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The Book of Hanoch [Enoch]

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AKA: Ethiopian Enoch, or, 1 Enoch.


Section Two | Section Three | Section Four | Section Five








Section I. The Book of the Watchers [the Malaks]

~~ Chapter 1 ~~

1 The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous who will be living in the day of tribulation, when all the wicked ones are to be removed.
2 He took up his parable, and said: Enoch, a righteous man whose eyes were opened by Yahweh, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the malaks showed me, and from them I heard everything. From them I understood as I saw, not for this generation, but for a remote one which is to come.
3 Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them: The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling.
4 The eternal Yahweh will tread upon the earth, [even] on Mount Sinai, and appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens.
5 All will be smitten with fear. The Watchers will quake, and great fear and trembling will seize them to the ends of the earth.
6 The high mountains will be shaken. The high hills will be made low, and will melt like wax before the flame.
7 The earth will be wholly rent in sunder, all that is upon the earth will perish, and there will be a judgment upon all.
8 With the righteous He will make peace. He will protect the elect, and mercy will be upon them. They will all belong to Yahweh, they will be prospered, and they will all be blessed. He will help them all, Light will appear to them, and He will make peace with them.
9 Behold! He comes with ten thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment upon all, to destroy all the wicked, to convict all flesh of all the works of their wickedness which they have wickedly committed, and of all the hard things which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.

~~ Chapter 2 ~~

1 Observe everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orbits. The luminaries which are in heaven all rise and set in order each in its season, and do not transgress against their appointed order.
2 Behold the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how steadfast they are. None of the things upon earth change, but all the works of Yahweh appear to you.
3 Behold the summer and the winter, how the whole earth is filled with water, and clouds, dew, and rain lie upon it.

~~ Chapter 3 ~~

Observe and see how all the trees seem as though they had withered and shed all their leaves, except fourteen trees which do not lose their foliage, but retain the old foliage from two to three years till the new comes.

~~ Chapter 4 ~~

Again, observe the days of summer, how the sun is above the earth over against it. You seek shade and shelter by reason of the heat of the sun, and the earth also burns with growing heat so you cannot tread on the earth, or on a rock, by reason of its heat.

~~ Chapter 5 ~~

1 Observe how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit. Wherefore give heed, know with regard to all His works, and recognize how He who lives forever made them so.
2 All His works go on from year to year forever, and all the tasks which they accomplish for Him. Their tasks do not change, according as Yahweh ordained so is it done.
3 Behold how the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and not change their tasks from His commandments.
4 You have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of Yahweh. You turned away and spoke proud and hard words with your impure mouths against His greatness. Oh, you hard-hearted, you will find no peace.
5 Therefore you will execrate your days, the years of your life will perish, the years of your destruction will be multiplied in eternal execration, and you will find no mercy.
6 In those days, you will make your names an eternal execration to all the righteous. The sinners will curse you continually, you together with the sinners.
7 To the elect there will be light, joy, and peace, and they will inherit the earth. To you, wicked ones, on the contrary, there will be a curse.
8 Then there will be bestowed upon the elect Wisdom, they will all live and never again sin, either through wickedness or through pride. Those who are wise will be humble.
9 They will not again transgress, nor will they sin all the days of their life, nor they will die of [the divine] anger or wrath, but they will complete the number of the days of their life. Their lives will be increased in peace, and the years of their joy will be multiplied in eternal gladness and peace, all the days of their life.

~~ Chapter 6 ~~

1 It came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born to them beautiful and comely daughters.
2 The malaks, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose wives from among the children of men, and beget children.'
3 Semjaza, who was their leader, said to them: 'I fear you will not agree to do this deed indeed, and I alone will have to pay the penalty of a great sin.'
4 They all answered him, and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual curse to not abandon this plan, but to do this thing.'
5 Then they all swore together, and bound themselves by mutual curse upon it.
6 They were in all two hundred, who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon (they called it Mount Hermon because they swore and bound themselves by mutual curse upon it).
7 These are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqiel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, and Sariel.
8 These are their chiefs of tens.

~~ Chapter 7 ~~

1 All the others together with them took to themselves wives, each chose one for himself.
2 They began to go in to them and to defile themselves with them. They taught them charms, enchantments, the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants.
3 They became pregnant, and they bore great giants (whose height was three thousand ells), who consumed all the acquisitions of men.
4 When men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them, and devoured mankind.
5 They began to sin against birds, beasts, reptiles, and fish; and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood.
6 Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.

~~ Chapter 8 ~~

1 Azazel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates (and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them), bracelets, ornaments, the use of antimony, the beautifying of the eyelids, all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring tinctures.
2 There arose much wickedness, they committed fornication, they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways.
3 Semjaza taught enchantments and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. As men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .

~~ Chapter 9 ~~

1 Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriyl looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth.
2 They said one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryings 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 They said to Yahweh of the ages: 'Master of lords, Almighty of gods, King of kings, and Yahweh of the ages, the throne of your glory [stands] to all the generations of the ages, and your Name holy, glorious, and blessed to all the ages!
5 You made all things, and you have power over all things. All things are naked and open in your sight, you see all things, nothing can hide itself from you.
6 You see what Azazel did, who taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were [preserved] in heaven, which men were striving to learn.
7 Semjaza (to whom you gave authority to bear rule over his associates)
8 and they went to the daughters of men upon the earth, laid with the women, defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins.
9 The women bore giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness.
10 Now, behold, the souls of those who died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven. Their lamentations have ascended, and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth.
11 You know all things before they come to pass. You see these things and you suffer them, and you do not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'

~~ Chapter 10 ~~

1 The Most High, the Holy and Great One spoke, sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him:
2 'Go to Noah and tell him in my Name; "Hide yourself!" Reveal to him the end that is approaching. The whole earth will be destroyed. A deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it.
3 Instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.'
4 Yahweh said to Raphael: 'Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness. Make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein.
5 Place upon him rough and jagged rocks, cover him with darkness, let him abide there forever, and cover his face that he may not see light.
6 On the day of the great judgment he will be cast into the fire.
7 Heal the earth which the malaks have corrupted. Proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers disclosed and taught their sons.
8 The whole earth is corrupted through the works that were taught by Azazel, to him ascribe all sin.'
9 Yahweh said to Gabriyl: 'Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication. Destroy the children of the Watchers from among men. Send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle, for length of days they will not have.
10 No request that they make of you will be granted to their fathers on their behalf, for they hope to live an eternal life, and that each one of them will live five hundred years.'
11 Yahweh said to Michael: 'Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who united themselves with women so as to defile themselves with them in all their uncleanness.
12 When their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgment and of their consummation, till the judgment that is for ever and ever is consummated.
13 In those days they will be led off to the abyss of fire, to the torment and the prison in which they will be confined forever.
14 Whosoever will be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all generations.
15 Destroy all the spirits of the reprobate, and the children of the Watchers, because they have wronged mankind.
16 Destroy all wrong from the face of the earth, let every evil work come to an end. Let the plant of righteousness and truth appear, and it will prove a blessing. The works of righteousness and truth will be planted in truth and joy for evermore.
17 Then all the righteous will escape, live till they beget thousands of children, and all the days of their youth and their old age they will complete in peace.
18 Then the whole earth will be tilled in righteousness, be planted with trees, and be full of blessing.
19 All desirable trees will be planted on it, and they will plant vines on it. The vine which they plant thereon will yield wine in abundance. As for all the seed which is sown thereon each measure will bear a thousand, and each measure of olives will yield ten presses of oil.
20 Cleanse the earth from all oppression, from all unrighteousness, from all sin, and from all wickedness. All the uncleanness that is wrought upon the earth destroy from off the earth.
21 All the children of men will become righteous, all nations will offer adoration and will praise Me, and all will worship Me.
22 The earth will be cleansed from all defilement, from all sin, from all punishment, from all torment, and I will never again send upon it from generation to generation and forever.

~~ Chapter 11 ~~

1 In those days I will open the store chambers of blessing which are in the heaven, so as to send them down upon the earth over the work and labor of the children of men.
2 Truth and peace will be associated together throughout all the days of the world and throughout all the generations of men.'

~~ Chapter 12 ~~

1 Before these things Enoch was hidden, no one of the children of men knew where he was hidden, where he abode, or what became of him.
2 His activities had to do with the Watchers, and his days were with the holy ones.
3 I, Enoch, was blessing Yahweh of majesty, the King of the ages. Lo! The Watchers called me, Enoch the scribe, and said to me:
4 'Enoch, you scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who left the high heaven, the holy eternal place, who defiled themselves with women, did as the children of earth do, and took wives to themselves:
5 "You wrought great destruction on the earth. You will have no peace, nor forgiveness of sin.
6 You delight yourselves in your children, so you will see the murder of your beloved ones. You will lament over the destruction of your children, and make supplication to eternity, but you will not attain mercy and peace."'

