Book of Enoch
Book of Enoch I
The Book of the Watchers
1 The words of the blessing of Enoch, wherewith he blessed the elect and righteous, who will be 2 living in the
day of tribulation, when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. And he took up his parable and said -Enoch a righteous
man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, which the angels showed me, and from them
I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to
come. 3 Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them:
The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling,
And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, (even) on Mount Sinai,
[And appear from His camp]
And appear in the
strength of His might from the heaven of heavens.
5 And all shall be smitten with fear
And the Watchers shall quake,
And great fear and trembling shall seize
them unto the ends of the earth.
6 And the high mountains shall be shaken,
And the high hills shall be made low,
And shall melt like wax before
7 And the earth shall be wholly rent in sunder,
And all that is upon the earth shall perish,
And there shall
be a judgement upon all (men).
8 But with the righteous He will make peace.
And will protect the elect,
And mercy shall be upon them.
And they shall all belong to God,
And they shall be prospered,
And they shall all be blessed.
And He will help them all,
And light shall appear unto
And He will make peace with them'.
9 And behold! He cometh with ten thousands of His holy ones
To execute judgement upon all,
And to destroy all
And to convict all flesh
Of all the works of their ungodliness
which they have ungodly committed,
And of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
1 Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orbits, and the luminaries which
are in the heaven, how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and 2 transgress not against their appointed
order. Behold ye the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how steadfast they are,
how none of the things upon earth 3 change, but all the works of God appear to you. Behold the summer and the winter,
how the whole earth is filled with water, and clouds and dew and rain lie upon it.
1 Observe and see how (in the winter) all the trees seem as though they had withered and shed all their leaves, except
fourteen trees, which do not lose their foliage but retain the old foliage from two to three years till the new comes.
1 And again, observe ye the days of summer how the sun is above the earth over against it. And you seek shade and shelter
by reason of the heat of the sun, and the earth also burns with growing heat, and so you cannot tread on the earth, or on
a rock by reason of its heat.
1 Observe ye how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit: wherefore give ye heed and know with regard
to all His works, and recognize how He that liveth for ever hath made them so. 2 and all His works go on thus from
year to year for ever, and all the tasks which they accomplish for Him, and their tasks change not, but according as God hath
ordained so is it done. 3 And behold how the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and change not their tasks
from His commandments'.
4 But ye -ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord,
But ye have turned away and spoken
proud and hard words
With your impure mouths against His greatness.
Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace.
5 Therefore shall ye execrate your days,
And the years of your life shall perish,
And the years of your destruction
shall be multiplied in eternal execration,
And ye shall find no mercy.
6a In those days ye shall make your names an eternal execration unto all the righteous,
b And by you shall
all who curse, curse,
And all the sinners and godless shall imprecate by you,
7c And for you the godless there
shall be a curse.
6d And all the . . . shall rejoice,
e And there shall be forgiveness of sins,
f And every mercy
and peace and forbearance:
g There shall be salvation unto them, a goodly light.
I And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation,
j But on you all shall abide a curse.
But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
b And they shall inherit the earth.
8 And then there shall be bestowed upon the elect wisdom,
And they shall all live and never again sin,
through ungodliness or through pride:
But they who are wise shall be humble.
9 And they shall not again transgress,
Nor shall they sin all the days of their life,
Nor shall they die of
(the divine) anger or wrath,
But they shall complete the number of the days of their life.
And their lives shall be increased in peace,
years of their joy shall be multiplied,
In eternal gladness and peace,
All the days of their life.
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely
daughters. 2 And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come,
let us choose us wives from among the children of men 3 and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader,
said unto them: 'I fear ye will not 4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a
great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations 5
not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves 6 by mutual imprecations
upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called
it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn 7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names
of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, 8 Asael,
Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.
1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to
go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms 2 and enchantments, and the cutting
of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they 3 became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height
was three thousand ells: Who consumed 4 all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the
giants turned against 5 them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and
6 fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless
1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields,
and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments,
and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 colouring tinctures.
