BOOK OF ENOCH
R. H. CHARLES, D.LITT., D.D.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
W. O. E. OESTERLEY, D.D.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
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"And he took up his parable and said – Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which
the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come."
"And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His
holy ones To execute judgement upon all, And to destroy all
the ungodly: And to convict all flesh Of all the works of their ungodliness
which they have ungodly committed, And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken
But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace, b.
And they shall inherit the earth."
"And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters."
"And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'"
"And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days
on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it."
"And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants."
"And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells:"
"And they said to the Lord of the ages
: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, and God of the ages
, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages!"
"Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee."
"And 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 judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated."
"In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and
to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever."
"Before these things Enoch was hidden, and no one of the children of men knew where he was hidden, and where he abode, and what had become of him."
"And his activities had to do with the Watchers, and his days were with the holy ones."
"And the vision was shown to me thus: Behold, in the vision clouds invited me and a mist summoned me, and the course of the stars and the lightnings sped and hastened
me, and the winds in the vision caused me to fly and lifted me upward, and bore me into heaven."
"And Uriel said to me: 'Here shall stand the angels who have connected themselves with women, and their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling mankind and shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods
, (here shall they stand, ) till the day of
the great judgement in which they shall be judged till they are made an end of."
"And from thence I went to another place, which was still more horrible than the former, and I saw a horrible thing: a great fire there which burnt and blazed, and the place was cleft as far as the abyss, being full of great descending columns of fire: neither its extent or magnitude could I see, nor could I conjecture."
"And he said unto me
: 'This place is the prison of the angels, and here they will be imprisoned for ever.'"
"And there was in it †four† hollow
places, deep and wide and very smooth. †How† smooth are the hollow places
and deep and dark to look at."
And there were †four† hollow places in it, deep and very smooth: †three† of them were dark and one bright; and there was a fountain of water in its midst. And I said: '†How† smooth are these hollow places, and deep and dark to view.'
"I saw the spirits of the children of men who were dead, and their voice went forth to heaven and made suit."
I saw (the spirit of) a dead man
making suit, and his voice went forth to heaven and made suit.
"Then I asked Raphael the angel who was with me, and I said unto him: 'This spirit – whose is it whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit? '"
And I asked Raphael the angel who was with me, and I said unto him: 'This spirit which maketh suit, whose is it, whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit to heaven? '
"Then I asked regarding it, and regarding all the hollow places
: 'Why is one separated from the other? '"
Then I asked regarding all the hollow places
: 'Why is one separated from the other? '
"And he answered me and said unto me: 'These three have been made that the spirits of the dead might be separated. And such a division has been made for
the spirits of the righteous, in which there as the bright
spring of water
And he answered me saying: 'These three have been made that the spirits of the dead might be separated. And this
division has been made for the spirits of the righteous, in which there is the bright spring of water.
such has been made for sinners when they die and are buried in the earth and judgement has not been executed on them in their lifetime."
has been made for sinners when they die and are buried in the earth and judgement has not been executed upon them in their lifetime.
"Here their spirits shall be set apart in this great pain till the great day of judgement and punishment and torment of those who †curse† for ever, and retribution for their spirits. There He shall bind them for ever."
Here their spirits shall be set apart in this great pain, till the great day of judgement, scourgings, and torments of the accursed for ever, so that
(there maybe) retribution for their spirits. There He shall bind them for ever.
"And such a division has been made for the spirits of those who make their suit, who make disclosures concerning their destruction, when they were slain in the days of the sinners."
division has been made for the spirits of those who make their suit, who make disclosures concerning their destruction, when they were slain in the days of the sinners.
"Such has been made for the spirits of men who were not righteous but sinners, who were complete in transgression, and of the transgressors. they shall be companions: but their spirits shall not be slain in the day of judgement nor shall they be raised from thence."
has been made for the spirits of men who shall not be righteous but sinners, who are godless, and of the lawless they shall be companions: but their spirits shall not be punished in the day of judgement nor shall they be raised from thence.
"Then I blessed the Lord of glory and said: 'Blessed be my Lord, the Lord of righteousness, who ruleth for ever.'"
Then I blessed the Lord of Glory and said: 'Blessed art Thou, Lord of righteousness, who rulest over the world.'
"Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad, And into the holy place shall they enter; And its fragrance shall be in their bones, And they shall live a long life on earth, Such as thy fathers lived: And in their days shall no sorrow or
plague Or torment or calamity touch them.'"
"Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who hath prepared such things for the righteous, and hath created them and promised to give to them."
"Then Uriel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered and said: 'This
accursed valley is for those who are accursed for ever: Here shall all the accursed
be gathered together who utter with their lips against the Lord unseemly words and of His glory speak hard things. Here shall they be gathered together, and here shall be their place of judgement."
Here shall they be gathered together, and here shall be the place of their habitation.
