The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 5

5:1 “And it happened, when the sons of the children of men commenced to increase over the face of the whole earth and daughters were born to them, that the angels of the Lord saw them in one year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took unto themselves wives from all of them whomever they chose, and they bore them sons, and these were giants.”
5:2 “And injustice increased over the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, from men to animals and to beasts and to birds and to all that walks upon the earth; all corrupted their ways and their orders and began to devour each other, and unrighteousness increased over the earth, and all the thoughts of the knowledge of all the sons of men were thus wicked all the days.”
5:3 “And the Lord looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh corrupted its order and they all did evil before his eyes, all that were on the earth.”
5:4 “And he said: “I shall destroy mankind and all flesh that has been created above the face of the earth.” And Noah alone found grace before the eyes of the Lord.”
5:5 “And concerning the angels whom he had sent upon the earth, he was greatly enraged, that he would root them out of all their power; and he said to us that we should bind them in the depths of the earth; and behold they are bound in the midst of them (depths) and separate.”
5:6 “And against their children came a word from before the face of the Lord, that they should be slain with a sword and be removed from under heaven.”
5:7 “And he said: “My spirit shall not abide over men forever, for they are flesh; and let their days be one hundred and twenty years.”
5:8 “And he sent into their midst his sword that each should slay his neighbor; and they began to slay one the other until they all fell upon the sword and were destroyed from the earth.”
5:9 “And their fathers witnessed it; and after this these were bound in the depths of the earth, until the day of the great judgment for the coming of punishment unto eternity over all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before the Lord.”
5:10 “And he destroyed all their places, and there was not left a single one of them who was not judged according to all their wickedness.”
5:11 “And he made for all of his works a new and righteous nature, so that they did not sin in their entire nature unto eternity and were righteous each in his generation all the days.”
5:12 “And the judgment of all is ordained and written on the tablets of the heaven without injustice; and all who depart from the path which is ordained for them to walk in, and if they do not walk in it, then is written down a judgment for every creature and every generation; and nothing that is in heaven, or on earth, or in the light, or in the darkness, or in Sheol, or in the depth, or in the dark place (can escape); all their judgments are ordained and written and engraved concerning all.”
5:13 “He will judge the small and the great, the great according to his greatness and the small according to his smallness, and each one according to his path.”
5:14 “And he is not one who has regard for persons, nor one who receives bribes when he says that he will hold judgment over each one: if one gives him all things on earth, he will have no regard for his person and will not receive any thing from his hands, for he is the judge.”
5:15 “And of the children of Israel it has been written and ordained, if they shall turn to him in righteousness, he will remove all their guilt and pardon all their sins.”
5:16 “It is ordained and written that he will show mercy to all who turn from all their errors, once each year.”
5:17 “And concerning all those who corrupted their ways and works before the flood, he had no regard for their persons, with the exception of Noah alone: for he had regard for his person on account of the sons whom he saved from the water of the flood for his sake; for his heart was righteous in all his ways, as had been commanded concerning it, and he had not transgressed any thing that had been ordained for him.”
5:18 “And the Lord said: “Every thing that is on the dry land and every thing that is created, from men to animals and to beasts and to birds and to whatever moves upon the earth, shall be destroyed.”
5:19 “And he commanded Noah to build an ark for himself that he might save him from the water of the flood.”
5:20 “And Noah made an ark in every thing as he had commanded him in the (twenty seventh) jubilee, in the fifth week, in the fifth year.”
5:21 “And he entered on the sixth (year) thereof, in the second month, in the new moon of the second month: until the sixteenth thereof he entered and all that we brought to him into the ark, and the Lord locked it from without on the seventeenth, at eve.”
5:22 “And the Lord opened the seven flood gates of heaven and the mouths of the fountains of the great deep, seven mouths in number.”
5:23 “And the flood gates began to pour down water from heaven forty days and forty nights, and the fountains of the deep also sent up waters, until the whole world was full of water.”
5:24 “And the water increased upon the earth: fifteen ells the waters were raised over all the high mountains, and the ark was lifted above the earth and moved upon the face of the waters.”
5:25 “And the water remained standing upon the face of the earth five months, one hundred and fifty days.”
5:26 “And the ark proceeded and rested on the top of Lubar, one of the mountains of Ararat.”
5:27 “And in the fourth month the fountains of the great deep were closed, and the flood gates of heaven were restrained, and in the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of the deep of the earth were opened, and the water began to descend into the deep below.”
5:28 “And in the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible, and in the new moon of the first month the earth became visible.”
5:29 “And the waters disappeared from above the earth in the fifth week, in the seventh year thereof, and on the seventeenth day in the second month the earth became dry.”
5:30 “And on the twenty seventh thereof he opened the ark and sent out of it the animals and the beasts and the birds and whatever moves.”

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