~~ Chapter 13 ~~

1 Enoch went, and said: 'Azazel, you will have no peace. A severe sentence went forth against you to put you in bonds.
2 You will not have toleration nor request granted to you, because of the unrighteousness which you taught, and because of all the works of wickedness, unrighteousness, and sin, which you showed to men.'
3 Then I went and spoke to them all together, and they were all afraid, fear and trembling seized them.
4 They besought me to draw up a petition for those who might find forgiveness, and to read their petition in the presence of Yahweh of heaven.
5 From thenceforward they could not speak [with Him] nor lift up their eyes to heaven for shame of their sins for which they were condemned.
6 Then I wrote out their petition, and the prayer in regard to their spirits and their deeds individually, and in regard to their requests that they should have forgiveness and length [of days].
7 I went off and sat down at the waters of Dan, in the land of Dan, to the south of the west of Hermon. I read their petition till I fell asleep.
8 Behold, a dream came to me, visions fell down upon me. I saw visions of chastisement, and a voice came bidding me to tell it to the sons of heaven, and reprimand them.
9 When I awaked, I came to them, and they were all sitting gathered together, weeping in 'Abelsjail (which is between Lebanon and Seneser) with their faces covered.
10 I recounted before them all the visions I saw in sleep. I began to speak the words of righteousness, and to reprimand the heavenly Watchers.

~~ Chapter 14 ~~

1 The book of the words of righteousness, and of the reprimand of the eternal Watchers in accordance with the command of the Holy Great One in that vision.
2 I saw in my sleep what I will now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth which the Great One has given to men to converse therewith and understand with the heart.
3 He created (and gave to man the power of understanding) the word of Wisdom. He created me also and gave me the power of reprimanding the Watchers, the children of heaven.
4 I wrote out your petition. In my vision it appeared that your petition will not be granted to you throughout all the days of eternity, and that judgment has finally been passed upon you.
5 Yea, [your petition] will not be granted to you. From henceforth you will not ascend into heaven to all eternity, and the decree went forth to bind you in bonds of the earth for all the days of the world.
6 And [that] previously you will have seen the destruction of your beloved sons, and you will have no pleasure in them, but they will fall before you by the sword.
7 Your petition on their behalf will not be granted, nor yet on your own, even though you weep, pray, and speak all the words contained in the writing which I wrote.
8 The vision was shown to me thus: Behold, in the vision clouds invited me, a mist summoned me, the course of the stars and the lightnings sped and hastened me, the winds in the vision caused me to fly and lifted me upward, and bore me into heaven.
9 I went in till I drew near to a wall which is built of crystal and surrounded by tongues of fire, and it began to scare me.
10 I went into the tongues of fire and drew near to a large house which was built of crystal, the walls of the house were like a tesselated floor of crystals, and its groundwork was of crystal.
11 Its ceiling was like the path of the stars and the lightnings, between them were fiery cherubim,
12 and their heaven was [as clear as] water. A flaming fire surrounded the walls, and its portals blazed with fire.
13 I entered into that house, it was hot as fire and cold as ice. There were no delights of life therein.
14 Fear covered me, and trembling got hold upon me. As I quaked and trembled, I fell upon my face.
15 I beheld a vision, and lo! There was a second house, greater than the former.
16 The entire portal stood open before me, and it was built of flames of fire. In every respect it so excelled in splendor, magnificence, and extent that I cannot describe to you its splendor and its extent.
17 Its floor was of fire, above it were lightnings and the path of the stars, and its ceiling also was flaming fire.
18 I looked, and saw a lofty throne therein. Its appearance was as crystal, the wheels thereof as the shining sun, and there was the vision of cherubim.
19 From underneath the throne came streams of flaming fire so that I could not look thereon.
20 The Great Glory sat thereon, His raiment shone more brightly than the sun, and was whiter than any snow.
21 None of the malaks could enter, nor could behold His face by reason of the magnificence and glory, and no flesh could behold Him.
22 The flaming fire was round about Him, a great fire stood before Him, and none around could draw near Him. Ten thousand times ten thousand [stood] before Him, yet He needed no counselor.
23 The most holy ones who were near Him did not leave by night nor depart from Him.
24 Until then I was prostrate on my face, trembling. Yahweh called me with His own mouth, and said to me: 'Come here, Enoch, and hear my word.'
25 One of the holy ones came to me, and waked me. He made me rise up and approach the door, and I bowed my face downwards.

~~ Chapter 15 ~~

1 He answered, and said to me, and I heard His voice: 'Do not fear, Enoch, you righteous man and scribe of righteousness.
2 Approach here, and hear my voice. Go, say to the Watchers of heaven who sent you to intercede for them: You should intercede for men, and not men for you.
3 Why did you leave the high, holy, eternal heaven, and lay with women? You defiled yourselves with the daughters of men, took wives to yourselves, did like the children of earth, and begot giants [as] sons.
4 Though you were holy, spiritual, and living the eternal life, you defiled yourselves with the blood of women, begotten [children] with the blood of flesh. As the children of men, you lusted after flesh and blood as those do who die and perish.
5 Therefore I gave them wives that they might impregnate them, and beget children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth.
6 But you were formerly spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world.
7 I did not appoint wives for you, for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling.
8 The giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, will be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth will be their dwelling.
9 Evil spirits proceed from their bodies because they are born from men, and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin. They will be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits they will be called.
10 As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven is their dwelling; but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth will be their dwelling.
11 The spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble. They take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences.
12 These spirits will rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they proceeded from them.

~~ Chapter 16 ~~

1 From the slaughter, destruction, and death of the giants, the spirits went forth from the souls of their flesh, and will destroy without incurring judgment. They will destroy until the day of the consummation, the great judgment in which the age will be consummated over the Watchers and the wicked, yea, will be wholly consummated."
2 As to the Watchers who sent you to intercede for them, who were aforetime in heaven:
3 "You were in heaven, but all the mysteries were not yet revealed to you. You knew worthless ones, and in the hardness of your hearts you made these known to the women, and through these mysteries women and men work much evil on earth."
4 Say to them therefore: "You have no peace."'

~~ Chapter 17 ~~

1 They took and brought me to a place in which those who were there were like flaming fire, and, when they wished, they appeared as men.
2 They brought me to the place of darkness, to a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven.
3 I saw the places of the luminaries, the treasuries of the stars, and of the thunder. In the uttermost depths, there were a fiery bow and arrows with their quiver, a fiery sword, and all the lightnings.
4 They took me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting of the sun.
5 I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself into the great sea towards the west.
6 I saw the great rivers, came to the great river, to the great darkness, and went to the place where no flesh walks.
7 I saw the mountains of the darkness of winter, and the place from where all the waters of the deep flow.
8 I saw the mouths of all the rivers of the earth, and the mouth of the deep.

~~ Chapter 18 ~~

1 I saw the treasuries of all the winds. I saw how He furnished the whole creation with them, and the firm foundations of the earth.
2 I saw the corner-stone of the earth. I saw the four winds which bear the firmament of the heaven.
3 I saw how the winds stretch out the vaults of heaven, and have their station between heaven and earth. These are the pillars of the heaven.
4 I saw the winds of heaven which turn and bring the circumference of the sun and all the stars to their setting.
5 I saw the winds on the earth carrying the clouds. I saw the paths of the malaks.
6 I saw at the end of the earth the firmament of the heaven above. I proceeded and saw a place which burns day and night, where there are seven mountains of magnificent stones, three towards the east, and three towards the south.
7 As for those towards the east, one was of colored stone, and one of pearl, and one of jacinth, and those towards the south of red stone.
8 The middle one reached to heaven like the throne of Yahweh, of alabaster, and the summit of the throne was of sapphire.
9 And I saw a flaming fire.
10 Beyond these mountains is a region, the end of the great earth, there the heavens were completed.
11 I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them I saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards the height and towards the depth.
12 Beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it. There was no water upon it, and no birds, it was a waste and horrible place.
13 I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, and when I inquired regarding them, the malak said to me:
14 'This place is the end of heaven and earth, this is a prison for the stars and the host of heaven.
15 The stars which roll over the fire are those who transgressed the commandment of Yahweh in the beginning of their rising, because they did not come forth at their appointed times.
16 He was wroth with them, and bound them till the time when their guilt should be consummated, [even] for ten thousand years.'

~~ Chapter 19 ~~

1 Uriel said to me: 'Here stand the malaks who connected themselves with women. Their spirits (assuming many different forms) are defiling mankind, and will lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods. Here they stand till the day of the great judgment in which they will be judged till they are made an end of.
2 And the women also of the malaks who went astray will become sirens.'
3 I alone, Enoch, saw the vision, the ends of all things. No man will see as I saw.

~~ Chapter 20 ~~

1 These are the names of the holy malaks who watch:
2 Uriel, one of the holy malaks, who is over the world, and over Tartarus.
3 Raphael, one of the holy malaks, who is over the spirits of men.
4 Raguel, one of the holy malaks, who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.
5 Michael, one of the holy malaks, to wit, he who is set over the best part of mankind, and over chaos.
6 Saraqael, one of the holy malaks, who is set over the spirits who sin in the spirit.
7 Gabriyl, one of the holy malaks, who is over Paradise, the serpents, and the Cherubim.
8 Remiel, one of the holy malaks, whom Yahweh set over those who rise.

