Book of Enoch II
1 The second vision which he saw, the vision of wisdom -which
Enoch the son of Jared, the son 2 of Mahalalel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, saw.
And this is the beginning of the words of wisdom which I lifted up my voice to speak and say to those which dwell on earth:
Hear, ye men of old time, and see, ye that come after, the words of the Holy 3 One which I will speak before the Lord of Spirits.
It were better to declare (them only) to the men of old time, but even from those that come after we will not withhold the
beginning of wisdom. 4 Till the present day such wisdom has never been given by the Lord of Spirits as I have received according
to my insight, according to the good pleasure of the Lord of Spirits by whom the lot of 5 eternal life has been given to me.
Now three Parables were imparted to me, and I lifted up my voice and recounted them to those that dwell on the earth.
[Chapter 38] 1 The first Parable.
When the congregation of the righteous shall appear,
sinners shall be judged for their sins,
And shall be driven from the face of the earth:
2 And when the Righteous One shall appear before the eyes
of the righteous,
Whose elect works hang upon the Lord of Spirits,
And light shall appear to the righteous and the elect
who dwell on the earth,
Where then will be the dwelling of the sinners,
And where the resting-place of those who have denied the
Lord of Spirits?
It had been good for them if they had not been born.
3 When the secrets of the righteous shall be revealed and
the sinners judged,
And the godless driven from the presence of the righteous and elect,
4 From that time those that
possess the earth shall no longer be powerful and exalted:
And they shall not be able to behold the face of the holy,
the Lord of Spirits has caused His light to appear
On the face of the holy, righteous, and elect.
5 Then shall the kings and the mighty perish
And be given
into the hands of the righteous and holy.
6 And thenceforward none shall seek for themselves mercy from the Lord of Spirits
their life is at an end.
1 [And it shall come to pass in those days that elect and
holy children will descend from the 2 high heaven, and their seed will become one with the children of men. And in those days
Enoch received books of zeal and wrath, and books of disquiet and expulsion.]
And mercy shall not be accorded to them, saith the Lord of
3 And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the earth,
And set me down at the end of the heavens.
4 And there I saw another vision, the dwelling-places of
And the resting-places of the righteous.
5 Here mine eyes saw their dwellings with His righteous angels,
their resting-places with the holy.
And they petitioned and interceded and prayed for the children
And righteousness flowed before them as water,
And mercy like dew upon the earth:
Thus it is amongst
them for ever and ever.
6a And in that place mine eyes saw the Elect One of righteousness
and of faith,
7a And I saw his dwelling-place under the wings of the Lord of Spirits.
6b And righteousness shall prevail
in his days,
And the righteous and elect shall be without number before Him for ever and ever.
7b And all the righteous
and elect before Him shall be strong as fiery lights,
And their mouth shall be full of blessing,
And their lips extol the name of the Lord of Spirits,
righteousness before Him shall never fail,
[And uprightness shall never fail before Him.]
8 There I wished to dwell,
my spirit longed for that dwelling-place:
And there heretofore hath been my portion,
For so has
it been established concerning me before the Lord of Spirits.
9 In those days I praised and extolled the name of the Lord
of Spirits with blessings and praises, because He hath destined me for blessing and glory according to the good pleasure of
the Lord of 10 Spirits. For a long time my eyes regarded that place, and I blessed Him and praised Him, saying: 'Blessed is
He, and may He be blessed from the beginning and for evermore. And before Him there is no ceasing. He knows before the world
was created what is for ever and what will be from 12 generation unto generation. Those who sleep not bless Thee: they stand
before Thy glory and bless, praise, and extol, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Spirits: He filleth the earth with
3 spirits."' And here my eyes saw all those who sleep not: they stand before Him and bless and say: 'Blessed be Thou, and
blessed be the name of the Lord for ever and ever.' And my face was changed; for I could no longer behold.
1 And after that I saw thousands of thousands and ten thousand
times ten thousand, I saw a multitude 2 beyond number and reckoning, who stood before the Lord of Spirits. And on the four
sides of the Lord of Spirits I saw four presences, different from those that sleep not, and I learnt their names: for the
angel that went with me made known to me their names, and showed me all the hidden things. 3 And I heard the voices of those
four presences as they uttered praises before the Lord of glory. 4,5 The first voice blesses the Lord of Spirits for ever
and ever. And the second voice I heard blessing 6 the Elect One and the elect ones who hang upon the Lord of Spirits. And
the third voice I heard pray and intercede for those who dwell on the earth and supplicate in the name of the Lord of Spirits.
7 And I heard the fourth voice fending off the Satans and forbidding them to come before the Lord 8 of Spirits to accuse them
who dwell on the earth. After that I asked the angel of peace who went with me, who showed me everything that is hidden: 'Who
are these four presences which I have 9 seen and whose words I have heard and written down?' And he said to me: 'This first
is Michael, the merciful and long-suffering: and the second, who is set over all the diseases and all the wounds of the children
of men, is Raphael: and the third, who is set over all the powers, is Gabriel: and the fourth, who is set over the repentance
unto hope of those who inherit eternal life, is named Phanuel.' 10 And these are the four angels of the Lord of Spirits and
the four voices I heard in those days.
1 And after that I saw all the secrets of the heavens, and
how the kingdom is divided, and how the 2 actions of men are weighed in the balance. And there I saw the mansions of the elect
and the mansions of the holy, and mine eyes saw there all the sinners being driven from thence which deny the name of the
Lord of Spirits, and being dragged off: and they could not abide because of the punishment which proceeds from the Lord of
Spirits. 3 And there mine eyes saw the secrets of the lightning and of the thunder, and the secrets of the winds, how they
are divided to blow over the earth, and the secrets of the clouds and dew, and there 4 I saw from whence they proceed in that
place and from whence they saturate the dusty earth. And there I saw closed chambers out of which the winds are divided, the
chamber of the hail and winds, the chamber of the mist, and of the clouds, and the cloud thereof hovers over the earth from
the 5 beginning of the world. And I saw the chambers of the sun and moon, whence they proceed and whither they come again,
and their glorious return, and how one is superior to the other, and their stately orbit, and how they do not leave their
orbit, and they add nothing to their orbit and they take nothing from it, and they keep faith with each other, in accordance
with the oath by which they 6 are bound together. And first the sun goes forth and traverses his path according to the commandment
7 of the Lord of Spirits, and mighty is His name for ever and ever. And after that I saw the hidden and the visible path of
the moon, and she accomplishes the course of her path in that place by day and by night-the one holding a position opposite
to the other before the Lord of Spirits.
