst of the
mountain range of the desert, and 2 I saw a
	  wilderness and it was solitary, full of trees and plants.
And
water gushed forth from 3 above. Rushing
          like a copious watercourse [which flowed] towards the
north-west it caused clouds and dew to
          ascend on every side.
 
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          1 And thence I went to another place in the desert, and
approached to the east of this mountain 2
          range. And there I saw aromatic trees exhaling the fragrance
of frankincense and myrrh, and the trees
          also were similar to the almond tree.
 
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          1,2 And beyond these, I went afar to the east, and I saw
another place, a valley (full) of water. And 3
	  therein there was a tree, the colour (?) of fragrant trees
such
as the mastic. And on the sides of those
          valleys I saw fragrant cinnamon. And beyond these I
proceeded to the east.
 
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          1 And I saw other mountains, and amongst them were groves
of trees, and there flowed forth from 2
          them nectar, which is named sarara and galbanum. And
beyond these mountains I saw another
          mountain to the east of the ends of the earth, whereon were
aloe-trees, and all the trees were full 3 of
          stacte, being like almond-trees. And when one burnt it, it
smelt sweeter than any fragrant odour.
 
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          1 And after these fragrant odours, as I looked towards the
north over the mountains I saw seven
	  mountains full of choice nard and fragrant trees and
cinnamon
and pepper. 2 And thence I went over
          the summits of all these mountains, far towards the east of
the earth, and passed above the Erythraean
          sea and went far from it, and passed over the angel Zotiel.
And I came to the Garden of
          Righteousness, 3 I and from afar off trees more numerous
than I these trees and great-two trees there,
	  very great, beautiful, and glorious, and magnificent, and
the
tree of knowledge, whose holy fruit they
	  eat and know great wisdom. 4 That tree is in height like
the fir,
and its leaves are like (those of) the
	  Carob tree: and its fruit 5 is like the clusters of the
vine, very
beautiful: and the fragrance of the tree
	  penetrates afar. Then 6 I said: 'How beautiful is the tree,
and
how attractive is its look!' Then Raphael
          the holy angel, who was with me, answered me and said:
'This is the tree of wisdom, of which thy
          father old (in years) and thy aged mother, who were before
thee, have eaten, and they learnt wisdom
          and their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were
naked and they were driven out of the
          garden.'
 
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          1 And from thence I went to the ends of the earth and saw
there great beasts, and each differed from
	  the other; and (I saw) birds also differing in appearance
and
beauty and voice, the one differing from
          the other. And to the east of those beasts I saw the ends of
the earth whereon the heaven 2 rests, and
          the portals of the heaven open. And I saw how the stars of
heaven come forth, and 3 I counted the
          portals out of which they proceed, and wrote down all their
outlets, of each individual star by itself,
          according to their number and their names, their courses and
their positions, and their 4 times and their
          months, as Uriel the holy angel who was with me showed me.
He showed all things to me and wrote
          them down for me: also their names he wrote for me, and
their laws and their companies.
 
			     XXXIV-XXXV. Enoch's Journey to the
North. 
 
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	  1 And from thence I went towards the north to the ends of
the
earth, and there I saw a great and 2
	  glorious device at the ends of the whole earth. And here I
saw
three portals of heaven open in the
          heaven: through each of them proceed north winds: when
they blow there is cold, hail, frost, 3 snow,
          dew, and rain. And out of one portal they blow for good: but
when they blow through the other two
	  portals, it is with violence and affliction on the earth,
and they
blow with violence.
 
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          1 And from thence I went towards the west to the ends of the
earth, and saw there three portals of the
          heaven open such as I had seen in the east, the same number
of portals, and the same number of
          outlets.
 
                                  XXXVI. The Journey to the South. 
 
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	  1 And from thence I went to the south to the ends of the
earth,
and saw there three open portals 2 of
          the heaven: and thence there come dew, rain, and wind. And
from thence I went to the east to the
	  ends of the heaven, and saw here the three eastern portals
of
heaven open and small portals 3 above
          them. Through each of these small portals pass the stars of
heaven and run their course to the west on
          the path which is shown to them. And as often as I saw I
blessed always the Lord of Glory, and I
          continued to bless the Lord of Glory who has wrought great
and glorious wonders, to show the
	  greatness of His work to the angels and to spirits and to
men,
that they might praise His work and all
          His creation: that they might see the work of His might and
praise the great work of His hands and
          bless Him for ever.
 
                         Section II. Chapters XXXVII-LXXI 
                                       The Parables 
 
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          1 The second vision which he saw, the vision of wisdom
-which Enoch the son of Jared, the son 2 of
	  Mahalalel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of
Seth,
the son of Adam, saw. And this is the
          beginning of the words of wisdom which I lifted up my voice
to speak and say to those which dwell
          on earth: Hear, ye men of old time, and see, ye that come
after, the words of the Holy 3 One which I
	  will speak before the Lord of Spirits. It were better to
declare
(them only) to the men of old time, but
          even from those that come after we will not withhold the
beginning of wisdom. 4 Till the present day
          such wisdom has never been given by the Lord of Spirits as I
have received according to my insight,
	  according to the good pleasure of the Lord of Spirits by
whom
the lot of 5 eternal life has been given
          to me. Now three Parables were imparted to me, and I lifted
up my voice and recounted them to
          those that dwell on the earth.
 
                               XXXVIII-XLIV. The First Parable. 
 
			   XXXVIII. The Coming Judgement of the
Wicked. 
 
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          1 The first Parable.
 
          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:
 
          2 And when the Righteous One shall appear before the eyes
of the righteous,
          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.
 
	  3 When the secrets of the righteous shall be revealed and
the
sinners judged,
          And the godless driven from the presence of the righteous
and elect,
	  4 From that time those that possess the earth shall no
longer
be powerful and exalted:
          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.
 
          5 Then shall the kings and the mighty perish
          And be given into the hands of the righteous and holy.
          6 And thenceforward none shall seek for themselves mercy
from the Lord of Spirits
          For their life is at an end.
 
             XXXIX. The Abode of the Righteous and the Elect One: the
Praises of the Blessed. 
 
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	  1 [And it shall come to pass in those days that elect and
holy
children will descend from the 2 high
          heaven, and their seed will become one with the children of
men. And in those days Enoch received
          books of zeal and wrath, and books of disquiet and
expulsion.]
 
          And mercy shall not be accorded to them, saith the Lord of
Spirits.
	  3 And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the
earth,
          And set me down at the end of the heavens.
 
          4 And there I saw another vision, the dwelling-places of the
holy,
          And the resting-places of the righteous.
 
          5 Here mine eyes saw their dwellings with His righteous
angels,
          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.
 
          6a And in that place mine eyes saw the Elect One of
righteousness and of faith,
	  7a And I saw his dwelling-place under the wings of the Lord
of
Spirits.
          6b And righteousness shall prevail in his days,
          And the righteous and elect shall be without number before
Him for ever and ever.
	  7b And all the righteous and elect before Him shall be
strong
as fiery lights,
          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.]
          8 There I wished to dwell,
          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.
	  9 In those days I praised and extolled the name of the Lord
of
Spirits with blessings and praises,
          because He hath destined me for blessing and glory
according to the good pleasure of the Lord of 10
          Spirits. For a long time my eyes regarded that place, and I
blessed Him and praised Him, saying:
          'Blessed is He, and may He be blessed from the beginning
and for evermore. And before Him there is
          no ceasing. He knows before the world was created what is
for ever and what will be from 12
          generation unto generation. Those who sleep not bless Thee:
they stand before Thy glory and bless,
	  praise, and extol, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, is the
Lord of
Spirits: He filleth the earth with 13 spirits."'
          And here my eyes saw all those who sleep not: they stand
before Him and bless and say: 14 'Blessed
          be Thou, and blessed be the name of the Lord for ever and
ever.' And my face was changed; for I
          could no longer behold.
 
                                  XL-XLI. 2. The Four Archangels. 
 
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          1 And after that I saw thousands of thousands and ten
thousand times ten thousand, I saw a multitude
          2 beyond number and reckoning, who stood before the Lord
of Spirits. And on the four sides of the
	  Lord of Spirits I saw four presences, different from those
that
sleep not, and I learnt their names: for
          the angel that went with me made known to me their names,
and showed me all the hidden things. 3
          And I heard the voices of those four presences as they
uttered praises before the Lord of glory. 4,5
	  The first voice blesses the Lord of Spirits for ever and
ever.
And the second voice I heard blessing 6
          the Elect One and the elect ones who hang upon the Lord of
Spirits. And the third voice I heard pray
	  and intercede for those who dwell on the earth and
supplicate
in the name of the Lord of Spirits. 7
          And I heard the fourth voice fending off the Satans and
forbidding them to come before the Lord 8 of
          Spirits to accuse them who dwell on the earth. After that I
asked the angel of peace who went with
          me, who showed me everything that is hidden: 'Who are
these four presences which I have 9 seen and
          whose words I have heard and written down?' And he said to
me: 'This first is Michael, the merciful
          and long-suffering: and the second, who is set over all the
diseases and all the wounds of the children
          of men, is Raphael: and the third, who is set over all the
powers, is Gabriel: and the fourth, who is set
          over the repentance unto hope of those who inherit eternal
life, is named Phanuel.' 10 And these are
          the four angels of the Lord of Spirits and the four voices I
heard in those days.
 
                                   XLI. 3-9. Astronomical Secrets. 
 
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	  1 And after that I saw all the secrets of the heavens, and
how
the kingdom is divided, and how the 2
          actions of men are weighed in the balance. And there I saw
the mansions of the elect and the
	  mansions of the holy, and mine eyes saw there all the
sinners
being driven from thence which deny the
          name of the Lord of Spirits, and being dragged off: and they
could not abide because of the
          punishment which proceeds from the Lord of Spirits. 3 And
there mine eyes saw the secrets of the
          lightning and of the thunder, and the secrets of the winds,
how they are divided to blow over the
          earth, and the secrets of the clouds and dew, and there 4 I
saw from whence they proceed in that
          place and from whence they saturate the dusty earth. And
there I saw closed chambers out of which
	  the winds are divided, the chamber of the hail and winds,
the
chamber of the mist, and of the clouds,
          and the cloud thereof hovers over the earth from the 5
beginning of the world. And I saw the
          chambers of the sun and moon, whence they proceed and
whither they come again, and their glorious
	  return, and how one is superior to the other, and their
stately
orbit, and how they do not leave their
	  orbit, and they add nothing to their orbit and they take
nothing
from it, and they keep faith with each
          other, in accordance with the oath by which they 6 are bound
together. And first the sun goes forth
          and traverses his path according to the commandment 7 of
the Lord of Spirits, and mighty is His name
          for ever and ever. And after that I saw the hidden and the
visible path of the moon, and she
          accomplishes the course of her path in that place by day and
by night-the one holding a position
          opposite to the other before the Lord of Spirits.
 
          And they give thanks and praise and rest not;
          For unto them is their thanksgiving rest.
          8 For the sun changes oft for a blessing or a curse,
          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.
 
	  9 For no angel hinders and no power is able to hinder; for
He
appoints a judge for them all and He
          judges them all before Him.
 
                      XLII. The Dwelling-places of Wisdom and of
Unrighteousness. 
 
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          1 Wisdom found no place where she might dwell;
          Then a dwelling-place was assigned her in the heavens.
 
          2 Wisdom went forth to make her dwelling among the
children of men,
          And found no dwelling-place:
 
          Wisdom returned to her place,
          And took her seat among the angels.
 
          3 And unrighteousness went forth from her chambers:
          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. 
 
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          1 And I saw other lightnings and the stars of heaven, and I
saw how He called them all by their 2
          names and they hearkened unto Him. And I saw how they are
weighed in a righteous balance
	  according to their proportions of light: (I saw) the width
of
their spaces and the day of their appearing,
	  and how their revolution produces lightning: and (I saw)
their
revolution according to the 3 number of
          the angels, and (how) they keep faith with each other. And I
asked the angel who went 4 with me who
          showed me what was hidden: 'What are these?' And he said
to me: 'The Lord of Spirits hath showed
	  thee their parabolic meaning (lit. 'their parable'): these
are the
names of the holy who dwell on the
	  earth and believe in the name of the Lord of Spirits for
ever
and ever.'
 
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          1 Also another phenomenon I saw in regard to the lightnings:
how some of the stars arise and become
          lightnings and cannot part with their new form.
 
                                XLV-LVII. The Second Parable. 
 
		   XLV. The Lot of the Apostates: the New Heaven and
the
New Earth. 
 
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          1 And this is the second Parable concerning those who deny
the name of the dwelling of the holy ones
          and the Lord of Spirits.
 
          2 And into the heaven they shall not ascend,
          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.
 
	  3 On that day Mine Elect One shall sit on the throne of
glory
          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:
          4 Then will I cause Mine Elect One to dwell among them.
 
          And I will transform the heaven and make it an eternal
blessing and light
          5 And I will transform the earth and make it a blessing:
 
          And I will cause Mine elect ones to dwell upon it:
          But the sinners and evil-doers shall not set foot thereon.
 
          6 For I have provided and satisfied with peace My righteous
ones
          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. 
 
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          1 And there I saw One who had a head of days,
          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.
          2 And I asked the angel who went with me and showed me all
the hidden things, concerning that 3
          Son of Man, who he was, and whence he was, (and) why he
went with the Head of Days? And he
          answered and said unto me:
          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.
 
          4 And this Son of Man whom thou hast seen
          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.
 
          5 [And he shall put down the kings from their thrones and
kingdoms]
          Because they do not extol and praise Him,
          Nor humbly acknowledge whence the kingdom was
bestowed upon them.
          6 And he shall put down the countenance of the strong,
          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. 
 
          7 And these are they who judge the stars of heaven,
          [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,
 
          8 And they persecute the houses of His congregations,
          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. 
 
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          1 And in those days shall have ascended the prayer of the
righteous,
	  And the blood of the righteous from the earth before the
Lord
of Spirits.
 
          2 In those days the holy ones who dwell above in the
heavens
          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.
 
          3 In those days I saw the Head of Days when He seated
himself upon the throne of His glory,
          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,
 
          4 And the hearts of the holy were filled with joy;
          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. 
 
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          1 And in that place I saw the fountain of righteousness
          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.
          2 And at that hour that Son of Man was named
          In the presence of the Lord of Spirits,
          And his name before the Head of Days.
 
          3 Yea, before the sun and the signs were created,
          Before the stars of the heaven were made,
          His name was named before the Lord of Spirits.
 
          4 He shall be a staff to the righteous whereon to stay
themselves and not fall,
          And he shall be the light of the Gentiles,
          And the hope of those who are troubled of heart.
 
          5 All who dwell on earth shall fall down and worship before
him,
	  And will praise and bless and celebrate with song the Lord
of
Spirits.
 
          6 And for this reason hath he been chosen and hidden before
Him,
          Before the creation of the world and for evermore.
 
          7 And the wisdom of the Lord of Spirits hath revealed him to
the holy and righteous;
          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.
 
          8 In these days downcast in countenance shall the kings of
the earth have become,
          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.
          9 And I will give them over into the hands of Mine elect:
	  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.
 
	  10 And on the day of their affliction there shall be rest
on the
earth,
          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. 
 
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          1 For wisdom is poured out like water,
          And glory faileth not before him for evermore.
 
          2 For he is mighty in all the secrets of righteousness,
          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.
 
          3 And in him dwells the spirit of wisdom,
          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.
 
          4 And he shall judge the secret things,
          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. 
 
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	  1 And in those days a change shall take place for the holy
and
elect,
          And the light of days shall abide upon them,
          And glory and honour shall turn to the holy,
          2 On the day of affliction on which evil shall have been
treasured up against the sinners.
 
	  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.
 
          3 They shall have no honour through the name of the Lord of
Spirits,
          Yet through His name shall they be saved,
          And the Lord of Spirits will have compassion on them,
          For His compassion is great.
 