~~ Chapter 21 ~~

1 I proceeded to where things were chaotic.
2 I saw there something horrible.
3 I saw neither a heaven above nor a firmly founded earth, but a place chaotic and horrible.
4 There I saw seven stars of the heaven bound together in it, like great mountains burning with fire.
5 I said: 'For what sin are they bound, and on what account were they cast in here?' Then Uriel, one of the holy malaks, who was with me, and was chief over them, said: 'Enoch, why do you ask, and why are you eager for the truth?
6 These are of the number of the stars of heaven which transgressed the commandment of Yahweh, and are bound here till ten thousand years, till the time entailed by their sins are consummated.'
7 From there I went to another place, which was still more horrible than the former, and I saw a horrible thing. A great fire which burned and blazed, and the place was cleft as far as the abyss, being full of great descending columns of fire.
8 Neither its extent or magnitude could I see, nor could I conjecture. Then I said: 'How fearful is the place, and how terrible to look upon!'
9 Uriel answered me, one of the holy malaks who was with me, and said to me: 'Enoch, why do you have such fear and fright?'
10 I answered: 'Because of this fearful place, and because of the spectacle of the pain.' He said to me: 'This place is the prison of the [bad] malaks, and here they will be imprisoned forever.'

~~ Chapter 22 ~~

1 Then I went to another place, the mountain of hard rock.
2 There was four hollow places in it, deep, wide, and very smooth. How smooth are the hollow places, deep and dark to look at.
3 Then Raphael answered, one of the holy malaks who was with me, and said to me: 'These hollow places were created for this very purpose, that the spirits of the souls of the dead should assemble therein.
4 Yea, that all the souls of the children of men should assemble here. These places were made to receive them till the day of their judgment, till their appointed period, till the great judgment [comes] upon them.' I saw [the spirit of] a dead man making suit, his voice went forth to heaven, and made suit.
5 I asked Raphael the malak who was with me, and I said to him:
6 'This spirit which makes suit, whose is it, whose voice goes forth and makes suit to heaven?'
7 He answered me, saying: 'This is the spirit which went forth from Abel, whom his brother Cain slew. He makes his suit against him till his seed is destroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed is annihilated from amongst the seed of men.'
8 I asked regarding it, and regarding all the hollow places: 'Why is one separated from the other?'
9 He answered, and said to me: 'These three were made that the spirits of the dead might be separated. And such a division was made [for] the spirits of the righteous, in which there is the bright spring of water.
10 And such was made for sinners when they die and are buried in the earth, and judgment was not executed on them in their lifetime.
11 Here their spirits will be set apart in this great pain till the great day of judgment, punishment, and torment of those who curse forever, and retribution for their spirits.
12 There He will bind them forever. Such a division was made for the spirits of those who make their suit, who make disclosures concerning their destruction, when they were slain in the days of the sinners.
13 Such was made for the spirits of men who were not righteous, but sinners who were complete in transgression, and of the transgressors they will be companions. Their spirits will not be slain in the day of judgment nor they will be raised from there.'
14 Then I blessed Yahweh of glory, and said: 'Blessed is my Father, Yahweh of righteousness, who rules forever.'

~~ Chapter 23 ~~

1 From there I went to another place to the west of the ends of the earth.
2 I saw a burning fire which ran without resting, and did not pause from its course day or night, but [ran] regularly.
3 I asked, saying: 'What is this which does not rest?'
4 Raguel, one of the holy malaks who was with me, answered, and said to me: 'This course of fire which you see is the fire in the west which persecutes all the luminaries of heaven.'

~~ Chapter 24 ~~

1 From there I went to another place of the earth, and he showed me a mountain range of fire which burned day and night.
2 I went beyond it and saw seven magnificent mountains all differing each from the other. The stones were magnificent and beautiful, magnificent as a whole, of glorious appearance and fair exterior. Three towards the east, one founded on the other, and three towards the south, one upon the other, and deep rough ravines, no one of which joined with any other.
3 The seventh mountain was in the midst of these and it excelled them in height, resembling the seat of a throne, and fragrant trees encircled the throne.
4 Amongst them was a tree such as I had never yet smelled, neither was any among them, nor were others like it. It had a fragrance beyond all fragrance. Its leaves, blooms, and wood, do not wither forever. Its fruit is beautiful, its fruit resembles the dates of a palm.
5 Then I said: 'How beautiful is this tree, fragrant, its leaves are fair, and its blooms very delightful in appearance.'
6 Then Michael answered, one of the holy and honored malaks who was with me, and was their leader.

~~ Chapter 25 ~~

1 He said to me: 'Enoch, why do you ask me regarding the fragrance of the tree, and why do you wish to learn the truth?'
2 I answered him, saying: 'I wish to know about everything, but especially about this tree.'
3 He answered, saying: 'This high mountain which you see, whose summit is like the throne of Yahweh, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, Yahweh of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He comes down to visit the earth with goodness.
4 As for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgment, when He will take vengeance on all and bring [everything] to its consummation forever.
5 It will then be given to the righteous and holy. Its fruit will be for food to the elect. It will be transplanted to the holy place, to the temple of Yahweh, the Eternal King.
6 Then they will rejoice with joy and be glad, and they will enter into the holy place. Its fragrance will be in their bones, and they will live a long life on earth, such as your fathers lived. In their days no sorrow, plague, torment, or calamity will touch them.'
7 Then I blessed Yahweh of Glory, the Eternal King, who prepared such things for the righteous, created them, and promised to give to them.

~~ Chapter 26 ~~

1 I went from there to the middle of the earth, and I saw a blessed place in which there were trees with branches abiding and blooming [of a dismembered tree].
2 There I saw a holy mountain, and underneath the mountain to the east there was a stream and it flowed towards the south.
3 I saw towards the east another mountain higher than this, and between them a deep and narrow ravine. In it ran a stream underneath the mountain.
4 To the west thereof there was another mountain, lower than the former and of small elevation, and a ravine deep and dry between them. Another deep and dry ravine was at the extremities of the three mountains.
5 All the ravines were deep and narrow, [formed] of hard rock, and trees were not planted in them.
6 I marveled at the rocks, and I marveled at the ravine, yea, I marveled very much.

~~ Chapter 27 ~~

1 I said: 'For what object is this blessed land, which is entirely filled with trees, and this accursed valley between?'
2 Uriel, one of the holy malaks who was with me, answered, and said: 'This accursed valley is for those who are accursed forever. Here all the accursed will be gathered together who utter unseemly words against Yahweh with their lips, and speak hard things of His glory. Here they will be gathered together, and here is their place of judgment.
3 In the last days there will be upon them the spectacle of righteous judgment in the presence of the righteous forever. Here the merciful will bless Yahweh of glory, the Eternal King.
4 In the days of judgment over the former, they will bless Him for the mercy in accordance with which He assigned them [their lot].'
5 Then I blessed Yahweh of Glory, set forth His glory, and lauded Him gloriously.

~~ Chapter 28 ~~

1 I went towards the east, into the midst of the mountain range of the desert.
2 I saw a wilderness, and it was solitary, full of trees and plants. Water gushed forth from above.
3 Rushing like a copious watercourse [which flowed] towards the north-west it caused clouds and dew to ascend on every side.

~~ Chapter 29 ~~

1 Then I went to another place in the desert, and approached to the east of this mountain range.
2 There I saw aromatic trees exhaling the fragrance of frankincense and myrrh, and the trees also were similar to the almond tree.

~~ Chapter 30 ~~

1 Beyond these, I went far to the east, and I saw another place, a valley [full] of water.
2 Therein there was a tree, the color of fragrant trees such as the mastic.
3 On the sides of those valleys I saw fragrant cinnamon. And beyond these I proceeded to the east.

~~ Chapter 31 ~~

1 I saw other mountains, and among them were groves of trees, and there nectar flowed forth from them, which is named sarara and galbanum.
2 Beyond these mountains I saw another mountain to the east of the ends of the earth, whereon were aloe-trees, and all the trees were full of stacte, being like almond-trees.
3 And when one burnt it, it smelled sweeter than any fragrant odor.

~~ Chapter 32 ~~

1 After these fragrant odors, I looked towards the north over the mountains. I saw seven mountains full of choice nard, fragrant trees, cinnamon, and pepper.
2 I went over the summits of all these mountains, far towards the east of the earth. I passed above the Erythraean Sea and went far from it, and passed over the malak Zotiel.
3 I came to the Garden of Righteousness, and from afar off trees more numerous than these trees, and great. Two trees there, very great, beautiful, glorious, magnificent, and the tree of knowledge, whose holy fruit they eat and know great wisdom.
4 That tree is like the fir in height, its leaves are like the Carob tree, its fruit is like the clusters of the vine, very beautiful, and the fragrance of the tree penetrates afar.
5 I said: 'How beautiful is the tree, and how attractive is its look!'
6 Raphael the holy malak, who was with me, answered me, and said: 'This is the tree of wisdom, of which your father [of] old and your aged mother (who were before you) ate. They learned wisdom, their eyes were opened, they knew they were naked, and they were driven out of the garden.'

~~ Chapter 33 ~~

1 From there I went to the ends of the earth and saw great beasts, each differed from the other. Also birds differing in appearance, beauty, and voice, the one differing from the other. To the east of those beasts I saw the ends of the earth whereon the heaven rests, and the portals of the heaven open.
2 I saw how the stars of heaven come forth.
3 I counted the portals out of which they proceed, and wrote down all their outlets, of each individual star by itself, according to their number and their names, their courses and their positions, and their times and their months, as Uriel the holy malak who was with me showed me.
4 He showed all things to me, and wrote them down for me. He also wrote their names for me, with their laws and their companies.