And they give thanks and praise and rest not;
them is their thanksgiving rest.
8 For the sun changes oft for a blessing or a curse,
And the course of the path of
the moon is light to the righteous
And darkness to the sinners in the name of the Lord,
Who made a separation between
the light and the darkness,
And divided the spirits of men,
And strengthened the spirits of the righteous,
name of His righteousness.
9 For no angel hinders and no power is able to hinder; for
He appoints a judge for them all and He judges them all before Him.
1 Wisdom found no place where she might dwell;
dwelling-place was assigned her in the heavens.
2 Wisdom went forth to make her dwelling among the children
And found no dwelling-place:
Wisdom returned to her place,
And took her seat among
3 And unrighteousness went forth from her chambers:
she sought not she found,
And dwelt with them,
As rain in a desert
And dew on a thirsty land.
1 And I saw other lightnings and the stars of heaven, and
I saw how He called them all by their 2 names and they hearkened unto Him. And I saw how they are weighed in a righteous balance
according to their proportions of light: (I saw) the width of their spaces and the day of their appearing, and how their revolution
produces lightning: and (I saw) their revolution according to the 3 number of the angels, and (how) they keep faith with each
other. And I asked the angel who went 4 with me who showed me what was hidden: 'What are these?' And he said to me: 'The Lord
of Spirits hath showed thee their parabolic meaning (lit. 'their parable'): these are the names of the holy who dwell on the
earth and believe in the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.'
Also another phenomenon I saw in regard to the lightnings:
how some of the stars arise and become lightnings and cannot part with their new form.
1 And this is the second Parable concerning those who deny
the name of the dwelling of the holy ones and the Lord of Spirits.
2 And into the heaven they shall not ascend,
And on the
earth they shall not come:
Such shall be the lot of the sinners
Who have denied the name of the Lord of Spirits,
are thus preserved for the day of suffering and tribulation.
3 On that day Mine Elect One shall sit on the throne of glory
shall try their works,
And their places of rest shall be innumerable.
And their souls shall grow strong within them when they see
Mine Elect Ones,
And those who have called upon My glorious name:
4 Then will I cause Mine Elect One to dwell among
And I will transform the heaven and make it an eternal blessing
5 And I will transform the earth and make it a blessing:
And I will cause Mine elect ones to dwell upon it:
the sinners and evil-doers shall not set foot thereon.
6 For I have provided and satisfied with peace My righteous
And have caused them to dwell before Me:
But for the sinners there is judgement impending with Me,
that I shall destroy them from the face of the earth.
1 And there I saw One who had a head of days,
head was white like wool,
And with Him was another being whose countenance had the appearance of a man,
And his face
was full of graciousness, like one of the holy angels.
2 And I asked the angel who went with me and showed me all the hidden
things, concerning that 3 Son of Man, who he was, and whence he was, (and) why he went with the Head of Days? And he answered
and said unto me:
This is the son of Man who hath righteousness,
With whom dwelleth righteousness,
And who revealeth
all the treasures of that which is hidden,
Because the Lord of Spirits hath chosen him,
lot hath the pre-eminence before the Lord of Spirits in uprightness for ever.
4 And this Son of Man whom thou hast seen
up the kings and the mighty from their seats,
[And the strong from their thrones]
And shall loosen the reins of the
And break the teeth of the sinners.
5 [And he shall put down the kings from their thrones and
Because they do not extol and praise Him,
Nor humbly acknowledge whence the kingdom was bestowed upon them.
And he shall put down the countenance of the strong,
And shall fill them with shame.
And darkness shall be their dwelling,
And worms shall
be their bed,
And they shall have no hope of rising from their beds,
Because they do not extol the name of the Lord
7 And these are they who judge the stars of heaven,
raise their hands against the Most High],
And tread upon the earth and dwell upon it.
And all their deeds manifest unrighteousness,
their power rests upon their riches,
And their faith is in the gods which they have made with their hands,
deny the name of the Lord of Spirits,
8 And they persecute the houses of His congregations,
the faithful who hang upon the name of the Lord of Spirits.
1 And in those days shall have ascended the prayer of the
And the blood of the righteous from the earth before the Lord of Spirits.
2 In those days the holy ones who dwell above in the heavens
unite with one voice
And supplicate and pray [and praise,
And give thanks and bless the name of the Lord of Spirits
behalf of the blood of the righteous which has been shed,
And that the prayer of the righteous may not be in vain before
the Lord of Spirits,
That judgement may be done unto them,
And that they may not have to suffer for ever.
3 In those days I saw the Head of Days when He seated himself
upon the throne of His glory,
And the books of the living were opened before Him:
And all His host which is in heaven
above and His counselors stood before Him,
4 And the hearts of the holy were filled with joy;
the number of the righteous had been offered,
And the prayer of the righteous had been heard,
And the blood of the righteous
been required before the Lord of Spirits.
1 And in that place I saw the fountain of righteousness
And around it were many fountains of wisdom:
And all the thirsty drank of them,
And were filled
And their dwellings were with the righteous and holy and elect.
2 And at that hour that Son of Man was
named In the presence of the Lord of Spirits,
And his name before the Head of Days.
3 Yea, before the sun and the signs were created,
the stars of the heaven were made,
His name was named before the Lord of Spirits.