"In the last days there shall be upon them the spectacle of righteous judgement in the presence of the righteous for ever: here shall the merciful bless the Lord of glory, the Eternal King."
In the last times, in the days of the true judgement in the presence of the righteous for ever: here shall the godly
bless the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King.
"And after these fragrant odours, as I looked towards the north over the mountains I saw seven mountains full of choice nard and fragrant trees and cinnamon and pepper."
To the north-east I beheld seven mountains full of choice nard and mastic and cinnamon and pepper.
"And I came to the Garden of Righteousness, and saw beyond those trees many large trees growing there and of goodly fragrance, large, very beautiful and glorious, and the tree of wisdom whereof they eat and know great wisdom."
And 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, and glorious, and magnificent, and the tree of knowledge, whose holy fruit they eat and know great wisdom.
"And when the Righteous One shall appear before the eyes of the righteous, Whose elect works hang upon the Lord of Spirits, And light shall appear to the righteous and the elect who dwell on the earth, Where then will be the dwelling of the sinners, And where the resting-place of those who have denied the Lord of Spirits? It had been good for them if they had not been born."
"And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the earth, And set me down at the end of the heavens."
"And all the righteous and elect before Him shall be †strong† as fiery lights, And their mouth shall be full of blessing, And their lips extol the name of the Lord of Spirits, And righteousness before Him shall never fail, [
And uprightness shall never fail before Him.]
"And after that I saw thousands of thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand, I saw a multitude beyond number and reckoning, who stood before the Lord of Spirits."
"On that day Mine Elect One shall sit on the throne of glory And shall try
their works, And their places of rest shall be innumerable. And their souls shall grow strong within them when they see Mine Elect Ones, And those who have called upon My glorious name:"
"Then will I cause Mine Elect One to dwell among them. And I will transform the heaven and make it an eternal blessing and light"
"And he answered and said unto me: This is the son of Man who hath righteousness, With whom dwelleth righteousness, And who revealeth all the treasures of that which is hidden, Because the Lord of Spirits hath chosen him, And whose lot hath the pre-eminence before the Lord of Spirits in uprightness for ever."
"And this Son of Man whom thou hast seen Shall †raise up† the kings and the mighty from their seats, [
And the strong from their thrones]
And shall loosen the reins of the strong, And break the teeth of the sinners."
"In those days I saw the Head of Days when He seated himself upon the throne of His glory, And the books of the living were opened before Him: And all His host which is in heaven above and His counselors stood before Him,"
"And in that place I saw the fountain of righteousness Which was inexhaustible: And around it were many fountains of wisdom; And all the thirsty drank of them, And were filled with wisdom, And their dwellings were with the righteous and holy and elect."
"And the wisdom of the Lord of Spirits hath revealed him to the holy and righteous; For he hath preserved the lot of the righteous, Because they have hated and despised this world of unrighteousness, And have hated all its works and ways in the name of the Lord of Spirits: For in his name they are saved, And according to his good pleasure hath it been in regard to their life."
"And on the day of their affliction there shall be rest on the earth, And before them they shall fall and not rise again: And there shall be no one to take them with his hands and raise them: For they have denied the Lord of Spirits and His Anointed. The name of the Lord of Spirits be blessed."
"And in those days a change shall take place for the holy and elect, And the light of days shall abide upon them, And glory and honour shall turn to the holy,"
"On the day of affliction on which evil shall have been treasured up against the sinners. And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of the Lord of Spirits: And He will cause the others to witness (this) That they may repent And forgo the works of their hands."
"And in those days shall the earth also give back that which has been entrusted to it, And Sheol also shall give back that which it has received, And hell shall give back that which it owes."
"And in those days shall the mountains leap like rams, And the hills also shall skip like lambs satisfied with milk, And the faces of all
the angels in heaven shall be lighted up with joy."
"5a. For in those days the Elect One shall arise, b
. And the earth shall rejoice, c
. And the righteous shall dwell upon it, d
. And the elect shall walk thereon."
"And after those days in that place where I had seen all the visions of that which is hidden – for I had been carried off in a whirlwind and they had borne me towards the west –"
"For I saw all the angels of punishment abiding (there) and preparing all the instruments of Satan."
"And He sware by His great name: 'Henceforth I will not do so to all who dwell on the earth, and I will set a sign in the heaven: and this shall be a pledge of good faith between Me and them for ever, so long as heaven is above the earth. And this is in accordance with My command.'"
"In those days Sheol shall open its jaws, And they shall be swallowed up therein And their destruction shall be at an end; Sheol shall devour the sinners in the presence of the elect.'"
n those days mine eyes saw the secrets of the lightnings, and of the lights, and the judgements they execute*: and they lighten for a blessing or a curse as the Lord of Spirits willeth."
"And he said to me: 'Thou son of man, herein thou dost seek to know what is hidden.' -"
Electronic edition: It seems this conversation was interrupted here, and then continued in verses 24 and 25.