~~ Chapter 34 ~~

1 From there I went towards the north to the ends of the earth, and there I saw a great and glorious device at the ends of the whole earth.
2 I saw three portals of heaven open in the heaven. Through each of them proceed north winds, when they blow there is cold, hail, frost, snow, dew, and rain.
3 Out of one portal they blow for good. But when they blow through the other two portals, it is with violence and affliction on the earth, and they blow with violence.

~~ Chapter 35 ~~

1 From there I went towards the west to the ends of the earth, and saw there three portals of the heaven open such as I had seen in the east, the same number of portals, and the same number of outlets.

~~ Chapter 36 ~~

1 From there I went to the south to the ends of the earth, and saw there three open portals of the heaven, from there come dew, rain, and wind.
2 From there I went to the east to the ends of the heaven, and saw here the three eastern portals of heaven open, with small portals above them.
3 Through each of these small portals pass the stars of heaven to run their course to the west on the path which is shown to them. As often as I saw I blessed always Yahweh of Glory. I continued to bless Yahweh of Glory who wrought great and glorious wonders, to show the greatness of His work to the malaks, to spirits, and to men, that they might praise His work and all His creation (that they might see the work of His might, praise the great work of His hands, and bless Him forever).

Section II. The Book of Parables of Enoch

~~ Chapter 37 ~~

1 The second vision, the vision of wisdom, which Enoch the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, saw.
2 This is the beginning of the words of wisdom which I lifted up my voice to speak and say to those who dwell on earth: Hear, you men of old time, and see, you who come after, the words of the Holy One which I speak before Yahweh of Spirits.
3 It were better to declare to the men of old time, but even from those who come after we will not withhold the beginning of wisdom.
4 Till the present day such wisdom as I received according to my insight was never given by Yahweh of Spirits, according to the good pleasure of Yahweh of Spirits, by whom the lot of eternal life was given to me.
5 Now three Parables were imparted to me. I lift up my voice and recount them to those who dwell on the earth.

~~ Chapter 38 ~~

1 The first Parable. The congregation of the righteous will appear, sinners will be judged for their sins, and will be driven from the face of the earth.
2 The Righteous One will appear before the eyes of the righteous, whose elect works hang upon Yahweh of Spirits, and Light will appear to the righteous and the elect who dwell on the earth. Where then will be the dwelling of the sinners, and where the resting-place of those who denied Yahweh of Spirits? It would be good for them if they had not been born.
3 The secrets of the righteous will be revealed, the sinners judged, and the wicked driven from the presence of the righteous and elect.
4 From that time those who possess the earth will no longer be powerful and exalted. They [the kings and the mighty] will not be able to behold the face of the holy, for Yahweh of Spirits causes His Light to appear on the face of the holy, righteous, and elect.
5 Then the kings and the mighty will perish, and be given into the hands of the righteous and holy.
6 Thenceforward none will seek mercy for themselves from Yahweh of Spirits, for their life is at an end. Mercy will not be accorded to them: says Yahweh of Spirits.
1 It will come to pass in those days that elect and holy children will descend from the high heaven, and their seed will become one with the children of men.

~~ Chapter 39 ~~

2 In those days Enoch received books of zeal and wrath, also books of disquiet and expulsion.
3 A whirlwind carried me off from the earth, and set me down at the end of the heavens.
4 There I saw another vision, the dwelling-places of the holy, and the resting-places of the righteous.
5 Here my eyes saw their dwellings with His righteous malaks, and their resting-places with the holy. They petitioned, interceded, and prayed for the children of men. Righteousness flowed before them as water, and mercy like dew upon the earth. Thus it is among them for ever and ever.
6 In that place my eyes saw the Elect One of righteousness and of faith, and I saw His dwelling-place under the wings of Yahweh of Spirits.
7 Righteousness will prevail in His days, and the righteous and elect will be without number before Him for ever and ever. All the righteous and elect before Him will be strong as fiery lights, their mouth will be full of blessing, their lips extol the Name of Yahweh of Spirits. Righteousness will never fail before Him, and uprightness will never fail before Him.
8 There I wish to dwell, my spirit longs for that dwelling-place, and there is my portion, for so it is established concerning me before Yahweh of Spirits.
9 In those days I praised and extolled the Name of Yahweh of Spirits with blessings and praises, because He destined me for blessing and glory according to the good pleasure of Yahweh of Spirits.
10 For a long time my eyes regarded that place. I blessed Him, and praised Him, saying: 'Blessed is He, and may He be blessed from the beginning and for evermore.
11 Before Him there is no ceasing. He knows before the world was created what is forever and what will be from generation to generation.
12 Those who do not sleep bless you. They stand before your glory to bless, praise, and extol, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, is Yahweh of Spirits. He fills the earth with spirits."'
13 Here my eyes saw all those who do not sleep. They stand before Him, bless, and say: 'Blessed are you, and blessed is the Name of Yahweh for ever and ever.' And my face was changed, for I could no longer behold.

~~ Chapter 40 ~~

1 After that I saw thousands of thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand. I saw a multitude beyond number and reckoning, who stood before Yahweh of Spirits.
2 On the four sides of Yahweh of Spirits I saw four presences, different from those who do not sleep. I learned their names, for the malak who went with me made their names known to me, and showed me all the hidden things.
3 I heard the voices of those four presences as they uttered praises before Yahweh of glory.
4 The first voice blesses Yahweh of Spirits for ever and ever.
5 The second voice I heard blessing the Elect One and the elect ones who hang upon Yahweh of Spirits.
6 The third voice I heard pray and intercede for those who dwell on the earth, and supplicate in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits.
7 I heard the fourth voice fending off the Satans and forbidding them to come before Yahweh of Spirits to accuse those who dwell on the earth.
8 After that I asked the malak of peace who went with me, who showed me everything that is hidden: 'Who are these four presences which I see, and whose words I heard and wrote down?'
9 He said to me: 'This first is Michael, the merciful and long-suffering. The second, who is set over all the diseases and all the wounds of the children of men, is Raphael. The third, who is set over all the powers, is Gabriyl. And the fourth, who is set over the repentance to hope of those who inherit eternal life, is named Phanuel.'
10 These are the four [arch]malaks of Yahweh of Spirits, and the four voices I heard in those days.

~~ Chapter 41 ~~

1 After that I saw all the secrets of the heavens, how the kingdom is divided, and how the actions of men are weighed in the balance.
2 There I saw the mansions of the elect and the mansions of the holy. And my eyes saw all the sinners who deny the Name of Yahweh of Spirits being driven from there, and being dragged off. They could not abide because of the punishment which proceeds from Yahweh of Spirits.
3 There my eyes saw the secrets of the lightning and of the thunder, the secrets of the winds (how they are divided to blow over the earth), and the secrets of the clouds and dew (I saw where they proceed from in that place and from where they saturate the dusty earth).
4 And I saw closed chambers out of which the winds are divided, the chamber of the hail and winds, the chamber of the mist, of the clouds, and the cloud thereof hovers over the earth from the beginning of the world.
5 I saw the chambers of the sun and moon, from where they proceed and where they come again, and their glorious return. How one is superior to the other, and their stately orbit, and how they do not leave their orbit. They add nothing to their orbit and they take nothing from it, they keep faith with each other in accordance with the oath by which they are bound together.
6 First the sun goes forth and traverses his path according to the commandment of Yahweh of Spirits, and mighty is His Name for ever and ever.
7 After that I saw the hidden and the visible path of the moon, and she accomplishes the course of her path in that place by day and by night. One holds a position opposite to the other before Yahweh of Spirits. They give thanks and praise and do not rest, for to them is their thanksgiving rest.
8 The sun changes often for a blessing or a curse. The course of the path of the moon is light to the righteous and darkness to the sinners in the Name of Yahweh (who made a separation between the light and the darkness, divided the spirits of men, and strengthened the spirits of the righteous in the Name of His righteousness).
9 No malak hinders, and no power is able to hinder. He [YHWH] appoints a judge for them all, and He [Yahshua] judges them all before Him.

~~ Chapter 42 ~~

1 Wisdom found no place where she might dwell, so a dwelling-place was assigned her in the heavens.
2 Wisdom went forth to make her dwelling among the children of men, and found no dwelling-place. Wisdom returned to her place, and took her seat among the malaks.
3 Unrighteousness went forth from her chambers. Whom she did not seek she found, and dwelt with them as rain in a desert, and dew on a thirsty land.

~~ Chapter 43 ~~

1 I saw other lightnings, and the stars of heaven. I saw how He called them all by their names, and they hearkened to Him.
2 I saw how they are weighed in a righteous balance according to their proportions of light. [I saw] the width of their spaces, the day of their appearing, and how their revolution produces lightning. [I saw] their revolution according to the number of the malaks, and [how] they keep faith with each other.
3 I asked the malak who went with me, who showed me what was hidden: 'What are these?'
4 He said to me: 'Yahweh of Spirits showed you their parable. These are the names of the holy who dwell on the earth, and believe in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits for ever and ever.'

~~ Chapter 44 ~~

1 Another phenomenon I saw in regard to the lightnings: some of the stars arise, become lightnings, and cannot part with their new form.

