Book of the Secrets of Enoch
The Book of Enoch was once cherished by Jews and Christians alike, this book later fell into disfavor with powerful theologiansĖprecisely because of its controversial statements on the nature and deeds of the fallen angels. The Enochian writings, in addition to many other writings that were
excluded (or lost) from the Bible (i.e., the Book of Tobit, Esdras, etc.)
were widely recognized by many of the early church fathers as "apocryphal"
writings. The term "apocrypha" is derived from the Greek word meaning
"hidden" or "secret". Gradually, the term "apocrypha" took on a pejorative connotation, for the orthodoxy of these hidden books was often questionable. Because these secret books were often preserved for use within the
esoteric circles of the divinely-knit believers, many of the critically-spirited or "unenlightened" Church Fathers found themselves outside the realm of
understanding, and therefore came to apply the term "apocryphal" to, what they
claimed to be, heretical works which were forbidden to be read.
Book of the Secrets of Enoch
Enochís encounter with the two angels of God
There was a wise man, a great artificer, and the Lord conceived love for him and
received him, that he should behold the uppermost dwellings and be an eye-witness of the
wise and great and inconceivable and immutable realm of God Almighty, of the very
wonderful and glorious and bright and many-eyed station of the Lordís servants, and
of the inaccessible throne of the Lord, and of the degrees and manifestations of the incorporeal hosts, and of the ineffable ministration of the multitude of the elements, and
of the various apparition and inexpressible singing of the host of Cherubim, and of the boundless light. At that time, he said, when my one hundred and sixty-fifth year was completed, I begat my son Mathusal.
After this too I lived two hundred years and completed of all the years of my
life three hundred and sixty-five years.
On the first day of the month I was in my house alone and was resting on my bed
And when I was asleep, great distress came up into my heart, and I was weeping
with my eyes in sleep, and I could not understand what this distress was, or what would
happen to me.
And there appeared to me two men, exceeding big, so that I never saw such on
earth; their faces were shining like the sun, their eyes too were like a burning
light, and from their lips was fire coming forth with clothing and singing of various
kinds in appearance purple, their wings were brighter than gold, their hands whiter
They were standing at the head of my bed and began to call me by my name.
And I arose from my sleep and saw clearly those two men standing in front of me.
And I saluted them and was seized with fear and the appearance of my face was
changed from terror, and those men said to me:
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear; the eternal God sent us to you, and lo! You
shalt to-day ascend with us into heaven, and you shall tell your sons and all your
household all that they shall do without you on earth in your house, and let no one seek
you till the Lord return you to them.
And I made haste to obey them and went out from my house, and made to the
doors, as it was ordered me, and summoned my sons Mathusal and Regim and Gaidad and made
known to them all the marvels those men had told me.
The instruction of Enoch to his sons
Listen to me, my children, I know not whither I go, or what will befall me; now
therefore, my children, I tell you: turn not from God before the face of the vain, who
made not Heaven and earth, for these shall perish and those who worship them, and may the
Lord make confident your hearts in the fear of him. And now, my children, let no one think
to seek me, until the Lord return me to you.
Of Enoch's assumption; how the angels took him into the first heaven.
It came to pass, when Enoch had told his sons, that the angels took him on to
their wings and bore him up on to the first heaven and placed him on the clouds. And there
I looked, and again I looked higher, and saw the ether, and they placed me on the first
heaven and showed me a very great Sea, greater than the earthly sea.
Of the angels ruling the stars; They brought before my face the elders and rulers of the stellar orders, and
showed me two hundred angels, who rule the stars and their services to the heavens,
and fly with their wings and come round all those who sail.
Of how the angels keep the store-houses of the snow; And here I looked down and saw the treasure-houses of the snow, and the angels
who keep their terrible store-houses, and the clouds whence they come out and into which
Of the dew and of the olive-oil, and various flowers; They showed me the treasure-house of the dew, like oil of the olive, and the
appearance of its form, as of all the flowers of the earth; further many angels guarding
the treasure-houses of these things, and how they are made to shut and open.
Of how Enoch was taken on to the second heaven; And those men took me and led me up on to the second heaven, and showed me
darkness, greater than earthly darkness, and there I saw prisoners hanging, watched,
awaiting the great and boundless judgment, and these angels were dark-looking, more than
earthly darkness, and incessantly making weeping through all hours.
And I said to the men who were with me: Wherefore are these incessantly
tortured? They answered me: These are Godís apostates, who obeyed not Godís
commands, but took counsel with their own will, and turned away with their prince, who
also is fastened on the fifth heaven.
And I felt great pity for them, and they saluted me, and said to me: Man of God,
pray for us to the Lord; and I answered to them: Who am I, a mortal man, that I should
pray for angels? Who knows whither I go, or what will befall me? Or who will pray for me?
Of the assumption of Enoch to the third heaven; And those men took me thence, and led me up on to the third heaven, and placed
me there; and I looked downwards, and saw the produce of these places, such as has never
been known for goodness.
And I saw all the sweet-flowering trees and beheld their fruits, which were
sweet-smelling, and all the foods borne by them bubbling with fragrant exhalation.
And in the midst of the trees that of life, in that place whereon the Lord
rests, when he goes up into paradise; and this tree is of ineffable goodness and
fragrance, and adorned more than every existing thing; and on all sides it is in
form gold-looking and vermilion and fire-like and covers all, and it has produce from all
Its root is in the garden at the earthís end.
And paradise is between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
And two springs come out which send forth honey and milk, and their springs send
forth oil and wine, and they separate into four parts, and go round with quiet course, and
go down into the PARADISE OF EDEN, between corruptibility and incorruptibility.
And thence they go forth along the earth, and have a revolution to their circle
even as other elements.
And here there is no unfruitful tree, and every place is blessed.
And there are three hundred angels very bright, who keep the garden, and
with incessant sweet singing and never-silent voices serve the Lord throughout all days
And I said: How very sweet is this place, and those men said to me:
The showing to Enoch of the place of the righteous and compassionate
This place, O Enoch, is prepared for the righteous, who endure all manner of
offence from those that exasperate their souls, who avert their eyes from iniquity, and
make righteous judgment, and give bread to the hungering, and cover the naked with
clothing, and raise up the fallen, and help injured orphans, and who walk without fault
before the face of the Lord, and serve him alone, and for them is prepared this place for
Here they showed Enoch the terrible place and various tortures
And those two men led me up on to the Northern side, and showed me there a very
terrible place, and there were all manner of tortures in that place: cruel darkness
and unillumined gloom, and there is no light there, but murky fire constantly flaming
aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere
fire, and everywhere there is frost and ice, thirst and shivering, while the bonds
are very cruel, and the angels fearful and merciless, bearing angry weapons, merciless
torture, and I said:
Woe, woe, how very terrible is this place.
