1And he said unto me:
2And I observed the heavenly tablets, and read everything which was written [thereon] and understood everything, and read the book of all the deeds of mankind, and of all the children of flesh 3that shall be upon the earth to the remotest generations. And forthwith I blessed the great Lord the King of glory for ever, in that He has made all the works of the world,
And I extolled the Lord because of His patience,
4And after that I said:
5And those seven holy ones brought me and placed me on the earth before the door of my house, and said to me: 'Declare everything to thy son Methuselah, and show to all thy children that no 6flesh is righteous in the sight of the Lord, for He is their Creator. One year we will leave thee with thy son, till thou givest thy [last] commands, that thou mayest teach thy children and record [it] for them, and testify to all thy children; and in the second year they shall take thee from their midst.
7Let thy heart be strong,
The righteous with the righteous shall rejoice,
8But the sinners shall die with the sinners,
9And those who practice righteousness shall die on account of the deeds of men,
(86) The book which…dropped down. Or, "the book of the tablets of heaven" (Knibb, p. 186).
80:2 Then I looked on all which was written, and understood all, reading the book and everything written in it, all the works of man;
80:3 And of all the children of flesh upon earth, during the generations of the world.
80:4 Immediately after I blessed the Lord, the King of glory, who has thus for ever formed the whole workmanship of the world.
80:5 And I glorified the Lord, on account of his long-suffering and blessing towards the children of the world.
80:6 At that time I said, Blessed is the man, who shall die righteous and good, against whom no catalogue of crime has been written, and with whom iniquity is not found.
80:7 Then those three holy ones caused me to approach, and placed me on the earth, before the door of my house.
80:8 And they said unto me, Explain everything to Mathusala your son; and inform all your children, that no flesh shall be justified before the Lord; for he is their Creator.
80:9 During one year we shall leave you with your children, until you shalt again recover your strength, that you may instruct your family, write these things, and explain them to all your children. But in another year they shall take you from the midst of them, and your heart shall be strengthened; for the elect shall point out righteousness to the elect; the righteous with the righteous shall rejoice, congratulating each other; but the sinners with sinners shall die,
80:10 And the perverted with the perverted shall be drowned.
80:11 Those likewise who act righteously shall die on account of the works of man, and shall be gathered together on account of the works of the wicked.
80:12 In those days they finished conversing with me.
80:13 And I returned to my fellow men, blessing the Lord of worlds.
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