~~ Chapter 45 ~~

1 This is the second Parable, concerning those who deny the name of the dwelling of the holy ones and Yahweh of Spirits.
2 Into the heaven they will not ascend, and on the earth they will not come. Such will be the lot of the sinners who denied the Name of Yahweh of Spirits, who are thus preserved for the day of suffering and tribulation.
3 On that day my Elect One will sit on the throne of glory, and will try their works, and their places of rest will be innumerable. Their souls will grow strong within them when they see my Elect Ones, and those who call upon My glorious Name.
4 Then I will cause my Elect One to dwell among them. I will transform the heaven, and make it an eternal blessing and light.
5 I will transform the earth, make it a blessing, and I will cause my elect ones to dwell upon it. But the sinners and evil-doers will not set foot thereon.
6 I provided and satisfied My righteous ones with peace, and cause them to dwell before Me. But for the sinners there is judgment impending with Me, so that I will destroy them from the face of the earth.

~~ Chapter 46 ~~

1 I saw One who had a head of days, and His head was white like wool. With Him was another being whose countenance had the appearance of a man, and his face was full of graciousness like one of the holy malaks.
2 I asked the malak who went with me and showed me all the hidden things, concerning that Son of Man, who he was, and where he was from, [and] why he went with the Head of Days?
3 He answered, and said to me: This is the son of Man who has righteousness, with whom dwells righteousness, and who reveals all the treasures of that which is hidden. Yahweh of Spirits chose Him, and His lot has the pre-eminence before Yahweh of Spirits in uprightness forever.
4 This Son of Man whom you see will raise up kings and the mighty from their seats, the strong from their thrones, will loosen the reins of the strong, and break the teeth of the sinners.
5 He will put down kings from their thrones and kingdoms because they do not extol and praise Him, nor humbly acknowledge from where the kingdom was bestowed upon them.
6 He will put down the countenance of the strong, and fill them with shame. Darkness will be their dwelling, worms will be their bed, and they will have no hope of rising from their beds because they do not extol the Name of Yahweh of Spirits.
7 These are those who judge the stars of heaven, raise their hands against the Most High, tread upon the earth, and dwell upon it. All their deeds manifest unrighteousness, their power rests upon their riches, their faith is in the gods which they made with their hands, and they deny the Name of Yahweh of Spirits.
8 They persecute the houses of His congregations, and the faithful who hang upon the Name of Yahweh of Spirits.

~~ Chapter 47 ~~

1 In those days the prayer of the righteous, and the blood of the righteous, will ascend from the earth before Yahweh of Spirits.
2 In those days the holy ones who dwell above in the heavens will unite with one voice and supplicate, pray, give thanks, and bless the Name of Yahweh of Spirits on behalf of the blood of the righteous which was shed, that the prayer of the righteous may not be in vain before Yahweh of Spirits, that judgment may be done to them, and that they may not have to suffer forever.
3 In those days I saw the Head of Days when He seated Himself upon the throne of His glory, and the books of the living were opened before Him. All His host which is in heaven above and His counselors stood before Him, and the hearts of the holy were filled with joy.
4 The number of the righteous had been offered, the prayer of the righteous had been heard, and the blood of the righteous been required before Yahweh of Spirits.

~~ Chapter 48 ~~

1 On that place I saw the fountain of righteousness which was inexhaustible. Around it were many fountains of wisdom. All the thirsty drank of them, were filled with Wisdom, and their dwellings were with the righteous and holy and elect.
2 At that hour that Son of Man was named in the presence of Yahweh of Spirits, and His Name before the Head of Days. 3 Yea, before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars of the heaven were made, His Name was named before Yahweh of Spirits.
4 He is a staff to the righteous whereon to stay themselves and not fall, He is the Light of the Gentiles, and the hope of those who are troubled of heart.
5 All who dwell on earth will fall down and worship before Him, and will praise, bless, celebrate Yahweh of Spirits with song.
6 For this reason He was chosen and hidden before Him, before the creation of the world and for evermore.
7 The Wisdom of Yahweh of Spirits revealed Him to the holy and righteous. He preserved the lot of the righteous, because they hate and despise this world of unrighteousness, and hate all its works and ways in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits. In His Name they are saved, and according to His good pleasure is it in regard to their life.
8 In these days the kings of the earth will become downcast in countenance, and the strong who possess the land because of the works of their hands, for on the day of their anguish and affliction they will not save themselves.
9 I will give them over into the hands of My Elect. As straw in the fire so they will burn before the face of the holy. As lead in the water they will sink before the face of the righteous, and no trace of them will be found any more.
10 On the day of their affliction there will be rest on the earth, before them they will fall, and not rise again. There will be no one to take them with his hands and raise them, for they denied Yahweh of Spirits, and His Anointed. The Name of Yahweh of Spirits is blessed.

~~ Chapter 49 ~~

l Wisdom is poured out like water, and glory does not fail before Him for evermore.
2 He is mighty in all the secrets of righteousness. Unrighteousness will disappear as a shadow, and have no continuance. The Elect One stands before Yahweh of Spirits, His glory is for ever and ever, and His might to all generations.
3 In Him dwells the spirit of Wisdom, the spirit which gives insight, the spirit of understanding and of might, and the spirit of those who fell asleep in righteousness.
4 He will judge the secret things, and none will be able to utter a lying word before Him. He is the Elect One before Yahweh of Spirits according to His good pleasure.

~~ Chapter 50 ~~

1 In those days a change will take place for the holy and elect: the Light of days will abide upon them. Glory and honor will turn to the holy in the day of affliction in which evil was treasured up against the sinners.
2 The righteous will be victorious in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits. He will cause the others to witness, that they may repent, and forgo the works of their hands.
3 They will have no honor through the Name of Yahweh of Spirits, yet through His Name they will be saved. Yahweh of Spirits will have compassion on them, for His compassion is great.
4 He is righteous in His judgment, and in the presence of His glory unrighteousness will not maintain itself. At His judgment the unrepentant will perish before Him.
5 And from henceforth I will have no mercy on them: says Yahweh of Spirits.

~~ Chapter 51 ~~

1 In those days the earth will also give back that which was entrusted to it, Sheol will give back that which it received, and hell will give back that which it owes.
2 In those days the Elect One will arise, and He will choose the righteous and holy from among them, for the day has drawn near that they should be saved.
3 The Elect One will sit on My throne in those days, and His mouth will pour forth all the secrets of Wisdom and counsel. Yahweh of Spirits gave [them] to Him, and glorified Him.
4 In those days the mountains will leap like rams, the hills will skip like lambs satisfied with milk, and the faces of the malaks in heaven will be lighted up with joy.
5 The earth will rejoice, the righteous will dwell upon it, and the elect will walk thereon.

~~ Chapter 52 ~~

1 After those days, in the place where I saw all the visions of that which is hidden
2 (I was carried off in a whirlwind and they bore me towards the west) there my eyes saw all the secret things of heaven that will be: a mountain of iron, a mountain of copper, a mountain of silver, a mountain of gold, a mountain of soft metal, and a mountain of lead.
3 I asked the malak who went with me, saying: 'What things are these which I see in secret?'
4 He said to me: 'All these things which you see will serve the dominion of His Anointed that he may be potent and mighty on the earth.'
5 And that malak of peace answered, saying to me: 'Wait a little, and there will be revealed to you all the secret things which surround Yahweh of Spirits.
6 These mountains which your eyes see (the mountain of iron, the mountain of copper, the mountain of silver, the mountain of gold, the mountain of soft metal, and the mountain of lead [Daniel 2:28-45]) will be as wax before the fire in the presence of the Elect One. Like the water which streams down from those mountains, they will become powerless before His feet.
7 It will come to pass in those days that none will be saved, either by gold or by silver, and none be able to escape.
8 There will be no iron for war, nor will one clothe oneself with a breastplate. Bronze will be of no service, tin will not be esteemed, and lead will not be desired.
9 All these things will be destroyed from the surface of the earth when the Elect One appears before the face of Yahweh of Spirits.'

~~ Chapter 53 ~~

1 My eyes saw a deep valley with open mouths. All who dwell on the earth, sea, and islands will bring to him gifts, presents, and tokens of homage, but that deep valley will not become full.
2 Their hands commit lawless deeds, and the sinners devour all whom they lawlessly oppress. Yet the sinners will be destroyed before the face of Yahweh of Spirits, they will be banished from off the face of His earth, and they will perish for ever and ever.
3 I saw all the malaks of punishment abiding [there], preparing all the instruments of Satan.
4 I asked the malak of peace who went with me: 'For whom are they preparing these Instruments?'
5 He said to me: 'They prepare these for the kings and the mighty of this earth, that they may be destroyed thereby.
6 After this the Righteous and Elect One will cause the house of His congregation to appear, they will not be hindered in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits anymore.
7 These mountains [civilizations] will not stand as the earth before His righteousness. But the hills [believers] will be as a fountain of water, and the righteous will rest from the oppression of sinners.'