And those men said to me: This place, O Enoch, is prepared for those who
dishonour God, who on earth practice sin against nature, which is child-corruption after
the sodomitic fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast
of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder, and
who, accursed, steal the souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods and
themselves wax rich, injuring them for other menís goods; who being able to satisfy
the empty, made the hungering to die; being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who
knew not their creator, and bowed to the soulless and lifeless gods, who cannot see
nor hear, vain gods, who also built hewn images and bow down to unclean handiwork,
for all these is prepared this place among these, for eternal inheritance.
Here they took Enoch up on to the fourth heaven where is the course of
sun and moon; Those men took me, and led me up on to the fourth heaven, and showed me all the
successive goings, and all the rays of the light of sun and moon.
And I measure their goings, and compared their light, and saw that the
sunís light is greater than the moonís.
Its circle and the wheels on which it goes always, like the wind going past with
very marvellous speed, and day and night it has no rest.
Its passage and return are accompanied by four great stars, and
each star has under it a thousand stars, to the right of the sunís wheel, and by four to the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether eight thousand,
issuing with the sun continually.
And by day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and by night a thousand.
And six-winged ones issue with the angels before the sunís wheel into the
fiery flames, and a hundred angels kindle the sun and set it alight.
Of the very marvellous elements of the sun; And I looked and saw other flying elements of the sun, whose names are
Phoenixes and Chalkydri, marvellous and wonderful, with feet and tails in the form of a
lion, and a crocodileís head, their appearance is empurpled, like the rainbow;
their size is nine hundred measures, their wings are like those of angels,
each has twelve, and they attend and accompany the sun, bearing heat and dew, as it
is ordered them from God.
Thus the sun revolves and goes, and rises under the heaven, and its
course goes under the earth with the light of its rays incessantly.
The angels took Enoch and placed him in the east at the sunís gates; Those men bore me away to the east, and placed me at the sunís gates, where
the sun goes forth according to the regulation of the seasons and the circuit of the
months of the whole year, and the number of the hours day and night.
And I saw six gates open, each gate having sixty-one stadia and a quarter of one
stadium, and I measured them truly, and understood their size to be so much,
through which the sun goes forth, and goes to the west, and is made even, and rises
throughout all the months, and turns back again from the six gates according to the
succession of the seasons; thus the period of the whole year is finished after the
returns of the four seasons.
They took Enoch to the west; And again those men led me away to the western parts, and showed me six great
gates open corresponding to the eastern gates, opposite to where the sun sets, according
to the number of the days three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter.
Thus again it goes down to the western gates, and draws away its light,
the greatness of its brightness, under the earth; for since the crown of its shining is in
heaven with the Lord, and guarded by four hundred angels, while the sun goes round on
wheel under the earth, and stands seven great hours in night, and spends half its
course under the earth, when it comes to the eastern approach in the eighth hour of
the night, it brings its lights, and the crown of shining, and the sun flames forth more
The elements of the sun, the Phoenixes and Chalkydri broke into song; Then the elements of the sun, called Phoenixes and Chalkydri break into song,
therefore every bird flutters with its wings, rejoicing at the giver of light, and they broke into song at the command of the Lord.
The giver of light comes to give brightness to the whole world, and the morning
guard takes shape, which is the rays of the sun, and the sun of the earth goes out, and
receives its brightness to light up the whole face of the earth, and they showed me this
calculation of the sunís going.
And the gates which it enters, these are the great gates of the calculation of
the hours of the year; for this reason the sun is a great creation, whose circuit lasts
twenty-eight years, and begins again from the beginning.
They took Enoch and again placed him in the east at the course of the
moon; Those men showed me the other course, that of the moon, twelve great gates,
crowned from west to east, by which the moon goes in and out of the customary times.
It goes in at the first gate to the western places of the sun, by the first
gates with thirty-one days exactly, by the second gates with thirty-one days
exactly, by the third with thirty days exactly, by the fourth with thirty days exactly, by
the fifth with thirty-one days exactly, by the sixth with thirty-one days exactly, by the
seventh with thirty days exactly, by the eighth with thirty-one days perfectly, by the
ninth with thirty-one days exactly, by the tenth with thirty days perfectly, by the
eleventh with thirty-one days exactly, by the twelfth with twenty-eight days exactly.
And it goes through the western gates in the order and number of the eastern,
and accomplishes the three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter days of the solar year,
while the lunar year has three hundred fifty-four, and there are wanting to it
twelve days of the solar circle, which are the lunar epacts of the whole year.
Thus, too, the great circle contains five hundred and thirty-two years.
The quarter of a day is omitted for three years, the fourth fulfills it
Therefore they are taken outside of heaven for three years and are not added to
the number of days, because they change the time of the years to two new months towards
completion, to two others towards diminution.
And when the western gates are finished, it returns and goes to the eastern to
the lights, and goes thus day and night about the heavenly circles, lower than all
circles, swifter than the heavenly winds, and spirits and elements and angels flying; each
angel has six wings.
It has a sevenfold course in nineteen years.
Of the singings of the angels, which it is impossible to describe; In the midst of the heavens I saw armed soldiers, serving the Lord, with tympana
and organs, with incessant voice, with sweet voice, with sweet and incessant voice
and various singing, which it is impossible to describe, and which astonishes every
mind, so wonderful and marvellous is the singing of those angels, and I was delighted
listening to it.
Of the taking of Enoch on to the fifth heaven; The men took me on to the fifth heaven and placed me, and there I saw many and
countless soldiers, called Grigori, of human appearance, and their size was greater
than that of great giants and their faces withered, and the silence of their mouths
perpetual, and their was no service on the fifth heaven, and I said to the men who were
Wherefore are these very withered and their faces melancholy, and their mouths
silent, and wherefore is there no service on this heaven?
And they said to me: These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail
rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the
second heaven, and three of them went down on to earth from the Lordís throne, to the
place Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the
daughters of men how good they are, and took to themselves wives, and befouled the earth
with their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants
are born and marvellous big men and great enmity.
And therefore God judged them with great judgment, and they weep for their
brethren and they will be punished on the Lordís great day.
And I said to the Grigori: I saw your brethren and their works, and their great
torments, and I prayed for them, but the Lord has condemned them to be under earth
till the existing heaven and earth shall end for ever.