4 He shall be a staff to the righteous whereon to stay themselves
and not fall,
And he shall be the light of the Gentiles,
And the hope of those who are troubled of heart.
5 All who dwell on earth shall fall down and worship before
And will praise and bless and celebrate with song the Lord of Spirits.
6 And for this reason hath he been chosen and hidden before
Before the creation of the world and for evermore.
7 And the wisdom of the Lord of Spirits hath revealed him
to the holy and righteous;
For he hath preserved the lot of the righteous,
Because they have hated and despised this
world of unrighteousness,
And have hated all its works and ways in the name of the Lord of Spirits:
For in his name
they are saved,
And according to his good pleasure hath it been in regard to their life.
8 In these days downcast in countenance shall the kings of
the earth have become,
And the strong who possess the land because of the works of their hands,
For on the day of
their anguish and affliction they shall not (be able to) save themselves.
And I will give them over into the hands of Mine
As straw in the fire so shall they burn before the face of the holy:
As lead in the water shall they sink before
the face of the righteous,
And no trace of them shall any more be found.
10 And on the day of their affliction
there shall be rest on the earth,
And before them they shall fall and not rise again:
And there shall be no one to
take them with his hands and raise them:
For they have denied the Lord of Spirits and His Anointed.
The name of the
Lord of Spirits be blessed.
l For wisdom is poured out like water,
And glory faileth
not before him for evermore.
2 For he is mighty in all the secrets of righteousness,
unrighteousness shall disappear as a shadow,
And have no continuance;
Because the Elect One standeth before the Lord
And his glory is for ever and ever,
And his might unto all generations.
3 And in him dwells the spirit of wisdom,
And the spirit
which gives insight,
And the spirit of understanding and of might,
And the spirit of those who have fallen asleep
4 And he shall judge the secret things,
And none shall
be able to utter a lying word before him;
For he is the Elect One before the Lord of Spirits according to His good pleasure.
1 And in those days a change shall take place for the holy
And the light of days shall abide upon them,
And glory and honour shall turn to the holy,
2 On the
day of affliction on which evil shall have been treasured up against the sinners.
And the righteous shall be victorious in the name of the
Lord of Spirits:
And He will cause the others to witness (this)
That they may repent
And forgo the works of their
3 They shall have no honour through the name of the Lord
Yet through His name shall they be saved,
And the Lord of Spirits will have compassion on them,
His compassion is great.
4 And He is righteous also in His judgement,
And in the
presence of His glory unrighteousness also shall not maintain itself:
At His judgement the unrepentant shall perish before
5 And from henceforth I will have no mercy on them, saith the Lord of Spirits.
1 And in those days shall the earth also give back that which
has been entrusted to it,
And Sheol also shall give back that which it has received,
And hell shall give back that
which it owes.
5a For in those days the Elect One shall arise,
he shall choose the righteous and holy from among them:
For the day has drawn nigh that they should be saved.
3 And the Elect One shall in those days sit on My throne,
his mouth shall pour forth all the secrets of wisdom and counsel:
For the Lord of Spirits hath given (them) to him and
hath glorified him.
4 And in those days shall the mountains leap like rams,
the hills also shall skip like lambs satisfied with milk,
And the faces of [all] the angels in heaven shall be lighted
up with joy.
5b And the earth shall rejoice,
c And the righteous shall
dwell upon it,
d And the elect shall walk thereon.
l And after those days in that place where I had seen all
the visions of that which is hidden -for 2 I had been carried off in a whirlwind and they had borne me towards the west-There
mine eyes saw all the secret things of heaven that shall be, a mountain of iron, and a mountain of copper, and a mountain
of silver, and a mountain of gold, and a mountain of soft metal, and a mountain of lead. 3 And I asked the angel who went
with me, saying, 'What things are these which I have seen in 4 secret?' And he said unto me: 'All these things which thou
hast seen shall serve the dominion of His Anointed that he may be potent and mighty on the earth.' 5 And that angel of peace
answered, saying unto me: 'Wait a little, and there shall be revealed unto thee all the secret things which surround the Lord
6 And these mountains which thine eyes have seen,
The mountain of iron, and the mountain of copper, and
the mountain of silver,
And the mountain of gold, and the mountain of soft metal, and the mountain of lead,
shall be in the presence of the Elect One
As wax: before the fire,
And like the water which streams down from above
[upon those mountains],
And they shall become powerless before his feet.
7 And it shall come to pass in those days
that none shall be saved,
Either by gold or by silver,
And none be able to escape.
8 And there shall be no iron
Nor shall one clothe oneself with a breastplate.
Bronze shall be of no service,
And tin [shall be of
no service and] shall not be esteemed,
And lead shall not be desired.
9 And all these things shall be [denied and]
destroyed from the surface of the earth,
When the Elect One shall appear before the face of the Lord of Spirits.'
1 There mine eyes saw a deep valley with open mouths, and
all who dwell on the earth and sea and islands shall bring to him gifts and presents and tokens of homage, but that deep valley
shall not become full.
2 And their hands commit lawless deeds,
And the sinners devour all whom they lawlessly oppress:
Yet the sinners shall be destroyed before the face of the Lord of Spirits,
And they shall be banished from off the
face of His earth,
And they shall perish for ever and ever.
3 For I saw all the angels of punishment abiding (there)
and preparing all the instruments of Satan. 4 And I asked the angel of peace who went with me: ' For whom are they preparing
these Instruments?' 5 And he said unto me: ' They prepare these for the kings and the mighty of this earth, that they may
thereby be destroyed. 6 And after this the Righteous and Elect One shall cause the house of his congregation to appear: henceforth
they shall be no more hindered in the name of the Lord of Spirits.
7 And these mountains shall not stand as the earth
before his righteousness,
But the hills shall be as a fountain of water,
And the righteous shall have rest from the
oppression of sinners.'
