The Book of the Secrets of Enoch
(also referred to as "Slavonic Enoch" or "2 Enoch")
Enochís encounter with the two angels of God
1There was a wise man, a great artificer, and the Lord conceived
love for him and received him, that he should behold the
uppermost dwellings and be an eye-witness of the wise and great
and inconceivable and immutable realm of God Almighty, of the
very wonderful and glorious and bright and many-eyed station of
the Lordís servants, and of the inaccessible throne of the Lord,
and of the degrees and manifestations of the incorporeal hosts,
and of the ineffable ministration of the multitude of the
elements, and of the various apparition and inexpressible
singing of the host of Cherubim, and of the boundless light.
2At that time, he said, when my one hundred and sixty-fifth year
was completed, I begat my son Mathusal.
3After this too I lived two hundred years and completed of all
the years of my life three hundred and sixty-five years.
4On the first day of the month I was in my house alone and was
resting on my bed and slept.
5And when I was asleep, great distress came up into my heart,
and I was weeping with my eyes in sleep, and I could not
understand what this distress was, or what would happen to me.
6And there appeared to me two men, exceeding big, so that I
never saw such on earth; their faces were shining like the sun,
their eyes too were like a burning light, and from their
lips was fire coming forth with clothing and singing of various
kinds in appearance purple, their wings
than gold, their hands whiter than snow.
7They were standing at the head of my bed and began to call me
by my name.
8And I arose from my sleep and saw clearly those two men
standing in front of me.
9And I saluted them and was seized with fear and the appearance
of my face was changed from terror, and those men said to me:
10Have courage, Enoch, do not fear; the eternal God sent us to
you, and lo! You shalt to-day ascend with us into heaven, and
you shall tell your sons and all your household all that they
shall do without you on earth in your house, and let no one seek
you till the Lord return you to them.
11And I made haste to obey them and went out from my
house, and made to the doors, as it was ordered me, and summoned
my sons Mathusal and Regim and Gaidad and made known to them all
the marvels those men had told me.
The instruction of Enoch to his sons
1Listen to me, my children, I know not whither I go, or what
will befall me; now therefore, my children, I tell you: turn not
from God before the face of the vain, who made not Heaven and
earth, for these shall perish and those who worship them, and
may the Lord make confident your hearts in the fear of him. And
now, my children, let no one think to seek me, until the Lord
return me to you.
Of Enoch's assumption; how the angels took him
into the first heaven
1It came to pass, when Enoch had told his sons, that
the angels took him on to their wings and bore him up on to the
first heaven and placed him on the clouds. And there I looked,
and again I looked higher, and saw the ether, and they placed me
on the first heaven and showed me a very great Sea, greater than
the earthly sea.
Of the angels ruling the stars
1They brought before my face the elders and rulers of
the stellar orders, and showed me two hundred angels, who rule
the stars and their services to the heavens, and fly with
their wings and come round all those who sail.
Of how the angels keep the store-houses of the
1And here I looked down and saw the treasure-houses
of the snow, and the angels who keep their terrible
store-houses, and the clouds whence they come out and into which
Of the dew and of the olive-oil, and various
1They showed me the treasure-house of the dew, like
oil of the olive, and the appearance of its form, as of all the
flowers of the earth; further many angels guarding the
treasure-houses of these things, and how they are made to
shut and open.
Of how Enoch was taken on to the second heaven
1And those men took me and led me up on to the second
heaven, and showed me darkness, greater than earthly darkness,
and there I saw prisoners hanging, watched, awaiting the great
and boundless judgment, and these angels were dark-looking, more
than earthly darkness, and incessantly making weeping through
2And I said to the men who were with me: Wherefore
are these incessantly tortured? They answered me: These are
Godís apostates, who obeyed not Godís commands, but took counsel
with their own will, and turned away with their prince, who also
is fastened on the fifth heaven.
3And I felt great pity for them, and they saluted me,
and said to me: Man of God, pray for us to the Lord; and I
answered to them: Who am I, a mortal man, that I should pray for
angels? Who knows whither I go, or what will befall me? Or who
will pray for me?
Of the assumption of Enoch to the third heaven
1And those men took me thence, and led me up on to
the third heaven, and placed me there; and I looked downwards,
and saw the produce of these places, such as has never been
known for goodness.
2And I saw all the sweet-flowering trees and beheld
their fruits, which were sweet-smelling, and all the foods borne
by them bubbling with fragrant exhalation.
3And in the midst of the trees that of life, in that
place whereon the Lord rests, when he goes up into paradise; and
this tree is of ineffable goodness and fragrance, and adorned
more than every existing thing; and on all sides it is in
form gold-looking and vermilion and fire-like and covers all,
and it has produce from all fruits.
4Its root is in the garden at the earthís end.
5And paradise is between corruptibility and
6And two springs come out which send forth honey and
milk, and their springs send forth oil and wine, and they
separate into four parts, and go round with quiet course, and go
down into the PARADISE OF EDEN, between corruptibility and
7And thence they go forth along the earth, and have a
revolution to their circle even as other elements.
8And here there is no unfruitful tree, and every
place is blessed.
9And there are three hundred angels very
bright, who keep the garden, and with incessant sweet singing
and never-silent voices serve the Lord throughout all days and
10And I said: How very sweet is this place, and those
men said to me:
The showing to Enoch of the place of the
righteous and compassionate
1This place, O Enoch, is prepared for the righteous,
who endure all manner of offence from those that exasperate
their souls, who avert their eyes from iniquity, and make
righteous judgment, and give bread to the hungering, and cover
the naked with clothing, and raise up the fallen, and help
injured orphans, and who walk without fault before the face of
the Lord, and serve him alone, and for them is prepared this
place for eternal inheritance.
Here they showed Enoch the terrible place and
1And those two men led me up on to the Northern side,
and showed me there a very terrible place, and there were
all manner of tortures in that place: cruel darkness and
unillumined gloom, and there is no light there, but murky fire
constantly flaming aloft, and there is a fiery river
coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere fire, and
everywhere there is frost and ice, thirst and shivering,
while the bonds are very cruel, and the angels fearful and
merciless, bearing angry weapons, merciless torture, and I said:
2Woe, woe, how very terrible is this place.
3And those men said to me: This place, O Enoch, is
prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practice sin
against nature, which is child-corruption after the sodomitic
fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcrafts,
and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies,
envy, rancour, fornication, murder, and who, accursed, steal the
souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods and
themselves wax rich, injuring them for other menís goods; who
being able to satisfy the empty, made the hungering to die;
being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who knew not their
creator, and bowed to the soulless and lifeless gods, who
cannot see nor hear, vain gods, who also built hewn
images and bow down to unclean handiwork, for all these is
prepared this place among these, for eternal inheritance.