And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they 3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their
ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology,
Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the
sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .
1 And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down
from heaven and saw much blood being 2 shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said
one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryingst up to the gates of heaven. 3 And now
to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, "Bring our cause 4 before the Most High."' And
they said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory
(standeth) unto all the generations of the 5 ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages! Thou hast
made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all 6
things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth
and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which 7 men were striving to learn: And Semjaza, to whom
Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and
have slept with the 9 women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have 10 borne
giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. And now, behold, the souls of those who
have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease
because of the lawless deeds which are 11 wrought on the earth. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and
Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'
1 Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, 2 and said to him:
Go to Noah and tell him in my name "Hide thyself!" and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will
be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come 3 upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. And now instruct
him that he may escape 4 and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world. And again the Lord said
to Raphael: Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening 5 in the desert, which is
in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide
there for ever, and cover his face that he may 6,7 not see light. And on the day of the great judgement he shall
be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they
may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the 8 Watchers
have disclosed and have taught their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted 9 through the works that were taught
by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin. And to Gabriel said the Lord: Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates, and against
the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and
cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in 10 battle: for length
of days shall they not have. And no request that they (i.e. their fathers) make of thee shall be granted unto their fathers
on their behalf; for they hope to live an eternal life, and 11 that each one of them will live five hundred years.
And the Lord said unto Michael: Go, bind Semjaza and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled
themselves 12 with them in all their uncleanness. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the
destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their
judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is 13 for ever and ever is consummated. In those days
they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: and 14 to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever.
And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all 15 generations.
And destroy all the spirits of the reprobate and the children of the Watchers, because 16 they have wronged mankind. Destroy
all wrong from the face of the earth and let every evil work come to an end: and let the plant of righteousness and truth
appear: and it shall prove a blessing; the works of righteousness and truth shall be planted in truth and joy for evermore.
17 And then shall all the righteous escape,
live till they beget thousands of children,
And all the days of their youth and their old age
Shall they complete
18 And then shall the whole earth be tilled in righteousness,
and shall all be planted with trees and 19 be full of blessing. And all desirable trees shall be planted on it, and they shall
plant vines on it: and the vine which they plant thereon shall yield wine in abundance, and as for all the seed which is sown
thereon each measure (of it) shall bear a thousand, and each measure of olives shall yield 20 ten presses of oil. And cleanse
thou the earth from all oppression, and from all unrighteousness, and from all sin, and from all godlessness: and all the
uncleanness that is wrought upon the earth 21 destroy from off the earth. And all the children of men shall become righteous,
and all nations 22 shall offer adoration and shall praise Me, and all shall worship Me. And the earth shall be cleansed from
all defilement, and from all sin, and from all punishment, and from all torment, and I will never again send (them) upon it
from generation to generation and for ever.
1 And in those days I will open the store chambers of blessing
which are in the heaven, so as to send 2 them down upon the earth over the work and labour of the children of men. And truth
and peace shall be associated together throughout all the days of the world and throughout all the generations of men.
1 Before these things Enoch was hidden, and no one of the children of men knew where he was 2 hidden, and where
he abode, and what had become of him. And his activities had to do with the Watchers, and his days were with the holy ones.
3 And I Enoch was blessing the Lord of majesty and the King of the ages, and lo! the Watchers 4 called me -Enoch
the scribe- and said to me: 'Enoch, thou scribe of righteousness, go, declare to the Watchers of the heaven who have left
the high heaven, the holy eternal place, and have defiled themselves with women, and have done as the children of earth do,
and have taken unto themselves 5 wives: "Ye have wrought great destruction on the earth: And ye shall have no peace
nor forgiveness 6 of sin: and inasmuch as they delight themselves in their children, The murder of their beloved ones
shall they see, and over the destruction of their children shall they lament, and shall make supplication unto eternity, but
mercy and peace shall ye not attain."
