The Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch Chapter 65 to 91
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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