          4 And He is righteous also in His judgement,
          And in the presence of His glory unrighteousness also shall
not maintain itself:
          At His judgement the unrepentant shall perish before Him.
	  5 And from henceforth I will have no mercy on them, saith
the
Lord of Spirits.
 
          LI. The Resurrection of the Dead, and the Separation by the
Judge of the Righteous and the
                                            Wicked. 
 
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	  1 And in those days shall the earth also give back that
which
has been entrusted to it,
          And Sheol also shall give back that which it has received,
          And hell shall give back that which it owes.
 
          5a For in those days the Elect One shall arise,
          2 And he shall choose the righteous and holy from among
them:
          For the day has drawn nigh that they should be saved.
 
          3 And the Elect One shall in those days sit on My throne,
          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.
 
          4 And in those days shall the mountains leap like rams,
	  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.
 
          5b And the earth shall rejoice,
          c And the righteous shall dwell upon it,
          d And the elect shall walk thereon.
 
			  LII. The Seven Metal Mountains and the
Elect One. 
 
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	  l And after those days in that place where I had seen all
the
visions of that which is hidden -for 2 I had
          been carried off in a whirlwind and they had borne me
towards the west -There mine eyes saw all the
	  secret things of heaven that shall be, a mountain of iron,
and
a mountain of copper, and a mountain of
	  silver, and a mountain of gold, and a mountain of soft
metal,
and a mountain of lead. 3 And I asked
          the angel who went with me, saying, 'What things are these
which I have seen in 4 secret?' And he
          said unto me: 'All these things which thou hast seen shall
serve the dominion of His Anointed that he
          may be potent and mighty on the earth.' 5 And that angel of
peace answered, saying unto me: 'Wait a
          little, and there shall be revealed unto thee all the secret
things which surround the Lord of Spirits.
          6 And these mountains which thine eyes have seen,
          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.
          7 And it shall come to pass in those days that none shall be
saved,
          Either by gold or by silver,
          And none be able to escape.
          8 And there shall be no iron for war,
          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.
          9 And all these things shall be [denied and] destroyed from
the surface of the earth,
          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.
 
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          1 There mine eyes saw a deep valley with open mouths, and
all who dwell on the earth and sea and
          islands shall bring to him gifts and presents and tokens of
homage, but that deep valley shall not
          become full.
          2 And their hands commit lawless deeds,
          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.
          3 For I saw all the angels of punishment abiding (there) and
preparing all the instruments of Satan. 4
          And I asked the angel of peace who went with me: 'For whom
are they preparing these Instruments?'
          5 And he said unto me: 'They prepare these for the kings and
the mighty of this earth, that they may
          thereby be destroyed. 6 And after this the Righteous and
Elect One shall cause the house of his
          congregation to appear: henceforth they shall be no more
hindered in the name of the Lord of Spirits.
	  7 And these mountains shall not stand as the earth before
his
righteousness,
          But the hills shall be as a fountain of water,
          And the righteous shall have rest from the oppression of
sinners.'
 
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          1 And I looked and turned to another part of the earth, and
saw there a deep valley with burning 2
	  fire. And they brought the kings and the mighty, and began
to
cast them into this deep valley. 3 And
          there mine eyes saw how they made these their instruments,
iron chains of immeasurable weight. 4
          And I asked the angel of peace who went with me, saying:
'For whom are these chains being
          prepared?' And he said unto me: 'These are being prepared
for the hosts of Az�z�l, so that they may
          take them and cast them into the abyss of complete
condemnation, and they shall cover their jaws
          with rough stones as the Lord of Spirits commanded.
 
          6 And Michael, and Gabriel, and Raphael, and Phanuel shall
take hold of them on that great day, and
	  cast them on that day into the burning furnace, that the
Lord
of Spirits may take vengeance on them
          for their unrighteousness in becoming subject to Satan and
leading astray those who dwell on the
          earth.'
 
                      LIV.7.-LV.2. Noachic Fragment on the first World
Judgement. 
 
          7 And in those days shall punishment come from the Lord of
Spirits, and he will open all the chambers
          of waters which are above the heavens, and of the fountains
which are beneath the earth. 8 And all the
          waters shall be joined with the waters: that which is above
the heavens is the masculine, 9 and the
          water which is beneath the earth is the feminine. And they
shall destroy all who dwell 10 on the earth
          and those who dwell under the ends of the heaven. And when
they have recognized their
          unrighteousness which they have wrought on the earth, then
by these shall they perish.
 
		  LV.3.-LVI.4. Final Judgement of Azazel, the
Watchers and
their children. 
 
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	  1 And after that the Head of Days repented and said: 'In
vain
have I destroyed all who dwell 2 on the
	  earth.' And He sware by His great name: 'Henceforth I will
not
do so to all who dwell on the earth,
	  and I will set a sign in the heaven: and this shall be a
pledge
of good faith between Me and them for
          ever, so long as heaven is above the earth. And this is in
accordance with My command. 3 When I
          have desired to take hold of them by the hand of the angels
on the day of tribulation and pain because
          of this, I will cause My chastisement and My wrath to abide
upon them, saith 4 God, the Lord of
	  Spirits. Ye mighty kings who dwell on the earth, ye shall
have
to behold Mine Elect One, how he sits
          on the throne of glory and judges Az�z�l, and all his
associates, and all his hosts in the name of the
          Lord of Spirits.'
 
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          1 And I saw there the hosts of the angels of punishment
going, and they held scourges and chains 2 of
          iron and bronze. And I asked the angel of peace who went
with me, saying: 'To whom are 3 these
          who hold the scourges going?' And he said unto me: 'To their
elect and beloved ones, that they may
          be cast into the chasm of the abyss of the valley.
 
          4 And then that valley shall be filled with their elect and
beloved,
          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. 
 
          5 And in those days the angels shall return
          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.
 
          6 And they shall go up and tread under foot the land of His
elect ones
          [And the land of His elect ones shall be before them a
threshing-floor and a highway :]
          7 But the city of my righteous shall be a hindrance to their
horses.
 
          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.
 
          8 In those days Sheol shall open its jaws,
          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. 
 
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          1 And it came to pass after this that I saw another host of
wagons, and men riding thereon, and 2
          coming on the winds from the east, and from the west to the
south. And the noise of their wagons was
          heard, and when this turmoil took place the holy ones from
heaven remarked it, and the pillars of the
          earth were moved from their place, and the sound thereof
was heard from the one end of heaven 3 to
	  the other, in one day. And they shall all fall down and
worship
the Lord of Spirits. And this is the end
          of the second Parable.
 
                                LVIII-LXXI. The Third Parable. 
 
                                LVIII. The Blessedness of the Saints. 
 
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          1 And I began to speak the third Parable concerning the
righteous and elect.
 
          2 Blessed are ye, ye righteous and elect,
          For glorious shall be your lot.
 
          3 And the righteous shall be in the light of the sun.
          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.
 
          4 And they shall seek the light and find righteousness with
the Lord of Spirits:
          There shall be peace to the righteous in the name of the
Eternal Lord.
 
          5 And after this it shall be said to the holy in heaven
          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.
 
          6 And there shall be a light that never endeth,
          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. 
 
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	  1 [In those days mine eyes saw the secrets of the
lightnings,
and of the lights, and the judgements they
	  execute (lit. 'their judgement'): and they lighten for a
blessing
or a curse as the Lord of 2 Spirits willeth.
          And there I saw the secrets of the thunder, and how when it
resounds above in the heaven, the sound
          thereof is heard, and he caused me to see the judgements
executed on the earth, whether they be for
	  well-being and blessing, or for a curse according to the
word
of the Lord of Spirits. 3 And after that
	  all the secrets of the lights and lightnings were shown to
me,
and they lighten for blessing and for
          satisfying.]
 
                                   Book of Noah -a Fragment
 
                   LX. Quaking of the Heaven: Behemoth and Leviathan:
the Elements. 
 
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	  1 In the year 500, in the seventh month, on the fourteenth
day
of the month in the life of Enoch. In that
          Parable I saw how a mighty quaking made the heaven of
heavens to quake, and the host of the Most
          High, and the angels, a thousand thousands and ten thousand
times ten thousand, were 2 disquieted
	  with a great disquiet. And the Head of Days sat on the
throne
of His glory, and the angels and the
          righteous stood around Him.
 
          3 And a great trembling seized me,
          And fear took hold of me,
          And my loins gave way,
          And dissolved were my reins,
          And I fell upon my face.
 
          4 And Michael sent another angel from among the holy ones
and he raised me up, and when he had
          raised me up my spirit returned; for I had not been able to
endure the look of this host, and the 5
          commotion and the quaking of the heaven. And Michael said
unto me: 'Why art thou disquieted with
	  such a vision? Until this day lasted the day of His mercy;
and
He hath been merciful and 6
          long-suffering towards those who dwell on the earth. And
when the day, and the power, and the
          punishment, and the judgement come, which the Lord of
Spirits hath prepared for those who worship
          not the righteous law, and for those who deny the righteous
judgement, and for those who take His
          name in vain-that day is prepared, for the elect a covenant,
but for sinners an inquisition. 25 When the
	  punishment of the Lord of Spirits shall rest upon them, it
shall
rest in order that the punishment of the
          Lord of Spirits may not come, in vain, and it shall slay the
children with their mothers and the children
	  with their fathers. Afterwards the judgement shall take
place
according to His mercy and His
          patience.' 7 And on that day were two monsters parted, a
female monster named Leviathan, to dwell
          in the 8 abysses of the ocean over the fountains of the
waters. But the male is named Behemoth, who
          occupied with his breast a waste wilderness named Duidain,
on the east of the garden where the elect
          and righteous dwell, where my grandfather was taken up, the
seventh from Adam, the first 9 man
          whom the Lord of Spirits created. And I besought the other
angel that he should show me the might
          of those monsters, how they were parted on one day and
cast, the one into the abysses 10 of the sea,
	  and the other unto the dry land of the wilderness. And he
said
to me: 'Thou son of man, herein thou
          dost seek to know what is hidden.' 11 And the other angel
who went with me and showed me what
	  was hidden told me what is first and last in the heaven in
the
height, and beneath the earth in the
          depth, and at the ends of the 12 heaven, and on the
foundation of the heaven. And the chambers of the
          winds, and how the winds are divided, and how they are
weighed, and (how) the portals of the winds
          are reckoned, each according to the power of the wind, and
the power of the lights of the moon, and
	  according to the power that is fitting: and the divisions
of the
stars according to their names, and how
	  all the divisions 13 are divided. And the thunders
according to
the places where they fall, and all the
          divisions that are made among the lightnings that it may
lighten, and their host that they may at once
          obey. 14 For the thunder has places of rest (which) are
assigned (to it) while it is waiting for its peal;
          and the thunder and lightning are inseparable, and although
not one and undivided, they both go
	  together 15 through the spirit and separate not. For when
the
lightning lightens, the thunder utters its
          voice, and the spirit enforces a pause during the peal, and
divides equally between them; for the
	  treasury of their peals is like the sand, and each one of
them
as it peals is held in with a bridle, and
          turned back by the power of the spirit, and pushed forward
according to the many quarters of the
          earth. 16 And the spirit of the sea is masculine and strong,
and according to the might of his strength he
          draws it back with a rein, and in like manner it is driven
forward and disperses amid all the mountains
          17 of the earth. And the spirit of the hoar-frost is his own
angel, and the spirit of the hail is a good 18
          angel. And the spirit of the snow has forsaken his chambers
on account of his strength -There is a 19
	  special spirit therein, and that which ascends from it is
like
smoke, and its name is frost. And the spirit
	  of the mist is not united with them in their chambers, but
it
has a special chamber; for its course is
          glorious both in light and in darkness, and in winter and in
summer, and in its chamber is an angel. 20
	  And the spirit of the dew has its dwelling at the ends of
the
heaven, and is connected with the
	  chambers of the rain, and its course is in winter and
summer:
and its clouds and the clouds of the 21
          mist are connected, and the one gives to the other. And when
the spirit of the rain goes forth from its
          chamber, the angels come and open the chamber and lead it
out, and when it is diffused over the
          whole earth it unites with the water on the earth. And
whensoever it unites with the water on 22 the
	  earth... For the waters are for those who dwell on the
earth;
for they are nourishment for the earth
          from the Most High who is in heaven: therefore there is a
measure for the rain, 23 and the angels take
	  it in charge. And these things I saw towards the Garden of
the
Righteous. 24 And the angel of peace
          who was with me said to me: 'These two monsters, prepared
conformably to the greatness of God,
          shall feed...
 
         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. 
 
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          1 And I saw in those days how long cords were given to those
angels, and they took to themselves
          wings and flew, and they went towards the north.
          2 And I asked the angel, saying unto him: 'Why have those
(angels) taken these cords and gone off?'
          And he said unto me: 'They have gone to measure.'
 
          3 And the angel who went with me said unto me:
          '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.
 
          4 The elect shall begin to dwell with the elect,
          And those are the measures which shall be given to faith
          And which shall strengthen righteousness.
 
          5 And these measures shall reveal all the secrets of the
depths of the earth,
          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.
 
          6 And all who dwell above in the heaven received a command
and power and one voice and one light
          like unto fire.
 
          7 And that One (with) their first words they blessed,
          And extolled and lauded with wisdom,
          And they were wise in utterance and in the spirit of life.
 
	  8 And the Lord of Spirits placed the Elect one on the
throne of
glory.
          And he shall judge all the works of the holy above in the
heaven,
          And in the balance shall their deeds be weighed
 
          9 And when he shall lift up his countenance
          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.
 
          10 And He will summon all the host of the heavens, and all
the holy ones above, and the host of God,
          the Cherubic, Seraphin and Ophannin, and all the angels of
power, and all the angels of principalities,
	  11 and the Elect One, and the other powers on the earth
(and)
over the water. On that day shall raise
	  one voice, and bless and glorify and exalt in the spirit of
faith,
and in the spirit of wisdom, and in the
	  spirit of patience, and in the spirit of mercy, and in the
spirit of
judgement and of peace, and in the
	  spirit of goodness, and shall all say with one voice:
"Blessed
is He, and may the name of the Lord of
          Spirits be blessed for ever and ever."
 
          12 All who sleep not above in heaven shall bless Him:
          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.
 
          13 For great is the mercy of the Lord of Spirits, and He is
long-suffering,
	  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. 
 
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          1 And thus the Lord commanded the kings and the mighty
and the exalted, and those who dwell on
          the earth, and said:
 
          'Open your eyes and lift up your horns if ye are able to
recognize the Elect One.'
          2 And the Lord of Spirits seated him on the throne of His
glory,
          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.
          3 And there shall stand up in that day all the kings and the
mighty,
          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.
 
          4 Then shall pain come upon them as on a woman in travail,
          [And she has pain in bringing forth]
          When her child enters the mouth of the womb,
          And she has pain in bringing forth.
 
          5 And one portion of them shall look on the other,
          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.
 
          6 And the kings and the mighty and all who possess the earth
shall bless and glorify and extol him who
          rules over all, who was hidden.
          7 For from the beginning the Son of Man was hidden,
          And the Most High preserved him in the presence of His
might,
          And revealed him to the elect.
 
          8 And the congregation of the elect and holy shall be sown,
          And all the elect shall stand before him on that day.
 
          9 And all the kings and the mighty and the exalted and those
who rule the earth
          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.
 
          10 Nevertheless that Lord of Spirits will so press them
          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.
 
          11 And He will deliver them to the angels for punishment,
          To execute vengeance on them because they have
oppressed His children and His elect
	  12 And they shall be a spectacle for the righteous and for
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.
 
          13 And the righteous and elect shall be saved on that day,
          And they shall never thenceforward see the face of the
sinners and unrighteous.
 
          14 And the Lord of Spirits will abide over them,
          And with that Son of Man shall they eat
          And lie down and rise up for ever and ever.
 
          15 And the righteous and elect shall have risen from the
earth,
          And ceased to be of downcast countenance.
 
          And they shall have been clothed with garments of glory,
 
          16 And these shall be the garments of life from the Lord of
Spirits:
          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. 
 
