The Book of Enoch – Part V (Chapters 91-108)

 

Introduction

Based primarily upon the translations by George Schodde (1882) and R. H. Charles. (1913) Updated, revised, and annotated into modern English by J. Jury.

All contents copyright (C) 2017 by Torah Driven Life Publications as part of the Complete Scriptures Version. (CSV)

 

Chapter Ninety-One  (92:1-5)

1 The book which was written by Enoch, the scribe. He wrote all this instruction of wisdom, praiseworthy to all men, and a judge of all the earth, to all my children who will dwell on the earth, and to the future generations who will practice uprightness and peace.

2 Do not let not your spirits be troubled because of the times, for the Holy and Great One has appointed days for all things. 3 And the Righteous One will arise from sleep; He will arise, and will walk in the paths of righteousness, and all His paths and ways will be in everlasting goodness and grace. 4 He will be gracious to the righteous, and will give him everlasting uprightness, and power; and he will be in goodness and righteousness, and will walk in the everlasting light. 5 But sin will be destroyed in darkness to eternity, and will not be seen from that day on forever.

 

Chapter Ninety-Two  (91:1-11, 18-19)

1 “And now, my son Methuselah, call all your brothers to me, and assemble all the children of your mother to me; for the Word calls me, and the Spirit is poured out over me, that I show you all that will happen to you, for eternity.”

2 And then Methuselah went, and called all his brothers to him, and assembled his relatives. 3 And he conversed with all his children concerning justice, and said, “Hear, my children, all the words of your father, and listen properly to the voice of my mouth, for I admonish you, and tell you, my beloved: to love uprightness, and walk in it. 4 Do not approach uprightness with a double heart, and do not associate with those of a double heart; but walk in righteousness, my children, and she will lead you in the good path, and righteousness will be your companion.

5 “For I know that oppression will grow strong on the earth, and great punishment will be completed over the earth, and all unrighteousness will come to an end, and shall be cut off by the roots; and its whole habitation shall be destroyed. 6 And again unrighteousness will be repeated, and all the deeds of unrighteousness, and the deeds of oppression and sin will be renewed on the earth. 7 And when injustice, and sin, and reviling, and oppression, and all the deeds will increase, and apostasy, and transgression, and uncleanness will increase, then there will be a great punishment from heaven upon them all, and the Holy Lord will come forth in anger, and with punishment, that He may pass judgment on the earth.

8 “And in those days oppression will be cut off from its roots, and the roots of unrighteousness, together with deception; and they will be destroyed from under heaven. 9 And all the idols of the heathens will be abandoned; the temples will be burned by fire, and they will be removed from the whole earth. And the heathen will be thrown into a condemnation of fire, and will be destroyed in anger, and in a strong judgment which will be to eternity. 10 And the righteous will arise from sleep, and wisdom will arise, and will be given to them. 11 And then the roots of unrighteousness will be cut off, and the sinners will be destroyed with the sword, and the roots of the blasphemers will be cut off in every place, and those who plan oppression and blasphemy will be destroyed by the edge of the sword.

12 “And now I tell you, my children, and show you the paths of righteousness and the paths of oppression, and I will show them to you again, that you may know what will come. 13 And now hear, my children, and walk in the paths of righteousness, and do not walk in the paths of oppression; for they who walk in the paths of unrighteousness will be destroyed forever.”

 

Chapter Ninety-Three  (93:1-14, 91:12-17)

1 And after that Enoch began to speak out of the books.

2 And Enoch said, “Concerning the children of righteousness and the chosen of the world, and concerning the plant of righteousness and of uprightness, I will speak to you about these things, and announce to you, my children– I, Enoch– as it has appeared to me in a vision from heaven, and what I learned through the voice of the holy angels, and understood from the tablets of heaven.”

3 And Enoch began to speak from the books, and said, “I was born the seventh in the first week, while judgment and righteousness yet endured.