Here they took Enoch up on to the fourth
heaven where is the course of sun and moon
1Those men took me, and led me up on to the fourth
heaven, and showed me all the successive goings, and all the
rays of the light of sun and moon.
2And I measure their goings, and compared their
light, and saw that the sunís light is greater than the moonís.
3Its circle and the wheels on which it goes always,
like the wind going past with very marvellous speed, and day and
night it has no rest.
4Its passage and return are accompanied by
four great stars, and each star has under it a thousand
stars, to the right of the sunís wheel, and by four to
the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether
eight thousand, issuing with the sun continually.
5And by day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and
by night a thousand.
6And six-winged ones issue with the angels before the
sunís wheel into the fiery flames, and a hundred angels kindle
the sun and set it alight.
Of the very marvellous elements of the sun
1And I looked and saw other flying elements of the
sun, whose names are Phoenixes and Chalkydri, marvellous
and wonderful, with feet and tails in the form of a lion, and a
crocodileís head, their appearance is empurpled, like the
rainbow; their size is nine hundred measures, their wings
are like those of angels, each has twelve, and
they attend and accompany the sun, bearing heat and dew, as it
is ordered them from God.
2Thus the sun revolves and goes, and rises
under the heaven, and its course goes under the earth with the
light of its rays incessantly.
The angels took Enoch and placed him in the
east at the sunís gates
1Those men bore me away to the east, and placed me at
the sunís gates, where the sun goes forth according to the
regulation of the seasons and the circuit of the months of the
whole year, and the number of the hours day and night.
2And I saw six gates open, each gate having sixty-one
stadia and a quarter of one stadium, and I measured them
truly, and understood their size to be so much, through
which the sun goes forth, and goes to the west, and is made
even, and rises throughout all the months, and turns back again
from the six gates according to the succession of the seasons;
thus the period of the whole year is finished after the
returns of the four seasons.
They took Enoch to the
1And again those men led me away to the western
parts, and showed me six great gates open corresponding to the
eastern gates, opposite to where the sun sets, according to the
number of the days three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter.
2Thus again it goes down to the western gates, and
draws away its light, the greatness of its brightness, under the
earth; for since the crown of its shining is in heaven with the
Lord, and guarded by four hundred angels, while the sun goes
round on wheel under the earth, and stands seven great hours in
night, and spends half its course under the earth, when
it comes to the eastern approach in the eighth hour of the
night, it brings its lights, and the crown of shining, and the
sun flames forth more than fire.
The elements of the sun, the Phoenixes and
Chalkydri broke into song
1Then the elements of the sun, called Phoenixes and
Chalkydri break into song, therefore every bird flutters with
its wings, rejoicing at the giver of light, and they broke into
song at the command of the Lord.
2The giver of light comes to give brightness to the
whole world, and the morning guard takes shape, which is the
rays of the sun, and the sun of the earth goes out, and receives
its brightness to light up the whole face of the earth, and they
showed me this calculation of the sunís going.
3And the gates which it enters, these are the great
gates of the calculation of the hours of the year; for this
reason the sun is a great creation, whose circuit lasts
twenty-eight years, and begins again from the beginning.
They took Enoch and again placed him in the
east at the course of the moon
1Those men showed me the other course, that of the
moon, twelve great gates, crowned from west to east, by which
the moon goes in and out of the customary times.
2It goes in at the first gate to the western places
of the sun, by the first gates with thirty-one days
exactly, by the second gates with thirty-one days exactly, by
the third with thirty days exactly, by the fourth with thirty
days exactly, by the fifth with thirty-one days exactly, by the
sixth with thirty-one days exactly, by the seventh with thirty
days exactly, by the eighth with thirty-one days perfectly, by
the ninth with thirty-one days exactly, by the tenth with thirty
days perfectly, by the eleventh with thirty-one days exactly, by
the twelfth with twenty-eight days exactly.
3And it goes through the western gates in the order
and number of the eastern, and accomplishes the three hundred
and sixty-five and a quarter days of the solar year, while the
lunar year has three hundred fifty-four, and there are wanting
to it twelve days of the solar circle, which are the
lunar epacts of the whole year.
4Thus, too, the great circle contains five hundred
and thirty-two years.
5The quarter of a day is omitted for three
years, the fourth fulfills it exactly.
6Therefore they are taken outside of heaven for three
years and are not added to the number of days, because they
change the time of the years to two new months towards
completion, to two others towards diminution.
7And when the western gates are finished, it returns
and goes to the eastern to the lights, and goes thus day and
night about the heavenly circles, lower than all circles,
swifter than the heavenly winds, and spirits and elements and
angels flying; each angel has six wings.
8It has a sevenfold course in nineteen years.
Of the singings of the angels, which it is
impossible to describe
1In the midst of the heavens I saw armed soldiers,
serving the Lord, with tympana and organs, with incessant voice,
with sweet voice, with sweet and incessant voice and
various singing, which it is impossible to describe, and
which astonishes every mind, so wonderful and marvellous is
the singing of those angels, and I was delighted listening to
Of the taking of Enoch on to the fifth heaven
1The men took me on to the fifth heaven and placed
me, and there I saw many and countless soldiers, called Grigori,
of human appearance, and their size was greater than that
of great giants and their faces withered, and the silence of
their mouths perpetual, and their was no service on the fifth
heaven, and I said to the men who were with me:
2Wherefore are these very withered and their faces
melancholy, and their mouths silent, and wherefore is
there no service on this heaven?
3And they said to me: These are the Grigori, who with
their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them
are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven,
and three of them went down on to earth from the Lordís throne,
to the place Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder
of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men how good they
are, and took to themselves wives, and befouled the earth with
their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and
mixing, and giants are born and marvellous big men and great
4And therefore God judged them with great judgment,
and they weep for their brethren and they will be punished on
the Lordís great day.
5And I said to the Grigori: I saw your brethren and
their works, and their great torments, and I prayed for them,
but the Lord has condemned them to be under earth till
the existing heaven and earth shall end for ever.
6And I said: Wherefore do you wait, brethren, and do
not serve before the Lordís face, and have not put your services
before the Lordís face, lest you anger your Lord utterly?
7And they listened to my admonition, and spoke to the
four ranks in heaven, and lo! As I stood with those two men four
trumpets trumpeted together with great voice, and the Grigori
broke into song with one voice, and their voice went up before
the Lord pitifully and affectingly.
