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 decrease.
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 yourselves, 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 make wisdom bad, and no place will be found for it, and temptation will in no way decrease.
94.6 Woe to those who build iniquity and wrongdoing, and create 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 Judgement.
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 Judgement.
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 cloud of water, so that I might weep over you, and pour out my tears
like rain, so that I might have rest from the sorrow of my heart!
95.2 Who permitted you to practice hatred and wickedness? May judgement 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 judgement on them as you desire.
95.4 Woe to you who pronounce anathemas 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 upon you.
96.1 Be hopeful, you righteous,
for the sinners will quickly be destroyed in front of you, and you will have
power over them as you desire.
96.2 And, in the day of the distress of the sinners, their young will rise up like eagles, and their nests will be higher than that of vultures. And the lawless will go down and like badgers enter the cracks of the earth, and the caves of the rocks, for ever, but they will groan and weep like the cries of the desert owls.
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 Woe to you, you sinners, for your riches make you appear righteous, but your hearts prove to you that you are 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 finest spring 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 life.
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 your judgement.
97.1 Believe, you righteous,
that the sinners will become an object of shame, and will be destroyed on the
Day of Judgement.
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 Judgement when you hear the sound of the prayer of the righteous?
97.4 But you will not be like them, those against whom this word will be a testimony: "You have been associated with the sinners."
97.5 And in those days, the prayers of the Holy will be in front of the Lord; and for you sinners will come the days of your judgement.
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 houses."
97.10 And, like 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 hands 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 or hidden.
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 judgement.
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 Judgement, 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 caused to be abundant 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 to be 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 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, so 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 unceasing bloodshed.
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 from them.
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 same moment.
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 after error; for they will not have rest.
99.15 Woe to those who commit iniquity, and help wrong, and kill their neighbours, until the day of the Great Judgement; for He will throw down your glory.
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,
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 sons' 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 Judgement 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 your deeds.
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 on account of the words of your mouth, and on 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 judgement 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 snow-winds 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 words 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 its 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 and 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
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 for ever and will not have peace.
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 for ever? For behold, they too have died, and from now on they will never again see light."
102.9 And I say to you, you sinners: "You are content to eat and drink, and steal and sin, and steal clothes and acquire possessions and see good days.
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 And the sinners will say: "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 all 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 judgement 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 Judgement. And the Great Judgement will last for all generations, for ever. 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 us.
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 judgement, 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 Judgement, nor will you be found to be sinners. The Eternal Judgement 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 shall 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 all your sins every day.
104.8 And now I show you that light and darkness, day and night, see all your sins.
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 out all my words exactly, in their languages, and do not alter or omit anything from my words, but write out everything exactly, everything which I testified about them before, then I know another mystery:
104.12 That books will be given to the righteous and wise, which 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, for ever, in the paths of uprightness during their lives. And you will have peace. Rejoice you sons of uprightness! Amen
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 will be erased from the Books of the Holy Ones, and their offspring will be destroyed for ever. And their spirits will be killed, and they will cry out and moan in an empty desert place, and will burn in fire, for there is no Earth there.
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 severe pain."
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 by the mouth of the prophets about the things that shall be done.
108.7 For there are books and records written and inscribed 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 worldly goods, 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 the Lord said: "And all their blessings I have recounted in the books, and I have assigned them their reward, for they were found to be such that they loved Heaven more than their life in the world. And even though they were trampled underfoot by evil men, and had to listen to reviling and reproach from them, and were abused, yet they blessed Me.
108.11 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 Judgement of God, for with the faithful He will keep faith in the dwelling of upright paths.
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.