Parable of the Vineyard The rapture Book of Enoch the Apocalypse of Ezra End times truth
Parable of the Vineyard The rapture Book of Enoch the Apocalypse of Ezra End times truth
Parable of the Vineyard The rapture Book of Enoch the Apocalypse of Ezra End times truth
Parable of the Vineyard The rapture Book of Enoch the Apocalypse of Ezra End times truth
The book of Enoch
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The book of Enoch
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Bible verse of the day Malachi 1 John Jonah Psalm
“For from the rising of the sun, even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD of hosts.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,
Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
daaglikse bybel vers Maleagi 1 Johannes Jona Psalms
Want van die opgang van die son tot sy ondergang toe is my Naam groot onder die heidene; en in elke plek word tot eer van my Naam reukwerk gebring en ‘n rein offer; want my Naam is groot onder die heidene, sê die HERE van die leërskare.
Geliefdes, as God ons so liefgehad het, behoort ons ook mekaar lief te hê.
Niemand het God ooit aanskou nie. As ons mekaar liefhet, bly God in ons en het sy liefde in ons volmaak geword.
Die wat nietige afgode vereer, verlaat die Een wat vir hulle goedertieren is.
en verlustig jou in die HERE; dan sal Hy jou gee die begeertes van jou hart.
Gimel. Laat jou weg aan die HERE oor en vertrou op Hom, en Hy sal dit uitvoer;
The Book of Enoch chapter 23
The Book of Enoch Chapter 2 End Times
The Book of Enoch Chapter 3
The Book of Enoch chapter 8 Sorcery and Astrology
The Book of Enoch Chapter 58 The monsters Leviathan and Behemoth
The Book of Enoch chapter 54 Decree of Revelation 16 God’s Wrath
Book of Enoch chapter 52 Preparations for the great end times battle of Armageddon
daily bible verse Job 33:14-18.
“Indeed God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
“In a dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,
Then He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction,
That He may turn man aside from his conduct,
And keep man from pride;
He keeps back his soul from the pit,
And his life from passing over into Sheol.
daaglikse bybel vers Job 33:14-18.
Want God spreek op een, ja, op twee maniere; maar die mens let daar nie op nie.
In die droom, in ‘n naggesig, as diepe slaap op die mense val, tydens sluimeringe op die bed,
dan open Hy die oor van die mense, en Hy druk die seël op die waarskuwing aan hulle;
om die mens terug te hou van sy onderneming en trotsheid vir die man te verberg;
sodat Hy sy siel kan red uit die kuil; en sy lewe, dat dit nie omkom deur die spies nie.
Understanding the Elijah prophecy so that you will not be deceived.
Revelation 6 First Seal, A Prophet Comes
Revelation 6 The Four Horsemen Who Kill With the Sword of Christ’s Mouth
Lord be with my family and friends
Guide them in the spirit according to your will
Give them peace, healing and insight of you.
Make known to them your love for them.
Give them the spirit of insight,
so that they may know,
what is of you and what is not,
Lord protect and bless
my family and friends,
turn their hearts to you
so that they will be with you
and seek your conceal.
Lord be with those
whom you have called
as watchmen or as prophets
so that they may see
and warn against
which is true for the age.
Lord be with those
whom has less them me,
those whom struggle in the spirit
and in the physical,
bless them and guide them
give them hope and strengh
so that they may know that you are
Lord work in the hearts of those
whom has plenty,
so that they may help those whom has
Lord let those whom have
seek you and your will,
so that their hearts can be turned,
to the poor and those whom struggle.
Lord I ask that you will expose
all that is hidden and discused in back door deals,
so that we will know,
who are for us and who are against us.
Lord make your will known to men,
and let them see
that your will is greater then any will of man.
Let your kindness rain upon this world, my father
in heaven, so that ever soul will turn away from evil and
see your heavenly love.
I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ
whom has spilt his blood for me.
Thank you Father
Bible verses of the day Enoch in the bible
Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.
And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.
And when He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly the son of Joseph, the son of Eli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai, the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Heber, the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
2 Peter 2:4
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;
And about these also Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,
Bybel vers van die dag Psalms 33:18 1 Petrus 3:12 Johannes 9:31 Johannes 7:17 2 Chronicles 6:20
En Henog het ná die geboorte van Metúsalag nog drie honderd jaar met God gewandel. En hy het seuns en dogters gehad.
En Henog het met God gewandel; en hy was daar nie meer nie, want God het hom weggeneem.
Deur die geloof is Henog weggeneem om die dood nie te sien nie; en hy is nie gevind nie, omdat God hom weggeneem het; want voor sy wegneming het hy getuienis ontvang dat hy God behaag het.
En Hy, Jesus, was omtrent dertig jaar oud toe Hy begin leer het; en Hy was, soos hulle gemeen het, die seun van Josef, die seun van Eli,
die seun van Mattat, die seun van Levi, die seun van Melgi, die seun van Janna, die seun van Josef,
die seun van Mattatías, die seun van Amos, die seun van Nahum, die seun van Esli, die seun van Nággai,
die seun van Maät, die seun van Mattatías, die seun van Sémeï, die seun van Josef, die seun van Juda,
die seun van Jóhanan, die seun van Resa, die seun van Serubbábel, die seun van Seáltiël, die seun van Neríja,
die seun van Melgi, die seun van Addi, die seun van Kosam, die seun van Elmódam, die seun van Er,
die seun van Joses, die seun van Eliëser, die seun van Jorim, die seun van Mattat, die seun van Levi,
die seun van Símeon, die seun van Juda, die seun van Josef, die seun van Jonan, die seun van Éljakim,
die seun van Meléas, die seun van Mainan, die seun van Máttata, die seun van Natan, die seun van Dawid,
die seun van Isai, die seun van Obed, die seun van Boas, die seun van Salmon, die seun van Nagson,
die seun van Ammínadab, die seun van Ram, die seun van Hesron, die seun van Peres, die seun van Juda,
die seun van Jakob, die seun van Isak, die seun van Abraham, die seun van Tera, die seun van Nahor,
die seun van Serug, die seun van Rehu, die seun van Peleg, die seun van Heber, die seun van Sela,
die seun van Kainan, die seun van Arpágsad, die seun van Sem, die seun van Noag, die seun van Lameg,
die seun van Metúsala, die seun van Henog, die seun van Jered, die seun van Mehaláleël, die seun van Kenan,
die seun van Enos, die seun van Set, die seun van Adam, die seun van God.
sien die seuns van God dat die dogters van die mense mooi was, en hulle het vir hulle as vroue geneem almal wat hulle verkies het.
In dié dae was die reuse op die aarde, en ook daarna, toe die seuns van God by die dogters van die mense ingegaan en dié vir hulle kinders gebaar het. Dit is die geweldiges uit die ou tyd, die manne van naam.
2 Petrus 2:4
Want as God die engele wat gesondig het, nie gespaar het nie, maar hulle in die hel gewerp en aan kettings van duisternis oorgegee het, om vir die oordeel in bewaring gehou te word;
En Henog, die sewende van Adam af, het ook teen hulle geprofeteer en gesê: Kyk, die Here het gekom met sy heilige tien duisendtalle,
Bible verses of the day Enoch in the bible
The Book of Secrets of Enoch
Enoch’s encounter with the two angels of God
There was a wise man, a great artificer, and the Lord conceived love for him and received him, that he should behold the uppermost dwellings and be an eye-witness of the wise and great and inconceivable and immutable realm of God Almighty, of the very wonderful and glorious and bright and many-eyed station of the Lord’s servants, and of the inaccessible throne of the Lord, and of the degrees and manifestations of the incorporeal hosts, and of the ineffable ministration of the multitude of the elements, and of the various apparition and inexpressible singing of the host of Cherubim, and of the boundless light.
At that time, he said, when my one hundred and sixty-fifth year was completed, I begat my son Mathusal.
After this too I lived two hundred years and completed of all the years of my life three hundred and sixty-five years.
On the first day of the month I was in my house alone and was resting on my bed and slept.
And when I was asleep, great distress came up into my heart, and I was weeping with my eyes in sleep, and I could not understand what this distress was, or what would happen to me.
And there appeared to me two men, exceeding big, so that I never saw such on earth; their faces were shining like the sun, their eyes too were like a burning light, and from their lips was fire coming forth with clothing and singing of various kinds in appearance purple, their wings were brighter than gold, their hands whiter than snow.
They were standing at the head of my bed and began to call me by my name.
And I arose from my sleep and saw clearly those two men standing in front of me.
And I saluted them and was seized with fear and the appearance of my face was changed from terror, and those men said to me:
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear; the eternal God sent us to you, and lo! You shalt to-day ascend with us into heaven, and you shall tell your sons and all your household all that they shall do without you on earth in your house, and let no one seek you till the Lord return you to them.
And I made haste to obey them and went out from my house, and made to the doors, as it was ordered me, and summoned my sons Mathusal and Regim and Gaidad and made known to them all the marvels those men had told me.
The instruction of Enoch to his sons
Listen to me, my children, I know not whither I go, or what will befall me; now therefore, my children, I tell you: turn not from God before the face of the vain, who made not Heaven and earth, for these shall perish and those who worship them, and may the Lord make confident your hearts in the fear of him. And now, my children, let no one think to seek me, until the Lord return me to you.
Of Enoch’s assumption; how the angels took him into the first heaven
It came to pass, when Enoch had told his sons, that the angels took him on to their wings and bore him up on to the first heaven and placed him on the clouds. And there I looked, and again I looked higher, and saw the ether, and they placed me on the first heaven and showed me a very great Sea, greater than the earthly sea.
Of the angels ruling the stars
They brought before my face the elders and rulers of the stellar orders, and showed me two hundred angels, who rule the stars and their services to the heavens, and fly with their wings and come round all those who sail.
Of how the angels keep the store-houses of the snow
And here I looked down and saw the treasure-houses of the snow, and the angels who keep their terrible store-houses, and the clouds whence they come out and into which they go.
Of the dew and of the olive-oil, and various flowers
They showed me the treasure-house of the dew, like oil of the olive, and the appearance of its form, as of all the flowers of the earth; further many angels guarding the treasure-houses of these things, and how they are made to shut and open.
Of how Enoch was taken on to the second heaven
And those men took me and led me up on to the second heaven, and showed me darkness, greater than earthly darkness, and there I saw prisoners hanging, watched, awaiting the great and boundless judgment, and these angels were dark-looking, more than earthly darkness, and incessantly making weeping through all hours.
And I said to the men who were with me: Wherefore are these incessantly tortured? They answered me: These are God’s apostates, who obeyed not God’s commands, but took counsel with their own will, and turned away with their prince, who also is fastened on the fifth heaven.
And I felt great pity for them, and they saluted me, and said to me: Man of God, pray for us to the Lord; and I answered to them: Who am I, a mortal man, that I should pray for angels? Who knows whither I go, or what will befall me? Or who will pray for me?
Of the assumption of Enoch to the third heaven
And those men took me thence, and led me up on to the third heaven, and placed me there; and I looked downwards, and saw the produce of these places, such as has never been known for goodness.
And I saw all the sweet-flowering trees and beheld their fruits, which were sweet-smelling, and all the foods borne by them bubbling with fragrant exhalation.
And in the midst of the trees that of life, in that place whereon the Lord rests, when he goes up into paradise; and this tree is of ineffable goodness and fragrance, and adorned more than every existing thing; and on all sides it is in form gold-looking and vermilion and fire-like and covers all, and it has produce from all fruits.
Its root is in the garden at the earth’s end.
And paradise is between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
And two springs come out which send forth honey and milk, and their springs send forth oil and wine, and they separate into four parts, and go round with quiet course, and go down into the PARADISE OF EDEN, between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
And thence they go forth along the earth, and have a revolution to their circle even as other elements.
And here there is no unfruitful tree, and every place is blessed.
And there are three hundred angels very bright, who keep the garden, and with incessant sweet singing and never-silent voices serve the Lord throughout all days and hours.
And I said: How very sweet is this place, and those men said to me:
The showing to Enoch of the place of the righteous and compassionate
This place, O Enoch, is prepared for the righteous, who endure all manner of offence from those that exasperate their souls, who avert their eyes from iniquity, and make righteous judgment, and give bread to the hungering, and cover the naked with clothing, and raise up the fallen, and help injured orphans, and who walk without fault before the face of the Lord, and serve him alone, and for them is prepared this place for eternal inheritance.
Here they showed Enoch the terrible place and various tortures
And those two men led me up on to the Northern side, and showed me there a very terrible place, and there were all manner of tortures in that place: cruel darkness and unillumined gloom, and there is no light there, but murky fire constantly flaming aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere fire, and everywhere there is frost and ice, thirst and shivering, while the bonds are very cruel, and the angels fearful and merciless, bearing angry weapons, merciless torture, and I said:
Woe, woe, how very terrible is this place.
And those men said to me: This place, O Enoch, is prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practice sin against nature, which is child-corruption after the sodomitic fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder, and who, accursed, steal the souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods and themselves wax rich, injuring them for other men’s goods; who being able to satisfy the empty, made the hungering to die; being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who knew not their creator, and bowed to the soulless and lifeless gods, who cannot see nor hear, vain gods, who also built hewn images and bow down to unclean handiwork, for all these is prepared this place among these, for eternal inheritance.
Here they took Enoch up on to the fourth heaven where is the course of sun and moon
Those men took me, and led me up on to the fourth heaven, and showed me all the successive goings, and all the rays of the light of sun and moon.
And I measure their goings, and compared their light, and saw that the sun’s light is greater than the moon’s.
Its circle and the wheels on which it goes always, like the wind going past with very marvellous speed, and day and night it has no rest.
Its passage and return are accompanied by four great stars, and each star has under it a thousand stars, to the right of the sun’s wheel, and by four to the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether eight thousand, issuing with the sun continually.
And by day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and by night a thousand.
And six-winged ones issue with the angels before the sun’s wheel into the fiery flames, and a hundred angels kindle the sun and set it alight.
Of the very marvellous elements of the sun
And I looked and saw other flying elements of the sun, whose names are Phoenixes and Chalkydri, marvellous and wonderful, with feet and tails in the form of a lion, and a crocodile’s head, their appearance is empurpled, like the rainbow; their size is nine hundred measures, their wings are like those of angels, each has twelve, and they attend and accompany the sun, bearing heat and dew, as it is ordered them from God.
