1 Enoch (Ethiopic) Parallel Translations

Charles < < Chapter XIII / Chapter 13 > > Laurence

XIII

1And Enoch went and said: 'Az‚zÍl, thou shalt have no peace: a severe sentence has gone forth 2against thee to put thee in bonds: And thou shalt not have toleration nor request granted to thee, because of the unrighteousness which thou hast taught, and because of all the works of godlessness 3and unrighteousness and sin which thou hast shown to men.' Then I went and spoke to them all 4together, and they were all afraid, and fear and trembling seized them. And they besought me to draw up a petition for them that they might find forgiveness, and to read their petition in the presence 5of the Lord of heaven. For from thenceforward they could not speak [with Him] nor lift up their 6eyes to heaven for shame of their sins for which they had been condemned. Then I wrote out their petition, and the prayer in regard to their spirits and their deeds individually and in regard to their 7requests that they should have forgiveness and length. And I went off and sat down at the waters of Dan, in the land of Dan, to the south of the west of Hermon: I read their petition till I fell 8asleep. And behold a dream came to me, and visions fell down upon me, and I saw visions of chastisement, and a voice came bidding [me] to tell it to the sons of heaven, and reprimand them. 9And when I awaked, I came unto them, and they were all sitting gathered together, weeping in 10'Abelsj‚Ól, which is between Lebanon and SÍnÍsÍr, with their faces covered. And I recounted before them all the visions which I had seen in sleep, and I began to speak the words of righteousness, and to reprimand the heavenly Watchers.

 

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13:1 Then Enoch, passing on, said to Azazyel: You shalt not obtain peace. A great sentence is gone forth against you. He shall bind you;

13:2 Neither shall relief, mercy, and supplication be yours, on account of the oppression which you have taught;

13:3 And on account of every act of blasphemy, tyranny, and sin, which you have discovered to the children of men.

13:4 Then departing [from him] I spoke to them all together;

13:5 And they all became terrified, and trembled;

13:6 Beseeching me to write for them a memorial of supplication, that they might obtain forgiveness; and that I might make the memorial of their prayer ascend up before the God of heaven; because they could not themselves thenceforwards address him, nor raise up their eyes to heaven on account of the disgraceful offence for which they were judged.

13:7 Then I wrote a memorial of their prayer and supplications, for their spirits, for everything which they had done, and for the subject of their entreaty, that they might obtain remission and rest.

13:8 Proceeding on, I continued over the waters of Danbadan, (16) which is on the right to the west of Armon, reading the memorial of their prayer, until I fell asleep.

(16) Danbadan. Dan in Dan (Knibb, p. 94).

13:9 And behold a dream came to me, and visions appeared above me. I fell down and saw a vision of punishment, that I might relate it to the sons of heaven, and reprove them. When I awoke I went to them. All being collected together stood weeping in Oubelseyael, which is situated between Libanos and Seneser, (17) with their faces veiled.

(17) Libanos and Seneser. Lebanon and Senir (near Damascus).

13:10 I related in their presence all the visions which I had seen, and my dream;

13:11 And began to utter these words of righteousness, reproving the Watchers of heaven.


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