1 And Enoch went and said: Azazel, thou shalt have no peace:
a severe sentence has gone forth 2 against thee to put thee in bonds: And thou shalt not have toleration nor request granted
to thee, because of the unrighteousness which thou hast taught, and because of all the works of godlessness 3 and unrighteousness
and sin which thou hast shown to men. Then I went and spoke to them all 4 together, and they were all afraid, and fear and
trembling seized them. And they besought me to draw up a petition for them that they might find forgiveness, and to read their
petition in the presence 5 of the Lord of heaven. For from thenceforward they could not speak (with Him) nor lift up their
6 eyes to heaven for shame of their sins for which they had been condemned. Then I wrote out their petition, and the prayer
in regard to their spirits and their deeds individually and in regard to their 7 requests that they should have forgiveness
and length. And I went off and sat down at the waters of Dan, in the land of Dan, to the south of the west of Hermon: I read
their petition till I fell 8 asleep. And behold a dream came to me, and visions fell down upon me, and I saw visions of chastisement,
and a voice came bidding (me) I to tell it to the sons of heaven, and reprimand them. 9 And when I awaked, I came unto them,
and they were all sitting gathered together, weeping in 10 Abelsjail, which is between Lebanon and Seneser, with their faces
covered. And I recounted before them all the visions which I had seen in sleep, and I began to speak the words of righteousness,
and to reprimand the heavenly Watchers.
1 The book of the words of righteousness, and of the reprimand
of the eternal Watchers in accordance 2 with the command of the Holy Great One in that vision. I saw in my sleep what I will
now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth: which the Great One has given to men to 3 converse therewith
and understand with the heart. As He has created and given to man the power of understanding the word of wisdom, so hath He
created me also and given me the power of reprimanding 4 the Watchers, the children of heaven. I wrote out your petition,
and in my vision it appeared thus, that your petition will not be granted unto you throughout all the days of eternity, and
that judgement 5 has been finally passed upon you: yea (your petition) will not be granted unto you. And from henceforth you
shall not ascend into heaven unto all eternity, and in bonds of the earth the decree 6 has gone forth to bind you for all
the days of the world. And (that) previously you shall have seen the destruction of your beloved sons and ye shall have no
pleasure in them, but they shall fall before 7 you by the sword. And your petition on their behalf shall not be granted, nor
yet on your own: even though you weep and pray and speak all the words contained in the writing which I have 8 written. And
the vision was shown to me thus: Behold, in the vision clouds invited me and a mist summoned me, and the course of the stars
and the lightnings sped and hastened me, and the winds in 9 the vision caused me to fly and lifted me upward, and bore me
into heaven. And I went in till I drew nigh to a wall which is built of crystals and surrounded by tongues of fire: and it
began to affright 10 me. And I went into the tongues of fire and drew nigh to a large house which was built of crystals: and
the walls of the house were like a tesselated floor (made) of crystals, and its groundwork was 11 of crystal. Its ceiling
was like the path of the stars and the lightnings, and between them were 12 fiery cherubim, and their heaven was (clear as)
water. A flaming fire surrounded the walls, and its 13 portals blazed with fire. And I entered into that house, and it was
hot as fire and cold as ice: there 14 were no delights of life therein: fear covered me, and trembling got hold upon me. And
as I quaked 15 and trembled, I fell upon my face. And I beheld a vision, And lo! there was a second house, greater 16 than
the former, and the entire portal stood open before me, and it was built of flames of fire. And in every respect it so excelled
in splendour and magnificence and extent that I cannot describe to 17 you its splendour and its extent. And its floor was
of fire, and above it were lightnings and the path 18 of the stars, and its ceiling also was flaming fire. And I looked and
saw therein a lofty throne: its appearance was as crystal, and the wheels thereof as the shining sun, and there was the vision
of 19 cherubim. And from underneath the throne came streams of flaming fire so that I could not look 20 thereon. And the Great
Glory sat thereon, and His raiment shone more brightly than the sun and 21 was whiter than any snow. None of the angels could
enter and could behold His face by reason 22 of the magnificence and glory and no flesh could behold Him. The flaming fire
was round about Him, and a great fire stood before Him, and none around could draw nigh Him: ten thousand times 23 ten thousand
(stood) before Him, yet He needed no counselor. And the most holy ones who were 24 nigh to Him did not leave by night nor
depart from Him. And until then I had been prostrate on my face, trembling: and the Lord called me with His own mouth, and
said to me: ' Come hither, 25 Enoch, and hear my word.' And one of the holy ones came to me and waked me, and He made me rise
up and approach the door: and I bowed my face downwards.