1 And I looked and turned to another part of the earth, and
saw there a deep valley with burning 2 fire. And they brought the kings and the mighty, and began to cast them into this deep
valley. 3 And there mine eyes saw how they made these their instruments, iron chains of immeasurable weight. 4 And I asked
the angel of peace who went with me, saying: ' For whom are these chains being prepared ? ' And he said unto me: ' These are
being prepared for the hosts of Azazel, so that they may take them and cast them into the abyss of complete condemnation,
and they shall cover their jaws with rough stones as the Lord of Spirits commanded. 6 And Michael, and Gabriel, and Raphael,
and Phanuel shall take hold of them on that great day, and cast them on that day into the burning furnace, that the Lord of
Spirits may take vengeance on them for their unrighteousness in becoming subject to Satan and leading astray those who dwell
on the earth.' 7 And in those days shall punishment come from the Lord of Spirits, and he will open all the chambers of waters
which are above the heavens, and of the fountains which are beneath the earth. 8 And all the waters shall be joined with the
waters: that which is above the heavens is the masculine, 9 and the water which is beneath the earth is the feminine. And
they shall destroy all who dwell 10 on the earth and those who dwell under the ends of the heaven. And when they have recognized
their unrighteousness which they have wrought on the earth, then by these shall they perish.
1 And after that the Head of Days repented and said: ' In
vain have I destroyed all who dwell 2 on the earth.' And He sware by His great name: ' Henceforth I will not do so to all
who dwell on the earth, and I will set a sign in the heaven: and this shall be a pledge of good faith between Me and them
for ever, so long as heaven is above the earth. And this is in accordance with My command. 3 When I have desired to take hold
of them by the hand of the angels on the day of tribulation and pain because of this, I will cause My chastisement and My
wrath to abide upon them, saith 4 God, the Lord of Spirits. Ye mighty kings who dwell on the earth, ye shall have to behold
Mine Elect One, how he sits on the throne of glory and judges Azazel, and all his associates, and all his hosts in the name
of the Lord of Spirits.'
1 And I saw there the hosts of the angels of punishment going,
and they held scourges and chains 2 of iron and bronze. And I asked the angel of peace who went with me, saying: ' To whom
are 3 these who hold the scourges going ? ' And he said unto me: ' To their elect and beloved ones, that they may be cast
into the chasm of the abyss of the valley.
4 And then that valley shall be filled with their elect and
And the days of their lives shall be at an end,
And the days of their leading astray shall not thenceforward
5 And in those days the angels shall return
themselves to the east upon the Parthians and Medes:
They shall stir up the kings, so that a spirit of unrest
shall come upon them,
And they shall rouse them from their thrones,
That they may break forth as lions from their lairs,
as hungry wolves among their flocks.
6 And they shall go up and tread under foot the land of His
[And the land of His elect ones shall be before them a threshing-floor and a highway :]
7 But the city of
my righteous shall be a hindrance to their horses.
And they shall begin to fight among themselves,
right hand shall be strong against themselves,
And a man shall not know his brother,
Nor a son his father
or his mother,
Till there be no number of the corpses through their slaughter,
their punishment be not in vain.
8 In those days Sheol shall open its jaws,
And they shall
be swallowed up therein
And their destruction shall be at an end;
devour the sinners in the presence of the elect.'
1 And it came to pass after this that I saw another host
of wagons, and men riding thereon, and 2 coming on the winds from the east, and from the west to the south. And the noise
of their wagons was heard, and when this turmoil took place the holy ones from heaven remarked it, and the pillars of the
earth were moved from their place, and the sound thereof was heard from the one end of heaven 3 to the other, in one day.
And they shall all fall down and worship the Lord of Spirits. And this is the end of the second Parable.
1 And I began to speak the third Parable concerning the righteous
2 Blessed are ye, ye righteous and elect,
shall be your lot.
3 And the righteous shall be in the light of the sun.
the elect in the light of eternal life:
The days of their life shall be unending,
And the days of the holy without
4 And they shall seek the light and find righteousness with
the Lord of Spirits:
There shall be peace to the righteous in the name of the Eternal Lord.
5 And after this it shall be said to the holy in heaven
they should seek out the secrets of righteousness, the heritage of faith:
For it has become bright as the sun upon earth,
And the darkness is past.
6 And there shall be a light that never endeth,
a limit (lit. ' number ') of days they shall not come,
For the darkness shall first have been destroyed,
[And the light
established before the Lord of Spirits]
And the light of uprightness established for ever before the Lord of Spirits.
1 [In those days mine eyes saw the secrets of the lightnings,
and of the lights, and the judgements they execute (lit. ' their judgement '): and they lighten for a blessing or a curse
as the Lord of 2 Spirits willeth. And there I saw the secrets of the thunder, and how when it resounds above in the heaven,
the sound thereof is heard, and he caused me to see the judgements executed on the earth, whether they be for well-being and
blessing, or for a curse according to the word of the Lord of Spirits. 3 And after that all the secrets of the lights and
lightnings were shown to me, and they lighten for blessing and for satisfying.]
[Chapter 60] A Fragment of the Book of Noah
1 In the year 500, in the seventh month, on the fourteenth
day of the month in the life of Enoch. In that Parable I saw how a mighty quaking made the heaven of heavens to quake, and
the host of the Most High, and the angels, a thousand thousands and ten thousand times ten thousand, were 2 disquieted with
a great disquiet. And the Head of Days sat on the throne of His glory, and the angels and the righteous stood around Him.
3 And a great trembling seized me,
And fear took hold
And my loins gave way,
And dissolved were my reins,
And I fell upon my face.
