(20) ENOCH’S MESSAGE OF GUIDANCE (pages 143-155)
This is spiritual guidance from Enoch based on the teachings of the Watchers.
The message is directed towards his family, and towards later generations, and concerns
the importance of avoiding sin during your lifetime.
The message is also directed towards strengthening the spirits of people
suffering hard times, and Enoch stresses that God will deal with everyone justly, at the
Near to the end of this section (104.11) Enoch encourages people such as me,
who will come later and copy his book into other languages, to do it carefully and
exactly – which I have tried my best to do.
20) ENOCH’S MESSAGE OF GUIDANCE
94.1 And now I say to you, my children, love righteousness and walk in it;
for the paths of righteousness are worthy of acceptance, but the paths of
iniquity will quickly be destroyed and vanish.
94.2 And to certain men, from a future generation, the paths of wrongdoing
and of death will be revealed; and they will keep away from them and will
not follow them.
94.3 And now I say to you, the righteous: do not walk in the wicked path,
or in wrongdoing, or in the paths of death, and do not draw near to them or
you may be destroyed.
94.4 But seek, and choose for yourself, righteousness, and a life that is
pleasing and walk in the paths of peace so that you may live and prosper.
94.5 And hold my words firmly in the thoughts of your heart, and do not let
them be erased from your heart, for I know that sinners will tempt men to
debase wisdom, and no place will be found for it, and temptation will in no
94.6 Woe to those who build iniquity and found deceit for they will quickly
be thrown down and will not have peace.
94.7 Woe to those who build their houses with sin, for from their whole
foundation they will be thrown down, and by the sword they shall fall, and
those who acquire gold and silver will quickly be destroyed in the
94.8 Woe to you, you rich, for you have trusted in your riches, but from
your riches you will depart for you did not remember the Most High in the
days of your riches.
94.9 You have committed blasphemy, and iniquity, and are ready for the
days of the outpouring of blood, and for the day of darkness, and for the
day of the Great Judgment.
94.10 Thus I say, and make known to you, that He who created you will
throw you down, and over your fall there will be no mercy, but your creator
will rejoice at your destruction.
94.11 And your righteousness in those days will be a reproach to the
sinners and to the impious.
95.1 Would that my eyes were a rain-cloud, so that I might weep over you,
and pour out my tears like rain, so that I might have rest from the sorrow of
95.2 Who permitted you to practice hatred and wickedness? May judgment
come upon you, the sinners!
95.3 Do not be afraid of the sinners, you righteous, for the Lord will again
deliver them into your hands, so that you may execute judgment on them as
95.4 Woe to you who pronounce anathema that you cannot remove..
Healing will be far from you because of your sin.
95.5 Woe to you who repay your neighbours with evil for you will be
repaid according to your deeds.
95.6 Woe to you, you lying witnesses, and to those who weigh out iniquity,
for you will quickly be destroyed.
95.7 Woe to you, you sinners, because you persecute the righteous, for you
yourselves will be handed over and persecuted, you men of iniquity, and
their yoke will be heavy on you.
96.1 Be hopeful, you righteous, for the sinners will quickly be destroyed
before you, and you will have power over them, as you desire.
96.2 And in the day of the distress of the sinners, your young will rise up,
like eagles, and your nest will be higher than that of vultures. And you will
go up, and like badgers, enter the crevices of the earth, and the clefts of the
rock, forever, before the lawless, but they will groan and weep because of
you, like satyrs.
96.3 And do not be afraid you who have suffered, for you will receive
healing, and a bright light will shine upon you, and the Voice of Rest you
will hear from Heaven.
96.4 Woes to you, you sinners, for your riches make you appear righteous,
but your hearts prove you to be sinners. And this word will be a testimony
against you as a reminder of your evil deeds.
96.5 Woe to you who devour the finest of the wheat, and drink the best of
the water, and trample upon the humble through your power.
96.6 Woe to you who drink water all the time, for you will quickly be
repaid, and will become exhausted and dry for you have left the spring of
96.7 Woe to you who commit iniquity, and deceit, and blasphemy, it will
be a reminder of evil against you.
96.8 Woe to you, you powerful, who through power oppress the righteous;
for the day of your destruction will come.
In those days many good days will come for the righteous in the day of
97.1 Believe, you righteous, that the sinners will become an object of
shame and will be destroyed on the Day of Judgment.