And I said: Wherefore do you wait, brethren, and do not serve before the
Lordís face, and have not put your services before the Lordís face, lest you
anger your Lord utterly?
And they listened to my admonition, and spoke to the four ranks in heaven, and
lo! As I stood with those two men four trumpets trumpeted together with great voice, and
the Grigori broke into song with one voice, and their voice went up before the Lord
pitifully and affectingly.
Of the taking of Enoch to the sixth heaven; And thence those men took me and bore me up on to the sixth heaven, and there I
saw seven bands of angels, very bright and very glorious, and their faces shining more
than the sunís shining, glistening, and there is no difference in their faces, or
behaviour, or manner of dress; and these make the orders, and learn the goings of the
stars, and the alteration of the moon, or revolution of the sun, and the good government
of the world.
And when they see evildoing they make commandments and instruction, and sweet
and loud singing, and all songs of praise.
These are the archangels who are above angels, measure all life
in heaven and on earth, and the angels who are appointed over seasons and years,
the angels who are over rivers and sea, and who are over the fruits of the earth, and the
angels who are over every grass, giving food to all, to every living thing, and the angels
who write all the souls of men, and all their deeds, and their lives before the
Lordís face; in their midst are six Phoenixes and six Cherubim and six six-winged
ones continually with one voice singing one voice, and it is not possible to describe
their singing, and they rejoice before the Lord at his footstool.
(Hence they took Enoch into the seventh heaven; And those two men lifted me up thence on to the seventh heaven, and I saw there
a very great light, and fiery troops of great archangels, incorporeal
forces, and dominions, orders and governments, cherubim and seraphim, thrones and
many-eyed ones, nine regiments, the Ioanit stations of light, and I became afraid, and
began to tremble with great terror, and those men took me, and led me after them, and said
Archangels. Or, "chief angels."
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, and showed me the Lord from afar, sitting on
His very high throne. For what is there on the tenth heaven, since the Lord dwells there?
On the tenth heaven is God, in the Hebrew tongue he is called Aravat.
Aravat - Or, "Father of creation."
And all the heavenly troops would come and stand on the ten steps according to
their rank, and would bow down to the Lord, and would again go to their places in joy and
felicity, singing songs in the boundless light with small and tender voices, gloriously
Of how the angels here left Enoch, at the end of the seventh heaven, and
went away from him unseen; And the cherubim and seraphim standing about the throne, the six-winged and
many-eyed ones do not depart, standing before the Lordís face doing his will, and
cover his whole throne, singing with gentle voice before the Lordís face: Holy, holy,
holy, Lord Ruler of Sabaoth, heavens and earth are full of Your glory.
When I saw all these things, those men said to me: Enoch, thus far is it
commanded us to journey with you, and those men went away from me and thereupon I saw them
And I remained alone at the end of the seventh heaven and became afraid, and
fell on my face and said to myself: Woe is me, what has befallen me?
And the Lord sent one of his glorious ones, the archangel Gabriel, and he said to me: Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise before the Lordís face into eternity, arise, come with me.
Archangel - Or, "one of the seven highest angels, named Gabriel."
And I answered him, and said in myself: My Lord, my soul is departed from me,
from terror and trembling, and I called to the men who led me up to this place, on them I
relied, and it is with them I go before the Lordís face.
And Gabriel caught me up, as a leaf caught up by the wind, and placed me before
the Lordís face.
And I saw the eighth heaven, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Muzaloth,
changer of the seasons, of drought, and of wet, and of the twelve constellations of the
circle of the firmament, which are above the seventh heaven.
And I saw the ninth heaven, which is called in Hebrew Kuchavim, where are the
heavenly homes of the twelve constellations of the circle of the firmament.
In the tenth heaven the archangel Michael led Enoch to before the
Lordís face; On the tenth heaven, which is called Aravoth, I saw the appearance of the
Lordís face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it
Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lordís face, but the
Lordís face is ineffable, marvellous and very awful, and very, very terrible.
And who am I to tell of the Lordís unspeakable being, and of his very
wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions, and various
voices, the Lord's throne is very great and not made with hands, nor the quantity
of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and seraphim, nor their incessant singing,
nor his immutable beauty, and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.
And I fell prone and bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord with his lips said to
Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise and stand before my face into eternity.
And the archistratege Michael lifted me up, and led me to before
the Lordís face.
Archistratege - Or, "the commander of the armies of the nations, named
And the Lord said to his servants tempting them: Let Enoch stand before my face
into eternity, and the glorious ones bowed down to the Lord, and said: Let Enoch go
according to Your word.
And the Lord said to Michael: Go and take Enoch from out of his earthly
garments, and anoint him with my sweet ointment, and put him into the garments of My
And Michael did thus, as the Lord told him. He anointed me, and dressed me, and
the appearance of that ointment is more than the great light, and his ointment is like
sweet dew, and its smell mild, shining like the sunís ray, and I looked at myself,
and I was like one of his glorious ones.
Glorious ones. Or, "one of the seven highest angels."
And the Lord summoned one of his archangels by name Pravuil, whose knowledge
was quicker in wisdom than the other archangels, who wrote all the deeds of the Lord; and
the Lord said to Pravuil: Bring out the books from my store-houses, and a reed of
quick-writing, and give it to Enoch, and deliver to him the choice and comforting
books out of your hand.
Of Enochís writing, how he wrote his wonderful jouneyings and the
heavenly hosts and himself wrote three hundred and sixty-six books; And he was telling me all the works of heaven, earth and sea, and all the
elements, their passages and goings, and the thunderings of the thunders, the sun and
moon, the goings and changes of the stars, the seasons, years, days, and hours, the
risings of the wind, the numbers of the angels, and the formation of their songs, and all
human things, the tongue of every human song and life, the commandments, instructions, and
sweet-voiced singings, and all things that it is fitting to learn.
And Pravuil told me: All the things that I have told you, we have written. Sit
and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared
for them to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the
And all double thirty days and thirty nights, and I wrote out all things
exactly, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books.
Of the great secrets of God, which God revealed and told Enoch, and
spoke with him face to face; 1And the Lord summoned me, and said to me: Enoch, sit down on my left with
And I bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord spoke to me: Enoch, beloved, all that
you see, all things that are standing finished I tell to you even before the very
beginning, all that I created from non-being, and visible things from invisible.
Hear, Enoch, and take in these my words, for not to My angels have I told my
secret, and I have not told them their rise, nor my endless realm, nor have they
understood my creating, which I tell you to-day.
For before all things were visible, I alone used to go about in the invisible
things, like the sun from east to west, and from west to east.