~~ Chapter 54 ~~

1 I looked, turned to another part of the earth, and saw a deep valley with burning fire.
2 They brought the kings and the mighty, and began to cast them into this deep valley.
3 There my eyes saw how they made these their instruments, iron chains of immeasurable weight.
4 I asked the malak of peace who went with me, saying: 'For whom are these chains being prepared?'
5 He said to me: 'These are being prepared for the hosts of Azazel, so that they may take them, cast them into the abyss of complete condemnation, and they will cover their jaws with rough stones as Yahweh of Spirits commanded.
6 Michael, Gabriyl, Raphael, and Phanuel will take hold of them on that great day, and cast them on that day into the burning furnace, that Yahweh of Spirits may take vengeance on them for their unrighteousness in becoming subject to Satan, and leading astray those who dwell on the earth.'
7 In those days punishment will come from Yahweh of Spirits. He will open all the chambers of waters which are above the heavens, and of the fountains which are beneath the earth.
8 All the waters will be joined with the waters. That which is above the heavens is the masculine, and the water which is beneath the earth is the feminine.
9 They will destroy all who dwell on the earth and those who dwell under the ends of the heaven.
10 When they recognize their unrighteousness which they wrought on the earth, then by these they will perish.

~~ Chapter 55 ~~

1 After that the Head of Days repented, and said: 'In vain I destroyed all who dwell on the earth.'
2 He swore by His great Name: 'Henceforth I will not do so to all who dwell on the earth. I will set a sign in the heaven, and this will be a pledge of good faith between Me and them for ever, so long as heaven is above the earth. And this is in accordance with My command.
3 When I desire to take hold of them by the hand of the malaks on the day of tribulation and pain because of this, I will cause My chastisement and My wrath to abide upon them, says Yahweh, Yahweh of Spirits.
4 You mighty kings who dwell on the earth, you will behold My Elect One. He sits on the throne of glory to judge Azazel, all his associates, and all his hosts, in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits.'

~~ Chapter 56 ~~

1 I saw there the hosts of the malaks of punishment going, and they held scourges, and chains of iron and bronze.
2 I asked the malak of peace who went with me, saying: 'To whom are these who hold the scourges going?'
3 He said to me: 'To their elect and beloved ones, that they may be cast into the chasm of the abyss of the valley.
4 That valley will be filled with their elect and beloved, and the days of their lives will be at an end, and the days of their leading astray will not thenceforward be reckoned.
5 In those days the malaks will return and hurl themselves to the east upon the Parthians and Medes. They will stir up the kings, so that a spirit of unrest will come upon them. They will rouse them from their thrones, that they may break forth as lions from their lairs, and as hungry wolves among their flocks.
6 They will go up and tread under foot the land of His elect ones, and the land of His elect ones will be before them a threshing-floor and a highway.
7 But the city of my righteous will be a hindrance to their horses. They will begin to fight among themselves, and their right hand will be strong against themselves. A man will not know his brother, nor a son his father or his mother, till there is no number of the corpses through their slaughter, and their punishment not be in vain.
8 In those days Sheol will open its jaws, they will be swallowed up therein, and their destruction will be at an end. Sheol will devour the sinners in the presence of the elect.'

~~ Chapter 57 ~~

1 It came to pass after this that I saw a host of wagons, and men riding thereon, coming on the winds from the east, and from the west to the south.
2 The noise of their wagons was heard. When this turmoil took place the holy ones from heaven remarked it, the pillars of the earth were moved from their place, and the sound thereof was heard from the one end of heaven to the other, in one day.
3 They will all fall down and worship Yahweh of Spirits. This is the end of the second Parable.

~~ Chapter 58 ~~

1 I began to speak the third Parable concerning the righteous and elect.
2 Blessed are you, you righteous and elect, for glorious will be your lot.
3 The righteous will be in the light of the sun, and the elect in the light of eternal life. The days of their life will be unending, and the days of the holy without number.
4 They will seek the Light, and find righteousness with Yahweh of Spirits. There will be peace to the righteous in the Name of the Eternal Yahweh.
5 After this it will be said to the holy in heaven that they should seek out the secrets of righteousness, the heritage of faith, for it has become bright as the sun upon earth, and the darkness is past.
6 There will be a Light that never ends, and to a number of days [death] they will not come, for the darkness will be destroyed first, and the Light of uprightness established forever before Yahweh of Spirits.

~~ Chapter 59 ~~

1 In those days my eyes saw the secrets of the lightnings, of the lights, and the judgments they execute. They lighten for a blessing or a curse as Yahweh of Spirits wills.
2 I saw the secrets of the thunder, and how the sound thereof is heard when it resounds above in the heaven. He caused me to see the judgments executed on the earth, whether they are for well-being and blessing, or for a curse according to the Word of Yahweh of Spirits.
3 After that all the secrets of the lights and lightnings were shown to me, and they lighten for blessing and for satisfying.



~~ Chapter 60 ~~   A fragment of the Book of Noah (chapters 60 to 71)

1 In the year 500, in the seventh month, on the fourteenth day of the month in the life of Enoch [who was translated into heaven when he was 365 years old]. In that Parable I saw how a mighty quaking made the heaven of heavens to quake, and the host of the Most High, and the malaks, a thousand thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand, were disquieted with a great disquiet.
2 The Head of Days sat on the throne of His glory, and the malaks and the righteous stood around Him.
3 A great trembling seized me, fear took hold of me, my loins gave way, my reins were dissolved, and I fell upon my face.
4 Michael sent another malak from among the holy ones, and he raised me up. When he raised me up my spirit returned, for I was not able to endure the look of this host, and the commotion and the quaking of the heaven.
5 Michael said to me: 'Why are you disquieted with such a vision? Until this day the day of His mercy lasted, He was merciful and long-suffering towards those who dwell on the earth.
6 The day, the power, the punishment, and the judgment come, which Yahweh of Spirits prepared for those who do not worship the righteous law, for those who deny the righteous judgment, and for those who make His Name vain. That day is prepared: for the elect a covenant, but for sinners an inquisition. When the punishment of Yahweh of Spirits will rest upon them, it will rest in order that the punishment of Yahweh of Spirits may not come in vain, and it will slay the children with their mothers, and the children with their fathers. Afterwards the judgment will take place according to His mercy and His patience.'
7 On that day two monsters were parted. A female monster named Leviathan, to dwell in the abysses of the ocean over the fountains of the waters.
8 The male is named Behemoth, who occupied with his breast a waste wilderness named Duidain, on the east of the garden where the elect and righteous dwell, where my grandfather [Enoch] was taken up, the seventh from Adam (the first man Yahweh of Spirits created).
9 I besought the other malak that he should show me the might of those monsters, how they were parted on one day and cast, the one into the abysses of the sea, and the other to the dry land of the wilderness.
10 He said to me: 'You son of man, herein you seek to know what is hidden.'
11 The other malak who went with me (and showed me what was hidden) told me what is first and last in the heaven in the height, beneath the earth in the depth at the ends of the heaven, on the foundation of the heaven,
12 the chambers of the winds, how the winds are divided, how they are weighed, [how] the portals of the winds are reckoned, each according to the power of the wind, the power of the lights of the moon according to the power that is fitting, the divisions of the stars according to their names, and how all the divisions are divided.
13 And the thunders according to the places where they fall, all the divisions that are made among the lightnings that it may lighten, and their host that they may at once obey.
14 The thunder has places of rest assigned [to it] while it is waiting for its peal. The thunder and lightning are inseparable, and although not one and undivided, they both go together through the spirit and do not separate.
15 When the lightning lightens, the thunder utters its voice. The spirit enforces a pause during the peal, and divides equally between them. The treasury of their peals is like the sand, each one of them as it peals is held in with a bridle, turned back by the power of the spirit, and pushed forward according to the many quarters of the earth.
16 The spirit of the sea is masculine and strong. According to the might of His strength He draws it back with a rein, and in like manner it is driven forward and disperses amid all the mountains of the earth.
17 The spirit of the hoar-frost is his own malak, and the spirit of the hail is a good malak.
18 The spirit of the snow has forsaken his chambers on account of his strength. There is a special spirit therein, which ascends from it like smoke, and its name is frost.
19 The spirit of the mist is not united with them in their chambers, but it has a special chamber. Its course is glorious both in light and in darkness, in winter and in summer, and in its chamber is a malak.
20 The spirit of the dew has its dwelling at the ends of the heaven, and is connected with the chambers of the rain. Its course is in winter and summer, its clouds and the clouds of the mist are connected, and the one gives to the other.
21 When the spirit of the rain goes forth from its chamber, the malaks come, open the chamber, and lead it out, and when it is diffused over the whole earth it unites with the water on the earth. Whensoever it unites with the water on the earth . . .
22 The waters are for those who dwell on the earth. They are nourishment for the earth from the Most High who is in heaven. Therefore there is a measure for the rain, and the malaks take it in charge. These things I saw towards the Garden of the Righteous.
23 The malak of peace who was with me said to me: 'These two monsters, prepared conformably to the greatness of Yahweh, will feed . . .