4 “And great evil will arise after me in the second week, and destruction will spring up; and in it, there will be the first end; and in it, a man will be saved. And after it is finished, unrighteousness will grow, and He will execute a decree upon the sinners.

5 “And after that, in the third week, in the end of it, a man will be chosen as a plant of righteous judgment, and after him, the plant of righteousness will come forever.

6 “And after that, in the fourth week, in the end of it, visions of the Holy and the Righteous will be seen; and a Torah for all generations and a court will be made for them.

7 “And after that, in the fifth week, in the end of it, a house of glory and of dominion will be built forever.

8 “And after that, in the sixth week, those who will exist in it will all be blinded, and their hearts will forget wisdom, and in it a man will ascend; and in the end of it, the house of dominion will burn with fire, and the whole race of the chosen root will be cut off.

9 “And after that, in the seventh week, a rebellious generation will arise; and their deeds will be many, and their deeds will be rebellious. 10 And in the end of it the chosen righteous of the everlasting plant of righteousness will be rewarded; and seven portions of learning are given to them concerning all His creation. 11 For who is there, among all the children of men, that is able to hear the voice of the Holy One without trembling? Who is able to think His thoughts? Who is able to see all the works of heaven? 12 How could one know the works of heaven, and be able to see his breath and spirit? How could one be able to tell of it, or ascend, and see all their boundaries, and think meditate on them, or create anything like them? 13 And who is the man that is able to know the breadth and the length of the earth? To whom has the measure of them all been shown? 14 Is there any man who is able to know the length of heaven– what its height is, and upon what it is established, and how many the number of the stars are, and where all the luminaries rest?

15 “And after that there will be another week, the eighth, that of righteousness; and the sword will be given to it, that it may pass judgment and righteousness on those who practice unrighteousness, and the sinners will be delivered into the hands of the righteous. 16 And in the end of it they will acquire houses through their righteousness, and they will build a house to the Great King as an honor to eternity.

17 “And after that, in the ninth week, the judgment of righteousness will be revealed to all the world, and all the doings of the godless will depart from the world, and the world will be written out for destruction, and all men will look for the path of uprightness.

18 “And after this, in the seventh part of the tenth week, there will be the great eternal judgment, which is held over the watchers, and the great heavens of eternity, which will spring forth from the midst of the angels. 19 And the first heaven will pass away, and cease, and a new heaven will appear; and all the powers of heaven will shine forever sevenfold.

20 “And after that there will be many weeks, without number, forever, in goodness and in righteousness, and sin will not be mentioned from that time on, forever.”

 

Chapter Ninety-Four

1 “And now I say to you, my children, to love righteousness, and walk in it; for the paths of righteousness are worthy to be accepted, and the paths of unrighteousness are suddenly destroyed, and vanish. 2 And to certain men of a future generation the paths of violence and of death will be revealed, and they will retreat from them, and will not follow them.”

3 And now I say to you, the righteous: do not walk in the path of the wicked, and in violence, nor in the paths of death, and do not approach them, lest you be destroyed. 4 But love and choose for yourselves righteousness and a pleasing life, and walk in the paths of peace, so that you may live and have joy. 5 And hold fast my words in the thoughts of your hearts, and do not let them be eradicated; for I know that the sinners will deceive men to treat wisdom wickedly, so that she will not find a place, and all kinds of temptations will not cease.

6 Woe to those who build unrighteousness and violence, and lay deception as a foundation, for they will be rooted out suddenly, and will have no peace.

7 Woe to those who build their houses in sin, for they will be rooted out from their foundation, and will fall by the sword; and they who acquire gold and silver will be destroyed by sudden judgment.

8 Woe to you who are rich, for you have trusted in your riches; but you will depart from your riches, because you have not remembered the Most High in the days of your riches. 9 You have committed blasphemy and unrighteousness, and have prepared for the day of bloodshed, and for the day of darkness, and for the day of the great judgment. 10 So do I speak to you, and declare to you, that He who has created you will destroy you from the foundation, and there will be no pity over your fall, for your Creator will rejoice in your destruction. 11 And your righteous ones in those days will be a disgrace to sinners and the godless.

