The Book of Enoch

Chapter 58 [Section 10]

The Book of Noah

58:1 “In the five hundredth year, in the seventh month, on the fourteenth day of the month, of the lifetime of Enoch, in that parable, I saw that the heaven of heavens shook; that it shook violently; and that the powers of the Most High, and the angels, thousands of thousands, and myriads of myriads, were agitated with great agitation. And when I looked, the Ancient of days was sitting on the throne of his glory, while the angels and saints were standing around him. A great trembling came upon me, and terror seized me. My loins were bowed down and loosened; my reins were dissolved; and I fell upon my face. The holy Michael, another holy angel, one of the holy ones, was sent, who raised me up.”
58:2 “And when he raised me, my spirit returned; for I was incapable of enduring this vision of violence, its agitation, and the concussion of heaven.”
58:3 “Then holy Michael said to me, Wherefore are you disturbed at this vision?”
58:4 “Hitherto has existed the day of mercy; and he has been merciful and long suffering towards all who dwell upon the earth.”
58:5 “But when the time shall come, then shall the power, the punishment, and the judgment take place, which the Lord of spirits has prepared for those who prostrate themselves to the judgment of righteousness, for those who abjure that judgment, and for those who take his name in vain.”
58:6 “That day has been prepared for the elect as a day of covenant, and for sinners as a day of inquisition.”
58:7 “In that day shall be distributed for food two monsters; a female monster, whose name is Leviathan, dwelling in the depths of the sea, above the springs of waters;”
58:8 “And a male monster, whose name is Behemoth; which possesses, moving on his breast, the invisible wilderness.”
58:9 “His name was Dendayin the east of the garden, where the elect and the righteous will dwell; where he received it from my ancestor, who was man, from Adam the first of men, whom the Lord of spirits made.”
58:10 “Then I asked of another angel to show me the power of those monsters, how they became separated on the same day, one being in the depths of the sea, and one in the dry desert.”
58:11 “And he said, You, Son of Man, are here desirous of understanding secret things.”
58:12 “And the angel of peace, who was with me, said, These two monsters are by the power of God prepared to become food, that the punishment of God may not be in vain.”
58:13 “Then shall children be slain with their mothers, and sons with their fathers.”
58:14 “And when the punishment of the Lord of spirits shall continue, upon them shall it continue, that the punishment of the Lord of spirits may not take place in vain. After that, judgment shall exist with mercy and long suffering.”

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