~~ Chapter 61 ~~

1 I saw in those days how long cords were given to those malaks. They took to themselves wings and flew, and they went towards the north.
2 I asked the malak, saying to him: 'Why did those [malaks] take these cords and go off?' He said to me: 'They went to measure.'
3 The malak who went with me said to me: 'These will bring the measures of the righteous, and the ropes of the righteous to the righteous, that they may stay themselves on the Name of Yahweh of Spirits for ever and ever.
4 The elect will begin to dwell with the elect, and those are the measures which will be given to faith, and which will strengthen righteousness.
5 These measures will reveal all the secrets of the depths of the earth, those who were destroyed by the desert, those who were devoured by the beasts, and those who were devoured by the fish of the sea, that they may return and stay themselves on the day of the Elect One. For none will be destroyed before Yahweh of Spirits, and none can be destroyed.
6 All who dwell above in the heaven received a command, power, one voice, and one light like to fire.
7 That One they blessed [with] their first words, extolled and lauded with wisdom, and they were wise in utterance and in the spirit of life.
8 Yahweh of Spirits placed the Elect One on the throne of glory. He will judge all the works of the holy above in the heaven, and in the balance their deeds will be weighed.
9 He will lift up His countenance to judge their secret ways according to the Word of the Name of Yahweh of Spirits, and their path according to the way of the righteous judgment of Yahweh of Spirits. Then with one voice they will all speak, bless, glorify, extol, and sanctify, the Name of Yahweh of Spirits.
10 He will summon all the host of the heavens, all the holy ones above, the host of Yahweh. The Cherubic, Seraphin, Ophannin, all the malaks of power, all the malaks of principalities, the Elect One, and the other powers on the earth [and] over the water, will on that day raise one voice, and bless, glorify, and exalt in the spirit of faith, in the spirit of wisdom, in the spirit of patience, in the spirit of mercy, in the spirit of judgment and of peace, and in the spirit of goodness.
11 They will say with one voice: "Blessed is He, and may the Name of Yahweh of Spirits be blessed for ever and ever."
12 All who do not sleep in heaven above will bless Him. All the holy ones who are in heaven will bless Him, and all the elect who dwell in the garden of life. Every spirit of light who is able to bless, glorify, extol, and hallow your blessed Name, and all flesh will beyond measure glorify and bless your Name for ever and ever.
13 Great is the mercy of Yahweh of Spirits, He is long-suffering. All His works and all He created He reveals to the righteous and elect in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits.

~~ Chapter 62 ~~

1 Yahweh commanded the kings, the mighty, the exalted, and those who dwell on the earth, and said: 'Open your eyes, lift up your horns if you are able to recognize the Elect One.'
2 Yahweh of Spirits seated Him on the throne of His glory, the spirit of righteousness was poured out upon Him, the word of His mouth slays all the sinners, and all the unrighteous are destroyed from before His face.
3 There will stand up in that day all the kings, the mighty, the exalted, and those who hold the earth, and they will see and recognize how He sits on the throne of His glory. Righteousness is judged before Him, and no lying word is spoken before Him.
4 Then pain will come upon them as on a woman in travail, when her child enters the mouth of the womb, and she has pain in bringing forth.
5 One portion of them will look on the other, and they will be terrified. They will be downcast of countenance. Pain will seize them when they see the Son of Man sitting on the throne of His glory.
6 Kings, the mighty, and all who possess the earth will bless, glorify, and extol Him who rules over all, who was hidden.
7 From the beginning the Son of Man was hidden. The Most High preserved Him in the presence of His might, and revealed Him to the elect.
8 The congregation of the elect and holy will be sown, and all the elect will stand before Him on that day.
9 All the kings, the mighty, the exalted, and those who rule the earth will fall down before Him on their faces, worship and set their hope upon that Son of Man, petition Him, and supplicate for mercy at His hands.
10 Nevertheless Yahweh of Spirits will so press those that they will hastily go forth from His presence. Their faces will be filled with shame, and the darkness grow deeper on their faces.
11 He will deliver them to the malaks for punishment, to execute vengeance on them because they oppressed His children and His elect.
12 They will be a spectacle for the righteous, and for His elect. They will rejoice over them, because the wrath of Yahweh of Spirits rests upon them, and His sword is drunk with their blood.
13 The righteous and elect will be saved on that day, and they will never thenceforward see the face of the sinners and unrighteous.
14 Yahweh of Spirits will abide over them, and with the Son of Man they will eat, lie down, and rise up, for ever and ever.
15 The righteous and elect will rise from the earth, and cease to be of downcast countenance. They will be clothed with garments of glory,
16 and these will be the garments of life from Yahweh of Spirits. Your garments will not grow old, nor your glory pass away before Yahweh of Spirits.

~~ Chapter 63 ~~

1 In those days the mighty, and the kings who possess the earth, will implore [Him] to grant them a little respite from His malaks of punishment to whom they were delivered, that they might fall down and worship before Yahweh of Spirits, and confess their sins before Him.
2 They will bless and glorify Yahweh of Spirits, and say: 'Blessed is Yahweh of Spirits, Yahweh of kings, Yahweh of the mighty, Yahweh of the rich, Yahweh of glory, and Yahweh of wisdom.
3 Splendid in every secret thing is your power from generation to generation, and your glory for ever and ever. Deep are all your secrets and innumerable, and your righteousness is beyond reckoning.
4 Now we have learned that we should glorify and bless Yahweh of kings, and Him who is king over all kings.'
5 And they will say: 'Would that we had rest to glorify, give thanks, and confess our faith before His glory!
6 Now we long for a little rest, but do not find it. We follow hard upon, and do not obtain [it]. Light vanished from before us, and darkness is our dwelling-place for ever and ever.
7 For we did not believe before Him, nor glorify the Name of Yahweh of Spirits, but our hope was in the sceptre of our kingdom, and in our glory.
8 In the day of our suffering and tribulation He does not save us, and we find no respite for our confession that Yahweh is true in all His works, in His judgments and His justice, and His judgments have no respect of persons.
9 We pass away from before His face on account of our works, and all our sins are reckoned up in righteousness.'
10 Now they will say to themselves: 'Our souls are full of unrighteous gain, but it does not prevent us from descending from the midst thereof into the burden of Sheol.'
11 After that their faces will be filled with darkness and shame before that Son of Man. They will be driven from His presence, and the sword will abide before His face in their midst.
12 This spoke Yahweh of Spirits: 'This is the ordinance and judgment with respect to the mighty, the kings, the exalted, and those who possess the earth before Yahweh of Spirits.'

~~ Chapter 64 ~~

1 Other forms I saw hidden in that place. I heard the voice of the malak saying:
2 'These are the malaks who descended to the earth, revealed what was hidden to the children of men, and seduced the children of men into committing sin.'

~~ Chapter 65 ~~

1 In those days Noah saw the earth, it had sunk down, and its destruction was near.
2 He arose from there, went to the ends of the earth, and cried aloud to his grandfather Enoch.
3 Noah said three times with an embittered voice: 'Hear me, hear me, hear me.' And I said to him: 'Tell me what it is that is falling out on the earth that the earth is in such evil plight and shaken, lest perchance I will perish with it?
4 There was a great commotion on the earth, a voice was heard from heaven, and I fell on my face.
5 Enoch my grandfather came, stood by me, and said to me: 'Why do you cry to me with a bitter cry, weeping for the whole earth?
6 A command went forth from the presence of Yahweh concerning those who dwell on the earth that their ruin is accomplished because they learned all the secrets of the malaks, all the violence of the Satans, all their powers (the most secret ones), all the power of those who practice sorcery, the power of witchcraft, and the power of those who make molten images.
7 Silver is produced from the dust of the earth, and soft metal originates in the earth.
8 For lead and tin are not produced from the earth like the first. It is a fountain that produces them, a malak stands therein, and that malak is pre-eminent.'
9 After that my grandfather Enoch took hold of me by my hand, raised me up, and said to me: 'Go, for I asked Yahweh of Spirits as touching this commotion on the earth.
10 He said to me: "Because of their unrighteousness their judgment is determined, and will not be withheld by Me forever. Because of the sorceries which they searched out and learned, the earth and those who dwell upon it will be destroyed."
11 These have no place of repentance forever, because they showed them what was hidden, and they are the damned. But as for you, my son, Yahweh of Spirits knows that you are pure, and guiltless of this reproach concerning the secrets.
12 He destined your name to be among the holy, will preserve you among those who dwell on the earth, destined your righteous seed both for kingship and for great honors, and from your seed will proceed a fountain of the righteous and holy without number forever.

~~ Chapter 66 ~~

1 After that he showed me the malaks of punishment who are prepared to come and let loose all the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth in order to bring judgment and destruction on all who (abide and) dwell on the earth.
2 Yahweh of Spirits gave commandment to the malaks who were going forth, that they should not cause the waters to rise but should hold them in check, for those malaks were over the powers of the waters.
3 And I went away from the presence of Enoch.