1 And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice:
'Fear not, Enoch, thou righteous 2 man and scribe of righteousness: approach hither and hear my voice. And go, say to the
Watchers of heaven, who have sent thee to intercede for them: "You should intercede" for men, and not men 3 for you: Wherefore
have ye left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and
taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children 4 of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons? And though ye were holy,
spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with
the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those also do who die 5 and perish.
Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget 6 children by them, that thus nothing might
be wanting to them on earth. But you were formerly 7 spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations
of the world. And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is
their dwelling. 8 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon 9 the
earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from
men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; 10 they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits
shall they be called. [As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth
which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.] And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy,
attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless 12 hunger and
thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they
have proceeded from them.
1 From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death
of the giants, from the souls of whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring judgement -thus
shall they destroy until the day of the consummation, the great judgement in which the age shall be 2 consummated, over the
Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated." And now as to the watchers who have sent thee to intercede for
them, who had been aforetime in heaven, (say 3 to them): "You have been in heaven, but all the mysteries had not yet been
revealed to you, and you knew worthless ones, and these in the hardness of your hearts you have made known to the women, and
through these mysteries women and men work much evil on earth." 4 Say to them therefore: " You have no peace."'
1 And they took and brought me to a place in which those
who were there were like flaming fire, 2 and, when they wished, they appeared as men. And they brought me to the place of
darkness, and to a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven. And I saw the places of the luminaries and the treasuries
of the stars and of the thunder and in the uttermost depths, where were 4 a fiery bow and arrows and their quiver, and a fiery
sword and all the lightnings. And they took 5 me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting
of the sun. And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself into the great sea towards
6 the west. I saw the great rivers and came to the great river and to the great darkness, and went 7 to the place where no
flesh walks. I saw the mountains of the darkness of winter and the place 8 whence all the waters of the deep flow. I saw the
mouths of all the rivers of the earth and the mouth of the deep.
1 I saw the treasuries of all the winds: I saw how He had
furnished with them the whole creation 2 and the firm foundations of the earth. And I saw the corner-stone of the earth: I
saw the four 3 winds which bear [the earth and] the firmament of the heaven. And I saw how the winds stretch out the vaults
of heaven, and have their station between heaven and earth: these are the pillars 4 of the heaven. I saw the winds of heaven
which turn and bring the circumference of the sun and 5 all the stars to their setting. I saw the winds on the earth carrying
the clouds: I saw the paths 6 of the angels. I saw at the end of the earth the firmament of the heaven above. And I proceeded
and saw a place which burns day and night, where there are seven mountains of magnificent stones, 7 three towards the east,
and three towards the south. And as for those towards the east, was of coloured stone, and one of pearl, and one of jacinth,
and those towards the south of red stone. 8 But the middle one reached to heaven like the throne of God, of alabaster, and
the summit of the 9,10 throne was of sapphire. And I saw a flaming fire. And beyond these mountains Is a region the end of
the great earth: there the heavens were completed. And I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them I
saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards 12 the height and towards the depth. And beyond that abyss
I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon
it, and no 13 birds, but it was a waste and horrible place. I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, 14 and to
me, when I inquired regarding them, The angel said: 'This place is the end of heaven and earth: this has become a prison for
the stars and the host of heaven. And the stars which roll over the fire are they which have transgressed the commandment
of the Lord in the beginning of 16 their rising, because they did not come forth at their appointed times. And He was wroth
with them, and bound them till the time when their guilt should be consummated (even) for ten thousand years.'