Thus the sun revolves and goes, and rises under the heaven, and its course goes under the earth with the light of its rays incessantly.
The angels took Enoch and placed him in the east at the sun’s gates
Those men bore me away to the east, and placed me at the sun’s gates, where the sun goes forth according to the regulation of the seasons and the circuit of the months of the whole year, and the number of the hours day and night.
And I saw six gates open, each gate having sixty-one stadia and a quarter of one stadium, and I measured them truly, and understood their size to be so much, through which the sun goes forth, and goes to the west, and is made even, and rises throughout all the months, and turns back again from the six gates according to the succession of the seasons; thus the period of the whole year is finished after the returns of the four seasons.
They took Enoch to the west
And again those men led me away to the western parts, and showed me six great gates open corresponding to the eastern gates, opposite to where the sun sets, according to the number of the days three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter.
Thus again it goes down to the western gates, and draws away its light, the greatness of its brightness, under the earth; for since the crown of its shining is in heaven with the Lord, and guarded by four hundred angels, while the sun goes round on wheel under the earth, and stands seven great hours in night, and spends half its course under the earth, when it comes to the eastern approach in the eighth hour of the night, it brings its lights, and the crown of shining, and the sun flames forth more than fire.
The elements of the sun, the Phoenixes and Chalkydri broke into song
Then the elements of the sun, called Phoenixes and Chalkydri break into song, therefore every bird flutters with its wings, rejoicing at the giver of light, and they broke into song at the command of the Lord.
The giver of light comes to give brightness to the whole world, and the morning guard takes shape, which is the rays of the sun, and the sun of the earth goes out, and receives its brightness to light up the whole face of the earth, and they showed me this calculation of the sun’s going.
And the gates which it enters, these are the great gates of the calculation of the hours of the year; for this reason the sun is a great creation, whose circuit lasts twenty-eight years, and begins again from the beginning.
They took Enoch and again placed him in the east at the course of the moon
Those men showed me the other course, that of the moon, twelve great gates, crowned from west to east, by which the moon goes in and out of the customary times.
It goes in at the first gate to the western places of the sun, by the first gates with thirty-one days exactly, by the second gates with thirty-one days exactly, by the third with thirty days exactly, by the fourth with thirty days exactly, by the fifth with thirty-one days exactly, by the sixth with thirty-one days exactly, by the seventh with thirty days exactly, by the eighth with thirty-one days perfectly, by the ninth with thirty-one days exactly, by the tenth with thirty days perfectly, by the eleventh with thirty-one days exactly, by the twelfth with twenty-eight days exactly.
And it goes through the western gates in the order and number of the eastern, and accomplishes the three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter days of the solar year, while the lunar year has three hundred fifty-four, and there are wanting to it twelve days of the solar circle, which are the lunar epacts of the whole year.
Thus, too, the great circle contains five hundred and thirty-two years.
The quarter of a day is omitted for three years, the fourth fulfills it exactly.
Therefore they are taken outside of heaven for three years and are not added to the number of days, because they change the time of the years to two new months towards completion, to two others towards diminution.
And when the western gates are finished, it returns and goes to the eastern to the lights, and goes thus day and night about the heavenly circles, lower than all circles, swifter than the heavenly winds, and spirits and elements and angels flying; each angel has six wings.
It has a sevenfold course in nineteen years.
Of the singings of the angels, which it is impossible to describe
In the midst of the heavens I saw armed soldiers, serving the Lord, with tympana and organs, with incessant voice, with sweet voice, with sweet and incessant voice and various singing, which it is impossible to describe, and which astonishes every mind, so wonderful and marvellous is the singing of those angels, and I was delighted listening to it.
Of the taking of Enoch on to the fifth heaven
The men took me on to the fifth heaven and placed me, and there I saw many and countless soldiers, called Grigori, of human appearance, and their size was greater than that of great giants and their faces withered, and the silence of their mouths perpetual, and their was no service on the fifth heaven, and I said to the men who were with me:
Wherefore are these very withered and their faces melancholy, and their mouths silent, and wherefore is there no service on this heaven?
And they said to me: These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven, and three of them went down on to earth from the Lord’s throne, to the place Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men how good they are, and took to themselves wives, and befouled the earth with their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants are born and marvellous big men and great enmity.
And therefore God judged them with great judgment, and they weep for their brethren and they will be punished on the Lord’s great day.
And I said to the Grigori: I saw your brethren and their works, and their great torments, and I prayed for them, but the Lord has condemned them to be under earth till the existing heaven and earth shall end for ever.
And I said: Wherefore do you wait, brethren, and do not serve before the Lord’s face, and have not put your services before the Lord’s face, lest you anger your Lord utterly?
And they listened to my admonition, and spoke to the four ranks in heaven, and lo! As I stood with those two men four trumpets trumpeted together with great voice, and the Grigori broke into song with one voice, and their voice went up before the Lord pitifully and affectingly.
Of the taking of Enoch to the sixth heaven
And thence those men took me and bore me up on to the sixth heaven, and there I saw seven bands of angels, very bright and very glorious, and their faces shining more than the sun’s shining, glistening, and there is no difference in their faces, or behaviour, or manner of dress; and these make the orders, and learn the goings of the stars, and the alteration of the moon, or revolution of the sun, and the good government of the world.
And when they see evildoing they make commandments and instruction, and sweet and loud singing, and all songs of praise.
These are the archangels (1) who are above angels, measure all life in heaven and on earth, and the angels who are appointed over seasons and years, the angels who are over rivers and sea, and who are over the fruits of the earth, and the angels who are over every grass, giving food to all, to every living thing, and the angels who write all the souls of men, and all their deeds, and their lives before the Lord’s face; in their midst are six Phoenixes and six Cherubim and six six-winged ones continually with one voice singing one voice, and it is not possible to describe their singing, and they rejoice before the Lord at his footstool. (1) Archangels. Or, “ruling angels.”
Hence they took Enoch into the seventh heaven
And those two men lifted me up thence on to the seventh heaven, and I saw there a very great light, and fiery troops of great archangels (2), incorporeal forces, and dominions, orders and governments, cherubim and seraphim, thrones and many-eyed ones, nine regiments, the Ioanit stations of light, and I became afraid, and began to tremble with great terror, and those men took me, and led me after them, and said to me: (2) Archangels. Or, “chief angels.”
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, and showed me the Lord from afar, sitting on His very high throne. For what is there on the tenth heaven, since the Lord dwells there?
On the tenth heaven is God, in the Hebrew tongue he is called Aravat (3). (3) Aravat. Or, “Father of creation.”
And all the heavenly troops would come and stand on the ten steps according to their rank, and would bow down to the Lord, and would again go to their places in joy and felicity, singing songs in the boundless light with small and tender voices, gloriously serving him.
Of how the angels here left Enoch, at the end of the seventh heaven, and went away from him unseen
And the cherubim and seraphim standing about the throne, the six-winged and many-eyed ones do not depart, standing before the Lord’s face doing his will, and cover his whole throne, singing with gentle voice before the Lord’s face: Holy, holy, holy, Lord Ruler of Sabaoth, heavens and earth are full of Your glory.
When I saw all these things, those men said to me: Enoch, thus far is it commanded us to journey with you, and those men went away from me and thereupon I saw them not.
And I remained alone at the end of the seventh heaven and became afraid, and fell on my face and said to myself: Woe is me, what has befallen me?
And the Lord sent one of his glorious ones, the archangel (4) Gabriel, and he said to me: Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise before the Lord’s face into eternity, arise, come with me. (4) Archangel. Or, “one of the seven highest angels, named Gabriel.”
And I answered him, and said in myself: My Lord, my soul is departed from me, from terror and trembling, and I called to the men who led me up to this place, on them I relied, and it is with them I go before the Lord’s face.
And Gabriel caught me up, as a leaf caught up by the wind, and placed me before the Lord’s face.
And I saw the eighth heaven, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Muzaloth, changer of the seasons, of drought, and of wet, and of the twelve constellations of the circle of the firmament, which are above the seventh heaven.
And I saw the ninth heaven, which is called in Hebrew Kuchavim, where are the heavenly homes of the twelve constellations of the circle of the firmament.
In the tenth heaven the archangel Michael led Enoch to before the Lord’s face
On the tenth heaven, which is called Aravoth, I saw the appearance of the Lord’s face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns.
Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lord’s face, but the Lord’s face is ineffable, marvellous and very awful, and very, very terrible.
And who am I to tell of the Lord’s unspeakable being, and of his very wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions, and various voices, the Lord’s throne is very great and not made with hands, nor the quantity of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and seraphim, nor their incessant singing, nor his immutable beauty, and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.
And I fell prone and bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord with his lips said to me:
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise and stand before my face into eternity.
And the archistratege (5) Michael lifted me up, and led me to before the Lord’s face. (5) Archistratege. Or, “the commander of the armies of the nations, named Michael.”
And the Lord said to his servants tempting them: Let Enoch stand before my face into eternity, and the glorious ones bowed down to the Lord, and said: Let Enoch go according to Your word.
And the Lord said to Michael: Go and take Enoch from out of his earthly garments, and anoint him with my sweet ointment, and put him into the garments of My glory.
And Michael did thus, as the Lord told him. He anointed me, and dressed me, and the appearance of that ointment is more than the great light, and his ointment is like sweet dew, and its smell mild, shining like the sun’s ray, and I looked at myself, and I was like one of his glorious ones (6). (6) Glorious ones. Or, “one of the seven highest angels.”
And the Lord summoned one of his archangels by name Pravuil, whose knowledge was quicker in wisdom than the other archangels, who wrote all the deeds of the Lord; and the Lord said to Pravuil: Bring out the books from my store houses, and a reed of quick-writing, and give it to Enoch, and deliver to him the choice and comforting books out of your hand.
Of Enoch’s writing, how he wrote his wonderful jouneyings and the heavenly hosts and himself wrote three hundred and sixty-six books
And he was telling me all the works of heaven, earth and sea, and all the elements, their passages and goings, and the thunderings of the thunders, the sun and moon, the goings and changes of the stars, the seasons, years, days, and hours, the risings of the wind, the numbers of the angels, and the formation of their songs, and all human things, the tongue of every human song and life, the commandments, instructions, and sweet-voiced singings, and all things that it is fitting to learn.
And Pravuil told me: All the things that I have told you, we have written. Sit and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared for them to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the world.
And all double thirty days and thirty nights, and I wrote out all things exactly, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books.
Of the great secrets of God, which God revealed and told Enoch, and spoke with him face to face
And the Lord summoned me, and said to me: Enoch, sit down on my left with Gabriel.
And I bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord spoke to me: Enoch, beloved, all that you see, all things that are standing finished I tell to you even before the very beginning, all that I created from non-being, and visible things from invisible.
Hear, Enoch, and take in these my words, for not to My angels have I told my secret, and I have not told them their rise, nor my endless realm, nor have they understood my creating, which I tell you to-day.
For before all things were visible, I alone used to go about in the invisible things, like the sun from east to west, and from west to east.
But even the sun has peace in itself, while I found no peace, because I was creating all things, and I conceived the thought of placing foundations, and of creating visible creation.
God relates to Enoch, how out of the very deepest parts came forth the visible and invisible
I commanded in the very lowest parts, that visible things should come down from invisible, and Adoil (7) came down very great, and I beheld him, and lo! He had a belly of great light. (7) Adoil. Or, “Light of creation.”
And I said to him: Become undone, Adoil, and let the visible come out of you.
And he came undone, and a great light came out. And I was in the midst of the great light, and as there is born light from light, there came forth a great age, and showed all creation, which I had thought to create.
And I saw that it was good.
And I placed for myself a throne, and took my seat on it, and said to the light: Go thence up higher and fix yourself high above the throne, and be a foundation to the highest things.
And above the light there is nothing else, and then I bent up and looked up from my throne.
God summons from the very deepest a second time that Archas, heavy and very red should come forth
And I summoned the very lowest a second time, and said: Let Archas (8) come forth hard, and he came forth hard from the invisible. (8) Archas. Or, “Spirit of creation.”
And Archas came forth, hard, heavy, and very red.
And I said: Be opened, Archas, and let there be born from you, and he came undone, an age came forth, very great and very dark, bearing the creation of all lower things, and I saw that it was good and said to him:
Go thence down below, and make yourself firm, and be a foundation for the lower things, and it happened and he went down and fixed himself, and became the foundation for the lower things, and below the darkness there is nothing else.
Of how God founded the water, and surrounded it with light, and established on it seven islands
And I commanded that there should be taken from light and darkness, and I said: Be thick, and it became thus, and I spread it out with the light, and it became water, and I spread it out over the darkness, below the light, and then I made firm the waters, that is to say the bottomless, and I made foundation of light around the water, and created seven circles from inside, and imaged the water like crystal wet and dry, that is to say like glass, and the circumcession of the waters and the other elements, and I showed each one of them its road, and the seven stars each one of them in its heaven, that they go thus, and I saw that it was good.
And I separated between light and between darkness, that is to say in the midst of the water hither and thither, and I said to the light, that it should be the day, and to the darkness, that it should be the night, and there was evening and there was morning the first day.
The week in which God showed Enoch all his wisdom and power, throughout all the seven days, how he created all the heavenly and earthly forces and all moving things even down to man
And then I made firm the heavenly circle, and made that the lower water which is under heaven collect itself together, into one whole, and that the chaos become dry, and it became so.
Out of the waves I created rock hard and big, and from the rock I piled up the dry, and the dry I called earth, and the midst of the earth I called abyss, that is to say the bottomless, I collected the sea in one place and bound it together with a yoke.
And I said to the sea: Behold I give you your eternal limits, and you shalt not break loose from your component parts.
Thus I made fast the firmament. This day I called me the first-created [Sunday].
Then it became evening, and then again morning, and it was the second [Monday]; The fiery essence
And for all the heavenly troops I imaged the image and essence of fire, and my eye looked at the very hard, firm rock, and from the gleam of my eye the lightning received its wonderful nature, which is both fire in water and water in fire, and one does not put out the other, nor does the one dry up the other, therefore the lightning is brighter than the sun, softer than water and firmer than hard rock.