 

Chapter Ninety-Five

1 Oh, that my eyes were clouds of water, that I could weep over you, and pour out my tears like a cloud of water, and I could rest from the sorrow of my heart! 2 Who has permitted you to practice hatred and wickedness? May the judgment overtake you, you sinners! 3 Do not fear the sinners, you who are righteous, for God will give them into your hands again, that you may pass judgment over them, as you desire.

4 Woe to you who pronounce curses that cannot be loosened; healing will therefore be far from you, because of your sins.

5 Woe to you who repay evil to your neighbor, for you will be repaid according to your deeds.

6 Woe to you, false witnesses, and to those who weigh out injustice, for you will be suddenly destroyed.

7 Woe to you sinners, for you pursue the righteous; for you will be given over and pursued, you men of injustice, and their yokes will be heavy upon you.

 

Chapter Ninety-Six

1 Hope, you who are righteous; for the sinners will be suddenly destroyed before you, and the power over them will be given to you as you desire. 2 And in the day of the trouble of the sinners, your children will mount up, and will rise like eagles, and your nest will be higher than the hawk, and you will ascend, and will go like the squirrels into the recesses of the earth, and into the clefts of the rock to eternity, before the unrighteous; but they will lament over you, and cry like sirens. 3 But do not be afraid, you who suffer; for a healing will be granted to you, and a brilliant light will shine for you, and you will hear the voice of rest from heaven.

4 Woe to you, sinners; for your riches make you appear like the righteous, but your hearts prove to you that you are sinners; and this word will be a testimony against you, as a remembrance of your wicked deeds.

5 Woe to you who devour the finest of the wheat, and drink wine in large bowls, and trod down the lowly by your might.

6 Woe to you who drink water from every fountain; for you will be suddenly repaid, and will dry up and wither, because you have forsaken the fountain of life.

7 Woe to you who practice unrighteousness, and deceit, and blasphemy; for there will be a memorial against you for evil.

8 Woe to you who are powerful, who use your power to throw down the righteous ones; for the day of your destruction will come. In those days, many good days will come to the righteous, even on the day of your judgment.

 

Chapter Ninety-Seven

1 Believe, you who are righteous; for the sinners will be brought to shame, and will be destroyed on the day of unrighteousness. 2 Let it be known to you, (you who are sinners,) that the Most High is mindful of your destruction, and the angels rejoice over your destruction. 3 What will you do, you who are sinners? Where will you flee to on the day of judgment, when you will hear the words of the prayer of the righteous? 4 Yes, you will fare like them, against whom this word will be a testimony: “You have been companions of the sinners.” 5 In those days, the prayer of the righteous will reach the Lord, and the days of your judgment will come to you, 6 and all the words of your unrighteousness will be read before the Great and Holy One; and your faces will be filled with shame, and each work that is founded on unrighteousness will be rejected.

7 Woe to you, sinners; for in the midst of the ocean and over the land are those whose remembrance of you is evil!

8 Woe to you who acquire silver and gold without righteousness, and say, “We have become rich, and have treasures, and possess everything we desire; 9 and now we will do whatever we have thought to do, for we have gathered together silver, and our treasuries are filled, and the workmen of our houses are full to the brim as water.” 10 Like water, your lies will float away; for wealth will not remain for you, but will suddenly ascend from you, for you have acquired it all in unrighteousness, and you will be given over to a great condemnation.

 

Chapter Ninety-Eight

1 And now I swear to you, both the wise and the foolish alike; for you will see much on this earth. 2 For you, men, will put on more ornaments than the women, and colored garments more than the virgin; in royalty, and in greatness, and in power, and in silver, and in gold, and purple and honor, and in food, they shall be poured out like water. 3 They will have no knowledge and no wisdom therefore, and so they shall be destroyed together with their treasures, and with all their glory and their honor, and their spirits will be cast into an oven of fire in shame, and in murder, and in great poverty.

