Ašakhté d’Enokh – Part Second
Enokh – Chapter 29
The Book of Admonition for the Children of Mar Enokh
1. And after that Enokh both gave and began to recount from the books.
2. And Enokh said: “Concerning the children of righteousness and concerning the Elect of the world, and concerning the plant of uprightness, I will speak these things, I Enokh will declare them unto you, my sons.
3. According to that which appeared to me in the heavenly vision, and which I have known through the word of the holy angels, and have learned from the heavenly tablets.”
4. And Enokh began to recount from the books and said: “I was born the seventh in the first week, while judgement and righteousness still endured.
5. And after me there shall arise in the second week great wickedness, and deceit shall have sprung up; and in it there shall be the first end.
6. And in it a man shall be delivered; and after it is ended unrighteousness shall grow up, and a law shall be made for the sinners.
7. And after that in the third week at its close a man shall be elected as the plant of righteous judgement, and his posterity shall become the plant of righteousness for evermore.
8. And after that in the fourth week, at its close, visions of the holy and righteous shall be seen, and a law for all generations and an enclosure shall be made for them.
9. And after that in the fifth week, at its close, the house of glory and dominion shall be built for ever.
10. And after that in the sixth week all who live in it shall be blinded, and the hearts of all of them shall godlessly forsake wisdom.
11. And in it a man shall ascend; and at its close the house of dominion shall be burnt with fire, and the whole race of the chosen root shall be dispersed.
12. And after that in the seventh week shall an apostate generation arise, and many shall be its deeds, and all its deeds shall be apostate.
13. And at its close shall be elected the elect righteous of the eternal plant of righteousness, to receive sevenfold instruction concerning all His creation.
14. For who is there of all the children of men that is able to hear the voice of the Holy One without being troubled?
15. And who can think His thoughts? and who is there that can behold all the works of the heavens?
16. And how should there be one who could behold the heavens, and who is there that could understand the things of the heavens and see a soul or a spirit and could tell about it, or ascend and see all their ends and think them or do like them?
17. And who is there of all men that could know what is the breadth1)mysteries and the length2)secrets of the earth, and to whom has been shown the measure3)total sum of all of them?
18. Or is there any one who could discern the length of the heavens and how great is its height, and upon what it is founded, and how great is the number of the stars, and where all the luminaries rest?”
Original Source: Manichaean/Holybook/ 'Enokh' Table of Contents - – Original Chapter Source: Chapter '29.'
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