But even the sun has peace in itself, while I found no peace, because I was
creating all things, and I conceived the thought of placing foundations, and of creating
God relates to Enoch, how out of the very deepest parts came forth the
visible and invisible; I commanded in the very lowest parts, that visible things should come
down from invisible, and Adoil came down very great, and I beheld him, and
lo! He had a belly of great light.
Adoil-Or, "Light of creation."
And I said to him: Become undone, Adoil, and let the visible come out of
And he came undone, and a great light came out. And I was in the midst of
the great light, and as there is born light from light, there came forth a great age, and
showed all creation, which I had thought to create.
And I saw that it was good.
And I placed for myself a throne, and took my seat on it, and said to the light:
Go thence up higher and fix yourself high above the throne, and be a foundation to the
And above the light there is nothing else, and then I bent up and looked up from
God summons from the very deepest a second time that Archas, heavy and
very red should come forth; And I summoned the very lowest a second time, and said: Let Archas
come forth hard, and he came forth hard from the invisible.
Archas -Or, "Spirit of creation."
And Archas came forth, hard, heavy, and very red.
And I said: Be opened, Archas, and let there be born from you, and he came
undone, an age came forth, very great and very dark, bearing the creation of all lower
things, and I saw that it was good and said to him:
Go thence down below, and make yourself firm, and be a foundation for the lower
things, and it happened and he went down and fixed himself, and became the foundation for
the lower things, and below the darkness there is nothing else.
Of how God founded the water, and surrounded it with light, and
established on it seven islands; And I commanded that there should be taken from light and darkness, and I said:
Be thick, and it became thus, and I spread it out with the light, and it became water, and
I spread it out over the darkness, below the light, and then I made firm the waters, that
is to say the bottomless, and I made foundation of light around the water, and created
seven circles from inside, and imaged the water like crystal wet and dry, that is
to say like glass, and the circumcession of the waters and the other elements, and
I showed each one of them its road, and the seven stars each one of them in its heaven,
that they go thus, and I saw that it was good.
And I separated between light and between darkness, that is to say in the midst
of the water hither and thither, and I said to the light, that it should be the day, and
to the darkness, that it should be the night, and there was evening and there was morning
the first day.
The week in which God showed Enoch all his wisdom and power, throughout
all the seven days, how he created all the heavenly and earthly forces and all moving
things even down to man; And then I made firm the heavenly circle, and made that the lower water
which is under heaven collect itself together, into one whole, and that the chaos become
dry, and it became so.
Out of the waves I created rock hard and big, and from the rock I piled up the
dry, and the dry I called earth, and the midst of the earth I called abyss, that is to say
the bottomless, I collected the sea in one place and bound it together with a yoke.
And I said to the sea: Behold I give you your eternal limits, and you
shalt not break loose from your component parts.
Thus I made fast the firmament. This day I called me the first-created [Sunday].
Then it became evening, and then again morning, and it was the second
[Monday]; The fiery essence; And for all the heavenly troops I imaged the image and essence of fire, and my
eye looked at the very hard, firm rock, and from the gleam of my eye the lightning
received its wonderful nature, which is both fire in water and water in fire, and
one does not put out the other, nor does the one dry up the other, therefore the lightning
is brighter than the sun, softer than water and firmer than hard rock.
And from the rock I cut off a great fire, and from the fire I created the orders
of the incorporeal ten troops of angels, and their weapons are fiery and their raiment a
burning flame, and I commanded that each one should stand in his order.
And one from out the order of angels, having turned away with the order that was
under him, conceived an impossible thought, to place his throne higher than the clouds
above the earth, that he might become equal in rank to my power.
And I threw him out from the height with his angels, and he was flying in the
air continuously above the bottomless.
And then I created all the heavens, and the third day was, [Tuesday]; On the third day I commanded the earth to make grow great and fruitful trees,
and hills, and seed to sow, and I planted Paradise, and enclosed it, and placed as armed guardians
flaming angels, and thus I created renewal.
Then came evening, and came morning the fourth day.
[Wednesday]. On the fourth day I commanded that there should be great lights on
the heavenly circles.
On the first uppermost circle I placed the stars, Kruno, and on the second
Aphrodit, on the third Aris, on the fifth Zoues, on the sixth Ermis, on the seventh lesser
the moon, and adorned it with the lesser stars.
And on the lower I placed the sun for the illumination of day, and the moon and
stars for the illumination of night.
The sun that it should go according to each constellation, twelve, and I
appointed the succession of the months and their names and lives, their thunderings, and
their hour-markings, how they should succeed.
Then evening came and morning came the fifth day.
[Thursday]. On the fifth day I commanded the sea, that it should bring forth
fishes, and feathered birds of many varieties, and all animals creeping over the earth,
going forth over the earth on four legs, and soaring in the air, male sex and female, and
every soul breathing the spirit of life.
And there came evening, and there came morning the sixth day.
[Friday]. On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven
consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes
from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the
angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his
soul from my breath and from the wind.
And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the
soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the
intelligence sweetness [enjoyment].
I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible and from
visible nature, of both are his death and life and image, he knows speech like some
created thing, small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed him on earth,
a second angel, honourable, great and glorious, and I appointed him as ruler to rule on
earth and to have my wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing
And I appointed him a name, from the four component parts, from east, from
west, from south, from north, and I appointed for him four special stars, and I called his
name Adam, and showed him the two ways, the light and the darkness, and I told him:
This is good, and that bad, that I should learn whether he has love towards me,
or hatred, that it be clear which in his race love me.
For I have seen his nature, but he has not seen his own nature, therefore through
not seeing he will sin worse, and I said After sin what is there but death?
And I put sleep into him and he fell asleep. And I took from him a rib, and
created him a wife, that death should come to him by his wife, and I took his last word
and called her name mother, that is to say, Eva.
God gives over paradise to Adam, and gives him a command to see the
heavens opened, and that he should see the angels singing the song of victory; Adam has life on earth, and I created a garden in Eden in the east, that he
should observe the testament and keep the command.
I made the heavens open to him, that he should see the angels singing the song
of victory, and the gloomless light.
And he was continuously in paradise, and the devil understood that I wanted to
create another world, because Adam was lord on earth, to rule and control it.
The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as a fugitive he made Sotona
from the heavens as his name was Satanail, thus he became different from
the angels, but his nature did not change his intelligence as far as his
understanding of righteous and sinful things.
Sotona - Or, "Diana."
Satanail. Or, "the impious one." Ha-satan in Hebrew means
"the adversary" referring here to the "lead" adversary, or Lucifer.