97.2 Be it known to you, sinners, that the Most High remembers your
destruction and that the Angels rejoice over your destruction.
97.3 What will you do, you sinners, and where will you flee on that day of
judgment when you hear the sound of prayer of the righteous?
97.4 But you will not be like them against whom this word will be a
“You have been associated with the sinners.”
97.5 And in those days, the prayer of the Holy will be in front of the Lord,
and for you will come the days of your judgment.
97.6 And the words of your iniquity will be read out before the Great and Holy One, and your faces will blush with shame, and every deed which is
founded upon iniquity will be rejected.
97.7 Woe to you, you sinners, who are in the middle of the sea, or on dry
ground, their memory will be harmful to you.
97.8 Woe to you who acquire silver and gold, but not in righteousness, and
say: “We have become very rich and have possessions, and have acquired
everything that we desired.
97.9 And now let us do what we planned, for we have gathered silver and
filled our storehouses, and as many as water are the servants of our
97.10 And like the water your life will flow away, for your riches will not
stay with you, but will quickly go up from you, for you acquired everything
in iniquity and you will be given over to a great curse.
98.1 Now I swear to you, the wise, and the foolish, that you will see many
things on the earth.
98.2 For you men will put on yourselves more adornments than a woman,
and more coloured garments than a girl, clothed in sovereignty, and in
majesty, and in power, and silver, and gold, and purple, and honours, – and
food will be poured out like water.
98.3 Because of this they will have neither knowledge nor wisdom. And
through this, they will be destroyed, together with their possessions, and
with all their glory and their honour. And in shame, and in slaughter, and
in great destitution, their spirits will be thrown into the fiery furnace.
98.4 I swear to you, you sinners, that as a mountain has not, and will not,
become a slave, nor a hill a woman’s maid, so sin was not sent on the Earth
but man, of himself, created it. And those who commit it will be subject to
a great curse.
98.5 And barrenness has not been given to a woman but because of the
deeds of her hand she dies without children.
98.6 I swear to you, you sinners, by the Holy and Great One, that all your
evil deeds are revealed in Heaven and that your wrongdoing is not covered
98.7 And do not think in your spirit nor say in your heart, that you do not
know, or do not see, every sin is written down every day in Heaven in front
of the Most High.
98.8 From now on, you know that all your wrongdoing that you do will be
written down every day, until the day of your judgment.
98.9 Woe to you, you fools, for you will be destroyed through your folly.
And you do not listen to the wise and good will not come upon you.
98.10 And now know that you are ready for the day of destruction. And do
not hope that you will live, you sinners; rather you will go and die, for you
know no ransom. You are ready for the Day of the Great Judgment and for
the day of distress and great shame for your spirits.
98.11 Woe to you, you stubborn of heart who do evil and eat blood, from
where do you have good things to eat and drink and to be satisfied? From
all the good things which our Lord the Most High has placed in abundance
on the earth. Therefore you will not have peace.
98.12 Woe to you who love deeds of iniquity. Why do you hope for good
for yourselves? Know that you will be given into the hands of the
righteous, and they will cut your throats and kill you, and will not have
mercy on you.
98.13 Woe to you who rejoice in the distress of the righteous for graves
will not be dug for you.
98.14 Woe to you who declare the words of the righteous empty for you
will have no hope of life.
98.15 Woe to you who write lying words, and the words of the impious, for
they write their lies so that men may hear and continue their folly. And
they will not have peace but will die a sudden death.
99.1 Woe to you who do impious deeds and praise and honour lying words;
you will be destroyed and will not have a good life.
99.2 Woe to you who alter the words of truth, and they distort the eternal
law and count themselves as being without sin; they will be trampled
underfoot on the ground.
99.3 In those days make ready, you righteous, to raise your prayers as a
reminder and lay them as a testimony before the Angels, that they may lay
the sin of the sinners before the Most High as a reminder.
99.4 In those days the nations will be thrown into confusion and the races
of the nations will rise on the Day of Destruction.
99.5 And in those days, those who are in need will go out, seize their
children, and cast out their children. And their offspring will slip from
them, and they will cast out their children while they are still sucklings, and
will not return to them, and will not have mercy on their beloved ones.
99.6 And again I swear to you, the sinners, that sin is ready for the Day of
99.7 And they worship stone, and some carve images of gold and of silver,
and of wood and of clay. And some, with no knowledge, worship unclean
spirits and demons, and every kind of error. But no help will be obtained
99.8 And they will sink into impiety because of the folly of their hearts,
and their eyes will be blinded through the fear of their hearts, and through
the vision of their ambitions.
