The Book of Enoch

Chapter 59

59:1 “Then another angel, who proceeded with me, spoke to me;”
59:2 “And showed me the first and last secrets in heaven above, and in the depths of the earth;”
59:3 “In the extremities of heaven, and in the foundations of it, and in the receptacle of the winds.”
59:4 “He showed me how their spirits were divided; how they were balanced; and how both the springs and the winds were numbered according to the force of their spirit.”
59:5 “He showed me the power of the moon’s light, that its power is a just one; as well as the divisions of the stars, according to their respective names;”
59:6 “That every division is divided; that the lightning flashes;”
59:7 “That its troops immediately obey; and that a cessation takes place during thunder in continuance of its sound. Nor are the thunder and the lightning separated; neither do both of them move with one spirit; yet are they not separated.”
59:8 “For when the lightning lightens, the thunder sounds, and the spirit at a proper period pauses, making an equal division between them; for the receptacle, upon which their periods depend, is loose as sand. Each of them at a proper season is restrained with a bridle; and turned by the power of the spirit, which thus propels them according to the spacious extent of the earth.”
59:9 “The spirit likewise of the sea is potent and strong; and as a strong power causes it to ebb, so is it driven forwards, and scattered against the mountains of the earth. The spirit of the frost has its angel; in the spirit of hail there is a good angel; the spirit of snow ceases in its strength, and a solitary spirit is in it, which ascends from it like vapor, and it is called refrigeration.”
59:10 “The spirit also dwells with them in their receptacle; but it has a receptacle to itself; for its progress is in splendor,”
59:11 “In light, and in darkness, in winter and in summer. Its receptacle is bright, and an angel is in it.”
59:12 “The spirit of dew has its abode in the extremities of heaven, in connection with the receptacle of rain; and its progress is in winter and in summer. The cloud produced by it, and the cloud of the mist, become united; one gives to the other; and when the spirit of rain is in motion from its receptacle, angels come, and opening its receptacle, bring it forth.”
59:13 “When likewise it is sprinkled over all the earth, it forms an union with every kind of water on the ground; for the waters remain on the ground, because they afford nourishment to the earth from the Most High, who is in heaven.”
59:14 “Upon this account therefore there is a regulation in the quantity of rain, which the angels receive.”
59:15 “These things I saw; all of them, even paradise.”

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