Of the taking of Enoch to the sixth heaven
1And thence those men took me and bore me up on to
the sixth heaven, and there I saw seven bands of angels, very
bright and very glorious, and their faces shining more than the
sunís shining, glistening, and there is no difference in their
faces, or behaviour, or manner of dress; and these make the
orders, and learn the goings of the stars, and the alteration of
the moon, or revolution of the sun, and the good government of
2And when they see evildoing they make commandments
and instruction, and sweet and loud singing, and all songs
3These are the archangels (1) who are
above angels, measure all life in heaven and on earth, and the
angels who are appointed over seasons and years, the
angels who are over rivers and sea, and who are over the fruits
of the earth, and the angels who are over every grass, giving
food to all, to every living thing, and the angels who write all
the souls of men, and all their deeds, and their lives before
the Lordís face; in their midst are six Phoenixes and six
Cherubim and six six-winged ones continually with one voice
singing one voice, and it is not possible to describe their
singing, and they rejoice before the Lord at his footstool.
(1) Archangels. Or, "ruling angels."
Hence they took Enoch into the seventh heaven
1And those two men lifted me up thence on to the
seventh heaven, and I saw there a very great light, and fiery
troops of great archangels (2), incorporeal forces,
and dominions, orders and governments, cherubim and seraphim,
thrones and many-eyed ones, nine regiments, the Ioanit stations
of light, and I became afraid, and began to tremble with great
terror, and those men took me, and led me after them, and said
(2) Archangels. Or, "chief angels."
2Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, and showed me the
Lord from afar, sitting on His very high throne. For what is
there on the tenth heaven, since the Lord dwells there?
3On the tenth heaven is God, in the Hebrew tongue he
is called Aravat (3).
(3) Aravat. Or, "Father of creation."
4And all the heavenly troops would come and stand on
the ten steps according to their rank, and would bow down to the
Lord, and would again go to their places in joy and felicity,
singing songs in the boundless light with small and tender
voices, gloriously serving him.
Of how the angels here left Enoch, at the end
of the seventh heaven, and went away from him unseen
1And the cherubim and seraphim standing about the
throne, the six-winged and many-eyed ones do not depart,
standing before the Lordís face doing his will, and cover his
whole throne, singing with gentle voice before the Lordís face:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord Ruler of Sabaoth, heavens and earth are
full of Your glory.
2When I saw all these things, those men said to me:
Enoch, thus far is it commanded us to journey with you, and
those men went away from me and thereupon I saw them not.
3And I remained alone at the end of the seventh
heaven and became afraid, and fell on my face and said to
myself: Woe is me, what has befallen me?
4And the Lord sent one of his glorious ones, the
archangel (4) Gabriel, and he said to me: Have
courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise before the Lordís face into
eternity, arise, come with me.
(4) Archangel. Or, "one of the seven highest angels,
5And I answered him, and said in myself: My Lord, my
soul is departed from me, from terror and trembling, and I
called to the men who led me up to this place, on them I relied,
and it is with them I go before the Lordís face.
6And Gabriel caught me up, as a leaf caught up by the
wind, and placed me before the Lordís face.
7And I saw the eighth heaven, which is called in the
Hebrew tongue Muzaloth, changer of the seasons, of drought, and
of wet, and of the twelve constellations of the circle of the
firmament, which are above the seventh heaven.
8And I saw the ninth heaven, which is called in
Hebrew Kuchavim, where are the heavenly homes of the twelve
constellations of the circle of the firmament.
In the tenth heaven the archangel Michael led
Enoch to before the Lordís face
1On the tenth heaven, which is called Aravoth,
I saw the appearance of the Lordís face, like iron made to glow
in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns.
2Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lordís
face, but the Lordís face is ineffable, marvellous and very
awful, and very, very terrible.
3And who am I to tell of the Lordís unspeakable
being, and of his very wonderful face? And I cannot tell the
quantity of his many instructions, and various voices, the
Lord's throne is very great and not made with hands, nor
the quantity of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and
seraphim, nor their incessant singing, nor his immutable beauty,
and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.
4And I fell prone and bowed down to the Lord, and the
Lord with his lips said to me:
5Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise and stand
before my face into eternity.
6And the archistratege (5) Michael lifted
me up, and led me to before the Lordís face.
(5) Archistratege. Or, "the commander of the armies
of the nations, named Michael."
7And the Lord said to his servants tempting them: Let
Enoch stand before my face into eternity, and the glorious ones
bowed down to the Lord, and said: Let Enoch go according to Your
8And the Lord said to Michael: Go and take Enoch from
out of his earthly garments, and anoint him with my sweet
ointment, and put him into the garments of My glory.
9And Michael did thus, as the Lord told him. He
anointed me, and dressed me, and the appearance of that ointment
is more than the great light, and his ointment is like sweet
dew, and its smell mild, shining like the sunís ray, and I
looked at myself, and I was like one of his glorious ones
(6) Glorious ones. Or, "one of the seven highest
10And the Lord summoned one of his archangels by name
Pravuil, whose knowledge was quicker in wisdom than the other
archangels, who wrote all the deeds of the Lord; and the Lord
said to Pravuil: Bring out the books from my store-houses, and a
reed of quick-writing, and give it to Enoch, and deliver
to him the choice and comforting books out of your hand.
Of Enochís writing, how he wrote his wonderful
jouneyings and the heavenly hosts and himself wrote three
hundred and sixty-six books
1And he was telling me all the works of heaven, earth
and sea, and all the elements, their passages and goings, and
the thunderings of the thunders, the sun and moon, the goings
and changes of the stars, the seasons, years, days, and hours,
the risings of the wind, the numbers of the angels, and the
formation of their songs, and all human things, the tongue of
every human song and life, the commandments, instructions, and
sweet-voiced singings, and all things that it is fitting to
2And Pravuil told me: All the things that I have told
you, we have written. Sit and write all the souls of mankind,
however many of them are born, and the places prepared for them
to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the
formation of the world.
3And all double thirty days and thirty nights, and I
wrote out all things exactly, and wrote three hundred and
Of the great secrets of God, which God
revealed and told Enoch, and spoke with him face to face
1And the Lord summoned me, and said to me: Enoch, sit
down on my left with Gabriel.
2And I bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord spoke to
me: Enoch, beloved, all that you see, all things that are
standing finished I tell to you even before the very beginning,
all that I created from non-being, and visible things from
3Hear, Enoch, and take in these my words, for not to
My angels have I told my secret, and I have not told them their
rise, nor my endless realm, nor have they understood my
creating, which I tell you to-day.
4For before all things were visible, I alone used to
go about in the invisible things, like the sun from east to
west, and from west to east.
5But even the sun has peace in itself, while I found
no peace, because I was creating all things, and I conceived the
thought of placing foundations, and of creating visible
God relates to Enoch, how out of the very
deepest parts came forth the visible and invisible
1I commanded in the very lowest parts, that
visible things should come down from invisible, and Adoil
(7) came down very great, and I beheld him, and lo! He had
a belly of great light.