99.9 Through these they will become impious and fearful, for they do all
their deeds with lies, and worship stones, and they will be destroyed at the
99.10 And in those days, blessed are those who accept the words of
wisdom, and understand them, and follow the paths of the Most High, and
walk in the path of righteousness, and do not act impiously with the impious, for they will be saved.
99.11 Woe to you who extend evil to your neighbours; for you will be
killed in Sheol.
99.12 Woe to you who lay foundations of sin and deceit, and who cause
bitterness on the Earth, for because of this an end will be made of them.
99.13 Woe to you who build your houses with the toil of others, and all
their building materials are the sticks and stones of sin; I say to you: “You
will not have peace.”
99.14 Woe to those who reject the measure, and the eternal inheritance of
their fathers, and cause their souls to follow error, for they will not have
99.15 Woe to those who commit iniquity, and help wrong, and kill their
neighbours, until the Day of the Great Judgment; for he will throw down
99.16 And you put evil into your hearts, and rouse the spirit of his anger, so
that he may destroy you all with the sword. And all the righteous and the
Holy will remember your sin.
100.1 And in those days, and in one place, fathers and sons will strike one
another, and brothers will together fall in death, until their blood flows as if
it were a stream.
100.2 For a man will not, in mercy, withhold his hand from his sons, nor
from his son’s sons, in order to kill them. And the sinner will not withhold
his hand from his honoured brother from dawn until the Sun sets they will
kill one another.
100.3 And the horse will walk up to its chest in the blood of sinners and the
chariot will sink up to its height.
100.4 And in those days the Angels will come down into the hidden places,
and gather together in one place all those who have helped sin, and the
Most High will rise on that day to execute the Great Judgment on all the sinners.
100.5 And he will set guards, from the Holy Angels, over all the righteous
and Holy, and they will guard them like the apple of an eye, until an end is
made of all evil and all sin. And even if the righteous sleep a long sleep
they have nothing to fear.
100.6 And the wise men will see the truth, and the sons of the Earth will
understand all the words of this book, and they will know that their riches
will not be able to save them or overthrow their sin.
100.7 Woe to you, you sinners, when you afflict the righteous on the day of
severe trouble, and burn them with fire, you will be repaid according to
100.8 Woe to you, you perverse of heart who watch to devise evil; fear will
come upon you and there is no one who will help you.
100.9 Woe to you, you sinners, for an account of the words of your mouth,
and for an account of the deeds of your hands that you have impiously
done; you will burn in blazing flames of fire.
100.10 And now know that the Angels will inquire in Heaven into your
deeds, from the Sun and the Moon and the Stars, into your sins, for on earth
you execute judgment on the righteous.
100.11 And all the clouds and mist and dew and rain will testify against
you, for they will be withheld from you so that they do not fall on you, and
they will think about your sins.
100.12 And now give gifts to the rain, so that it may not be withheld from
falling on you, and so that the dew, if it has accepted gold and silver from
you, may fall.
100.13 When the hoarfrost and snow, with their cold, and all the snowwinds
with their torments fall on you. In those days, you will not be able to
stand before them.
101.1 Contemplate Heaven, all you sons of Heaven, and all the works of the Most High, and fear him, and do not do evil in front of Him.
101.2 If He closes the Windows of Heaven, and withholds the rain and the
dew, so that it does not fall on the earth because of you, what will you do?
101.3 And if he sends his anger upon you, and upon all your deeds, will
you not entreat him? For you speak proud and hard against his
righteousness. And you will not have peace.
101.4 And do you not see the captains of the ships; how their ships are
tossed by the waves and rocked by the winds and are in distress?
101.5 And because of this they are afraid, for all their good possessions that
go out on the sea with them, and they think nothing good in their hearts,
only that the sea will swallow them up, and that they will be destroyed in it.
101.6 Is not all the sea, and all its waters, and all its movement, the work of
the Most High, and did he not seal all it’s doings and bind it all with sand?
101.7 And at his rebuke it dries up and becomes afraid, and all its fish die,
and everything in it; but you sinners who are on Earth do not fear him.
101.8 Did he not make Heaven, Earth, and everything that is in them? And
who gave knowledge, and wisdom, to all things that move on the ground
and in the sea?
