Chapter 1 - The Words of the Blessing of Enoch
1 The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect andrighteous, who will be living in the days of tribulation, when all the wicked andgodless are to be removed.
2 And Enoch, a righteous man whose eyes were opened by God took up hisparable and said, "I saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which theangels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them Iunderstood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is forto come.
"3 Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them: "TheHoly Great One will come forth from His dwelling,4 And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, even on Mount Sinai and willappear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens.
5 And all shall be smitten with fear and the Watchers shall quake, and great fearand trembling shall seize them unto the ends of the earth.
6 And the high mountains shall be shaken and the high hills shall be made low,and shall melt like wax before the flame.
7 And the earth shall be wholly rent in sunder and all that is upon the earth shallperish, and there shall be a judgement upon all.
8 But with the righteous He will make peace.
And will protect the elect,And mercy shall be upon them.
And they shall all belong to God,And they shall be prospered,And they shall all be blessed.
And He will help them all,And light shall appear unto them,And He will make peace with them.
9 And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones to executejudgement upon all, And to destroy all the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Ofall the works of their ungodliness which they have ungodly committed, And ofall the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
1 Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not changetheir orbits, and the luminaries which are in the heaven, how they all rise and setin order each in its season, and transgress not against their appointed order.
2 Behold ye the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it fromfirst to last, how steadfast they are, how none of the things upon earth change,but all the works of God appear to you.
Behold the summer and the winter, howthe whole earth is filled with water, and clouds and dew and rain lie upon it.
3 Observe and see how in the winter all the trees seem as though they hadwithered and shed all their leaves, except fourteen trees, which do not lose theirfoliage but retain the old foliage from two to three years till the new comes.
4 And again, observe ye the days of summer how the sun is above the earth overagainst it.
And you seek shade and shelter by reason of the heat of the sun, andthe earth also burns with growing heat, and so you cannot tread on the earth, oron a rock by reason of its heat.
5 Observe ye how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit:wherefore give ye heed and know with regard to all His works, and recognizehow He that liveth for ever hath made them so.
6 And all His works go on thus from year to year for ever, and all the taskswhich they accomplish for Him, and their tasks change not, but according asGod hath ordained so is it done.
7 And behold how the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and changenot their tasks from His commandments.
8 But ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord, Butye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words With your impuremouths against His greatness.
Oh, ye hard−hearted, ye shall find no peace.
9 Therefore shall ye execrate your days, and the years of your life shall perish,and the years of your destruction shall be multiplied in eternal abomination, andye shall find no mercy.
10 In those days ye shall make your names an eternal abomination unto all therighteous, and by you shall all who curse, curse.
All the sinners and godless shallimprecate by you.
And for you, the godless there shall be a curse.
"11 And all the righteous shall rejoice, and there shall be forgiveness of sins, andevery mercy and peace and forbearance.
12 There shall be salvation unto them, a goodly light.
13 And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation but on you all shallabide the curse of the beast.
14 But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace, and they shall inheritthe earth.
15 And then there shall be bestowed upon the elect wisdom, and they shall alllive and never again sin either through ungodliness or through pride: But theywho are wise shall be humble.
16 And they shall not again transgress, nor shall they sin all the days of their life,nor shall they die of anger or wrath but they shall complete the number of thedays of their life.
17 And their lives shall be increased in peace, and the years of their joy shall bemultiplied in eternal gladness and peace all the days of their life.
Chapter 3 - Fallen Angels
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those dayswere born unto them beautiful and comely daughters.
2 And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and saidto one another: "Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of menand beget us children.
"3 And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: "I fear ye will not indeedagree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.
"4 And they all answered him and said: "Let us all swear an oath, and all bindourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.
"5 Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecationsupon it.
And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jaredon the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, becausethey had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.
6 And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba,Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros,Batarel, Ananel, Zaqlel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel.
These aretheir chiefs of tens.
7 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and eachchose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defilethemselves with them.
8 And they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, andmade them acquainted with plants.
9 And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was threethousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men.
And when men couldno longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind.
10 And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and todevour one another's flesh, and drink the blood.
Then the earth laid accusationagainst the lawless ones.
11 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, andbreastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art ofworking them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and thebeautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouringtinctures.
12 And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and theywere led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
13 Semjaza taught enchantments and root−cuttings, Armaros the resolving ofenchantments, Baraqijal taught astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeelthe knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs ofthe sun, and Sariel the course of the moon.
14 And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven.
Chapter 4 - Intercession of Angels
1 And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven andsaw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wroughtupon the earth.
2 And they said one to another, "The earth made without inhabitant cries thevoice of their cryingst up to the gates of heaven.
"3 And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit,saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High.
"4 And they said to the Lord of the ages, "Lord of lords, God of gods, King ofkings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory standeth unto all thegenerations of the ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all theages! Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou, and allthings are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all things, and nothingcan hide itself from Thee.
5 Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness onearth and revealed the eternal secrets which were in heaven, which men werestriving to learn; and Samlazaz, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear ruleover his associates.
6 And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have sleptwith the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds ofsins.
And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby beenfilled with blood and unrighteousness.
7 And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying out making theirsuit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended and cannotcease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth.
8 And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and Thou seest thesethings and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to doto them in regard to these.
"9 Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to theson of Lamech and said to him, "Go to Noah and tell him in my name 'Hidethyself!' and reveal to him the end that is approaching, that the whole earth willbe destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and willdestroy all that is on it.
And now instruct him that he may escape and his seedmay be preserved for all the generations of the world.
"10 And again the Lord said to Raphael, "Bind Azazel hand and foot, and casthim into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael,and cast him therein.
And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and coverhim with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that hemay not see light.
And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into thefire.
11 And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healingof the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men maynot perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and havetaught their sons.
And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works thatwere taught by Azazel, to him ascribe all sin.
"12 And to Gabriel said the Lord, "Proceed against the bastards and thereprobates, and against the children of fornication and destroy the children of theWatchers from amongst men.
Send them one against the other that they maydestroy each other in battle, for length of days shall they not have.
And norequest that they make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers on their behalf;for they hope to live an eternal life, and that each one of them will live fivehundred years.
"13 And the Lord said unto Michael, "Go, bind Samlazaz and his associates whohave united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with themin all their uncleanness.
And when their sons have slain one another, and theyhave seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventygenerations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of theirconsummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated.
Inthose days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire and to the torment and theprison in which they shall be confined for ever.
14 And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth bebound together with them to the end of all generations.
and destroy all the spiritsof the reprobate and the children of the Watchers because they have wrongedmankind.
15 Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come toan end, and let the plant of righteousness and truth appear, and it shall prove ablessing; the works of righteousness and truth shall be planted in truth and joyfor evermore.
16 And then shall all the righteous escape and shall live till they beget thousandsof children, and all the days of their youth and their old age shall they completein peace.
17 And then shall the whole earth be tilled in righteousness, and shall all beplanted with trees and be full of blessing.
18 And all desirable trees shall be planted on it, and they shall plant vines on itand the vine which they plant thereon shall yield wine in abundance, and as forall the seed which is sown thereon each measure shall bear a thousand, and eachmeasure of olives shall yield ten presses of oil.
19 And cleanse thou the earth from all oppression, and from all unrighteousness,and from all sin, and from all godlessness, and all the uncleanness that iswrought upon the earth destroy from off the earth.
20 And all the children of men shall become righteous, and all nations shall offeradoration and shall praise Me, and all shall worship Me.
And the earth shall becleansed from all defilement, and from all sin, and from all punishment, andfrom all torment, and I will never again send upon it from generation togeneration and for ever.
21 And in those days I will open the store chambers of blessing which are in theheaven, so as to send them down upon the earth over the work and labour of thechildren of men.
And truth and peace shall be associated together throughout allthe days of the world and throughout all the generations of men.
"22 Before these things Enoch was hidden, and no one of the children of menknew where he was hidden, and where he abode, and what had become of him.
And his activities had to do with the Watchers, and his days were with the holyones.
23 And I Enoch was blessing the Lord of Majesty and the King of the ages, andlo! the Watchers called me, Enoch the scribe, and said to me: "Enoch, thou scribeof righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who have left thehigh heaven, the holy eternal place, and have defiled themselves with women,and have done as the children of earth do, and have taken unto themselves wives.
24 Say to them: 'Ye have wrought great destruction on the earth and ye shallhave no peace nor forgiveness of sin.
'25 And inasmuch as they delight themselves in their children the murder of theirbeloved ones shall they see, and over the destruction of their children shall theylament, and shall make supplication unto eternity, but mercy and peace shall yenot attain.
"26 And Enoch went and said: "Azazel, thou shalt have no peace, a severesentence has gone forth against thee to put thee in bonds and thou shalt not havetoleration nor request granted to thee, because of the unrighteousness which thouhast taught, and because of all the works of godlessness and unrighteousness andsin which thou hast shown to men.
"27 Then I went and spoke to them all together, and they were all afraid, and fearand trembling seized them.
And they besought me to draw up a petition for themthat they might find forgiveness, and to read their petition in the presence of theLord of heaven.
28 For from thenceforward they could not speak with Him nor lift up their eyesto heaven for shame of their sins for which they had been condemned.
29 Then I wrote out their petition, and the prayer in regard to their spirits andtheir deeds individually and in regard to their requests that they should haveforgiveness and length.
30 And I went off and sat down at the waters of Dan, in the land of Dan, to thesouth of the west of Hermon, I read their petition till I fell asleep.
31 And behold a dream came to me, and visions fell down upon me, and I sawvisions of chastisement, and a voice came bidding me to tell it to the sons ofheaven, and reprimand them.
32 And when I awaked, I came unto them, and they were all sitting gatheredtogether, weeping in Abelsjail, which is between Lebanon and Seneser, withtheir faces covered.
33 And I recounted before them all the visions which I had seen in sleep, and I began to speak the words of righteousness, and to reprimand the heavenlyWatchers.
Chapter 5 - Book of the Words of Righteousness
1 The book of the words of righteousness, and of the reprimand of the eternalWatchers in accordance with the command of the Holy Great One in that vision Isaw in my sleep.
2 What I will now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth,which the Great One has given to men to converse therewith and understandwith the heart.
3 As He has created and given to man the power of understanding the word ofwisdom, so hath He created me also and given me the power of reprimanding theWatchers, the children of heaven.
4 "I wrote out your petition, and in my vision it appeared thus, that your petitionwill not be granted unto you throughout all the days of eternity, and thatjudgement has been finally passed upon you.
5 Your petition will not be granted unto you.
And from henceforth you shall notascend into heaven unto all eternity, and in bonds of the earth the decree hasgone forth to bind you for all the days of the world.
6 And previously you shall have seen the destruction of your beloved sons andye shall have no pleasure in them, but they shall fall before you by the sword.
7 And your petition on their behalf shall not be granted, nor yet on your owneven though you weep and pray and speak all the words contained in the writingwhich I have written.
8 And the vision was shown to me thus: Behold, in the vision clouds invited meand a mist summoned me, and the course of the stars and the lightnings sped andhastened me, and the winds in the vision caused me to fly and lifted me upward,and bore me into heaven.
9 And I went in till I drew nigh to a wall which is built of crystals andsurrounded by tongues of fire: and it began to affright me.
10 And I went into the tongues of fire and drew nigh to a large house which wasbuilt of crystals and the walls of the house were like a tesselated floor made ofcrystals, and its groundwork was of crystal.
11 Its ceiling was like the path of the stars and the lightnings, and between themwere fiery cherubim, and their heaven was water.
12 A flaming fire surrounded the walls, and its portals blazed with fire.
13 And I entered into that house, and it was hot as fire and cold as ice.
Therewere no delights of life therein; fear covered me, and trembling got hold uponme.
14 And as I quaked and trembled, I fell upon my face and I beheld a vision, andlo! there was a second house, greater than the former, and the entire portal stoodopen before me, and it was built of flames of fire.
15 And in every respect it so excelled in splendor and magnificence and extentthat I cannot describe to you its splendor and its extent.
16 And its floor was of fire, and above it were lightnings and the path of thestars, and its ceiling also was flaming fire.
And I looked and saw therein a loftythrone, its appearance was as crystal, and the wheels thereof as the shining sun,and there was the vision of cherubim.
17 And from underneath the throne came streams of flaming fire so that I couldnot look thereon.
18 And the Great Glory sat thereon, and His raiment shone more brightly thanthe sun and was whiter than any snow.
19 None of the angels could enter and could behold His face by reason of themagnificence and glory and no flesh could behold Him.
20 The flaming fire was round about Him, and a great fire stood before Him, andnone around could draw nigh Him; ten thousand times ten thousand were beforeHim, yet He needed no counselor.
21 And the most holy ones who were nigh to Him did not leave by night nordepart from Him.
And until then I had been prostrate on my face, trembling andthe Lord called me with His own mouth, and said to me: "Come hither, Enoch,and hear my word.
"22 And one of the holy ones came to me and waked me, and He made me rise upand approach the door, and I bowed my face downwards.
23 And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice: "Fear not, Enoch,thou righteous man and scribe of righteousness.
Approach hither and hear myvoice.
24 And go, say to the Watchers of heaven, who have sent thee to intercede forthem: 'You should intercede for men, and not men for you.
Wherefore have yeleft the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiledyourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and donelike the children of earth, and begotten giants as your sons.
25 And though ye were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiledyourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten with the blood of flesh,and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those also dowho die and perish.
26 Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, andbeget children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth.
27 But you were formerly spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for allgenerations of the world.
And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; foras for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling.
28 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall becalled evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling.
29 Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born frommen and from the Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall beevil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called.
30 And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, andwork destruction on the earth, and cause trouble.
They take no food, butnevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences.
31 And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against thewomen, because they have proceeded from them.
32 From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death of the giants, fromthe souls of whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy withoutincurring judgement, thus shall they destroy until the day of the consummation,the great judgement in which the age shall be consummated, over the Watchersand the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated.
33 And now as to the Watchers who have sent thee to intercede for them, whohad been aforetime in heaven, say to them: "You have been in heaven, but all themysteries had not yet been revealed to you, and you knew worthless ones, andthese in the hardness of your hearts you have made known to the women, andthrough these mysteries women and men work much evil on earth.
"34 Say to them therefore: "You have no peace.
"Chapter 6 - Taken by Angels
1 Angels took and brought me to a place in which those who were there werelike flaming fire, and when they wished, they appeared as men.
2 And they brought me to the place of darkness, and to a mountain the point ofwhose summit reached to heaven.
3 And I saw the places of the luminaries and the treasuries of the stars and of thethunder and in the uttermost depths, where were a fiery bow and arrows andtheir quiver, and a fiery sword and all the lightnings.
4 And they took me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, whichreceives every setting of the sun.
5 And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and dischargesitself into the great sea towards the west.
6 I saw the great rivers and came to the great river and to the great darkness, andwent to the place where no flesh walks.
I saw the mountains of the darkness ofwinter and the place whence all the waters of the deep flow.
7 I saw the mouths of all the rivers of the earth and the mouth of the deep.
8 I saw the treasuries of all the winds, I saw how He had furnished with them thewhole creation and the firm foundations of the earth.
9 And I saw the corner−stone of the earth, I saw the four winds which bear thefirmament of the heaven.
10 And I saw how the winds stretch out the vaults of heaven, and have theirstation between heaven and earth: these are the pillars of the heaven.
11 I saw the winds of heaven which turn and bring the circumference of the sunand all the stars to their setting.
12 I saw the winds on the earth carrying the clouds: I saw the paths of the angels.
13 I saw at the end of the earth the firmament of the heaven above and Iproceeded and saw a place which burns day and night, where there are sevenmountains of magnificent stones.
14 Three towards the east, and three towards the south.
And as for those towardsthe east, was of coloured stone, and one of pearl, and one of jacinth, and thosetowards the south of red stone.
15 But the middle one reached to heaven like the throne of God, of alabaster, andthe summit of the throne was of sapphire.
16 And I saw a flaming fire.
And beyond these mountains is a region the end ofthe great earth: there the heavens were completed.
17 And I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them Isaw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards the heightand towards the depth.
18 And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heavenabove, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon it, andno birds, but it was a waste and horrible place.
19 I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, and to me, when Iinquired regarding them.
The angel said: "This place is the end of heaven andearth.
This has become a prison for the stars and the host of heaven.
20 And the stars which roll over the fire are they which have transgressed thecommandment of the Lord in the beginning of their rising, because they did notcome forth at their appointed times.
21 And He was wroth with them, and bound them till the time when their guiltshould be consummated for ten thousand years.
"22 And Uriel said to me: "Here shall stand the angels who have connectedthemselves with women, and their spirits assuming many different forms aredefiling mankind and shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods.
23 Here shall they stand, till the day of the great judgement in which they shallbe judged till they are made an end of.
And the women also of the angels whowent astray shall become sirens.
"24 And I, Enoch, alone saw the vision, the ends of all things: and no man shallsee as I have seen.
Chapter 7 - The Holy Angels
1 And these are the names of the holy angels who watch mankind.
2 Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and over Tartarus.
3 Raphael, one of the holy angels, who is over the spirits of men.
4 Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of theluminaries.
5 Michael, one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part ofmankind and over chaos.
6 Saraqael, one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in thespirit.
7 Gabriel, one of the holy angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and theCherubim.
8 Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.
9 And I proceeded to where things were chaotic.
And I saw there somethinghorrible: I saw neither a heaven above nor a firmly founded earth, but a placechaotic and horrible.
10 And there I saw seven stars of the heaven bound together in it, like greatmountains and burning with fire.
11 Then I said: "For what sin are they bound, and on what account have theybeen cast in hither?"12 Then said Uriel, one of the holy angels, who was with me, and was chief overthem, and said: "Enoch, why dost thou ask, and why art thou eager for the truth?These are of the number of the stars of heaven, which have transgressed thecommandment of the Lord, and are bound here till ten thousand years, the timeentailed by their sins, are consummated.
"13 And from thence I went to another place, which was still more horrible thanthe former, and I saw a horrible thing.
A great fire there which burnt and blazed,and the place was cleft as far as the abyss, being full of great descendingcolumns of fire.
Neither its extent or magnitude could I see, nor could Iconjecture.
14 Then I said: "How fearful is the place and how terrible to look upon!"15 Then Uriel answered me, one of the holy angels who was with me, and saidunto me: "Enoch, why hast thou such fear and affright?"16 And I answered: "Because of this fearful place, and because of the spectacleof the pain.
"17 And he said unto me: "This place is the prison of the angels, and here theywill be imprisoned for ever.
"18 And thence I went to another place, the mountain of hard rock.
19 And there was in it four hollow places, deep and wide and very smooth.
Howsmooth are the hollow places and deep and dark to look at.
20 Then Raphael answered, one of the holy angels who was with me, and saidunto me: "These hollow places have been created for this very purpose, that thespirits of the souls of the dead should assemble therein, yea that all the souls ofthe children of men should assemble here.
And these places have been made toreceive them till the day of their judgement and till their appointed period, tillthe great judgement upon them.
"21 I saw a dead man making suit, and his voice went forth to heaven and madesuit.
And I asked Raphael the angel who was with me, and I said unto him: "Thisspirit which maketh suit, whose is it, whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit toheaven?"22 And he answered me saying: "This is the spirit which went forth from Abel,whom his brother Cain slew, and he makes his suit against him till his seed isdestroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed is annihilated from amongstthe seed of men.
"23 The I asked regarding it, and regarding all the hollow places: "Why is oneseparated from the other?"24 And he answered me and said unto me: "These three have been made that thespirits of the dead might be separated.
And such a division has been make for thespirits of the righteous, in which there is the bright spring of water.
And such hasbeen made for sinners when they die and are buried in the earth and judgementhas not been executed on them in their lifetime.
25 Here their spirits shall be set apart in this great pain till the great day ofjudgement and punishment and torment of those who curse for ever andretribution for their spirits.
There He shall bind them for ever.
And such adivision has been made for the spirits of those who make their suit, who makedisclosures concerning their destruction, when they were slain in the days of thesinners.
26 Such has been made for the spirits of men who were not righteous butsinners, who were complete in transgression, and of the transgressors they shallbe companions but their spirits shall not be slain in the day of judgement norshall they be raised from thence.
"27 The I blessed the Lord of glory and said: "Blessed be my Lord, the Lord ofrighteousness, who ruleth for ever.
"28 From thence I went to another place to the west of the ends of the earth.
AndI saw a burning fire which ran without resting, and paused not from its courseday or night but regularly.
29 And I asked saying: "What is this which rests not?"30 Then Raguel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered me and saidunto me: "This course of fire which thou hast seen is the fire in the west whichpersecutes all the luminaries of heaven.
"31 And from thence I went to another place of the earth, and he showed me amountain range of fire which burnt day and night.