4 I swear to you who are sinners, that just as a mountain has not, and will not, become a slave, nor does a hill become the maid of a woman, even so sin has not been sent on the earth, but man, by himself, has created it, and it will be for a great curse to those who commit it. 5 Barrenness has not been given to women, but she dies without children because of the works of her hands.

6 I swear to you who are sinners, by the Holy and Righteous One, that all your wicked deeds are revealed in the heavens, and none of your works of violence are covered or hidden. 7 Do not think within your souls, and do not say within your hearts, that you do not know, and do not see, that every sin is being written down in heaven daily before the Most High. 8 And from this time forward, you know that all your violence which you commit is written down, each day, until the day of your judgment.

9 Woe to you who are foolish; for you will be destroyed by your foolishness, and you do not listen to the wise, and will not attain anything good! 10 Know, now, that you are prepared for the day of destruction, and do not hope that you will live, you who are sinners, but you shall depart and die, for you do not have a ransom; for you are prepared for the day of the great judgment, and for the day of trouble, and of great disgrace to your souls.

11 Woe to you who are hardened of heart, who do evil and devour blood; from where have you acquired good food, and drink, and satisfaction? From all the good which our Lord, the Most High, has spread in abundance over the earth; but you will have no peace.

12 Woe to you who love the works of unrighteousness. Why do you hope for good to happen to you? Know that you shall be given into the hands of the righteous; and they will cut off your necks, and slay you, and will not have mercy upon you.

13 Woe to you who rejoice in the trouble of the righteous; for a grave will not be dug for you.

14 Woe to you who bring the words of the righteous to nothing; for you shall have no hope of life.

15 Woe to you who write down words of falsehood and words of the godless; for they write down their lies, that men may hear them, and do not forget their foolishness. 16 There will be no peace for them, but they will die a sudden death!

 

Chapter Ninety-Nine

1 Woe to those who act godlessly, and glory in the words of falsehood, and honor them; you will be destroyed, and will have no good life.

2 Woe to you who change the words of uprightness, and who transgress the Torah of eternity, and make themselves that which they are not, namely, sinners; they will be trodden down on the earth.

3 Prepare yourselves in those days, you who are righteous, to raise your prayers of remembrance, and you will place them as a testimony before the angels, that they may lay the sins of the sinners as a memorial before the Most High. 4 In those days the nations will be disturbed, and the generations of the nations will arise on the day of destruction. 5 And in those days the fruit of the womb will miscarry, and they will abandon their own children; and they will cast off their children from them, and miscarriages will pass from them; they will abandon those that are still suckling, and will not return to them, and will not have mercy on their beloved ones.

6 Again, I swear to you who are sinners, that sin has been prepared for a day of unceasing bloodshed. 7 And they will worship stones; and others will make images of gold and of silver, and of wood, and of clay, and others will worship unclean spirits, and demons, and all kinds of idols, even in the idol temples; but no help will be found from them. 8 And they will become godless in the foolishness of their hearts, and their eyes will be blinded through fear in their hearts and through a vision of their dreams. 9 Through them they will be godless and afraid, because they do all their works in falsehood, and worship stones; but they will be destroyed in an instant.

10 Blessed are all they who receive the Words of Wisdom in those days, and know them, and do the paths of the Most High, and walk in the path of righteousness, and do not act godlessly with those who act godlessly; for they will be saved.

11 Woe to you who spread evil among your neighbors, for you will be slain in Sheol.

12 Woe to you who make a foundation for sin and deception, and who cause bitterness on the earth; for by it they shall be consumed.

13 Woe to you who build your houses by the labor of another, and whose building material is nothing but the bricks and stones of sin. I tell you, that you will have no peace.

14 Woe to those who reject the measure and the eternal inheritance of their fathers, and cause their souls to follow after idols; for no rest will come to them.