And he understood his condemnation and the sin which he had sinned before,
therefore he conceived thought against Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eva, but
did not touch Adam.
But I cursed ignorance, but what I had blessed previously, those I did not
curse, I cursed not man, nor the earth, nor other creatures, but manís evil fruit,
and his works.
After Adamís sin God sends him away into the earth from where he
took him from, but does not wish to ruin him for all years to come; I said to him: Earth you are, and into the earth whence I took you you shalt go,
and I will not ruin you, but send you whence I took you.
Then I can again receive you at My second presence.
And I blessed all my creatures visible and invisible. And Adam was five and half
hours in paradise.
And I blessed the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, on which he rested from all
God shows Enoch the age of this world, its existence of seven thousand
years, and the eighth thousand is the end, neither years, nor months, nor weeks, nor days; And I appointed the eighth day also, that the eighth day should be the
first-created after my work, and that the first seven revolve in the form of the
seventh thousand, and that at the beginning of the eighth thousand there should be a time
of not-counting, endless, with neither years nor months nor weeks nor days nor hours.
And now, Enoch, all that I have told you, all that you have understood, all that
you have seen of heavenly things, all that you have seen on earth, and all that I have
written in books by my great wisdom, all these things I have devised and created from the
uppermost foundation to the lower and to the end, and there is no counsellor nor inheritor
to my creations.
I am self-eternal, not made with hands, and without change.
My thought is my counsellor, my wisdom and my word are made, and my eyes observe
all things how they stand here and tremble with terror.
If I turn away my face, then all things will be destroyed.
And apply your mind, Enoch, and know him who is speaking to you, and take thence
the books which you yourself have written.
And I give you Samuil and Raguil , who led you
up, and the books, and go down to earth, and tell your sons all that I have told you, and all that you have seen, from the lower heaven up to my throne, and all the troops.
For I created all forces, and there is none that resists me or that does not
subject himself to me. For all subject themselves to my monarchy, and labour for my sole
Give them the books of the handwriting, and they will read them and will
know me for the creator of all things, and will understand how there is no other God but
And let them distribute the books of your handwritingĖchildren to
children, generation to generation, nations to nations.
And I will give you, Enoch, my intercessor, the archistratege Michael, for the
handwritings of your fathers Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahaleleel, and Jared your father.
God convicts the idolaters and sodomitic fornicators, and therefore
brings down a deluge upon them; They have rejected my commandments and my yoke, worthless seed has come up, not
fearing God, and they would not bow down to me, but have begun to bow down to vain gods,
and denied my unity, and have laden the whole earth with untruths, offences, abominable
lecheries, namely one with another, and all manner of other unclean wickedness, which are
disgusting to relate.
And therefore I will bring down a deluge upon the earth and will destroy all
men, and the whole earth will crumble together into great darkness.
God leaves one righteous man of Enochís tribe with his whole house,
who did Godís pleasure according to his will; Behold from their seed shall arise another generation, much afterwards, but of
them many will be very insatiate.
He who raises that generation, shall reveal to them the books of your
handwriting, of your fathers, to them to whom he must point out the guardianship of
the world, to the faithful men and workers of my pleasure, who do not acknowledge my name
And they shall tell another generation, and those others having read
shall be glorified thereafter, more than the first.
God commanded Enoch to live on earth thirty days, to give instruction to
his sons and to his childrenís children and after thirty days he was again taken on
to heaven; Now, Enoch, I give you the term of thirty days to spend in your house, and tell
your sons and all your household, that all may hear from my face what is told them by you,
that they may read and understand, how there is no other God but me.
And that they may always keep my commandments, and begin to read and take in the
books of your handwriting.
And after thirty days I shall send my angel for you, and he will take you from
earth and from your sons to me.
Here God summons an angel; And the Lord called upon one of the older angels, terrible and menacing, and
placed him by me, in appearance white as snow, and his hands like ice, having the
appearance of great frost, and he froze my face, because I could not endure the terror of
the Lord, just as it is not possible to endure a stoveís fire and the sunís
heat, and the frost of the air.
And the Lord said to me: Enoch, if your face be not frozen here, no man will be
able to behold your face.
Mathusal continued to have hope and to await his father Enoch in his
house day and night; And the Lord said to those men who first led me up: Let Enoch go down on to
earth with you, and await him till the determined day.
And they placed me by night on my bed.
And Mathusal expecting my coming, keeping watch by day and by night at my bed,
was filled with awe when he heard my coming, and I told him, Let all my household come
together, that I tell them everything.
Enochís pitiful admonition to his sons with weeping and great
lamentation, as he spoke to them; Oh my children, my beloved ones, hear the admonition of your father, as much as
is according to the Lordís will.
I have been let come to you to-day, and announce to you, not from my lips, but
from the Lordís lips, all that is and was and all that is now, and all that will be
For the Lord has let me come to you, you hear therefore the words of my lips, of
a man made big for you, but I am one who has seen the Lordís face, like iron made to
glow from fire it sends forth sparks and burns.
You look now upon my eyes, the eyes of a man big with meaning for you,
but I have seen the Lordís eyes, shining like the sunís rays and filling the
eyes of man with awe.
You see now, my children, the right hand of a man that helps you, but I have
seen the Lordís right hand filling heaven as he helped me.
You see the compass of my work like your own, but I have seen the Lordís
limitless and perfect compass, which has no end.
You hear the words of my lips, as I heard the words of the Lord, like great
thunder incessantly with hurling of clouds.
And now, my children, hear the discourses of the father of the earth, how
fearful and awful it is to come before the face of the ruler of the earth, how much more
terrible and awful it is to come before the face of the ruler of heaven, the controller of
quick and dead, and of the heavenly troops. Who can endure that endless pain?
Enoch admonishes his children truly of all things from the Lordís
lips, how he saw and heard and wrote down; And now, my children, I know all things, for this is from the Lordís
lips, and this my eyes have seen, from beginning to end.
I know all things, and have written all things into books, the heavens and their
end, and their plenitude, and all the armies and their marchings.
I have measured and described the stars, the great countless multitude of
What man has seen their revolutions, and their entrances? For not even the
angels see their number, while I have written all their names.
And I measured the sunís circle, and measured its rays, counted the hours,
I wrote down too all things that go over the earth, I have written the things that are
nourished, and all seed sown and unsown, which the earth produces and all plants, and
every grass and every flower, and their sweet smells, and their names, and the
dwelling-places of the clouds, and their composition, and their wings, and how they bear
rain and raindrops.
And I investigated all things, and wrote the road of the thunder and of the
lightning, and they showed me the keys and their guardians, their rise, the way they go;
it is let out gently in measure by a chain, lest by a heavy chain and violence it
hurl down the angry clouds and destroy all things on earth.