"And He will summon all the host of the heavens, and all the holy ones above, and the host of God, the Cherubic, Seraphin and Ophannin, and all the angels of power, and all the angels of principalities, and the Elect One, and the other powers on the earth (and) over the water."
"And the Lord of Spirits seated him on the throne of His glory, And the spirit of righteousness was poured out upon him, And the word of his mouth slays all the sinners, And all the unrighteous are destroyed from before his face."
"Then shall pain come upon them as on a woman in travail, [
And she has pain in bringing forth]
When her child enters the mouth of the womb, And she has pain in bringing forth."
"And one portion of them shall look on the other, And they shall be terrified, And they shall be downcast of countenance, And pain shall seize them, When they see that Son of Man Sitting on the throne of his glory."
"And the kings and the mighty and all who possess the earth shall bless and glorify and extol him who rules over all, who was hidden."
"For from the beginning the Son of Man was hidden, And the Most High preserved him in the presence of His might, And revealed him to the elect."
"And all the kings and the mighty and the exalted and those who rule the earth Shall fall down before him on their faces, And worship and set their hope upon that Son of Man, And petition him and supplicate for mercy at his hands."
"Nevertheless that Lord of Spirits will so press them That they shall hastily go forth from His presence, And their faces shall be filled with shame, And the darkness grow deeper on their faces."
"And He will deliver
them to the angels for punishment, To execute vengeance on them because they have oppressed His children and His elect"
"And the righteous and elect shall be saved on that day, And they shall never thenceforward see the face of the sinners and unrighteous."
"And the Lord of Spirits will abide over them, And with that Son of Man shall they eat And lie down and rise up for ever and ever."
"And the righteous and elect shall have risen from the earth, And ceased to be of downcast countenance. And they shall have been clothed with garments of glory,"
"And these shall be the garments of life from the Lord of Spirits: And your garments shall not grow old, Nor your glory pass away before the Lord of Spirits."
"And in the day of our suffering and tribulation He saves us not, And we find no respite for confessions That our Lord is true in all His works, and in His judgements and His justice, And His judgements have no respect of persons."
"And after that he showed me the angels of punishment who are prepared to come and let loose all the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth in order to bring judgement and destruction on all who [
dwell on the earth."
"And when all this took place, from that fiery molten metal and from the convulsion thereof in that place, there was produced a smell of sulphur, and it was connected with those waters, and that valley of the angels who had led astray (mankind) burned beneath that land."
"And this oath is mighty over them And through it they are preserved and
their paths are preserved, And their course is not destroyed."
Close of the Third Parable.
"And he was raised aloft on the chariots of the spirit and his name vanished among them."
"And round about were Seraphin, Cherubic, and Ophannin: And these are they who sleep not And guard the throne of His glory."
"And I saw six portals in which the sun rises, and six portals in which the sun sets and the moon rises and sets in these portals, and the leaders of the stars and those whom they lead: six in the east and six in the west, *) and all following each other in accurately corresponding order: also many windows to the right and left of these portals."
*) Net edition: These 12 gates are the Zodiak, according to Laurences' remarks in his 1838 edition.
"And the twelve portals of the four quarters
of the heaven are therewith completed, and all their laws and all their plagues and all their benefactions have I shown to thee, my son Methuselah."
"And again I saw with mine eyes as I slept, and I saw the heaven above, and behold a star fell from heaven, and it arose and eat and pastured amongst those oxen."
"And all the idols of the heathen shall be abandoned, And the temples burned with fire, And they shall remove them from the whole earth, And they (i. e.
the heathen) shall be cast into the judgement of fire, And shall perish in wrath and in grievous judgement for ever."
"And the first heaven shall depart and pass away, And a new heaven shall appear, And all the powers of the heavens shall give sevenfold light."
"And Enoch said: 'Concerning the children of righteousness and concerning the elect of the world, And concerning the plant of uprightness, I will speak these things, Yea, I Enoch will declare (them) unto you, my sons: According to that which appeared to me in the heavenly vision, And which I have known through the word of the holy angels, And have learnt from the heavenly tablets.'"
"Woe to those who build their houses with sin; For from all their foundations shall they be overthrown, And by the sword shall they fall. [
And those who acquire gold and silver in judgement suddenly shall perish.]
"Woe to you, ye rich, for ye have trusted in your riches, And from your riches shall ye depart, Because ye have not remembered the Most High in the days of your riches."
"And now let us do what we purposed: For we have gathered silver, 9d
And many are the husbandmen in our houses." 9e
And our granaries are (brim) full as with water,"
"And now I know this mystery, that sinners will alter and pervert the words of righteousness in many ways, and will speak wicked words, and lie, and practice great deceits, and write books concerning their words."
"And I will bring forth in shining light those who have loved My holy name, and I will seat each on the throne of his honour."
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