15 Woe to those who practice unrighteousness, and aid oppression, and kill their neighbors, to the day of the great judgment! 16 For He will cast down your glory, and put the wickedness to your hearts, and will raise the spirit of His anger, and will destroy you all with the sword; and all the righteous and holy will remember your sins.

 

Chapter One Hundred

1 In those days, the fathers will be slain together with their sons in the same place, and brothers will fall in death, one with another, until their blood flows like a stream. 2 For a man will not restrain his hand from slaying his sons, and his sons’ sons; and the sinner will not restrain his hand from his honored brother; from the dawn, to the setting sun, they will kill one another. 3 And the horse will wade up to his breast in the blood of the sinners, and the wagon will be submerged to its height.

4 And in those days, the angels will come into the secret places, and will gather together in one place all those who brought down sin; and the Most High will arise on that day to pass a great judgment over all the sinners. 5 But over all the righteous and holy, He will place holy angels as watchmen, to watch them like the apple of an eye, until evil, and all sin, have been put to an end; and even if the holy sleep for a long sleep, there will be nothing to be afraid of. 6 And the wise among men will see the truth, and the children of the earth will understand all the words of this book, and will know that their riches will not be able to save them in the overthrow of their sins.

7 Woe to you who are sinners, if you trouble the righteous, on the day of great pain, and burn them with fire; for you will be repaid according to your works.

8 Woe to the hardened of heart, who watch to contrive wickedness; for fear will come over you, and there will be no one to save you.

9 Woe to you who are sinners, for because of the words of your mouth, and the works of your hands, which you have done, you who act godlessly will burn in a pool of flaming fire.

10 Know, now, that He will inquire from the angels will seek out your deeds in heaven, from the sun, and the moon, and the stars, in reference to your sins, because you pass judgment on the earth upon the righteous. 11 And He will call every cloud, and fog, and dew, and rain, to testify over you; for they all will be kept back from you, so that they do not descend upon you, and they shall be mindful of your sins. 12 Will you now give presents to the rain, that it may not be kept back from descending upon you? Or the dew, when it has received gold or silver from you? 1 13 When the frost, and the snow, and their coldness descend upon you, and all the winds of the snow and all their plagues, in those days, you will not be able to stand before them.

 

Chapter One Hundred and One

1 Notice the heavens, all you children of heaven, and all the doings of the Most High; and have fear of Him, and do not do any evil before Him. 2 When He locks the windows of heaven, and prevents the rain and the dew from descending upon the earth because of you, then what will you do? 3 And when He sends His anger over you, and over all your works, you cannot petition Him, because you have proudly and boldly spoken against His righteousness, and you shall have no peace.

4 Do you not see the kings of the ships, how their ships are chased about by waves, and tremble before the winds, and are troubled? 5 And they are therefore afraid, because all their good treasures go into the sea with them, and they are troubled in their hearts, that the sea might swallow them, and they perish within it.

6 Are not the sea, and all its waters, and its movements, a work of the Most High? Has He not sealed all its doings, and bound it all in the sand? 7 It dries up at His threats, and is afraid, and all its fish die, and all that is in it; and you who are sinners on the earth do not fear Him. 8 Has He not made heaven and earth, and all that is in them? And who has given understanding and wisdom to all that move upon the earth, and to those in the sea? 9 Do not the kings of the ships fear the sea? But the sinners do not fear the Most High.

 

Chapter One Hundred and Two

1 And in those days, when He brings a painful fire upon you, where will you flee to? Where will you save yourselves? When he brings His Word upon you, will you not be terrified and afraid? 2 And all the luminaries will tremble in great fear, and all the earth will be terrified, and will tremble and quake. 3 And all the angels will fulfill their commands, and will desire to hide themselves from before Him, great in glory; and the children of the earth will tremble, and shake. As for you who are sinners, you are cursed to eternity, and will have no peace.