I wrote the treasure-houses of the snow, and the store-houses of the cold and
the frosty airs, and I observed their seasonís key-holder, he fills the clouds with
them, and does not exhaust the treasure-houses.
And I wrote the resting-places of the winds and observed and saw how their
key-holders bear weighing-scales and measures; first, they put them in one
weighing-scale, then in the other the weights and let them out according to measure
cunningly over the whole earth, lest by heavy breathing they make the earth to rock.
And I measured out the whole earth, its mountains, and all hills, fields, trees,
stones, rivers, all existing things I wrote down, the height from earth to the seventh
heaven, and downwards to the very lowest hell, and the judgment-place, and the very great,
open and weeping hell.
And I saw how the prisoners are in pain, expecting the limitless judgment.
And I wrote down all those being judged by the judge, and all their judgment and
sentences and all their works.
Of how Enoch lamented Adamís sin; And I saw all forefathers from all time with Adam and Eva, and I sighed
and broke into tears and said of the ruin of their dishonour:
Woe is me for my infirmity and for that of my forefathers, and thought in
my heart and said:
Blessed is the man who has not been born or who has been born and shall
not sin before the Lordís face, that he come not into this place, nor bring the yoke
of this place.
Of how Enoch saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell
standing; I saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of hell standing, like great
serpents, and their faces like extinguishing lamps, and their eyes of fire, their sharp
teeth, and I saw all the Lordís works, how they are right, while the works of man are
some good, and others bad, and in their works are known those who lie evilly.
Enoch shows his children how he measured and wrote out Godís
judgments; I, my children, measured and wrote out every work and every measure and every
As one year is more honourable than another, so is one man more
honourable than another, some for great possessions, some for wisdom of heart, some for
particular intellect, some for cunning, one for silence of lip, another for cleanliness,
one for strength, another for comeliness, one for youth, another for sharp wit, one for
shape of body, another for sensibility, let it be heard everywhere, but there is none
better than he who fears God, he shall be more glorious in time to come.
Enoch instructs his sons, that they revile not the face of man, small or
great; The Lord with his hands having created man, in the likeness of his own face, the
Lord made him small and great.
Whoever reviles the rulerís face, and abhors the Lordís face, has
despised the Lord's face, and he who vents anger on any man without injury, the
Lordís great anger will cut him down, he who spits on the face of man reproachfully,
will be cut down at the Lordís great judgment.
Blessed is the man who does not direct his heart with malice against any man,
and helps the injured and condemned, and raises the broken down, and shall do charity to
the needy, because on the day of the great judgment every weight, every measure and every
makeweight will be as in the market, that is to say they are hung on scales
and stand in the market, and every one shall learn his own measure, and according
to his measure shall take his reward.
God shows how he does not want from men sacrifices, nor burnt-offerings,
but pure and contrite hearts; Whoever hastens to make offerings before the Lordís face, the Lord for his
part will hasten that offering by granting of his work.
But whoever increases his lamp before the Lordís face and make not true
judgment, the Lord will not increase his treasure in the realm of the highest.
When the Lord demands bread, or candles, or the flesh of beasts,
or any other sacrifice, then that is nothing; but God demands pure hearts, and with all
that only tests the heart of man.
Of how an earthly ruler does not accept from man abominable and unclean
gifts, then how much more does God abominate unclean gifts, but sends them away with wrath
and does not accept his gifts; Hear, my people, and take in the words of my lips.
If any one bring any gifts to an earthly ruler, and have disloyal thoughts in
his heart, and the ruler know this, will he not be angry with him, and not refuse his
gifts, and not give him over to judgment?
Or if one man make himself appear good to another by deceit of tongue,
but have evil in his heart, then will not the other understand the treachery
of his heart, and himself be condemned, since his untruth was plain to all?
And when the Lord shall send a great light, then there will be judgment for the
just and the unjust, and there no one shall escape notice.
Enoch instructs his sons from Godís lips, and hands them the
handwriting of this book; And now, my children, lay thought on your hearts, mark well the words of your
father, which are all come to you from the Lordís lips.
Take these books of your fatherís handwriting and read them.
For the books are many, and in them you will learn all the Lordís works,
all that has been from the beginning of creation, and will be till the end of time.
And if you will observe my handwriting, you will not sin against the Lord;
because there is no other except the Lord, neither in heaven, nor in earth, nor in the
very lowest places, nor in the one foundation.
The Lord has placed the foundations in the unknown, and has spread forth heavens
visible and invisible; he fixed the earth on the waters, and created countless creatures,
and who has counted the water and the foundation of the unfixed, or the dust of the earth,
or the sand of the sea, or the drops of the rain, or the morning dew, or the windís
breathings? Who has filled earth and sea, and the indissoluble winter?
I cut the stars out of fire, and decorated heaven, and put it in their midst.
Of the sunís passage along the seven circles; That the sun go along the seven heavenly circles, which are the appointment of
one hundred and eighty-two thrones, that it go down on a short day, and again one hundred
and eighty-two, that it go down on a big day, and he has two thrones on which he rests,
revolving hither and thither above the thrones of the months, from the seventeenth day of
the month Tsivan it goes down to the month Thevan, from the seventeenth of Thevan it goes
And thus it goes close to the earth, then the earth is glad and makes grow its
fruits, and when it goes away, then the earth is sad, and trees and all fruits have no
All this he measured, with good measurement of hours, and fixed a measure by his
wisdom, of the visible and the invisible.
From the invisible he made all things visible, himself being invisible.
Thus I make known to you, my children, and distribute the books to your
children, into all your generations, and amongst the nations who shall have the sense to
fear God, let them receive them, and may they come to love them more than any food or
earthly sweets, and read them and apply themselves to them.
And those who understand not the Lord, who fear not God, who accept not, but
reject, who do not receive the books, a terrible judgment awaits these.
Blessed is the man who shall bear their yoke and shall drag them along, for he
shall be released on the day of the great judgment.
Enoch instructs his sons not to swear either by heaven or earth, and
shows Godís promise, even in the motherís womb; I swear to you, my children, but I swear not by any oath, neither by heaven nor
by earth, nor by any other creature which God created.
The Lord said: There is no oath in me, nor injustice, but truth.
If there is no truth in men, let them swear by the words, Yea, yea, or else,
And I swear to you, yea, yea, that there has been no man in his motherís
womb, but that already before, even to each one there is a place prepared for the
repose of that soul, and a measure fixed how much it is intended that a man be tried in
Yea, children, deceive not yourselves, for there has been previously prepared a
place for every soul of man.