And from the rock I cut off a great fire, and from the fire I created the orders of the incorporeal ten troops of angels, and their weapons are fiery and their raiment a burning flame, and I commanded that each one should stand in his order.
And one from out the order of angels, having turned away with the order that was under him, conceived an impossible thought, to place his throne higher than the clouds above the earth, that he might become equal in rank to my power.
And I threw him out from the height with his angels, and he was flying in the air continuously above the bottomless.
And then I created all the heavens, and the third day was, [Tuesday]
On the third day I commanded the earth to make grow great and fruitful trees, and hills, and seed to sow, and I planted Paradise, and enclosed it, and placed as armed guardians flaming angels, and thus I created renewal.
Then came evening, and came morning the fourth day.
[Wednesday]. On the fourth day I commanded that there should be great lights on the heavenly circles.
On the first uppermost circle I placed the stars, Kruno, and on the second Aphrodit, on the third Aris, on the fifth Zoues, on the sixth Ermis, on the seventh lesser the moon, and adorned it with the lesser stars.
And on the lower I placed the sun for the illumination of day, and the moon and stars for the illumination of night.
The sun that it should go according to each constellation, twelve, and I appointed the succession of the months and their names and lives, their thunderings, and their hour-markings, how they should succeed.
Then evening came and morning came the fifth day.
[Thursday]. On the fifth day I commanded the sea, that it should bring forth fishes, and feathered birds of many varieties, and all animals creeping over the earth, going forth over the earth on four legs, and soaring in the air, male sex and female, and every soul breathing the spirit of life.
And there came evening, and there came morning the sixth day.
[Friday]. On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his soul from my breath and from the wind.
And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the intelligence sweetness [enjoyment].
I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible and from visible nature, of both are his death and life and image, he knows speech like some created thing, small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed him on earth, a second angel, honourable, great and glorious, and I appointed him as ruler to rule on earth and to have my wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing creatures.
And I appointed him a name, from the four component parts, from east, from west, from south, from north, and I appointed for him four special stars, and I called his name Adam, and showed him the two ways, the light and the darkness, and I told him:
This is good, and that bad, that I should learn whether he has love towards me, or hatred, that it be clear which in his race love me.
For I have seen his nature, but he has not seen his own nature, therefore through not seeing he will sin worse, and I said After sin what is there but death?
And I put sleep into him and he fell asleep. And I took from him a rib, and created him a wife, that death should come to him by his wife, and I took his last word and called her name mother, that is to say, Eva.
God gives over paradise to Adam, and gives him a command to see the heavens opened, and that he should see the angels singing the song of victory
Adam has life on earth, and I created a garden in Eden in the east, that he should observe the testament and keep the command.
I made the heavens open to him, that he should see the angels singing the song of victory, and the gloomless light.
And he was continuously in paradise, and the devil understood that I wanted to create another world, because Adam was lord on earth, to rule and control it.
The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as a fugitive he made Sotona (9) from the heavens as his name was Satanail (10), thus he became different from the angels, but his nature did not change his intelligence as far as his understanding of righteous and sinful things. (9) Sotona. Or, “Diana.” (10) Satanail. Or, “the impious one.” Ha-satan in Hebrew means “the adversary” referring here to the “lead” adversary, or Lucifer.
And he understood his condemnation and the sin which he had sinned before, therefore he conceived thought against Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eva, but did not touch Adam.
But I cursed ignorance, but what I had blessed previously, those I did not curse, I cursed not man, nor the earth, nor other creatures, but man’s evil fruit, and his works.
After Adam’s sin God sends him away into the earth from where he took him from, but does not wish to ruin him for all years to come
I said to him: Earth you are, and into the earth whence I took you you shalt go, and I will not ruin you, but send you whence I took you.
Then I can again receive you at My second presence.
And I blessed all my creatures visible and invisible. And Adam was five and half hours in paradise.
And I blessed the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, on which he rested from all his works.
God shows Enoch the age of this world, its existence of seven thousand years, and the eighth thousand is the end, neither years, nor months, nor weeks, nor days
And I appointed the eighth day also, that the eighth day should be the first-created after my work, and that the first seven revolve in the form of the seventh thousand, and that at the beginning of the eighth thousand there should be a time of not-counting, endless, with neither years nor months nor weeks nor days nor hours.
And now, Enoch, all that I have told you, all that you have understood, all that you have seen of heavenly things, all that you have seen on earth, and all that I have written in books by my great wisdom, all these things I have devised and created from the uppermost foundation to the lower and to the end, and there is no counsellor nor inheritor to my creations.
I am self-eternal, not made with hands, and without change.
My thought is my counsellor, my wisdom and my word are made, and my eyes observe all things how they stand here and tremble with terror.
If I turn away my face, then all things will be destroyed.
And apply your mind, Enoch, and know him who is speaking to you, and take thence the books which you yourself have written.
And I give you Samuil (11) and Raguil (12), who led you up, and the books, and go down to earth, and tell your sons all that I have told you, and all that you have seen, from the lower heaven up to my throne, and all the troops. (11) Samuil. Or, “Sariel.” (12) Raguil. Or, “Raguel.”
For I created all forces, and there is none that resists me or that does not subject himself to me. For all subject themselves to my monarchy,, and labour for my sole rule
Give them the books of the handwriting, and they will read them and will know me for the creator of all things, and will understand how there is no other God but me.
And let them distribute the books of your handwriting-children to children, generation to generation, nations to nations.
And I will give you, Enoch, my intercessor, the archistratege Michael, for the handwritings of your fathers Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahaleleel, and Jared your father. cw
God convicts the idolaters and sodomitic fornicators, and therefore brings down a deluge upon them
They have rejected my commandments and my yoke, worthless seed has come up, not fearing God, and they would not bow down to me, but have begun to bow down to vain gods, and denied my unity, and have laden the whole earth with untruths, offences, abominable lecheries, namely one with another, and all manner of other unclean wickedness, which are disgusting to relate.
And therefore I will bring down a deluge upon the earth and will destroy all men, and the whole earth will crumble together into great darkness.
God leaves one righteous man of Enoch’s tribe with his whole house, who did God’s pleasure according to his will
Behold from their seed shall arise another generation, much afterwards, but of them many will be very insatiate.
He who raises that generation, shall reveal to them the books of your handwriting, of your fathers, to them to whom he must point out the guardianship of the world, to the faithful men and workers of my pleasure, who do not acknowledge my name in vain.
And they shall tell another generation, and those others having read shall be glorified thereafter, more than the first.
God commanded Enoch to live on earth thirty days, to give instruction to his sons and to his children’s children and after thirty days he was again taken on to heaven
Now, Enoch, I give you the term of thirty days to spend in your house, and tell your sons and all your household, that all may hear from my face what is told them by you, that they may read and understand, how there is no other God but me.
And that they may always keep my commandments, and begin to read and take in the books of your handwriting.
And after thirty days I shall send my angel for you, and he will take you from earth and from your sons to me.
Here God summons an angel
And the Lord called upon one of the older angels, terrible and menacing, and placed him by me, in appearance white as snow, and his hands like ice, having the appearance of great frost, and he froze my face, because I could not endure the terror of the Lord, just as it is not possible to endure a stove’s fire and the sun’s heat, and the frost of the air.
And the Lord said to me: Enoch, if your face be not frozen here, no man will be able to behold your face.
Mathusal continued to have hope and to await his father Enoch in his house day and night
And the Lord said to those men who first led me up: Let Enoch go down on to earth with you, and await him till the determined day.
And they placed me by night on my bed.
And Mathusal expecting my coming, keeping watch by day and by night at my bed, was filled with awe when he heard my coming, and I told him, Let all my household come together, that I tell them everything.
Enoch’s pitiful admonition to his sons with weeping and great lamentation, as he spoke to them
Oh my children, my beloved ones, hear the admonition of your father, as much as is according to the Lord’s will.
I have been let come to you to-day, and announce to you, not from my lips, but from the Lord’s lips, all that is and was and all that is now, and all that will be till judgment-day.
For the Lord has let me come to you, you hear therefore the words of my lips, of a man made big for you, but I am one who has seen the Lord’s face, like iron made to glow from fire it sends forth sparks and burns.
You look now upon my eyes, the eyes of a man big with meaning for you, but I have seen the Lord’s eyes, shining like the sun’s rays and filling the eyes of man with awe.
You see now, my children, the right hand of a man that helps you, but I have seen the Lord’s right hand filling heaven as he helped me.
You see the compass of my work like your own, but I have seen the Lord’s limitless and perfect compass, which has no end.
You hear the words of my lips, as I heard the words of the Lord, like great thunder incessantly with hurling of clouds.
And now, my children, hear the discourses of the father of the earth, how fearful and awful it is to come before the face of the ruler of the earth, how much more terrible and awful it is to come before the face of the ruler of heaven, the controller of quick and dead, and of the heavenly troops. Who can endure that endless pain?
Enoch admonishes his children truly of all things from the Lord’s lips, how he saw and heard and wrote down
And now, my children, I know all things, for this is from the Lord’s lips, and this my eyes have seen, from beginning to end.
I know all things, and have written all things into books, the heavens and their end, and their plenitude, and all the armies and their marchings.
I have measured and described the stars, the great countless multitude of them.
What man has seen their revolutions, and their entrances? For not even the angels see their number, while I have written all their names.
And I measured the sun’s circle, and measured its rays, counted the hours, I wrote down too all things that go over the earth, I have written the things that are nourished, and all seed sown and unsown, which the earth produces and all plants, and every grass and every flower, and their sweet smells, and their names, and the dwelling-places of the clouds, and their composition, and their wings, and how they bear rain and raindrops.
And I investigated all things, and wrote the road of the thunder and of the lightning, and they showed me the keys and their guardians, their rise, the way they go; it is let out gently in measure by a chain, lest by a heavy chain and violence it hurl down the angry clouds and destroy all things on earth.
I wrote the treasure-houses of the snow, and the store-houses of the cold and the frosty airs, and I observed their season’s key-holder, he fills the clouds with them, and does not exhaust the treasure-houses.
And I wrote the resting-places of the winds and observed and saw how their key-holders bear weighing-scales and measures; first, they put them in one weighing-scale, then in the other the weights and let them out according to measure cunningly over the whole earth, lest by heavy breathing they make the earth to rock.
And I measured out the whole earth, its mountains, and all hills, fields, trees, stones, rivers, all existing things I wrote down, the height from earth to the seventh heaven, and downwards to the very lowest hell, and the judgment-place, and the very great, open and weeping hell.
And I saw how the prisoners are in pain, expecting the limitless judgment.
And I wrote down all those being judged by the judge, and all their judgment and sentences and all their works.
Of how Enoch lamented Adam’s sin
And I saw all forefathers from all time with Adam and Eva, and I sighed and broke into tears and said of the ruin of their dishonour:
Woe is me for my infirmity and for that of my forefathers, and thought in my heart and said:
Blessed is the man who has not been born or who has been born and shall not sin before the Lord’s face, that he come not into this place, nor bring the yoke of this place.
Of how Enoch saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell standing
I saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell standing, like great serpents, and their faces like extinguishing lamps, and their eyes of fire, their sharp teeth, and I saw all the Lord’s works, how they are right, while the works of man are some good, and others bad, and in their works are known those who lie evilly.
Enoch shows his children how he measured and wrote out God’s judgments
I, my children, measured and wrote out every work and every measure and every righteous judgment.
As one year is more honourable than another, so is one man more honourable than another, some for great possessions, some for wisdom of heart, some for particular intellect, some for cunning, one for silence of lip, another for cleanliness, one for strength, another for comeliness, one for youth, another for sharp wit, one for shape of body, another for sensibility, let it be heard everywhere, but there is none better than he who fears God, he shall be more glorious in time to come.
Enoch instructs his sons, that they revile not the face of man, small or great
The Lord with his hands having created man, in the likeness of his own face, the Lord made him small and great.
Whoever reviles the ruler’s face, and abhors the Lord’s face, has despised the Lord’s face, and he who vents anger on any man without injury, the Lord’s great anger will cut him down, he who spits on the face of man reproachfully, will be cut down at the Lord’s great judgment.
Blessed is the man who does not direct his heart with malice against any man, and helps the injured and condemned, and raises the broken down, and shall do charity to the needy, because on the day of the great judgment every weight, every measure and every makeweight will be as in the market, that is to say they are hung on scales and stand in the market, and every one shall learn his own measure, and according to his measure shall take his reward.
God shows how he does not want from men sacrifices, nor burnt-offerings, but pure and contrite hearts
Whoever hastens to make offerings before the Lord’s face, the Lord for his part will hasten that offering by granting of his work.
But whoever increases his lamp before the Lord’s face and make not true judgment, the Lord will not increase his treasure in the realm of the highest.
When the Lord demands bread, or candles, or the flesh of beasts, or any other sacrifice, then that is nothing; but God demands pure hearts, and with all that only tests the heart of man.
Of how an earthly ruler does not accept from man abominable and unclean gifts, then how much more does God abominate unclean gifts, but sends them away with wrath and does not accept his gifts
Hear, my people, and take in the words of my lips.
If any one bring any gifts to an earthly ruler, and have disloyal thoughts in his heart, and the ruler know this, will he not be angry with him, and not refuse his gifts, and not give him over to judgment?
Or if one man make himself appear good to another by deceit of tongue, but have evil in his heart, then will not the other understand the treachery of his heart, and himself be condemned, since his untruth was plain to all?
And when the Lord shall send a great light, then there will be judgment for the just and the unjust, and there no one shall escape notice.
Enoch instructs his sons from God’s lips, and hands them the handwriting of this book
And now, my children, lay thought on your hearts, mark well the words of your father, which are all come to you from the Lord’s lips.
Take these books of your father’s handwriting and read them.
For the books are many, and in them you will learn all the Lord’s works, all that has been from the beginning of creation, and will be till the end of time.
And if you will observe my handwriting, you will not sin against the Lord; because there is no other except the Lord, neither in heaven, nor in earth, nor in the very lowest places, nor in the one foundation.
The Lord has placed the foundations in the unknown, and has spread forth heavens visible and invisible; he fixed the earth on the waters, and created countless creatures, and who has counted the water and the foundation of the unfixed, or the dust of the earth, or the sand of the sea, or the drops of the rain, or the morning dew, or the wind’s breathings? Who has filled earth and sea, and the indissoluble winter?