4 Do not be afraid, you souls of the righteous, but hope for the day of your death in righteousness. 5 Do not be sorrowful that your souls descend into Sheol, in great trouble, and lamentation, and sorrow, and in grief, and that your bodies have not fared in accordance with your goodness; but rather, wait for the day of the judgment of the sinners, and on the day of the cursing and the punishment.

6 But when you die, the sinners speak over you: “As we die, the righteous die as well; so what benefit do they have in their deeds? 7 Behold– they have died, like we do, in anxiety, and in darkness; and what advantage do they have over us? From now on, we are equal. 8 What will they receive, and what will they see to eternity? For behold; they, too, have died, and from now on, they do not see the light again forever.”

9 I tell you, sinners: it is sufficient for you to eat, and drink, and to make a man naked, and to steal, and to sin, and to acquire wealth, and to see good days. 10 Have you seen the righteous– how their end was peace, because no oppression was found in them to the day of their death? 11 “Nevertheless,” ( the sinners said, ) “They were destroyed, and became as if they had not been; and their souls descended in Sheol in trouble.”

 

Chapter One Hundred and Three

1 And now I swear to you who are righteous, by His great glory and His honor, and by His glorious kingdom, and by His greatness, I swear to you: 2 I know this mystery, and have read it in the tablets of heaven, and have seen the book of the holy ones, and have found written in it and inscribed on their behalf, 3 that all goodness, and joy, and honor are prepared for them, and are written down for the spirits of those who have died in righteousness, and that great goodness is given to you as a reward for your labor, and that your portion is better than the portion of the living. 4 And your souls will live, you who have died in righteousness, and your spirits will rejoice and be glad, and their memorial will be before the face of the Great One, to all the generations of eternity. Now do not fear their shame.

5 Woe to you who are sinners, if you die in your sins, and those who are like you say concerning you, “Blessed are they, the sinners, they have seen all their days; 6 and now they have died in good fortune and in wealth, and have not seen trouble, or murder in their life; they have died in glory, and judgment has not been passed over them in their life.” 7 Know, now, that their souls will descend into Sheol, and they shall be wretched in their trouble great. 103:8 And their spirits will burn in darkness, and in toils, and in a burning flame at the great judgment; and a great judgment will be for all generations to eternity. Woe to you, for you will have no peace!

9 Do not say to the righteous and the good who are alive, “In the days of our need, we have endured labor, and have seen all need, and have met great evil, and have been injured and diminished, and our spirit has become small. 10 We have been destroyed, and there was no one to help us; we were incapable, in word and in deed, and did not amount to anything at all; we were tortured and destroyed, and did not hope to see life, day-by-day. 11 We hoped to be the head, but were the tail; we labored greatly, but did not gain by our labor; we became food for sinners, and the unrighteous laid their yoke heavily upon us. 12 Those who hated us and beat us became our rulers; and we bent our neck to our haters, and they did not have mercy upon us. 13 And we desired to go from them in order to flee and to rest, but we did not find anywhere to run away to, and to save ourselves from them. 14 We complained to the rulers in our trouble, and in our pain over those who devoured us; but they did not listen to our cry, and did not wish to hear our voice; 15 but they helped those who robbed and devoured us, and those who diminished us. They made their oppression a secret, so that they did not remove their yoke from us, but devoured us, and scattered us, and murdered us; and they kept our murder secret, and did not remember that they had lifted up their hands against us.”

 

Chapter One Hundred and Four

1 I swear to you who are righteous, that the angels in heaven will remember you for good before the glory of the Great One; and your names will be written before the glory of the Great One. 2 Be hopeful, for at first you were disgraced with evil and affliction; but now you will shine like the lights of heaven, and will be seen; and the portals of heaven will be opened to you. 3 Continue your cry for a judgment, and it will appear to you; for all your trouble will be avenged against the rulers, and against all those who help those who oppressed you. 4 Be hopeful, and do not stop hoping; for you will have great joy, like the angels in heaven. 5 Because these will be yours, you will not have to hide on the day of the great judgment; for you will not be found as sinners, but the everlasting judgment will be far from you, for all the generations of the world.