1 And Uriel said to me: 'Here shall stand the angels who
have connected themselves with women, and their spirits assuming many different forms are defiling mankind and shall lead
them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods, (here shall they stand,) till the day of the great judgement in 2 which they
shall be judged till they are made an end of. And the women also of the angels who 3 went astray shall become sirens.' And
I, Enoch, alone saw the vision, the ends of all things: and no man shall see as I have seen.
1,2 And these are the names of the holy angels who watch.
Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is 3 over the world and over Tartarus. Raphael, one of the holy angels, who is over the
spirits of men. 4,5 Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries. Michael, one 6 of the
holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind and over chaos. Saraqael, 7 one of the holy angels, who
is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit. Gabriel, one of the holy 8 angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and
the Cherubim. Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.
1,2 And I proceeded to where things were chaotic. And I saw
there something horrible: I saw neither 3 a heaven above nor a firmly founded earth, but a place chaotic and horrible. And
there I saw 4 seven stars of the heaven bound together in it, like great mountains and burning with fire. Then 5 I said: 'For
what sin are they bound, and on what account have they been cast in hither?' Then said Uriel, one of the holy angels, who
was with me, and was chief over them, and said: 'Enoch, why 6 dost thou ask, and why art thou eager for the truth? These are
of the number of the stars of heaven, which have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and are bound here till ten thousand
years, 7 the time entailed by their sins, are consummated.' And from thence I went to another place, which was still more
horrible than the former, and I saw a horrible thing: a great fire there which burnt and blazed, and the place was cleft as
far as the abyss, being full of great descending columns of 8 fire: neither its extent or magnitude could I see, nor could
I conjecture. Then I said: 'How 9 fearful is the place and how terrible to look upon!' Then Uriel answered me, one of the
holy angels who was with me, and said unto me: 'Enoch, why hast thou such fear and affright?' And 10 I answered: 'Because
of this fearful place, and because of the spectacle of the pain.' And he said unto me: 'This place is the prison of the angels,
and here they will be imprisoned for ever.'
1 And thence I went to another place, and he mountain [and]
of hard rock. 2 And there was in it four hollow places, deep and wide and very smooth. How smooth are the hollow places and
deep and dark to look at. 3 Then Raphael answered, one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto me: 'These hollow
places have been created for this very purpose, that the spirits of the souls of the dead should 4 assemble therein, yea that
all the souls of the children of men should assemble here. And these places have been made to receive them till the day of
their judgement and till their appointed period [till the period appointed], till the great judgement (comes) upon them.'
I saw (the spirit of) a dead man making suit, 5 and his voice went forth to heaven and made suit. And I asked Raphael the
angel who was 6 with me, and I said unto him: 'This spirit which maketh suit, whose is it, whose voice goeth forth and maketh
suit to heaven ?' 7 And he answered me saying: 'This is the spirit which went forth from Abel, whom his brother Cain slew,
and he makes his suit against him till his seed is destroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed is annihilated from
amongst the seed of men.' 8 The I asked regarding it, and regarding all the hollow places: 'Why is one separated from the
other?' 9 And he answered me and said unto me: 'These three have been made that the spirits of the dead might be separated.