Of how none born on earth can remain hidden nor his work remain
concealed, but God bids us to be meek, to endure attack and insult, and not to offend
widows and orphans; I have put every manís work in writing and none born on earth can remain
hidden nor his works remain concealed.
I see all things.
Now therefore, my children, in patience and meekness spend the number of your
says, that you inherit endless life.
Endure for the sake of the Lord every wound, every injury, every evil word and
If ill-requitals befall you, return them not either to neighbour or
enemy, because the Lord will return them for you and be your avenger on the day of
great judgment, that there be no avenging here among men.
Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brotherís sake, he will
receive ample treasure in the world to come.
Injure not widows nor orphans nor strangers, lest Godís wrath come upon
Enoch instructs his sons, that they hide not treasures in the earth, but
bids them give alms to the poor; Stretch out your hands to the poor according to your strength.
Hide not your silver in the earth.
Help the faithful man in affliction, and affliction will not find you in the
time of your trouble.
And every grievous and cruel yoke that come upon you bear all for the sake of
the Lord, and thus you will find your reward in the day of judgment.
It is good to go morning, midday, and evening into the Lordís dwelling, for
the glory of your creator.
Because every breathing thing glorifies him, and every creature visible
and invisible returns him praise.
God instructs his faithful, how they are to praise his name; Blessed is the man who opens his lips in praise of God of Sabaoth and praises
the Lord with his heart.
Cursed every man who opens his lips for the bringing into contempt and calumny
of his neighbour, because he brings God into contempt.
Blessed is he who opens his lips blessing and praising God.
Cursed is he before the Lord all the days of his life, who opens his lips to
curse and abuse.
Blessed is he who blesses all the Lordís works.
Cursed is he who brings the Lordís creation into contempt.
Blessed is he who looks down and raises the fallen.
Cursed is he who looks to and is eager for the destruction of what is not his.
Blessed is he who keeps the foundations of his fathers made firm from the
Cursed is he who perverts the decrees of his forefathers.
Blessed is he who imparts peace and love.
Cursed is he who disturbs those that love their neighbours.
Blessed is he who speaks with humble tongue and heart to all.
Cursed is he who speaks peace with his tongue, while in his heart there is no
peace but a sword.
For all these things will be laid bare in the weighing-scales and in the books,
on the day of the great judgment.
Enoch confirms the word from the Lordís lips to his children that
they must obey the will of the Lord on their own; And now, my children, do not say: Our father is standing before God, and is
praying for our sins, for there is there no helper of any man who has sinned.
You see how I wrote all works of every man, before his creation, all that
is done amongst all men for all time, and none can tell or relate my handwriting, because
the Lord see all imaginings of man, how they are vain, where they lie in the
treasure-houses of the heart.
And now, my children, mark well all the words of your father, that I tell you,
lest you regret, saying: Why did our father not tell us?
Enoch instructs his sons, that they should hand the books to others also; At that time, not understanding this let these books which I have given you be
for an inheritance of your peace.
Hand them to all who want them, and instruct them, that they may see the
Lordís very great and marvellous works.
Here Enoch shows his sons, telling them with tears, that the time has
approached for him to be taken up into heaven, as the angels are standing before him; My children, behold, the day of my term and time have approached.
For the angels who shall go with me are standing before me and urge me to my
departure from you; they are standing here on earth, awaiting what has been told them.
For to-morrow I shall go up on to heaven, to the uppermost Jerusalem to my
Therefore I bid you do before the Lordís face all his good pleasure.
Methosalam asks of his father blessing, that he may take Enoch food to
eat; Mathosalam having answered his father Enoch, said: What is agreeable to your
eyes, father, that I may make before your face, that you may bless our dwellings, and your
sons, and that your people may be made glorious through you, and then that you may
depart thus, as the Lord said?
Enoch answered to his son Mathosalam and said: Hear, child, from the time
when the Lord anointed me with the ointment of his glory, there has been no food in
me, and my soul remembers not earthly enjoyment, neither do I want anything earthly.
Enoch bade his son Methosalam to summon all his brethren; My child Methosalam, summon all your brethren and all your household and the
elders of the people, that I may talk to them and depart, as is planned for me.
And Methosalam made haste, and summoned his brethren, Regim, Riman, Uchan,
Chermion, Gaidad, and all the elders of the people before the face of his father Enoch;
and he blessed them, and said to them:
Enochís instructions to his sons; Listen to me, my children, to-day.
In those days when the Lord came down on to earth for Adamís sake, and
visited all his creatures, which he created himself, after all these he created Adam, and
the Lord called all the beasts of the earth, all the reptiles, and all the birds that soar
in the air, and brought them all before the face of our father Adam.
And Adam gave the names to all things living on earth.
And the Lord appointed him ruler over all, and subjected to him all things under
his hands, and made them dumb and made them dull that they be commanded of man, and be in
subjection and obedience to him.
Thus also the Lord created every man lord over all his possessions.
The Lord will not judge a single soul of beast for manís sake, but adjudges
the souls of men to their beasts in this world; for men have a special place.
And as every soul of man is according to number, similarly beasts will not
perish, nor all souls of beasts which the Lord created, till the great judgment, and they
will accuse man, if he feed them ill.
Enoch instructs his sons wherefore they may not touch unclean meat
because of what comes from it; Whoever defiles the soul of beasts, defiles his own soul.
For man brings clean animals to make sacrifice for sin, that he may have cure of
And if they bring for sacrifice clean animals, and birds, man has cure, he cures
All is given you for food, bind it by the four feet, that is to make good the
cure, he cures his soul.
But whoever kills beast without wounds, kills his own souls and defiles his own
And he who does any beast any injury whatsoever, in secret, it is evil practice,
and he defiles his own soul.
He who does injury to the soul of another man, does injury to his own
soul; He who works the killing of a manís soul, kills his own soul, and kills his
own body, and there is no cure for him for all time.
He who puts a man in any snare, shall stick in it himself, and there is no cure
for him for all time.
He who puts a man in any vessel, his retribution will not be wanting at the
great judgment for all time.
He who works crookedly or speaks evil against any soul, will not make justice
for himself for all time.
Enoch instructs his sons to keep themselves from injustice, to help
others and to share; And now, my children, keep your hearts from every injustice, which the Lord
hates. Just as a man asks something for his own soul from God, so let him do to every
living soul, because I know all things, how in the great time to come there is much
inheritance prepared for men, good for the good, and bad for the bad, without number many.