6 And now, do not be afraid, you who are righteous, when you see the sinners strengthening and rejoicing in their desires, and do not be associates with them; but keep far from their oppression; for you shall be companions of the armies of heaven.

7 You who are sinners, although you say, “You cannot search it out; for all our sins are not written down,” they will still continually write down your sins, every day. 8 And now I shall show you, that light and darkness, day and night, see all your sins. 9 Do not be godless in your hearts, and do not lie, and do not change the words of uprightness, and do not call the words of the Holy and Great One a lie, and do not glorify your idols; for all your falsehoods and all your godlessness will not be counted as your justification, but as your great sin.

10 And now, I know this mystery, that the words of uprightness will be changed, and many sinners will rebel, and will speak wicked words, and will lie, and make great works, and write books concerning their words. 11 But when they write all My words in uprightness in their languages, and do not change or abridge anything of My words, but write all in uprightness, all that I have first testified on their account, 12 then I know another mystery: that books will be given to righteous and to the wise for joy, for uprightness, and for much wisdom. 13 And the books will be given to them, and they will believe in them, and will rejoice in them; and then all the righteous, who have learned all the paths of uprightness out of them, will be rewarded.

 

Chapter One Hundred and Five

1 “And in those days,” says the Lord, “They will call to the sons of the earth, and testify to them concerning their wisdom; they will show it to them, for you are their leaders, and the rewards over all the earth. 2 For I and My Son will be united with them forever in the paths of uprightness in their lives. And you will have peace; rejoice, you who are children of uprightness, in truth!”

 

Chapter One Hundred and Six

A Fragment of the Book of Noah

1 And after some days, my son Methuselah took a wife for his son Lamech, and she became pregnant by him, and gave birth to a son. 2 His body was as white as snow, and red as the bloom of a rose, and the hair of his head was as white as wool, and his eyes were beautiful; and when he opened his eyes, they illuminated the whole house like the sun, and the whole house became exceedingly light. 3 And as he was taken from the hand of the midwife, he opened his mouth, and conversed with the Lord of Righteousness.

4 And his father Lamech was afraid of him, and fled, and came to his father Methuselah. 5 And he said to him, “I have begotten a strange son, unlike a man, but similar to the children of the angels of heaven; and his nature is different, and not like ours, and his eyes are like the rays of the sun, and his countenance is glorious. 6 And it seems to me that he did not come from me, but from the angels; and I am afraid that something miraculous will happen upon the earth during his days. 7 And now, my father, I am here, petitioning and asking you, that you should go to Enoch, our father, and hear the truth from him; for he has his dwelling place with the angels.”

8 And when Methuselah had heard the words of his son, he came to me, at the ends of the earth; for he had heard that I was there, and cried aloud, and I heard his voice and came to him. And I said to him, “Behold, I am here, my son, because you have come to me.”

9 And he answered, and said to me, “I have come to you because of a great thing, and I have approached because of a disturbing vision. 10 And now, my father, hear me; for a son has been born to my son Lamech, whose likeness whom there is none, and his nature is not like the nature of men; his color is whiter than snow, and redder than the bloom of a rose, and the hair of his head is whiter than white wool, and his eyes like the rays of the sun; and he opened his eyes, and they illuminated the whole house. 11 And when he was taken from the hands of the midwife, he opened his mouth, and blessed the Lord of heaven. 12 And his father Lamech was afraid, and fled to me, and did not believe that he was from him, but that his likeness was from the angels of heaven; and behold I have come to you, that you should teach me the truth.”