4 And Michael sent another angel from among the holy ones
and he raised me up, and when he had raised me up my spirit returned; for I had not been able to endure the look of this host,
and the 5 commotion and the quaking of the heaven. And Michael said unto me: ' Why art thou disquieted with such a vision
? Until this day lasted the day of His mercy; and He hath been merciful and 6 long-suffering towards those who dwell on the
earth. And when the day, and the power, and the punishment, and the judgement come, which the Lord of Spirits hath prepared
for those who worship not the righteous law, and for those who deny the righteous judgement, and for those who take His name
in vain-that day is prepared, for the elect a covenant, but for sinners an inquisition. 25 When the punishment of the Lord
of Spirits shall rest upon them, it shall rest in order that the punishment of the Lord of Spirits may not come, in vain,
and it shall slay the children with their mothers and the children with their fathers. Afterwards the judgement shall take
place according to His mercy and His patience.' 7 And on that day were two monsters parted, a female monster named Leviathan,
to dwell in the 8 abysses of the ocean over the fountains of the waters. But the male is named Behemoth, who occupied with
his breast a waste wilderness named Duidain, on the east of the garden where the elect and righteous dwell, where my grandfather
was taken up, the seventh from Adam, the first 9 man whom the Lord of Spirits created. And I besought the other angel that
he should show me the might of those monsters, how they were parted on one day and cast, the one into the abysses 10 of the
sea, and the other unto the dry land of the wilderness. And he said to me: ' Thou son of man, herein thou dost seek to know
what is hidden.' 11 And the other angel who went with me and showed me what was hidden told me what is first and last in the
heaven in the height, and beneath the earth in the depth, and at the ends of the 12 heaven, and on the foundation of the heaven.
And the chambers of the winds, and how the winds are divided, and how they are weighed, and (how) the portals of the winds
are reckoned, each according to the power of the wind, and the power of the lights of the moon, and according to the power
that is fitting: and the divisions of the stars according to their names, and how all the divisions 13 are divided. And the
thunders according to the places where they fall, and all the divisions that are made among the lightnings that it may lighten,
and their host that they may at once obey. 14 For the thunder has places of rest (which) are assigned (to it) while it is
waiting for its peal; and the thunder and lightning are inseparable, and although not one and undivided, they both go together
15 through the spirit and separate not. For when the lightning lightens, the thunder utters its voice, and the spirit enforces
a pause during the peal, and divides equally between them; for the treasury of their peals is like the sand, and each one
of them as it peals is held in with a bridle, and turned back by the power of the spirit, and pushed forward according to
the many quarters of the earth. 16 And the spirit of the sea is masculine and strong, and according to the might of his strength
he draws it back with a rein, and in like manner it is driven forward and disperses amid all the mountains 17 of the earth.
And the spirit of the hoar-frost is his own angel, and the spirit of the hail is a good 18 angel. And the spirit of the snow
has forsaken his chambers on account of his strength -There is a special spirit therein, and that which ascends from it is
like smoke, and its name is frost. And the spirit of the mist is not united with them in their chambers, but it has a special
chamber; for its course is glorious both in light and in darkness, and in winter and in summer, and in its chamber is an angel.
20 And the spirit of the dew has its dwelling at the ends of the heaven, and is connected with the chambers of the rain, and
its course is in winter and summer: and its clouds and the clouds of the 21 mist are connected, and the one gives to the other.
And when the spirit of the rain goes forth from its chamber, the angels come and open the chamber and lead it out, and when
it is diffused over the whole earth it unites with the water on the earth. And whensoever it unites with the water on 22 the
earth . . . For the waters are for those who dwell on the earth; for they are nourishment for the earth from the Most High
who is in heaven: therefore there is a measure for the rain, 22, and the angels take it in charge. And these things I saw
towards the Garden of the Righteous. 23 And the angel of peace who was with me said to me: ' These two monsters, prepared
conformably to the greatness of God, shall feed . . .
1 And I saw in those days how long cords were given to those
angels, and they took to themselves wings and flew, and they went towards the north. 2 And I asked the angel, saying unto
him: ' Why have those (angels) taken these cords and gone off ? ' And he said unto me: ' They have gone to measure.'
3 And the angel who went with me said unto me:
shall bring the measures of the righteous,
And the ropes of the righteous to the righteous,
That they may stay themselves
on the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.
4 The elect shall begin to dwell with the elect,
those are the measures which shall be given to faith
And which shall strengthen righteousness.
5 And these measures shall reveal all the secrets of the
depths of the earth,
And those who have been destroyed by the desert,
And those who have been devoured by the beasts,
And those who have been devoured by the fish of the sea,
That they may return and stay themselves
On the day of
the Elect One;
For none shall be destroyed before the Lord of Spirits,
And none can be destroyed.
6 And all who dwell above in the heaven received a command
and power and one voice and one light like unto fire.
7 And that One (with) their first words they blessed,
extolled and lauded with wisdom,
And they were wise in utterance and in the spirit of life.
8 And the Lord of Spirits placed the Elect one on the throne
And he shall judge all the works of the holy above in the heaven,
And in the balance shall their deeds be
9 And when he shall lift up his countenance
their secret ways according to the word of the name of the Lord of Spirits,
And their path according to the way of the
righteous judgement of the Lord of Spirits,
Then shall they all with one voice speak and bless,
And glorify and extol
and sanctify the name of the Lord of Spirits.
10 And He will summon all the host of the heavens, and all
the holy ones above, and the host of God, the Cherubic, Seraphin and Ophannin, and all the angels of power, and all the angels
of principalities, and the Elect One, and the other powers on the earth (and) over the water On that day shall raise one voice,
and bless and glorify and exalt in the spirit of faith, and in the spirit of wisdom, and in the spirit of patience, and in
the spirit of mercy, and in the spirit of judgement and of peace, and in the spirit of goodness, and shall all say with one
voice: " Blessed is He, and may the name of the Lord of Spirits be blessed for ever and ever."
12 All who sleep not above in heaven shall bless Him:
the holy ones who are in heaven shall bless Him,
And all the elect who dwell in the garden of life:
And every spirit of light who is able to bless, and glorify,
and extol, and hallow Thy blessed name,
And all flesh shall beyond measure glorify and bless Thy name for ever and ever.
