1And in those days the angel Uriel answered and said to me: 'Behold, I have shown thee everything, Enoch, and I have revealed everything to thee that thou shouldst see this sun and this moon, and the leaders of the stars of the heaven and all those who turn them, their tasks and times and departures.
LXXX.2-8. PERVERSION OF NATURE AND THE HEAVENLY BODIES DUE TO THE SIN OF MEN.
2And in the days of the sinners the years shall be shortened,
And shall not appear in their time:
4And the moon shall alter her order,
6And many chiefs of thestars shall transgress the order [prescribed].
7And the whole order of the stars shall be concealed from the sinners,
8And evil shall be multiplied upon them,
79:1 In those days Uriel answered and said to me, Behold, I have showed you all things, O Enoch;
79:2 And all things have I revealed to you. You see the sun, the moon, and those which conduct the stars of heaven, which cause all their operations, seasons, and arrivals to return.
79:3 In the days of sinners the years shall be shortened.
79:4 Their seed shall be backward in their prolific soil; and everything done on earth shall be subverted, and disappear in its season. The rain shall be restrained, and heaven shall stand still.
79:5 In those days the fruits of the earth shall be late, and not flourish in their season; and in their season the fruits of the trees shall be withholden.
79:6 The moon shall change its laws, and not be seen at its proper period. But in those days shall heaven be seen; and barrenness shall take place in the borders of the great chariots in the west. [Heaven] shall shine more than [when illuminated by] the orders of light; while many chiefs among the stars of authority shall err, perverting their ways and works.
79:7 Those shall not appear in their season, who commanded them, and all the classes of the stars shall be shut up against sinners.
79:8 The thoughts of those who dwell on the earth shall transgress within them; and they shall be perverted in all their ways.
(85) Themselves. Or, "them" i.e., the chiefs among the stars (vs. 6) (Knibb, p. 186).
79:10 And punishment shall come upon them, so that all of them shall be destroyed.
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