32 And I went beyond it and saw seven magnificent mountains all differing eachfrom the other, and the stones were magnificent and beautiful, magnificent as awhole, of glorious appearance and fair exterior: three towards the east, onefounded on the other, and three towards the south, one upon the other, and deeprough ravines, no one of which joined with any other.
33 And the seventh mountain was in the midst of these, and it excelled them inheight, resembling the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the throne.
34 And amongst them was a tree such as I had never yet smelt, neither was anyamongst them nor were others like it: it had a fragrance beyond all fragrance,and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not for ever: and its fruit is beautiful,and its fruit resembles the dates of a palm.
35 Then I said: "How beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its leaves are fair,and its blooms very delightful in appearance.
"36 Then answered Michael, one of the holy and honored angels who was withme, and was their leader.
37 And he said unto me: "Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding the fragranceof the tree, and why dost thou wish to learn the truth?"38 Then I answered him saying: "I wish to know about everything, butespecially about this tree.
"39 And he answered saying: "This high mountain which thou hast seen, whosesummit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, theLord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit theearth with goodness.
And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touchit till the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring to itsconsummation for ever.
It shall then be given to the righteous and holy.
Its fruitshall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place, to thetemple of the Lord, the Eternal King.
40 Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad, and into the holy place shallthey enter; and its fragrance shall be in their bones, and they shall live a long lifeon earth.
Such as thy fathers lived; and in their days shall no sorrow or plague ortorment or calamity touch them.
"41 Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who hath prepared suchthings for the righteous, and hath created them and promised to give to them.
42 And I went from thence to the middle of the earth, and I saw a blessed placein which there were trees with branches abiding and blooming.
43 And there I saw a holy mountain, and underneath the mountain to the eastthere was a stream and it flowed towards the south.
And I saw towards the eastanother mountain higher than this, and between them a deep and narrow ravine:in it also ran a stream underneath the mountain.
44 And to the west thereof there was another mountain, lower than the formerand of small elevation, and a ravine deep and dry between them: and anotherdeep and dry ravine was at the extremities of the three mountains.
45 And all the ravines were deep and narrow, of hard rock, and trees were notplanted upon them.
And I marveled at the rocks, and I marveled at the ravine,yea, I marveled very much.
46 Then said I: "For what object is this blessed land, which is entirely filled withtrees, and this accursed valley between?"47 Then Uriel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered and said:"This accursed valley is for those who are accursed for ever.
Here shall all theaccursed be gathered together who utter with their lips against the Lordunseemly words and of His glory speak hard things.
Here shall they be gatheredtogether, and here shall be their place of judgement.
48 In the last days there shall be upon them the spectacle of righteous judgementin the presence of the righteous for ever: here shall the merciful bless the Lord ofglory, the Eternal King.
In the days of judgement over the former, they shallbless Him for the mercy in accordance with which He has assigned them.
"49 Then I blessed the Lord of Glory and set forth His glory and lauded Himgloriously.
50 And thence I went towards the east, into the midst of the mountain range ofthe desert, and I saw a wilderness and it was solitary, full of trees and plants.
And water gushed forth from above.
Rushing like a copious watercourse towardsthe north−west it caused clouds and dew to ascend on every side.
51 And thence I went to another place in the desert, and approached to the eastof this mountain range.
And there I saw aromatic trees exhaling the fragrance offrankincense and myrrh, and the trees also were similar to the almond tree.
52 And beyond these, I went afar to the east, and I saw another place, a valley ofwater.
And therein there was a tree, the color of fragrant trees such as the mastic.
And on the sides of those valleys I saw fragrant cinnamon.
And beyond these Iproceeded to the east.
53 And I saw other mountains, and amongst them were groves of trees, and thereflowed forth from them nectar, which is named sarara and galbanum.
Andbeyond these mountains I saw another mountain to the east of the ends of theearth, whereon were aloe−trees, and all the trees were full of stacte, being likealmond−trees.
And when one burnt it, it smelt sweeter than any fragrant odour.
54 And after these fragrant odours, as I looked towards the north over themountains I saw seven mountains full of choice nard and fragrant trees andcinnamon and pepper.
55 And thence I went over the summits of all these mountains, far towards theeast of the earth, and passed above the Erythraean sea and went far from it, andpassed over the angel Zotiel.
56 And I came to the Garden of Righteousness, and from afar off I sawnumerous trees, and these great−two trees there, very great, beautiful, andglorious, and magnificent, and the Tree of Knowledge, whose holy fruit they eatand know great wisdom.
57 That tree is in height like the strangler fig, and its leaves are like the Carobtree, and its fruit is like the clusters of the vine, very beautiful: and the fragranceof the tree penetrates afar.
58 Then I said: "How beautiful is the tree, and how attractive is its look!"59 Then Raphael the holy angel, who was with me, answered me and said: "Thisis the tree of wisdom, of which thy father old and thy aged mother, who werebefore thee, have eaten, and they learnt wisdom and their eyes were opened, andthey knew that they were naked and they were driven out of the garden.
"60 And from thence I went to the ends of the earth and saw there great beasts,and each differed from the other; and birds also differing in appearance andbeauty and voice, the one differing from the other.
61 And to the east of those beasts I saw the ends of the earth whereon the heavenrests, and the portals of the heaven open.
And I saw how the stars of heavencome forth, and I counted the portals out of which they proceed, and wrote downall their outlets, of each individual star by itself, according to their number andtheir names, their courses and their positions, and their times and their months,as Uriel the holy angel who was with me showed me.
62 He showed all things to me and wrote them down for me; also their names hewrote for me, and their laws and their companies.
63 And from thence I went towards the north to the ends of the earth, and there Isaw a great and glorious device at the ends of the whole earth.
64 And here I saw three portals of heaven open in the heaven: through each ofthem proceed north winds: when they blow there is cold, hail, frost, snow, dew,and rain.
And out of one portal they blow for good: but when they blow throughthe other two portals, it is with violence and affliction on the earth, and theyblow with violence.
65 And from thence I went towards the west to the ends of the earth, and sawthere three portals of the heaven open such as I had seen in the east, the samenumber of portals, and the same number of outlets.
66 And from thence I went to the south to the ends of the earth, and saw therethree open portals of the heaven: and thence there come dew, rain, and wind.
And from thence I went to the east to the ends of the heaven, and saw here thethree eastern portals of heaven open and small portals above them.
67 Through each of these small portals pass the stars of heaven and run theircourse to the west on the path which is shown to them.
68 And as often as I saw I blessed always the Lord of Glory, and I continued tobless the Lord of Glory who has wrought great and glorious wonders, to showthe greatness of His work to the angels and to spirits and to men, that they mightpraise His work and all His creation: that they might see the work of His mightand praise the great work of His hands and bless Him for ever.
Chapter 1 - The First Parable
1 The second vision which he saw, the vision of wisdom, which Enoch the sonof Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son ofSeth, the son of Adam, saw.
2 And this is the beginning of the words of wisdom which I lifted up my voice tospeak and say to those which dwell on earth: "Hear, ye men of old time, and see,ye that come after, the words of the Holy One which I will speak before the Lordof Spirits.
It were better to declare to the men of old times, but even from thosethat come after we will not withhold the beginning of wisdom.
"3 Till the present day such wisdom has never been given by the Lord of Spiritsas I have received according to my insight, according to the good pleasure of theLord of Spirits by whom the lot of eternal life has been given to me.
Now threeParables were imparted to me, and I lifted up my voice and recounted them tothose that dwell on the earth.
4 The first Parable.
When the congregation of the righteous shall appear, and sinners shall be judgedfor their sins, and shall be driven from the face of the earth:5 And when the Righteous One shall appear before the eyes of the righteous,whose elect works hang upon the Lord of Spirits, and light shall appear to therighteous and the elect who dwell on the earth, where then will be the dwellingof the sinners, and where the resting−place of those who have denied the Lord ofSpirits? It had been good for them if they had not been born.
6 When the secrets of the righteous shall be revealed and the sinners judged, andthe godless driven from the presence of the righteous and elect.
7 From that time those that possess the earth shall no longer be powerful andexalted: And they shall not be able to behold the face of the holy, for the Lord ofSpirits has caused His light to appear on the face of the holy, righteous, andelect.
8 Then shall the kings and the mighty perish and be given into the hands of therighteous and holy.
9 And thenceforward none shall seek for themselves mercy from the Lord ofSpirits for their life is at an end.
10 And it shall come to pass in those days that elect and holy children willdescend from the high heaven, and their seed will become one with the childrenof men.
11 And in those days Enoch received books of zeal and wrath, and books ofdisquiet and expulsion.
12 And mercy shall not be accorded to them, saith the Lord of Spirits.
13 And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the earth, and set medown at the end of the heavens.
14 And there I saw another vision, the dwelling−places of the holy, and theresting−places of the righteous.
15 Here mine eyes saw their dwellings with His righteous angels and theirresting places with the holy.
16 And they petitioned and interceded and prayed for the children of men, andrighteousness flowed before them as water, and mercy like dew upon the earth:Thus it is amongst them for ever and ever.
17 And in that place mine eyes saw the Elect One of righteousness and of faith,and I saw his dwelling−place under the wings of the Lord of Spirits.
18 And righteousness shall prevail in his days, and the righteous and elect shallbe without number before Him for ever and ever.
19 And all the righteous and elect before Him shall be strong as fiery lights, andtheir mouth shall be full of blessing, and their lips extol the name of the Lord ofSpirits, and righteousness before Him shall never fail.
20 There I wished to dwell, and my spirit longed for that dwelling place, andthere heretofore hath been my portion.
For so has it been established concerningme before the Lord of Spirits.
21 In those days I praised and extolled the name of the Lord of Spirits withblessings and praises, because He hath destined me for blessing and gloryaccording to the good pleasure of the Lord of Spirits.
22 For a long time my eyes regarded that place, and I blessed Him and praisedHim, saying: "Blessed is He, and may He be blessed from the beginning and forevermore.
And before Him there is no ceasing.
He knows before the world wascreated what is for ever and what will be from generation unto generation.
"23 Those who sleep not bless Thee: they stand before Thy glory and bless,praise, and extol, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Spirits: He filleth theearth with spirits.
"24 And here my eyes saw all those who sleep not: they stand before Him andbless and say: "Blessed be Thou, and blessed be the name of the Lord for everand ever.
" And my face was changed; for I could no longer behold.
25 And after that I saw thousands of thousands and ten thousand times tenthousand, I saw a multitude beyond number and reckoning, who stood before theLord of Spirits.
26 And on the four sides of the Lord of Spirits I saw four presences, differentfrom those that sleep not, and I learnt their names: for the angel that went withme made known to me their names, and showed me all the hidden things.
27 And I heard the voices of those four presences as they uttered praises beforethe Lord of glory.
28 The first voice blesses the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.
29 And the second voice I heard blessing the Elect One and the elect ones whohang upon the Lord of Spirits.
30 And the third voice I heard pray and intercede for those who dwell on theearth and supplicate in the name of the Lord of Spirits.
31 And I heard the fourth voice fending off the Satans and forbidding them tocome before the Lord of Spirits to accuse them who dwell on the earth.
32 After that I asked the angel of peace who went with me, who showed meeverything that is hidden: "Who are these four presences which I have seen andwhose words I have heard and written down?"33 And he said to me: "This first is Michael, the merciful and long−suffering:and the second, who is set over all the diseases and all the wounds of thechildren of men, is Raphael: and the third, who is set over all the powers, isGabriel: and the fourth, who is set over the repentance unto hope of those whoinherit eternal life, is named Phanuel.
"34 And these are the four angels of the Lord of Spirits and the four voices Iheard in those days.
35 And after that I saw all the secrets of the heavens, and how the kingdom isdivided, and how the actions of men are weighed in the balance.
36 And there I saw the mansions of the elect and the mansions of the holy, andmine eyes saw there all the sinners being driven from thence which deny thename of the Lord of Spirits, and being dragged off: and they could not abidebecause of the punishment which proceeds from the Lord of Spirits.
37 And there mine eyes saw the secrets of the lightning and of the thunder, andthe secrets of the winds, how they are divided to blow over the earth, and thesecrets of the clouds and dew, and these I saw from whence they proceed in thatplace and from whence they saturate the dusty earth.
38 And there I saw closed chambers out of which the winds are divided, thechamber of the hail and winds, the chamber of the mist, and of the clouds, andthe cloud thereof hovers over the earth from the beginning of the world.
39 And I saw the chambers of the sun and moon, whence they proceed andwhither they come again, and their glorious return, and how one is superior tothe other, and their stately orbit, and how they do not leave their orbit, and theyadd nothing to their orbit and they take nothing from it, and they keep faith witheach other, in accordance with the oath by which they are bound together.
40 And first the sun goes forth and traverses his path according to thecommandment of the Lord of Spirits, and mighty is His name for ever and ever.
41 And after that I saw the hidden and the visible path of the moon, and sheaccomplishes the course of her path in that place by day and by night−the oneholding a position opposite to the other before the Lord of Spirits.
42 And they give thanks and praise and rest not.
For unto them is theirthanksgiving rest.
43 For the sun changes oft for a blessing or a curse, and the course of the path ofthe moon is light to the righteous and darkness to the sinners in the name of theLord.
Who made a separation between the light and the darkness, and dividedthe spirits of men, and strengthened the spirits of the righteous in the name ofHis righteousness.
44 For no angel hinders and no power is able to hinder; for He appoints a judgefor them all and He judges them all before Him.
45 Wisdom found no place where she might dwell, then a dwelling−place wasassigned her in the heavens.
46 Wisdom went forth to make her dwelling among the children of men andfound no dwelling−place.
47 Wisdom returned to her place and took her seat among the angels.
48 And unrighteousness went forth from her chambers: Whom she sought notshe found and dwelt with them, as rain in a desert and dew on a thirsty land.
49 And I saw other lightnings and the stars of heaven, and I saw how He calledthem all by their names and they hearkened unto Him.
50 And I saw how they are weighed in a righteous balance according to theirproportions of light: the width of their spaces and the day of their appearing, andhow their revolution produces lightning: and their revolution according to thenumber of the angels, and they keep faith with each other.
51 And I asked the angel who went with me who showed me what was hidden:"What are these?"52 And he said to me: "The Lord of Spirits hath showed thee their parabolicmeaning: these are the names of the holy who dwell on the earth and believe inthe name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.
"53 Also another phenomenon I saw in regard to the lightnings: how some of thestars arise and become lightnings and cannot part with their new form.
Chapter 2 - The Second Parable
1 And this is the second Parable concerning those who deny the name of thedwelling of the holy ones and the Lord of Spirits.
2 And into the heaven they shall not ascend, and on the earth they shall notcome.
Such shall be the lot of the sinners who have denied the name of the Lordof Spirits.
Who are thus preserved for the day of suffering and tribulation.
3 On that day Mine Elect One shall sit on the throne of glory and shall try theirworks, and their places of rest shall be innumerable.
And their souls shall growstrong within them when they see Mine Elect Ones.
4 And those who have called upon My glorious name: Then will I cause MineElect One to dwell among them.
5 And I will transform the heaven and make it an eternal blessing and light and Iwill transform the earth and make it a blessing: and I will cause Mine Elect Onesto dwell upon it: But the sinners and evil−doers shall not set foot thereon.
6 For I have provided and satisfied with peace My righteous ones and havecaused them to dwell before Me: But for the sinners there is judgementimpending with Me, so that I shall destroy them from the face of the earth.
7 And there I saw One who had a head of days, and His head was white likewool, and with Him was another being whose countenance had the appearanceof a man, and his face was full of graciousness, like one of the holy angels.
8 And I asked the angel who went with me and showed me all the hidden things,concerning that Son of Man, who he was, and whence he was, and why he wentwith the Head of Days.
9 And he answered and said unto me: "This is the Son of Man who hathrighteousness.
With whom dwelleth righteousness, and who reveals all thetreasures of that which is hidden.
Because the Lord of Spirits hath chosen him,and whose lot hath preeminence before the Lord of Spirits in uprightness forever.
10 And this Son of Man whom thou hast seen shall raise up the kings and themighty from their seats and shall loosen the reins of the strong, and break theteeth of the sinners.
Because they do not extol and praise Him, Nor humblyacknowledge whence the kingdom was bestowed upon them.
11 And he shall put down the countenance of the strong, and shall fill them withshame.
Darkness shall be their dwelling and worms shall be their bed.
They shallhave no hope of rising from their beds because they do not extol the name of theLord of Spirits.
12 These are they who judge the stars of heaven, tread upon the earth, and dwellupon it.
13 All their deeds manifest unrighteousness and their power rests upon theirriches.
14 Their faith is in the gods which they have made with their hands and theydeny the name of the Lord of Spirits.
15 They persecute the houses of His congregations and the faithful who hangupon the name of the Lord of Spirits.
16 And in those days shall have ascended the prayer of the righteous and theblood of the righteous from the earth before the Lord of Spirits.
17 In those days the holy ones who dwell above in the heavens shall unite withone voice and supplicate and pray and praise, give thanks and bless the name ofthe Lord of Spirits on behalf of the blood of the righteous which has been shed.
18 And that the prayer of the righteous may not be in vain before the Lord ofSpirits, that judgement may be done unto them and that they may not have tosuffer for ever.
"19 In those days I saw the Head of Days when He seated himself upon the throneof His glory, and the books of the living were opened before Him, and all Hishost which is in heaven above and His counselors stood before Him.
20 And the hearts of the holy were filled with joy because the number of therighteous had been offered, and the prayer of the righteous had been heard, andthe blood of the righteous been required before the Lord of Spirits.
21 And in that place I saw the fountain of righteousness, which wasinexhaustible; and around it were many fountains of wisdom.
All the thirstydrank of them and were filled with wisdom and their dwellings were with therighteous and holy and elect.
22 And at that hour that Son of Man was named in the presence of the Lord ofSpirits, and His name before the Head of Days.
23 Yea, before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars of the heavenwere made, His name was named before the Lord of Spirits.
24 "He shall be a staff to the righteous whereon to stay themselves and not falland he shall be the light of the Gentiles, and the hope of those who are troubledof heart.
25 All who dwell on earth shall fall down and worship before Him, and willpraise and bless and celebrate with song the Lord of Spirits.
26 And for this reason hath He been chosen and hidden before Him, before thecreation of the world and for evermore.
27 And the wisdom of the Lord of Spirits hath revealed Him to the holy andrighteous for He hath preserved the lot of the righteous because they have hatedand despised this world of unrighteousness and have hated all its works andways in the name of the Lord of Spirits: For in his name they are saved andaccording to His good pleasure hath it been in regard to their life.
28 In these days downcast in countenance shall the kings of the earth havebecome and the strong who possess the land because of the works of their hands.
For on the day of their anguish and affliction they shall not save themselves andI will give them over into the hands of Mine Elect.
29 As straw in the fire so shall they burn before the face of the holy: As lead inthe water shall they sink before the face of the righteous and no trace of themshall any more be found.
30 And on the day of their affliction there shall be rest on the earth, and beforethem they shall fall and not rise again.
There shall be no one to take them withhis hands and raise them for they have denied the Lord of Spirits and HisAnointed One.
The name of the Lord of Spirits be blessed.
3l For wisdom is poured out like water, and glory faileth not before Him forevermore.
32 For He is mighty in all the secrets of righteousness and unrighteousness shalldisappear as a shadow and have no continuance.
Because the Elect One standethbefore the Lord of Spirits and His glory is for ever and ever and His might untoall generations.
33 And in Him dwells the spirit of wisdom, and the spirit which gives insight,and the spirit of understanding and of might, and the spirit of those who havefallen asleep in righteousness.
34 And He shall judge the secret things and none shall be able to utter a lyingword before Him for He is the Elect One before the Lord of Spirits according toHis good pleasure.
35 In those days a change shall take place for the Holy and Elect, and the Lightof Days shall abide upon them and glory and honor shall turn to the holy.
36 On the day of affliction on which evil shall have been treasured up against thesinners.
And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of the Lord of Spiritsand He will cause the others to witness that they may repent and forgo the worksof their hands.
37 They shall have no honor through the name of the Lord of Spirits yet throughHis name shall they be saved, and the Lord of Spirits will have compassion onthem for His compassion is great.
38 And He is righteous also in His judgement and in the presence of His gloryunrighteousness also shall not maintain itself: At His judgement the unrepentantshall perish before Him.
39 And from henceforth, I will have no mercy on them.
" saith the Lord ofSpirits.
40 In those days shall the earth also give back that which has been entrusted toit.
Sheol also shall give back that which it has received, and hell shall give backthat which it owes.
41 For in those days the Elect One shall arise and He shall choose the righteousand holy from among them.
42 For the day has drawn nigh that they should be saved.
43 And the Elect One shall in those days sit on My throne and His mouth shallpour forth all the secrets of wisdom and counsel for the Lord of Spirits hathgiven to Him and hath glorified Him.
44 In those days shall the mountains leap like rams and the hills also shall skiplike lambs satisfied with milk, and the faces of the angels in heaven shall belighted up with joy.