13 For great is the mercy of the Lord of Spirits, and He
And all His works and all that He has created He has revealed to the righteous and elect
name of the Lord of Spirits.
1 And thus the Lord commanded the kings and the mighty and
the exalted, and those who dwell on the earth, and said:
' Open your eyes and lift up your horns if ye are able to
recognize the Elect One.'
2 And the Lord of Spirits seated him on the throne of His glory,
And the spirit of righteousness
was poured out upon him,
And the word of his mouth slays all the sinners,
And all the unrighteous are destroyed from
before his face.
3 And there shall stand up in that day all the kings and the mighty,
And the exalted and those who
hold the earth,
And they shall see and recognize How he sits on the throne of his glory,
And righteousness is judged
And no lying word is spoken before him.
4 Then shall pain come upon them as on a woman in travail,
[And she has pain in bringing forth]
When her child enters the mouth of the womb,
And she has pain in bringing
And one portion of them shall look on the other,
they shall be terrified,
And they shall be downcast of countenance,
And pain shall seize them,
When they see that
Son of Man Sitting on the throne of his glory.
6 And the kings and the mighty and all who possess the earth
shall bless and glorify and extol him who rules over all, who was hidden.
7 For from the beginning the Son of Man was hidden,
the Most High preserved him in the presence of His might,
And revealed him to the elect.
8 And the congregation of the elect and holy shall be sown,
And all the elect shall stand before him on that day.
9 And all the kings and the mighty and the exalted and those
who rule the earth
Shall fall down before him on their faces,
And worship and set their hope upon that Son of Man,
And petition him and supplicate for mercy at his hands.
10 Nevertheless that Lord of Spirits will so press them
they shall hastily go forth from His presence,
And their faces shall be filled with shame,
And the darkness grow deeper
on their faces.
11 And He will deliver them to the angels for punishment,
To execute vengeance on them because they have oppressed His children and His elect
12 And they shall be a spectacle
for the righteous and for His elect:
They shall rejoice over them,
Because the wrath of the Lord of Spirits resteth
And His sword is drunk with their blood.
13 And the righteous and elect shall be saved on that day,
And they shall never thenceforward see the face of the sinners and unrighteous.
14 And the Lord of Spirits will abide over them,
that Son of Man shall they eat
And lie down and rise up for ever and ever.
15 And the righteous and elect shall have risen from the
And ceased to be of downcast countenance.
And they shall have been clothed with garments of glory,
16 And these shall be the garments of life from the Lord
And your garments shall not grow old,
Nor your glory
pass away before the Lord of Spirits.
1 In those days shall the mighty and the kings who possess
the earth implore (Him) to grant them a little respite from His angels of punishment to whom they were delivered, that they
might fall 2 down and worship before the Lord of Spirits, and confess their sins before Him. And they shall bless and glorify
the Lord of Spirits, and say:
' Blessed is the Lord of Spirits and the Lord of kings,
the Lord of the mighty and the Lord of the rich,
And the Lord of glory and the Lord of wisdom,
3 And splendid in every secret thing is Thy power from generation
And Thy glory for ever and ever:
Deep are all Thy secrets and innumerable,
And Thy righteousness
is beyond reckoning.
4 We have now learnt that we should glorify
the Lord of kings and Him who is king over all kings.'
5 And they shall say:
' Would that we had rest to glorify and
And confess our faith before His glory !
6 And now we long for a little rest but find it not:
follow hard upon and obtain (it) not:
And light has vanished from before us,
And darkness is
our dwelling-place for ever and ever:
7 For we have not believed before Him
Nor glorified the
name of the Lord of Spirits, [nor glorified our Lord]
But our hope was in the sceptre of our kingdom,
8 And in the day of our suffering and tribulation He saves
And we find no respite for confession
That our Lord is true in all His works, and in His judgements
and His justice,
And His judgements have no respect of persons.
And we pass away from before His face on account of our works,
And all our sins are reckoned up in righteousness.'
10 Now they shall say unto themselves: ' Our souls are full
of unrighteous gain, but it does not prevent us from descending from the midst thereof into the burden of Sheol.'
11 And after that their faces shall be filled with darkness
And shame before that Son of Man,
And they shall be driven from his presence,
And the sword shall abide before
his face in their midst.
12 Thus spake the Lord of Spirits: ' This is the ordinance
and judgement with respect to the mighty and the kings and the exalted and those who possess the earth before the Lord of
1,2 And other forms I saw hidden in that place. I heard the
voice of the angel saying: ' These are the angels who descended to the earth, and revealed what was hidden to the children
of men and seduced the children of men into committing sin.'
1, 2 And in those days Noah saw the earth that it had sunk
down and its destruction was nigh. And he arose from thence and went to the ends of the earth, and cried aloud to his grandfather
Enoch: 3 and Noah said three times with an embittered voice: Hear me, hear me, hear me.' And I said unto him: ' Tell me what
it is that is falling out on the earth that the earth is in such evil plight 4 and shaken, lest perchance I shall perish with
it ? ' And thereupon there was a great commotion , on the earth, and a voice was heard from heaven, and I fell on my face.
And Enoch my grandfather came and stood by me, and said unto me: ' Why hast thou cried unto me with a bitter cry and weeping
6 And a command has gone forth from the presence of the Lord concerning those who dwell on the earth that their ruin is accomplished
because they have learnt all the secrets of the angels, and all the violence of the Satans, and all their powers -the most
secret ones- and all the power of those who practice sorcery, and the power of witchcraft, and the power of those who make
molten images 7 for the whole earth: And how silver is produced from the dust of the earth, and how soft metal 8 originates
in the earth. For lead and tin are not produced from the earth like the first: it is a fountain 9 that produces them, and
an angel stands therein, and that angel is pre-eminent.' And after that my grandfather Enoch took hold of me by my hand and
raised me up, and said unto me: ' Go, for I have 10 asked the Lord of Spirits as touching this commotion on the earth. And
He said unto me: " Because of their unrighteousness their judgement has been determined upon and shall not be withheld by
Me for ever. Because of the sorceries which they have searched out and learnt, the earth and those 11 who dwell upon it shall
be destroyed." And these-they have no place of repentance for ever, because they have shown them what was hidden, and they
are the damned: but as for thee, my son, the Lord of Spirits knows that thou art pure, and guiltless of this reproach concerning
12 And He has destined thy name to be among the holy,
will preserve thee amongst those who dwell on the earth,
And has destined thy righteous seed both for kingship and for
And from thy seed shall proceed a fountain of the righteous and holy without number for ever.