Blessed are those who enter the good houses, for in the bad houses there is no
peace nor return from them.
Hear, my children, small and great! When man puts a good thought in his heart,
brings gifts from his labours before the Lordís face and his hands made them not,
then the Lord will turn away his face from the labour of his hand, and that man
cannot find the labour of his hands.
And if his hands made it, but his heart murmur, and his heart cease not making
murmur incessantly, he has not any advantage.
Of how it is fitting to bring oneís gifts in faith, because there
is no repentance after death; Blessed is the man who in his patience brings his gifts with faith before the
Lordís face, because he will find forgiveness of sins.
But if he take back his words before the time, there is no repentance for him;
and if the time pass and he do not of his own will what is promised, there is no
repentance after death.
Because every work which man does before the time, is all deceit before men, and
sin before God.
Of how not to despise the poor, but to share with them equally, lest you
be murmured against before God; When man clothes the naked and fills the hungry, he will find reward from God.
But if his heart murmur, he commits a double evil; ruin of himself and of that
which he gives; and for him there will be no finding of reward on account of that.
And if his own heart is filled with his food and his own flesh, clothed with his
own clothing, he commits contempt, and will forfeit all his endurance of poverty, and will
not find reward of his good deeds.
Very proud and magniloquent man is hateful to the Lord, and every false speech,
clothed in untruth; it will be cut with the blade of the sword of death, and thrown into
the fire, and shall burn for all time.
Of how the Lord calls up Enoch, and people took counsel to go and kiss
him at the place called Achuzan; When Enoch had spoken these words to his sons, all people far and near heard how
the Lord was calling Enoch. They took counsel together:
Let us go and kiss Enoch, and two thousand men came together and came to the
place Achuzan where Enoch was, and his sons.
And the elders of the people, the whole assembly, came and bowed down and began
to kiss Enoch and said to him:
Our father Enoch, may you be blessed of the Lord, the eternal
ruler, and now bless your sons and all the people, that we may be glorified to-day before
For you shalt be glorified before the Lordís face for all time, since the
Lord chose you, rather than all men on earth, and designated you writer of all his
creation, visible and invisible, and redeemed of the sins of man, and helper of your
Of Enochís instructions to his sons; And Enoch answered all his people saying: Hear, my children, before that all
creatures were created, the Lord created the visible and invisible things.
And as much time as there was and went past, understand that after all that he
created man in the likeness of his own form, and put into him eyes to see, and ears to
hear, and heart to reflect, and intellect wherewith to deliberate.
And the Lord saw all manís works, and created all his creatures, and
divided time, from time he fixed the years, and from the years he appointed the months,
and from the months he appointed the days, and of days he appointed seven.
And in those he appointed the hours, measured them out exactly, that man might
reflect on time and count years, months, and hours, their alternation, beginning,
and end, and that he might count his own life, from the beginning until death, and reflect
on his sin and write his work bad and good; because no work is hidden before the Lord,
that every man might know his works and never transgress all his commandments, and keep my
handwriting from generation to generation.
When all creation visible and invisible, as the Lord created it, shall end, then
every man goes to the great judgment, and then all time shall perish, and the years, and
thenceforward there will be neither months nor days nor hours, they will be adhered
together and will not be counted.
There will be one aeon, and all the righteous who shall escape the Lordís
great judgment, shall be collected in the great aeon, for the righteous the great aeon
will begin, and they will live eternally, and then too there will be amongst them neither
labour, nor sickness, nor humiliation, nor anxiety, nor need, nor brutality, nor night,
nor darkness, but great light.
And they shall have a great indestructible wall, and a paradise bright and
incorruptible, for all corruptible things shall pass away, and there will be eternal life.
Enoch instructs his sons and all the elders of the people, how they are
to walk with terror and trembling before the Lord, and serve him alone and not bow down to
idols, but to God, who created heaven and earth and every creature, and to his image; And now, my children, keep your souls from all injustice, such as the Lord
Walk before his face with terror and trembling and serve him alone.
Bow down to the true God, not to dumb idols, but bow down to his similitude, and
bring all just offerings before the Lordís face. The Lord hates what is unjust.
For the Lord sees all things; when man takes thought in his heart, then he
counsels the intellects, and every thought is always before the Lord, who made firm the
earth and put all creatures on it.
If you look to heaven, the Lord is there; if you take thought of the seaís
deep and all the under-earth, the Lord is there.
For the Lord created all things. Bow not down to things made by man, leaving the
Lord of all creation, because no work can remain hidden before the Lordís face.
Walk, my children, in long-suffering, in meekness, honesty, in provocation, in
grief, in faith and in truth, in reliance on promises, in illness, in abuse, in
wounds, in temptation, in nakedness, in privation, loving one another, till you go out
from this age of ills, that you become inheritors of endless time.
Blessed are the just who shall escape the great judgment, for they shall shine
forth more than the sun sevenfold, for in this world the seventh part is taken off from
all, light, darkness, food, enjoyment, sorrow, paradise, torture, fire, frost, and other
things; he put all down in writing, that you might read and understand.
The Lord let out darkness on to the earth and covered the people and
Enoch, and Enoch was taken up on high, and light came again in the heaven; When Enoch had talked to the people, the Lord sent out darkness on to the earth,
and there was darkness, and it covered those men standing with Enoch, and they took Enoch
up on to the highest heaven, where the Lord is; and he received him and placed him
before his face, and the darkness went off from the earth, and light came again.
And the people saw and understood not how Enoch had been taken, and glorified
God, and found a roll in which was traced The Invisible God; and all went to their
Conclusion - Enoch was born on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, and lived three hundred and
He was taken up to heaven on the first day of the month Tsivan and remained in
heaven sixty days.
He wrote all these signs of all creation, which the Lord created, and wrote
three hundred and sixty-six books, and handed them over to his sons and remained on earth
thirty days, and was again taken up to heaven on the sixth day of the month Tsivan, on the
very day and hour when he was born.
As every manís nature in this life is dark, so are also his conception,
birth, and departure from this life.
At what hour he was conceived, at that hour he was born, and at that hour too he
Methosalam and his brethren, all the sons of Enoch, made haste, and erected an
altar at that place called Achuzan, whence and where Enoch had been taken up to heaven.
And they took sacrificial oxen and summoned all people and sacrificed the
sacrifice before the Lordís face.
All people, the elders of the people and the whole assembly came to the feast
and brought gifts to the sons of Enoch.
And they made a great feast, rejoicing and making merry three days, praising
God, who had given them such a sign through Enoch, who had found favour with him, and that
they should hand it on to their sons from generation to generation, from age to age.
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