And such a division has been make (for) the spirits of the righteous, in which there is the bright spring of 10 water. And
such has been made for sinners when they die and are buried in the earth and judgement has not been executed on them in their
11 lifetime. Here their spirits shall be set apart in this great pain till the great day of judgement and punishment and torment
of those who curse for ever and retribution for their spirits. There 12 He shall bind them for ever. And such a division has
been made for the spirits of those who make their suit, who make disclosures concerning their destruction, when they were
slain in the days 13 of the sinners. Such has been made for the spirits of men who were not righteous but sinners, who were
complete in transgression, and of the transgressors they shall be companions: but their spirits shall not be slain in the
day of judgement nor shall they be raised from thence.' 14 The I blessed the Lord of glory and said: 'Blessed be my Lord,
the Lord of righteousness, who ruleth for ever.'
1,2 From thence I went to another place to the west of the
ends of the earth. And I saw a burning 3 fire which ran without resting, and paused not from its course day or night but (ran)
regularly. And 4 I asked saying: 'What is this which rests not?' Then Raguel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered
me and said unto me: 'This course of fire which thou hast seen is the fire in the west which persecutes all the luminaries
1 And from thence I went to another place of the earth, and
he showed me a mountain range of 2 fire which burnt day and night. And I went beyond it and saw seven magnificent mountains
all differing each from the other, and the stones (thereof) were magnificent and beautiful, magnificent as a whole, of glorious
appearance and fair exterior: three towards the east, one founded on the other, and three towards the south, one upon the
other, and deep rough ravines, no one of which 3 joined with any other. And the seventh mountain was in the midst of these,
and it excelled them 4 in height, resembling the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the throne. And amongst them
was a tree such as I had never yet smelt, neither was any amongst them nor were others like it: it had a fragrance beyond
all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not for ever: 5 and its fruit is beautiful, and its fruit n resembles
the dates of a palm. Then I said: 'How beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its leaves are fair, and its blooms very
delightful in appearance.' 6 Then answered Michael, one of the holy and honoured angels who was with me, and was their leader.
1 And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding
the fragrance of the tree, 2 and why dost thou wish to learn the truth?' Then I answered him saying: 'I wish to 3 know about
everything, but especially about this tree.' And he answered saying: 'This high mountain which thou hast seen, whose summit
is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He
shall come down to visit 4 the earth with goodness. And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till
the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring (everything) to its consummation 5 for ever. It shall then
be given to the righteous and holy. Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place,
to the temple of the Lord, the Eternal King.
6 Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad,
the holy place shall they enter;
And its fragrance shall be in their bones,
And they shall live a long life on earth,
Such as thy fathers lived:
And in their days shall no sorrow or plague
or calamity touch them.'
7 Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who
hath prepared such things for the righteous, and hath created them and promised to give to them.
1 And I went from thence to the middle of the earth, and
I saw a blessed place in which there were 2 trees with branches abiding and blooming [of a dismembered tree]. And there I
saw a holy mountain, 3 and underneath the mountain to the east there was a stream and it flowed towards the south. And I saw
towards the east another mountain higher than this, and between them a deep and narrow 4 ravine: in it also ran a stream underneath
the mountain. And to the west thereof there was another mountain, lower than the former and of small elevation, and a ravine
deep and dry between them: and another deep and dry ravine was at the extremities of the three mountains. And all the ravines
were deep rand narrow, (being formed) of hard rock, and trees were not planted upon 6 them. And I marveled at the rocks, and
I marveled at the ravine, yea, I marveled very much.
1 Then said I: 'For what object is this blessed land, which
is entirely filled with trees, and this 2 accursed valley between?' Then Uriel, one of the holy angels who was with me, answered
and said: 'This accursed valley is for those who are accursed for ever: Here shall all the accursed be gathered together who
utter with their lips against the Lord unseemly words and of His glory speak hard things. Here shall they be gathered together,
and here 3 shall be their place of judgement. In the last days there shall be upon them the spectacle of righteous judgement
in the presence of the righteous for ever: here shall the merciful bless the Lord of glory, the Eternal King. 4 In the days
of judgement over the former, they shall bless Him for the mercy in accordance with 5 which He has assigned them (their lot).'
Then I blessed the Lord of Glory and set forth His glory and lauded Him gloriously.