I cut the stars out of fire, and decorated heaven, and put it in their midst.
Of the sun’s passage along the seven circles
That the sun go along the seven heavenly circles, which are the appointment of one hundred and eighty-two thrones, that it go down on a short day, and again one hundred and eighty-two, that it go down on a big day, and he has two thrones on which he rests, revolving hither and thither above the thrones of the months, from the seventeenth day of the month Tsivan it goes down to the month Thevan, from the seventeenth of Thevan it goes up.
And thus it goes close to the earth, then the earth is glad and makes grow its fruits, and when it goes away, then the earth is sad, and trees and all fruits have no florescence.
All this he measured, with good measurement of hours, and fixed a measure by his wisdom, of the visible and the invisible.
From the invisible he made all things visible, himself being invisible.
Thus I make known to you, my children, and distribute the books to your children, into all your generations, and amongst the nations who shall have the sense to fear God, let them receive them, and may they come to love them more than any food or earthly sweets, and read them and apply themselves to them.
And those who understand not the Lord, who fear not God, who accept not, but reject, who do not receive the books, a terrible judgment awaits these.
Blessed is the man who shall bear their yoke and shall drag them along, for he shall be released on the day of the great judgment.
I swear to you, my children, but I swear not by any oath, neither by heaven nor by earth, nor by any other creature which God created.
The Lord said: There is no oath in me, nor injustice, but truth.
If there is no truth in men, let them swear by the words, Yea, yea, or else, Nay, nay.
And I swear to you, yea, yea, that there has been no man in his mother’s womb, but that already before, even to each one there is a place prepared for the repose of that soul, and a measure fixed how much it is intended that a man be tried in this world.
Yea, children, deceive not yourselves, for there has been previously prepared a place for every soul of man.
I have put every man’s work in writing and none born on earth can remain hidden nor his works remain concealed.
I see all things.
Now therefore, my children, in patience and meekness spend the number of your days, that you inherit endless life.
Endure for the sake of the Lord every wound, every injury, every evil word and attack.
If ill-requitals befall you, return them not either to neighbour or enemy, because the Lord will return them for you and be your avenger on the day of great judgment, that there be no avenging here among men.
Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brother’s sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to come.
Injure not widows nor orphans nor strangers, lest God’s wrath come upon you.
Stretch out your hands to the poor according to your strength.
Hide not your silver in the earth.
Help the faithful man in affliction, and affliction will not find you in the time of your trouble.
And every grievous and cruel yoke that come upon you bear all for the sake of the Lord, and thus you will find your reward in the day of judgment.
It is good to go morning, midday, and evening into the Lord’s dwelling, for the glory of your creator.
Because every breathing thing glorifies him, and every creature visible and invisible returns him praise.
Blessed is the man who opens his lips in praise of God of Sabaoth and praises the Lord with his heart.
Cursed every man who opens his lips for the bringing into contempt and calumny of his neighbour, because he brings God into contempt.
Blessed is he who opens his lips blessing and praising God.
Cursed is he before the Lord all the days of his life, who opens his lips to curse and abuse.
Blessed is he who blesses all the Lord’s works.
Cursed is he who brings the Lord’s creation into contempt.
Blessed is he who looks down and raises the fallen.
Cursed is he who looks to and is eager for the destruction of what is not his.
Blessed is he who keeps the foundations of his fathers made firm from the beginning.
Cursed is he who perverts the decrees of his forefathers.
Blessed is he who imparts peace and love.
Cursed is he who disturbs those that love their neighbours.
Blessed is he who speaks with humble tongue and heart to all.
Cursed is he who speaks peace with his tongue, while in his heart there is no peace but a sword.
For all these things will be laid bare in the weighing-scales and in the books, on the day of the great judgment.
And now, my children, do not say: Our father is standing before God, and is praying for our sins, for there is there no helper of any man who has sinned.
You see how I wrote all works of every man, before his creation, all that is done amongst all men for all time, and none can tell or relate my handwriting, because the Lord see all imaginings of man, how they are vain, where they lie in the treasure-houses of the heart.
And now, my children, mark well all the words of your father, that I tell you, lest you regret, saying: Why did our father not tell us?
At that time, not understanding this let these books which I have given you be for an inheritance of your peace.
Hand them to all who want them, and instruct them, that they may see the Lord’s very great and marvellous works.
My children, behold, the day of my term and time have approached.
For the angels who shall go with me are standing before me and urge me to my departure from you; they are standing here on earth, awaiting what has been told them.
For to-morrow I shall go up on to heaven, to the uppermost Jerusalem to my eternal inheritance.
Therefore I bid you do before the Lord’s face all his good pleasure.
Mathosalam having answered his father Enoch, said: What is agreeable to your eyes, father, that I may make before your face, that you may bless our dwellings, and your sons, and that your people may be made glorious through you, and then that you may depart thus, as the Lord said?
Enoch answered to his son Mathosalam and said: Hear, child, from the time when the Lord anointed me with the ointment of his glory, there has been no food in me, and my soul remembers not earthly enjoyment, neither do I want anything earthly.
My child Methosalam, summon all your brethren and all your household and the elders of the people, that I may talk to them and depart, as is planned for me.
And Methosalam made haste, and summoned his brethren, Regim, Riman, Uchan, Chermion, Gaidad, and all the elders of the people before the face of his father Enoch; and he blessed them, and said to them:
Listen to me, my children, to-day.
In those days when the Lord came down on to earth for Adam’s sake, and visited all his creatures, which he created himself, after all these he created Adam, and the Lord called all the beasts of the earth, all the reptiles, and all the birds that soar in the air, and brought them all before the face of our father Adam.
And Adam gave the names to all things living on earth.
And the Lord appointed him ruler over all, and subjected to him all things under his hands, and made them dumb and made them dull that they be commanded of man, and be in subjection and obedience to him.
Thus also the Lord created every man lord over all his possessions.
The Lord will not judge a single soul of beast for man’s sake, but adjudges the souls of men to their beasts in this world; for men have a special place.
And as every soul of man is according to number, similarly beasts will not perish, nor all souls of beasts which the Lord created, till the great judgment, and they will accuse man, if he feed them ill.
Enoch instructs his sons wherefore they may not touch unclean meat because of what comes from it
Whoever defiles the soul of beasts, defiles his own soul.
For man brings clean animals to make sacrifice for sin, that he may have cure of his soul.
And if they bring for sacrifice clean animals, and birds, man has cure, he cures his soul.
All is given you for food, bind it by the four feet, that is to make good the cure, he cures his soul.
But whoever kills beast without wounds, kills his own souls and defiles his own flesh.
And he who does any beast any injury whatsoever, in secret, it is evil practice, and he defiles his own soul.
He who works the killing of a man’s soul, kills his own soul, and kills his own body, and there is no cure for him for all time.
He who puts a man in any snare, shall stick in it himself, and there is no cure for him for all time.
He who puts a man in any vessel, his retribution will not be wanting at the great judgment for all time.
He who works crookedly or speaks evil against any soul, will not make justice for himself for all time.
And now, my children, keep your hearts from every injustice, which the Lord hates. Just as a man asks something for his own soul from God, so let him do to every living soul, because I know all things, how in the great time to come there is much inheritance prepared for men, good for the good, and bad for the bad, without number many.
Blessed are those who enter the good houses, for in the bad houses there is no peace nor return from them.
Hear, my children, small and great! When man puts a good thought in his heart, brings gifts from his labours before the Lord’s face and his hands made them not, then the Lord will turn away his face from the labour of his hand, and that man cannot find the labour of his hands.
And if his hands made it, but his heart murmur, and his heart cease not making murmur incessantly, he has not any advantage.
Blessed is the man who in his patience brings his gifts with faith before the Lord’s face, because he will find forgiveness of sins.
But if he take back his words before the time, there is no repentance for him; and if the time pass and he do not of his own will what is promised, there is no repentance after death.
Because every work which man does before the time, is all deceit before men, and sin before God. Back | Back to top
When man clothes the naked and fills the hungry, he will find reward from God.
But if his heart murmur, he commits a double evil; ruin of himself and of that which he gives; and for him there will be no finding of reward on account of that.
And if his own heart is filled with his food and his own flesh, clothed with his own clothing, he commits contempt, and will forfeit all his endurance of poverty, and will not find reward of his good deeds.
Every proud and magniloquent man is hateful to the Lord, and every false speech, clothed in untruth; it will be cut with the blade of the sword of death, and thrown into the fire, and shall burn for all time.
When Enoch had spoken these words to his sons, all people far and near heard how the Lord was calling Enoch. They took counsel together:
Let us go and kiss Enoch, and two thousand men came together and came to the place Achuzan where Enoch was, and his sons.
And the elders of the people, the whole assembly, came and bowed down and began to kiss Enoch and said to him:
Our father Enoch, may you be blessed of the Lord, the eternal ruler, and now bless your sons and all the people, that we may be glorified to-day before your face.
For you shalt be glorified before the Lord’s face for all time, since the Lord chose you, rather than all men on earth, and designated you writer of all his creation, visible and invisible, and redeemed of the sins of man, and helper of your household.
And Enoch answered all his people saying: Hear, my children, before that all creatures were created, the Lord created the visible and invisible things.
And as much time as there was and went past, understand that after all that he created man in the likeness of his own form, and put into him eyes to see, and ears to hear, and heart to reflect, and intellect wherewith to deliberate.
And the Lord saw all man’s works, and created all his creatures, and divided time, from time he fixed the years, and from the years he appointed the months, and from the months he appointed the days, and of days he appointed seven.
And in those he appointed the hours, measured them out exactly, that man might reflect on time and count years, months, and hours, their alternation, beginning, and end, and that he might count his own life, from the beginning until death, and reflect on his sin and write his work bad and good; because no work is hidden before the Lord, that every man might know his works and never transgress all his commandments, and keep my handwriting from generation to generation.
When all creation visible and invisible, as the Lord created it, shall end, then every man goes to the great judgment, and then all time shall perish, and the years, and thenceforward there will be neither months nor days nor hours, they will be adhered together and will not be counted.
There will be one aeon, and all the righteous who shall escape the Lord’s great judgment, shall be collected in the great aeon, for the righteous the great aeon will begin, and they will live eternally, and then too there will be amongst them neither labour, nor sickness, nor humiliation, nor anxiety, nor need, nor brutality, nor night, nor darkness, but great light.
And they shall have a great indestructible wall, and a paradise bright and incorruptible, for all corruptible things shall pass away, and there will be eternal life.
And now, my children, keep your souls from all injustice, such as the Lord hates.
Walk before his face with terror and trembling and serve him alone.
Bow down to the true God, not to dumb idols, but bow down to his similitude, and bring all just offerings before the Lord’s face. The Lord hates what is unjust.
For the Lord sees all things; when man takes thought in his heart, then he counsels the intellects, and every thought is always before the Lord, who made firm the earth and put all creatures on it.
If you look to heaven, the Lord is there; if you take thought of the sea’s deep and all the under-earth, the Lord is there.
For the Lord created all things. Bow not down to things made by man, leaving the Lord of all creation, because no work can remain hidden before the Lord’s face.
Walk, my children, in long-suffering, in meekness, honesty, in provocation, in grief, in faith and in truth, in reliance on promises, in illness, in abuse, in wounds, in temptation, in nakedness, in privation, loving one another, till you go out from this age of ills, that you become inheritors of endless time.
Blessed are the just who shall escape the great judgment, for they shall shine forth more than the sun sevenfold, for in this world the seventh part is taken off from all, light, darkness, food, enjoyment, sorrow, paradise, torture, fire, frost, and other things; he put all down in writing, that you might read and understand. Back | Back to top
When Enoch had talked to the people, the Lord sent out darkness on to the earth, and there was darkness, and it covered those men standing with Enoch, and they took Enoch up on to the highest heaven, where the Lord is; and he received him and placed him before his face, and the darkness went off from the earth, and light came again.
And the people saw and understood not how Enoch had been taken, and glorified God, and found a roll in which was traced The Invisible God; and all went to their dwelling places.
Enoch was born on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, and lived three hundred and sixty-five years.
He was taken up to heaven on the first day of the month Tsivan and remained in heaven sixty days.
He wrote all these signs of all creation, which the Lord created, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books, and handed them over to his sons and remained on earth thirty days, and was again taken up to heaven on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, on the very day and hour when he was born.
As every man’s nature in this life is dark, so are also his conception, birth, and departure from this life.
At what hour he was conceived, at that hour he was born, and at that hour too he died.
Methosalam and his brethren, all the sons of Enoch, made haste, and erected an altar at that place called Achuzan, whence and where Enoch had been taken up to heaven.
And they took sacrificial oxen and summoned all people and sacrificed the sacrifice before the Lord’s face.
All people, the elders of the people and the whole assembly came to the feast and brought gifts to the sons of Enoch.
And they made a great feast, rejoicing and making merry three days, praising God, who had given them such a sign through Enoch, who had found favour with him, and that they should hand it on to their sons from generation to generation, from age to age.
The Book of Secrets of Enoch
The Book of Enoch
1 After this he showed me the angels of punishment, who were prepared to come, and to open all the mighty waters under the earth:
2 That they may be for judgment, and for the destruction of all those who remain and dwell upon the earth.
3 And the Lord of spirits commanded the angels who went forth, not to take up the men and preserve them.
4 For those angels presiding over all the mighty waters. Then I went out from the presence of Enoch.
1 In those days the word of God came to me, and said, Noah, behold, your lot has ascended up to me, a lot void of crime, a lot beloved and upright.
2 Now then shall the angels labour at the trees; but when they proceed to this, I will put my hand upon it, and preserve it.
3 The seed of life shall arise from it, and a change shall take place, that the dry land shall not be left empty. I will establish your seed before me for ever and ever, and the seed of those who dwell with you on the surface of the earth. It shall be blessed and multiplied in the presence of the earth, in the name of the Lord.
4 And they shall confine those angels who disclosed impiety. In that burning valley it is, that they shall be confined, which at first my great-grandfather Enoch showed me in the west, where there were mountains of gold and silver, of iron, of fluid metal, and of tin.
5 I beheld that valley in which there was great perturbation, and where the waters were troubled.
6 And when all this was effected, from the fluid mass of fire, and the perturbation which troubled them in that place, there arose a strong smell of sulphur, which became mixed with the waters; and the valley of the angels, who had been guilty of seduction, burned underneath its soil.