45 And the earth shall rejoice and the righteous shall dwell upon it and the Electshall walk thereon.
46 And after those days in that place where I had seen all the visions of thatwhich is hidden, for I had been carried off in a whirlwind and they had borne metowards the west.
47 There mine eyes saw all the secret things of heaven that shall be, a mountainof iron, and a mountain of copper, and a mountain of silver, and a mountain ofgold, and a mountain of soft metal, and a mountain of lead.
48 And I asked the angel who went with me, saying, "What things are thesewhich I have seen in secret?"49 And he said unto me: "All these things which thou hast seen shall serve thedominion of His Anointed that He may be potent and mighty on the earth.
"50 And that angel of peace answered, saying unto me: "Wait a little, and thereshall be revealed unto thee all the secret things which surround the Lord ofSpirits.
51 And these mountains which thine eyes have seen, the mountain of iron, andthe mountain of copper, and the mountain of silver, and the mountain of gold,and the mountain of soft metal, and the mountain of lead.
52 All these shall be in the presence of the Elect One as wax before the fire, andlike the water which streams down from above and they shall become powerlessbefore his feet.
53 And it shall come to pass in those days that none shall be saved either by goldor by silver and none be able to escape.
54 And there shall be no iron for war.
Nor shall one clothe oneself with abreastplate.
Bronze shall be of no service, and tin shall not be esteemed, and leadshall not be desired.
55 And all these things shall be destroyed from the surface of the earth.
"56 And I looked and turned to another part of the earth, and saw there a deepvalley with burning fire.
And they brought the kings and the mighty, and beganto cast them into this deep valley.
57 And there mine eyes saw how they made these their instruments, iron chainsof immeasurable weight.
58 And I asked the angel of peace who went with me, saying: "For whom arethese chains being prepared?"59 And he said unto me: "These are being prepared for the hosts of Azazel, sothat they may take them and cast them into the abyss of complete condemnation,and they shall cover their jaws with rough stones as the Lord of Spiritscommanded.
"60 And Michael, and Gabriel, and Raphael, and Phanuel shall take hold of themon that great day, and cast them on that day into the burning furnace, that theLord of Spirits may take vengeance on them for their unrighteousness inbecoming subject to Satan and leading astray those who dwell on the earth.
61 And in those days shall punishment come from the Lord of Spirits, and Hewill open all the chambers of waters which are above the heavens, and of thefountains which are beneath the earth.
62 And all the waters shall be joined with the waters: that which is above theheavens is the masculine, and the water which is beneath the earth is thefeminine.
63 And they shall destroy all who dwell on the earth and those who dwell underthe ends of the heaven.
And when they have recognized their unrighteousnesswhich they have wrought on the earth, then by these shall they perish.
64 And after that, the Head of Days repented and said: "In vain have I destroyedall who dwell on the earth.
"65 And He sware by His great name: "Henceforth I will not do so to all whodwell on the earth and I will set a sign in the heaven and this shall be a pledge ofgood faith between Me and them for ever.
So long as heaven is above the earthand this is in accordance with My command.
66 When I have desired to take hold of them by the hand of the angels on the dayof tribulation and pain because of this, I will cause My chastisement and Mywrath to abide upon them.
" saith God, the Lord of Spirits.
67 Ye mighty kings who dwell on the earth, ye shall have to behold Mine ElectOne.
How He sits on the throne of glory and judges Azazel and all hisassociates, and all his hosts in the name of the Lord of Spirits.
68 And I saw there the hosts of the angels of punishment going and they heldscourges and chains of iron and bronze.
69 And I asked the angel of peace who went with me, saying: "To whom arethese who hold the scourges going?"70 And he said unto me: "To their elect and beloved ones, that they may be castinto the chasm of the abyss of the valley.
"71 And then that valley shall be filled with their elect and beloved, and the daysof their lives shall be at an end, and the days of their leading astray shall notthenceforward be reckoned.
72 And in those days the angels shall return and hurl themselves to the east uponthe Parthians and Medes.
73 They shall stir up the kings, so that a spirit of unrest shall come upon themand they shall rouse them from their thrones that they may break forth as lionsfrom their lairs and as hungry wolves among their flocks.
74 And they shall go up and tread under foot the land of His elect ones but thecity of the righteous shall be a hindrance to their horses.
75 And they shall begin to fight among themselves and their right hand shall bestrong against themselves.
76 And a man shall not know his brother nor a son his father or his mother tillthere be no number of the corpses through their slaughter and their punishmentbe not in vain.
77 In those days Sheol shall open its jaws and they shall be swallowed uptherein.
Their destruction shall be at an end.
Sheol shall devour the sinners in thepresence of the elect.
"78 And it came to pass after this that I saw another host of wagons, and menriding thereon, and coming on the winds from the east, and from the west to thesouth.
79 And the noise of their wagons was heard, and when this turmoil took placethe holy ones from heaven remarked it, and the pillars of the earth were movedfrom their place, and the sound thereof was heard from the one end of heaven tothe other, in one day.
80 And they shall all fall down and worship the Lord of Spirits.
And this is theend of the second Parable.
Chapter 3 - The Third Parable
1 And I began to speak the third Parable concerning the righteous and elect.
2 Blessed are ye, ye righteous and Elect for glorious shall be your lot.
3 And the righteous shall be in the light of the sun and the elect in the light ofeternal life.
4 The days of their life shall be unending and the days of the holy withoutnumber.
5 And they shall seek the light and find righteousness with the Lord of Spirits.
6 There shall be peace to the righteous in the name of the Eternal Lord.
7 And after this it shall be said to the holy in heaven that they should seek outthe secrets of righteousness, the heritage of faith.
8 For it has become bright as the sun upon earth and the darkness is past.
9 And there shall be a light that never ends and to a limit of days they shall notcome.
10 For the darkness shall first have been destroyed and the light of uprightnessestablished for ever before the Lord of Spirits.
11 In those days mine eyes saw the secrets of the lightnings, and of the lights,and the judgements they execute, and they lighten for a blessing or a curse as theLord of Spirits willeth.
12 And there I saw the secrets of the thunder, and how when it resounds above inthe heaven, the sound thereof is heard.
13 And He caused me to see the judgements executed on the earth, whether theybe for well−being and blessing, or for a curse according to the word of the Lordof Spirits.
14 And after that, all the secrets of the lights and lightnings were shown to me,and they lighten for blessing and for satisfying.
15 In the year 500, in the seventh month, on the fourteenth day of the month inthe life of Enoch.
16 In that parable I saw how a mighty quaking made the heaven of heavens toquake, and the host of the Most High, and the angels, a thousand thousands andten thousand times ten thousand were disquieted with a great disquiet.
17 And the Head of Days sat on the throne of His glory, and the angels and therighteous stood around Him.
18 And a great trembling seized me, and fear took hold of me, and my loins gaveway, and dissolved were my reins, and I fell upon my face.
19 And Michael sent another angel from among the holy ones and he raised meup, and when he had raised me up my spirit returned; for I had not been able toendure the look of this host, and the commotion and the quaking of the heaven.
20 And Michael said unto me: Why art thou disquieted with such a vision? Untilthis day lasted the day of His mercy; and He hath been merciful and long−suffering towards those who dwell on the earth.
21 And when the day, and the power, and the punishment, and the judgementcome, which the Lord of Spirits hath prepared for those who worship not therighteous law, and for those who deny the righteous judgement, and for thosewho take His name in vain, that day is prepared, for the elect a covenant, but forsinners an inquisition.
22 When the punishment of the Lord of Spirits shall rest upon them, it shall restin order that the punishment of the Lord of Spirits may not come in vain, and itshall slay the children with their mothers and the children with their fathers.
23 Afterwards the judgement shall take place according to His mercy and Hispatience.
"24 And on that day were two monsters parted, a female monster namedLeviathan, to dwell in the abysses of the ocean over the fountains of the waters.
25 But the male is named Behemoth, who occupied with his breast a wastewilderness named Duidain, on the east of the garden where the elect andrighteous dwell, where my grandfather was taken up, the seventh from Adam,the first man whom the Lord of Spirits created.
26 And I besought the other angel that he should show me the might of thosemonsters, how they were parted on one day and cast, the one into the abysses ofthe sea and the other unto the dry land of the wilderness.
27 And he said to me: "Thou son of man, herein thou dost seek to know what ishidden.
"28 And the other angel who went with me and showed me what was hidden toldme what is first and last in the heaven in the height, and beneath the earth in thedepth, and at the ends of the heaven, and on the foundation of the heaven.
29 And the chambers of the winds, and how the winds are divided, and how theyare weighed, and how the portals of the winds are reckoned, each according tothe power of the wind, and the power of the lights of the moon, and according tothe power that is fitting: and the divisions of the stars according to their namesand how all the divisions are divided.
30 And the thunders according to the places where they fall, and all the divisionsthat are made among the lightnings that it may lighten, and their host that theymay at once obey.
31 For the thunder has places of rest assigned to it while it is waiting for its peal;and the thunder and lightning are inseparable, and although not one andundivided, they both go together through the spirit and separate not.
32 For when the lightning lightens, the thunder utters its voice, and the spiritenforces a pause during the peal, and divides equally between them; for thetreasury of their peals is like the sand, and each one of them as it peals is held inwith a bridle, and turned back by the power of the spirit, and pushed forwardaccording to the many quarters of the earth.
33 And the spirit of the sea is masculine and strong, and according to the mightof his strength he draws it back with a rein, and in like manner it is drivenforward and disperses amid all the mountains of the earth.
34 And the spirit of the hoarfrost is his own angel, and the spirit of the hail is agood angel.
35 And the spirit of the snow has forsaken his chambers on account of hisstrength; there is a special spirit therein, and that which ascends from it is likesmoke, and its name is Frost.
36 And the spirit of the mist is not united with them in their chambers, but it hasa special chamber; for its course is glorious both in light and in darkness, and inwinter and in summer, and in its chamber is an angel.
37 And the spirit of the dew has its dwelling at the ends of the heaven, and isconnected with the chambers of the rain, and its course is in winter and summer:and its clouds and the clouds of the mist are connected, and the one gives to theother.
38 And when the spirit of the rain goes forth from its chamber, the angels comeand open the chamber and lead it out, and when it is diffused over the wholeearth it unites with the water on the earth.
And whensoever it unites with thewater on the earth.
39 For the waters are for those who dwell on the earth; for they are nourishmentfor the earth from the Most High who is in heaven: therefore there is a measurefor the rain, and the angels take it in charge.
40 And these things I saw towards the Garden of the Righteous.
41 And the angel of peace who was with me said to me: "These two monsters,prepared conformably to the greatness of God, shall feed.
"42 And I saw in those days how long cords were given to those angels, and theytook to themselves wings and flew, and they went towards the north.
43 And I asked the angel, saying unto him: "Why have those angels taken thesecords and gone off?"44 And he said unto me: "They have gone to measure.
"45 And the angel who went with me said unto me: "These shall bring themeasures of the righteous and the ropes of the righteous to the righteous.
Thatthey may stay themselves on the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.
46 The elect shall begin to dwell with the elect, and those are the measureswhich shall be given to faith and which shall strengthen righteousness.
47 And these measures shall reveal all the secrets of the depths of the earth.
Andthose who have been destroyed by the desert, and those who have been devouredby the beasts, and those who have been devoured by the fish of the sea.
Thatthey may return and stay themselves on the day of the Elect One; for none shallbe destroyed before the Lord of Spirits, and none can be destroyed.
"48 And all who dwell above in the heaven received a command and power andone voice and one light like unto fire.
49 And that One with their first words they blessed and extolled and lauded withwisdom.
50 And they were wise in utterance and in the spirit of life.
51 And the Lord of Spirits placed the Elect one on the throne of glory.
And heshall judge all the works of the holy above in the heaven, and in the balance shalltheir deeds be weighed.
52 And thus the Lord commanded the kings and the mighty and the exalted, andthose who dwell on the earth, and said: "Open your eyes and lift up your horns ifye are able to recognize the Elect One.
"53 And the Lord of Spirits seated him on the throne of His glory and the spirit ofrighteousness was poured out upon Him.
54 And the word of his mouth slays all the sinners, and all the unrighteous aredestroyed from before his face.
55 And there shall stand up in that day all the kings and the mighty, and theexalted and those who hold the earth, and they shall see and recognize how Hesits on the throne of His glory.
56 And righteousness is judged before him and no lying word is spoken beforehim.
57 Then shall pain come upon them as on a woman in travail when her childenters the mouth of the womb and she has pain in bringing forth.
58 And one portion of them shall look on the other and they shall be terrified,and they shall be downcast of countenance, and pain shall seize them when theysee that Son of Man sitting on the throne of his glory.
59 And the kings and the mighty and all who possess the earth shall bless andglorify and extol him who rules over all, who was hidden.
60 For from the beginning the Son of Man was hidden and the Most Highpreserved Him in the presence of His might, and revealed Him to the elect.
61 And the congregation of the elect and holy shall be sown and all the electshall stand before him on that day.
62 And all the kings and the mighty and the exalted and those who rule the earthshall fall down before Him on their faces and worship and set their hope uponthat Son of Man, and petition him and supplicate for mercy at his hands.
63 Nevertheless that Lord of Spirits will so press them that they shall hastily goforth from His presence, and their faces shall be filled with shame, and thedarkness grow deeper on their faces.
64 And He will deliver them to the angels for punishment to execute vengeanceon them because they have oppressed His children and His elect.
65 And they shall be a spectacle for the righteous and for His elect: They shallrejoice over them because the wrath of the Lord of Spirits resteth upon them andHis sword is drunk with their blood.
66 And the righteous and elect shall be saved on that day, and they shall neverthenceforward see the face of the sinners and unrighteous.
67 And the Lord of Spirits will abide over them, and with that Son of Man shallthey eat and lie down and rise up for ever and ever.
68 And the righteous and elect shall have risen from the earth and ceased to beof downcast countenance.
69 And they shall have been clothed with garments of glory and these shall bethe garments of life from the Lord of Spirits: And your garments shall not growold.
Nor your glory pass away before the Lord of Spirits.
70 In those days shall the mighty and the kings who possess the earth implore togrant them a little respite from His angels of punishment to whom they weredelivered, that they might fall down and worship before the Lord of Spirits andconfess their sins before Him.
71 And they shall bless and glorify the Lord of Spirits, and say: "Blessed is theLord of Spirits and the Lord of kings, and the Lord of the mighty and the Lord ofthe rich, and the Lord of glory and the Lord of wisdom, and splendid in everysecret thing is Thy power from generation to generation, and Thy glory for everand ever.
72 Deep are all Thy secrets and innumerable, and Thy righteousness is beyondreckoning.
We have now learnt that we should glorify and bless the Lord ofkings and Him who is king over all kings.
"73 And they shall say: "Would that we had rest to glorify and give thanks andconfess our faith before His glory! And now we long for a little rest but find itnot.
We follow hard upon and obtain not, and light has vanished from before us,and darkness is our dwelling−place for ever and ever.
74 For we have not believed before Him nor glorified the name of the Lord ofSpirits but our hope was in the sceptre of our kingdom, and in our own glory.
75 And in the day of our suffering and tribulation He saves us not and we find norespite for confession that our Lord is true in all His works, and in Hisjudgements and His justice, and His judgements have no respect of persons.
76 And we pass away from before His face on account of our works and all oursins are reckoned up in righteousness.
"77 Now they shall say unto themselves: "Our souls are full of unrighteous gain,but it does not prevent us from descending from the midst thereof into theburden of Sheol.
"78 And after that their faces shall be filled with darkness and shame before thatSon of Man, and they shall be driven from his presence, and the sword shallabide before his face in their midst.
79 Thus spake the Lord of Spirits: "This is the ordinance and judgement withrespect to the mighty and the kings and the exalted and those who possess theearth before the Lord of Spirits.
"80 And other forms I saw hidden in that place.
I heard the voice of the angelsaying: "These are the angels who descended to the earth, and revealed what washidden to the children of men and seduced the children of men into committingsin.
Chapter 1 - Birth of Noah
1 And after some days my son Methuselah took a wife for his son Lamech, andshe became pregnant by him and bore a son.
2 And his body was white as snow and red as the blooming of a rose, and thehair of his head and his long locks were white as wool, and his eyes beautiful.
And when he opened his eyes, he lighted up the whole house like the sun, andthe whole house was very bright.
3 And thereupon he arose in the hands of the midwife, opened his mouth, andconversed with the Lord of righteousness.
4 And his father Lamech was afraid of him and fled, and came to his fatherMethuselah.
5 And he said unto him: "I have begotten a strange son, diverse from and unlikeman, and resembling the sons of the God of heaven; and his nature is differentand he is not like us, and his eyes are as the rays of the sun, and his countenanceis glorious.
6 And it seems to me that he is not sprung from me but from the angels, and Ifear that in his days a wonder may be wrought on the earth.
And now, my father,I am here to petition thee and implore thee that thou mayest go to Enoch, ourfather, and learn from him the truth, for his dwelling−place is amongst theangels.
"7 And when Methuselah heard the words of his son, he came to me to the endsof the earth; for he had heard that I was there, and he cried aloud, and I heard hisvoice and I came to him.
8 And I said unto him: "Behold, here am I, my son, wherefore hast thou come tome?"9 And he answered and said: "Because of a great cause of anxiety have I come tothee, and because of a disturbing vision have I approached.
10 And now, my father, hear me: unto Lamech my son there hath been born ason, the like of whom there is none, and his nature is not like mans nature, andthe color of his body is whiter than snow and redder than the bloom of a rose,and the hair of his head is whiter than white wool, and his eyes are like the raysof the sun, and he opened his eyes and thereupon lighted up the whole house.
11 And he arose in the hands of the midwife, and opened his mouth and blessedthe Lord of heaven.
12 And his father Lamech became afraid and fled to me, and did not believe thathe was sprung from him, but that he was in the likeness of the angels of heaven;and behold I have come to thee that thou mayest make known to me the truth.
"13 And I, Enoch, answered and said unto him: "The Lord will do a new thing onthe earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and make known to thee thatin the generation of my father Jared some of the angels of heaven transgressedthe word of the Lord.
14 And behold they commit sin and transgress the law, and have unitedthemselves with women and commit sin with them, and have married some ofthem, and have begot children by them.
15 And they shall produce on the earth giants not according to the spirit, butaccording to the flesh, and there shall be a great punishment on the earth, and theearth shall be cleansed from all impurity.
16 Yea, there shall come a great destruction over the whole earth, and there shallbe a deluge and a great destruction for one year.
17 And this son who has been born unto you shall be left on the earth, and histhree children shall be saved with him: when all mankind that are on the earthshall die he and his sons shall be saved.
18 And now make known to thy son Lamech that he who has been born is intruth his son, and call his name Noah; for he shall be left to you, and he and hissons shall be saved from the destruction which shall come upon the earth onaccount of all the sin and all the unrighteousness, which shall be consummatedon the earth in his days.
19 And after that there shall be still more unrighteousness than that which wasfirst consummated on the earth; for I know the mysteries of the holy ones; forHe, the Lord, has showed me and informed me, and I have read in the heavenlytablets.
20 And I saw written on them that generation upon generation shall transgress,till a generation of righteousness arises, and transgression is destroyed and sinpasses away from the earth, and all manner of good comes upon it.
21 And now, my son, go and make known to thy son Lamech that this son,which has been born, is in truth his son, and that is no lie.
"22 And when Methuselah had heard the words of his father Enoch−for he hadshown to him everything in secret−he returned and showed to him and called thename of that son Noah; for he will comfort the earth after all the destruction.
Chapter 2 - Calling Enoch
1 And in those days Noah saw the earth that it had sunk down and its destructionwas nigh.
2 And he arose from thence and went to the ends of the earth, and cried aloud tohis grandfather Enoch.
3 Noah said three times with an embittered voice: "Hear me, hear me, hear me.
"4 And I said unto him: "Tell me what it is that is falling out on the earth that theearth is in such evil plight and shaken, lest perchance I shall perish with it?"5 And thereupon there was a great commotion , on the earth, and a voice washeard from heaven, and I fell on my face.
6 And Enoch my grandfather came and stood by me, and said unto me: "Whyhast thou cried unto me with a bitter cry and weeping?7 A command has gone forth from the presence of the Lord concerning thosewho dwell on the earth that their ruin is accomplished because they have learntall the secrets of the angels, and all the violence of the Satans, and all theirpowers, the most secret ones.
8 And all the power of those who practice sorcery, and the power of witchcraft,and the power of those who make molten images.
For the whole earth: And howsilver is produced from the dust of the earth, and how soft metal originates in theearth.
For lead and tin are not produced from the earth like the first: it is afountain that produces them, and an angel stands therein, and that angel ispreeminent.
"9 And after that my grandfather Enoch took hold of me by my hand and raisedme up, and said unto me: "Go, for I have asked the Lord of Spirits as touchingthis commotion on the earth.