(7) Adoil. Or, "Light of creation."
2And I said to him: Become undone, Adoil, and let the
visible come out of you.
3And he came undone, and a great light came out. And
I was in the midst of the great light, and as there is
born light from light, there came forth a great age, and showed
all creation, which I had thought to create.
4And I saw that it was good.
5And I placed for myself a throne, and took my seat
on it, and said to the light: Go thence up higher and fix
yourself high above the throne, and be a foundation to the
6And above the light there is nothing else, and then
I bent up and looked up from my throne.
God summons from the very deepest a second
time that Archas, heavy and very red should come forth
1And I summoned the very lowest a second time, and
said: Let Archas (8) come forth hard, and he came
forth hard from the invisible.
(8) Archas. Or, "Spirit of creation."
2And Archas came forth, hard, heavy, and very red.
3And I said: Be opened, Archas, and let there be born
from you, and he came undone, an age came forth, very great and
very dark, bearing the creation of all lower things, and I saw
that it was good and said to him:
4Go thence down below, and make yourself firm, and be
a foundation for the lower things, and it happened and he went
down and fixed himself, and became the foundation for the lower
things, and below the darkness there is nothing else.
Of how God founded the water, and surrounded
it with light, and established on it seven islands
1And I commanded that there should be taken from
light and darkness, and I said: Be thick, and it became thus,
and I spread it out with the light, and it became water, and I
spread it out over the darkness, below the light, and then I
made firm the waters, that is to say the bottomless, and I made
foundation of light around the water, and created seven circles
from inside, and imaged the water like crystal wet and
dry, that is to say like glass, and the circumcession of
the waters and the other elements, and I showed each one of them
its road, and the seven stars each one of them in its heaven,
that they go thus, and I saw that it was good.
2And I separated between light and between darkness,
that is to say in the midst of the water hither and thither, and
I said to the light, that it should be the day, and to the
darkness, that it should be the night, and there was evening and
there was morning the first day.
The week in which God showed Enoch all his
wisdom and power, throughout all the seven days, how he created
all the heavenly and earthly forces and all moving things even
down to man
1And then I made firm the heavenly circle, and
made that the lower water which is under heaven collect
itself together, into one whole, and that the chaos become dry,
and it became so.
2Out of the waves I created rock hard and big, and
from the rock I piled up the dry, and the dry I called earth,
and the midst of the earth I called abyss, that is to say the
bottomless, I collected the sea in one place and bound it
together with a yoke.
3And I said to the sea: Behold I give you your
eternal limits, and you shalt not break loose from your
4Thus I made fast the firmament. This day I called me
the first-created [Sunday].
Then it became evening, and then again
morning, and it was the second [Monday]; The fiery essence
1And for all the heavenly troops I imaged the image
and essence of fire, and my eye looked at the very hard, firm
rock, and from the gleam of my eye the lightning received its
wonderful nature, which is both fire in water and water
in fire, and one does not put out the other, nor does the one
dry up the other, therefore the lightning is brighter than the
sun, softer than water and firmer than hard rock.
2And from the rock I cut off a great fire, and from
the fire I created the orders of the incorporeal ten troops of
angels, and their weapons are fiery and their raiment a burning
flame, and I commanded that each one should stand in his order.
3And one from out the order of angels, having turned
away with the order that was under him, conceived an impossible
thought, to place his throne higher than the clouds above the
earth, that he might become equal in rank to my power.
4And I threw him out from the height with his angels,
and he was flying in the air continuously above the bottomless.
And then I created all the heavens, and the
third day was, [Tuesday]
1On the third day I commanded the earth to make grow
great and fruitful trees, and hills, and seed to sow, and I
planted Paradise, and enclosed it, and placed as armed
guardians flaming angels, and thus I created renewal.
2Then came evening, and came morning the fourth day.
3[Wednesday]. On the fourth day I commanded that
there should be great lights on the heavenly circles.
4On the first uppermost circle I placed the stars,
Kruno, and on the second Aphrodit, on the third Aris, on the
fifth Zoues, on the sixth Ermis, on the seventh lesser the moon,
and adorned it with the lesser stars.
5And on the lower I placed the sun for the
illumination of day, and the moon and stars for the illumination
6The sun that it should go according to each
constellation, twelve, and I appointed the succession of the
months and their names and lives, their thunderings, and their
hour-markings, how they should succeed.
7Then evening came and morning came the fifth day.
8[Thursday]. On the fifth day I commanded the sea,
that it should bring forth fishes, and feathered birds of many
varieties, and all animals creeping over the earth, going forth
over the earth on four legs, and soaring in the air, male sex
and female, and every soul breathing the spirit of life.
9And there came evening, and there came morning the
10[Friday]. On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to
create man from seven consistencies: one, his flesh from the
earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the
sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the
swiftness of the angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his
hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his soul from my breath
and from the wind.
11And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing,
the eyes for sight, to the soul smell, the veins for touch, the
blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the intelligence
12I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man
from invisible and from visible nature, of both are his death
and life and image, he knows speech like some created thing,
small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed
him on earth, a second angel, honourable, great and glorious,
and I appointed him as ruler to rule on earth and to have my
wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing
13And I appointed him a name, from the four component
parts, from east, from west, from south, from north, and I
appointed for him four special stars, and I called his name
Adam, and showed him the two ways, the light and the darkness,
and I told him:
14This is good, and that bad, that I should learn
whether he has love towards me, or hatred, that it be clear
which in his race love me.
15For I have seen his nature, but he has not seen his
own nature, therefore through not seeing he will sin
worse, and I said After sin what is there but death?
16And I put sleep into him and he fell asleep. And I
took from him a rib, and created him a wife, that death should
come to him by his wife, and I took his last word and called her
name mother, that is to say, Eva.
God gives over paradise to Adam, and gives him
a command to see the heavens opened, and that he should see the
angels singing the song of victory
1Adam has life on earth, and I created a garden in
Eden in the east, that he should observe the testament and keep
2I made the heavens open to him, that he should see
the angels singing the song of victory, and the gloomless light.
3And he was continuously in paradise, and the devil
understood that I wanted to create another world, because Adam
was lord on earth, to rule and control it.
4The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as
a fugitive he made Sotona (9) from the heavens as his
name was Satanail (10), thus he became different from
the angels, but his nature did not change his
intelligence as far as his understanding of righteous and
(9) Sotona. Or, "Diana."
(10) Satanail. Or, "the impious one." Ha-satan
in Hebrew means "the adversary" referring here to the "lead"
adversary, or Lucifer.
5And he understood his condemnation and the sin which
he had sinned before, therefore he conceived thought against
Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eva, but did not touch
6But I cursed ignorance, but what I had blessed
previously, those I did not curse, I cursed not man, nor the
earth, nor other creatures, but manís evil fruit, and his works.