13 And I, Enoch, answered, and said to him, “The Lord will make new things on the earth. I know this, and have seen it in a vision; and I announce to you, that in the generations of my father Jared, some from the heights of heaven departed from the Word of the Lord. 14 And behold, they committed sin, and departed from the Torah, and united themselves with women, and committed sin with them, and married some of them, and brought forth children from them. 17 They brought forth giants on the earth, not according to the spirit, but according to the flesh; and there will be great punishment on the earth, and the earth will be washed of all of its uncleanness. 18 And great destruction will be over all the earth, and there will be the water of a flood, and there will be a great destruction for one year. 16 This son who is born to you will be left on the earth, and his three children will be saved with him; when all men who are on the earth shall die, he and his children will be saved.

18 “And now, announce to your son Lamech, that he who was born to him is truly his son. Call his name ‘Noah,’ for he will be your remnant; and he and his children will be saved from the destruction which will come over the earth because of all the sins and all the unrighteousness which will be completed in his days over the earth. 19 And after that, there shall be still more unrighteousness, which will exceed that which was first committed on the earth; for I know the mysteries of the holy ones, for He, the Lord, has showed me, and has instructed me, and I have read them in the tablets of heaven.”

 

Chapter One Hundred and Seven

1 “And I saw written upon them that generation upon generation will transgress, until a generation of justice arises, and transgression will be destroyed, and sin will disappear from the earth, and all manner of goodness will come over it. 2 And now, my son, go and announce to your son Lamech, that this son who is born is really his, and that this is not a falsehood.”

3 And when Methuselah had heard the words of his father Enoch– for he had showed him everything that was secret– he returned, after having seen him, and called the name of that son Noah, for he will make glad the earth for all destruction.

 

Chapter One Hundred and Eight

1 This is another book which Enoch wrote for his son Methuselah, and for those who come after him, and who keep the Torah in the last days.

2 You who kept it will now wait in those days until those who did evil are completed, and the power of the transgressors has been completed. 3 Wait until sin disappears, for their names will be erased from the books of the holy ones, and their seed will be destroyed to eternity, and their spirits will be killed, and they will cry and lament in a void, empty place, and burn in a fire where there is no end.

4 And there I saw something like a cloud which could not be seen, for from its depths I could not look over it; and I saw a flame of fire burning brightly, and there circled things like shining mountains, and they shook from side to side. 5 And I asked one of the holy angels who were with me, and said to him, “What is this shining thing? For it is not a heaven, but only the flame of a burning fire, and the voice of shouting and crying and lamenting and of great pain.”

6 And he said to me, “This place which you see– the souls of the sinners and of the revilers and of those who do evil and change everything that God speaks through the mouth of the prophets about things to take place– they are brought here. 7 For some of these have been written down, and noted above in heaven, that the angels may read and know what will happen to the sinners and to the spirits of the humble who have chastised their bodies, and for that receive their reward from God, and of those who are reviled by wicked men; 8 who loved God, and did not love gold or silver or all the riches of the world, but gave over their bodies to torture; 9 and who, since they existed, did not long for earthly food, but considered themselves a breath that passes away, and lived accordingly, and were often tried by God, and their spirits were found in purity to praise His name. 10 All the blessings they received I have marked down in the books; and He has destined for them their wages, because they have been shown as those who loved the everlasting heaven more than their life, and while they were trodden down by wicked men, and heard abuse and reviling from them, they praised Me.

11 “And now I will call to the spirits of the good, from the generation of light, and will transform those who were born in darkness, who have not been rewarded in the flesh with the honor that their faithfulness deserves. 12 And I will lead out in a shining light those who love My holy name, and will set each one on the throne of honor, of honor specific to him. 13 And they will be resplendent for times without number, for righteousness is the judgment of God, for He will give faithfulness to the faithful in the dwellings of the paths of uprightness. 14 And they will see how those who were born in darkness will be cast into darkness, while the righteous will be resplendent. 15 And the sinners will cry, and see them as they shine; and they will go there where days and times are written for them.”

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Footnotes

1 Presented in this edition as an absurd line of questioning. Charles noted that it was meant to be read in irony.

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