101.9 And do not those captains of the ships fear the sea?
Yet, sinners do not fear the Most High.
102.1 And in those days, if he brings a fierce fire upon you, where will you
flee, and where will you be safe? And when he utters his voice against you
will you not be terrified and afraid?
102.2 And all the Lights will shake with great fear, and the whole Earth
will be terrified, and will tremble and quail.
102.3 And all the Angels will carry out their commands, and will seek to
hide from the One who is Great in Glory, and the children of the Earth will
tremble and shake; and you sinners will be cursed forever and will not have
102.4 Do not be afraid you souls of the righteous, and be hopeful, you who
have died in righteousness.
102.5 And do not be sad that your souls have gone down into Sheol in
sadness and that your bodies did not obtain during your life a reward in
accordance with your goodness.
102.6 But when you die the sinners will say about you: “As we die, the
righteous have also died, and of what use to them were their deeds?”
102.7 “Behold, like us they have died in sadness and in darkness, and what
advantage do they have over us? From now on we are equal.”
102.8 “And what will they receive and what will they see forever? For
behold, they too have died, and from now on they will never again see the
102.9 And I say to you, you sinners: “You are content to eat and drink, and
strip men naked, and steal, and sin, and acquire possessions, and see good
102.10 But you saw the righteous, how their end was peace, for no wrong
was found in them until the day of their death.”
102.11 “But they were destroyed and became as though they had not been
and their souls went down to Sheol in distress.”
103.1 And now I swear to you, the righteous, by His Great Glory and His
Honour, and by His Magnificent Sovereignty, and by His Majesty: – I
swear to you that I understand this mystery.
103.2 And I have read the Tablets of Heaven and seen the writing of the
Holy Ones. And I found written and engraved in it, concerning them, that
all good, and joy, and honour, have been made ready, and written down, for
the spirits of those who died in righteousness.
103.3 And much good will be given to you in recompense for your toil and
that your lot will be more excellent than the lot of the living.
103.4 And the spirits of you who have died in righteousness will live, and your spirits will rejoice and be glad, and the memory of them will remain in
front of the Great One for all the generations of eternity. Therefore do not
fear their abuse.
103.5 Woe to you, you sinners, when you die in your sin, and those who
are like you say about you: “Blessed were the sinners they saw their days.
103.6 And now they have died in prosperity and wealth, distress and
slaughter they did not see during their life, but they have died in glory, and
judgment was not executed on them in their life.”
103.7 Know that their souls will be made to go down into Sheol, they will
be wretched, and their distress will be great.
103.8 And in darkness, and in chains, and in burning flames, your spirits
will come to the Great Judgment. And the Great Judgment will last for all
generations, forever. Woe to you for you will not have peace.
103.9 Do not say, the righteous and the good who were alive; “In the days
of our affliction we toiled laboriously, and saw every affliction, and met
many evils. We were spent and became few and our spirit small.
103.10 We were destroyed and there was no one who helped us with words
or with deeds. We were powerless and found nothing. We were tortured
and destroyed and did not expect to see life from one day to the next.
103 11 We hoped to become the head but became the tail. We toiled and
laboured, but were not masters of the fruits of our toil; we became food for
the sinners, and the lawless made their yoke heavy upon us.
103.12 Those who hated us, those who goaded us, were masters of us. And
to those who hated us we bowed our necks but they did not have mercy on
103.13 We sought to escape from them so that we might flee and be at rest.
But we found no place where we might flee and be safe from them.
103.14 We complained about them to the rulers, in our distress, and cried
out against those who devoured us, but they took no notice of our cries, and did not wish to listen to our voice.
103.15 And they helped those who plundered us and devoured us, and
those who made us few, and they concealed their wrongdoing, and did not
remove from us the yoke of those who devoured us, and scattered us, and
killed us. And they concealed our slaughter and did not remember that they
had raised their hands against us.”
104.1 I swear to you, you righteous, that in Heaven the Angels remember
you for good in front of the Glory of the Great One, and that your names
are written down in front of the Glory of the Great One.
104.2 Be hopeful! For you were formerly put to shame through evils and
afflictions, but now you will shine like the Lights of Heaven, and will be
seen, and the Gate of Heaven will be opened to you.
104.3 And persevere in your cry for judgment and it will appear to you, for
justice will be exacted from the rulers for all your distress, and from all
those who helped those who plundered you.