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          1 In those days shall the mighty and the kings who possess
the earth implore (Him) to grant them a
          little respite from His angels of punishment to whom they
were delivered, that they might fall 2 down
	  and worship before the Lord of Spirits, and confess their
sins
before Him. And they shall bless and
          glorify the Lord of Spirits, and say:
 
          ' 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,
 
          3 And splendid in every secret thing is Thy power from
generation to generation,
          And Thy glory for ever and ever:
 
          Deep are all Thy secrets and innumerable,
          And Thy righteousness is beyond reckoning.
 
          4 We have now learnt that we should glorify
          And bless the Lord of kings and Him who is king over all
kings.'
          5 And they shall say:
          'Would that we had rest to glorify and give thanks
          And confess our faith before His glory!
 
          6 And now we long for a little rest but find it not:
          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:
 
          7 For we have not believed before Him
	  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.
 
	  8 And in the day of our suffering and tribulation He saves
us
not,
          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.
 
          9 And we pass away from before His face on account of our
works,
          And all our sins are reckoned up in righteousness.'
 
	  10 Now they shall say unto themselves: 'Our souls are full
of
unrighteous gain, but it does not prevent
          us from descending from the midst thereof into the burden of
Sheol.'
 
          11 And after that their faces shall be filled with darkness
          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.
 
	  12 Thus spake the Lord of Spirits: 'This is the ordinance
and
judgement with respect to the mighty and
          the kings and the exalted and those who possess the earth
before the Lord of Spirits.'
 
		      LXIV. Vision of the Fallen Angels in the Place
of
Punishment. 
 
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          1,2 And other forms I saw hidden in that place. I heard the
voice of the angel saying: 'These are the
          angels who descended to the earth, and revealed what was
hidden to the children of men and
          seduced the children of men into committing sin.'
 
		    LXV. Enoch foretells to Noah the Deluge and his
own
Preservation. 
 
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          1,2 And in those days Noah saw the earth that it had sunk
down and its destruction was nigh. And he
          arose from thence and went to the ends of the earth, and
cried aloud to his grandfather Enoch: 3 and
          Noah said three times with an embittered voice: 'Hear me,
hear me, hear me.' And I said unto him:
	  'Tell me what it is that is falling out on the earth that
the earth
is in such evil plight 4 and shaken, lest
          perchance I shall perish with it?' And thereupon there was a
great commotion , on the earth, and a
          voice was heard from heaven, and I fell on my face. And
Enoch my grandfather came and stood by
          me, and said unto me: 'Why hast thou cried unto me with a
bitter cry and weeping 6 And a command
          has gone forth from the presence of the Lord concerning
those who dwell on the earth that their ruin is
          accomplished because they have learnt all the secrets of the
angels, and all the violence of the Satans,
	  and all their powers -the most secret ones- and all the
power
of those who practice sorcery, and the
          power of witchcraft, and the power of those who make molten
images 7 for the whole earth: And how
          silver is produced from the dust of the earth, and how soft
metal 8 originates in the earth. For lead and
          tin are not produced from the earth like the first: it is a
fountain 9 that produces them, and an angel
	  stands therein, and that angel is pre-eminent.' And after
that
my grandfather Enoch took hold of me
          by my hand and raised me up, and said unto me: 'Go, for I
have 10 asked the Lord of Spirits as
          touching this commotion on the earth. And He said unto me:
"Because of their unrighteousness their
          judgement has been determined upon and shall not be
withheld by Me for ever. Because of the
          sorceries which they have searched out and learnt, the earth
and those 11 who dwell upon it shall be
	  destroyed." And these -they have no place of
repentance for
ever, because they have shown them
          what was hidden, and they are the damned: but as for thee,
my son, the Lord of Spirits knows that
          thou art pure, and guiltless of this reproach concerning the
secrets.
 
          12 And He has destined thy name to be among the holy,
          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. 
 
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          1 And after that he showed me the angels of punishment who
are prepared to come and let loose all
          the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth in
order to bring judgement and destruction 2
          on all who [abide and] dwell on the earth. And the Lord of
Spirits gave commandment to the angels
          who were going forth, that they should not cause the waters
to rise but should hold them 3 in check;
          for those angels were over the powers of the waters. And I
went away from the presence of Enoch.
 
             LXVII. God's Promise to Noah: Places of Punishment of the
Angels and of the Kings. 
 
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          1 And in those days the word of God came unto me, and He
said unto me: 'Noah, thy lot has come 2
          up before Me, a lot without blame, a lot of love and
uprightness. And now the angels are making a
          wooden (building), and when they have completed that task I
will place My hand upon it and
	  preserve it, and there shall come forth from it the seed of
life,
and a change shall set in so that the 3
	  earth will not remain without inhabitant. And I will make
fast
thy sed before me for ever and ever, and
	  I will spread abroad those who dwell with thee: it shall
not be
unfruitful on the face of the earth, but it
	  shall be blessed and multiply on the earth in the name of
the
Lord.' 4 And He will imprison those
          angels, who have shown unrighteousness, in that burning
valley which my grandfather Enoch had
          formerly shown to me in the west among the mountains of
gold 5 and silver and iron and soft metal
          and tin. And I saw that valley in which there was a great 6
convulsion and a convulsion of the waters.
	  And when all this took place, from that fiery molten metal
and
from the convulsion thereof in that
          place, there was produced a smell of sulphur, and it was
connected with those waters, and that valley
          of the angels who had led astray (mankind) burned 7 beneath
that land. And through its valleys
          proceed streams of fire, where these angels are punished
who had led astray those who dwell upon
	  the earth. 8 But those waters shall in those days serve for
the
kings and the mighty and the exalted,
	  and those who dwell on the earth, for the healing of the
body,
but for the punishment of the spirit; now
	  their spirit is full of lust, that they may be punished in
their
body, for they have denied the Lord of
	  Spirits 9 and see their punishment daily, and yet believe
not
in His name. And in proportion as the
          burning of their bodies becomes severe, a corresponding
change shall take place in their spirit for ever
	  and ever; 10 for before the Lord of Spirits none shall
utter an
idle word. For the judgement shall come
          upon them, 11 because they believe in the lust of their body
and deny the Spirit of the Lord. And those
          same waters will undergo a change in those days; for when
those angels are punished in these waters,
          these water-springs shall change their temperature, and
when the angels ascend, this water of the 12
          springs shall change and become cold. And I heard Michael
answering and saying: ' This judgement
          wherewith the angels are judged is a testimony for the kings
and the mighty who possess the 13 earth.'
          Because these waters of judgement minister to the healing of
the body of the kings and the lust of their
          body; therefore they will not see and will not believe that
those waters will change and become a fire
          which burns for ever.
 
		  LXVIII. Michael and Raphael astonied at the
Severity of
the Judgement. 
 
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          1 And after that my grandfather Enoch gave me the teaching
of all the secrets in the book in the
          Parables which had been given to him, and he put them
together for me in the words of the book 2 of
          the Parables. And on that day Michael answered Raphael and
said: 'The power of the spirit
          transports and makes me to tremble because of the severity
of the judgement of the secrets, the
          judgement of the angels: who can endure the severe
judgement which has been executed, and before
          3 which they melt away?' And Michael answered again, and
said to Raphael: 'Who is he whose heart
          is not softened concerning it, and whose reins are not
troubled by this word of judgement 4 (that) has
          gone forth upon them because of those who have thus led
them out?' And it came to pass when he
	  stood before the Lord of Spirits, Michael said thus to
Raphael:
'I will not take their part under the eye
	  of the Lord; for the Lord of Spirits has been angry with
them
because they do 5 as if they were the
          Lord. Therefore all that is hidden shall come upon them for
ever and ever; for neither angel nor man
          shall have his portion (in it), but alone they have received
their judgement for ever and ever.
 
             LXIX. The Names and Functions of the (fallen Angels and)
Satans: the secret Oath. 
 
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	  1 And after this judgement they shall terrify and make them
to
tremble because they have shown this
          to those who dwell on the earth. 2 And behold the names of
those angels [and these are their names:
	  the first of them is Samj�z�, the second Art�q�f�, and the
third
Arm$ecirc;n, the fourth K�kab�l, the
	  fifth T�r��l, the sixth R�mj�l, the seventh D�nj�l, the
eighth
N�q��l, the ninth Bar�q�l, the tenth
          Az�z�l, the eleventh Arm�r�s, the twelfth Batarj�l, the
thirteenth Busas�jal, the fourteenth Han�n�l,
          the fifteenth T�r�l, and the sixteenth S�m�p�s��l, the
seventeenth Jetr�l, the eighteenth T�m��l, the
          nineteenth T�r�l, 3 the twentieth R�m��l, the twenty-first
Az�z�l. And these are the chiefs of their
          angels and their names, and their chief ones over hundreds
and over fifties and over tens].
	  4 The name of the first Jeq�n: that is, the one who led
astray
[all] the sons of God, and brought them 5
          down to the earth, and led them astray through the daughters
of men. And the second was named
	  Asbe�l: he imparted to the holy sons of God evil counsel,
and
led them astray so that they defiled 6
          their bodies with the daughters of men. And the third was
named G�dre�l: he it is who showed the
	  children of men all the blows of death, and he led astray
Eve,
and showed [the weapons of death to
          the sons of men] the shield and the coat of mail, and the
sword for battle, and all the weapons 7 of
          death to the children of men. And from his hand they have
proceeded against those who dwell 8 on
          the earth from that day and for evermore. And the fourth was
named P�n�m�e: he taught the 9
          children of men the bitter and the sweet, and he taught them
all the secrets of their wisdom. And he
	  instructed mankind in writing with ink and paper, and
thereby
many sinned from eternity to 10 eternity
          and until this day. For men were not created for such a
purpose, to give confirmation 11 to their good
	  faith with pen and ink. For men were created exactly like
the
angels, to the intent that they should
          continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys
everything, could not have taken hold of
          them, but through this their knowledge they are perishing,
and through this power 12 it is consuming
          me. And the fifth was named K�sdej�: this is he who showed
the children of men all the wicked
          smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the
embryo in the womb, that it may pass away,
	  and [the smitings of the soul] the bites of the serpent,
and the
smitings 13 which befall through the
	  noontide heat, the son of the serpent named Tab�'et. And
this
is the task of K�sbe�l, the chief of the
          oath which he showed to the holy ones when he dwelt high
14 above in glory, and its name is B�q�.
          This (angel) requested Michael to show him the hidden name,
that he might enunciate it in the oath, so
          that those might quake before that name and oath who 15
revealed all that was in secret to the children
	  of men. And this is the power of this oath, for it is
powerful
and strong, and he placed this oath Ak�e
          in the hand of Michael.
 
          16 And these are the secrets of this oath...
          And they are strong through his oath:
          And the heaven was suspended before the world was
created,
          And for ever.
 
          17 And through it the earth was founded upon the water,
          And from the secret recesses of the mountains come
beautiful waters,
          From the creation of the world and unto eternity.
 
          18 And through that oath the sea was created,
	  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.
 
          19 And through that oath are the depths made fast,
          And abide and stir not from their place from eternity to
eternity.
          20 And through that oath the sun and moon complete their
course,
	  And deviate not from their ordinance from eternity to
eternity.
 
          21 And through that oath the stars complete their course,
          And He calls them by their names,
          And they answer Him from eternity to eternity.
 
          22 [And in like manner the spirits of the water, and of the
winds, and of all zephyrs, and (their) paths 23
          from all the quarters of the winds. And there are preserved
the voices of the thunder and the light of
          the lightnings: and there are preserved the chambers of the
hail and the chambers of the 24 hoarfrost,
          and the chambers of the mist, and the chambers of the rain
and the dew. And all these believe and
	  give thanks before the Lord of Spirits, and glorify (Him)
with
all their power, and their food is in every
	  act of thanksgiving: they thank and glorify and extol the
name
of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.]
 
          25 And this oath is mighty over them
          And through it [they are preserved and] their paths are
preserved,
          And their course is not destroyed.
 
          26 And there was great joy amongst them,
          And they blessed and glorified and extolled
          Because the name of that Son of Man had been revealed unto
them.
 
          27 And he sat on the throne of his glory,
          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.
 
          28 With chains shall they be bound,
          And in their assemblage-place of destruction shall they be
imprisoned,
          And all their works vanish from the face of the earth.
          29 And from henceforth there shall be nothing corruptible;
 
          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. 
 
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          1 And it came to pass after this that his name during his
lifetime was raised aloft to that Son of 2 Man
          and to the Lord of Spirits from amongst those who dwell on
the earth. And he was raised aloft 3 on
          the chariots of the spirit and his name vanished among them.
And from that day I was no longer
          numbered amongst them: and he set me between the two
winds, between the North and the 4 West,
          where the angels took the cords to measure for me the place
for the elect and righteous. And there I
          saw the first fathers and the righteous who from the
beginning dwell in that place.
 
                                 LXXI. Two earlier Visions of Enoch. 
 
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	  1 And it came to pass after this that my spirit was
translated
          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.
 
          2 And I saw two streams of fire,
          And the light of that fire shone like hyacinth,
          And I fell on my face before the Lord of Spirits.
 
          3 And the angel Michael [one of the archangels] seized me by
my right hand,
          And lifted me up and led me forth into all the secrets,
          And he showed me all the secrets of righteousness.
 
          4 And he showed me all the secrets of the ends of the
heaven,
	  And all the chambers of all the stars, and all the
luminaries,
          Whence they proceed before the face of the holy ones.
 
          5 And he translated my spirit into the heaven of heavens,
          And I saw there as it were a structure built of crystals,
          And between those crystals tongues of living fire.
 
	  6 And my spirit saw the girdle which girt that house of
fire,
          And on its four sides were streams full of living fire,
          And they girt that house.
 
          7 And round about were Seraphin, Cherubic, and Ophannin:
          And these are they who sleep not
          And guard the throne of His glory.
 
          8 And I saw angels who could not be counted,
          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.
 
          9 And they came forth from that house,
          And Michael and Gabriel, Raphael and Phanuel,
          And many holy angels without number.
 
          10 And with them the Head of Days,
          His head white and pure as wool,
          And His raiment indescribable.
 
          11 And I fell on my face,
          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.
 
          12 And these blessings which went forth out of my mouth
were well pleasing before that Head of 13
          Days. And that Head of Days came with Michael and Gabriel,
Raphael and Phanuel, thousands and
          ten thousands of angels without number.
 
          [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.]
 
          14 And he (i.e. the angel) came to me and greeted me with
His voice, and said unto me:
          '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.'
          15 And he said unto me:
          '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.
 
          16 And all shall walk in his ways since righteousness never
forsaketh him:
          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.'
 
                                         Section III.
                     Chapters LXXII-LXXXII. The Book of the
                                  Heavenly Luminaries. 
 