7 Through that valley also rivers of fire were flowing, to which those angels shall be condemned, who seduced the inhabitants of the earth.
8 And in those days shall these waters be to kings, to princes, to the exalted, and to the inhabitants of the earth, for the healing of the soul and body, and for the judgment of the spirit.
9 Their spirits shall be full of lust, that they may be judged in their bodies; because they have denied the Lord of spirits, and although they perceive their condemnation day by day, they believe not in his name.
10 And as the inflammation of their bodies shall be great, so shall their spirits undergo a change for ever.
11 For no word which is uttered before the Lord of spirits shall be in vain.
12 Judgment has come upon them, because they trusted in their carnal revelry, and denied the Lord of spirits.
13 In those days shall the waters of that valley be changed; for when the angels shall be judged, then shall the heat of those springs of water experience an alteration.
14 And when the angels shall ascend, the water of the springs shall again undergo a change, and be frozen. Then I heard holy Michael answering and saying, This judgment, with which the angels shall be judged, shall bear testimony against the kings, the princes, and those who possess the earth.
15 For these waters of judgment shall be for their healing, and for the lust of their bodies. But they shall not perceive and believe that the waters will be changed, and become a fire, which shall blaze for ever.
1 After this he gave me the characteristical marks of all the secret things in the book of my great-grandfather Enoch, and in the parables which had been given to him; inserting them for me among the words of the book of parables.
2 At that that time holy Michael answered and said to Raphael, The power of the spirit hurries me away, and impels me on. The severity of the judgment, of the secret judgment of the angels, who is capable of beholding–the endurance of that severe judgment which has taken place and been made permanent–without being melted at the site of it? Again holy Michael answered and said to holy Raphael, Who is there whose heart is not softened by it, and whose reins are not troubled at this thing?
3 Judgment has gone forth against them by those who have thus dragged them away; and that was, when they stood in the presence of the Lord of spirits.
4 In like manner also holy Rakael said to Raphael, They shall not be before the eye of the Lord; since the Lord of spirits has been offended with them; for they act as if they were Lord. Therefore will he bring upon them a secret judgment for ever and ever.
5 For neither shall angel nor man receive a portion of it; but they alone shall receive their own judgment for ever end ever.
Chapter 68 The watchers whom are angels
1 After this judgment they shall be astonished and irritated; for it shall be exhibited to the inhabitants of the earth.
2 Behold the names of those angels. These are their names. The first of them is Samyaza; the second, Arstikapha; the third, Armen; the fourth, Kakabael; the fifth, Turel; the sixth, Rumyel; the seventh, Danyal; the eighth, Kael; the ninth, Barakel; the tenth, Azazel; the eleventh, Armers; the twelfth, Bataryal; the thirteenth, Basasael; the fourteenth, Ananel; the fifteenth, Turyal; the sixteenth, Simapiseel; the seventeenth, Yetarel; the eighteenth, Tumael; the nineteenth, Tarel; the twentieth, Rumel; the twenty-first, Azazyel.
3 These are the chiefs of their angels, and the names of the leaders of their hundreds, and the leaders of their fifties, and the leaders of their tens.
4 The name of the first is Yekun: he it was who seduced all the sons of the holy angels; and causing them to descend on earth, led astray the offspring of men.
5 The name of the second is Kesabel, who pointed out evil counsel to the sons of the holy angels, and induced them to corrupt their bodies by generating mankind.
6 The name of the third is Gadrel: he discovered every stroke of death to the children of men.
7 He seduced Eve; and discovered to the children of men the instruments of death, the coat of mail, the shield, and the sword for slaughter; every instrument of death to the children of men.
8 From his hand were these things derived to them who dwell upon earth, from that period for ever.
9 The name of the fourth is Penemue: he discovered to the children of men bitterness and sweetness;
10 And pointed out to them every secret of their wisdom.
11 He taught men to understand writing, and the use of ink and paper.
12 Therefore numerous have been those who have gone astray from every period of the world, even to this day.
13 For men were not born for this, thus with pen and with ink to confirm their faith;
14 Since they were not created, except that, like the angels, they might remain righteous and pure.
15 Nor would death, which destroys everything, have effected them;
16 But by this their knowledge they perish, and by this also its power consumes them.
17 The name of the fifth is Kasyade: he discovered to the children of men every wicked stroke of spirits and of demons:
18 The stroke of the embryo in the womb, to diminish it; the stroke of the spirit by the bite of the serpent, and the stroke which is given in the mid-day by the offspring of the serpent, the name of which is Tabaet.
19 This is the number of the Kasbel; the principal part of the oath which the Most High, dwelling in glory, revealed to the holy ones.
20 Its name is Beka. He spoke to holy Michael to discover to them the sacred name, that they might understand that secret name, and thus remember the oath; and that those who pointed out every secret thing to the children of men might tremble at that name and oath.
21 This is the power of that oath; for powerful it is, and strong.
22 And he established this oath of Akae by the instrumentality of the holy Michael.
23 These are the secrets of this oath, and by it were they confirmed.
24 Heaven was suspended by it before the world was made, for ever.
25 By it has the earth been founded upon the flood; while from the concealed parts of the hills the agitated waters proceed forth from the creation to the end of the world.
26 By this oath the sea has been formed, and the foundation of it.
27 During the period of its fury he established the sand against it, which continues unchanged for ever; and by this oath the abyss has been made strong; nor is it removable from its station for ever and ever.
28 By this oath the sun and moon complete their progress, never swerving from the command given to them for ever and ever.
29 By this oath the stars complete their progress;
30 And when their names are called, they return an answer, for ever and ever.
31 Thus in the heavens take place the blowings of the winds: all of them have spirits, and effect a complete combination of breathings.
32 There the treasures of thunder are kept, and the splendour of the lightning.
33 There are kept the treasures of hail and of frost, the treasures of snow, the treasures of rain and of dew.
34 All these confess and laud before the Lord of spirits.
35 They glorify with all their power of praise; and he sustains them in all that act of thanksgiving; while they laud, glorify, and exalt the name of the Lord of spirits for ever and ever.
36 And with them he establishes this oath, by which they and their paths are preserved; nor does their progress perish.
37 Great was their joy.
38 They blessed, glorified, and exalted, because the name of the Son of man was revealed to them.
39 He sat upon the throne of his glory; and the principal part of the judgment was assigned to him, the Son of man. Sinners shall disappear and perish from the face of the earth, while those who seduced them shall be bound with chains for ever.
40 According to their ranks of corruption shall they be imprisoned, and all their works shall disappear from the face of the earth; nor thenceforward shall there be any to corrupt; for the Son of man has been seen, sitting on the throne of his glory.
41 Everything wicked shall disappear, and depart from before his face; and the word of the Son of man shall become powerful in the presence of the Lord of spirits.
42 This is the third parable of Enoch.
1 After this the name of the Son of man, living with the Lord of spirits, was exalted by the inhabitants of the earth.
2 It was exalted in the chariots of the Spirit; and the name went forth in the midst of them.
3 From that time I was not drawn into the midst of them; but he seated me between two spirits, between the north and the west, where the angels received their ropes, to measure out a place for the elect and the righteous.
4 There I beheld the fathers of the first men, and the saints, who dwell in that place for ever.
1 Afterwards my spirit was concealed, ascending into the heavens. I beheld the sons of the holy angels treading on flaming fire, whose garments and robes were white, and whose countenances were transparent as crystal.
2 I saw two rivers of fire glittering like the hyacinth.
3 Then I fell on my face before the Lord of spirits.
4 And Michael, one of the archangels, took me by my right hand, raised me up, and brought me out to where was every secret of mercy and secret of righteousness.
5 He showed me all the hidden things of the extremities of heaven, all the receptacles of the stars, and the splendours of all, from whence they went forth before the face of the holy.
6 And he concealed the spirit of Enoch in the heaven of heavens.
7 There I beheld, in the midst of that light, a building raised with stones of ice;
8 And in the midst of these stone tongues of living fire. My spirit saw around the circle of this flaming habitation, on one of its extremities, that there were rivers full of living fire, which encompassed it.
9 Then the Seraphim, the Cherubim, and Ophanin surrounded it: these are those who never sleep, but watch the throne of his glory.
10 And I beheld angels innumerable, thousands of thousands, and myriads and myriads, who surrounded that habitation.
11 Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Phanuel and the holy angels who were in the heavens above, went in and out of it. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel went out of that habitation, and holy angels innumerable.
12 With them was the Ancient of days, whose head was white as wool, and pure, and his robe was indescribable.
13 Then I fell upon my face, while all my flesh was dissolved, and my spirit became changed.
14 I cried out with a loud voice, with a powerful spirit, blessing, glorifying, and exalting.
15 And those blessings, which proceeded from my mouth, became acceptable in the presence of the Ancient of days.
16 The Ancient of days came with Michael and Gabriel, Raphael and Phanuel, with thousands of thousands, and myriads and myriads, which could not be numbered.
17 Then that angel came to me, and with his voice saluted me, saying, You are the Son of man, who art born for righteousness, and righteousness has rested upon you.
18 The righteousness of the Ancient of days shall not forsake you.
19 He said, On you shall he confer peace in the name of the existing world; for from thence has peace gone forth since the world was created.
20 And thus shall it happen to you for ever and ever.
21 All who shall exist, and who shall walk in your path of righteousness, shall not forsake you for ever.
22 With you shall be their habitations, with you their lot; nor from you shall they be separated for ever and ever.
23 And thus shall length of days be with the Son of man.
24 Peace shall be to the righteous; and the path of integrity shall the righteous pursue, in the name of the Lord of spirits, for ever and ever.
Chapter 71 The Olive tree Calendar Part 1
1 The book of the revolutions of the luminaries of heaven, according to their respective classes, their respective powers, their respective periods, their respective names, the places where they commence their progress, and their respective months, which Uriel, the holy angel who was with me, explained to me; he who conducted them. The whole account of them, according to every year of the world for ever, until a new work shall be effected, which will be eternal.
2 This is the first law of the luminaries. The sun and the light arrive at the gates of heaven, which are on the east, and on the west of it at the western gates of heaven.
3 I beheld the gates whence the sun goes forth; and the gates where the sun sets;
4 In which gates also the moon rises and sets; and I beheld the conductors of the stars, among those who precede them; six gates were at the rising, and six at the setting of the sun.
5 All these respectively, one after another, are on a level; and numerous windows are on the right and on the left sides of those gates.
6 First proceeds forth that great luminary, which is called the sun; the orb of which is as the orb of heaven, the whole of it being replete with splendid and flaming fire.
7 Its chariot, where it ascends, the wind blows.
8 The sun sets in heaven, and, returning by the north, to proceed towards the east, is conducted so as to enter by that gate, and illuminate the face of heaven.
9 In the same manner it goes forth in the first month by the great gate.
10 It goes forth through the fourth of those six gates, which are at the rising of the sun.
11 And in the fourth gate, through which the sun with the moon proceeds, in the first part of it, there are twelve open windows; from which issues out a flame, when they are opened in their proper periods.
12 When the sun rises in heaven, it goes forth through this fourth gate thirty days, and by the fourth gate in the west of heaven on a level with it descends.
13 During that period the day is lengthened from the day, and the night curtailed from the night for thirty days. And then the day is longer by two parts than the night.
14 The day is precisely ten parts, and the night is eight.
15 The sun goes forth through this fourth gate, and sets in it, and turns to the fifth gate during thirty days; after which it proceeds from, and sets in, the fifth gate.
16 Then the day becomes lengthened by a second portion, so that it is eleven parts: while the night becomes shortened, and is only seven parts.
17 The sun now returns to the east, entering into the sixth gate, and rising and setting in the sixth gate thirty-one days, on account of its signs.
18 At that period the day is longer than the night, being twice as long as the night; and become twelve parts;
19 But the night is shortened, and becomes six parts. Then the sun rises up, that the day may be shortened, and the night lengthened.
20 And the sun returns toward the east entering into the sixth gate, where it rises and sets for thirty days.
21 When that period is completed, the day becomes shortened precisely one part, so that it is eleven parts, while the night is seven parts.
22 Then the sun goes from the west, from that sixth gate, and proceeds eastwards, rising in the fifth gate for thirty days, and setting again westwards in the fifth gate of the west.
23 At that period the day becomes shortened two parts; and is ten parts, while the night is eight parts.
24 Then the sun goes from the fifth gate, as it sets in the fifth gate of the west; and rises in the fourth gate for thirty-one days, on account of its signs, setting in the west.
25 At that period the day is made equal with the night; and, being equal with it, the night becomes nine parts, and the day nine parts.
26 Then the sun goes from that gate, as it sets in the west; and returning to the east proceeds by the third gate for thirty days, setting in the west at the third gate.
27 At that period the night is lengthened from the day during thirty mornings, and the day is curtailed from the day during thirty days; the night being ten parts precisely, and the day eight parts.
28 The sun now goes from the third gate, as it sets in the third gate in the west; but returning to the east, it proceeds by the second gate of the east for thirty days.
29 In like manner also it sets in the second gate in the west of heaven.
30 At that period the night is eleven parts, and the day seven parts.
31 Then the sun goes at that time from the second gate, as it sets in the second gate in the west; but returns to the east, proceeding by the first gate, for thirty-one days.
32 And sets in the west in the first gate.
33 At that period that night is lengthened as much again as the day.
34 It is twelve parts precisely, while the day is six parts.
35 The sun has thus completed its beginnings, and a second time goes round from these beginnings.
36 Into that first gate it enters for thirty days, and sets in the west, in the opposite part of heaven.
37 At that period the night is contracted in its length a fourth part, that is, one portion, and becomes eleven parts.
38 The day is seven parts.
39 Then the sun returns, and enters into the second gate of the east.
40 It returns by these beginnings thirty days, rising and setting.
41 At that period the night is contracted in its length. It becomes ten parts, and the day eight parts. Then the sun goes from that second gate, and sets in the west; but returns to the east, and rises in the east, in the third gate, thirty-one days, setting in the west of heaven.
42 At that period the night becomes shortened. It is nine parts. And the night is equal with the day. The year is precisely three hundred and sixty-four days.
43 The lengthening of the day and night, and the contraction of the day and night, are made to differ from each other by the progress of the sun.