1 And thence I went towards the east, into the midst of the
mountain range of the desert, and 2 I saw a wilderness and it was solitary, full of trees and plants. And water gushed forth
from 3 above. Rushing like a copious watercourse [which flowed] towards the north-west it caused clouds and dew to ascend
on every side.
1 And thence I went to another place in the desert, and approached
to the east of this mountain 2 range. And there I saw aromatic trees exhaling the fragrance of frankincense and myrrh, and
the trees also were similar to the almond tree.
1,2 And beyond these, I went afar to the east, and I saw
another place, a valley (full) of water. And 3 therein there was a tree, the colour (?) of fragrant trees such as the mastic.
And on the sides of those valleys I saw fragrant cinnamon. And beyond these I proceeded to the east.
1 And I saw other mountains, and amongst them were groves
of trees, and there flowed forth from 2 them nectar, which is named sarara and galbanum. And beyond these mountains I saw
another mountain to the east of the ends of the earth, whereon were aloe-trees, and all the trees were full 3 of stacte, being
like almond-trees. And when one burnt it, it smelt sweeter than any fragrant odour.
1 And after these fragrant odours, as I looked towards the
north over the mountains I saw seven mountains full of choice nard and fragrant trees and cinnamon and pepper. 2 And thence
I went over the summits of all these mountains, far towards the east of the earth, and passed above the Erythraean sea and
went far from it, and passed over the angel Zotiel. And I came to the Garden of Righteousness, 3 I and from afar off trees
more numerous than I these trees and great-two trees there, very great, beautiful, and glorious, and magnificent, and the
tree of knowledge, whose holy fruit they eat and know great wisdom. 4 That tree is in height like the fir, and its leaves
are like (those of) the Carob tree: and its fruit 5 is like the clusters of the vine, very beautiful: and the fragrance of
the tree penetrates afar. Then 6 I said: 'How beautiful is the tree, and how attractive is its look!' Then Raphael the holy
angel, who was with me, answered me and said: 'This is the tree of wisdom, of which thy father old (in years) and thy aged
mother, who were before thee, have eaten, and they learnt wisdom and their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were
naked and they were driven out of the garden.'
1 And from thence I went to the ends of the earth and saw there great beasts, and each differed from the other; and
(I saw) birds also differing in appearance and beauty and voice, the one differing from the other. And to the east of those
beasts I saw the ends of the earth whereon the heaven 2 rests, and the portals of the heaven open. And I saw how the
stars of heaven come forth, and 3 I counted the portals out of which they proceed, and wrote down all their outlets,
of each individual star by itself, according to their number and their names, their courses and their positions, and their
4 times and their months, as Uriel the holy angel who was with me showed me. He showed all things to me and wrote them
down for me: also their names he wrote for me, and their laws and their companies.
1 And from thence I went towards the north to the ends of the earth, and there I saw a great and 2 glorious device
at the ends of the whole earth. And here I saw three portals of heaven open in the heaven: through each of them proceed north
winds: when they blow there is cold, hail, frost, 3 snow, dew, and rain. And out of one portal they blow for good:
but when they blow through the other two portals, it is with violence and affliction on the earth, and they blow with violence.
1 And from thence I went towards the west to the ends of the earth, and saw there three portals of the heaven open such
as I had seen in the east, the same number of portals, and the same number of outlets.
1 And from thence I went to the south to the ends of the earth, and saw there three open portals 2 of the heaven:
and thence there come dew, rain, and wind. And from thence I went to the east to the ends of the heaven, and saw here the
three eastern portals of heaven open and small portals 3 above them. Through each of these small portals pass the stars
of heaven and run their course to the west on the path which is shown to them. And as often as I saw I blessed always the
Lord of Glory, and I continued to bless the Lord of Glory who has wrought great and glorious wonders, to show the greatness
of His work to the angels and to spirits and to men, that they might praise His work and all His creation: that they might
see the work of His might and praise the great work of His hands and bless Him for ever.