                                         LXXII. The Sun. 
 
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	  1 The book of the courses of the luminaries of the heaven,
the
relations of each, according to their
	  classes, their dominion and their seasons, according to
their
names and places of origin, and
          according to their months, which Uriel, the holy angel, who
was with me, who is their guide, showed
          me; and he showed me all their laws exactly as they are, and
how it is with regard to all the years of
          the world 2 and unto eternity, till the new creation is
accomplished which dureth till eternity. And this is
	  the first law of the luminaries: the luminary the Sun has
its
rising in the eastern portals of the heaven, 3
	  and its setting in the western portals of the heaven. And I
saw
six portals in which the sun rises, and
	  six portals in which the sun sets and the moon rises and
sets
in these portals, and the leaders of the
	  stars and those whom they lead: six in the east and six in
the
west, and all following each other 4 in
          accurately corresponding order: also many windows to the
right and left of these portals. And first
          there goes forth the great luminary, named the Sun, and his
circumference is like the 5 circumference
          of the heaven, and he is quite filled with illuminating and
heating fire. The chariot on which he ascends,
          the wind drives, and the sun goes down from the heaven and
returns through the north in order to
          reach the east, and is so guided that he comes to the
appropriate (lit. 'that') portal and 6 shines in the
	  face of the heaven. In this way he rises in the first month
in
the great portal, which 7 is the fourth [those
	  six portals in the cast]. And in that fourth portal from
which
the sun rises in the first month are twelve
          window-openings, from which proceed a flame when they are
opened in 8 their season. When the sun
	  rises in the heaven, he comes forth through that fourth
portal
thirty, 9 mornings in succession, and sets
	  accurately in the fourth portal in the west of the heaven.
And
during this period the day becomes daily
          longer and the night nightly shorter to the thirtieth 10
morning. On that day the day is longer than the
	  night by a ninth part, and the day amounts exactly to ten
parts
and the night to eight parts. And the sun
	  rises from that fourth portal, and sets in the fourth and
returns
to the fifth portal of the east thirty
	  mornings, and rises from it and sets in the fifth 12
portal. And
then the day becomes longer by two
          parts and amounts to eleven parts, and the night 13 becomes
shorter and amounts to seven parts. And
	  it returns to the east and enters into the sixth 14 portal,
and
rises and sets in the sixth portal
          one-and-thirty mornings on account of its sign. On that day
the day becomes longer than the night,
          and the day becomes double the night, and the day 15
becomes twelve parts, and the night is
          shortened and becomes six parts. And the sun mounts up to
make the day shorter and the night
	  longer, and the sun returns to the east and enters into the
16
sixth portal, and rises from it and sets
          thirty mornings. And when thirty mornings are accomplished,
17 the day decreases by exactly one
          part, and becomes eleven parts, and the night seven. And the
sun goes forth from that sixth portal in
	  the west, and goes to the east and rises in the fifth
portal for
18 thirty mornings, and sets in the west
          again in the fifth western portal. On that day the day
decreases by two parts, and amounts to ten parts
	  and the night to eight parts. And the sun goes forth from
that
fifth portal and sets in the fifth portal of
	  the west, and rises in the fourth portal for one- 20
and-thirty
mornings on account of its sign, and sets
	  in the west. On that day the day is equalized with the
night,
[and becomes of equal length], and the
	  night amounts to nine parts and the day to 21 nine parts.
And
the sun rises from that portal and sets in
	  the west, and returns to the east and rises 22 thirty
mornings
in the third portal and sets in the west in
          the third portal. And on that day the night becomes longer
than the day, and night becomes longer
	  than night, and day shorter than day till the thirtieth
morning,
and the night amounts exactly to ten parts
	  and the day to eight 23 parts. And the sun rises from that
third
portal and sets in the third portal in the
	  west and returns to the east, and for thirty mornings rises
24
in the second portal in the east, and in like
          manner sets in the second portal in the west of the heaven.
And on that day the night amounts to
	  eleven 25 parts and the day to seven parts. And the sun
rises
on that day from that second portal and
	  sets in the west in the second portal, and returns to the
east
into the first portal for one-and-thirty 26
          mornings, and sets in the first portal in the west of the
heaven. And on that day the night becomes
          longer and amounts to the double of the day: and the night
amounts exactly to twelve parts and 27 the
          day to six. And the sun has (therewith) traversed the
divisions of his orbit and turns again on those
	  divisions of his orbit, and enters that portal thirty
mornings
and sets also in the west 28 opposite to it.
	  And on that night has the night decreased in length by a
ninth
part, and the night 29 has become eleven
          parts and the day seven parts. And the sun has returned and
entered into the second portal in the
	  east, and returns on those his divisions of his orbit for
thirty
mornings, rising 30 and setting. And on that
          day the night decreases in length, and the night amounts to
ten parts 31 and the day to eight. And on
	  that day the sun rises from that portal, and sets in the
west,
and returns to the east, and rises in the
	  third portal for one-and-thirty mornings, and sets in the
west
of the heaven. 32 On that day the night
          decreases and amounts to nine parts, and the day to nine
parts, and the night 33 is equal to the day
          and the year is exactly as to its days three hundred and
sixty-four. And the length of the day and of
          the night, and the shortness of the day and of the night
arise-through the course 34 of the sun these
	  distinctions are made (lit. 'they are separated'). So it
comes
that its course becomes 35 daily longer,
          and its course nightly shorter. And this is the law and the
course of the sun, and his return as often as
	  he returns sixty times and rises, i.e. the great luminary
which
is named the sun, 36 for ever and ever.
          And that which (thus) rises is the great luminary, and is so
named according to 37 its appearance,
          according as the Lord commanded. As he rises, so he sets
and decreases not, and rests not, but runs
	  day and night, and his light is sevenfold brighter than
that of
the moon; but as regards size they are
          both equal.
 
                                 LXXIII. The Moon and its Phases. 
 
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	  1 And after this law I saw another law dealing with the
smaller
luminary, which is named the Moon. 2
          And her circumference is like the circumference of the
heaven, and her chariot in which she rides 3 is
          driven by the wind, and light is given to her in (definite)
measure. And her rising and setting change
          every month: and her days are like the days of the sun, and
when her light is uniform 4 (i.e. full) it
	  amounts to the seventh part of the light of the sun. And
thus
she rises. And her first phase in the east
          comes forth on the thirtieth morning: and on that day she
becomes visible, and constitutes for you the
	  first phase of the moon on the thirtieth day together with
the
sun in the 5 portal where the sun rises.
	  And the one half of her goes forth by a seventh part, and
her
whole circumference is empty, without
	  light, with the exception of one-seventh part of it, (and)
the 6
fourteenth part of her light. And when
	  she receives one-seventh part of the half of her light, her
light
7 amounts to one-seventh part and the
          half thereof. And she sets with the sun, and when the sun
rises the moon rises with him and receives
	  the half of one part of light, and in that night in the
beginning
of her morning [in the commencement of
	  the lunar day] the moon sets with the sun, and 8 is
invisible
that night with the fourteen parts and the
	  half of one of them. And she rises on that day with exactly
a
seventh part, and comes forth and
	  recedes from the rising of the sun, and in her remaining
days
she becomes bright in the (remaining)
          thirteen parts.
 
                                     LXXIV. The Lunar Year. 
 
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          1 And I saw another course, a law for her, (and) how
according to that law she performs her monthly
          2 revolution. And all these Uriel, the holy angel who is the
leader of them all, showed to me, and their
          positions, and I wrote down their positions as he showed
them to me, and I wrote down their months
	  3 as they were, and the appearance of their lights till
fifteen
days were accomplished. In single seventh
	  parts she accomplishes all her light in the east, and in
single
seventh parts accomplishes all her 4
          darkness in the west. And in certain months she alters her
settings, and in certain months she pursues 5
          her own peculiar course. In two months the moon sets with
the sun: in those two middle portals the 6
	  third and the fourth. She goes forth for seven days, and
turns
about and returns again through the
          portal where the sun rises, and accomplishes all her light:
and she recedes from the sun, and in eight 7
          days enters the sixth portal from which the sun goes forth.
And when the sun goes forth from the
	  fourth portal she goes forth seven days, until she goes
forth
from the fifth and turns back again in
          seven days into the fourth portal and accomplishes all her
light: and she recedes and enters into the 8
	  first portal in eight days. And she returns again in seven
days
into the fourth portal from which the 9,10
	  sun goes forth. Thus I saw their position -how the moons
rose
and the sun set in those days. And if
          five years are added together the sun has an overplus of
thirty days, and all the days which accrue 11
	  to it for one of those five years, when they are full,
amount to
364 days. And the overplus of the sun
	  and of the stars amounts to six days: in 5 years 6 days
every
year come to 30 days: and the 12 moon
          falls behind the sun and stars to the number of 30 days. And
the sun and the stars bring in all the years
	  exactly, so that they do not advance or delay their
position by
a single day unto eternity; but complete
	  the years with perfect justice in 364 days. In 3 years
there are
1,092 days, and in 5 years 1,820 days,
          so that in 8 years there are 2,912 days. For the moon alone
the days amount in 3 years to 1,062
	  days, and in 5 years she falls 50 days behind: [i.e. to the
sum
(of 1,770) there is 15 to be added
	  (1,000 and) 62 days.] And in 5 years there are 1,770 days,
so
that for the moon the days 16 in 8
	  years amount to 2,832 days. [For in 8 years she falls
behind to
the amount of 80 days], all the 17 days
	  she falls behind in 8 years are 80. And the year is
accurately
completed in conformity with their
	  world-stations and the stations of the sun, which rise from
the
portals through which it (the sun) rises
          and sets 30 days.
 
       75
 
          1 And the leaders of the heads of the thousands, who are
placed over the whole creation and over all
	  the stars, have also to do with the four intercalary days,
being
inseparable from their office, according
	  to the reckoning of the year, and these render service on
the
four days which are not 2 reckoned in
          the reckoning of the year. And owing to them men go wrong
therein, for those luminaries truly render
	  service on the world-stations, one in the first portal, one
in
the third portal of the heaven, one in the
	  fourth portal, and one in the sixth portal, and the
exactness of
the year is 3 accomplished through its
	  separate three hundred and sixty-four stations. For the
signs
and the times and the years and the days
          the angel Uriel showed to me, whom the Lord of glory hath
set for ever over all the luminaries of the
	  heaven, in the heaven and in the world, that they should
rule
on the face of the heaven and be seen on
	  the earth, and be leaders for the day and the night, i.e.
the
sun, moon, and stars, and all the ministering
	  creatures which make their revolution in all the chariots 4
of
the heaven. In like manner twelve doors
          Uriel showed me, open in the circumference of the sun's
chariot in the heaven, through which the rays
          of the sun break forth: and from them is warmth 5 diffused
over the earth, when they are opened at
	  their appointed seasons. [And for the winds and 6 the
spirit of
the dew when they are opened,
          standing open in the heavens at the ends.] As for the twelve
portals in the heaven, at the ends of the
	  earth, out of which go forth the sun, moon, and stars, 7
and all
the works of heaven in the east and in
          the west, There are many windows open to the left and right
of them, and one window at its
          (appointed) season produces warmth, corresponding (as
these do) to those doors from which the
          stars come forth according as He has commanded them, 8
and wherein they set corresponding to their
          number. And I saw chariots in the heaven, running 9 in the
world, above those portals in which
	  revolve the stars that never set. And one is larger than
all the
rest, and it is that that makes its course
          through the entire world.
 
			     LXXVI. The Twelve Winds and their
Portals. 
 
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	  1 And at the ends of the earth I saw twelve portals open to
all
the quarters (of the heaven), from 2
          which the winds go forth and blow over the earth. Three of
them are open on the face (i.e. the east)
	  of the heavens, and three in the west, and three on the
right
(i.e. the south) of the heaven, and 3 three
	  on the left (i.e. the north). And the three first are those
of the
east, and three are of the 4 north, and
	  three [after those on the left] of the south, and three of
the
west. Through four of these come winds of
          blessing and prosperity, and from those eight come hurtful
winds: when they are sent, they bring
	  destruction on all the earth and on the water upon it, and
on
all who dwell thereon, and on everything
          which is in the water and on the land. 5 And the first wind
from those portals, called the east wind,
          comes forth through the first portal which is in the east,
inclining towards the south: from it come forth
	  desolation, drought, heat, 6 and destruction. And through
the
second portal in the middle comes what
          is fitting, and from it there come rain and fruitfulness and
prosperity and dew; and through the third
          portal which lies toward the north come cold and drought. 7
And after these come forth the south
	  winds through three portals: through the first portal of 8
them
inclining to the east comes forth a hot
          wind. And through the middle portal next to it there 9 come
forth fragrant smells, and dew and rain,
	  and prosperity and health. And through the third portal
lying
to the west come forth dew and rain,
          locusts and desolation. 10 And after these the north winds:
from the seventh portal in the east come
          dew and rain, locusts 11 and desolation. And from the middle
portal come in a direct direction health
	  and rain and dew and prosperity; and through the third
portal
in the west come cloud and hoar-frost,
          and snow and rain, and dew and locusts. 12 And after these
[four] are the west winds: through the first
          portal adjoining the north come forth 13 dew and hoar-frost,
and cold and snow and frost. And from
	  the middle portal come forth dew and rain, and prosperity
and
blessing; and through the last portal
          which adjoins the south come forth 14 drought and
desolation, and burning and destruction. And the
          twelve portals of the four quarters of the heaven are
therewith completed, and all their laws and all
	  their plagues and all their benefactions have I shown to
thee,
my son Methuselah.
 
            LXXVII. The Four Quarters of the World: the Seven
Mountains, the Seven Rivers, &c. 
 
       77
 
	  1 And the first quarter is called the east, because it is
the first:
and the second, the south, because the
          Most High will descend there, yea, there in quite a special
sense will He who is blessed for ever 2
          descend. And the west quarter is named the diminished,
because there all the luminaries of the 3
          heaven wane and go down. And the fourth quarter, named the
north, is divided into three parts: the
          first of them is for the dwelling of men: and the second
contains seas of water, and the abysses and
          forests and rivers, and darkness and clouds; and the third
part contains the garden of righteousness. 4
          I saw seven high mountains, higher than all the mountains
which are on the earth: and thence 5 comes
          forth hoar-frost, and days, seasons, and years pass away. I
saw seven rivers on the earth larger than
          all the rivers: one of them coming from the west pours its
waters into the Great Sea. 6 And these two
	  come from the north to the sea and pour their waters into
the
Erythraean Sea in the 7 east. And the
          remaining, four come forth on the side of the north to their
own sea, two of them to the Erythraean
          Sea, and two into the Great Sea and discharge themselves
there [and some say: 8 into the desert].
	  Seven great islands I saw in the sea and in the mainland:
two
in the mainland and five in the Great Sea.
 
		    LXXVIII. The Sun and Moon: the Waxing and Waning
of
the Moon. 
 
       78
 
          1,2 And the names of the sun are the following: the first
Orj�r�s, and the second T�m�s. And the
          moon has four names: the first name is As�nj�, the second
Ebl�, the third Ben�s�, and the fourth 3
	  Er�e. These are the two great luminaries: their
circumference
is like the circumference of the 4 heaven,
          and the size of the circumference of both is alike. In the
circumference of the sun there are seven
	  portions of light which are added to it more than to the
moon,
and in definite measures it is 5
	  transferred till the seventh portion of the sun is
exhausted.
And they set and enter the portals of the
          west, and make their revolution by the north, and come forth
through the eastern portals 6 on the face
          of the heaven. And when the moon rises one-fourteenth part
appears in the heaven: 7 [the light
          becomes full in her]: on the fourteenth day she accomplishes
her light. And fifteen parts of light are
	  transferred to her till the fifteenth day (when) her light
is
accomplished, according to the sign of the
          year, and she becomes fifteen parts, and the moon grows by
(the addition of) fourteenth 8 parts. And
          in her waning (the moon) decreases on the first day to
fourteen parts of her light, on the second to
	  thirteen parts of light, on the third to twelve, on the
fourth to
eleven, on the fifth to ten, on the sixth to
	  nine, on the seventh to eight, on the eighth to seven, on
the
ninth to six, on the tenth to five, on the
	  eleventh to four, on the twelfth to three, on the
thirteenth to
two, on the fourteenth 9 to the half of a
	  seventh, and all her remaining light disappears wholly on
the
fifteenth. And 10 in certain months the
          month has twenty-nine days and once twenty-eight. And Uriel
showed me another law: when light is
	  transferred to the moon, and on which side it is
transferred to
her by 11 the sun. Duringall the period
          during which the moon is growing in her light, she is
transferring it to herself when opposite to the sun
	  during fourteen days [her light is accomplished in the
heaven,
12 and when she is illumined throughout,
	  her light is accomplished full in the heaven. And on the
first
13 day she is called the new moon, for on
          that day the light rises upon her. She becomes full moon
exactly on the day when the sun sets in the
          west, and from the east she rises at night, and the moon
shines the whole night through till the sun rises
          over against her and the moon is seen over against 14 the
sun. On the side whence the light of the
          moon comes forth, there again she wanes till all the light
vanishes and all the days of the month are at
	  an end, and her circumference is empty, void of 15 light.
And
three months she makes of thirty days,
          and at her time she makes three months of twenty-nine days
each, in which she accomplishes her
	  waning in the first period of time, and in the first 16
portal for
one hundred and seventy-seven days.
	  And in the time of her going out she appears for three
months
(of) thirty days each, and for three
          months she appears (of) twenty-nine each. At night she
appears like a man for twenty days each time,
          and by day she appears like the heaven, and there is nothing
else in her save her light.
 