104.4 Be hopeful, and do not abandon your hope, for you will have great
joy like the Angels of Heaven.
104.5 What will you have to do? You will not have to hide on the day of
the Great Judgment, nor will you be found to be sinners. The Eternal
Judgment will be upon you for all the generations of eternity.
104.6 And now do not be afraid, you righteous, when you see the sinners
growing strong and prospering in their desires, and do not be associated
with them but keep far away from their wrongdoing, for you will be
associates of the Host of Heaven.
104.7 For you sinners say: “None of our sins will be inquired into and
written down!” But they will write down your sins every day.
104.8 And now I show you that light and darkness, day and night, see all
104.9 Do not be impious in your hearts, and do not lie, and do not alter the words of truth, nor say that the words of the Holy and Great One are lies,
and do not praise your idols. For all your lies, and all your impiety, lead
not to righteousness but to great sin.
104.10 And now I know this mystery; that many sinners will alter and
distort the words of truth, and speak evil words, and lie, and concoct great
fabrications, and write books in their own words.
104.11 But when they write my words exactly in their languages, and do
not alter or omit anything from my words, but write everything exactly,
everything that I testified about before; then I know another mystery:
104.12 That books will be given to the righteous and wise and will be a
source of joy and truth and much wisdom.
104.13 And books will be given to them, and they will believe in them and
rejoice over them; and all the righteous who have learnt from them all the
ways of truth will be glad.
105.1 And in those days, says the Lord, they shall call and testify to the
sons of the Earth about the wisdom in them. Show it to them for you are
their leaders and the rewards will be over all the Earth.
105.2 For my son and I will join ourselves with them, forever, in the paths
of uprightness during their lives.
And you will have peace.
Rejoice – you sons of uprightness!
21) ENOCH’S CONCLUDING WORDS
108.1 Another book which Enoch wrote for his son Methuselah and for
those who should come after him and keep the law in the last days.
108.2 You who have observed, and are waiting in these days, until an end
shall be made of those who do evil, and an end shall be made of the power
of the wrongdoers.
108.3 Do indeed wait until sin shall pass away, for their names shall be
erased from the Books of the Holy Ones, and their offspring will be
destroyed forever. And their spirits will be killed, and they will cry out and
moan in a chaotic desert place, and will burn in fire, for there is no Earth
108.4 And there I saw something like a cloud, which could not be
discerned, for because of its depth I was not able to look into it. And the
flames of a fire I saw, burning brightly, and things like bright mountains
revolved and shook from side to side.
108.5 And I asked one of the Holy Angels, who were with me, and I said to
him: “What is this bright place? For there is no sky, but only the flames of
a burning fire, and the sounds of crying, and weeping, and moaning, and
108.6 And he said to me: “This place which you see; here will be thrown
the spirits of the sinners, and of the blasphemers, and of those who do evil.
And of those who alter everything that the Lord has spoken through the
mouths of the prophets about the things that shall be done.
108.7 For there are books, and records, about them in Heaven above so that
the Angels may read them and know what is about to come upon the
sinners. And upon the spirits of the humble, and of those who afflicted
their bodies and were recompensed by God, and of those who were abused
by evil men.
108.8 Those who loved God and did not love gold, or silver, or any
possessions, but gave up their bodies to torment.
108.9 Those who, from the moment they existed, did not desire earthly
food, but counted themselves as a breath which passes away, and kept to
this. And the Lord tested them much, and their spirits were found pure, so
that they might bless His Name.”
108.10 And all their blessings I have recounted in the books, and he has
assigned them their reward, for they were found to be such that they loved
Heaven more than their life in the world. And although they were trampled
underfoot by evil men, and had to listen to reviling and reproach from
them, and were abused, yet they blessed their Lord.
108.11 And the Lord said: “And now I will call the spirits of the good,
who are of the Generation of Light, and I will transform those who were
born in darkness, who in the flesh were not recompensed with honour as
was fitting to their faith.
108.12 And I will bring out into the shining light those who love my Holy
Name and I will set each one on the throne of his honour.”
108.13 And they will shine for times without number, for righteous is the
Judgment of God, for with the faithful He will keep faith in the dwelling of
108.14 And they will see those who were born in darkness thrown into the
darkness while the righteous shine.
108.15 And the sinners will cry out as they see them shining but they
themselves will go where days and times have been written down for them.