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The Book of Enoch

Edited into 21st Century American English from the 1917 translation by



 Edited by

Pamela Ayn Austen

Copyright 2018




Appendix to the Book of Enoch







1. Another book which Enoch wrote for his son Methuselah and for those who will come after him and keep the law in the last days.


2. You who have done good shall wait for those days until an end is made of those who work evil; and an end of the might of the transgressors.


3. Wait until sin has passed away, for their names shall be blotted out of the book of life and out of the holy books, and their seed shall be destroyed forever, and their spirits shall be slain, and they shall cry and make lamentation in a place that is a chaotic wilderness, and in the fire shall they burn; for there is no earth there.


4. I saw there something like an invisible cloud; for by reason of its depth I could not look over, and I saw a flame of fire blazing brightly, and things like shining mountains circling and sweeping to and fro.


5. I asked one of the holy angels who was with me and said to him, “What is this shining thing, for it is not a heaven but only the flame of a blazing fire, and the voice of weeping and crying and lamentation and strong pain.”


6. He said to me, “This place which you see, here are cast the spirits of sinners and blasphemers and of those who work wickedness, and of those who pervert everything that the Lord has spoken through the mouth of the prophets, the things that shall be.


7. For some of them are written and inscribed above in the heaven in order that the angels may read them and know that which shall befall the sinners, and the spirits of the humble, and of those who have afflicted their bodies and been recompensed by God, and of those who have been put to shame by wicked men,


8. Who love God and loved neither gold or silver or any of the good things which are in the world, but gave over their bodies to torture.


9. Who, since they came into being, longed not after earthly food, but they regarded everything as a passing breath, and lived accordingly, and the Lord tried them much, and their spirits were found pure so that they should bless His name.


10. And all the blessings destined for them I have recounted in the books. And he has assigned them their recompense, because they have been found to be such as loved heaven more than their life in the world, and though they were trodden under foot of wicked men, and they experienced abuse and reviling from them and were put to shame, yet they blessed Me.


11. And now, I will summon the spirits of the good who belong to the generation of light, and I will transform those who were born in darkness, who in the flesh were not recompensed with such honor as their faithfulness deserved.


12. I will bring forth in shining light those who have loved My holy name, and I will seat each on the throne of his honor.


13. They shall be resplendent for times without number, for righteousness is the judgement of God; for to the faithful, He will give faithfulness in the habitation of upright paths.


14. They shall see those who were born in darkness led into darkness, while the righteous shall be resplendent.


15. The sinners shall cry aloud and see them resplendent, and they indeed will go where days and seasons are prescribed for them.”

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