			 LXXIX-LXXX.1. Recapitulation of several of
the Laws. 
 
       79
 
          1 And now, my son, I have shown thee everything, and the
law of all the stars of the heaven is 2
          completed. And he showed me all the laws of these for every
day, and for every season of bearing
	  rule, and for every year, and for its going forth, and for
the
order prescribed to it every month 3 and
          every week: And the waning of the moon which takes place
in the sixth portal: for in this 4 sixth portal
	  her light is accomplished, and after that there is the
beginning
of the waning: (And the waning) which
	  takes place in the first portal in its season, till one
hundred
and seventy-seven 5 days are
          accomplished: reckoned according to weeks, twenty-five
(weeks) and two days. She falls behind the
	  sun and the order of the stars exactly five days in the
course
of one period, and when 6 this place
          which thou seest has been traversed. Such is the picture and
sketch of every luminary which Uriel the
          archangel, who is their leader, showed unto me.
 
       80
 
          1 And in those days the angel Uriel answered and said to me:
'Behold, I have shown thee everything,
          Enoch, and I have revealed everything to thee that thou
shouldst see this sun and this moon, and the
          leaders of the stars of the heaven and all those who turn
them, their tasks and times and departures.
 
              LXXX.2-8. Perversion of Nature and the heavenly Bodies
due to the Sin of Men. 
 
	  2 And in the days of the sinners the years shall be
shortened,
          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).
	  3 And in those times the fruits of the earth shall be
backward,
          And shall not grow in their time,
          And the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time.
 
          4 And the moon shall alter her order,
          And not appear at her time.
          5 [And in those days the sun shall be seen and he shall
journey in the evening on the extremity of the
          great chariot in the west]
          And shall shine more brightly than accords with the order of
light.
 
          6 And many chiefs of thestars shall transgress the order
(prescribed).
          And these shall alter their orbits and tasks,
          And not appear at the seasons prescribed to them.
 
          7 And the whole order of the stars shall be concealed from
the sinners,
          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.
 
          8 And evil shall be multiplied upon them,
          And punishment shall come upon them So as to destroy all.'
 
                        LXXXI. The Heavenly Tablets and the Mission of
Enoch. 
 
       81
 
          1 And he said unto me:
          'Observe, Enoch, these heavenly tablets,
          And read what is written thereon,
          And mark every individual fact.'
 
          2 And I observed the heavenly tablets, and read everything
which was written (thereon) and
          understood everything, and read the book of all the deeds of
mankind, and of all the children of flesh 3
	  that shall be upon the earth to the remotest generations.
And
forthwith I blessed the great Lord the
	  King of glory for ever, in that He has made all the works
of the
world,
 
          And I extolled the Lord because of His patience,
          And blessed Him because of the children of men.
 
          4 And after that I said:
          '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.'
 
          5 And those seven holy ones brought me and placed me on
the earth before the door of my house,
          and said to me: 'Declare everything to thy son Methuselah,
and show to all thy children that no 6 flesh
	  is righteous in the sight of the Lord, for He is their
Creator.
One year we will leave thee with thy son,
          till thou givest thy (last) commands, that thou mayest teach
thy children and record (it) for them, and
	  testify to all thy children; and in the second year they
shall
take thee from their midst.
 
          7 Let thy heart be strong,
          For the good shall announce righteousness to the good;
 
          The righteous with the righteous shall rejoice,
          And shall offer congratulation to one another.
 
          8 But the sinners shall die with the sinners,
          And the apostate go down with the apostate.
 
          9 And those who practice righteousness shall die on account
of the deeds of men,
          And be taken away on account of the doings of the godless.'
          10 And in those days they ceased to speak to me, and I came
to my people, blessing the Lord of the
          world.
 
        LXXXII. Charge given to Enoch: the four Intercalary days: the
Stars which lead the Seasons and
                                           the Months. 
 
       82
 
          1 And now, my son Methuselah, all these things I am
recounting to thee and writing down for thee!
          and I have revealed to thee everything, and given thee books
concerning all these: so preserve, my
          son Methuselah, the books from thy father's hand, and (see)
that thou deliver them to the generations
          of the world.
 
          2 I have given wisdom to thee and to thy children,
          [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.
 
          3 And those who understand it shall not sleep,
	  But shall listen with the ear that they may learn this
wisdom,
          And it shall please those that eat thereof better than good
food.
 
          4 Blessed are all the righteous, blessed are all those who
walk in the way of righteousness and sin not
	  as the sinners, in the reckoning of all their days in which
the
sun traverses t he heaven, entering into
	  and departing from the portals for thirty days with the
heads
of thousands of the order of the stars,
	  together with the four which are intercalated which divide
the
four portions of the year, which 5 lead
          them and enter with them four days. Owing to them men shall
be at fault and not reckon them in the
          whole reckoning of the year: yea, men shall be at fault, and
not recognize them accurately. 6 For they
          belong to the reckoning of the year and are truly recorded
(thereon) for ever, one in the first portal
          and one in the third, and one in the fourth and one in the
sixth, and the year is completed in three
          hundred and sixty-four days. 7 And the account thereof is
accurate and the recorded reckoning
          thereof exact; for the luminaries, and months and festivals,
and years and days, has Uriel shown and
          revealed to me, to whom the 8 Lord of the whole creation of
the world hath subjected the host of
          heaven. And he has power over night and day in the heaven
to cause the light to give light to men
          -sun, moon, and stars, 9 and all the powers of the heaven
which revolve in their circular chariots. And
	  these are the orders of the stars, which set in their
places,
and in their seasons and festivals and
          months. 10 And these are the names of those who lead them,
who watch that they enter at their times,
          in their orders, in their seasons, in their months, in their
periods of dominion, and in their positions. 11
	  Their four leaders who divide the four parts of the year
enter
first; and after them the twelve leaders of
          the orders who divide the months; and for the three hundred
and sixty (days) there are heads over
          thousands who divide the days; and for the four intercalary
days there are the leaders which sunder 12
          the four parts of the year. And these heads over thousands
are intercalated between 13 leader and
          leader, each behind a station, but their leaders make the
division. And these are the names of the
          leaders who divide the four parts of the year which are
ordained: M�lk�'�l, Hel'emm�l�k, and M�l'�jal,
          14 and N�r�l. And the names of those who lead them:
Adn�r'�l, and Ij�s�sa'�l, and 'El�m�'�l -these
	  three follow the leaders of the orders, and there is one
that
follows the three leaders of the orders
          which follow those leaders of stations that divide the four
parts of the year. 15 In the beginning of the
	  year Melkej�l rises first and rules, who is named Tam'�in�
and
sun, and 16 all the days of his dominion
          whilst he bears rule are ninety-one days. And these are the
signs of the days which are to be seen on
	  earth in the days of his dominion: sweat, and heat, and
calms;
and all the trees bear fruit, and leaves
          are produced on all the trees, and the harvest of wheat, and
the rose-flowers, and all the flowers
          which come forth in the field, but the trees of the winter
season 17 become withered. And these are
          the names of the leaders which are under them: Berka'�l,
Z�lebs'�l, and another who is added a head
          of a thousand, called H�l�j�seph: and the days of the
dominion of this (leader) are at an end. 18 The
          next leader after him is H�l'emm�l�k, whom one names the
shining sun, and all the days 19 of his light
	  are ninety-one days. And these are the signs of (his) days
on
the earth: glowing heat and dryness, and
	  the trees ripen their fruits and produce all their fruits
ripe and
ready, and the sheep pair and become
	  pregnant, and all the fruits of the earth are gathered in,
and
everything that is 20 in the fields, and the
          winepress: these things take place in the days of his
dominion. These are the names, and the orders,
	  and the leaders of those heads of thousands: G�d�'�jal,
K�'�l,
and H�'�l, and the name of the head of a
	  thousand which is added to them, Asf�'�l: and the days of
his
dominion are at an end.
 
                                         Section IV.
                    Chapters LXXXIII-XC. The Dream-Visions. 
 
		      LXXXIII-LXXXIV. First Dream-Vision on the
Deluge. 
 
       83
 
          1 And now, my son Methuselah, I will show thee all my
visions which I have seen, recounting 2 them
          before thee. Two visions I saw before I took a wife, and the
one was quite unlike the other: the first
          when I was learning to write: the second before I took thy
mother, (when) I saw a terrible 3 vision.
          And regarding them I prayed to the Lord. I had laid me down
in the house of my grandfather
          Mahalalel, (when) I saw in a vision how the heaven collapsed
and was borne off and fell to 4 the
          earth. And when it fell to the earth I saw how the earth was
swallowed up in a great abyss, and
          mountains were suspended on mountains, and hills sank
down on hills, and high trees were rent 5 from
          their stems, and hurled down and sunk in the abyss. And
thereupon a word fell into my mouth, 6 and I
          lifted up (my voice) to cry aloud, and said: 'The earth is
destroyed.' And my grandfather Mahalalel
          waked me as I lay near him, and said unto me: 'Why dost thou
cry so, my son, and why 7 dost thou
          make such lamentation?' And I recounted to him the whole
vision which I had seen, and he said unto
          me: 'A terrible thing hast thou seen, my son, and of grave
moment is thy dream- vision as to the
	  secrets of all the sin of the earth: it must sink into the
abyss
and be destroyed with 8 a great
          destruction. And now, my son, arise and make petition to the
Lord of glory, since thou art a believer,
          that a remnant may remain on the earth, and that He may not
destroy the whole 9 earth. My son, from
          heaven all this will come upon the earth, and upon the earth
there will be great 10 destruction. After
          that I arose and prayed and implored and besought, and wrote
down my prayer 11 for the generations
          of the world, and I will show everything to thee, my son
Methuselah. And when I had gone forth
          below and seen the heaven, and the sun rising in the east,
and the moon setting in the west, and a few
	  stars, and the whole earth, and everything as He had known
it
in the beginning, then I blessed the
          Lord of judgement and extolled Him because He had made
the sun to go forth from the windows of
          the east, and he ascended and rose on the face of the
heaven, and set out and kept traversing the path
          shown unto him.
 
       84
 
          1 And I lifted up my hands in righteousness and blessed the
Holy and Great One, and spake with the
          breath of my mouth, and with the tongue of flesh, which God
has made for the children of the flesh of
          men, that they should speak therewith, and He gave them
breath and a tongue and a mouth that they
          should speak therewith:
 
          2 'Blessed be Thou, O Lord, King,
          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.
 
          3 For Thou hast made and Thou rulest all things,
          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].
          4 And now the angels of Thy heavens are guilty of trespass,
          And upon the flesh of men abideth Thy wrath until the great
day of judgement.
          5 And now, O God and Lord and Great King,
          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.
          6 And now, my Lord, destroy from the earth the flesh which
has aroused Thy wrath,
	  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. 
 
       85
 
          1,2 And after this I saw another dream, and I will show the
whole dream to thee, my son. And Enoch
          lifted up (his voice) and spake to his son Methuselah: 'To
thee, my son, will I speak: hear my 3 words
	  -incline thine ear to the dream-vision of thy father.
Before I
took thy mother Edna, I saw in a vision on
	  my bed, and behold a bull came forth from the earth, and
that
bull was white; and after it came forth a
	  heifer, and along with this (latter) came forth two bulls,
one of
them black and 4 the other red. And
          that black bull gored the red one and pursued him over the
earth, and thereupon 5 I could no longer
	  see that red bull. But that black bull grew and that heifer
went
with him, and 6 I saw that many oxen
          proceeded from him which resembled and followed him. And
that cow, that first one, went from the
	  presence of that first bull in order to seek that red one,
but
found him 7 not, and lamented with a great
          lamentation over him and sought him. And I looked till that
first 8 bull came to her and quieted her,
          and from that time onward she cried no more. And after that
she bore another white bull, and after
          him she bore many bulls and black cows. 9 And I saw in my
sleep that white bull likewise grow and
          become a great white bull, and from Him proceeded many
white bulls, and they resembled him. And
          they began to beget many white bulls, which resembled
them, one following the other, (even) many.
 
		   LXXXVI. The Fall of the Angels and the
Demoralization of
Mankind. 
 
       86
 
          1 And again I saw with mine eyes as I slept, and I saw the
heaven above, and behold a star fell 2 from
          heaven, and it arose and eat and pastured amongst those
oxen. And after that I saw the large and the
          black oxen, and behold they all changed their stalls and
pastures and their cattle, and began 3 to live
          with each other. And again I saw in the vision, and looked
towards the heaven, and behold I saw
          many stars descend and cast themselves down from heaven
to that first star, and they became 4 bulls
          amongst those cattle and pastured with them [amongst
them]. And I looked at them and saw, and
	  behold they all let out their privy members, like horses,
and
began to cover the cows of the oxen, 5
          and they all became pregnant and bare elephants, camels,
and asses. And all the oxen feared them
	  and were affrighted at them, and began to bite with their
teeth
and to devour, and to gore with their 6
          horns. And they began, moreover, to devour those oxen; and
behold all the children of the earth
          began to tremble and quake before them and to flee from
them.
 
			    LXXXVII. The Advent of the Seven
Archangels. 
 
       87
 
          1 And again I saw how they began to gore each other and to
devour each other, and the earth 2 began
          to cry aloud. And I raised mine eyes again to heaven, and I
saw in the vision, and behold there came
          forth from heaven beings who were like white men: and four
went forth from that place 3 and three
          with them. And those three that had last come forth grasped
me by my hand and took me up, away
	  from the generations of the earth, and raised me up to a
lofty
place, and showed me 4 a tower raised
          high above the earth, and all the hills were lower. And one
said unto me: 'Remain here till thou seest
          everything that befalls those elephants, camels, and asses,
and the stars and the oxen, and all of them.'
 
		    LXXXVIII. The Punishment of the Fallen Angels by
the
Archangels. 
 
       88
 
	  1 And I saw one of those four who had come forth first, and
he
seized that first star which had fallen
          from the heaven, and bound it hand and foot and cast it into
an abyss: now that abyss was 2 narrow
          and deep, and horrible and dark. And one of them drew a
sword, and gave it to those elephants and
          camels and asses: then they began to smite each other, and
the whole earth quaked 3 because of
          them. And as I was beholding in the vision, lo, one of those
four who had come forth stoned (them)
          from heaven, and gathered and took all the great stars whose
privy members were like those of
	  horses, and bound them all hand and foot, and cast them in
an
abyss of the earth.
 
			 LXXXIX.1-9. The Deluge and the Deliverance
of Noah.
 
       89
 
	  1 And one of those four went to that white bull and
instructed
him in a secret, without his being
	  terrified: he was born a bull and became a man, and built
for
himself a great vessel and dwelt thereon;
	  2 and three bulls dwelt with him in that vessel and they
were
covered in. And again I raised mine eyes
          towards heaven and saw a lofty roof, with seven water
torrents thereon, and those torrents 3 flowed
          with much water into an enclosure. And I saw again, and
behold fountains were opened on the
	  surface of that great enclosure, and that water began to
swell
and rise upon the surface, 4 and I saw
	  that enclosure till all its surface was covered with water.
And
the water, the darkness, and mist
	  increased upon it; and as I looked at the height of that
water,
that water had risen above the height of
	  that enclosure, and was streaming over that enclosure, and
it
stood upon the earth. 5 And all the cattle
	  of that enclosure were gathered together until I saw how
they
sank and were 6 swallowed up and
	  perished in that water. But that vessel floated on the
water,
while all the oxen and elephants and
          camels and asses sank to the bottom with all the animals, so
that I could no longer 7 see them, and
	  they were not able to escape, (but) perished and sank into
the
depths. And again I saw in the vision
          till those water torrents were removed from that high roof,
and the chasms 8 of the earth were leveled
          up and other abysses were opened. Then the water began to
run down into these, till the earth
	  became visible; but that vessel settled on the earth, and
the
darkness 9 retired and light appeared. But
          that white bull which had become a man came out of that
vessel, and the three bulls with him, and one
          of those three was white like that bull, and one of them was
red as blood, and one black: and that
          white bull departed from them.
 