After Adamís sin God sends him away into the
earth from where he took him from, but does not wish to ruin him
for all years to come
1I said to him: Earth you are, and into the earth
whence I took you you shalt go, and I will not ruin you, but
send you whence I took you.
2Then I can again receive you at My second presence.
3And I blessed all my creatures visible and
invisible. And Adam was five and half hours in paradise.
4And I blessed the seventh day, which is the Sabbath,
on which he rested from all his works.
God shows Enoch the age of this world, its
existence of seven thousand years, and the eighth thousand is
the end, neither years, nor months, nor weeks, nor days
1And I appointed the eighth day also, that the eighth
day should be the first-created after my work, and that the
first seven revolve in the form of the seventh thousand, and
that at the beginning of the eighth thousand there should be a
time of not-counting, endless, with neither years nor months nor
weeks nor days nor hours.
2And now, Enoch, all that I have told you, all that
you have understood, all that you have seen of heavenly things,
all that you have seen on earth, and all that I have written in
books by my great wisdom, all these things I have devised and
created from the uppermost foundation to the lower and to the
end, and there is no counsellor nor inheritor to my creations.
3I am self-eternal, not made with hands, and without
4My thought is my counsellor, my wisdom and my word
are made, and my eyes observe all things how they stand here and
tremble with terror.
5If I turn away my face, then all things will be
6And apply your mind, Enoch, and know him who is
speaking to you, and take thence the books which you yourself
7And I give you Samuil (11) and Raguil
(12), who led you up, and the books, and go down to
earth, and tell your sons all that I have told you, and all that
you have seen, from the lower heaven up to my throne, and all
(11) Samuil. Or, "Sariel."
(12) Raguil. Or, "Raguel."
8For I created all forces, and there is none that
resists me or that does not subject himself to me. For all
subject themselves to my monarchy, and labour for my sole rule.
9Give them the books of the handwriting, and they
will read them and will know me for the creator of all
things, and will understand how there is no other God but me.
10And let them distribute the books of your
handwritingĖchildren to children, generation to generation,
nations to nations.
11And I will give you, Enoch, my intercessor, the
archistratege Michael, for the handwritings of your fathers
Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahaleleel, and Jared your father.
God convicts the idolaters and sodomitic
fornicators, and therefore brings down a deluge upon them
1They have rejected my commandments and my yoke,
worthless seed has come up, not fearing God, and they would not
bow down to me, but have begun to bow down to vain gods, and
denied my unity, and have laden the whole earth with untruths,
offences, abominable lecheries, namely one with another, and all
manner of other unclean wickedness, which are disgusting to
2And therefore I will bring down a deluge upon the
earth and will destroy all men, and the whole earth will crumble
together into great darkness.
God leaves one righteous man of Enochís tribe
with his whole house, who did Godís pleasure according to his
1Behold from their seed shall arise another
generation, much afterwards, but of them many will be very
2He who raises that generation, shall reveal
to them the books of your handwriting, of your fathers, to
them to whom he must point out the guardianship of the
world, to the faithful men and workers of my pleasure, who do
not acknowledge my name in vain.
3And they shall tell another generation, and those
others having read shall be glorified thereafter, more than
God commanded Enoch to live on earth thirty
days, to give instruction to his sons and to his childrenís
children and after thirty days he was again taken on to heaven
1Now, Enoch, I give you the term of thirty days to
spend in your house, and tell your sons and all your household,
that all may hear from my face what is told them by you, that
they may read and understand, how there is no other God but me.
2And that they may always keep my commandments, and
begin to read and take in the books of your handwriting.
3And after thirty days I shall send my angel for you,
and he will take you from earth and from your sons to me.
Here God summons an angel
1And the Lord called upon one of the older angels,
terrible and menacing, and placed him by me, in appearance white
as snow, and his hands like ice, having the appearance of great
frost, and he froze my face, because I could not endure the
terror of the Lord, just as it is not possible to endure a
stoveís fire and the sunís heat, and the frost of the air.
2And the Lord said to me: Enoch, if your face be not
frozen here, no man will be able to behold your face.
Mathusal continued to have hope and to await
his father Enoch in his house day and night
1And the Lord said to those men who first led me up:
Let Enoch go down on to earth with you, and await him till the
2And they placed me by night on my bed.
3And Mathusal expecting my coming, keeping watch by
day and by night at my bed, was filled with awe when he heard my
coming, and I told him, Let all my household come together, that
I tell them everything.
Enochís pitiful admonition to his sons with
weeping and great lamentation, as he spoke to them
1Oh my children, my beloved ones, hear the admonition
of your father, as much as is according to the Lordís will.
2I have been let come to you to-day, and announce to
you, not from my lips, but from the Lordís lips, all that is and
was and all that is now, and all that will be till judgment-day.
3For the Lord has let me come to you, you hear
therefore the words of my lips, of a man made big for you, but I
am one who has seen the Lordís face, like iron made to glow from
fire it sends forth sparks and burns.
4You look now upon my eyes, the eyes of a man
big with meaning for you, but I have seen the Lordís eyes,
shining like the sunís rays and filling the eyes of man with
5You see now, my children, the right hand of a man
that helps you, but I have seen the Lordís right hand filling
heaven as he helped me.
6You see the compass of my work like your own, but I
have seen the Lordís limitless and perfect compass, which has no
7You hear the words of my lips, as I heard the words
of the Lord, like great thunder incessantly with hurling of
8And now, my children, hear the discourses of the
father of the earth, how fearful and awful it is to come before
the face of the ruler of the earth, how much more terrible and
awful it is to come before the face of the ruler of heaven, the
controller of quick and dead, and of the heavenly troops. Who
can endure that endless pain?
Enoch admonishes his children truly of all
things from the Lordís lips, how he saw and heard and wrote down
1And now, my children, I know all things, for this
is from the Lordís lips, and this my eyes have seen, from
beginning to end.
2I know all things, and have written all things into
books, the heavens and their end, and their plenitude, and all
the armies and their marchings.
3I have measured and described the stars, the great
countless multitude of them.
4What man has seen their revolutions, and their
entrances? For not even the angels see their number, while I
have written all their names.
5And I measured the sunís circle, and measured its
rays, counted the hours, I wrote down too all things that go
over the earth, I have written the things that are nourished,
and all seed sown and unsown, which the earth produces and all
plants, and every grass and every flower, and their sweet
smells, and their names, and the dwelling-places of the clouds,
and their composition, and their wings, and how they bear rain
6And I investigated all things, and wrote the road of
the thunder and of the lightning, and they showed me the keys
and their guardians, their rise, the way they go; it is let out
gently in measure by a chain, lest by a heavy chain and
violence it hurl down the angry clouds and destroy all things on
7I wrote the treasure-houses of the snow, and the
store-houses of the cold and the frosty airs, and I observed
their seasonís key-holder, he fills the clouds with them, and
does not exhaust the treasure-houses.