~~ Chapter 67 ~~

1 In those days the Word of Yahweh came to me, and He said to me: 'Noah, your lot is come up before Me, a lot without blame, a lot of love and uprightness.
2 The malaks are making a wooden [building], when they have completed that task I will place My hand upon it, and preserve it. There will come forth from it the seed of life, and a change will set in so that the earth will not remain without inhabitant.
3 I will make your seed fast before me for ever and ever, and I will spread abroad those who dwell with you. It will be fruitful on the face of the earth, it will be blessed and multiply on the earth in the Name of Yahweh.'
4 He will imprison those malaks who showed unrighteousness in that burning valley which my grandfather Enoch formerly showed me in the west among the mountains of gold, silver, iron, soft metal [lead], and tin.
5 I saw that valley in which there was a great convulsion, and a convulsion of the waters.
6 When all this took place, from that fiery molten metal and from the convulsion thereof in that place, there was produced a smell of sulphur. It was connected with those waters, and that valley of the malaks who had led astray [mankind] burned beneath that land.
7 Through its valleys proceed streams of fire, where these malaks are punished who led astray those who dwell upon the earth.
8 Those waters will in those days serve for the kings, the mighty, the exalted, and those who dwell on the earth, not for the healing of the body, but for the punishment of the spirit. Their spirit is full of lust, that they may be punished in their body. They deny Yahweh of Spirits and see their punishment daily, and yet not believe in His Name.
9 In proportion as the burning of their bodies becomes severe, a corresponding change will take place in their spirit for ever and ever, for none will utter an idle word before Yahweh of Spirits.
10 The judgment will come upon them, because they believe in the lust of their body, and deny the Spirit of Yahweh.
11 Those same waters will undergo a change in those days. When those malaks are punished in these waters, these water-springs will change their temperature. When the malaks ascend, this water of the springs will change and become cold.
12 I heard Michael answering, and saying: 'This judgment wherewith the malaks are judged is a testimony for the kings and the mighty who possess the earth.'
13 These waters of judgment minister to the healing of the body of the kings and the lust of their body, therefore they will not see and will not believe that those waters will change and become a fire which burns forever.

~~ Chapter 68 ~~

1 After that my grandfather Enoch gave me the teaching of all the secrets in the book in the Parables which were given to him, and he put them together for me in the words of the book of the Parables.
2 On that day Michael answered Raphael, and said: 'The power of the spirit transports and makes me to tremble because of the severity of the judgment of the secrets, the judgment of the malaks. Who can endure the severe judgment which will be executed, and before which they melt away?'
3 Michael answered again, and said to Raphael: 'Who is he whose heart is not softened concerning it, and whose reins are not troubled by this word of judgment [that] went forth upon them because of those who led them out?'
4 It came to pass when he stood before Yahweh of Spirits, Michael said thus to Raphael: 'I will not take their part under the eye of Yahweh. Yahweh of Spirits is angry with them because they do as if they were Yahweh.
5 Therefore all that is hidden will come upon them for ever and ever. Neither malak nor man will have his portion, but alone they have received their judgment for ever and ever.

~~ Chapter 69 ~~

1 After this judgment they will terrify and make them tremble because they showed this to those who dwell on the earth.
2 Behold the names of those malaks, these are their names: the first of them is Samjaza, the second Artaqifa, the third Armen, the fourth Kokabel, the fifth Turael, the sixth Rumjal, the seventh Danjal, the eighth Neqael, the ninth Baraqel, the tenth Azazel, the eleventh Armaros, the twelfth Batarjal, the thirteenth Busasejal, the fourteenth Hananel, the fifteenth Turel, the sixteenth Simapesiel, the seventeenth Jetrel, the eighteenth Tumael, the nineteenth Turel, the twentieth Rumael, and the twenty-first Azazel.
3 And these are the chiefs of their malaks and their names, and their chief ones over hundreds and over fifties and over tens.
4 The name of the first Jeqon. That is the one who led astray the sons of Yahweh, brought them down to the earth, and led them astray through the daughters of men.
5 The second was named Asbeel. He imparted evil counsel to the holy sons of Yahweh, and led them astray so that they defiled their bodies with the daughters of men.
6 The third was named Gadreel. He led Eve astray. He it is who showed the children of men all the blows of death, showed the shield, the coat of mail, the sword for battle, and all the weapons of death to the children of men.
7 From his hand they proceeded against those who dwell on the earth from that day and for evermore.
8 The fourth was named Penemue. He taught the children of men the bitter and the sweet, and he taught them all the secrets of their wisdom.
9 He instructed mankind in writing with ink and paper, and thereby many sinned from eternity to eternity and until this day.
10 Men were not created for such a purpose, to give confirmation to their good faith with pen and ink.
11 Men were created exactly like the malaks, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous. Death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them. But through their knowledge they are perishing, and through this power it is consuming me.
12 The fifth was named Kasdeja, the son of the serpent named Taba'et. This is he who showed the children of men all the wicked smitings of spirits and demons, the smitings of the embryo in the womb that it may pass away, the bites of the serpent, and the smitings which befall through the noontide heat.
13 This is the task of Kasbeel, the chief of the oath which he showed to the holy ones when he dwelt high above in glory, and its name is Biqa.
14 This [malak] requested Michael to show him the hidden Name, that he might enunciate it in the oath, so that those might quake before that Name and oath who revealed all secrets to the children of men.
15 This is the power of this oath, for it is powerful and strong, and he placed this oath Akae in the hand of Michael.
16 These are the secrets of this oath . . . And they are strong through his oath. The heaven was suspended before the world was created, and forever.
17 Through it the earth was founded upon the water, and from the secret recesses of the mountains come beautiful waters, from the creation of the world and to eternity.
18 Through that oath the sea was created. As its foundation He set for it the sand against the time of anger, and it dare not pass beyond it from the creation of the world to eternity.
19 Through that oath the depths are made fast, to abide and not stir from their place from eternity to eternity.
20 Through that oath the sun and moon complete their course, and not deviate from their ordinance from eternity to eternity.
21 Through that oath the stars complete their course, and He calls them by their names, and they answer Him from eternity to eternity.
22 In like manner the spirits of the water, of the winds, of all zephyrs, and [their] paths from all the quarters of the winds.
23 There are preserved the voices of the thunder, the light of the lightnings. There are preserved the chambers of the hail, the chambers of the hoarfrost, the chambers of the mist, and the chambers of the rain and the dew.
24 All these believe and give thanks before Yahweh of Spirits, and glorify [Him] with all their power. Their food is in every act of thanksgiving, they thank, glorify, and extol the Name of Yahweh of Spirits for ever and ever.
25 This oath is mighty over them, through it their paths are preserved, and their course is not destroyed.
26 There was great joy amongst them, they blessed, glorified, and extolled because the Name of that Son of Man was revealed to them.
27 He sat on the throne of His glory. The sum of judgment was given to the Son of Man. He caused the sinners, and those who led the world astray, to pass away and be destroyed from off the face of the earth.
28 With chains they will be bound, in their assembly-place of destruction they will be imprisoned, and all their works vanish from the face of the earth.
29 From henceforth there will be nothing corruptible. The Son of Man will appear, seat Himself on the throne of His glory, and all evil will pass away before His face. The word of that Son of Man will go forth and be strong before Yahweh of Spirits.

~~ Chapter 70 ~~

1 It came to pass after this that His Name during His lifetime was raised aloft to that Son of Man, and to Yahweh of Spirits, from among those who dwell on the earth.
2 He was raised aloft on the chariots of the spirit, and His Name vanished among them.
3 From that day I was no longer numbered among them. He set me between the two winds, between the North and the West, where the malaks took the cords to measure for me the place for the elect and righteous.
4 There I saw the first fathers, and the righteous who dwell in that place from the beginning.

~~ Chapter 71 ~~

1 It came to pass after this my spirit was translated, and it ascended into the heavens. I saw the holy sons of Yahweh. They were stepping on flames of fire. Their garments were white, their faces shone like snow.
2 I saw two streams of fire, the light of that fire shone like hyacinth, and I fell on my face before Yahweh of Spirits.
3 The malak Michael (one of the archmalaks) seized me by my right hand, lifted me up, led me forth into all the secrets, and he showed me all the secrets of righteousness.
4 He showed me all the secrets of the ends of the heaven, all the chambers of all the stars, and all the luminaries when they proceed before the face of the holy ones.
5 He translated my spirit into the heaven of heavens. I saw there as it were a structure built of crystals, and between those crystals tongues of living fire.
6 My spirit saw the girdle which girt that house of fire, on its four sides were streams full of living fire, and they girt that house.
7 Round about were Seraphin, Cherubic, and Ophannin. These are those who do not sleep, and who guard the throne of His glory.
8 I saw malaks who could not be counted, a thousand thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand, encircling that house. Michael, Raphael, Gabriyl, Phanuel, and the holy malaks who are above the heavens, go in and out of that house.
9 They came forth from that house: Michael, Gabriyl, Raphael, Phanuel, and many holy malaks without number.
10 With them the Head of Days, His head white and pure as wool, and His raiment indescribable.
11 I fell on my face, my whole body became relaxed, and my spirit was transfigured. I cried with a loud voice, . . . . with the spirit of power, and blessed, glorified, and extolled.
12 These blessings which went forth out of my mouth were well pleasing before that Head of Days. And that Head of Days came with Michael, Gabriyl, Raphael, Phanuel, thousands and ten thousands of malaks without number.
13 [Lost passage wherein the Son of Man was described as accompanying the Head of Days, and Noah asked one of the malaks concerning the Son of Man as to who he was.]
14 He [the malak] came to me, greeted me with his voice, and said to me: 'This is the Son of Man who is born to righteousness. Righteousness abides over Him, and the righteousness of the Head of Days does not forsake Him.'
15 He said to me: 'He proclaims to you peace in the name of the world to come. From here proceeds peace since the creation of the world, and so it will be to you for ever and for ever and ever.
16 All will walk in His ways since righteousness never forsakes Him. With Him their dwelling-places will be, with Him their heritage, and they will not be separated from Him for ever and ever and ever. So there will be length of days with that Son of Man. The righteous will have peace and an upright way in the Name of Yahweh of Spirits for ever and ever.'






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