			 LXXXIX.10-27. From the Death of Noah to the
Exodus.
 
	  10 And they began to bring forth beasts of the field and
birds,
so that there arose different genera:
          lions, tigers, wolves, dogs, hyenas, wild boars, foxes,
squirrels, swine, falcons, vultures, kites, 11
          eagles, and ravens; and among them was born a white bull.
And they began to bite one another; but
          that white bull which was born amongst them begat a wild ass
and a white bull with it, and the 12 wild
	  asses multiplied. But that bull which was born from him
begat
a black wild boar and a white 13 sheep;
          and the former begat many boars, but that sheep begat
twelve sheep. And when those twelve sheep
          had grown, they gave up one of them to the asses, and those
asses again gave up that sheep 14 to the
          wolves, and that sheep grew up among the wolves. And the
Lord brought the eleven sheep to live
          with it and to pasture with it among the wolves: and they
multiplied and became many 15 flocks of
          sheep. And the wolves began to fear them, and they
oppressed them until they destroyed their little
          ones, and they cast their young into a river of much water:
but those sheep began to 16 cry aloud on
	  account of their little ones, and to complain unto their
Lord.
And a sheep which had been saved from
          the wolves fled and escaped to the wild asses; and I saw the
sheep how they lamented and cried, and
	  besought their Lord with all their might, till that Lord of
the
sheep descended 17 at the voice of the
          sheep from a lofty abode, and came to them and pastured
them. And He called that sheep which had
          escaped the wolves, and spake with it concerning the wolves
that it should 18 admonish them not to
          touch the sheep. And the sheep went to the wolves according
to the word of the Lord, and another
          sheep met it and went with it, and the two went and entered
together into the assembly of those
          wolves, and spake with them and admonished them not to
touch the 19 sheep from henceforth. And
          thereupon I saw the wolves, and how they oppressed the
sheep 20 exceedingly with all their power;
          and the sheep cried aloud. And the Lord came to the sheep
and they began to smite those wolves:
          and the wolves began to make lamentation; but the sheep
became 21 quiet and forthwith ceased to cry
          out. And I saw the sheep till they departed from amongst the
wolves; but the eyes of the wolves were
	  blinded, and those wolves departed in pursuit of the sheep
22
with all their power. And the Lord of the
          sheep went with them, as their leader, and all His sheep 23
followed Him: and his face was dazzling
          and glorious and terrible to behold. But the wolves 24 began
to pursue those sheep till they reached a
          sea of water. And that sea was divided, and the water stood
on this side and on that before their face,
          and their Lord led them and placed Himself between 25 them
and the wolves. And as those wolves
          did not yet see the sheep, they proceeded into the midst of
that sea, and the wolves followed the
	  sheep, and [those wolves] ran after them into that sea. 26
And
when they saw the Lord of the sheep,
	  they turned to flee before His face, but that sea gathered
itself
together, and became as it had been
          created, and the water swelled and rose till it covered 27
those wolves. And I saw till all the wolves
          who pursued those sheep perished and were drowned.
 
	    LXXXIX.28-40. Israel in the Desert, the Giving of the
Law, the
Entrance into Palestine. 
 
          28 But the sheep escaped from that water and went forth into
a wilderness, where there was no water
          and no grass; and they began to open their eyes and to see;
and I saw the Lord of the sheep 29
          pasturing them and giving them water and grass, and that
sheep going and leading them. And that 30
	  sheep ascended to the summit of that lofty rock, and the
Lord
of the sheep sent it to them. And after
          that I saw the Lord of the sheep who stood before them, and
His appearance was great and 31
          terrible and majestic, and all those sheep saw Him and were
afraid before His face. And they all
          feared and trembled because of Him, and they cried to that
sheep with them [which was amongst 32
	  them]: 'We are not able to stand before our Lord or to
behold
Him.' And that sheep which led them
          again ascended to the summit of that rock, but the sheep
began to be blinded and to wander 33 from
          the way which he had showed them, but that sheep wot not
thereof. And the Lord of the sheep was
          wrathful exceedingly against them, and that sheep
discovered it, and went down from the summit of
          the rock, and came to the sheep, and found the greatest part
of them blinded and fallen 34 away. And
          when they saw it they feared and trembled at its presence,
and desired to return to their 35 folds. And
          that sheep took other sheep with it, and came to those sheep
which had fallen away, and began to
          slay them; and the sheep feared its presence, and thus that
sheep brought back those 36 sheep that
	  had fallen away, and they returned to their folds. And I
saw in
this vision till that sheep became a man
	  and built a house for the Lord of the sheep, and placed all
the
sheep in that house. 37 And I saw till
          this sheep which had met that sheep which led them fell
asleep: and I saw till all the great sheep
	  perished and little ones arose in their place, and they
came to
a pasture, and 38 approached a stream
          of water. Then that sheep, their leader which had become a
man, withdrew 39 from them and fell
          asleep, and all the sheep sought it and cried over it with a
great crying. And I saw till they left off
          crying for that sheep and crossed that stream of water, and
there arose the two sheep as leaders in
	  the place of those which had led them and fallen asleep
(lit.
'had fallen asleep and led 40 them'). And I
	  saw till the sheep came to a goodly place, and a pleasant
and
glorious land, and I saw till those sheep
          were satisfied; and that house stood amongst them in the
pleasant land.
 
                 LXXXIX.41-50. From the Time of the Judges to the
Building of the Temple. 
 
          41 And sometimes their eyes were opened, and sometimes
blinded, till another sheep arose and led
          them and brought them all back, and their eyes were opened.
42 And the dogs and the foxes and the
          wild boars began to devour those sheep till the Lord of the
sheep raised up [another sheep] a ram
          from their 43 midst, which led them. And that ram began to
butt on either side those dogs, foxes, and
          wild 44 boars till he had destroyed them all. And that sheep
whose eyes were opened saw that ram,
          which was amongst the sheep, till it forsook its glory and
began to butt those sheep, and trampled
          upon them, and behaved itself 45 unseemly. And the Lord of
the sheep sent the lamb to another lamb
	  and raised it to being a ram and leader of the sheep
instead of
that 46 ram which had forsaken its
	  glory. And it went to it and spake to it alone, and raised
it to
being a ram, and made it the prince and
	  leader of the sheep; but during all these things those dogs
47
oppressed the sheep. And the first ram
          pursued that second ram, and that second ram arose and fled
before it; and I saw till those dogs
          pulled 48 down the first ram. And that second ram arose 49
and led the [little] sheep. And those sheep
          grew and multiplied; but all the dogs, and foxes, and wild
boars feared and fled before it, and that ram
          butted and killed the wild beasts, and those wild beasts had
no longer any power among the 48b
          sheep and robbed them no more of ought. And that ram begat
many sheep and fell asleep; and a little
          sheep became ram in its stead, and became prince and
leader of those sheep. 50 And that house
          became great and broad, and it was built for those sheep:
(and) a tower lofty and great was built on
          the house for the Lord of the sheep, and that house was low,
but the tower was elevated and lofty,
          and the Lord of the sheep stood on that tower and they
offered a full table before Him.
 
           LXXXIX.51-67. The Two Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the
Destruction of Jerusalem. 
 
          51 And again I saw those sheep that they again erred and
went many ways, and forsook that their
          house, and the Lord of the sheep called some from amongst
the sheep and sent them to the sheep, 52
          but the sheep began to slay them. And one of them was
saved and was not slain, and it sped away
	  and cried aloud over the sheep; and they sought to slay it,
but
the Lord of the sheep saved it from 53
          the sheep, and brought it up to me, and caused it to dwell
there. And many other sheep He sent 54 to
          those sheep to testify unto them and lament over them. And
after that I saw that when they forsook
          the house of the Lord and His tower they fell away entirely,
and their eyes were blinded; and I saw
          the Lord of the sheep how He wrought much slaughter
amongst them in their herds until 55 those
          sheep invited that slaughter and betrayed His place. And He
gave them over into the hands of the
	  lions and tigers, and wolves and hyenas, and into the hand
of
the foxes, and to all the wild 56 beasts,
          and those wild beasts began to tear in pieces those sheep.
And I saw that He forsook that their house
	  and their tower and gave them all into the hand of the
lions, to
tear and devour them, 57 into the hand
          of all the wild beasts. And I began to cry aloud with all my
power, and to appeal to the Lord of the
          sheep, and to represent to Him in regard to the sheep that
they were devoured 58 by all the wild
          beasts. But He remained unmoved, though He saw it, and
rejoiced that they were devoured and
          swallowed and robbed, and left them to be devoured in the
hand of all the beasts. 59 And He called
          seventy shepherds, and cast those sheep to them that they
might pasture them, and He spake to the
          shepherds and their companions: 'Let each individual of you
pasture the sheep 60 henceforward, and
          everything that I shall command you that do ye. And I will
deliver them over unto you duly numbered,
          and tell you which of them are to be destroyed-and them
destroy ye.' And 61 He gave over unto them
          those sheep. And He called another and spake unto him:
'Observe and mark everything that the
          shepherds will do to those sheep; for they will destroy more
of them than 62 I have commanded them.
          And every excess and the destruction which will be wrought
through the shepherds, record (namely)
          how many they destroy according to my command, and how
many according to their own caprice:
          record against every individual shepherd all the destruction
he 63 effects. And read out before me by
          number how many they destroy, and how many they deliver
over for destruction, that I may have this
          as a testimony against them, and know every deed of the
shepherds, that I may comprehend and see
          what they do, whether or not they abide by my 64 command
which I have commanded them. But they
	  shall not know it, and thou shalt not declare it to them,
nor
admonish them, but only record against
          each individual all the destruction which 65 the shepherds
effect each in his time and lay it all before
	  me.' And I saw till those shepherds pastured in their
season,
and they began to slay and to destroy
          more than they were bidden, and they delivered 66 those
sheep into the hand of the lions. And the
          lions and tigers eat and devoured the greater part of those
sheep, and the wild boars eat along with
          them; and they burnt that tower and demolished 67 that
house. And I became exceedingly sorrowful
          over that tower because that house of the sheep was
demolished, and afterwards I was unable to see
          if those sheep entered that house.
 
          LXXXIX.68-71. First Period of the Angelic Rulers -from the
Destruction of Jerusalem to the
                                      Return from Captivity. 
 
          68 And the shepherds and their associates delivered over
those sheep to all the wild beasts, to devour
          them, and each one of them received in his time a definite
number: it was written by the other 69 in a
          book how many each one of them destroyed of them. And
each one slew and destroyed many 70
          more than was prescribed; and I began to weep and lament
on account of those sheep. And thus in
          the vision I saw that one who wrote, how he wrote down
every one that was destroyed by those
          shepherds, day by day, and carried up and laid down and
showed actually the whole book to the
          Lord of the sheep-(even) everything that they had done, and
all that each one of them had made 71
          away with, and all that they had given over to destruction.
And the book was read before the Lord of
	  the sheep, and He took the book from his hand and read it
and
sealed it and laid it down.
 
	    LXXXIX.72-77. Second Period -from the Time of Cyrus to
that
of Alexander the Great. 
 
          72 And forthwith I saw how the shepherds pastured for twelve
hours, and behold three of those sheep
          turned back and came and entered and began to build up all
that had fallen down of that 73 house; but
          the wild boars tried to hinder them, but they were not able.
And they began again to build as before,
          and they reared up that tower, and it was named the high
tower; and they began again to place a table
	  before the tower, but all the bread on it was polluted and
not
pure. 74 And as touching all this the eyes
          of those sheep were blinded so that they saw not, and (the
eyes of) their shepherds likewise; and they
          delivered them in large numbers to their shepherds for 75
destruction, and they trampled the sheep
          with their feet and devoured them. And the Lord of the sheep
remained unmoved till all the sheep
	  were dispersed over the field and mingled with them (i.e.
the
76 beasts), and they (i.e. the shepherds)
	  did not save them out of the hand of the beasts. And this
one
who wrote the book carried it up, and
          showed it and read it before the Lord of the sheep, and
implored Him on their account, and besought
          Him on their account as he showed Him all the doings 77 of
the shepherds, and gave testimony before
          Him against all the shepherds. And he took the actual book
and laid it down beside Him and
          departed.
 
              XC.1-5. Third Period -from Alexander the Great to the
Graeco-Syrian Domination. 
 
       90
 
          1 And I saw till that in this manner thirty-five shepherds
undertook the pasturing (of the sheep), and
          they severally completed their periods as did the first; and
others received them into their 2 hands, to
          pasture them for their period, each shepherd in his own
period. And after that I saw in my vision all
          the birds of heaven coming, the eagles, the vultures, the
kites, the ravens; but the eagles led all the
          birds; and they began to devour those sheep, and to pick out
their eyes and to 3 devour their flesh.
          And the sheep cried out because their flesh was being
devoured by the birds, 4 and as for me I
          looked and lamented in my sleep over that shepherd who
pastured the sheep. And I saw until those
          sheep were devoured by the dogs and eagles and kites, and
they left neither flesh nor skin nor sinew
	  remaining on them till only their bones stood there: and
their
bones too fell 5 to the earth and the sheep
          became few. And I saw until that twenty-three had undertaken
the pasturing and completed in their
          several periods fifty-eight times.
 
            XC.6-12. Fourth Period -from the Graeco-Syrian Domination
to the Maccabean Revolt. 
 
          6 But behold lambs were borne by those white sheep, and
they began to open their eyes and to see, 7
	  and to cry to the sheep. Yea, they cried to them, but they
did
not hearken to what they said to 8
          them, but were exceedingly deaf, and their eyes were very
exceedingly blinded. And I saw in the
          vision how the ravens flew upon those lambs and took one of
those lambs, and dashed the sheep 9 in
          pieces and devoured them. And I saw till horns grew upon
those lambs, and the ravens cast down
	  their horns; and I saw till there sprouted a great horn of
one of
those sheep, and their eyes 10 were
	  opened. And it looked at them [and their eyes opened], and
it
cried to the sheep, and the 11 rams saw
	  it and all ran to it. And notwithstanding all this those
eagles
and vultures and ravens and kites still kept
          tearing the sheep and swooping down upon them and
devouring them: still the 12 sheep remained
	  silent, but the rams lamented and cried out. And those
ravens
fought and battled with it and sought to
          lay low its horn, but they had no power over it.
 
        XC.13-19. The last Assault of the Gentiles on the Jews (where
vv. 13-15 and 16-18 are doublets). 
 
        13 And 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.
							16 All 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.
 

          19 And I saw till a great sword was given to the sheep, and
the sheep proceeded against all the beasts
	  of the field to slay them, and all the beasts and the birds
of
the heaven fled before their face.
 
        14 And 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].
						       17 And 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.
        15 And 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.
						       18 And 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. 
 
          20 And I saw till a throne was erected in the pleasant land,
and the Lord of the sheep sat Himself
          thereon, and the other took the sealed books and opened
those books before the Lord of the sheep.
          21 And the Lord called those men the seven first white ones,
and commanded that they should bring
	  before Him, beginning with the first star which led the
way, all
the stars whose privy members 22 were
          like those of horses, and they brought them all before Him.
And He said to that man who wrote
          before Him, being one of those seven white ones, and said
unto him: 'Take those seventy shepherds
          to whom I delivered the sheep, and who taking them on their
own authority slew more 23 than I
          commanded them.' And behold they were all bound, I saw,
and they all stood before Him. 24 And the
          judgement was held first over the stars, and they were
judged and found guilty, and went to the place
	  of condemnation, and they were cast into an abyss, full of
fire
and flaming, and full 25 of pillars of fire.
          And those seventy shepherds were judged and found guilty,
and they were cast 26 into that fiery
          abyss. And I saw at that time how a like abyss was opened in
the midst of the earth, full of fire, and
          they brought those blinded sheep, and they were all judged
and found guilty and 27 cast into this fiery
          abyss, and they burned; now this abyss was to the right of
that house. And I saw those sheep burning
          and their bones burning.
 
