The Book of Enoch

Translated from an Ethiopic Manuscript in the Bodleian Library
by Richard Laurence – First Published 1883
Edits, corrections and cross references by The Firmament

Chapter 1

1:1 “The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble; rejecting all the wicked and ungodly. Enoch, a righteous man, who was with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open, and while he saw a holy vision in the heavens. This the angels showed me.”
1:2 “From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect.”
1:3 “Upon their account I spoke and conversed with him, who will go forth from his habitation, the Holy and Mighty One, the God of this world:”
1:4 “Who will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai; appear with his hosts; and be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven.”
1:5 “All shall be afraid, and the Watchers be terrified.”
1:6 “Great fear and trembling shall seize them, even to the ends of the earth. The lofty mountains shall be troubled, and the exalted hills depressed, melting like a honeycomb in the flame. The earth shall be emerged, and all things which are in it perish; while judgment shall come upon all, even upon all the righteous;”
1:7 “But to them shall he give peace: he shall preserve the elect, and towards them exercise clemency.”
1:8 “Then shall all belong to God; be happy and blessed and the splendor of the Godhead shall illuminate them. (the light of God will shine for them)”

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