44 By means of this progress the day is daily lengthened, and the night greatly shortened.
45 This is the law and progress of the sun, and its turning when it turns back, turning during sixty days, 30 days at each pole and going forth. This is the great everlasting luminary, that which he names the sun for ever and ever.
46 This also is that which goes forth a great luminary, and which is named after its peculiar kind, as God commanded.
47 And thus it goes in and out, neither slackening nor resting; but running on in its chariot by day and by night. Its light is seven times by two times brighter than that of the moon; but the dimensions of both are equal, so that one may cover the other.
Chapter 72 The Olive tree Calendar Part 2
1 After this law I beheld another law of an inferior luminary, the name of which is the moon, and the orb of which is as the orb of heaven.
2 Its chariot, which it secretly ascends, the wind blows; and light is given to it by measure.
3 Every month at its exit and entrance it becomes changed; and its periods are as the periods of the sun. And when in like manner its light is to exist, its light is a seventh portion from the light of the sun when full.
4 Thus it rises, and at its commencement towards the east goes forth for thirty days.
5 At that time it appears, and becomes to you the beginning of the month. Thirty days it is with the sun in the gate from which the sun goes forth.
6 Half of it is in extent seven portions, one half; and the whole of its orb is void of light, except a seventh portion out of the fourteen portions of its light. And in a day it receives a seventh portion, or half that portion, of its light. Its light is by sevens, by one portion, and by the half of a portion. Its sets with the sun.
7 And when the sun rises, the moon rises with it; receiving half a portion of light.
8 On that night, when it commences its period, previously to the day of the month, the moon sets with the sun.
9 And on that night it is dark in its fourteen portions, that is, in each half; but it rises on that day with one seventh portion precisely, and in its progress declines from the rising of the sun.
10 During the remainder of its period its light increases to fourteen portions.
Chapter 73 The Olive tree Calendar Part 3
1 Then I saw another progress and regulation which He effected in the law of the moon. The progress of the moons, and everything relating to them, Uriel showed me, the holy angel who conducted them all.
2 Their stations I wrote down as he showed them to me.
3 I wrote down their months, as they occur, and the appearance of their light, until it is completed in fifteen days.
4 In each of its two seven portions it completes all its light at rising and at setting.
5 On stated months it changes its settings; and on stated months it makes its progress through each gate. In two gates the moon sets with the sun, viz. in those two gates which are in the midst, in the third and fourth gate. From the third gate it goes forth for seven days, and makes its circuit.
6 Again it returns to the gate whence the sun goes forth, and in that completes the whole of its light. Then it declines from the sun, and enters in eight days into the sixth gate, and returns in seven days to the third gate, from which the sun goes forth.
7 When the sun proceeds to the fourth gate, the moon goes forth for seven days, until it passes from the fifth gate.
8 Again it returns in seven days to the fourth gate, and completing all its light, declines, and passes on by the first gate in eight days;
9 And returns in seven days to the fourth gate, from which the sun goes forth.
10 Thus I beheld their stations, as according to the fixed order of the months the sun rises and sets.
11 At those times there is an excess of thirty days belonging to the sun in five years; all the days belonging to each year of the five years, when completed, amount to three hundred and sixty-four days; and to the sun and stars belong six days; six days in each of the five years; thus thirty days belonging to them;
12 So that the moon has thirty days less than the sun and stars.
13 The moon brings on all the years exactly, that their stations may come neither too forwards nor too backwards a single day; but that the years may be changed with correct precision in three hundred and sixty-four days. In three years the days are one thousand and ninety-two; in five years they are one thousand eight hundred and twenty; and in eight years two thousand nine hundred and twelve days.
14 To the moon alone belong in three years one thousand and sixty-two days; in five years it has fifty days less than the sun, for an addition being made to the one thousand and sixty-two days, in five years there are one thousand seven hundred and seventy days; and the days of the moon in eight years are two thousand eight hundred and thirty-two days.
15 For its days in eight years are less than those of the sun by eighty days, which eighty days are its diminution in eight years.
16 The year then becomes truly complete according to the station of the moon, and the station of the sun; which rise in the different gates; which rise and set in them for thirty days.
Chapter 74 The Olive tree Calendar Part 4
1 These are the leaders of the chiefs of the thousands, those which preside over all creation, and over all the stars; with the four days which are added and never separated from the place allotted them, according to the complete calculation of the year.
2 And these serve four days, which are not calculated in the calculation of the year.
3 Respecting them, men greatly err, for these luminaries truly serve, in the dwelling place of the world, one day in the first gate, one in the third gate, one in the fourth gate, and one in the sixth gate.
4 And the harmony of the world becomes complete every three hundred and sixty-fourth state of it. For the signs,
5 The seasons,
6 The years,
7 And the days, Uriel showed me; the angel whom the Lord of glory appointed over all the luminaries.
8 Of heaven in heaven, and in the world; that they might rule in the face of the sky, and appearing over the earth, become
9 Conductors of the days and nights: the sun, the moon, the stars, and all the ministers of heaven, which make their circuit with all the chariots of heaven.
10 Thus Uriel showed me twelve gates open for the circuit of the chariots of the sun in heaven, from which the rays of the sun shoot forth.
11 From these proceed heat over the earth, when they are opened in their stated seasons. They are for the winds, and the spirit of the dew, when in their seasons they are opened; opened in heaven at its extremities.
12 Twelve gates I beheld in heaven, at the extremities of the earth, through which the sun, moon, and stars, and all the works of heaven, proceed at their rising and setting.
13 Many windows also are open on the right and on the left.
14 One window at a certain season grows extremely hot. So also are there gates from which the stars go forth as they are commanded, and in which they set according to their number.
15 I saw likewise the chariots of heaven, running in the world above to those gates in which the stars turn, which never set. One of these is greater than all, which goes round the whole world.
Chapter 75 The Hadley cells surface and upper atmosphere
1 And at the extremities of the earth I beheld twelve gates open for all the winds, from which they proceed and blow over the earth.
2 Three of them are open in the front of heaven, three in the west, three on the right side of heaven, and three on the left. The first three are those which are towards the east, three are towards the north, three behind those which are upon the left, towards the south, and three on the west.
3 From four of them proceed winds of blessing, and of health; and from eight proceed winds of punishment; when they are sent to destroy the earth, and the heaven above it, all its inhabitants, and all which are in the waters, or on dry land.
4 The first of these winds proceeds from the gate termed the eastern, through the first gate on the east, which inclines southwards. From this goes forth destruction, drought, heat, and perdition.
5 When that their visible situation is completed. Such is the appearance and likeness of every luminary, which Uriel, the great angel who conducts them, showed to me.
1 In those days Uriel answered and said to me, Behold, I have showed you all things, O Enoch;
2 And all things have I revealed to you. You see the sun, the moon, and those which conduct the stars of heaven, which cause all their operations, seasons, and arrivals to return.
3 In the days of sinners the years shall be shortened.
4 Their seed shall be backward in their prolific soil; and everything done on earth shall be subverted, and disappear in its season. The rain shall be restrained, and heaven shall stand still.
5 In those days the fruits of the earth shall be late, and not flourish in their season; and in their season the fruits of the trees shall be withholden.
6 The moon shall change its laws, and not be seen at its proper period. But in those days shall heaven be seen; and barrenness shall take place in the borders of the great chariots in the west. Heaven shall shine more than when illuminated by the orders of light; while many chiefs among the stars of authority shall err, perverting their ways and works.
7 Those shall not appear in their season, who commanded them, and all the classes of the stars shall be shut up against sinners.
8 The thoughts of those who dwell on the earth shall transgress within them; and they shall be perverted in all their ways.
9 They shall transgress, and think themselves gods; while evil shall be multiplied among them.
10 And punishment shall come upon them, so that all of them shall be destroyed.
1 He said, O Enoch, look on the book which heaven has gradually dropped down; and, reading that which is written in it, understand every part of it.
2 Then I looked on all which was written, and understood all, reading the book and everything written in it, all the works of man;
3 And of all the children of flesh upon earth, during the generations of the world.
4 Immediately after I blessed the Lord, the King of glory, who has thus for ever formed the whole workmanship of the world.
5 And I glorified the Lord, on account of his long-suffering and blessing towards the children of the world.
6 At that time I said, Blessed is the man, who shall die righteous and good, against whom no catalogue of crime has been written, and with whom iniquity is not found.
7 Then those three holy ones caused me to approach, and placed me on the earth, before the door of my house.
8 And they said unto me, Explain everything to Mathusala your son; and inform all your children, that no flesh shall be justified before the Lord; for he is their Creator.
9 During one year we shall leave you with your children, until you shalt again recover your strength, that you may instruct your family, write these things, and explain them to all your children. But in another year they shall take you from the midst of them, and your heart shall be strengthened; for the elect shall point out righteousness to the elect; the righteous with the righteous shall rejoice, congratulating each other; but the sinners with sinners shall die,
10 And the perverted with the perverted shall be drowned.
11 Those likewise who act righteously shall die on account of the works of man, and shall be gathered together on account of the works of the wicked.
12 In those days they finished conversing with me.
13 And I returned to my fellow men, blessing the Lord of worlds.
Chapter 81 The Spirits of Seasons
1 Now, my son Mathusala, all these things I speak unto you, and write for you. To you I have revealed all, and have given you books of everything.
2 Preserve, my son Mathusala, the books written by your father; that you may reveal them to future generations.
3 Wisdom have I given you, to your children, and your posterity, that they may reveal to their children, for generations for ever, this wisdom in their thoughts; and that those who comprehend it may not slumber, but hear with their ears; that they may learn this wisdom, and be deemed worthy of eating this wholesome food.
4 Blessed are all the righteous; blessed are all who walk in righteousness; in whom no crime is found, as in sinners, when all their days are numbered.
5 With respect to the progress of the sun in heaven, it enters and goes out of each gate for thirty days, with the leaders of the thousand classes of the stars; with four which are added, and appertain to the four quarters of the year, which conduct them, and accompany them at four periods.
6 Respecting these, men greatly err, and do not calculate them in the calculation of every age; for they greatly err respecting them; nor do men know accurately that they are in the calculation of the year. But indeed these are marked down for ever; one in the first gate, one in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the sixth:
7 So that the year is completed in three hundred and sixty-four days.
8 Truly has been stated, and accurately has been calculated that which is marked down; for the luminaries, the months, the fixed periods, the years, and the days, Uriel has explained to me, and communicated to me; whom the Lord of all creation, on my account, commanded (according to the might of heaven, and the power which it possesses both by night and by day) to explain the laws of light to man, of the sun, moon, and stars, and of all the powers of heaven, which are turned with their respective orbs.
9 This is the ordinance of the stars, which set in their places, in their seasons, in their periods, in their days, and in their months.
10 These are the names of the those who conduct them, who watch and enter in their seasons, according to their ordinance in their periods, in their months, in the times of their influence, and in their stations.
11 Four conductors of them first enter, who separate the four quarters of the year. After these, twelve conductors of their classes, who separate the months and the year into three hundred and sixty-four days, with the leaders of a thousand, who distinguish between the days, as well as between the four additional ones; which, as conductors, divide the four quarters of the year.
12 These leaders of a thousand are in the midst of the conductors, and the conductors are added each behind his station, and their conductors make the separation. These are the names of the conductors, who separate the four quarters of the year, who are appointed over them: Melkel, Helammelak,
13 Meliyal, and Narel.
14 And the names of those who conduct them are Adnarel, Jyasusal, and Jyelumeal.
15 These are the three who follow after the conductors of the classes of stars; each following after the three conductors of the classes, which themselves follow after those conductors of the stations, who divide the four quarters of the year.
16 In the first part of the year rises and rules Melkyas, who is named Tamani and Zahay; the southern sun.
17 All the days of his influence, during which he rules, are ninety-one days.
18 And these are the signs of the days which are seen upon the earth. In the days of his influence there is perspiration, heat, and trouble. All the trees become fruitful; the leaf of every tree comes forth; the corn is reaped; the rose and every species of flowers blossoms in the field; and the trees of winter are dried up.
19 These are the names of the conductors who are under them: Barkel, Zelsabel; and another additional conductor of a thousand is named Heloyalef, the days of those influence have been completed. The other conductor next after them is Helemmelek, whose name they call the splendid Zahay.
20 All the days of his light are ninety-one days.
21 These are the signs of the days upon earth, heat and drought; while the trees bring forth their fruits, warmed and concocted, and give their fruits to dry.
22 The flocks follow and yean. All the fruits of the earth are collected, with everything in the fields, and the vines are trodden. This takes place during the time of his influence.
23 These are their names and orders, and the names of the conductors who are under them, of those who are chiefs of a thousand: Gedaeyal, Keel, Heel.
24 And the name of the additional leader of a thousand is Asphael.
25 The days of his influence have been completed.
1 And now I have shown you, my son Mathusala, every sight which I saw prior to your birth. I will relate another vision, which I saw before I was married; they resemble each other.
2 The first was when I was learning a book; and the other before I was married to your mother. I saw a potent vision;
3 And on account of these things besought the Lord.
4 I was lying down in the house of my grandfather Malalel, when I saw in a vision heaven purifying, and snatched away.
5 And falling to the earth, I saw likewise the earth absorbed by a great abyss; and mountains suspended over mountains.
6 Hills were sinking upon hills, lofty trees were gliding off from their trunks, and were in the act of being projected, and of sinking into the abyss.
7 Being alarmed at these things, my voice faltered. I cried out and said, The earth is destroyed. Then my grandfather Malalel raised me up, and said to me: Why do you thus cry out, my son? And wherefore thus do you lament?
8 I related to him the whole vision which I had seen. He said to me, Confirmed is that which you have seen, my son;
9 And potent the vision of your dream respecting every secret sin of the earth. Its substance shall sink into the abyss, and a great destruction take place.
10 Now, my son, rise up; and beseech the Lord of glory (for you are faithful), that a remnant may be left upon earth, and that he would not wholly destroy it. My son, all this calamity upon earth comes down from heaven; upon earth shall there be a great destruction.
11 Then I arose, prayed, and entreated; and wrote down my prayer for the generations of the world, explaining everything to my son Mathusala.