10 And He said unto me: "Because of their unrighteousness their judgement hasbeen determined upon and shall not be withheld by Me for ever.
Because of thesorceries which they have searched out and learnt, the earth and those who dwellupon it shall be destroyed.
"11 And these, they have no place of repentance for ever, because they haveshown them what was hidden, and they are the damned: but as for thee, my son,the Lord of Spirits knows that thou art pure, and guiltless of this reproachconcerning the secrets.
12 And He has destined thy name to be among the holy and will preserve theeamongst those who dwell on the earth.
And has destined thy righteous seed bothfor kingship and for great honors, and from thy seed shall proceed a fountain ofthe righteous and holy without number for ever.
"13 And after that he showed me the angels of punishment who are prepared tocome and let loose all the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth inorder to bring judgement and destruction on all who dwell on the earth.
14 And the Lord of Spirits gave commandment to the angels who were goingforth that they should not cause the waters to rise but should hold them in check;for those angels were over the powers of the waters.
15 And I went away from the presence of Enoch.
Chapter 3 - Judgement of Angels
1 And in those days the word of God came unto me, and He said unto me:"Noah, thy lot has come up before Me, a lot without blame, a lot of love anduprightness.
2 And now the angels are working, and when they have completed their task Iwill place My hand upon it and preserve it, and there shall come forth from it theseed of life, and a change shall set in so that the earth will not remain withoutinhabitant.
3 And I will make fast thy seed before me for ever and ever, and I will spreadabroad those who dwell with thee: it shall not be unfruitful on the face of theearth, but it shall be blessed and multiply on the earth in the name of the Lord.
"4 And He will imprison those angels, who have shown unrighteousness in thatburning valley which my grandfather Enoch had formerly shown to me in thewest among the mountains of gold and silver and iron and soft metal and tin.
5 And I saw that valley in which there was a great convulsion and a convulsionof the waters.
6 And when all this took place, from that fiery molten metal and from theconvulsion thereof in that place, there was produced a smell of sulphur, and itwas connected with those waters, and that valley of the angels who had ledastray burned beneath that land.
7 And through its valleys proceed streams of fire where these angels arepunished who had led astray those who dwell upon the earth.
8 But those waters shall in those days serve for the kings and the mighty and theexalted, and those who dwell on the earth, for the healing of the body, but for thepunishment of the spirit; now their spirit is full of lust, that they may be punishedin their body.
9 For they have denied the Lord of Spirits and see their punishment daily, andyet believe not in His name.
10 And in proportion as the burning of their bodies becomes severe acorresponding change shall take place in their spirit for ever and ever; for beforethe Lord of Spirits none shall utter an idle word.
11 For the judgement shall come upon them because they believe in the lust oftheir body and deny the Spirit of the Lord.
12 And those same waters will undergo a change in those days; for when thoseangels are punished in these waters, these water−springs shall change theirtemperature, and when the angels ascend, this water of the springs shall changeand become cold.
13 And I heard Michael answering and saying: "This judgement wherewith theangels are judged is a testimony for the kings and the mighty who possess theearth.
14 Because these waters of judgement minister to the healing of the body of thekings and the lust of their body; therefore they will not see and will not believethat those waters will change and become a fire which burns for ever.
Chapter 4 - Secrets of the Parables
1 And after that my grandfather Enoch gave me the teaching of all the secrets inthe book in the Parables which had been given to him, and he put them togetherfor me in the words of the book of the Parables.
2 And on that day Michael answered Raphael and said: "The power of the spirittransports and makes me to tremble because of the severity of the judgement ofthe secrets, the judgement of the angels: who can endure the severe judgementwhich has been executed, and before which they melt away?"3 And Michael answered again, and said to Raphael: "Who is he whose heart isnot softened concerning it, and whose reins are not troubled by this word ofjudgement that has gone forth upon them because of those who have thus ledthem out?"4 And it came to pass when he stood before the Lord of Spirits, Michael saidthus to Raphael: "I will not take their part under the eye of the Lord; for the Lordof Spirits has been angry with them because they do as if they were the Lord.
Therefore all that is hidden shall come upon them for ever and ever; for neitherangel nor man shall have his portion, but alone they have received theirjudgement for ever and ever.
"5 And after this judgement they shall terrify and make them to tremble becausethey have shown this to those who dwell on the earth.
6 And behold the names of those angels: the first of them is Samjaza, the secondArtaqifa, and the third Armen, the fourth Kokabel, the fifth Turael, the sixthRumjal, the seventh Danjal, the eighth Neqael, the ninth Baraqel, the tenthAzazel, the eleventh Armaros, the twelfth Batarjal, the thirteenth Busasejal, thefourteenth Hananel, the fifteenth Turel, and the sixteenth Simapesiel, theseventeenth Jetrel, the eighteenth Tumael, the nineteenth Turel, the twentiethRumael, the twenty−first Azazel.
7 And these are the chiefs of their angels and their names, and their chief onesover hundreds and over fifties and over tens.
8 The name of the first Jeqon: that is, the one who led astray the sons of God,and brought them down to the earth, and led them astray through the daughtersof men.
9 And the second was named Asbeel: he imparted to the holy sons of God evilcounsel, and led them astray so that they defiled their bodies with the daughtersof men.
10 And the third was named Gadreel: he it is who showed the children of men allthe blows of death, and he led astray Eve, and showed the shield and the coat ofmail, and the sword for battle, and all the weapons of death to the children ofmen.
And from his hand they have proceeded against those who dwell on theearth from that day and for evermore.
11 And the fourth was named Penemue: he taught the children of men the bitterand the sweet, and he taught them all the secrets of their wisdom.
And heinstructed mankind in writing with ink and paper, and thereby many sinned frometernity to eternity and until this day.
For men were not created for such apurpose, to give confirmation to their good faith with pen and ink.
For men werecreated exactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure andrighteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold ofthem but through this their knowledge they are perishing, and through this powerit is consuming men.
12 And the fifth was named Kasdeja: this is he who showed the children of menall the wicked smithings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryoin the womb, that it may pass away, and the bites of the serpent, and the smitingswhich befall through the noontide heat the son of the serpent named Tabaet.
13 And this is the task of Kasbeel, the chief of the oath which he showed to theholy ones when he dwelt high above in glory, and its name is Biqa.
14 This angel requested Michael to show him the hidden name, that he mightenunciate it in the oath, so that those might quake before that name and oath whorevealed all that was in secret to the children of men.
15 And this is the power of this oath, for it is powerful and strong, and he placedthis oath Akae in the hand of Michael.
16 These are the secrets of this oath and they are strong through his oath: Theheaven was suspended before the world was created, and for ever.
17 And through it the earth was founded upon the water and from the secretrecesses of the mountains come beautiful waters from the creation of the worldand unto eternity.
18 And through that oath the sea was created and as its foundation He set for itthe sand against the time of anger, and it dare not pass beyond it from thecreation of the world unto eternity.
19 And through that oath are the depths made fast and abide and stir not fromtheir place from eternity to eternity.
20 And through that oath the sun and moon complete their course and deviatenot from their ordinance from eternity to eternity.
21 And through that oath the stars complete their course and He calls them bytheir names, and they answer Him from eternity to eternity.
22 And this oath is mighty over them and through it their paths are preservedand their course is not destroyed.
23 And there was great joy amongst them, and they blessed and glorified andextolled because the name of that Son of Man had been revealed unto them.
24 And he sat on the throne of His glory and the sum of judgement was givenunto the Son of Man, and He caused the sinners to pass away and be destroyedfrom off the face of the earth, and those who have led the world astray.
25 With chains shall they be bound and in their assemblage place of destructionshall they be imprisoned, and all their works vanish from the face of the earth.
26 And from henceforth there shall be nothing corruptible; For that Son of Manhas appeared and has seated himself on the throne of His glory.
27 All evil shall pass away before His face and the word of that Son of Manshall go forth and be strong before the Lord of Spirits.
Book 4: The Kingdom of Heaven
Chapter 1 - Enoch is Taken
1 And it came to pass after this that his name during his lifetime was raised aloftto that Son of Man and to the Lord of Spirits from amongst those who dwell onthe earth.
2 And he was raised aloft on the chariots of the spirit and his name vanishedamong them.
3 And from that day I was no longer numbered amongst them and He set mebetween the two winds, between the North and the West, where the angels tookthe cords to measure for me the place for the elect and righteous.
4 And there I saw the first fathers and the righteous who from the beginningdwell in that place.
5 And it came to pass after this that my spirit was translated and it ascended intothe heavens I saw the holy sons of God.
6 They were stepping on flames of fire: Their garments were white and theirfaces shone like snow.
7 And I saw two streams of fire and the light of that fire shone like hyacinth, andI fell on my face before the Lord of Spirits.
8 And the angel Michael seized me by my right hand and lifted me up and ledme forth into all the secrets, and he showed me all the secrets of righteousness.
9 And he showed me all the secrets of the ends of the heaven, and all thechambers of all the stars, and all the luminaries, Whence they proceed before theface of the holy ones.
10 And he translated my spirit into the heaven of heavens and I saw there as itwere a structure built of crystals and between those crystals tongues of livingfire.
11 And my spirit saw the girdle which girt that house of fire and on its four sideswere streams full of living fire, and they girt that house.
12 And round about were Seraphin, Cherubic, and Ophannin: And these are theywho sleep not and guard the throne of His glory.
13 And I saw angels who could not be counted.
A thousand thousands and tenthousand times ten thousand encircling that house.
14 And Michael, and Raphael, and Gabriel, and Phanuel, and the holy angelswho are above the heavens go in and out of that house.
15 And they came forth from that house, and Michael and Gabriel, Raphael, andPhanuel, and many holy angels without number.
16 And with them the Head of Days, His head white and pure as wool, and Hisraiment indescribable.
17 And I fell on my face and my whole body became relaxed, and my spirit wastransfigured; and I cried with a loud voice with the spirit of power and blessedand glorified and extolled.
18 And these blessings which went forth out of my mouth were well pleasingbefore that Head of Days.
19 And that Head of Days came with Michael and Gabriel, Raphael, andPhanuel, thousands and ten thousands of angels without number.
20 And He came to me and greeted me with His voice, and said unto me: "Thisis the Son of Man who is born unto righteousness, and righteousness abides overHim, and the righteousness of the Head of Days forsakes Him not.
"21 And he said unto me: "He proclaims unto thee peace in the name of the worldto come; for from hence has proceeded peace since the creation of the world, andso shall it be unto thee for ever and for ever and ever.
22 And all shall walk in his ways since righteousness never forsaketh Him.
23 With Him will be their dwelling places, and with Him their heritage, and theyshall not be separated from Him for ever and ever and ever.
24 And so there shall be length of days with that Son of Man and the righteousshall have peace and an upright way in the name of the Lord of Spirits for everand ever.
Chapter 2 - The Luminaries
1 The book of the courses of the luminaries of the heaven, the relations of each,according to their classes, their dominion and their seasons, according to theirnames and places of origin, and according to their months, which Uriel, the holyangel, who was with me, who is their guide showed me.
2 And he showed me all their laws exactly as they are, and how it is with regardto all the years of the world and unto eternity, till the new creation isaccomplished which dureth till eternity.
3 And this is the first law of the luminaries: the luminary the sun has its rising inthe eastern portals of the heaven, and its setting in the western portals of theheaven.
4 And I saw six portals in which the sun rises, and six portals in which the sunsets and the moon rises and sets in these portals, and the leaders of the stars andthose whom they lead: six in the east and six in the west, and all following eachother in accurately corresponding order: also many windows to the right and leftof these portals.
5 And first there goes forth the great luminary, named the sun, and hiscircumference is like the circumference of the heaven, and he is quite filled withilluminating and heating fire.
6 The chariot on which he ascends, the wind drives, and the sun goes down fromthe heaven and returns through the north in order to reach the east, and is soguided that he comes to the appropriate portal and shines in the face of theheaven.
7 In this way he rises in the first month in the great portal, which is the fourth.
And in that fourth portal from which the sun rises in the first month are twelvewindow−openings, from which proceed a flame when they are opened in theirseason.
8 When the sun rises in the heaven, he comes forth through that fourth portalthirty mornings in succession, and sets accurately in the fourth portal in the westof the heaven.
9 And during this period the day becomes daily longer and the night nightlyshorter to the thirtieth morning.
10 On that day the day is longer than the night by a ninth part, and the dayamounts exactly to ten parts and the night to eight parts.
11 And the sun rises from that fourth portal, and sets in the fourth and returns tothe fifth portal of the east thirty mornings and rises from it and sets in the fifthportal.
12 And then the day becomes longer by two parts and amounts to eleven parts,and the night becomes shorter and amounts to seven parts.
13 And it returns to the east and enters into the sixth portal, and rises and sets inthe sixth portal one−and−thirty mornings on account of its sign.
14 On that day the day becomes longer than the night, and the day becomesdouble the night, and the day becomes twelve parts, and the night is shortenedand becomes six parts.
15 And the sun mounts up to make the day shorter and the night longer, and thesun returns to the east and enters into the sixth portal and rises from it and setsthirty mornings.
16 And when thirty mornings are accomplished, the day decreases by exactlyone part, and becomes eleven parts, and the night seven.
17 And the sun goes forth from that sixth portal in the west, and goes to the eastand rises in the fifth portal for thirty mornings, and sets in the west again in thefifth western portal.
18 On that day the day decreases by two parts, and amounts to ten parts and thenight to eight parts.
19 And the sun goes forth from that fifth portal and sets in the fifth portal of thewest, and rises in the fourth portal for one−and−thirty mornings on account of itssign, and sets in the west.
20 On that day the day is equalized with the night, and the night amounts to nineparts and the day to nine parts.
21 And the sun rises from that portal and sets in the west, and returns to the eastand rises thirty mornings in the third portal and sets in the west in the thirdportal.
22 And on that day the night becomes longer than the day, and night becomeslonger than night, and day shorter than day till the thirtieth morning, and thenight amounts exactly to ten parts and the day to eight parts.
23 And the sun rises from that third portal and sets in the third portal in the westand returns to the east and for thirty mornings rises in the second portal in theeast, and in like manner sets in the second portal in the west of the heaven.
24 And on that day the night amounts to eleven parts and the day to seven parts.
25 And the sun rises on that day from that second portal and sets in the west inthe second portal, and returns to the east into the first portal for one−and−thirtymornings, and sets in the first portal in the west of the heaven.
26 And on that day the night becomes longer and amounts to the double of theday: and the night amounts exactly to twelve parts and the day to six.
27 And the sun has traversed the divisions of his orbit and turns again on thosedivisions of his orbit, and enters that portal thirty mornings and sets also in thewest opposite to it.
28 And on that night has the night decreased in length by a ninth part, and thenight has become eleven parts and the day seven parts.
29 And the sun has returned and entered into the second portal in the east, andreturns on those his divisions of his orbit for thirty mornings, rising and setting.
30 And on that day the night decreases in length, and the night amounts to tenparts and the day to eight.
31 And on that day the sun rises from that portal, and sets in the west, andreturns to the east, and rises in the third portal for one−and−thirty mornings, andsets in the west of the heaven.
32 On that day the night decreases and amounts to nine parts, and the day to nineparts, and the night is equal to the day and the year is exactly as to its days threehundred and sixty−four.
33 And the length of the day and of the night, and the shortness of the day and ofthe night arise−through the course of the sun these distinctions are made.
34 So it comes that its course becomes daily longer, and its course nightlyshorter.
35 And this is the law and the course of the sun, and his return as often as hereturns sixty times and rises for ever and ever.
36 And that which rises is the great luminary, and is so named according to itsappearance, according as the Lord commanded.
37 As he rises, so he sets and decreases not, and rests not, but runs day andnight, and his light is sevenfold brighter than that of the moon; but as regardssize they are both equal.
38 And after this law I saw another law dealing with the smaller luminary, whichis named the Moon.
39 And her circumference is like the circumference of the heaven, and herchariot in which she rides is driven by the wind, and light is given to her inmeasure.
40 And her rising and setting change every month and her days are like the daysof the sun, and when her light is uniform it amounts to the seventh part of thelight of the sun.
41 And thus she rises.
And her first phase in the east comes forth on the thirtiethmorning: and on that day she becomes visible and constitutes for you the firstphase of the moon on the thirtieth day together with the sun in the portal wherethe sun rises.
42 And the one half of her goes forth by a seventh part, and her wholecircumference is empty, without light, with the exception of one−seventh part ofit, the fourteenth part of her light.
43 And when she receives one−seventh part of the half of her light, her lightamounts to one−seventh part and the half thereof.
44 And she sets with the sun, and when the sun rises the moon rises with himand receives the half of one part of light, and in that night in the beginning of hermorning in the commencement of the lunar day the moon sets with the sun, andis invisible that night with the fourteen parts and the half of one of them.
45 And she rises on that day with exactly a seventh part, and comes forth andrecedes from the rising of the sun, and in her remaining days she becomes brightin the thirteen parts.
46 And I saw another course, a law for her, how according to that law sheperforms her monthly revolution.
47 And all these Uriel, the holy angel who is the leader of them all showed tome, and their positions, and I wrote down their positions as he showed them tome, and I wrote down their months as they were, and the appearance of theirlights till fifteen days were accomplished.
48 In single seventh parts she accomplishes all her light in the east, and in singleseventh parts accomplishes all her darkness in the west.
49 And in certain months she alters her settings, and in certain months shepursues her own peculiar course.
50 In two months the moon sets with the sun: in those two middle portals thethird and the fourth.
She goes forth for seven days, and turns about and returnsagain through the portal where the sun rises, and accomplishes all her light andshe recedes from the sun, and in eight days enters the sixth portal from which thesun goes forth.
51 And when the sun goes forth from the fourth portal she goes forth seven days,until she goes forth from the fifth and turns back again in seven days into thefourth portal and accomplishes all her light: and she recedes and enters into thefirst portal in eight days.
52 And she returns again in seven days into the fourth portal from which the sungoes forth.
53 Thus I saw their position, how the moons rose and the sun set in those days.
54 And if five years are added together the sun has an overplus of thirty days,and all the days which accrue to it for one of those five years, when they are full,amount to 364 days.
55 And the overplus of the sun and of the stars amounts to six days: in 5 years 6days every year come to 30 days: and the moon falls behind the sun and stars tothe number of 30 days.
56 And the sun and the stars bring in all the years exactly, so that they do notadvance or delay their position by a single day unto eternity; but complete theyears with perfect justice in 364 days.
57 In 3 years there are 1,092 days, and in 5 years 1,820 days, so that in 8 yearsthere are 2,912 days.
58 For the moon alone the days amount in 3 years to 1,062 days, and in 5 yearsshe falls 50 days behind to the sum there is 5 to be added 62 days.
59 And in 5 years there are 1,770 days, so that for the moon the days 6 in 8 yearsamount to 21,832 days.
60 For in 8 years she falls behind to the amount of 80 days, all the 17 days shefalls behind in 8 years are 80.
61 And the year is accurately completed in conformity with their world−stationsand the stations of the sun, which rise from the portals through which it rises andsets 30 days.
62 And the leaders of the heads of the thousands, who are placed over the wholecreation and over all the stars, have also to do with the four intercalary days,being inseparable from their office, according to the reckoning of the year, andthese render service on the four days which are not reckoned in the reckoning ofthe year.
63 And owing to them men go wrong therein, for those luminaries truly renderservice on the world−stations, one in the first portal, one in the third portal of theheaven, one in the fourth portal, and one in the sixth portal, and the exactness ofthe year is accomplished through its separate three hundred and sixty−fourstations.
64 For the signs and the times and the years and the days the angel Uriel showedto me, whom the Lord of glory hath set for ever over all the luminaries of theheaven, in the heaven and in the world that they should rule on the face of theheaven and be seen on the earth and be leaders for the day and the night and allthe ministering creatures which make their revolution in all the chariots of theheaven.
65 In like manner twelve doors Uriel showed me open in the circumference ofthe suns chariot in the heaven, through which the rays of the sun break forth: andfrom them is warmth diffused over the earth, when they are opened at theirappointed seasons.
66 And for the winds and the spirit of the dew when they are opened, standingopen in the heavens at the ends.
67 As for the twelve portals in the heaven at the ends of the earth, out of whichgo forth the sun, moon, and stars, and all the works of heaven in the east and inthe west.
68 There are many windows open to the left and right of them, and one windowat its season produces warmth, corresponding to those doors from which thestars come forth according as He has commanded them and wherein they setcorresponding to their number.
69 And I saw chariots in the heaven, running in the world, above those portals inwhich revolve the stars that never set.
70 And one is larger than all the rest and it is that that makes its course throughthe entire world.
71 And at the ends of the earth I saw twelve portals open to all the quarters fromwhich the winds go forth and blow over the earth.
72 Three of them are open on the face of the heavens, and three in the west, andthree on the right of the heaven, and three on the left.
73 And the three first are those of the east, and three are of the north, and threeafter those on the left of the south, and three of the west.
