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Enoch’s Dream Visions (Chapters 83–90) Enoch’s First Dream Vision: The Flood (Chapters 83–84) 83:1 And now, my son Methuselah, I will show you all the visions that I saw; before you I will recount (them). 2 Two visions I saw before I took a wife, and the one was unlike the other. The first (was) when I was learning to write, and the second, before I took your mother (as my wife). I saw a terrible vision, and concerning it I made supplication to the Lord. 3 I was lying down in the house of Mahalalel, my grandfather, (when) I saw in a vision. Heaven was thrown down and taken away, and it fell down upon the earth. 4 And when it fell upon the earth, I saw how the earth was swallowed up in the great abyss. Mountains were suspended upon mountains, and hills sank down upon hills; Tall trees were cut from their roots, and were thrown away and sank into the abyss. 5 And then speech fell into my mouth, and I lifted up (my voice) to cry out and said, “The earth has been destroyed.” 6 And Mahalalel my grandfather aroused me, since I was lying near him, and said to me, 116 EnochHermtrans.indd 116 EnochHermtrans.indd 116 8/24/2012 10:41:42 AM 8/24/2012 10:41:42 AM 1 Enoch 83:6-11 117 “Why do you cry out so, my son, and why do you lament so?” 7 And I recounted to him the whole vision that I had seen, and he said to me, “A terrible thing you have seen, my son, and mighty is the vision of your dream (in) the secrets of all the sin of the earth. It must sink into the abyss, and it will be utterly destroyed. 8 And now, my son, arise and make supplication to the Lord of glory, since you are faithful, that a remnant may remain upon the earth, and that he may not obliterate the whole earth. 9 My son, from heaven all this will take place on the earth, and on the earth there will be great destruction.” 10 Then I arose and prayed and made supplication and request, and my prayer I wrote down for the generations of eternity , and everything I shall show you, my son Methuselah. 11 And when I went out below, and saw the heaven and the sun rising in the east, and the moon setting in the west and a few stars, and all the earth and everything as he a it from the beginning, Then I blessed the Lord of judgment, and to him I ascribed majesty, for he made the sun go forth from the windows of the east, so that it ascended and rose on the face of the heaven, and he made it rise, and it traverses the path that it was shown. a Eth knew, evidently corrupt. See Charles, Eth. Enoch, 161, n. 12. EnochHermtrans.indd 117 EnochHermtrans.indd 117 8/24/2012 10:41:42 AM 8/24/2012 10:41:42 AM 118 1 Enoch 84:1-5 84:1 And I lifted up my hands in righteousness and blessed the Great Holy One, and I spoke with the breath of my mouth and with a tongue of flesh,a which God has made for the sons of the flesh of man, that they might speak with it. {And he has given them breath and tongue and mouth that they might speak with it.}b 2 “Blessed are you, O Lord, King, great and mighty in your majesty, Lord of all the creation of the heaven, King of kings and God of all eternity. Your power and your reign and your majesty abide forever and forever and ever, and to all generations, your dominion. All the heavens are your throne forever, and all the earth is your footstool forever and forever and ever. 3 For you have made and you rule all things, and nothing is too difficult for you; Wisdom does not escape you, c nor from your presence. You know and see and hear all things, and there is nothing that is hidden from you.d 4 And now the angels of your heavens are doing wrong, and upon human flesh is your wrath until the great day of judgment. 5 And now, O God and Lord and great King, a I.e, a human tongue. flesh retained...


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