12 When I went down below, and looking up to heaven, beheld the sun proceeding from the east, the moon descending to the west, a few scattered stars, and everything which God has known from the beginning, I blessed the Lord of judgment, and magnified him: because he hath sent forth the sun from the chambers of the east; that, ascending and rising in the face of heaven, it might spring up, and pursue the path which has been pointed out to it.
1 I lifted up my hands in righteousness, and blessed the holy, and the Great One. I spoke with the breath of my mouth, and with a tongue of flesh, which God has formed for all the sons of mortal men, that with it they may speak; giving them breath, a mouth, and a tongue to converse with.
2 Blessed are you, O Lord, the King, great and powerful in your greatness, Lord of all the creatures of heaven, King of kings, God of the whole world, whose reign, whose kingdom, and whose majesty endure for ever and ever.
3 From generation to generation shall your dominion exist. All the heavens are your throne for ever, and all the earth your footstool for ever and for ever.
4 For you have made them, and over all you reign. No act whatsoever exceeds your power. With your wisdom is unchangeable; nor from your throne and from your presence is it ever averted. You know all things, see and hear them; nor is anything concealed from you; for you perceive all things.
5 The angels of your heavens have transgressed; and on mortal flesh shall your wrath remain, until the day of the great judgment.
6 Now then, O God, Lord and mighty King, I entreat you, and beseech you to grant my prayer, that a posterity may be left to me on earth, and that the whole human race may not perish;
7 That the earth may not be left destitute, and destruction take place for ever.
8 O my Lord, let the race perish from off the earth which has offended you, but a righteous and upright race establish for a posterity for ever. Hide not your face, O Lord, from the prayer of your servant.
Chapter 84 Adam to Messianic Kingdom
1 After this I saw another dream, and explained it all to you, my son. Enoch arose and said to his son Mathusala, To you, my son, will I speak. Hear my word; and incline your ear to the visionary dream of your father. Before I married your mother Edna, I saw a vision on my bed;
2 And behold, a cow sprung forth from the earth;
3 And this cow was white.
4 Afterwards a female heifer sprung forth; and with it another heifer: one of them was black, and one was red.
5 The black heifer then struck the red one, and pursued it over the earth.
6 From that period I could see nothing more of the red heifer; but the black one increased in bulk, and a female heifer came with him.
7 After this I saw that many cows proceeded forth, resembling him, and following after him.
8 The first female young one also went out in the presence of the first cow; and sought the red heifer, but found him not.
9 And she lamented with a great lamentation, while she was seeking him.
10 Then I looked until that first cow came to her, from which time she became silent, and ceased to lament.
11 Afterwards she calved another white cow.
12 And again calved many cows and black heifers.
13 In my sleep also I perceived a white bull, which in like manner grew, and became a large white bull.
14 After him many white cows came forth, resembling him.
15 And they began to calve many other white cows, which resembled them and followed each other.
Chapter 85 Adam to Messianic Kingdom
1 Again I looked attentively, while sleeping, and surveyed heaven above.
2 And behold a single star fell from heaven.
3 Which being raised up, ate and fed among those cows.
4 After that I perceived other large and black cows; and behold all of them changed their stalls and pastures, while their young began to lament one with another. Again I looked in my vision, and surveyed heaven; when behold I saw many stars which descended, and projected themselves from heaven to where the first star was,
5 Into the midst of those young ones; while the cows were with them, feeding in the midst of them.
6 I looked at and observed them; when behold, they all acted after the manner of horses, and began to approach the young cows, all of whom became pregnant, and brought forth elephants, camels, and asses.
7 At these all the cows were alarmed and terrified; when they began biting with their teeth, swallowing, and striking with their horns.
8 They began also to devour the cows; and behold all the children of the earth trembled, shook with terror at them, and suddenly fled away.
Chapter 86 Adam to Messianic Kingdom
1 Again I perceived them, when they began to strike and to swallow each other; and the earth cried out. Then I raised my eyes a second time towards heaven, and saw in a vision, that, behold, there came forth from heaven as it were the likeness of white men. One came forth from thence, and three with him.
2 Those three, who came forth last, seized me by my hand; and raising me up from the generations of the earth, elevated me to a high station.
3 Then they showed me a lofty tower on the earth, while every hill became diminished. And they said, Remain here, until you perceive what shall come upon those elephants, camels, and asses, upon the stars, and upon all the cows.
Chapter 87 Adam to Messianic Kingdom
1 Then I looked at that one of the four white men, who came forth first.
2 He seized the first star which fell down from heaven.
3 And, binding it hand and foot, he cast it into a valley; a valley narrow, deep, stupendous, and gloomy.
4 Then one of them drew his sword, and gave it to the elephants, camels, and asses, who began to strike each other. And the whole earth shook on account of them.
5 And when I looked in the vision, behold, one of those four angels, who came forth, hurled from heaven, collected together, and took all the great stars, whose form partly resembles that of horses; and binding them all hand and foot, cast them into the cavities of the earth.
Chapter 88 Adam to Messianic Kingdom
1 Then one of those four went to the white cows, and taught them a mystery. While the cow was trembling, it was born, and became a man, (Noah) and fabricated for himself a large ship. In this he dwelt, and three cows (Shem, Ham, and Japheth) dwelt with him in that ship, which covered them.
2 Again I lifted up my eyes towards heaven, and saw a lofty roof. Above it were seven cataracts, which poured fourth on a certain village much water.
3 Again I looked, and behold there were fountains open on the earth in that large village.
4 The water began to boil up, and rose over the earth; so that the village was not seen, while its whole soil was covered with water.
5 Much water was over it, darkness, and clouds. Then I surveyed the height of this water; and it was elevated above the village.
6 It flowed over the village, and stood higher than the earth.
7 Then all the cows which were collected there, while I looked on them, were drowned, swallowed up, and destroyed in the water.
8 But the ship floated above it. All the cows, the elephants, the camels, and the asses, were drowned on the earth, and all cattle. Nor could I perceive them. Neither were they able to get out, but perished, and sunk into the deep.
9 Again I looked in the vision until those cataracts from that lofty roof were removed, and the fountains of the earth became equalized, while other depths were opened;
10 Into which the water began to descend, until the dry ground appeared.
11 The ship remained on the earth; the darkness receded; and it became light.
12 Then the white cow, which became a man, went out of the ship, and the three cows with him.
13 One of the three cows was white, resembling that cow; one of them was red as blood; and one of them was black. And the white cow left them.
14 Then began wild beasts and birds to bring forth.
15 Of all these the different kinds assembled together, lions, tigers, wolves, dogs, wild boars, foxes, rabbits, and the hanzar.
16 The siset, the avest, kites, the phonkas, and ravens.
17 Then the white cow (Abraham) was born in the midst of them.
18 And they began to bite each other; when the white cow, which was born in the midst of them, brought forth a wild ass and a white cow at the same time, and after that many wild asses. Then the white cow, (Isaac) which was born, brought forth a black wild sow and a white sheep. (Esau and Jacob)
19 That wild sow also brought forth many swine.
20 And that sheep brought forth twelve sheep. (The twelve patriarchs)
21 When those twelve sheep grew up, they delivered one of them (Joseph) to the asses. (The Midianites)
22 Again those asses delivered that sheep to the wolves, (The Egyptians)
23 And he grew up in the midst of them.
24 Then the Lord brought the eleven other sheep, that they might dwell and feed with him in the midst of the wolves.
25 They multiplied, and there was abundance of pasture for them.
26 But the wolves began to frighten and oppress them, while they destroyed their young ones.
27 And they left their young in torrents of deep water.
28 Now the sheep began to cry out on account of their young, and fled for refuge to their Lord. One (Moses) however, which was saved, escaped, and went away to the wild asses.
29 I beheld the sheep moaning, crying, and petitioning their Lord.
30 With all their might, until the Lord of the sheep descended at their voice from his lofty habitation; went to them; and inspected them.
31 He called to that sheep which had secretly stolen away from the wolves, and told him to make the wolves understand that they were not to touch the sheep.
32 Then that sheep went to the wolves with the word of the Lord, when another met him, (Aaron) and proceeded with him.
33 Both of them together entered the dwelling of the wolves; and conversing with them made them understand, that thenceforwards they were not to touch the sheep.
34 Afterwards I perceived the wolves greatly prevailing over the sheep with their whole force. The sheep cried out; and their Lord came to them.
35 He began to strike the wolves, who commenced a grievous lamentation; but the sheep were silent, nor from that time did they cry out.
36 I then looked at them, until they departed from the wolves. The eyes of the wolves were blind, who went out and followed them with all their might. But the Lord of the sheep proceeded with them, and conducted them.
37 All his sheep followed him.
38 His countenance was terrific and splendid, and glorious was his aspect. Yet the wolves began to follow the sheep, until they overtook them in a certain lake of water. (The Red Sea)
39 Then that lake became divided; the water standing up on both sides before their face.
40 And while their Lord was conducting them, he placed himself between them and the wolves.
41 The wolves however perceived not the sheep, but went into the midst of the lake, following them, and running after them into the lake of water.
42 But when they saw the Lord of the sheep, they turned to fly from before his face.
43 Then the water of the lake returned, and that suddenly, according to its nature. It became full, and was raised up, until it covered the wolves. And I saw that all of them which had followed the sheep perished, and were drowned.
44 But the sheep passed over this water, proceeding to a wilderness, which was without both water and grass. And they began to open their eyes and to see.
45 Then I beheld the Lord of the sheep inspecting them, and giving them water and grass.
46 The sheep already mentioned was proceeding with them, and conducting them.
47 And when he had ascended the top of the lofty rock, the Lord of the sheep sent him to them.
48 Afterwards I perceived their Lord standing before them, with an aspect terrific and severe.
49 And when they all beheld him, they were frightened at his countenance.
50 All of them were alarmed, and trembled. They cried out after that sheep; and to the other sheep who had been with him, and who was in the midst of them, saying, We are not able to stand before our Lord, or to look upon him.
51 Then that sheep who conducted them went away, and ascended the top of the rock;
52 When the rest of the sheep began to grow blind, and to wander from the path which he had shown them; but he knew it not.
53 Their Lord however was moved with great indignation against them; and when that sheep had learned what had happened,
54 He descended from the top of the rock, and coming to them, found that there were many,
55 Which had become blind;
56 And had wandered from his path. As soon as they beheld him, they feared, and trembled at his presence;
57 And became desirous of returning to their fold,
58 Then that sheep, taking with him other sheep, went to those which had wandered.
59 And afterwards began to kill them. They were terrified at his countenance. Then he caused those which had wandered to return; who went back to their fold.
60 I likewise saw there in the vision, that this sheep became a man, built a house (A tabernacle) for the Lord of the sheep, and made them all stand in the house.
61 I perceived also that the sheep which proceeded to meet this sheep, their conductor, died. I saw, too, that all the great sheep perished, while smaller ones rose up in their place, entered into a pasture, and approached a river of water. (The river Jordan)
62 Then that sheep, their conductor, who became a man, was separated from them, and died.
63 All the sheep sought after him, and cried for him with bitter lamentation.
64 I saw likewise that they ceased to cry after that sheep, and passed over the river of water.
65 And that there arose other sheep, all of whom conducted them, (The Judges of Israel) instead of those who were dead, and who had previously conducted them.
66 Then I saw that the sheep entered into a goodly place, and a territory delectable and glorious.
67 I saw also that they became satiated; that their house was in the midst of a delectable territory; and that sometimes their eyes were opened, and that sometimes they were blind; until another sheep (Samuel) arose and conducted them. He brought them all back; and their eyes were opened.
68 Then dogs, foxes, and wild boars began to devour them, until again another sheep (Saul) arose, the master of the flock, one of themselves, a ram, to conduct them. This ram began to butt on every side those dogs, foxes, and wild boars, until they all perished.
69 But the ram laid aside his glory.
70 And he began to strike the sheep, treading upon them, and behaving himself without dignity.
71 Then their Lord sent the former sheep again to a still different sheep, (David) and raised him up to be a ram, and to conduct them instead of that sheep who had laid aside his glory.
72 Going therefore to him, and conversing with him alone, he raised up that ram, and made him a prince and leader of the flock. All the time that the dogs (The Philistines) troubled the sheep,
73 The first ram paid respect to this latter ram.
74 Then the latter ram arose, and fled away from before his face. And I saw that those dogs caused the first ram to fall.
75 But the latter ram arose, and conducted the smaller sheep.
76 That ram likewise begat many sheep, and died.
77 Then there was a smaller sheep, (Solomon) a ram, instead of him, which became a prince and leader, conducting the flock.
78 And the sheep increased in size, and multiplied.
79 And all the dogs, foxes, and wild boars feared, and fled away from him.
80 That ram also struck and killed all the wild beasts, so that they could not again prevail in the midst of the sheep, nor at any time ever snatch them away.
81 And that house was made large and wide; a lofty tower being built upon it by the sheep, for the Lord of the sheep.
82 The house was low, but the tower was elevated and very high.
83 Then the Lord of the sheep stood upon that tower, and caused a full table to approach before him.
84 Again I saw that those sheep wandered, and went various ways, forsaking that their house;
85 And that their Lord called to some among them, whom he sent (The prophets) to them.
86 But these the sheep began to kill. And when one of them was saved from slaughter (Elijah) he leaped, and cried out against those who were desirous of killing him.
87 But the Lord of the sheep delivered him from their hands, and made him ascend to him, and remain with him.
88 He sent also many others to them, to testify, and with lamentations to exclaim against them.
89 Again I saw, when some of them forsook the house of their Lord, and his tower; wandering on all sides, and growing blind,
90 I saw that the Lord of the sheep made a great slaughter among them in their pasture, until they cried out to him in consequence of that slaughter. Then he departed from the place of his habitation, and left them in the power of lions, tigers, wolves, and the zeebt, and in the power of foxes, and of every beast.
91 And the wild beasts began to tear them.
92 I saw, too, that he forsook the house of their fathers, and their tower; giving them all into the power of lions to tear and devour them; into the power of every beast.
93 Then I began to cry out with all my might, imploring the Lord of the sheep, and showing him how the sheep were devoured by all the beasts of prey.
94 But he looked on in silence, rejoicing that they were devoured, swallowed up, and carried off; and leaving them in the power of every beast for food. He called also seventy shepherds, and resigned to them the care of the sheep, that they might overlook them;
95 Saying to them and to their associates, Every one of you henceforwards overlook the sheep, and whatsoever I command you, do; and I will deliver them to you numbered.