        XC.28-42. The New Jerusalem, the Conversion of the surviving
Gentiles, the Resurrection of the
			   Righteous, the Messiah. Enoch awakes and
weeps. 
 
	  28 And I stood up to see till they folded up that old
house; and
carried off all the pillars, and all the
          beams and ornaments of the house were at the same time
folded up with it, and they carried 29 it off
	  and laid it in a place in the south of the land. And I saw
till the
Lord of the sheep brought a new house
	  greater and loftier than that first, and set it up in the
place of
the first which had beer folded up: all its
          pillars were new, and its ornaments were new and larger than
those of the first, the old one which He
	  had taken away, and all the sheep were within it. 30 And I
saw
all the sheep which had been left, and
	  all the beasts on the earth, and all the birds of the
heaven,
falling down and doing homage to those
          sheep and making petition to and obeying 31 them in every
thing. And thereafter those three who were
          clothed in white and had seized me by my hand [who had
taken me up before], and the hand of that
          ram also seizing hold of me, they 32 took me up and set me
down in the midst of those sheep before
          the judgement took place. And those 33 sheep were all white,
and their wool was abundant and clean.
          And all that had been destroyed and dispersed, and all the
beasts of the field, and all the birds of the
          heaven, assembled in that house, and the Lord of the sheep
rejoiced with great joy because they were
	  all good and had returned to 34 His house. And I saw till
they
laid down that sword, which had been
          given to the sheep, and they brought it back into the house,
and it was sealed before the presence of
          the Lord, and all the sheep 35 were invited into that house,
but it held them not. And the eyes of them
          all were opened, and they 36 saw the good, and there was not
one among them that did not see. And
          I saw that that house was large and broad and very full. 37
And I saw that a white bull was born, with
	  large horns and all the beasts of the field and all the 38
birds
of the air feared him and made petition to
          him all the time. And I saw till all their generations were
transformed, and they all became white bulls;
          and the first among them became a lamb, and that lamb
became a great animal and had great black
	  horns on its head; and the Lord of the sheep 39 rejoiced
over
it and over all the oxen. And I slept in
          their midst: and I awoke and saw everything. 40 This is the
vision which I saw while I slept, and I
          awoke and blessed the Lord of righteousness and 41 gave
Him glory. Then I wept with a great
	  weeping and my tears stayed not till I could no longer
endure
it: when I saw, they flowed on account
          of what I had seen; for everything shall come and 42 be
fulfilled, and all the deeds of men in their order
          were shown to me. On that night I remembered the first
dream, and because of it I wept and was
          troubled-because I had seen that vision.
 
                 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. 
 
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          1 The book written by Enoch -[Enoch indeed wrote this
complete doctrine of wisdom, (which is)
          praised of all men and a judge of all the earth] for all my
children who shall dwell on the earth. And
          for the future generations who shall observe uprightness and
peace.
 
          2 Let not your spirit be troubled on account of the times;
	  For the Holy and Great One has appointed days for all
things.
 
          3 And the righteous one shall arise from sleep,
          [Shall arise] and walk in the paths of righteousness,
	  And all his path and conversation shall be in eternal
goodness
and grace.
 
          4 He will be gracious to the righteous and give him eternal
uprightness,
          And He will give him power so that he shall be (endowed)
with goodness and righteousness.
          And he shall walk in eternal light.
 
          5 And sin shall perish in darkness for ever,
          And shall no more be seen from that day for evermore.
 
			  XCI.1-10, 18-19. Enoch's Admonition to his
Children. 
 
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          1 'And now, my son Methuselah, call to me all thy brothers
          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.'
 
          2 And thereupon Methuselah went and summoned to him all
his brothers and assembled his relatives.
          3 And he spake unto all the children of righteousness and
said:
 
          '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:
 
          4 Love uprightness and walk therein.
          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.
 
          5 For I know that violence must increase on the earth,
          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.
 
          6 And unrighteousness shall again be consummated on the
earth,
          And all the deeds of unrighteousness and of violence
          And transgression shall prevail in a twofold degree.
 
          7 And when sin and unrighteousness and blasphemy
          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.
 
          8 In those days violence shall be cut off from its roots,
          And the roots of unrighteousness together with deceit,
          And they shall be destroyed from under heaven.
 
          9 And all the idols of the heathen shall be abandoned,
          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.
 
          10 And the righteous shall arise from their sleep,
          And wisdom shall arise and be given unto them.
 
          11 [And after that the roots of unrighteousness shall be cut
off, and the sinners shall be destroyed by
          the sword ... shall be cut off from the blasphemers in every
place, and those who plan violence and
          those who commit blasphemy shall perish by the sword.]
 
          18 And now I tell you, my sons, and show you
          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.
          19 And now, hearken unto me, my sons,
          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. 
 
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          1,2 And after that Enoch both gave and began to recount from
the books. And Enoch said:
 
          '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.'
 
          3 And Enoch began to recount from the books and said:
          'I was born the seventh in the first week,
          While judgement and righteousness still endured.
 
          4 And after me there shall arise in the second week great
wickedness,
          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.
 
          5 And after that in the third week at its close
          A man shall be elected as the plant of righteous judgement,
	  And his posterity shall become the plant of righteousness
for
evermore.
 
          6 And after that in the fourth week, at its close,
          Visions of the holy and righteous shall be seen,
          And a law for all generations and an enclosure shall be made
for them.
 
          7 And after that in the fifth week, at its close,
          The house of glory and dominion shall be built for ever.
 
	  8 And after that in the sixth week all who live in it shall
be
blinded,
	  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.
 
          9 And after that in the seventh week shall an apostate
generation arise,
          And many shall be its deeds,
          And all its deeds shall be apostate.
 
          10 And at its close shall be elected
          The elect righteous of the eternal plant of righteousness,
	  To receive sevenfold instruction concerning all His
creation.
 
	  11 [For who is there of all the children of men that is
able to
hear the voice of the Holy One without
          being troubled? And who can think His thoughts? and who is
there that can behold all the works 12 of
          heaven? And how should there be one who could behold the
heaven, and who is there that could
	  understand the things of heaven and see a soul or a spirit
and
could tell thereof, or ascend and see 13
          all their ends and think them or do like them? And who is
there of all men that could know what is the
          breadth and the length of the earth, and to whom has been
shown the measure of all of them? 14 Or is
          there any one who could discern the length of the heaven and
how great is its height, and upon what it
          is founded, and how great is the number of the stars, and
where all the luminaries rest?]
 
                                 XCI.12-17. The Last Three Weeks. 
 
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	  12 And after that there shall be another, the eighth week,
that
of righteousness,
          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.
 
          13 And at its close they shall acquire houses through their
righteousness,
          And a house shall be built for the Great King in glory for
evermore,
          14d And all mankind shall look to the path of uprightness.
 
	  14a And after that, in the ninth week, the righteous
judgement
shall be revealed to the whole world,
          b And all the works of the godless shall vanish from all the
earth,
          c And the world shall be written down for destruction.
 
          15 And after this, in the tenth week in the seventh part,
          There shall be the great eternal judgement,
          In which He will execute vengeance amongst the angels.
 
          16 And the first heaven shall depart and pass away,
          And a new heaven shall appear,
	  And all the powers of the heavens shall give sevenfold
light.
 
          17 And after that there will be many weeks without number
for ever,
          And all shall be in goodness and righteousness,
          And sin shall no more be mentioned for ever.
 
			       XCIV.1-5. Admonitions to the
Righteous. 
 
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          1 And now I say unto you, my sons, love righteousness and
walk therein;
          For the paths of righteousness are worthy of acceptation,
          But the paths of unrighteousness shall suddenly be
destroyed and vanish.
 
          2 And to certain men of a generation shall the paths of
violence and of death be revealed,
          And they shall hold themselves afar from them,
          And shall not follow them.
 
          3 And now I say unto you the righteous:
	  Walk not in the paths of wickedness, nor in the paths of
death,
          And draw not nigh to them, lest ye be destroyed.
 
          4 But seek and choose for yourselves righteousness and an
elect life,
          And walk in the paths of peace,
          And ye shall live and prosper.
 
          5 And hold fast my words in the thoughts of your hearts,
          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. 
 
          6 Woe to those who build unrighteousness and oppression
          And lay deceit as a foundation;
          For they shall be suddenly overthrown,
          And they shall have no peace.
 
          7 Woe to those who build their houses with sin;
          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.]
 
          8 Woe to you, ye rich, for ye have trusted in your riches,
          And from your riches shall ye depart,
          Because ye have not remembered the Most High in the days
of your riches.
 
          9 Ye have committed blasphemy and unrighteousness,
          And have become ready for the day of slaughter,
          And the day of darkness and the day of the great judgement.
 
          10 Thus I speak and declare unto you:
          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.
 
          11 And your righteous ones in those days shall be
          A reproach to the sinners and the godless.
 
			  XCV. Enoch's Grief: fresh Woes against the
Sinners. 
 
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          1 Oh that mine eyes were [a cloud of] waters
          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!
 
          2 Who has permitted you to practice reproaches and
wickedness?
          And so judgement shall overtake you, sinners.
 
          3 Fear not the sinners, ye righteous;
          For again will the Lord deliver them into your hands,
          That ye may execute judgement upon them according to your
desires.
 
          4 Woe to you who fulminate anathemas which cannot be
reversed:
	  Healing shall therefore be far from you because of your
sins.
 
          5 Woe to you who requite your neighbour with evil;
          For ye shall be requited according to your works.
 
          6 Woe to you, lying witnesses,
          And to those who weigh out injustice,
          For suddenly shall ye perish.
 
          7 Woe to you, sinners, for ye persecute the righteous;
          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. 
 
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          1 Be hopeful, ye righteous; for suddenly shall the sinners
perish before you,
          And ye shall have lordship over them according to your
desires.
 
          2 [And in the day of the tribulation of the sinners,
          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.]
 
          3 Wherefore fear not, ye that have suffered;
          For healing shall be your portion,
          And a bright light shall enlighten you,
          And the voice of rest ye shall hear from heaven.
 
          4 Woe unto you, ye sinners, for your riches make you appear
like the righteous,
          But your hearts convict you of being sinners,
	  And this fact shall be a testimony against you for a
memorial
of (your) evil deeds.
 
          5 Woe to you who devour the finest of the wheat,
          And drink wine in large bowls,
          And tread under foot the lowly with your might.
 
          6 Woe to you who drink water from every fountain,
          For suddenly shall ye be consumed and wither away,
          Because ye have forsaken the fountain of life.
 
          7 Woe to you who work unrighteousness
          And deceit and blasphemy:
          It shall be a memorial against you for evil.
 
          8 Woe to you, ye mighty,
          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. 
 
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	  1 Believe, ye righteous, that the sinners will become a
shame
          And perish in the day of unrighteousness.
          2 Be it known unto you (ye sinners) that the Most High is
mindful of your destruction,
          And the angels of heaven rejoice over your destruction.
 
          3 What will ye do, ye sinners,
          And whither will ye flee on that day of judgement,
          When ye hear the voice of the prayer of the righteous?
 
          4 Yea, ye shall fare like unto them,
          Against whom this word shall be a testimony:
          "Ye have been companions of sinners."
 
          5 And in those days the prayer of the righteous shall reach
unto the Lord,
          And for you the days of your judgement shall come.
	  6 And all the words of your unrighteousness shall be read
out
before the Great Holy One,
          And your faces shall be covered with shame,
          And He will reject every work which is grounded on
unrighteousness.
 
          7 Woe to you, ye sinners, who live on the mid ocean and on
the dry land,
          Whose remembrance is evil against you.
 
          8 Woe to you who acquire silver and gold in unrighteousness
and say:
          "We have become rich with riches and have possessions;
          And have acquired everything we have desired.
 
          9 And now let us do what we purposed:
          For we have gathered silver,
          9c And many are the husbandmen in our houses."
          9d And our granaries are (brim) full as with water,
          10 Yea and like water your lies shall flow away;
          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. 
 
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          1 And now I swear unto you, to the wise and to the foolish,
          For ye shall have manifold experiences on the earth.
 
          2 For ye men shall put on more adornments than a woman,
          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.
 
          3 Therefore they shall be wanting in doctrine and wisdom,
          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.
 
          4 I have sworn unto you, ye sinners, as a mountain has not
become a slave,
          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.
 
          5 And barrenness has not been given to the woman,
          But on account of the deeds of her own hands she dies
without children.
 
          6 I have sworn unto you, ye sinners, by the Holy Great One,
          That all your evil deeds are revealed in the heavens,
          And that none of your deeds of oppression are covered and
hidden.
 
	  7 And do not think in your spirit nor say in your heart
that ye
do not know and that ye do not see 8
          that every sin is every day recorded in heaven in the
presence of the Most High. From henceforthye
          know that all your oppression wherewith ye oppress is
written down every day till the day of your
          judgement.
 
	  9 Woe to you, ye fools, for through your folly shall ye
perish:
and ye transgress against the wise, 10
          and so good hap shall not be your portion. And now, know ye
that ye are prepared for the day of
	  destruction: wherefore do not hope to live, ye sinners, but
ye
shall depart and die; for ye know no
          ransom; for ye are prepared for the day of the great
judgement, for the day of tribulation and great
          shame for your spirits.
 
          11 Woe to you, ye obstinate of heart, who work wickedness
and eat blood: Whence have ye good
	  things to eat and to drink and to be filled? From all the
good
things which the Lord the Most High has
          placed in abundance on the earth; therefore ye shall have no
peace. 12 Woe to you who love the
          deeds of unrighteousness: wherefore do ye hope for good
hap unto yourselves? know that ye shall be
	  delivered into the hands of the righteous, and they shall
cut
13 off your necks and slay you, and have
          no mercy upon you. Woe to you who rejoice in the tribulation
14 of the righteous; for no grave shall be
          dug for you. Woe to you who set at nought the words of 15
the righteous; for ye shall have no hope of
          life. Woe to you who write down lying and godless words; for
they write down their lies that men may
          hear them and act godlessly towards (their) 16 neighbour.
Therefore they shall have no peace but die a
          sudden death.
 
          XCIX. Woes pronounced on the Godless, the Lawbreakers:
evil Plight of Sinners in The Last
                                       Days: further Woes. 
 
       99
 
          1 Woe to you who work godlessness,
          And glory in lying and extol them:
          Ye shall perish, and no happy life shall be yours.
 
          2 Woe to them who pervert the words of uprightness,
          And transgress the eternal law,
          And transform themselves into what they were not [into
sinners]:
          They shall be trodden under foot upon the earth.
 
          3 In those days make ready, ye righteous, to raise your
prayers as a memorial,
          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.
 
          4 In those days the nations shall be stirred up,
          And the families of the nations shall arise on the day of
destruction.
 
	  5 And in those days the destitute shall go forth and carry
off
their children,
          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.
 
	  6,7 And again I swear to you, ye sinners, that sin is
prepared
for a day of unceasing bloodshed. And
          they who worship stones, and grave images of gold and
silver and wood (and stone) and clay, and
          those who worship impure spirits and demons, and all kinds
of idols not according to knowledge,
          shall get no manner of help from them.
 
          8 And they shall become godless by reason of the folly of
their hearts,
          And their eyes shall be blinded through the fear of their
hearts
          And through visions in their dreams.
 
          9 Through these they shall become godless and fearful;
          For they shall have wrought all their work in a lie,
          And shall have worshiped a stone:
          Therefore in an instant shall they perish.
 
          10 But in those days blessed are all they who accept the
words of wisdom, and understand them,
          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.
 
          11 Woe to you who spread evil to your neighbours;
          For you shall be slain in Sheol.
 
          12 Woe to you who make deceitful and false measures,
          And (to them) who cause bitterness on the earth;
          For they shall thereby be utterly consumed.
 