8And I wrote the resting-places of the winds and
observed and saw how their key-holders bear weighing-scales and
measures; first, they put them in one weighing-scale,
then in the other the weights and let them out according to
measure cunningly over the whole earth, lest by heavy breathing
they make the earth to rock.
9And I measured out the whole earth, its mountains,
and all hills, fields, trees, stones, rivers, all existing
things I wrote down, the height from earth to the seventh
heaven, and downwards to the very lowest hell, and the
judgment-place, and the very great, open and weeping hell.
10And I saw how the prisoners are in pain, expecting
the limitless judgment.
11And I wrote down all those being judged by the
judge, and all their judgment and sentences and all their
Of how Enoch lamented Adamís sin
1And I saw all forefathers from all time with
Adam and Eva, and I sighed and broke into tears and said of the
ruin of their dishonour:
2Woe is me for my infirmity and for that of my
forefathers, and thought in my heart and said:
3Blessed is the man who has not been born or
who has been born and shall not sin before the Lordís face, that
he come not into this place, nor bring the yoke of this place.
Of how Enoch saw the
key-holders and guards of the gates of hell standing
1I saw the key-holders and guards of the gates of
hell standing, like great serpents, and their faces like
extinguishing lamps, and their eyes of fire, their sharp teeth,
and I saw all the Lordís works, how they are right, while the
works of man are some good, and others bad, and in their
works are known those who lie evilly.
Enoch shows his children how he measured and
wrote out Godís judgments
1I, my children, measured and wrote out every work
and every measure and every righteous judgment.
2As one year is more honourable than another,
so is one man more honourable than another, some for
great possessions, some for wisdom of heart, some for particular
intellect, some for cunning, one for silence of lip, another for
cleanliness, one for strength, another for comeliness, one for
youth, another for sharp wit, one for shape of body, another for
sensibility, let it be heard everywhere, but there is none
better than he who fears God, he shall be more glorious in time
Enoch instructs his
sons, that they revile not the face of man, small or great
1The Lord with his hands having created man, in the
likeness of his own face, the Lord made him small and great.
2Whoever reviles the rulerís face, and abhors the
Lordís face, has despised the Lord's face, and he who vents
anger on any man without injury, the Lordís great anger will cut
him down, he who spits on the face of man reproachfully, will be
cut down at the Lordís great judgment.
3Blessed is the man who does not direct his heart
with malice against any man, and helps the injured and
condemned, and raises the broken down, and shall do charity to
the needy, because on the day of the great judgment every
weight, every measure and every makeweight will be as in
the market, that is to say they are hung on scales and
stand in the market, and every one shall learn his own
measure, and according to his measure shall take his reward.
God shows how he does not want from men
sacrifices, nor burnt-offerings, but pure and contrite hearts
1Whoever hastens to make offerings before the Lordís
face, the Lord for his part will hasten that offering by
granting of his work.
2But whoever increases his lamp before the Lordís
face and make not true judgment, the Lord will not
increase his treasure in the realm of the highest.
3When the Lord demands bread, or candles, or the
flesh of beasts, or any other sacrifice, then that is
nothing; but God demands pure hearts, and with all that only
tests the heart of man.
Of how an earthly ruler does not accept from
man abominable and unclean gifts, then how much more does God
abominate unclean gifts, but sends them away with wrath and does
not accept his gifts
1Hear, my people, and take in the words of my lips.
2If any one bring any gifts to an earthly ruler, and
have disloyal thoughts in his heart, and the ruler know this,
will he not be angry with him, and not refuse his gifts, and not
give him over to judgment?
3Or if one man make himself appear good to
another by deceit of tongue, but have evil in his heart,
then will not the other understand the treachery of his
heart, and himself be condemned, since his untruth was plain to
4And when the Lord shall send a great light, then
there will be judgment for the just and the unjust, and there no
one shall escape notice.
Enoch instructs his sons from Godís lips, and
hands them the handwriting of this book
1And now, my children, lay thought on your hearts,
mark well the words of your father, which are all come to
you from the Lordís lips.
2Take these books of your fatherís handwriting and
3For the books are many, and in them you will learn
all the Lordís works, all that has been from the beginning of
creation, and will be till the end of time.
4And if you will observe my handwriting, you will not
sin against the Lord; because there is no other except the Lord,
neither in heaven, nor in earth, nor in the very lowest
places, nor in the one foundation.
5The Lord has placed the foundations in the unknown,
and has spread forth heavens visible and invisible; he fixed the
earth on the waters, and created countless creatures, and who
has counted the water and the foundation of the unfixed, or the
dust of the earth, or the sand of the sea, or the drops of the
rain, or the morning dew, or the windís breathings? Who has
filled earth and sea, and the indissoluble winter?
6I cut the stars out of fire, and decorated heaven,
and put it in their midst.
Of the sunís passage along the seven circles
1That the sun go along the seven heavenly circles,
which are the appointment of one hundred and eighty-two thrones,
that it go down on a short day, and again one hundred and
eighty-two, that it go down on a big day, and he has two thrones
on which he rests, revolving hither and thither above the
thrones of the months, from the seventeenth day of the month
Tsivan it goes down to the month Thevan, from the seventeenth of
Thevan it goes up.
2And thus it goes close to the earth, then the earth
is glad and makes grow its fruits, and when it goes away, then
the earth is sad, and trees and all fruits have no florescence.
3All this he measured, with good measurement of
hours, and fixed a measure by his wisdom, of the visible and the
4From the invisible he made all things visible,
himself being invisible.
5Thus I make known to you, my children, and
distribute the books to your children, into all your
generations, and amongst the nations who shall have the sense to
fear God, let them receive them, and may they come to love them
more than any food or earthly sweets, and read them and apply
themselves to them.
6And those who understand not the Lord, who fear not
God, who accept not, but reject, who do not receive the books,
a terrible judgment awaits these.
7Blessed is the man who shall bear their yoke and
shall drag them along, for he shall be released on the day of
the great judgment.
Enoch instructs his sons not to swear either
by heaven or earth, and shows Godís promise, even in the
1I swear to you, my children, but I swear not by any
oath, neither by heaven nor by earth, nor by any other creature
which God created.
2The Lord said: There is no oath in me, nor
injustice, but truth.
3If there is no truth in men, let them swear by the
words, Yea, yea, or else, Nay, nay.
4And I swear to you, yea, yea, that there has been no
man in his motherís womb, but that already before, even
to each one there is a place prepared for the repose of that
soul, and a measure fixed how much it is intended that a man be
tried in this world.