96 I will tell you which of them shall be slain; these destroy. And he delivered the sheep to them.
97 Then he called to another, and said, Understand, and watch everything which the shepherds shall do to these sheep; for many more of them shall perish than I have commanded.
98 Of every excess and slaughter, which the shepherds shall commit, there shall be an account; as, how many may have perished by my command, and how many they may have destroyed of their own heads.
99 Of all the destruction brought about by each of the shepherds there shall be an account; and according to the number I will cause a recital to be made before me, how many they have destroyed of their own heads, and how many they have delivered up to destruction, that I may have this testimony against them; that I may know all their proceedings; and that, delivering the sheep to them, I may see what they will do; whether they will act as I have commanded them, or not.
100 Of this, however, they shall be ignorant; neither shall you make any explanation to them, neither shall you reprove them; but there shall be an account of all the destruction done by them in their respective seasons. Then they began to kill, and destroy more than it was commanded them.
101 And they left the sheep in the power of the lions, so that very many of them were devoured and swallowed up by lions and tigers; and wild boars preyed upon them. That tower they burnt, and overthrew that house.
102 Then I grieved extremely on account of the tower, and because the house of the sheep was overthrown.
103 Neither was I afterwards able to perceive whether they again entered that house.
104 The shepherds likewise, and their associates, delivered them to all the wild beasts, that they might devour them. Each of them in his season, according to his number, was delivered up; each of them, one with another, was described in a book, how many of them, one with another, were destroyed, in a book.
105 More, however, than was ordered, every shepherd killed and destroyed.
106 Then I began to weep, and was greatly indignant, on account of the sheep.
107 In like manner also I saw in the vision him who wrote, how he wrote down one, destroyed by the shepherds, every day. He ascended, remained, and exhibited each of his books to the Lord of the sheep, containing all which they had done, and all which each of them had made away with;
108 And all which they had delivered up to destruction.
109 He took the book up in his hands, read it, sealed it, and deposited it.
110 After this, I saw shepherds overlooking for twelve hours.
111 And behold three of the sheep (Zerubbabel, Joshua, and Nehemiah) departed, arrived, went in; and began building all which was fallen down of that house.
112 But the wild boars (The Samaritans) hindered them, although they prevailed not.
113 Again they began to build as before, and raised up that tower, which was called a lofty tower.
114 And again they began to place before the tower a table, with every impure and unclean kind of bread upon it.
115 Moreover also all the sheep were blind, and could not see, as were the shepherds likewise.
116 Thus were they delivered up to the shepherds for a great destruction, who trod them under foot, and devoured them.
117 Yet was their Lord silent, until all the sheep in the field were destroyed. The shepherds and the sheep were all mixed together; but they did not save them from the power of the beasts.
118 Then he who wrote the book ascended, exhibited it, and read it at the residence of the Lord of the sheep. He petitioned him for them, and prayed, pointing out every act of the shepherds, and testifying before him against them all. Then taking the book, he deposited it with him, and departed.
Chapter 89 Adam to Messianic Kingdom
1 And I observed during the time, that thus thirty-five shepherds were overlooking, all of whom finished in their respective periods as the first. Others then received them into their hands, that they might overlook them in their respective periods, every shepherd in his own period.
2 Afterwards I saw in the vision, that all the birds of heaven arrived; eagles, the avest, kites and ravens. The eagle instructed them all.
3 They began to devour the sheep, to peck out their eyes, and to eat up their bodies.
4 The sheep then cried out; for their bodies were devoured by the birds.
5 I also cried out, and groaned in my sleep against the shepherd which overlooked the flock.
6 And I looked, while the sheep were eaten up by the dogs, by the eagles, and by the kites. They neither left them their body, nor their skin, nor their muscles, until their bones alone remained; until their bones fell upon the ground. And the sheep became diminished.
7 I observed likewise during the time, that twenty-tree shepherds were overlooking; who completed in their respective periods fifty-eight periods.
8 Then were small lambs born of those white sheep; who began to open their eyes and to see, crying out to the sheep.
9 The sheep, however, cried not out to them, neither did they hear what they uttered to them; but were deaf, blind, and obdurate in the greatest degrees.
10 I saw in the vision that ravens flew down upon those lambs;
11 That they seized one of them; and that tearing the sheep in pieces, they devoured them.
12 I saw also, that the horns grew upon those lambs; and that the ravens lighted down upon their horns.
13 I saw, too, that a large horn sprouted out on an animal among the sheep, and that their eyes were opened.
14 He looked at them. Their eyes were wide open; and he cried out to them.
15 Then the dabela (Alexander the Great) saw him; all of whom ran to him.
16 And besides this, all the eagles, the avest, the ravens and the kites, were still carrying off the sheep, flying down upon them, and devouring them. The sheep were silent, but the dabela lamented and cried out.
17 Then the ravens contended, and struggled with them.
18 They wished among them to break his horn; but they prevailed not over him.
19 I looked on them, until the shepherds, the eagles, the avest, and the kites came.
20 Who cried out to the ravens to break the horn of the dabela; to contend with him; and to kill him. But he struggled with them, and cried out, that help might come to him.
21 Then I perceived that the man came who had written down the names of the shepherds, and who ascended up before the Lord of the sheep.
22 He brought assistance, and caused every one to see him descending to the help of the dabela.
23 I perceived likewise that the Lord of the sheep came to them in wrath, while all those who saw him fled away; all fell down in his tabernacle before his face; while all the eagles, the avest, ravens, and kites assembled, and brought with them all the sheep of the field.
24 All came together, and strove to break the horn of the dabela.
25 Then I saw, that the man, who wrote the book at the word of the Lord, opened the book of destruction, of that destruction which the last twelve shepherds (The last 12 Jewish leaders) wrought; and pointed out before the Lord of the sheep, that they destroyed more than those who preceded them.
26 I saw also that the Lord of the sheep came to them, and taking in his hand the sceptre of his wrath seized the earth, which became rent asunder; while all the beasts and birds of heaven fell from the sheep, and sunk into the earth, which closed over them.
27 I saw, too, that a large sword was given to the sheep, who went forth against all the beasts of the field to slay them.
28 But all the beasts and birds of heaven fled away from before their face.
29 And I saw a throne erected in a delectable land;
30 Upon this sat the Lord of the sheep, who received all the sealed books;
31 Which were open before him.
32 Then the Lord called the first seven white ones, and commanded them to bring before him the first of the first stars, which preceded the stars whose form partly resembled that of horses; the first star, which fell down first; and they brought them all before him.
33 And he spoke to the man who wrote in his presence, who was one of the seven white ones, saying, Take those seventy shepherds, to whom I delivered up the sheep, and who receiving them killed more of them than I commanded. Behold, I saw them all bound, and standing before him. First came on the trial of the stars, which, being judged, and found guilty, went to the place of punishment. They thrust them into a place, deep, and full of flaming fire, and full of pillars of fire. Then the seventy shepherds were judged, and being found guilty, were thrust into the flaming abyss.
34 At that time likewise I perceived, that one abyss was thus opened in the midst of the earth, which was full of fire.
35 And to this were brought the blind sheep; which being judged, and found guilty, were all thrust into that abyss of fire on the earth, and burnt.
36 The abyss was on the right of that house.
37 And I saw the sheep burning, and their bones consuming.
38 I stood beholding him immerge that ancient house, while they brought out its pillars, every plant in it, and the ivory infolding it. They brought it out, and deposited it in a place on the right side of the earth.
39 I also saw, that the Lord of the sheep produced a new house, great, and loftier than the former, which he bound by the former circular spot. All its pillars were new, and its ivory new, as well as more abundant than the former ancient ivory, which he had brought out.
40 And while all the sheep which were left were in the midst of it, all the beasts of the earth, and all the birds of heaven, fell down and worshipped them, petitioning them, and obeying them in everything.
41 Then those three, who were clothed in white, and who, holding me by my hand, had before caused me to ascend, while the hand of him who spoke held me; raised me up, and placed me in the midst of the sheep, before the judgment took place.
42 The sheep were all white, with wool long and pure. Then all who had perished, and had been destroyed, every beast of the field, and every bird of heaven, assembled in that house: while the Lord of the sheep rejoiced with great joy, because all were good, and had come back again to his dwelling.
43 And I saw that they laid down the sword which had been given to the sheep, and returned it to his house, sealing it up in the presence of the Lord.
44 All the sheep would have been inclosed in that house, had it been capable of containing them; and the eyes of all were open, gazing on the good One; nor was there one among them who did not behold him.
45 I likewise perceived that the house was large, wide, and extremely full. I saw, too, that a white cow was born, whose horns were great; and that all the beasts of the field, and all the birds of heaven, were alarmed at him, and entreated him at all times.
46 Then I saw that the nature of all of them was changed, and that they became white cows;
47 And that the first, who was in the midst of them, spoke, when that word became a large beast, upon the head of which were great and black horns;
48 While the Lord of the sheep rejoiced over them, and over all the cows.
49 I lay down in the midst of them: I awoke; and saw the whole. This is the vision which I saw, lying down and waking. Then I blessed the Lord of righteousness, and gave glory to Him.
50 Afterwards I wept abundantly, nor did my tears cease, so that I became incapable of enduring it. While I was looking on, they flowed on account of what I saw; for all was come and gone by; every individual circumstance respecting the conduct of mankind was seen by me.
51 In that night I remembered my former dream; and therefore wept and was troubled, because I had seen that vision.
1 And now, my son Mathusala, call to me all your brethren, and assemble for me all the children of your mother; for a voice calls me, and the spirit is poured out upon me, that I may show you everything which shall happen to you for ever.
2 Then Mathusala went, called to him all his brethren, and assembled his kindred.
3 And conversing with all his children in truth,
4 Enoch said, Hear, my children, every word of your father, and listen in uprightness to the voice of my mouth; for I would gain your attention, while I address you. My beloved, be attached to integrity, and walk in it.
5 Approach not integrity with a double heart; nor be associated with double-minded men: but walk, my children, in righteousness, which will conduct you in good paths; and be truth your companion.
6 For I know, that oppression will exist and prevail on earth; that on earth great punishment shall in the end take place; and that there shall be a consummation of all iniquity, which shall be cut off from its root, and every fabric raised by it shall pass away. Iniquity, however, shall again be renewed, and consummated on earth. Every act of crime, and every act of oppression and impiety, shall be a second time embraced.
7 When therefore iniquity, sin, blasphemy, tyranny, and every evil work, shall increase, and when transgression, impiety, and uncleanness also shall increase, then upon them all shall great punishment be inflicted from heaven.
8 The holy Lord shall go forth in wrath, and upon them all shall great punishment from heaven be inflicted.
9 The holy Lord shall go forth in wrath, and with punishment, that he may execute judgment upon earth.
10 In those days oppression shall be cut off from its roots, and iniquity with fraud shall be eradicated, perishing from under heaven.
11 Every place of strength shall be surrendered with its inhabitants; with fire shall it be burnt. They shall be brought from every part of the earth, and be cast into a judgment of fire. They shall perish in wrath, and by a judgment overpowering them for ever.
12 Righteousness shall be raised up from slumber; and wisdom shall be raised up, and conferred upon them.
13 Then shall the roots of iniquity be cut off; sinners perish by the sword; and blasphemers be annihilated everywhere.
14 Those who meditate oppression, and those who blaspheme, by the sword shall perish.
15 And now, my children, I will describe and point out to you the path of righteousness and the path of oppression.
16 I will again point them out to you, that you may know what is to come.
17 Hear now, my children, and walk in the path of righteousness, but shun that of oppression; for all who walk in the path of iniquity shall perish for ever.
Chapter 91 Words of Wisdom
1 That which was written by Enoch. He wrote all this instruction of wisdom for every man of dignity, and every judge of the earth; for all my children who shall dwell upon earth, and for subsequent generations, conducting themselves uprightly and peaceably.
2 Let not your spirit be grieved on account of the times; for the holy, the Great One, has prescribed a period to all.
3 Let the righteous man arise from slumber; let him arise, and proceed in the path of righteousness, in all its paths; and let him advance in goodness and eternal clemency. Mercy shall be showed to the righteous man; upon him shall be conferred integrity and power for ever. In goodness and in righteousness shall he exist, and shall walk in everlasting light; but sin shall perish in eternal darkness, nor be seen from that time forward for evermore.
The Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch Chapter 64 is an ancient Jewish religious work, chapter 64 is written by Noah not Enoch.
1 In those days Noah saw that the earth became inclined, and that destruction approached.
2 Then he lifted up his feet, and went to the ends of the earth, to the dwelling of his great-grandfather Enoch.
3 And Noah cried with a bitter voice, Hear me; hear me; hear me: three times. And he said, Tell me what is transacting upon the earth; for the earth labours, and is violently shaken. Surely I shall perish with it.
4 After this there was a great perturbation on earth, and a voice was heard from heaven. I fell down on my face, when my great-grandfather Enoch came and stood by me.
5 He said to me, Why have you cried out to me with a bitter cry and lamentation?
6 A commandment has gone forth from the Lord against those who dwell on the earth, that they may be destroyed; for they know every secret of the angels, every oppressive and secret power of the devils, and every power of those who commit sorcery, as well as of those who make molten images in the whole earth.
7 They know how silver is produced from the dust of the earth, and how on the earth the metallic drop exists; for lead and tin are not produced from earth, as the primary fountain of their production.
8 There is an angel standing upon it, and that angel struggles to prevail.
9 Afterwards my great-grandfather Enoch seized me with his hand, raising me up, and saying to me, Go, for I have asked the Lord of spirits respecting this perturbation of the earth; who replied, On account of their impiety have their innumerable judgments been consummated before me. Because of the sorceries which they have searched out and learnt, the earth and those who dwell upon it will be destroyed and that to these there will be no place of refuge for ever.
10 They have discovered secrets, and they are those who have been judged; but not you my son. The Lord of spirits knows that you are pure and good, free from the reproach of discovering secrets.
11 He, the holy One, will establish your name in the midst of the saints, and will preserve you from those who dwell upon the earth. He will establish your seed in righteousness, with dominion and great glory; and from your seed shall spring forth righteousness and holy men without number for ever.
The Book of Enoch Chapter 64 is an ancient Jewish religious work, chapter 64 is written by Noah not Enoch.