1 Enoch (Ethiopic) Parallel Translations

Charles < < Chapter LXXX / Chapter 79 > > Laurence

LXXX

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 their seed shall be tardy on their lands and fields,
And all things on the earth shall alter,

And shall not appear in their time:
And the rain shall be kept back
And the heaven shall withhold [it].
3And in those times the fruits of the earth shall be backward,
And shall not grow in their time,
And the fruits of the trees shall be withheld in their time.

4And the moon shall alter her order,
And not appear at her time.
5{And in those days the sun shall be seen and he shall journey in the evening on the extremity of the great chariot in the west}
And shall shine more brightly than accords with the order of light.

6And many chiefs of thestars shall transgress the order [prescribed].
And these shall alter their orbits and tasks,
And not appear at the seasons prescribed to them.

7And the whole order of the stars shall be concealed from the sinners,
And the thoughts of those on the earth shall err concerning them,
{And they shall be altered from all their ways},
Yea, they shall err and take them to be gods.

8And evil shall be multiplied upon them,
And punishment shall come upon them So as to destroy all.'

 

79

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.

79:9 They shall transgress, and think themselves (85) gods; while evil shall be multiplied among them.

(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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