5Yea, children, deceive not yourselves, for there has
been previously prepared a place for every soul of man.
Of how none born on earth can remain hidden
nor his work remain concealed, but God bids us to be meek, to
endure attack and insult, and not to offend widows and orphans
1I have put every manís work in writing and none born
on earth can remain hidden nor his works remain concealed.
2I see all things.
3Now therefore, my children, in patience and meekness
spend the number of your days, that you inherit endless life.
4Endure for the sake of the Lord every wound, every
injury, every evil word and attack.
5If ill-requitals befall you, return them not
either to neighbour or enemy, because the Lord will return
them for you and be your avenger on the day of great
judgment, that there be no avenging here among men.
6Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his
brotherís sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to
7Injure not widows nor orphans nor strangers, lest
Godís wrath come upon you.
Enoch instructs his sons, that they hide not
treasures in the earth, but bids them give alms to the poor
1Stretch out your hands to the poor according to your
2Hide not your silver in the earth.
3Help the faithful man in affliction, and affliction
will not find you in the time of your trouble.
4And every grievous and cruel yoke that come upon you
bear all for the sake of the Lord, and thus you will find your
reward in the day of judgment.
5It is good to go morning, midday, and evening into
the Lordís dwelling, for the glory of your creator.
6Because every breathing thing glorifies him,
and every creature visible and invisible returns him praise.
God instructs his faithful, how they are to
praise his name
1Blessed is the man who opens his lips in praise of
God of Sabaoth and praises the Lord with his heart.
2Cursed every man who opens his lips for the bringing
into contempt and calumny of his neighbour, because he brings
God into contempt.
3Blessed is he who opens his lips blessing and
4Cursed is he before the Lord all the days of his
life, who opens his lips to curse and abuse.
5Blessed is he who blesses all the Lordís works.
6Cursed is he who brings the Lordís creation into
7Blessed is he who looks down and raises the fallen.
8Cursed is he who looks to and is eager for the
destruction of what is not his.
9Blessed is he who keeps the foundations of his
fathers made firm from the beginning.
10Cursed is he who perverts the decrees of his
11Blessed is he who imparts peace and love.
12Cursed is he who disturbs those that love their
13Blessed is he who speaks with humble tongue and
heart to all.
14Cursed is he who speaks peace with his tongue,
while in his heart there is no peace but a sword.
15For all these things will be laid bare in the
weighing-scales and in the books, on the day of the great
Enoch confirms the word from the Lordís lips
to his children that they must obey the will of the Lord on
1And now, my children, do not say: Our father is
standing before God, and is praying for our sins, for there is
there no helper of any man who has sinned.
2You see how I wrote all works of every man, before
his creation, all that is done amongst all men for all
time, and none can tell or relate my handwriting, because the
Lord see all imaginings of man, how they are vain, where they
lie in the treasure-houses of the heart.
3And now, my children, mark well all the words of
your father, that I tell you, lest you regret, saying: Why did
our father not tell us?
Enoch instructs his sons, that they should
hand the books to others also
1At that time, not understanding this let these books
which I have given you be for an inheritance of your peace.
2Hand them to all who want them, and instruct them,
that they may see the Lordís very great and marvellous works.
Here Enoch shows his sons, telling them with
tears, that the time has approached for him to be taken up into
heaven, as the angels are standing before him
1My children, behold, the day of my term and time
2For the angels who shall go with me are standing
before me and urge me to my departure from you; they are
standing here on earth, awaiting what has been told them.
3For to-morrow I shall go up on to heaven, to the
uppermost Jerusalem to my eternal inheritance.
4Therefore I bid you do before the Lordís face all
his good pleasure.
Methosalam asks of his father blessing, that
he may take Enoch food to eat
1Mathosalam having answered his father Enoch, said:
What is agreeable to your eyes, father, that I may make before
your face, that you may bless our dwellings, and your sons, and
that your people may be made glorious through you, and then
that you may depart thus, as the Lord said?
2Enoch answered to his son Mathosalam and
said: Hear, child, from the time when the Lord anointed me with
the ointment of his glory, there has been no food in me,
and my soul remembers not earthly enjoyment, neither do I want
Enoch bade his son Methosalam to summon all
1My child Methosalam, summon all your brethren and
all your household and the elders of the people, that I may talk
to them and depart, as is planned for me.
2And Methosalam made haste, and summoned his
brethren, Regim, Riman, Uchan, Chermion, Gaidad, and all the
elders of the people before the face of his father Enoch; and he
blessed them, and said to them:
Enochís instructions to his sons
1Listen to me, my children, to-day.
2In those days when the Lord came down on to earth
for Adamís sake, and visited all his creatures, which he created
himself, after all these he created Adam, and the Lord called
all the beasts of the earth, all the reptiles, and all the birds
that soar in the air, and brought them all before the face of
our father Adam.
3And Adam gave the names to all things living on
4And the Lord appointed him ruler over all, and
subjected to him all things under his hands, and made them dumb
and made them dull that they be commanded of man, and be in
subjection and obedience to him.
5Thus also the Lord created every man lord over all
6The Lord will not judge a single soul of beast for
manís sake, but adjudges the souls of men to their beasts in
this world; for men have a special place.
7And as every soul of man is according to number,
similarly beasts will not perish, nor all souls of beasts which
the Lord created, till the great judgment, and they will accuse
man, if he feed them ill.
Enoch instructs his sons wherefore they may
not touch unclean meat because of what comes from it
1Whoever defiles the soul of beasts, defiles his own
2For man brings clean animals to make sacrifice for
sin, that he may have cure of his soul.
3And if they bring for sacrifice clean animals, and
birds, man has cure, he cures his soul.
4All is given you for food, bind it by the four feet,
that is to make good the cure, he cures his soul.
5But whoever kills beast without wounds, kills his
own souls and defiles his own flesh.
6And he who does any beast any injury whatsoever, in
secret, it is evil practice, and he defiles his own soul.
He who does injury to the soul of another man,
does injury to his own soul
1He who works the killing of a manís soul, kills his
own soul, and kills his own body, and there is no cure for him
for all time.
2He who puts a man in any snare, shall stick in it
himself, and there is no cure for him for all time.
3He who puts a man in any vessel, his retribution
will not be wanting at the great judgment for all time.
4He who works crookedly or speaks evil against any
soul, will not make justice for himself for all time.
Enoch instructs his sons to keep themselves
from injustice, to help others and to share
1And now, my children, keep your hearts from every
injustice, which the Lord hates. Just as a man asks something
for his own soul from God, so let him do to every living soul,
because I know all things, how in the great time to come there
is much inheritance prepared for men, good for the good, and bad
for the bad, without number many.
