1 Enoch (Ethiopic) Parallel Translations

Charles < < Chapter XCI.1-11,18-19 / Chapter 90 > > Laurence

XCI.1-10, 18-19. ENOCH'S ADMONITION TO HIS CHILDREN.
{aligned to Laurence translation, see next chapter}

XCI

1'And now, my son Methuselah, call to me all thy brothers
And gather together to me all the sons of thy mother;
For the word calls me,
And the spirit is poured out upon me,
That I may show you everything
That shall befall you for ever.'

2And thereupon Methuselah went and summoned to him all his brothers and assembled his relatives.
3And he spake unto all the children of righteousness and said:

'Hear, ye sons of Enoch, all the words of your father,
And hearken aright to the voice of my mouth;
For I exhort you and say unto you, beloved:

4Love uprightness and walk therein.
And draw not nigh to uprightness with a double heart,
And associate not with those of a double heart,

But walk in righteousness, my sons.
And it shall guide you on good paths,
And righteousness shall be your companion.

5For I know that violence must increase on the earth,
And a great chastisement be executed on the earth,
And all unrighteousness come to an end:

Yea, it shall be cut off from its roots,
And its whole structure be destroyed.

6And unrighteousness shall again be consummated on the earth,
And all the deeds of unrighteousness and of violence
And transgression shall prevail in a twofold degree.

7And when sin and unrighteousness and blasphemy
And violence in all kinds of deeds increase,
And apostasy and transgression and uncleanness increase,

A great chastisement shall come from heaven upon all these,
And the holy Lord will come forth with wrath and chastisement
To execute judgement on earth.

8In those days violence shall be cut off from its roots,
And the roots of unrighteousness together with deceit,
And they shall be destroyed from under heaven.

9And all the idols of the heathen shall be abandoned,
And the temples burned with fire,
And they shall remove them from the whole earth,

And they [i.e. the heathen] shall be cast into the judgement of fire,
And shall perish in wrath and in grievous judgement for ever.

10And the righteous shall arise from their sleep,
And wisdom shall arise and be given unto them.

11{And after that the roots of unrighteousness shall be cut off, and the sinners shall be destroyed by the sword {...} shall be cut off from the blasphemers in every place, and those who plan violence and those who commit blasphemy shall perish by the sword.}

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18And now I tell you, my sons, and show you
The paths of righteousness and the paths of violence.
Yea, I will show them to you again
That ye may know what will come to pass.

19And now, hearken unto me, my sons,
And walk in the paths of righteousness,
And walk not in the paths of violence;
For all who walk in the paths of unrighteousness shall perish for ever.'

 

90

90:1 And now, my son Mathusala, call to me all your brethren, and assemble for me all the children of your mother; for a voice calls me, and the spirit is poured out upon me, that I may show you everything which shall happen to you for ever.

90:2 Then Mathusala went, called to him all his brethren, and assembled his kindred.

90:3 And conversing with all his children in truth,

90:4 [Enoch] said, Hear, my children, every word of your father, and listen in uprightness to the voice of my mouth; for I would gain your attention, while I address you. My beloved, be attached to integrity, and walk in it.

90:5 Approach not integrity with a double heart; nor be associated with double-minded men: but walk, my children, in righteousness, which will conduct you in good paths; and be truth your companion.

90:6 For I know, that oppression will exist and prevail on earth; that on earth great punishment shall in the end take place; and that there shall be a consummation of all iniquity, which shall be cut off from its root, and every fabric [raised by] it shall pass away. Iniquity, however, shall again be renewed, and consummated on earth. Every act of crime, and every act of oppression and impiety, shall be a second time embraced.

90:7 When therefore iniquity, sin, blasphemy, tyranny, and every [evil] work, shall increase, and [when] transgression, impiety, and uncleanness also shall increase, [then] upon them all shall great punishment be inflicted from heaven.

90:8 The holy Lord shall go forth in wrath, and upon them all shall great punishment from heaven be inflicted.

90:9 The holy Lord shall go forth in wrath, and with punishment, that he may execute judgment upon earth.

90:10 In those days oppression shall be cut off from its roots, and iniquity with fraud shall be eradicated, perishing from under heaven.

90:11 Every place of strength (128) shall be surrendered with its inhabitants; with fire shall it be burnt. They shall be brought from every part of the earth, and be cast into a judgment of fire. They shall perish in wrath, and by a judgment overpowering them for ever.

(128) Every place of strength. Or, "all the idols of the nations" (Knibb, p. 218).

90:12 Righteousness shall be raised up from slumber; and wisdom shall be raised up, and conferred upon them.

90:13 Then shall the roots of iniquity be cut off; sinners perish by the sword; and blasphemers be annihilated everywhere.

90:14 Those who meditate oppression, and those who blaspheme, by the sword shall perish.

90:15 And now, my children, I will describe and point out to you the path of righteousness and the path of oppression.

90:16 I will again point them out to you, that you may know what is to come.

90:17 Hear now, my children, and walk in the path of righteousness, but shun that of oppression; for all who walk in the path of iniquity shall perish for ever.


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