[And it shall come to pass in those days that elect and holy children will
descend from the 2 high heaven, and their seed will become one with the
children of men. And in those days Enoch received books of zeal and wrath, and
books of disquiet and expulsion.]
mercy shall not be accorded to them, saith the Lord of Spirits.
3 And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the earth,
And set me down at the end of the heavens.
And there I saw another vision, the dwelling-places of the holy,
And the resting-places of the righteous.
Here mine eyes saw their dwellings with His righteous angels,
And their resting-places with the holy.
they petitioned and interceded and prayed for the children of men,
And righteousness flowed before them as water,
mercy like dew upon the earth:
Thus it is amongst them for ever and ever.
And in that place mine eyes saw the Elect One of righteousness and of faith,
7a And I saw his dwelling-place under the wings of the Lord of Spirits.
6b And righteousness shall prevail in his days,
And the righteous and elect shall be without number before Him for ever and
7b And all the righteous and elect before Him shall be strong as fiery lights,
And their mouth shall be full of blessing,
their lips extol the name of the Lord of Spirits,
And righteousness before Him shall never fail,
[And uprightness shall never fail before Him.]
8 There I wished to dwell,
And my spirit longed for that dwelling-place:
there heretofore hath been my portion,
For so has it been established concerning me before the Lord of Spirits.
9 In those days I praised and extolled the name of the Lord of Spirits with
blessings and praises, because He hath destined me for blessing and glory
according to the good pleasure of the Lord of 10 Spirits. For a long time my
eyes regarded that place, and I blessed Him and praised Him, saying: 'Blessed
is He, and may He be blessed from the beginning and for evermore. And before
Him there is no ceasing. He knows before the world was created what is for ever
and what will be from 12 generation unto generation. Those who sleep not bless
Thee: they stand before Thy glory and bless, praise, and extol, saying:
"Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Spirits: He filleth the earth with 3
spirits."' And here my eyes saw all those who sleep not: they stand before
Him and bless and say: 'Blessed be Thou, and blessed be the name of the Lord
for ever and ever.' And my face was changed; for I could no longer behold.