1 And after that he showed me the angels of punishment who
are prepared to come and let loose all the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth in order to bring judgement
and destruction 2 on all who [abide and] dwell on the earth. And the Lord of Spirits gave commandment to the angels who were
going forth, that they should not cause the waters to rise but should hold them 3 in check; for those angels were over the
powers of the waters. And I went away from the presence of Enoch.
1 And in those days the word of God came unto me, and He
said unto me: ' Noah, thy lot has come 2 Up before Me, a lot without blame, a lot of love and uprightness. And now the angels
are making a wooden (building), and when they have completed that task I will place My hand upon it and preserve it, and there
shall come forth from it the seed of life, and a change shall set in so that the 3 earth will not remain without inhabitant.
And I will make fast thy sed before me for ever and ever, and I will spread abroad those who dwell with thee: it shall not
be unfruitful on the face of the earth, but it shall be blessed and multiply on the earth in the name of the Lord.' 4 And
He will imprison those angels, who have shown unrighteousness, in that burning valley which my grandfather Enoch had formerly
shown to me in the west among the mountains of gold 5 and silver and iron and soft metal and tin. And I saw that valley in
which there was a great 6 convulsion and a convulsion of the waters. And when all this took place, from that fiery molten
metal and from the convulsion thereof in that place, there was produced a smell of sulphur, and it was connected with those
waters, and that valley of the angels who had led astray (mankind) burned 7 beneath that land. And through its valleys proceed
streams of fire, where these angels are punished who had led astray those who dwell upon the earth. 8 But those waters shall
in those days serve for the kings and the mighty and the exalted, and those who dwell on the earth, for the healing of the
body, but for the punishment of the spirit; now their spirit is full of lust, that they may be punished in their body, for
they have denied the Lord of Spirits 9 and see their punishment daily, and yet believe not in His name. And in proportion
as the burning of their bodies becomes severe, a corresponding change shall take place in their spirit for ever and ever;
10 for before the Lord of Spirits none shall utter an idle word. For the judgement shall come upon them, 11 because they believe
in the lust of their body and deny the Spirit of the Lord. And those same waters will undergo a change in those days; for
when those angels are punished in these waters, these water-springs shall change their temperature, and when the angels ascend,
this water of the 12 springs shall change and become cold. And I heard Michael answering and saying: ' This judgement wherewith
the angels are judged is a testimony for the kings and the mighty who possess the 13 earth.' Because these waters of judgement
minister to the healing of the body of the kings and the lust of their body; therefore they will not see and will not believe
that those waters will change and become a fire which burns for ever.
1 And after that my grandfather Enoch gave me the teaching
of all the secrets in the book in the Parables which had been given to him, and he put them together for me in the words of
the book 2 of the Parables. And on that day Michael answered Raphael and said: ' The power of the spirit transports and makes
me to tremble because of the severity of the judgement of the secrets, the judgement of the angels: who can endure the severe
judgement which has been executed, and before 3 which they melt away ? ' And Michael answered again, and said to Raphael:
' Who is he whose heart is not softened concerning it, and whose reins are not troubled by this word of judgement 4 (that)
has gone forth upon them because of those who have thus led them out ? ' And it came to pass when he stood before the Lord
of Spirits, Michael said thus to Raphael: ' I will not take their part under the eye of the Lord; for the Lord of Spirits
has been angry with them because they do 5 as if they were the Lord. Therefore all that is hidden shall come upon them for
ever and ever; for neither angel nor man shall have his portion (in it), but alone they have received their judgement for
ever and ever.
1 And after this judgement they shall terrify and make them
to tremble because they have shown this to those who dwell on the earth. 2 And behold the names of those angels [and these
are their names: the first of them is Samjaza, the second Artaqifa, and the third Armen, the fourth Kokabel, the fifth Turael,
the sixth Rumjal, the seventh Danjal, the eighth Neqael, the ninth Baraqel, the tenth Azazel, the eleventh Armaros, the twelfth
Batarjal, the thirteenth Busasejal, the fourteenth Hananel, the fifteenth Turel, and the sixteenth Simapesiel, the seventeenth
Jetrel, the eighteenth Tumael, the nineteenth Turel, 3 the twentieth Rumael, the twenty-first Azazel. And these are the chiefs
of their angels and their names, and their chief ones over hundreds and over fifties and over tens]. 4 The name of the first
Jeqon: that is, the one who led astray [all] the sons of God, and brought them 5 down to the earth, and led them astray through
the daughters of men. And the second was named Asbeel: he imparted to the holy sons of God evil counsel, and led them astray
so that they defiled 6 their bodies with the daughters of men. And the third was named Gadreel: he it is who showed the children
of men all the blows of death, and he led astray Eve, and showed [the weapons of death to the sons of men] the shield and
the coat of mail, and the sword for battle, and all the weapons 7 of death to the children of men. And from his hand they
have proceeded against those who dwell 8 on the earth from that day and for evermore. And the fourth was named Penemue: he
taught the 9 children of men the bitter and the sweet, and he taught them all the secrets of their wisdom. And he instructed
mankind in writing with ink and paper, and thereby many sinned from eternity to 10 eternity and until this day. For men were
not created for such a purpose, to give confirmation 11 to their good faith with pen and ink. For men were created exactly
like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not
have taken hold of them, but through this their knowledge they are perishing, and through this power 12 it is consuming me.