74 Through four of these come winds of blessing and prosperity and from thoseeight come hurtful winds: when they are sent, they bring destruction on all theearth and on the water upon it, and on all who dwell thereon, and on everythingwhich is in the water and on the land.
75 And the first wind from those portals, called the east wind, comes forththrough the first portal which is in the east, inclining towards the south: from itcome forth desolation, drought, heat, and destruction.
76 And through the second portal in the middle comes what is fitting, and from itthere come rain and fruitfulness and prosperity and dew; and through the thirdportal which lies toward the north come cold and drought.
77 And after these come forth the south winds through three portals: through thefirst portal of them inclining to the east comes forth a hot wind.
78 And through the middle portal next to it there come forth fragrant smells, anddew and rain, and prosperity and health.
79 And through the third portal lying to the west come forth dew and rain,locusts and desolation.
80 And after these the north winds: from the seventh portal in the east come dewand rain, locusts and desolation.
81 And from the middle portal come in a direct direction health and rain anddew and prosperity; and through the third portal in the west come cloud andhoarfrost, and snow and rain, and dew and locusts.
82 And after these four are the west winds: through the first portal adjoining thenorth come forth dew and hoarfrost, and cold and snow and frost.
83 And from the middle portal come forth dew and rain, and prosperity andblessing; and through the last portal which adjoins the south come forth droughtand desolation, and burning and destruction.
84 And the twelve portals of the four quarters of the heaven are therewithcompleted and all their laws and all their plagues and all their benefactions haveI shown to thee, my son Methuselah.
85 And the first quarter is called the east because it is the first.
And the second,the south, because the Most High will descend there, yea, there in quite a specialsense will He who is blessed for ever descend.
86 And the west quarter is named the diminished because there all the luminariesof the heaven wane and go down.
87 And the fourth quarter named the north, is divided into three parts: the first ofthem is for the dwelling of men: and the second contains seas of water, and theabysses and forests and rivers, and darkness and clouds; and the third partcontains the garden of righteousness.
88 I saw seven high mountains, higher than all the mountains which are on theearth and thence comes forth hoarfrost, and days, seasons, and years pass away.
89 I saw seven rivers on the earth larger than all the rivers: one of them comingfrom the west pours its waters into the Great Sea.
90 And these two come from the north to the sea and pour their waters into theErythraean Sea in the east.
91 And the remaining, four come forth on the side of the north to their own sea,two of them to the Erythraean Sea, and two into the Great Sea and dischargethemselves there and some say, into the desert.
92 Seven great islands I saw in the sea and in the mainland: two in the mainlandand five in the Great Sea.
93 And the names of the sun are the following: the first Orjares, and the secondTomas.
94 And the moon has four names: the first name is Asonja, the second Ebla, thethird Benase, and the fourth Erae.
95 These are the two great luminaries: their circumference is like thecircumference of the heaven, and the size of the circumference of both is alike.
96 In the circumference of the sun there are seven portions of light which areadded to it more than to the moon, and in definite measures it is s transferred tillthe seventh portion of the sun is exhausted.
97 And they set and enter the portals of the west, and make their revolution bythe north, and come forth through the eastern portals on the face of the heaven.
98 And when the moon rises one−fourteenth part appears in the heaven: the lightbecomes full in her : on the fourteenth day she accomplishes her light.
99 And fifteen parts of light are transferred to her till the fifteenth day her light isaccomplished, according to the sign of the year, and she becomes fifteen parts,and the moon grows by fourteenth parts.
100 And in her waning decreases on the first day to fourteen parts of her light,on the second to thirteen parts of light, on the third to twelve, on the fourth toeleven, on the fifth to ten, on the sixth to nine, on the seventh to eight, on theeighth to seven, on the ninth to six, on the tenth to five, on the eleventh to four,on the twelfth to three, on the thirteenth to two, on the fourteenth to the half of aseventh, and all her remaining light disappears wholly on the fifteenth.
101 And in certain months the month has twenty−nine days and once twenty−eight.
102 And Uriel showed me another law: when light is transferred to the moon,and on which side it is transferred to her by the sun.
103 During all the period during which the moon is growing in her light, she istransferring it to herself when opposite to the sun during fourteen daysher light isaccomplished in the heaven, and when she is illumined throughout, her light isaccomplished full in the heaven.
104 And on the first day she is called the new moon, for on that day the lightrises upon her.
She becomes full moon exactly on the day when the sun sets inthe west, and from the east she rises at night, and the moon shines the wholenight through till the sun rises over against her and the moon is seen over againstthe sun.
105 On the side whence the light of the moon comes forth, there again she wanestill all the light vanishes and all the days of the month are at an end and hercircumference is empty, void of light.
106 And three months she makes of thirty days, and at her time she makes threemonths of twenty−nine days each, in which she accomplishes her waning in thefirst period of time, and in the first portal for one hundred and seventy−sevendays.
107 And in the time of her going out she appears for three months thirty dayseach, and for three months she appears twenty−nine each.
108 At night she appears like a man for twenty days each time, and by day sheappears like the heaven, and there is nothing else in her save her light.
109 And now, my son, I have shown thee everything, and the law of all the starsof the heaven is completed.
110 And he showed me all the laws of these for every day, and for every seasonof bearing rule, and for every year, and for its going forth, and for the orderprescribed to it every month and every week: And the waning of the moon whichtakes place in the sixth portal: for in this 4 sixth portal her light is accomplished.
111 And after that there is the beginning of the waning which takes place in thefirst portal in its season, till one hundred and seventy−seven days areaccomplished: reckoned according to weeks, twenty−five and two days.
112 She falls behind the sun and the order of the stars exactly five days in thecourse of one period, and when this place which thou seest has been traversed.
113 Such is the picture and sketch of every luminary which Uriel the archangel,who is their leader, showed unto me.
Chapter 3 - Heavenly Tablets
1 And in those days the angel Uriel answered and said to me: "Behold, I haveshown thee everything Enoch and I have revealed everything to thee that thoushouldst see this sun and this moon, and the leaders of the stars of the heavenand all those who turn them, their tasks and times and departures.
2 And in the days of the sinners the years shall be shortened and their seed shallbe tardy on their lands and fields.
3 And all things on the earth shall alter and shall not appear in their time: Therain shall be kept back and the heaven shall withhold it.
4 And in those times the fruits of the earth shall be backward and shall not growin their time, and the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time.
5 And the moon shall alter her order and not appear at her time.
6 And in those days the sun shall be seen and he shall journey in the evening onthe extremity of the great chariot in the west and shall shine more brightly thanaccords with the order of light.
7 And many chiefs of the stars shall transgress the order and these shall altertheir orbits and tasks and not appear at the seasons prescribed to them.
8 And the whole order of the stars shall be concealed from the sinners and thethoughts of those on the earth shall err concerning them.
And they shall bealtered from all their ways.
Yea, they shall err and take them to be gods.
9 And evil shall be multiplied upon them, and punishment shall come upon themso as to destroy all.
"10 And He said unto me: "Observe, Enoch, these heavenly tablets and read whatis written thereon, and mark every individual fact.
"11 And I observed the heavenly tablets, and read everything which was writtenand understood everything, and read the book of all the deeds of mankind, and ofall the children of flesh that shall be upon the earth to the remotest generations.
12 And forthwith I blessed the great Lord the King of glory for ever, in that Hehas made all the works of the world.
13 And I extolled the Lord because of His patience and blessed Him because ofthe children of men.
14 And after that I said: "Blessed is the man who dies in righteousness andgoodness concerning whom there is no book of unrighteousness written, andagainst whom no day of judgement shall be found.
"15 And those seven holy ones brought me and placed me on the earth before thedoor of my house, and said to me: "Declare everything to thy son Methuselah,and show to all thy children that no flesh is righteous in the sight of the Lord, forHe is their Creator.
16 One year we will leave thee with thy son, till thou givest thy commands, thatthou mayest teach thy children and record for them, and testify to all thychildren; and in the second year they shall take thee from their midst.
17 Let thy heart be strong, for the good shall announce righteousness to thegood; The righteous with the righteous shall rejoice and shall offercongratulation to one another.
18 But the sinners shall die with the sinners and the apostate go down with theapostate.
19 And those who practice righteousness shall die on account of the deeds ofmen and be taken away on account of the doings of the godless.
20 And in those days they ceased to speak to me, and I came to my people,blessing the Lord of the world.
Chapter 4 - One Year to Record
1 And now, my son Methuselah, all these things I am recounting to thee andwriting down for thee! and I have revealed to thee everything, and given theebooks concerning all these: so preserve, my son Methuselah, the books from thyfathers hand, and see that thou deliver them to the generations of the world.
2 I have given wisdom to thee and to thy children and thy children that shall beto thee, that they may give it to their children for generations, this wisdom thatpasseth their thought.
3 And those who understand it shall not sleep but shall listen with the ear thatthey may learn this wisdom and it shall please those that eat thereof better thangood food.
4 Blessed are all the righteous, blessed are all those who walk in the way ofrighteousness and sin not as the sinners.
5 In the reckoning of all their days in which the sun traverses the heaven,entering into and departing from the portals for thirty days with the heads ofthousands of the order of the stars, together with the four which are intercalatedwhich divide the four portions of the year, which lead them and enter with themfour days.
6 Owing to them men shall be at fault and not reckon them in the wholereckoning of the year: yea, men shall be at fault, and not recognize themaccurately.
7 For they belong to the reckoning of the year and are truly recorded for ever,one in the first portal and one in the third, and one in the fourth and one in thesixth, and the year is completed in three hundred and sixty−four days.
8 And the account thereof is accurate and the recorded reckoning thereof exact;for the luminaries, and months and festivals, and years and days, has Urielshown and revealed to me, to whom the Lord of the whole creation of the worldhath subjected the host of heaven.
9 And he has power over night and day in the heaven to cause the light to givelight to men, sun, moon, and stars, and all the powers of the heaven whichrevolve in their circular chariots.
10 And these are the orders of the stars, which set in their places, and in theirseasons and festivals and months.
11 And these are the names of those who lead them, who watch that they enter attheir times, in their orders, in their seasons, in their months, in their periods ofdominion, and in their positions.
12 Their four leaders who divide the four parts of the year enter first; and afterthem the twelve leaders of the orders who divide the months; and for the threehundred and sixty there are heads over thousands who divide the days; and forthe four intercalary days there are the leaders which sunder the four parts of theyear.
13 And these heads over thousands are intercalated between leader and leader,each behind a station, but their leaders make the division.
14 And these are the names of the leaders who divide the four parts of the yearwhich are ordained: Milkiel, Helemmelek, and Melejal, and Narel.
15 And the names of those who lead them: Adnarel, and Ijasusael, and Elomeel -these three follow the leaders of the orders, and there is one that follows thethree leaders of the orders which follow those leaders of stations that divide thefour parts of the year.
16 In the beginning of the year Melkejal rises first and rules, who is namedTamaini and sun, and all the days of his dominion whilst he bears rule are ninety−one days.
17 And these are the signs of the days which are to be seen on earth in the daysof his dominion: sweat, and heat, and calms; and all the trees bear fruit, andleaves are produced on all the trees, and the harvest of wheat, and the rose−flowers, and all the flowers which come forth in the field, but the trees of thewinter season become withered.
18 And these are the names of the leaders which are under them: Berkael,Zelebsel, and another who is added a head of a thousand, called Hilujaseph: andthe days of the dominion of this are at an end.
19 The next leader after him is Helemmelek, whom one names the shining sun,and all the days of his light are ninety−one days.
And these are the signs of dayson the earth: glowing heat and dryness, and the trees ripen their fruits andproduce all their fruits ripe and ready, and the sheep pair and become pregnant,and all the fruits of the earth are gathered in, and everything that is in the fields,and the winepress: these things take place in the days of his dominion.
20 These are the names, and the orders, and the leaders of those heads ofthousands: Gidaljal, Keel, and Heel, and the name of the head of a thousandwhich is added to them, Asfael: and the days of his dominion are at an end.
1 And now, my son Methuselah, I will show thee all my visions which I haveseen, recounting them before thee.
2 Two visions I saw before I took a wife, and the one was quite unlike the other.
The first when I was learning to write: the second before I took thy mother I sawa terrible vision.
3 And regarding them I prayed to the Lord.
I had laid me down in the house ofmy grandfather Mahalaleel I saw in a vision how the heaven collapsed and wasborne off and fell to the earth.
4 And when it fell to the earth I saw how the earth was swallowed up in a greatabyss, and mountains were suspended on mountains, and hills sank down onhills, and high trees were rent from their stems and hurled down and sunk in theabyss.
5 And thereupon a word fell into my mouth and I lifted up to cry aloud, and said:"The earth is destroyed!"6 And my grandfather Mahalaleel waked me as I lay near him, and said unto me:"Why dost thou cry so my son, and why dost thou make such lamentation?"7 And I recounted to him the whole vision which I had seen, and he said untome: "A terrible thing hast thou seen, my son, and of grave moment is thy dreamvision as to the secrets if all the sin of the earth: it must sink into the abyss andbe destroyed with a great destruction.
8 And now, my son, arise and make petition to the Lord of glory, since thou art abeliever that a remnant may remain on the earth, and that He may not destroy thewhole earth.
My son, from heaven all this will come upon the earth, and uponthe earth there will be great destruction.
"9 After that I arose and prayed and implored and besought, and wrote down myprayer for the generations of the world, and I will show everything to thee, myson Methuselah.
10 And when I had gone forth below and seen the heaven and the sun rising inthe east, and the moon setting in the west, and a few stars, and the whole earth,and everything as He had known it in the beginning then I blessed the Lord ofjudgement and extolled Him because He had made the sun to go forth from thewindows of the east, and He ascended and rose on the face of the heaven, and setout and kept traversing the path shown unto Him.
11 And I lifted up my hands in righteousness and blessed the Holy and GreatOne and spake with the breath of my mouth, and with the tongue of flesh whichGod has made for the children of the flesh of men that they should speaktherewith, and He gave them breath and a tongue and a mouth that they shouldspeak therewith:12 "Blessed be Thou, O Lord, King, Great and mighty in Thy greatness, Lord ofthe whole creation of the heaven, King of kings and God of the whole world.
13 And Thy power and kingship and greatness abide for ever and ever, andthroughout all generations Thy dominion; and all the heavens are Thy throne forever, and the whole earth Thy footstool for ever and ever.
14 For Thou hast made and Thou rulest all things and nothing is too hard forThee.
15 Wisdom departs not from the place of Thy throne nor turns away from Thypresence.
16 And Thou knowest and seest and hearest everything and there is nothinghidden from Thee for Thou seest everything.
17 And now the angels of Thy heavens are guilty of trespass and upon the fleshof men abideth Thy wrath until the great day of judgement.
18 And now, O God and Lord and Great King, I implore and beseech Thee tofulfil my prayer to leave me a posterity on earth and not destroy all the flesh ofman and make the earth without inhabitant so that there should be an eternaldestruction.
19 And now, my Lord, destroy from the earth the flesh which has aroused Thywrath but the flesh of righteousness and uprightness establish as a plant of theeternal seed and hide not Thy face from the prayer of Thy servant, O Lord.
"20 And after this I saw another dream, and I will show the whole dream to thee,my son.
21 And Enoch lifted up and spake to his son Methuselah: "To thee, my son, willI speak: hear my words−incline thine ear to the dream−vision of thy father.
22 Before I took thy mother Edna, I saw in a vision on my bed, and behold a bullcame forth from the earth, and that bull was white; and after it came forth aheifer, and along with this came forth two bulls, one of them black and the otherred.
23 And that black bull gored the red one and pursued him over the earth, andthereupon I could no longer see that red bull.
24 But that black bull grew and that heifer went with him, and I saw that manyoxen proceeded from him which resembled and followed him.
25 And that cow, that first one, went from the presence of that first bull in orderto seek that red one, but found him not, and lamented with a great lamentationover him and sought him.
26 And I looked till that first bull came to her and quieted her, and from that timeonward she cried no more.
27 And after that she bore another white bull, and after him she bore many bullsand black cows.
28 And I saw in my sleep that white bull likewise grow and become a greatwhite bull, and from him proceeded many white bulls, and they resembled him.
And they began to beget many white bulls, which resembled them, onefollowing the other, many.
29 And again I saw with mine eyes as I slept, and I saw the heaven above, andbehold a star fell from heaven, and it arose and eat and pastured amongst thoseoxen.
30 And after that I saw the large and the black oxen, and behold they all changedtheir stalls and pastures and their cattle, and began to live with each other.
31 And again I saw in the vision, and looked towards the heaven, and behold Isaw many stars descend and cast themselves down from heaven to that first star,and they became bulls amongst those cattle and pastured with them amongstthem.
32 And I looked at them and saw, and behold they all let out their privymembers, like horses, and began to cover the cows of the oxen, and they allbecame pregnant and bare elephants, camels, and asses.
33 And all the oxen feared them and were affrighted at them, and began to bitewith their teeth and to devour, and to gore with their horns.
34 And they began, moreover, to devour those oxen; and behold all the childrenof the earth began to tremble and quake before them and to flee from them.
35 And again I saw how they began to gore each other and to devour each other,and the earth began to cry aloud.
36 And I raised mine eyes again to heaven, and I saw in the vision, and beholdthere came forth from heaven beings who were like white men: and four wentforth from that place and three with them.
37 And those three that had last come forth grasped me by my hand and took meup away from the generations of the earth, and raised me up to a lofty place, andshowed me a tower raised high above the earth and all the hills were lower.
38 And one said unto me: "Remain here till thou seest everything that befallsthose elephants, camels, and asses, and the stars and the oxen, and all of them.
"39 And I saw one of those four who had come forth first, and he seized that firststar which had fallen from the heaven, and bound it hand and foot and cast it intoan abyss.
40 Now that abyss was narrow and deep, and horrible and dark.
41 And one of them drew a sword, and gave it to those elephants and camels andasses: then they began to smite each other, and the whole earth quaked becauseof them.
42 And as I was beholding in the vision, lo, one of those four who had comeforth stoned them from heaven, and gathered and took all the great stars whoseprivy members were like those of horses and bound them all hand and foot, andcast them in an abyss of the earth.
43 And one of those four went to that white bull and instructed him in a secretwithout his being terrified: he was born a bull and became a man, and built forhimself a great vessel and dwelt thereon; and three bulls dwelt with him in thatvessel and they were covered in.
44 And again I raised mine eyes towards heaven and saw a lofty roof, with sevenwater torrents thereon and those torrents flowed with much water into anenclosure.
45 And I saw again, and behold fountains were opened on the surface of thatgreat enclosure, and that water began to swell and rise upon the surface and Isaw that enclosure till all its surface was covered with water.
46 And the water, the darkness, and mist increased upon it; and as I looked at theheight of that water, that water had risen above the height of that enclosure, andwas streaming over that enclosure, and it stood upon the earth.
47 And all the cattle of that enclosure were gathered together until I saw howthey sank and were swallowed up and perished in that water.
48 But that vessel floated on the water, while all the oxen and elephants andcamels and asses sank to the bottom with all the animals, so that I could nolonger see them, and they were not able to escape, perished and sank into thedepths.
49 And again I saw in the vision till those water torrents were removed from thathigh roof, and the chasms of the earth were leveled up and other abysses wereopened.
50 Then the water began to run down into these, till the earth became visible; butthat vessel settled on the earth, and the darkness retired and light appeared.
51 But that white bull which had become a man came out of that vessel, and thethree bulls with him, and one of those three was white like that bull, and one ofthem was red as blood, and one black: and that white bull departed from them.
52 And they began to bring forth beasts of the field and birds, so that there arosedifferent genera: lions, tigers, wolves, dogs, hyenas, wild boars, foxes, squirrels,swine, falcons, vultures, kites, eagles, and ravens; and among them was born awhite bull.
53 And they began to bite one another; but that white bull which was bornamongst them begat a wild ass and a white bull with it, and the wild assesmultiplied.
But that bull which was born from him begat a black wild boar and awhite sheep; and the former begat many boars, but that sheep begat twelvesheep.
54 And when those twelve sheep had grown, they gave up one of them to theasses, and those asses again gave up that sheep to the wolves, and that sheepgrew up among the wolves.
55 And the Lord brought the eleven sheep to live with it and to pasture with itamong the wolves: and they multiplied and became many flocks of sheep.
56 And the wolves began to fear them, and they oppressed them until theydestroyed - cry aloud on account of their little ones, and to complain unto theirLord.
57 And a sheep which had been saved from the wolves fled and escaped to thewild asses; and I saw the sheep how they lamented and cried, and besought theirLord with all their might, till that Lord of the sheep descended at the voice of thesheep from a lofty abode, and came to them and pastured them.
58 And He called that sheep which had escaped the wolves, and spake with itconcerning the wolves that it should admonish them not to touch the sheep.
