Enokh (The Codices of Enoch) – Chapter 04.

Enokh – Chapter 4

1 And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from the celestial realm and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being brought upon the earth.

2 And they said to each other: “The earth cries up to the gates of the heavens.

3 And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, ‘Bring our cause before the Most High.’”

4 And they said to the Lord of the ages: “Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, Ancient One, the throne of Your glory stands unto all the generations of the ages, and Your Name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages!

5 You have shaped all things, and You have power over all things: and all things are exposed and open in Your sight, and You see all things, and nothing can hide itself from You.

6 You see what the fallen ones have brought about, those who have taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were preserved in the heavens, which men were striving to learn.

7 And the chief one among them to whom You gave authority to rule over his associates.

8 And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and had relations with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins.

9 And the women have given birth to giants, and because of this the whole earth has been filled with blood and unrighteousness.

10 And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are brought on the earth.

11 And You know all things before they come to pass, and You see these things and You permit them, and You do not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.”

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