Bible (World English)/Enoch
The Blessing of Enoch
1 These are the words of the blessing of Enoch; according to which he blessed the chosen and righteous who must be present on the day of the distress, which is appointed, for the removal of all the wicked and impious. 2 And Enoch began his story and said: - There was a righteous man whose eyes were opened by the Lord, and he saw a Holy vision in the Heavens, which the Angels showed to me. And I heard everything from them, and I understood what I saw: but not for this generation, but for a distant generation that will come. 3 Concerning the Chosen I spoke; and I uttered a parable concerning them: The Holy and Great One will come out of his dwelling. 4 And the Eternal God will tread from there upon Mount Sinai, and he will appear in the strength of his power from Heaven. 5 And all will be afraid, and the Watchers will shake, and fear and great trembling will seize them, up to the ends of the earth. 6 And the high mountains will be shaken; and the high hills will be laid low and will melt like wax in a flame. 7 And the earth will sink, and everything that is on the earth will be destroyed, and there will be judgement upon all, and upon all the righteous. 8 But for the righteous: He will make peace, and he will keep safe the Chosen, and mercy will be upon them. They will all belong to God, and will prosper and be blessed, and the light of God will shine on them. 9 And behold! He comes with ten thousand Holy Ones; to execute judgement upon them and to destroy the impious, and to contend with all flesh concerning everything that the sinners and the impious have done and wrought against him.
1 Contemplate all the events in the sky; how the lights in the sky do not change their courses, how each rises and sets in order, each at its proper time, and they do not trangress their law. 2 Consider the earth and understand from the work that is done upon it, from the begininning to the end, that no work of God changes as it becomes manifest. 3 Consider the summer and the winter; how the whole earth is full of water and the clouds and the dew and rain rest upon it.
4 Contemplate and see how all the trees appear withered and all their leaves are stripped - with the exception of the fourteen trees, which are not stripped, which remain with old leaves until the new come after two or three years.
5 And, again, contemplate the days of summer; how at its beginning the sun is above it. You seek shelter and shade because of the heat of the Sun and the earth burns with scorching heat, and you cannot tread upon the earth or upon a rock, because of its heat.
6 Contemplate how the trees are covered with green leaves and bear fruit. And understand, in respect of everything, and perceive how He Who Lives Forever made all these things for you. 7 And how His works are before Him in each succeeding year, and all His works serve Him and do not change; but as God has decreed - so everything is done. (To be continued)