2Blessed are those who enter the good houses, for in
the bad houses there is no peace nor return from them.
3Hear, my children, small and great! When man puts a
good thought in his heart, brings gifts from his labours before
the Lordís face and his hands made them not, then the Lord will
turn away his face from the labour of his hand, and that
man cannot find the labour of his hands.
4And if his hands made it, but his heart murmur, and
his heart cease not making murmur incessantly, he has not any
Of how it is fitting to bring oneís gifts in
faith, because there is no repentance after death
1Blessed is the man who in his patience brings his
gifts with faith before the Lordís face, because he will find
forgiveness of sins.
2But if he take back his words before the time, there
is no repentance for him; and if the time pass and he do not of
his own will what is promised, there is no repentance after
3Because every work which man does before the time,
is all deceit before men, and sin before God.
Of how not to despise the poor, but to share
with them equally, lest you be murmured against before God
1When man clothes the naked and fills the hungry, he
will find reward from God.
2But if his heart murmur, he commits a double evil;
ruin of himself and of that which he gives; and for him there
will be no finding of reward on account of that.
3And if his own heart is filled with his food and his
own flesh, clothed with his own clothing, he commits contempt,
and will forfeit all his endurance of poverty, and will not find
reward of his good deeds.
4Every proud and magniloquent man is hateful to the
Lord, and every false speech, clothed in untruth; it will be cut
with the blade of the sword of death, and thrown into the fire,
and shall burn for all time.
Of how the Lord calls up Enoch, and people
took counsel to go and kiss him at the place called Achuzan
1When Enoch had spoken these words to his sons, all
people far and near heard how the Lord was calling Enoch. They
took counsel together:
2Let us go and kiss Enoch, and two thousand men came
together and came to the place Achuzan where Enoch was, and his
3And the elders of the people, the whole assembly,
came and bowed down and began to kiss Enoch and said to him:
4Our father Enoch, may you be blessed
of the Lord, the eternal ruler, and now bless your sons and all
the people, that we may be glorified to-day before your face.
5For you shalt be glorified before the Lordís face
for all time, since the Lord chose you, rather than all men on
earth, and designated you writer of all his creation, visible
and invisible, and redeemed of the sins of man, and helper of
Of Enochís instructions to his sons
1And Enoch answered all his people saying: Hear, my
children, before that all creatures were created, the Lord
created the visible and invisible things.
2And as much time as there was and went past,
understand that after all that he created man in the likeness of
his own form, and put into him eyes to see, and ears to hear,
and heart to reflect, and intellect wherewith to deliberate.
3And the Lord saw all manís works, and created all
his creatures, and divided time, from time he fixed the years,
and from the years he appointed the months, and from the months
he appointed the days, and of days he appointed seven.
4And in those he appointed the hours, measured them
out exactly, that man might reflect on time and count years,
months, and hours, their alternation, beginning, and end,
and that he might count his own life, from the beginning until
death, and reflect on his sin and write his work bad and good;
because no work is hidden before the Lord, that every man might
know his works and never transgress all his commandments, and
keep my handwriting from generation to generation.
5When all creation visible and invisible, as the Lord
created it, shall end, then every man goes to the great
judgment, and then all time shall perish, and the years, and
thenceforward there will be neither months nor days nor hours,
they will be adhered together and will not be counted.
6There will be one aeon, and all the righteous who
shall escape the Lordís great judgment, shall be collected in
the great aeon, for the righteous the great aeon will begin, and
they will live eternally, and then too there will be amongst
them neither labour, nor sickness, nor humiliation, nor anxiety,
nor need, nor brutality, nor night, nor darkness, but great
7And they shall have a great indestructible wall, and
a paradise bright and incorruptible, for all corruptible things
shall pass away, and there will be eternal life.
Enoch instructs his sons and all the elders of
the people, how they are to walk with terror and trembling
before the Lord, and serve him alone and not bow down to idols,
but to God, who created heaven and earth and every creature, and
to his image
1And now, my children, keep your souls from all
injustice, such as the Lord hates.
2Walk before his face with terror and trembling and
serve him alone.
3Bow down to the true God, not to dumb idols, but bow
down to his similitude, and bring all just offerings before the
Lordís face. The Lord hates what is unjust.
4For the Lord sees all things; when man takes thought
in his heart, then he counsels the intellects, and every thought
is always before the Lord, who made firm the earth and put all
creatures on it.
5If you look to heaven, the Lord is there; if you
take thought of the seaís deep and all the under-earth, the Lord
6For the Lord created all things. Bow not down to
things made by man, leaving the Lord of all creation, because no
work can remain hidden before the Lordís face.
7Walk, my children, in long-suffering, in meekness,
honesty, in provocation, in grief, in faith and in truth, in
reliance on promises, in illness, in abuse, in wounds, in
temptation, in nakedness, in privation, loving one another, till
you go out from this age of ills, that you become inheritors of
8Blessed are the just who shall escape the great
judgment, for they shall shine forth more than the sun
sevenfold, for in this world the seventh part is taken off from
all, light, darkness, food, enjoyment, sorrow, paradise,
torture, fire, frost, and other things; he put all down in
writing, that you might read and understand.
The Lord let out darkness on to the earth and
covered the people and Enoch, and Enoch was taken up on high,
and light came again in the heaven
1When Enoch had talked to the people, the Lord sent
out darkness on to the earth, and there was darkness, and it
covered those men standing with Enoch, and they took Enoch up on
to the highest heaven, where the Lord is; and he received
him and placed him before his face, and the darkness went off
from the earth, and light came again.
2And the people saw and understood not how Enoch had
been taken, and glorified God, and found a roll in which was
traced The Invisible God; and all went to their dwelling places.
1Enoch was born on the sixth day of the month Tsivan,
and lived three hundred and sixty-five years.
2He was taken up to heaven on the first day of the
month Tsivan and remained in heaven sixty days.
3He wrote all these signs of all creation, which the
Lord created, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books, and
handed them over to his sons and remained on earth thirty days,
and was again taken up to heaven on the sixth day of the month
Tsivan, on the very day and hour when he was born.
4As every manís nature in this life is dark, so are
also his conception, birth, and departure from this life.
5At what hour he was conceived, at that hour he was
born, and at that hour too he died.
6Methosalam and his brethren, all the sons of Enoch,
made haste, and erected an altar at that place called Achuzan,
whence and where Enoch had been taken up to heaven.
7And they took sacrificial oxen and summoned all
people and sacrificed the sacrifice before the Lordís face.
8All people, the elders of the people and the whole
assembly came to the feast and brought gifts to the sons of
9And they made a great feast, rejoicing and making
merry three days, praising God, who had given them such a sign
through Enoch, who had found favour with him, and that they
should hand it on to their sons from generation to generation,
from age to age.