59 And the sheep went to the wolves according to the word of the Lord, andanother sheep met it and went with it, and the two went and entered together intothe assembly of those wolves, and spake with them and admonished them not totouch the sheep from henceforth.
60 And thereupon I saw the wolves, and how they oppressed the sheepexceedingly with all their power; and the sheep cried aloud.
61 And the Lord came to the sheep and they began to smite those wolves and thewolves began to make lamentation; but the sheep became quiet and forthwithceased to cry out.
62 And I saw the sheep till they departed from amongst the wolves; but the eyesof the wolves were blinded, and those wolves departed in pursuit of the sheepwith all their power.
63 And the Lord of the sheep went with them, as their leader, and all His sheepfollowed Him: and his face was dazzling and glorious and terrible to behold.
64 But the wolves began to pursue those sheep till they reached a sea of water.
And that sea was divided, and the water stood on this side and on that beforetheir face, and their Lord led them and placed Himself between them and thewolves.
65 And as those wolves did not yet see the sheep, they proceeded into the midstof that sea, and the wolves followed the sheep, and those wolves ran after theminto that sea.
66 And when they saw the Lord of the sheep, they turned to flee before His face,but that sea gathered itself together, and became as it had been created, and thewater swelled and rose till it covered those wolves.
67 And I saw till all the wolves who pursued those sheep perished and weredrowned.
68 But the sheep escaped from that water and went forth into a wilderness,where there was no water and no grass; and they began to open their eyes and tosee; and I saw the Lord of the sheep pasturing them and giving them water andgrass, and that sheep going and leading them.
69 And that sheep ascended to the summit of that lofty rock, and the Lord of thesheep sent it to them.
70 And after that I saw the Lord of the sheep who stood before them, and Hisappearance was great and terrible and majestic, and all those sheep saw Him andwere afraid before His face.
71 And they all feared and trembled because of Him, and they cried to that sheepwith them which was amongst them: "We are not able to stand before our Lordor to behold Him.
"72 And that sheep which led them again ascended to the summit of that rock, butthe sheep began to be blinded and to wander from the way which he had showedthem, but that sheep wot not thereof.
73 And the Lord of the sheep was wrathful exceedingly against them, and thatsheep discovered it, and went down from the summit of the rock, and came tothe sheep, and found the greatest part of them blinded and fallen away.
74 And when they saw it they feared and trembled at its presence, and desired toreturn to their folds.
75 And that sheep took other sheep with it, and came to those sheep which hadfallen away, and began to slay them; and the sheep feared its presence, and thusthat sheep brought back those sheep that had fallen away, and they returned totheir folds.
76 And I saw in this vision till that sheep became a man and built a house for theLord of the sheep, and placed all the sheep in that house.
77 And I saw till this sheep which had met that sheep which led them fell asleep:and I saw till all the great sheep perished and little ones arose in their place, andthey came to a pasture, and approached a stream of water.
78 Then that sheep, their leader which had become a man, withdrew from themand fell asleep, and all the sheep sought it and cried over it with a great crying.
79 And I saw till they left off crying for that sheep and crossed that stream ofwater, and there arose the two sheep as leaders in the place of those which hadled them and fallen asleep.
80 And I saw till the sheep came to a goodly place, and a pleasant and gloriousland, and I saw till those sheep were satisfied; and that house stood amongstthem in the pleasant land.
81 And sometimes their eyes were opened, and sometimes blinded, till anothersheep arose and led them and brought them all back, and their eyes were opened.
82 And the dogs and the foxes and the wild boars began to devour those sheeptill the Lord of the sheep raised up another sheep a ram from their midst, whichled them.
And that ram began to butt on either side those dogs, foxes, and wildboars till he had destroyed them all.
83 And that sheep whose eyes were opened saw that ram, which was amongstthe sheep, till it forsook its glory and began to butt those sheep and trampledupon them, and behaved itself unseemly.
84 And the Lord of the sheep sent the lamb to another lamb and raised it to beinga ram and leader of the sheep instead of that ram which had forsaken its glory.
85 And it went to it and spake to it alone, and raised it to being a ram, and madeit the prince and leader of the sheep; but during all these things those dogsoppressed the sheep.
86 And the first ram pursued that second ram, and that second ram arose and fledbefore it; and I saw till those dogs pulled down the first ram.
87 And that second ram arose and led the little sheep.
And those sheep grew andmultiplied; but all the dogs, and foxes, and wild boars feared and fled before it,and that ram butted and killed the wild beasts, and those wild beasts had nolonger any power among the 49sheep and robbed them no more of ought.
88 And that ram begat many sheep and fell asleep; and a little sheep became ramin its stead, and became prince and leader of those sheep and that house becamegreat and broad, and it was built for those sheep.
89 A tower lofty and great was built on the house for the Lord of the sheep, andthat house was low, but the tower was elevated and lofty, and the Lord of thesheep stood on that tower and they offered a full table before Him.
90 And again I saw those sheep that they again erred and went many ways, andforsook that their house, and the Lord of the sheep called some from amongst thesheep and sent them to the sheep, but the sheep began to slay them.
91 And one of them was saved and was not slain, and it sped away and criedaloud over the sheep; and they sought to slay it, but the Lord of the sheep savedit from the sheep, and brought it up to me, and caused it to dwell there.
92 And many other sheep He sent to those sheep to testify unto them and lamentover them.
93 And after that I saw that when they forsook the house of the Lord and Histower they fell away entirely, and their eyes were blinded; and I saw the Lord ofthe sheep how He wrought much slaughter amongst them in their herds untilthose sheep invited that slaughter and betrayed His place.
94 And He gave them over into the hands of the lions and tigers, and wolves andhyenas, and into the hand of the foxes, and to all the wild beasts, and those wildbeasts began to tear in pieces those sheep.
95 And I saw that He forsook that their house and their tower and gave them allinto the hand of the lions, to tear and devour them, into the hand of all the wildbeasts.
96 And I began to cry aloud with all my power, and to appeal to the Lord of thesheep, and to represent to Him in regard to the sheep that they were devoured byall the wild beasts.
97 But He remained unmoved, though He saw it, and rejoiced that they weredevoured and swallowed and robbed, and left them to be devoured in the hand ofall the beasts.
98 And He called seventy shepherds, and cast those sheep to them that theymight pasture them, and He spake to the shepherds and their companions: "Leteach individual of you pasture the sheep henceforward, and everything that Ishall command you that do ye.
And I will deliver them over unto you dulynumbered, and tell you which of them are to be destroyed and them destroy ye.
"99 And He gave over unto them those sheep.
100 And He called another and spake unto him: "Observe and mark everythingthat the shepherds will do to those sheep; for they will destroy more of them thanI have commanded them.
And every excess and the destruction which will bewrought through the shepherds, record how many they destroy according to mycommand, and how many according to their own caprice: record against everyindividual shepherd all the destruction he effects.
And read out before me bynumber how many they destroy, and how many they deliver over for destruction,that I may have this as a testimony against them, and know every deed of theshepherds, that I may comprehend and see what they do, whether or not theyabide by my command which I have commanded them.
But they shall not knowit, and thou shalt not declare it to them, nor admonish them, but only recordagainst each individual all the destruction which the shepherds effect each in histime and lay it all before me.
"101 And I saw till those shepherds pastured in their season, and they began toslay and to destroy more than they were bidden, and they delivered those sheepinto the hand of the lions.
102 And the lions and tigers eat and devoured the greater part of those sheep,and the wild boars eat along with them; and they burnt that tower anddemolished that house.
103 And I became exceedingly sorrowful over that tower because that house ofthe sheep was demolished, and afterwards I was unable to see if those sheepentered that house.
104 And the shepherds and their associates delivered over those sheep to all thewild beasts, to devour them, and each one of them received in his time a definitenumber: it was written by the other in a book how many each one of themdestroyed of them.
105 And each one slew and destroyed many more than was prescribed; and Ibegan to weep and lament on account of those sheep.
106 And thus in the vision I saw that one who wrote, how he wrote down everyone that was destroyed by those shepherds, day by day, and carried up and laiddown and showed actually the whole book to the Lord of the sheep − everythingthat they had done, and all that each one of them had made away with, and allthat they had given over to destruction.
107 And the book was read before the Lord of the sheep, and He took the bookfrom his hand and read it and sealed it and laid it down.
108 And forthwith I saw how the shepherds pastured for twelve hours, andbehold three of those sheep turned back and came and entered and began to buildup all that had fallen down of that house; but the wild boars tried to hinder them,but they were not able.
109 And they began again to build as before, and they reared up that tower, andit was named the high tower; and they began again to place a table before thetower, but all the bread on it was polluted and not pure.
110 And as touching all this the eyes of those sheep were blinded so that theysaw not, and their shepherds likewise; and they delivered them in large numbersto their shepherds for destruction, and they trampled the sheep with their feet anddevoured them.
111 And the Lord of the sheep remained unmoved till all the sheep weredispersed over the field and mingled with them and they did not save them out ofthe hand of the beasts.
112 And this one who wrote the book carried it up, and showed it and read itbefore the Lord of the sheep, and implored Him on their account, and besoughtHim on their account as he showed Him all the doings of the shepherds, andgave testimony before Him against all the shepherds.
113 And he took the actual book and laid it down beside Him and departed.
114 And I saw till that in this manner thirty−five shepherds undertook thepasturing, and they severally completed their periods as did the first; and othersreceive them into their hands, to pasture them for their period, each shepherd inhis own period.
115 And after that I saw in my vision all the birds of heaven coming, the eagles,the vultures, the kites, the ravens; but the eagles led all the birds; and they beganto devour those sheep, and to pick out their eyes and to devour their flesh.
116 And the sheep cried out because their flesh was being devoured by the birdsand as for me I looked and lamented in my sleep over that shepherd whopastured the sheep.
117 And I saw until those sheep were devoured by the dogs and eagles and kites,and they left neither flesh nor skin nor sinew remaining on them till only theirbones stood there: and their bones too fell to the earth and the sheep became few.
118 And I saw until that twenty−three had undertaken the pasturing andcompleted in their several periods fifty−eight times.
119 But behold lambs were borne by those white sheep, and they began to opentheir eyes and to see, and to cry to the sheep.
120 Yea, they cried to them, but they did not hearken to what they said to them,but were exceedingly deaf, and their eyes were very exceedingly blinded.
121 And I saw in the vision how the ravens flew upon those lambs and took oneof those lambs, and dashed the sheep in pieces and devoured them.
122 And I saw till horns grew upon those lambs, and the ravens cast down theirhorns; and I saw till there sprouted a great horn of one of those sheep, and theireyes were opened.
123 And it looked at them and their eyes opened, and it cried to the sheep, andthe rams saw it and all ran to it.
124 And notwithstanding all this those eagles and vultures and ravens and kitesstill kept tearing the sheep and swooping down upon them and devouring them:still the sheep remained silent, but the rams lamented and cried out.
125 And those ravens fought and battled with it and sought to lay low its horn,but they had no power over it.
126 All the eagles and vultures and ravens and kites were gathered together andthere came with them all the sheep of the field, yea, they all came together, andhelped each other to break that horn of the ram.
127 And I saw till a great sword was given to the sheep, and the sheep proceededagainst all the beasts of the field to slay them, and all the beasts and the birds ofthe heaven fled before their face.
128 And I saw that man, who wrote the book according to the command of theLord, till he opened that book concerning the destruction which those twelve lastshepherds had wrought, and showed that they had destroyed much more thantheir predecessors, before the Lord of the sheep.
129 And I saw till the Lord of the sheep came unto them and took in His handthe staff of His wrath, and smote the earth, and the earth clave asunder, and allthe beasts and all the birds of the heaven fell from among those sheep, and wereswallowed up in the earth and it covered them.
130 And I saw till a throne was erected in the pleasant land, and the Lord of thesheep sat Himself thereon, and the other took the sealed books and opened thosebooks before the Lord of the sheep.
131 And the Lord called those men the seven first white ones, and commandedthat they should bring before Him, beginning with the first star which led theway, all the stars whose privy members were like those of horses, and theybrought them all before Him.
132 And He said to that man who wrote before Him, being one of those sevenwhite ones, and said unto him: "Take those seventy shepherds to whom Idelivered the sheep, and who taking them on their own authority slew more thanI commanded them.
"133 And behold they were all bound, I saw, and they all stood before Him.
134 And the judgement was held first over the stars, and they were judged andfound guilty, and went to the place of condemnation, and they were cast into anabyss, full of fire and flaming, and full of pillars of fire.
135 And those seventy shepherds were judged and found guilty, and they werecast into that fiery abyss.
136 And I saw at that time how a like abyss was opened in the midst of the earth,full of fire, and they brought those blinded sheep, and they were all judged andfound guilty and cast into this fiery abyss, and they burned; now this abyss wasto the right of that house.
137 And I saw those sheep burning and their bones burning.
138 And I stood up to see till they folded up that old house; and carried off allthe pillars, and all the beams and ornaments of the house were at the same timefolded up with it, and they carried it off and laid it in a place in the south of theland.
139 And I saw till the Lord of the sheep brought a new house greater and loftierthan that first, and set it up in the place of the first which had beer folded up: allits pillars were new, and its ornaments were new and larger than those of thefirst, the old one which He had taken away, and all the sheep were within it.
140 And I saw all the sheep which had been left, and all the beasts on the earth,and all the birds of the heaven, falling down and doing homage to those sheepand making petition to and obeying them in every thing.
141 And thereafter those three who were clothed in white and had seized me bymy hand who had taken me up before, and the hand of that ram also seizing holdof me, they took me up and set me down in the midst of those sheep before thejudgement took place.
142 And those sheep were all white, and their wool was abundant and clean.
143 And all that had been destroyed and dispersed, and all the beasts of the field,and all the birds of the heaven, assembled in that house, and the Lord of thesheep rejoiced with great joy because they were all good and had returned to Hishouse.
144 And I saw till they laid down that sword, which had been given to the sheep,and they brought it back into the house, and it was sealed before the presence ofthe Lord, and all the sheep were invited into that house, but it held them not.
145 And the eyes of them all were opened, and they saw the good, and there wasnot one among them that did not see.
146 And I saw that that house was large and broad and very full.
147 And I saw that a white bull was born, with large horns and all the beasts ofthe field and all the birds of the air feared him and made petition to him all thetime.
148 And I saw till all their generations were transformed, and they all becamewhite bulls; and the first among them became a lamb, and that lamb became agreat animal and had great black horns on its head; and the Lord of the sheeprejoiced over it and over all the oxen.
149 And I slept in their midst: and I awoke and saw everything.
150 This is the vision which I saw while I slept, and I awoke and blessed theLord of righteousness and gave Him glory.
151 Then I wept with a great weeping and my tears stayed not till I could nolonger endure it: when I saw, they flowed on account of what I had seen; foreverything shall come and be fulfilled, and all the deeds of men in their orderwere shown to me.
152 On that night I remembered the first dream, and because of it I wept and wastroubled−because I had seen that vision.
Chapter 1 - The Guidance of Enoch
1 And now, my son Methuselah, call to me all thy brothers and gather together tome all the sons of thy mother; For the word calls me, and the spirit is poured outupon me that I may show you everything that shall befall you for ever.
2 And there upon Methuselah went and summoned to him all his brothers andassembled his relatives.
3 And he spake unto all the children of righteousness and said: "Hear, ye sons ofEnoch, all the words of your father, and hearken aright to the voice of my mouthfor I exhort you and say unto you, beloved:4 Love uprightness and walk therein.
And draw not nigh to uprightness with a double heart,And associate not with those of a double heart,But walk in righteousness, my sons.
5 And it shall guide you on good paths, and righteousness shall be yourcompanion.
6 For I know that violence must increase on the earth,And a great chastisement be executed on the earth,And all unrighteousness come to an end:Yea, it shall be cut off from its roots,And its whole structure be destroyed.
7 And unrighteousness shall again be consummated on the earth,And all the deeds of unrighteousness and of violence,And transgression shall prevail in a twofold degree.
8 And when sin and unrighteousness and blasphemy,And violence in all kinds of deeds increase,And apostasy and transgression and uncleanness increase,A great chastisement shall come from heaven upon all these,And the holy Lord will come forth with wrath and chastisement,To execute judgement on earth.
9 In those days violence shall be cut off from its roots,And the roots of unrighteousness together with deceit,And they shall be destroyed from under heaven.
10 And all the idols of the heathen shall be abandoned,And the temples burned with fire,And they shall remove them from the whole earth,And they shall be cast into the judgement of fire,And shall perish in wrath and in grievous judgement for ever.
11 And the righteous shall arise from their sleep,And wisdom shall arise and be given unto them.
12 And after that the roots of unrighteousness shall be cut off, and the sinnersshall be destroyed by the sword and the blasphemers destroyed in every place,and those who plan violence and those who commit blasphemy shall perish bythe sword.
13 And now I tell you, my sons, and show you the paths of righteousness and thepaths of violence.
14 Yea, I will show them to you again that ye may know what will come to pass.
15 And now, listen to me, my sons,And walk in the paths of righteousness,And walk not in the paths of violence;For all who walk in the paths of unrighteousness shall perish for ever."
Chapter 2 - Wisdom of Enoch
1 The book written by Enoch − Enoch indeed wrote this complete doctrine ofwisdom, praised of all men and a judge of all the earth for all my children whoshall dwell on the earth.
And for the future generations who shall observeuprightness and peace.
2 "Let not your spirit be troubled on account of the times; For the Holy andGreat One has appointed days for all things.
3 And the righteous one shall arise from sleep, shall arise and walk in the pathsof righteousness and all his path and conversation shall be in eternal goodnessand grace.
4 He will be gracious to the righteous and give him eternal uprightness, and Hewill give him power so that he shall be with goodness and righteousness.
5 And he shall walk in eternal light.
6 And sin shall perish in darkness for ever and shall no more be seen from thatday for evermore.
"7 And after that Enoch both gave and began to recount from the books.
8 And Enoch said: "Concerning the children of righteousness and concerning theelect of the world, and concerning the plant of uprightness, I will speak thesethings.
9 Yea, I Enoch will declare unto you, my sons: According to that which appearedto me in the heavenly vision, and which I have known through the word of theholy angels, and have learnt from the heavenly tablets.
"10 And Enoch began to recount from the books and said:11 "I was born the seventh in the first week, while judgement and righteousnessstill endured.
12 And after me there shall arise in the second week great wickedness, anddeceit shall have sprung up; and in it there shall be the first end.
13 And in it a man shall be saved; and after it is ended unrighteousness shallgrow up, and a law shall be made for the sinners.
14 And after that in the third week at its close a man shall be elected as the plantof righteous judgement and his posterity shall become the plant of righteousnessfor evermore.
15 And after that in the fourth week, at its close, Visions of the holy andrighteous shall be seen, and a law for all generations and an enclosure shall bemade for them.
16 And after that in the fifth week, at its close, the house of glory and dominionshall be built for ever.
17 And after that in the sixth week all who live in it shall be blinded, and thehearts of all of them shall godlessly forsake wisdom.
18 And in it a man shall ascend; and at its close the house of dominion shall beburnt with fire, and the whole race of the chosen root shall be dispersed.
19 And after that in the seventh week shall an apostate generation arise, andmany shall be its deeds, and all its deeds shall be apostate.
20 And at its close shall be elected, the elect righteous of the eternal plant ofrighteousness to receive sevenfold instruction concerning all His creation.
21 For who is there of all the children of men that is able to hear the voice of theHoly One without being troubled?22 And who can think His thoughts?23 And who is there that can behold all the works of heaven?24 And how should there be one who could behold the heaven, and who is therethat could understand the things of heaven and see a soul or a spirit and couldtell thereof, or ascend and see all their ends and think them or do like them?25 And who is there of all men that could know what is the breadth and thelength of the earth, and to whom has been shown the measure of all of them?26 Or is there any one who could discern the length of the heaven and how greatis its height, and upon what it is founded, and how great is the number of thestars, and where all the luminaries rest?27 And now I say unto you, my sons, love righteousness and walk therein; forthe paths of righteousness are worthy of acceptation but the paths ofunrighteousness shall suddenly be destroyed and vanish.
28 And to certain men of a generation shall the paths of violence and of death berevealed and they shall hold themselves afar from them, and shall not followthem.
29 And now I say unto you the righteous: Walk not in the paths of wickedness,nor in the paths of death, and draw not nigh to them, lest ye be destroyed.
30 But seek and choose for yourselves righteousness and an elect life, and walkin the paths of peace, and ye shall live and prosper.
31 And hold fast my words in the thoughts of your hearts and suffer them not tobe effaced from your hearts; For I know that sinners will tempt men to evilly−entreat wisdom so that no place may be found for her, and no manner oftemptation may minish.
32 Woe to those who build unrighteousness and oppression and lay deceit as afoundation; For they shall be suddenly overthrown, and they shall have no peace.
33 Woe to those who build their houses with sin; For from all their foundationsshall they be overthrown and by the sword shall they fall.