And the fifth was named Kasdeja: this is he who showed the children of men all the wicked smitings of spirits and demons,
and the smitings of the embryo in the womb, that it may pass away, and [the smitings of the soul] the bites of the serpent,
and the smitings 13 which befall through the noontide heat, the son of the serpent named Taba'et. And this is the task of
Kasbeel, the chief of the oath which he showed to the holy ones when he dwelt high 4 above in glory, and its name is Biqa.
This (angel) requested Michael to show him the hidden name, that he might enunciate it in the oath, so that those might quake
before that name and oath who revealed all that was in secret to the children of men. And this is the power of this oath,
for it is powerful and strong, and he placed this oath Akae in the hand of Michael.
16 And these are the secrets of this oath . . .
are strong through his oath:
And the heaven was suspended before the world was created,
And for ever.
17 And through it the earth was founded upon the water,
from the secret recesses of the mountains come beautiful waters,
From the creation of the world and unto eternity.
18 And through that oath the sea was created,
And as its
foundation He set for it the sand against the time of (its) anger,
And it dare not pass beyond it from the creation of
the world unto eternity.
9 And through that oath are the depths made fast,
abide and stir not from their place from eternity to eternity.
20 And through that oath the sun and moon complete their
And deviate not from their ordinance from eternity to eternity.
21 And through that oath the stars complete their course,
He calls them by their names,
And they answer Him from eternity to eternity.
22 [And in like manner the spirits of the water, and of the
winds, and of all zephyrs, and (their) paths 23 from all the quarters of the winds. And there are preserved the voices of
the thunder and the light of the lightnings: and there are preserved the chambers of the hail and the chambers of the 24 hoarfrost,
and the chambers of the mist, and the chambers of the rain and the dew. And all these believe and give thanks before the Lord
of Spirits, and glorify (Him) with all their power, and their food is in every act of thanksgiving: they thank and glorify
and extol the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.]
25 And this oath is mighty over them
And through it [they
are preserved and] their paths are preserved,
And their course is not destroyed.
26 And there was great joy amongst them,
And they blessed
and glorified and extolled
Because the name of that Son of Man had been revealed unto them.
27 And he sat on the throne of his glory,
And the sum
of judgement was given unto the Son of Man,
And he caused the sinners to pass away and be destroyed from off the face
of the earth,
And those who have led the world astray.
28 With chains shall they be bound,
And in their assemblage-place
of destruction shall they be imprisoned,
And all their works vanish from the face of the earth.
29 And from henceforth there shall be nothing corruptible;
For that Son of Man has appeared,
And has seated himself on the throne of his glory,
And all evil shall pass away
before his face,
And the word of that Son of Man shall go forth
And be strong before the Lord of Spirits.
1 And it came to pass after this that his name during his
lifetime was raised aloft to that Son of 2 Man and to the Lord of Spirits from amongst those who dwell on the earth. And he
was raised aloft 3 on the chariots of the spirit and his name vanished among them. And from that day I was no longer numbered
amongst them: and he set me between the two winds, between the North and the 4 West, where the angels took the cords to measure
for me the place for the elect and righteous. And there I saw the first fathers and the righteous who from the beginning dwell
in that place.
1 And it came to pass after this that my spirit was translated
And it ascended into the heavens:
And I saw the holy sons of God.
They were stepping on flames of fire:
garments were white [and their raiment],
And their faces shone like snow.
2 And I saw two streams of fire,
And the light of that
fire shone like hyacinth,
And I fell on my face before the Lord of Spirits.
3 And the angel Michael [one of the archangels] seized me
by my right hand,
And lifted me up and led me forth into all the secrets,
And he showed me all the secrets of righteousness.
4 And he showed me all the secrets of the ends of the heaven,
And all the chambers of all the stars, and all the luminaries,
Whence they proceed before the face of the holy ones.
5 And he translated my spirit into the heaven of heavens,
And I saw there as it were a structure built of crystals,
And between those crystals tongues of living fire.
6 And my spirit saw the girdle which girt that house of fire,
And on its four sides were streams full of living fire,
And they girt that house.
7 And round about were Seraphin, Cherubic, and Ophannin:
And these are they who sleep not
And guard the throne of His glory.
8 And I saw angels who could not be counted,
thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand,
Encircling that house.
And Michael, and Raphael, and Gabriel, and Phanuel,
the holy angels who are above the heavens,
Go in and out of that house.
9 And they came forth from that house,
And Michael and
Gabriel, Raphael and Phanuel,
And many holy angels without number.
10 And with them the Head of Days,
His head white and
pure as wool,
And His raiment indescribable.
11 And I fell on my face,
And my whole body became relaxed,
And my spirit was transfigured;
And I cried with a loud voice, . . .
with the spirit of
And blessed and glorified and extolled.
12 And these blessings which went forth out of my mouth were
well pleasing before that Head of Days. And that Head of Days came with Michael and Gabriel, Raphael and Phanuel, thousands
and ten thousands of angels without number.
[Lost passage wherein the Son of Man was described as accompanying
the Head of Days, and Enoch asked one of the angels (as in xlvi. 3) concerning the Son of Man as to who he was.]
14 And he (i.e. the angel) came to me and greeted me with
His voice, and said unto me '
This is the Son of Man who is born unto righteousness,
And righteousness abides over
And the righteousness of the Head of Days forsakes him not.'
15 And he said unto me:
' He proclaims unto
thee peace in the name of the world to come;
For from hence has proceeded peace since the creation of the world,
so shall it be unto thee for ever and for ever and ever.
16 And all shall walk in his ways since righteousness never
With him will be their dwelling-places, and with him their heritage,
And they shall not be separated
from him for ever and ever and ever.
And so there shall be length of days with that Son of Man,
And the righteous shall have peace and an upright way
In the name of the Lord of Spirits for ever and ever.'