          13 Woe to you who build your houses through the grievous
toil of others,
	  And all their building materials are the bricks and stones
of
sin;
          I tell you ye shall have no peace.
 
          14 Woe to them who reject the measure and eternal heritage
of their fathers
          And whose souls follow after idols;
          For they shall have no rest.
 
          15 Woe to them who work unrighteousness and help
oppression,
          And slay their neighbours until the day of the great
judgement.
 
          16 For He shall cast down your glory,
          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. 
 
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          1 And in those days in one place the fathers together with
their sons shall be smitten
          And brothers one with another shall fall in death
          Till the streams flow with their blood.
 
	  2 For a man shall not withhold his hand from slaying his
sons
and his sons' sons,
          And the sinner shall not withhold his hand from his honoured
brother:
          From dawn till sunset they shall slay one another.
 
          3 And the horse shall walk up to the breast in the blood of
sinners,
          And the chariot shall be submerged to its height.
 
          4 In those days the angels shall descend into the secret
places
          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.
 
          5 And over all the righteous and holy He will appoint
guardians from amongst the holy angels
          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.
 
          6 And (then) the children of the earth shall see the wise in
security,
          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.
 
          7 Woe to you, Sinners, on the day of strong anguish,
          Ye who afflict the righteous and burn them with fire:
          Ye shall be requited according to your works.
 
          8 Woe to you, ye obstinate of heart,
          Who watch in order to devise wickedness:
          Therefore shall fear come upon you
          And there shall be none to help you.
 
          9 Woe to you, ye sinners, on account of the words of your
mouth,
          And on account of the deeds of your hands which your
godlessness as wrought,
          In blazing flames burning worse than fire shall ye burn.
 
          10 And now, know ye that from the angels He will inquire as
to your deeds in heaven, from the sun
          and from the moon and from the stars in reference to your
sins because upon the earth ye execute 11
          judgement on the righteous. And He will summon to testify
against you every cloud and mist and dew
          and rain; for they shall all be withheld because of you from
descending upon you, and they 12 shall be
	  mindful of your sins. And now give presents to the rain
that it
be not withheld from descending upon
          you, nor yet the dew, when it has received gold and silver
from you that it may descend. 13 When the
          hoar-frost and snow with their chilliness, and all the
snow-storms with all their plagues fall upon you,
          in those days ye shall not be able to stand before them.
 
		CI. Exhortation to the fear of God: all Nature fears
Him but
not the Sinners. 
 
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          1 Observe the heaven, ye children of heaven, and every work
of the Most High, and fear ye Him 2
	  and work no evil in His presence. If He closes the windows
of
heaven, and withholds the rain and 3
          the dew from descending on the earth on your account, what
will ye do then? And if He sends His
          anger upon you because of your deeds, ye cannot petition
Him; for ye spake proud and insolent 4
          words against His righteousness: therefore ye shall have no
peace. And see ye not the sailors of the
	  ships, how their ships are tossed to and fro by the waves,
and
are shaken by the winds, and are 5 in
          sore trouble? And therefore do they fear because all their
goodly possessions go upon the sea with
	  them, and they have evil forebodings of heart that the sea
will
swallow them and they will 6 perish
	  therein. Are not the entire sea and all its waters, and all
its
movements, the work of the Most 7 High,
          and has He not set limits to its doings, and confined it
throughout by the sand? And at His reproof it is
	  afraid and dries up, and all its fish die and all that is
in it; But
ye sinners that are 8 on the earth fear Him
	  not. Has He not made the heaven and the earth, and all that
is
therein? Who has given understanding
          and wisdom to everything that moves on the earth and in the
sea. 9 Do not the sailors of the ships fear
          the sea? Yet sinners fear not the Most High.
 
	  CII. Terrors of the Day of Judgement: the adverse Fortunes
of
the Righteous on the Earth. 
 
       102
 
          1 In those days when He hath brought a grievous fire upon
you,
          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? 
 
	  2 And all the luminaries shall be affrighted with great
fear,
          And all the earth shall be affrighted and tremble and be
alarmed.
 
          3 And all the angels shall execute their commands
          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.
 
          4 Fear ye not, ye souls of the righteous,
          And be hopeful ye that have died in righteousness.
 
          5 And grieve not if your soul into Sheol has descended in
grief,
          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.
 
          6 And yet when ye die the sinners speak over you:
          "As we die, so die the righteous,
          And what benefit do they reap for their deeds?
 
          7 Behold, even as we, so do they die in grief and darkness,
          And what have they more than we?
          From henceforth we are equal.
 
	  8 And what will they receive and what will they see for
ever?
          Behold, they too have died,
          And henceforth for ever shall they see no light."
 
	  9 I tell you, ye sinners, ye are content to eat and drink,
and
rob and sin, and strip men naked, and 10
          acquire wealth and see good days. Have ye seen the
righteous how their end falls out, that no manner
	  11 of violence is found in them till their death?
"Nevertheless
they perished and became as though they
          had not been, and their spirits descended into Sheol in
tribulation."
 
          CIII. Different Destinies of the Righteous and the Sinners:
fresh Objections of the Sinners. 
 
       103
 
	  1 Now, therefore, I swear to you, the righteous, by the
glory of
the Great and Honoured and 2 Mighty
          One in dominion, and by His greatness I swear to you.
 
          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:
 
          3 That all goodness and joy and glory are prepared for 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.
 
	  4 And the spirits of you who have died in righteousness
shall
live and rejoice,
          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.
 
          5 Woe to you, ye sinners, when ye have died,
          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.
 
          6 And how they have died in prosperity and in wealth,
          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."
 
          7 Know ye, that their souls will be made to descend into
Sheol
          And they shall be wretched in their great tribulation.
 
          8 And into darkness and chains and a burning flame where
there is grievous judgement shall your
          spirits enter;
	  And the great judgement shall be for all the generations of
the
world.
          Woe to you, for ye shall have no peace.
 
	  9 Say not in regard to the righteous and good who are in
life:
          "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.
 
          10 And we have been destroyed and have not found any to
help us even with a word:
          We have been tortured [and destroyed], and not hoped to see
life from day to day.
 
          11 We hoped to be the head and have become the tail:
	  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.
 
          12 They have had dominion over us that hated us and smote
us;
          And to those that hated us we have bowed our necks
          But they pitied us not.
 
          13 We desired to get away from them that we might escape
and be at rest,
          But found no place whereunto we should flee and be safe
from them.
 
          14 And are complained to the rulers in our tribulation,
          And cried out against those who devoured us,
          But they did not attend to our cries
          And would not hearken to our voice.
 
          15 And they helped those who robbed us and devoured us
and those who made us few; and they
          concealed their oppression, and they did not remove from us
the yoke of those that devoured us and
          dispersed us and murdered us, and they concealed their
murder, and remembered not that they had
          lifted up their hands against us.
 
        CIV. Assurances given to the Righteous: Admonitions to
Sinners and the Falsifiers of the Words
                                          of Uprightness. 
 
       104
 
          1 I swear unto you, that in heaven the angelsremember you
for good before the glory of the Great 2
	  One: and your names are written before the glory of the
Great
One. Be hopeful; for aforetime ye
	  were put to shame through ill and affliction; but now ye
shall
shine as the lights of heaven, 3 ye shall
	  shine and ye shall be seen, and the portals of heaven shall
be
opened to you. And in your cry, cry for
	  judgement, and it shall appear to you; for all your
tribulation
shall be visited on the 4 rulers, and on all
          who helped those who plundered you. Be hopeful, and cast
not away your hope; 5 for ye shall have
	  great joy as the angels of heaven. What shall ye be obliged
to
do? Ye shall not have to hide on the
          day of the great judgement and ye shall not be found as
sinners, and the eternal 6 judgement shall be
	  far from you for all the generations of the world. And now
fear
not, ye righteous, when ye see the
          sinners growing strong and prospering in their ways: be not
companions with them, 7 but keep afar
          from their violence; for ye shall become companions of the
hosts of heaven. And, although ye sinners
	  say: "All our sins shall not be searched out and be
written
down," nevertheless 8 they shall write down
          all your sins every day. And now I show unto you that light
and darkness, 9 day and night, see all your
	  sins. Be not godless in your hearts, and lie not and alter
not
the words of uprightness, nor charge with
          lying the words of the Holy Great One, nor take account of
your 10 idols; for all your lying and all your
          godlessness issue not in righteousness but in great sin. And
now I know this mystery, that sinners will
          alter and pervert the words of righteousness in many ways,
and will speak wicked words, and lie, and
          practice great deceits, and write books concerning 11 their
words. But when they write down truthfully
          all my words in their languages, and do not change or minish
ought from my words but write them all
	  down truthfully -all that I first testified 12 concerning
them.
Then, I know another mystery, that books
          will be given to the righteous and the 13 wise to become a
cause of joy and uprightness and much
          wisdom. And to them shall the books be given, and they shall
believe in them and rejoice over them,
	  and then shall all the righteous who have learnt therefrom
all
the paths of uprightness be
          recompensed.'
 
			     CV. God and the Messiah to dwell with
Man. 
 
       105
 
          1 In those days the Lord bade (them) to summon and testify
to the children of earth concerning their
          wisdom: Show (it) unto them; for ye are their guides, and a
recompense over the whole earth. 2 For I
          and My son will be united with them for ever in the paths of
uprightness in their lives; and ye shall
          have peace: rejoice, ye children of uprightness. Amen.
 
 
 
                             Fragment of the Book of Noah
 
       106
 
          1 And after some days my son Methuselah took a wife for his
son Lamech, and she became 2
          pregnant by him and bore a son. And his body was white as
snow and red as the blooming of a rose,
          and the hair of his head and his long locks were white as
wool, and his eyes beautiful. And when he
          opened his eyes, he lighted up the whole house like the sun,
and the whole house 3 was very bright.
          And thereupon he arose in the hands of the midwife, opened
his mouth, and conversed with the Lord
          of righteousness. 4 And his father Lamech was afraid of him
and 5 fled, and came to his father
          Methuselah. And he said unto him: 'I have begotten a strange
son, diverse from and unlike man, and
          resembling the sons of the God of heaven; and his nature is
different and he is not like us, and his eyes
	  are as the rays of the sun, and his 6 countenance is
glorious.
And it seems to me that he is not sprung
          from me but from the angels, and I fear that in his days a
wonder may be 7 wrought on the earth. And
          now, my father, I am here to petition thee and implore thee
that thou mayest go to Enoch, our father,
          and learn from him the truth, for his dwelling-place is 8
amongst the angels.' And when Methuselah
          heard the words of his son, he came to me to the ends of the
earth; for he had heard that I was there,
          and he cried aloud, and I heard his voice and I came to him.
And I said unto him: 'Behold, here am I,
          my son, wherefore hast 9 thou come to me?' And he
answered and said: 'Because of a great cause of
          anxiety have I come to thee, and because of a disturbing
vision 10 have I approached. And now, my
          father, hear me: unto Lamech my son there hath been born a
son, the like of whom there is none, and
	  his nature is not like man's nature, and the colour of his
body
is whiter than snow and redder than the
	  bloom of a rose, and the hair of his head is whiter than
white
wool, and his eyes are like the rays of
          the sun, and he opened his eyes and 11 thereupon lighted up
the whole house. And he arose in the
          hands of the midwife, and opened 12 his mouth and blessed
the Lord of heaven. And his father
          Lamech became afraid and fled to me, and did not believe
that he was sprung from him, but that he
          was in the likeness of the angels of heaven; and behold I
have come to thee that thou mayest make
          known to me the truth.' 13 And I, Enoch, answered and said
unto him: 'The Lord will do a new thing
          on the earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and
make known to thee that in the generation of
          my father Jared some of the angels of heaven 14
transgressed the word of the Lord. And behold they
          commit sin and transgress the law, and have united
themselves with women and commit sin with them,
          and have married some of them, 17 and have begot children
by them. And they shall produce on the
	  earth giants not according to the spirit, but according to
the
flesh, and there shall be a great
          punishment on the earth, and the 15 earth shall be cleansed
from all impurity. Yea, there shall come a
          great destruction over the whole earth, and there shall be a
deluge and 16 a great destruction for one
          year. And this son who has been born unto you shall be left
on the earth, and his three children shall
          be saved with him: when all mankind that are on the earth 18
shall die [he and his sons shall be saved].
          And now make known to thy son Lamech that he who has
been born is in truth his son, and call his
          name Noah; for he shall be left to you, and he and his sons
shall be saved from the destruction, which
	  shall come upon the earth on account of all the sin and all
the
unrighteousness, which shall be
	  consummated on the earth in his days. 19 And after that
there
shall be still more unrighteousness than
	  that which was first consummated on the earth; for I know
the
mysteries of the holy ones; for He, the
          Lord, has showed me and informed me, and I have read
(them) in the heavenly tablets.
 
       107
 
          1 And I saw written on them that generation upon generation
shall transgress, till a generation of
          righteousness arises, and transgression is destroyed and sin
passes away from the earth, and all 2
          manner of good comes upon it. And now, my son, go and
make known to thy son Lamech that this 3
	  son, which has been born, is in truth his son, and that
(this) is
no lie.' And when Methuselah had heard
          the words of his father Enoch --for he had shown to him
everything in secret-- he returned and
          showed (them) to him and called the name of that son Noah;
for he will comfort the earth after all the
          destruction.
 
       108
 
          1 Another book which Enoch wrote for his son Methuselah
and for those who will come after him, 2
          and keep the law in the last days. Ye who have done good
shall wait for those days till an end is 3
          made of those who work evil; and an end of the might of the
transgressors. And wait ye indeed till sin
          has passed away, for their names shall be blotted out of the
book of life and out of the holy books,
	  and their seed shall be destroyed for ever, and their
spirits
shall be slain, and they shall cry and make
	  lamentation in a place that is a chaotic wilderness, and in
the
fire shall they 4 burn; for there is no earth
	  there. And I saw there something like an invisible cloud;
for
by reason of its depth I could not look
	  over, and I saw a flame of fire blazing brightly, and
things like
shining 5 mountains circling and
          sweeping to and fro. And I asked one of the holy angels who
was with me and said unto him: 'What is
	  this shining thing? for it is not a heaven but only the
flame of
a blazing 6 fire, and the voice of weeping
	  and crying and lamentation and strong pain.' And he said
unto
me: 'This place which thou seest-here
	  are cast the spirits of sinners and blasphemers, and of
those
who work wickedness, and of those who
          pervert everything that the Lord hath spoken through the
mouth 7 of the prophets -(even) the things
          that shall be. For some of them are written and inscribed
above in the heaven, in order that the angels
          may read them and know that which shall befall the sinners,
and the spirits of the humble, and of those
          who have afflicted their bodies, and been recompensed 8 by
God; and of those who have been put to
          shame by wicked men: Who love God and loved neither gold
nor silver nor any of the good things
	  which are in the world, but gave over their bodies to 9
torture.
Who, since they came into being,
          longed not after earthly food, but regarded everything as a
passing breath, and lived accordingly, and
          the Lord tried them much, and their spirits were 10 found
pure so that they should bless His name.
          And all the blessings destined for them I have recounted in
the books. And he hath assigned them
          their recompense, because they have been found to be such
as loved heaven more than their life in the
          world, and though they were trodden under foot of wicked
men, and experienced abuse and reviling
          from them and were put to shame, 11 yet they blessed Me.
And now I will summon the spirits of the
          good who belong to the generation of light, and I will
transform those who were born in darkness,
          who in the flesh were not recompensed 12 with such honour
as their faithfulness deserved. And I will
          bring forth in shining light those who 13 have loved My holy
name, and I will seat each on the throne of
          his honour. And they shall be resplendent for times without
number; for righteousness is the judgement
	  of God; for to the faithful 14 He will give faithfulness in
the
habitation of upright paths. And they shall
          see those who were 15 born in darkness led into darkness,
while the righteous shall be resplendent.
          And the sinners shall cry aloud and see them resplendent,
and they indeed will go where days and
          seasons are prescribed for them.' 








	
 

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millions dead in the Middle East

tens of millions of dead Christians

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