34 And those who acquire gold and silver in judgement suddenly shall perish.
35 Woe to you, ye rich, for ye have trusted in your riches and from your richesshall ye depart because ye have not remembered the Most High in the days ofyour riches.
36 Ye have committed blasphemy and unrighteousness, and have become readyfor the day of slaughter, and the day of darkness and the day of the greatjudgement.
37 Thus I speak and declare unto you: He who hath created you will overthrowyou and for your fall there shall be no compassion, and your Creator will rejoiceat your destruction.
38 And your righteous ones in those days shall be a reproach to the sinners andthe godless.
39 Oh that mine eyes were a cloud of waters that I might weep over you, andpour down my tears as a cloud of waters: That so I might rest from my trouble ofheart!40 Who has permitted you to practice reproaches and wickedness?41 And so judgement shall overtake you, sinners.
42 Fear not the sinners, ye righteous; For again will the Lord deliver them intoyour hands, that ye may execute judgement upon them according to your desires.
43 Woe to you who fulminate anathemas which cannot be reversed: Healingshall therefore be far from you because of your sins.
44 Woe to you who requite your neighbor with evil; For ye shall be requitedaccording to your works.
45 Woe to you, lying witnesses, and to those who weigh out injustice, forsuddenly shall ye perish.
46 Woe to you, sinners, for ye persecute the righteous; for ye shall be deliveredup and persecuted because of injustice, and heavy shall its yoke be upon you.
47 Be hopeful, ye righteous; for suddenly shall the sinners perish before you,and ye shall have lordship over them according to your desires.
48 And in the day of the tribulation of the sinners your children shall mount andrise as eagles, and higher than the vultures will be your nest, and ye shall ascendand enter the crevices of the earth, and the clefts of the rock for ever as coneysbefore the unrighteous, and the sirens shall sigh because of you and weep.
49 Wherefore fear not, ye that have suffered; For healing shall be your portion,and a bright light shall enlighten you, and the voice of rest ye shall hear fromheaven.
50 Woe unto you, ye sinners, for your riches make you appear like the righteousbut your hearts convict you of being sinners, and this fact shall be a testimonyagainst you for a memorial of evil deeds.
51 Woe to you who devour the finest of the wheat and drink wine in large bowls,and tread under foot the lowly with your might.
52 Woe to you who drink water from every fountain; For suddenly shall ye beconsumed and wither away because ye have forsaken the fountain of life.
53 Woe to you who work unrighteousness and deceit and blasphemy: It shall bea memorial against you for evil.
54 Woe to you, ye mighty, who with might oppress the righteous; For the day ofyour destruction is coming.
55 In those days many and good days shall come to the righteous−in the day ofyour judgement."
Chapter 3 - Wisdom of Enoch
1 Believe, ye righteous, that the sinners will become a shame nd perish in theday of unrighteousness.
2 Be it known unto you that the Most High is mindful of your destruction andthe angels of heaven rejoice over your destruction.
3 What will ye do, ye sinners, and whither will ye flee on that day of judgementwhen ye hear the voice of the prayer of the righteous?4 Yea, ye shall fare like unto them against whom this word shall be a testimony:"Ye have been companions of sinners.
"5 And in those days the prayer of the righteous shall reach unto the Lord and foryou the days of your judgement shall come.
6 And all the words of your unrighteousness shall be read out before the GreatHoly One and your faces shall be covered with shame, and He will reject everywork which is grounded on unrighteousness.
7 Woe to you, ye sinners, who live on the mid ocean and on the dry land whoseremembrance is evil against you.
8 Woe to you who acquire silver and gold in unrighteousness and say: "We havebecome rich with riches and have possessions and have acquired everything wehave desired.
And now let us do what we purposed: For we have gathered silverand many are the husbandmen in our houses.
And our granaries are full as withwater.
"9 Yea and like water your lies shall flow away for your riches shall not abide butspeedily ascend from you; For ye have acquired it all in unrighteousness and yeshall be given over to a great curse.
10 And now I swear unto you, to the wise and to the foolish for ye shall havemanifold experiences on the earth.
11 For ye men shall put on more adornments than a woman and coloredgarments more than a virgin; In royalty and in grandeur and in power, and insilver and in gold and in purple, and in splendor and in food they shall be pouredout as water.
12 Therefore they shall be wanting in doctrine and wisdom and they shall perishthereby together with their possessions.
13 And with all their glory and their splendour, and in shame and in slaughterand in great destitution their spirits shall be cast into the furnace of fire.
14 I have sworn unto you, ye sinners, as a mountain has not become a slave anda hill does not become the handmaid of a woman.
15 Even so, sin has not been sent upon the earth but man of himself has createdit, and under a great curse shall they fall who commit it.
16 And barrenness has not been given to the woman but on account of the deedsof her own hands she dies without children.
17 I have sworn unto you, ye sinners, by the Holy Great One; That all your evildeeds are revealed in the heavens and that none of your deeds of oppression arecovered and hidden.
18 And do not think in your spirit nor say in your heart that ye do not know andthat ye do not see that every sin is every day recorded in heaven in the presenceof the Most High.
19 From henceforth ye know that all your oppression wherewith ye oppress iswritten down every day till the day of your judgement.
20 Woe to you, ye fools, for through your folly shall ye perish: And ye transgressagainst the wise, and so good hap shall not be your portion.
21 And now, know ye that ye are prepared for the day of destruction: Whereforedo not hope to live, ye sinners, but ye shall depart and die; for ye know noransom; for ye are prepared for the day of the great judgement, for the day oftribulation and great shame for your spirits.
22 Woe to you, ye obstinate of heart, who work wickedness and eat blood:Whence have ye good things to eat and to drink and to be filled? From all thegood things which the Lord the Most High has placed in abundance on the earth;therefore ye shall have no peace.
23 Woe to you who love the deeds of unrighteousness: Wherefore do ye hope forgood hap unto yourselves? Know that ye shall be delivered into the hands of therighteous, and they shall cut off your necks and slay you, and have no mercyupon you.
24 Woe to you who rejoice in the tribulation of the righteous; For no grave shallbe dug for you.
25 Woe to you who set at nought the words of the righteous; For ye shall have nohope of life.
26 Woe to you who write down lying and godless words; For they write downtheir lies that men may hear them and act godlessly towards neighbors.
27 Therefore they shall have no peace but die a sudden death.
28 Woe to you who work godlessness and glory in lying and extol them: Ye shallperish, and no happy life shall be yours.
29 Woe to them who pervert the words of uprightness and transgress the eternallaw, and transform themselves into what they were not into sinners: They shallbe trodden under foot upon the earth.
30 In those days make ready, ye righteous, to raise your prayers as a memorial,and place them as a testimony before the angels that they may place the sin ofthe sinners for a memorial before the Most High.
31 In those days the nations shall be stirred up and the families of the nationsshall arise on the day of destruction.
32 And in those days the destitute shall go forth and carry off their children andthey shall abandon them, so that their children shall perish through them: Yea,they shall abandon their children sucklings, and not return to them and shall haveno pity on their beloved ones.
33 And again I swear to you, ye sinners, that sin is prepared for a day ofunceasing bloodshed.
34 And they who worship stones, and grave images of gold and silver and woodand clay, and those who worship impure spirits and demons, and all kinds ofidols not according to knowledge, shall get no manner of help from them.
35 And they shall become godless by reason of the folly of their hearts and theireyes shall be blinded through the fear of their hearts and through visions in theirdreams.
36 Through these they shall become godless and fearful; For they shall havewrought all their work in a lie and shall have worshiped a stone: Therefore in aninstant shall they perish.
37 But in those days blessed are all they who accept the words of wisdom, andunderstand them, and observe the paths of the Most High, and walk in the pathof His righteousness, and become not godless with the godless; For they shall besaved.
38 Woe to you who spread evil to your neighbors; For you shall be slain inSheol.
39 Woe to you who make deceitful and false measures, and who cause bitternesson the earth; For they shall thereby be utterly consumed.
40 Woe to you who build your houses through the grievous toil of others, and alltheir building materials are the bricks and stones of sin; I tell you ye shall haveno peace.
41 Woe to them who reject the measure and eternal heritage of their fathers andwhose souls follow after idols; For they shall have no rest.
42 Woe to them who work unrighteousness and help oppression, and slay theirneighbours until the day of the great judgement.
43 For He shall cast down your glory and bring affliction on your hearts, andshall arouse His fierce indignation and destroy you all with the sword; And allthe holy and righteous shall remember your sins.
44 And in those days in one place the fathers together with their sons shall besmitten and brothers one with another shall fall in death till the streams flowwith their blood.
45 For a man shall not withhold his hand from slaying his sons and his sonssons, and the sinner shall not withhold his hand from his honored brother: Fromdawn till sunset they shall slay one another.
46 And the horse shall walk up to the breast in the blood of sinners and thechariot shall be submerged to its height.
47 In those days the angels shall descend into the secret places and gathertogether into one place all those who brought down sin and the Most High willarise on that day of judgement to execute great judgement amongst sinners.
48 And over all the righteous and holy He will appoint guardians from amongstthe holy angels to guard them as the apple of an eye until He makes an end of allwickedness and all sin, and though the righteous sleep a long sleep, they havenought to fear.
49 And the children of the earth shall see the wise in security, and shallunderstand all the words of this book, and recognize that their riches shall not beable to save them in the overthrow of their sins.
50 Woe to you, Sinners, on the day of strong anguish, Ye who afflict therighteous and burn them with fire: Ye shall be requited according to your works.
51 Woe to you, ye obstinate of heart, who watch in order to devise wickedness:Therefore shall fear come upon you and there shall be none to help you.
52 Woe to you, ye sinners, on account of the words of your mouth, and onaccount of the deeds of your hands which your godlessness as wrought; Inblazing flames burning worse than fire shall ye burn.
53 And now, know ye that from the angels He will inquire as to your deeds inheaven, from the sun and from the moon and from the stars in reference to yoursins because upon the earth ye execute judgement on the righteous.
54 And He will summon to testify against you every cloud and mist and dew andrain; for they shall all be withheld because of you from descending upon you,and they shall be mindful of your sins.
55 And now give presents to the rain that it be not withheld from descendingupon you, nor yet the dew, when it has received gold and silver from you that itmay descend.
56 When the hoarfrost and snow with their chilliness, and all the snow stormswith all their plagues fall upon you, in those days ye shall not be able to standbefore them.
Chapter 4 - Wisdom of Enoch
1 Observe the heaven, ye children of heaven, and every work of the Most High,and fear ye Him and work no evil in His presence.
2 If He closes the windows of heaven, and withholds the rain and the dew fromdescending on the earth on your account, what will ye do then?3 And if He sends His anger upon you because of your deeds, ye cannot petitionHim; for ye spake proud and insolent words against His righteousness: thereforeye shall have no peace.
4 And see ye not the sailors of the ships, how their ships are tossed to and fro bythe waves, and are shaken by the winds, and are in sore trouble?5 And therefore do they fear because all their goodly possessions go into the seawith them, and they have evil forebodings of heart that the sea will swallowthem and they will perish therein.
6 Are not the entire sea and all its waters, and all its movements, the work of theMost High, and has He not set limits to its doings, and confined it throughout bythe sand?7 And at His reproof it is afraid and dries up, and all its fish die and all that is init; But ye sinners that are on the earth fear Him not.
8 Has He not made the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein?9 Who has given understanding and wisdom to everything that moves on theearth and in the sea?10 Do not the sailors of the ships fear the sea? Yet sinners fear not the MostHigh.
11 In those days when He hath brought a grievous fire upon you, whither will yeflee, and where will ye find deliverance?12 And when He launches forth His Word against you will you not be affrightedand fear? And all the luminaries shall be affrighted with great fear and all theearth shall be affrighted and tremble and be alarmed.
13 And all the angels shall execute their commandst and shall seek to hidethemselves from the presence of the Great Glory, and the children of earth shalltremble and quake; and ye sinners shall be cursed for ever, and ye shall have nopeace.
14 Fear ye not, ye souls of the righteous and be hopeful ye that have died inrighteousness.
15 And grieve not if your soul into Sheol has descended in grief, and that in yourlife your body fared not according to your goodness but wait for the day of thejudgement of sinners and for the day of cursing and chastisement.
16 And yet when ye die the sinners speak over you: "As we die, so die therighteous, and what benefit do they reap for their deeds? Behold, even as we, sodo they die in grief and darkness and what have they more than we? Fromhenceforth we are equal.
And what will they receive and what will they see forever? Behold, they too have died, And henceforth for ever shall they see nolight.
"17 I tell you, "Ye sinners, ye are content to eat and drink, and rob and sin, andstrip men naked, and acquire wealth and see good days.
Have ye seen therighteous how their end falls out, that no manner of violence is found in them tilltheir death?18 Nevertheless they perished and became as though they had not been, and theirspirits descended into Sheol in tribulation."
Chapter 5 - Wisdom of Enoch
1 Another book which Enoch wrote for his son Methuselah and for those whowill come after him, and keep the law in the last days.
2 Ye who have done good shall wait for those days till an end is made of thosewho work evil; and an end of the might of the transgressors.
3 And wait ye indeed till sin has passed away, for their names shall be blottedout of the book of life and out of the holy books, and their seed shall bedestroyed for ever, and their spirits shall be slain, and they shall cry and makelamentation in a place that is a chaotic wilderness, and in the fire shall they burn;for there is no earth there.
4 And I saw there something like an invisible cloud; for by reason of its depth Icould not look over, and I saw a flame of fire blazing brightly, and things likeshining mountains circling and sweeping to and fro.
5 And I asked one of the holy angels who was with me and said unto him: "Whatis this shining thing? For it is not a heaven but only the flame of a blazing fire,and the voice of weeping and crying and lamentation and strong pain.
"6 And he said unto me: "This place which thou seest−here are cast the spirits ofsinners and blasphemers, and of those who work wickedness, and of those whopervert everything that the Lord hath spoken through the mouth of the prophets− the things that shall be.
7 For some of them are written and inscribed above in the heaven, in order thatthe angels may read them and know that which shall befall the sinners, and thespirits of the humble, and of those who have afflicted their bodies, and beenrecompensed by God.
8 And of those who have been put to shame by wicked men: Who love God andloved neither gold nor silver nor any of the good things which are in the world,but gave over their bodies to torture.
9 Who, since they came into being, longed not after earthly food, but regardedeverything as a passing breath, and lived accordingly, and the Lord tried themmuch, and their spirits were found pure so that they should bless His name.
10 And all the blessings destined for them I have recounted in the books.
11 And he hath assigned them their recompense, because they have been foundto be such as loved heaven more than their life in the world, and though theywere trodden under foot of wicked men and experienced abuse and reviling fromthem and were put to shame, yet they blessed Me.
12 And now I will summon the spirits of the good who belong to the generationof light, and I will transform those who were born in darkness, who in the fleshwere not recompensed with such honor as their faithfulness deserved.
13 And I will bring forth in shining light those who have loved My holy name,and I will seat each on the throne of his honor.
14 And they shall be resplendent for times without number; for righteousness isthe judgement of God; for to the faithful He will give faithfulness in thehabitation of upright paths.
15 And they shall see those who were, born in darkness led into darkness, whilethe righteous shall be resplendent.
16 And the sinners shall cry aloud and see them resplendent, and they indeedwill go where days and seasons are prescribed for them."
Chapter 6 - Revelation of Enoch
1 I swear unto you that in heaven the angels remember you for good before theglory of the Great One: and your names are written before the glory of the GreatOne.
2 Be hopeful; for aforetime ye were put to shame through ill and affliction; butnow ye shall shine as the lights of heaven, ye shall shine and ye shalll be seen,and the portals of heaven shall be opened to you.
3 And in your cry, cry for judgement, and it shall appear to you; for all yourtribulation shall be visited on the rulers, and on all who helped those whoplundered you.
4 Be hopeful, and cast not away your hopes for ye shall have great joy as theangels of heaven.
5 What shall ye be obliged to do?6 Ye shall not have to hide on the day of the great judgement and ye shall not befound as sinners, and the eternal judgement shall be far from you for all thegenerations of the world.
7 And now fear not, ye righteous, when ye see the sinners growing strong andprospering in their ways, be not companions with them, but keep afar from theirviolence; For ye shall become companions of the hosts of heaven.
8 And, although the sinners say: "All our sins shall not be searched out and bewritten down," nevertheless they shall write down all your sins every day.
9 And now I show unto you that light and darkness, day and night, see all yoursins.
10 Be not godless in your hearts, and lie not and alter not the words ofuprightness, nor charge with lying the words of the Holy Great One, nor takeaccount of your idols; for all your lying and all your godlessness issue not inrighteousness but in great sin.
11 And now I know this mystery, that sinners will alter and pervert the words ofrighteousness in many ways, and will speak wicked words, and lie, and practicegreat deceits, and write books concerning their words.
12 But when they write down truthfully all my words in their languages, and donot change or minish ought from my words but write them all down truthfully −all that I first testified concerning them.
13 Then, I know another mystery, that books will be given to the righteous andthe wise to become a cause of joy and uprightness and much wisdom.
14 And to them shall the books be given, and they shall believe in them andrejoice over them and then shall all the righteous who have learnt therefrom allthe paths of uprightness be recompensed.
15 In those days the Lord bade to summon and testify to the children of earthconcerning their wisdom: "Show unto them; for ye are their guides and arecompense over the whole earth.
16 For I and My son will be united with them for ever in the paths of uprightnessin their lives; and ye shall have peace: rejoice, ye children of uprightness.
Appendix to Book of Enoch
This chart showing a listing of what scrolls were found in the Qumran caves is important to note in regards to the texts found therein as they include an associated body of work that is one in the same. Parts of the Book of Giants were found regarding Enoch in the caves as well. It would appear that whoever the scribe or group of people who stored away these scrolls, intended them for safe keeping as they represent a body of knowledge that has, curiously enough, been largely fought since their inception. When a researcher gets to a certain point they tend to realize that some information and studies surpass the understanding of the intellect alone but rather sequesters the heart to comprehend such mysteries of which the mind is unwilling.
The Book of the Giants was published in not less than six or seven languages. From the original Syriac the Greek and Middle Persian versions were made. The Sogdian edition was probably derived from the Middle Persian, the Uygur from the Sogdian. There is no trace of a Parthian text.The book may have existed in Coptic. The presence of names such as Sām and Narīmān in the Arabic version proves that it had been translated from the Middle Persian. To the few surviving fragments (texts A-G) I have added two excerpts, the more important of which (H) probably derives from a Syriac epitome of the book. Naturally, Manichæan authors quoted the book frequently, but there is only one direct citation by a non-
Manichæan writer (text O). With the exception of text O, all the passages referring to the Book of the Giants (texts J-T) go back to Syriac writings (apparently). They are, therefore, to be treated as quotations from the Syriac edition. E.g. the Parthian text N is not the product of a Parthian writer who might have employed a Parthian version of the book, but was translated from a Syriac treatise whose author cited the Syriac text.
In their journey across Central Asia the stories of the Book of the Giants were influenced by local traditions. Thus, the translation of Ohya as Sām had in its train the introduction of myths appertaining to that Iranian hero; this explains the "immortality" of Sā(h)m according to text I. The country of Aryān-Vēžan = Airyana Vaēǰah, in text G (26), is a similar innovation. The "Kögmän mountains"
in text B may reflect the "Mount Hermon". The progeny of the fallen angels was confined in thirty-six towns (text S). Owing to the introduction of the Mount Sumeru, this number was changed (in Sogdiana) to thirty-two (text G, 22): "the heaven of Indra . . . is situated between the four peaks (cf. G 21) of the Meru, and consists of thirty-two cities of devas" (Eitel,Handb. Chinese Buddhism, 148, on Trayastriṃśat).
(bed) = damaged letters, or uncertain readings,
[bed] = suggested restorations of missing letters.
= visible, but illegible letters.
[. . .] = estimated number of missing letters.
[ ] = a lacuna of undetermined extent.
(84)] = same, at the beginning of a line.
[(85 = same, at the end of a line.
In the translation parentheses are employed for explanatory remarks.
Bolded text of the translation fragments are of great importance and
correlation with the books of Enoch.
NOTE: The text from multiple of these manuscripts is badly damaged but
between the various versions of the book in different languages we have a
general picture of what the Book of Giants is discussing if the book's very title
isn't enough for the reader alone. Logical estimates according to the historical
texts which tell of these giants living, seem to be around 3500BC and the
manuscripts (presumably) being copied several times throughout the ages
(considering any scribe would find copying an epic like this more than just a
"great job," they probably did it for free; which explains why so many
manuscripts exist of the book) are more than likely around 3000+ years old.
