1 Enoch (Ethiopic) Parallel Translations

Charles < < Chapter V / Chapter 6 > > Laurence


1Observe ye how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit: wherefore give ye heed and know with regard to all His works, and recognize how He that liveth for ever hath made them so. 2And all His works go on thus from year to year for ever, and all the tasks which they accomplish for Him, and their tasks change not, but according as God hath ordained so is it done. 3And behold how the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and change not their tasks from His commandments'.

4But ye --ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord,
But ye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words
With your impure mouths against His greatness.
Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace.

5Therefore shall ye execrate your days,
And the years of your life shall perish,
And the years of your destruction shall be multiplied in eternal execration,
And ye shall find no mercy.

6aIn those days ye shall make your names an eternal execration unto all the righteous,
bAnd by you shall all who curse, curse,
And all the sinners and godless shall imprecate by you,
7cAnd for you the godless there shall be a curse.

6dAnd all the {...} shall rejoice,
eAnd there shall be forgiveness of sins,
fAnd every mercy and peace and forbearance:
gThere shall be salvation unto them, a goodly light.

iAnd for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation,
jBut on you all shall abide a curse.
7aBut for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace,
bAnd they shall inherit the earth.

8And then there shall be bestowed upon the elect wisdom,
And they shall all live and never again sin,
Either through ungodliness or through pride:
But they who are wise shall be humble.

9And they shall not again transgress,
Nor shall they sin all the days of their life,
Nor shall they die of [the divine] anger or wrath,
But they shall complete the number of the days of their life.

And their lives shall be increased in peace,
And the years of their joy shall be multiplied,
In eternal gladness and peace,
All the days of their life.



6:1 They consider how the trees, when they put forth their green leaves, become covered, and produce fruit; understanding everything, and knowing that He who lives for ever does all these things for you:

6:2 [That] the works at the beginning of every existing year, that all his works, are subservient to him, and invariable; yet as God has appointed, so are all things brought to pass.

6:3 They see, too, how the seas and the rivers together complete their respective operations:

6:4 [But] you endure not patiently, nor fulfill the commandments of the Lord; but you transgress and calumniate [his] greatness; and malignant are the words in your polluted mouths against his Majesty.

6:5 You withered in heart, no peace shall be to you!

6:6 Therefore your days shall you curse, and the years of your lives shall perish; perpetual execration shall be multiplied, and you shall not obtain mercy.

6:7 In those days shall you resign your peace with the eternal maledictions of all the righteous, and sinners shall perpetually execrate you;

6:8 [Shall execrate] you with the ungodly.

6:9 The elect shall possess light, joy, and peace; and they shall inherit the earth.

6:10 But you, you unholy, shall be accursed.

6:11 Then shall wisdom be given to the elect, all of whom shall live, and not again transgress by impiety or pride; but shall humble themselves, possessing prudence, and shall not repeat transgression.

6:12 They shall not be condemned the whole period of their lives, not die in torment and indignation; but the sum of their days shall be completed, and they shall grow old in peace; while the years of their happiness shall be multiplied with joy, and with peace, for ever, the whole duration of their existence.

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