Translation to English
(Frg. c) . . . hard . . . arrow . . . bow, he that . . . Sām said: "Blessed be . . . had
[he ?] seen this, he would not have died." Then Shahmīzād said to Sām, his
[son]: "All that Māhawai . . ., is spoilt (?)." Thereupon he said to . . . "We are . . .
until (10) . . . and . . . (13) . . . that are in (?) the fiery hell (?) . . . As my father,
Virōgdād, was . . ." Shahmīzād said: "It is true what he says. He says one of
thousands of giants. For one of thousands . . . .". Sām thereupon began . . .
Māhawai, too, in many places . . . (20) until to that place he might escape (1) and
. . .
(Frg. j) . . . Virōgdād . . . Hōbābīš (a giant) robbed Ahr (a mortal man) of
Naxtag, his wife. Thereupon the giants began to kill each other and [to abduct
their wives]. The creatures, too, began to kill each other. Sām . . . before the sun,
one hand in the air, the other (30) . . . whatever he obtained, to his brother . . . .
imprisoned . . . (34) . . . over Taxtag. To the angels . . . from heaven. Taxtag to . .
. Taxtag threw (or: was thrown) into the water. Finally (?) . . . in his sleep Taxtag
saw three signs, [one portending . . .], one woe and flight, and one . . .
annihilation. Narīmān saw a gar[den full of] (40) trees in rows. Two hundred . . .
came out, the trees. . . .
(Frg. l) Enoch, the apostle, . . . [gave] a message to [the demons and their]
children: To you . . . not peace. [The judgment on you is] that you shall be bound
for the sins you have committed. You shall see the destruction of your children.
ruling for a hundred and twenty [years] . . . . (50) . . . wild ass, ibex . . . ram, goat
(?), gazelle, . . . oryx, of each two hundred, a pair . . . the other wild beasts, birds,
and animals and their wine [shall be] six thousand jugs . . . irritation(?) of water
(?) . . . and their oil shall be . . .
(Frg. k) . . . father . . . nuptials (?) . . . until the completion of his . . . in fighting .
. . (60) . . . and in the nest(?) Ohya and Ahya . . . he said to his brother: "get up
and . . . we will take what our father has ordered us to. The pledge we have given
. . . battle." And the giants fought them together . . . (67) "[Not the] . . . of the
lion, but the . . . on his . . . [Not the] . . . of the rainbow, but the bow . . . firm.
Not the sharpness of the blade, [but] (70) the strength of the ox (?). Not the . . .
eagle, but his wings. Not the . . . gold, but the brass that hammers it. Not the
proud [ruler], but the diadem on his [head. Not] the splendid cypress, but the . . .
giants of the mountain . . .
(Frg. g) . . . Not he that engages in quarrels, but he that is true in his speech. Not
the evil fruit(?), but the poison in it. (80) [Not they that] are placed (?) in the
skies but the God [of all] worlds. Not the servant is proud, but [the lord] that is
above him. Not one that is sent . . ., but the man that sent him". Thereupon
Narīmān . . . said . . . (86) . . . And (in) another place I saw those that were
weeping for the ruin that had befallen them, and whose cries and laments
rose up to heaven. (90) And also I saw another place [where there were] tyrants
and rulers . . . in great number, who had lived in sin and evil deeds, when . . .
(Note here that this passage is in the style of Enoch and is likely one of the many
books Enoch gave to Methuselah to "preserve even unto future generations.")
(Frg. i) . . . many men and women were killed, four hundred thousand
Righteous . . . with fire, naphtha, and brimstone . . . And the angels veiled
(or: covered, or: protected, or: moved out of sight) Enoch. Electae et
auditrices (100) . . . and ravished them. They chose beautiful women, and
demanded . . . them in marriage. Sordid . . . (103) . . . all . . . carried off . . .
severally they were subjected to tasks and services. And they . . . from each city .
. . and were, ordered to serve the . . . The Mesenians [were directed] to prepare,
the Khūzians to sweep [and] (110) water, the Persians to . . .
[On the Five Elements]
(Frg. e) (112) . . . slaying . . . righteous . . . good deeds . . . . elements. The
crown, the diadem, [the garland, and] the garment (of Light). The seven demons.
Like a blacksmith [who] binds (or:shuts, fastens) and looses (or: opens,
detaches) . . . . who from the seeds of . . . . and serves the king . . . . (120) . . .
offends . . . when weeping . . . with mercy . . . hand . . . (125) . . . the Pious gave .
. . ? . . . presents. Some buried the idols. The Jews did good and evil. Some make
their god half demon, half god . . . (130) killing . . . the seven demons . . . eye . . .
(Frg. b) . . . various colours that by . . . and bile. If. . . . from the five elements.
As if (it were) a means not to die, they fill themselves with food and drink. Their
(140) garment is . . . this corpse . . . and not firm . . . Its ground is not firm . . .
Like . . . (146) . . . imprisoned [in this corpse], in bones, nerves, [flesh], veins,
and skin, and entered herself [ = Āz] into it. Then he ( = Man) cries out, over (?)
sun and moon, the Just God's (150) two flames . . . ? . . ., over the elements, the
trees and the animals. But God [Zrwān ?], in each epoch, sends apostles: Šīt[īl,
Zarathushtra,] Buddha, Christ, . . .
(Frg. h) . . . evil-intentioned . . . from where . . . he came. The Misguided
recognize the five elements, [the five kinds of] trees, the five (kinds of) animals.
(160) . . . On the Hearers>
. . . we receive . . . from Mani, the Lord, . . . the Five Commandments to . . . the
Three Seals . . . (164) . . . living . . . profession . . . and wisdom . . . moon. Rest
from the power (or: deceit) . . . own. And keep measured the mixture (?) . . .
trees and wells, in two . . . (170) water, and fruit, milk, . . . he should not offend
his brother. The wise [Hearer] who like unto juniper [leaves . . .
(Frg. f) . . . much profit. Like a farmer . . . who sows seed . . in many . . . The
Hearer who . . . knowledge, is like unto a man that threw (the dish called) frōšag
(180) [into] milk(?). It became hard, not . . . The part that ruin . . . at first heavy.
Like . . . first . . . is honoured . . . might shine . . . (188) six days. The Hearer who
gives alms (to the Elect), is like unto a poor (190) man that presents his daughter
to the king; he reaches (a position of) great honour. In the body of the Elect the
(food given to to him as) alms is purified in the same manner as a . . . that by fire
and wind . . . beautiful clothes on a clean body . . . turn . . .
(Frg. a) . . . witness . . . fruit . . . (200) . . . tree . . . like firewood . . . like a grain
(?) . . . radiance. The Hearer in [the world ?], (and) the alms within the Church,
are like unto a ship [on the sea] : the towing-line (is) in the hand of [the tower]
on shore, the sailor (210) is [on board the ship]. The sea is the world, the ship is
[the . . ., the . . . is the ?al]ms, the tower is [the . . . ?], the towing-line (?) is the
Wisdom. . . . . . . (214) . . . The Hearer . . . is like unto the branch (?) of a
fruitless [tree] . . . fruitless . . . and the Hearers . . . fruit that . . . (220) pious
deeds. [The Elect,] the Hearer, and Vahman, are like unto three brothers to whom
some [possessions] were left by their father: a piece of land, . . ., seed. They
became partners . . . they reap and . . . The Hearer . . . like . . .
(Frg. d) . . . an image (?) of the king, cast of gold . . . (230) . . . the king gave
presents. The Hearer that copies a book, is like unto a sick man that gave his . . .
to a . . . man. The Hearer that gives [his] daughter to the church, is like . . .
pledge, who ( = father ?) gave his son to . . . learn . . . to . . . father, pledge . . .
(240) . . . Hearer. Again, the Hearer . . . is like . . . . stumble . . . is purified. To . .
. the soul from the Church, is like unto the wife of the soldier (or: Roman) who .
. . infantrist, one shoe . . . who, however, with a denarius . . . was. The wind tore
out one . . . he was abashed . . . from the ground . . . ground . . .
(Frg. m) . . . (250) . . . sent . . . The Hearer that makes one . . ., is like unto [a
compassionate mother] who had seven sons . . . the enemy [killed] all . . . The
Hearer that . . . piety . . . (258) . . . a well. One [on the shore of] the sea, one in
the boat. (260) [He that is on] shore, tows(?) him that is [in the boat].1 He that is
in the boat. . . . sea. Upwards to . . . like . . ? . . like a pearl . . . diadem . . .
(Frg. M 911) . . . Church. Like unto a man that . . . fruit and flowers . . . then they
praise . . . fruitful tree . . . (270) . . . [Like unto a man] that bought a piece of
land. [On that] piece of land [there was] a well, [and in that well a bag] full of
drachmas . . . the king was filled with wonder . . . share . . . pledge . . .
(Frg. n) . . . numerous . . . Hearer. At . . . like unto a garment . . . (280) like . . . to
the master . . . like . . . and a blacksmith. The goldsmith . . . to honour, the
blacksmith to . . . one to . . .
LeCoq, Türk. Man., iii, 23. Bang, Muséon, xliv, 13-17. Order of pages according
to LeCoq (the phot. publ. by Bang seems to support LeCoq's opinion).
(First page) . . . fire was going to come out. And [I saw] that the sun was at the
point of rising, and that [his ?] centre (orḍu) without increasing (? ašïlmatïn ?)
above was going to start rolling. Then came a voice from the air above. Calling
me, it spoke thus: "Oh son of Virōgdād, your affairs are lamentable (?). More
than this you shall [not] see. Do not die now prematurely, but turn quickly back
from here." And again, besides this (voice), I heard the voice of Enoch, the
apostle, from the south, without, however, seeing him at all. Speaking my name
very lovingly, he called. And downwards from . . . then
(Second page) . . . " . . for the closed door of the sun will open, the sun's light
and heat will descend and set your wings alight. You will burn and die," said he.
Having heard these words, I beat my wings and quickly flew down from the air.
I looked back: Dawn had . . . ., with the light of the sun it had come to rise over
the Kögmän mountains. And again a voice came from above. Bringing the
command of Enoch, the apostle, it said: "I call you, Virōgdād, . . . I know . . . his
direction . . . you . . . you . . . Now quickly . . . people . . . also . . .
M 648. Small scrap from the centre of a page. Order of pages uncertain.
(First page) . . . I shall see. Thereupon now S[āhm, the giant] was [very] angry,
and laid hands on M[āhawai, the giant], with the intention: I shall . . . and kill
[you]. Then . . . the other g[iants . . .
(Second page) . . . do not be afraid, for . . . [Sā]hm, the giant, will want to [kill]
you, but I shall not let him . . . I myself shall damage . . . Thereupon Māhawai,
the g[iant], . . . was satisfied . . .
Published Sb.P.A.W., 1934, p. 29.
. . . outside . . . and . . . left . . . . read the dream we have seen. Thereupon Enoch
thus . . . . and the trees that came out, those are the Egrēgoroi (‘yr), and the
giants that came out of the women. And . . . . . over . . . pulled out . . . over . . .
T iii 282. Order of pages uncertain.
(First page) . . . [when] they saw the apostle, . . . before the apostle . . . those
demons that were [timid], were very, very glad at seeing the apostle. All of them
assembled before him. Also, of those that were tyrants and criminals, they were
[worried] and much afraid. Then . . .
(Second page) . . . not to . . . Thereupon those powerful demons spoke thus to the
pious apostle : If . . . . by us any (further) sin [will] not [be committed ?], my
lord, why ? . . . . you have . . . and weighty injunction . . .
T ii D ii 164. Six fragmentary columns, from the middle of a page. Order of
columns uncertain. Instead of A///B///CDEF, it might have been: BCDEFA, or
(Col. A) . . . poverty . . . [those who] harassed the happiness of the Righteous,
on that account they shall fall into eternal ruin and distress, into that Fire,
the mother of all conflagrations and the foundation of all ruined tyrants.
And when these sinful misbegotten sons of ruin in those crevices and . . . .
(Col. B) . . . you have not been better. In error you thought you would this false
power eternally. You . . . all this iniquity . . .
(Col. C) . . . you that call to us with the voice of falsehood. Neither did we reveal
ourselves onyour account, so that you could see us, nor thus . . . . ourselves
through the praise and greatness that to us . . . -given to you . . ., but . . .
(Col. D) . . . sinners . . . . . is visible, where out of this fire your soul will be
prepared (for the transfer) to eternal ruin (?). And as for you, sinful misbegotten
sons of the Wrathful Self, confounders of the true words of that Holy One,
disturbers of the actions of Good Deed, aggressors upon Piety, . . . -ers of the
Living. . . ., who their . . .
(Col. E) . . . and on brilliant wings they shall fly and soar further outside and
above that Fire, and shall gaze into its depth and height. And those Righteous
that will stand around it, outside and above, they themselves shall have power
over that Great Fire, and over everything in it. . . . . . blaze . . . . souls that . . .
(Col. F) . . . they are purer and stronger [than the] Great Fire of Ruin that sets the
worlds ablaze. They shall stand around it, outside and above, and splendour shall
shine over them. Further outside and above it they shall fly (?) after those souls
that may try to escape from the Fire. And that . . . .
T ii. Two folios (one only publ. here; the other contains a wyδβ’γ cn pš’qṯ δywtyy
"Discourse on the Nephīlīm-demons"). Head-lines: R: pš’n prβ’r ". . .
pronouncement", V: iv fryštyt δn CC "The four angels with the two hundred
[demons . . . ". (Presumably this is where Enoch is addressing the 200 fallen
angel leaders who petitioned him to take their case to God. It also coincides with
the text later on revealing that four angels imprisoned multiple demons but
precisely how many is not specified.)
. . . they took and imprisoned all the helpers that were in the heavens. And the
angels themselves descended from the heaven to the earth. And (when) the
two hundred demons saw those angels, they were much afraid and worried.
They assumed the shape of men and hid themselves. Thereupon the angels
forcibly removed the men from the demons, (10) laid them aside, and put
watchers over them . . . . the giants . . . . were sons . . . with each other in bodily
union . . . . with each other self- . . . . and the . . . . that had been born to them,
they forcibly removed them from the demons. And they led one half of them
(20) eastwards, and the other half westwards, on the skirts of four huge
mountains, towards the foot of the Sumeru mountain, into thirty-two towns
which the Living Spirit had prepared for them in the beginning. And one calls
(that place) Aryān-waižan. And those men are (or: were) . . . . in the first arts and
crafts. (30) . . . . they made . . . the angels . . . and to the demons . . . they went
to fight. And those two hundred demons fought a hard battle with the four
angels, until the angels used fire, naphtha, and brimstone . . . .
T ii S 20. Sogdian script. Two folios. Contents similar to the "Kephalaia". Only
about a quarter (I R i-17) publ. here. The following chapter has as headline: ’’γšt
š’nš’y cnn ’β[c’n]pδ[yh w]prs = Here begins: Šanšai's question the world. Init.
rty tym ZK š’nš’[y] [cnn] m’rm’ny rwγšny pr’yš[t’kw w’nkw ’]prs’ ’yn’k ’βc’npδ
ZY kw ZKh mrtγmyt (’skw’nt) oo ckn’c pyδ’r ’’zy mrch ’zγyr’nt = And again
Šanšai asked the Light Apostle: this world where mankind lives, why does one
call it birth-death (saṃsāra, Chin. shêng-szŭ).
. . . and what they had seen in the heavens among the gods, and also what they
had seen in hell, their native land, and furthermore what they had seen on earth,
—all that they began to teach (hendiadys) to the men. To Šahmīzād two(?)
sons were borne by . . . . One of them he named "Ohya"; in Sogdian he is called
"Sāhm, the giant". And again a second son [was born] to him. He named him
"Ahya"; its Sogdian (equivalent) is "Pāt-Sāhm". As for the remaining giants,
they were born to the other demons and Yakṣas. (Colophon) Completed: (the
chapter on) "The Coming of the two hundred Demons".
M 500 n. Small fragment.
. . . . manliness, in powerful tyranny, he (or: you ?) shall not die". The giant
Sāhm and his brother will live eternally. For in the whole world in power and
strength, and in . . . .
T ii D ii 120, V ii 1-5: and in the coming of the two hundred demons there are two paths: the hurting speech, and the hard labour; these (belong, or: lead) to hell.
(First page) . . . before . . . they were. And all the . . . fulfilled their tasks lawfully. Now, they became excited and irritated for the following reason: namely, the two hundred demons came down to the sphere from the high heaven, and the . . . . (Second page) . . . in the world they became excited and irritated. For their lifelines nd the connections of their Pneumatic Veins are joined to the sphere.
(Colophon) Completed: the exposition of the three worlds. (Head-line) Here begins: the coming of Jesus and [his bringing] the religion to Adam and Šitil. . . . you should care and . . .
Kephalaia, 171 16-19: Earthquake and malice happened in the watchpost of the Great King of Honour, namely the Egrēgoroi who arose at the time when they ere . . . . and there descended those who were sent to confound them.
Kephalaia, 92 24-31: Now attend and behold how the Great King of Honour ho is ἔννοια, is in the third heaven. He is . . . with the wrath . . . and a rebellion . ., when malice and wrath arose in his camp, namely the Egrēgoroi of Heaven who in his watch-district (rebelled and) descended to the earth. They did all
deeds of malice. They revealed the arts in the world, and the mysteries of heaven to the men. Rebellion and ruin came about on the earth . . . N. Parthian
M 35, lines 21-36. Fragment of a treatise entitled ’rdhng wyfr’s = Commentary on (Mani's opus)Ārdahang.
And the story about the Great Fire: like unto (the way in which) the Fire, with powerful wrath, swallows this world and enjoys it; like unto (the way in which) this fire that is in the body, swallows the exterior fire that is (lit. comes) in fruit and food, and enjoys it. Again, like unto (the story in which) two brothers who found a treasure, and a pursuer lacerated each other, and they died; like unto (the fight in which) Ohya, Lewyātīn ( = Leviathan), and Raphael lacerated each other, and they vanished; like unto (the story in which) a lion cub, a calf in a wood (or: on a meadow), and a fox lacerated each other, [and they vanished, or: died]. Thus [the Great Fire swallows, etc.] both of the fires. . . . M 740. Another copy of this text.
O. Arabic, from Middle-Persian ?
Al-Ghaḍanfar (Abū Isḥāq Ibr. b. Muḥ. al-Tibrīzī, middle of thirteenth century), in Sachau's edition of Beruni's Āthār al-bāqiyah, Intr., p. xiv: The Book of the Giants, by Mani of Babylon, is filled with stories about these (antediluvian) giants, amongst whom Sām and Narīmān.
Keph. 9323-28: On account of the malice and rebellion that had arisen in the watch-post of the Great King of Honour, namely the Egrēgoroi who from the heavens had descended to the earth,—on their account the four angels received their orders: they bound the Egrēgoroi with eternal fetters in the
prison of the Dark(?), their sons were destroyed upon the earth.
Manich. Psalm-book, ed. Allberry, 1427-9: The Righteous who were burnt in the
fire, they endured. This multitude that were wiped out, four thousand . . . . Enoch
also, the Sage, the transgressors being . . .
Man. Homil., ed. Polotsky, 6818-19: . . . evil. 400,000 Righteous were slain by the giants and many more . . . . the years of Enoch . . .
Keph., 117 1-9: Before the Egrēgoroi rebelled and descended from heaven, a
prison had been built for them in the depth of the earth beneath the
mountains. Before the sons of the giants were born who knew not
Righteousness and Piety among themselves, thirty-six towns had been prepared
and erected, so that the sons of the giants should live in them, they that come to
beget . . . . who live a thousand years.
291a. Order of pages unknown.
(First page) . . . mirror . . . image. . . . distributed. The men . . . and Enoch was
veiled ( = moved out of sight). They took . . . Afterwards, with donkey-goads . . .
. slaves, and waterless trees (?). Then the arch angels Michael, Raphel,
Gabriel, and Istrael . . . and imprisoned the demons. And of them . . . . seven
and twelve. (Possibly a numerical indication as to how many demons the
(Second page) . . . three thousand two hundred and eighty- . . . the beginning of
King Vištāsp.. . . . in the palace he flamed forth (or: in the brilliant palace). And
at night . . ., then to the broken gate . . . men . . . physicians, merchants, farmers,
. . . at sea. ? . . . armoured he came out . . .
T ii D 58. From the end ( . . . r š t) of a hymn.
. . . gifts. A peaceful sovereign [was] King Vištāsp, [in Aryā]n-Waižan Wahman
and Zarēl . . . . The sovereign's queen, Khudōs, received the Faith, the prince . . .
They have secured (a place in) the (heavenly) hall, and quietude for ever and
ever . . .
M 692. Small fragment. Order of pages uncertain.
(First page) . . . because . . . the House of the Gods, eternal joy, and good . . ? . .
For so it is said: at that time . . . Yima was . . . in the world. And at the time of
the new moon (?) . . . . the blessed denizens of the world . . . all assembled . . . all
. . .
(Second page) . . . they offered five garlands in homage. And Yima accepted
those garlands . . . And those . . . that . . . . and great kingship . . . was his. And
on . . . them . . . . And acclamations . . . And from that pious (?) . . . he placed the
garlands on his head