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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter XII

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1And before everything 1 D′ Gk.a ‘Before these things’. Enoch had been hidden, 2 Gk.a ‘taken’. and none of the sons of men 3 Gk.a ‘and none of mankind’. knew where he was hidden, 4 Gk.a ‘taken’. or where he was, or what had happened. 5 Gk.a adds ‘to him’. 2And all 6 Gk.a om. his 7 Gk.a ‘their’, but corrupt for ‘his’. doings were with the Holy Ones and with the Watchers 8 Holy Ones…Watchers: Eth.I Gk.a transpose. in his days. 9 in his days: Gk.a ‘were his days’. 3And I Enoch was blessing 10 Gk.a ‘standing blessing’. the Great Lord 11 D′ Gk.a ‘the Lord of majesty’; GMT1U corrupt. and the King of Eternity, and behold the Watchers 12 Gk.a adds ‘of the Holy Great One’. called to me, Enoch the scribe, and said to me, 4Enoch, 13 the scribe…Enoch: Gk.a om. (hmt.), D′ omits ‘the scribe’. scribe of righteousness, go, inform 14 Gk.a ‘and say to’. the Watchers of heaven who have left the high heaven and the holy eternal place, 15 and the holy eternal place: Gk.a ‘the sanctuary of the eternal place’. and have corrupted 16 Gk.a ‘defiled’. themselves with the women, and have done as the sons of men 17 Gk.a ‘of the earth’. do, and have taken wives for themselves, and have become completely corrupt on the earth. 18 and have become completely…earth: Gk.a ‘You have completely ruined the earth!’ 5They 19 Gk.a ‘You’. will have on earth 20 on earth: GMTUD′N Gk.a om. neither peace nor forgiveness of sin, 21 of sin: Gk.a om. for they will not rejoice in their sons. 6The slaughter 22 for they will…slaughter: so T Eth.II; GMQUD′ corrupt; Gk.a ‘And concerning their sons in whom they rejoice, the slaughter’. of their beloved ones they will see, and over the destruction of their sons they will lament and petition for ever. But they will have neither mercy nor peace.

Notes:

1 D′ Gk.a ‘Before these things’.

2 Gk.a ‘taken’.

3 Gk.a ‘and none of mankind’.

4 Gk.a ‘taken’.

5 Gk.a adds ‘to him’.

6 Gk.a om.

7 Gk.a ‘their’, but corrupt for ‘his’.

8 Holy Ones…Watchers: Eth.I Gk.a transpose.

9 in his days: Gk.awere his days’.

10 Gk.a ‘standing blessing’.

11 D′ Gk.a ‘the Lord of majesty’; GMT1U corrupt.

12 Gk.a adds ‘of the Holy Great One’.

13 the scribe…Enoch: Gk.a om. (hmt.), D′ omits ‘the scribe’.

14 Gk.a ‘and say to’.

15 and the holy eternal place: Gk.a ‘the sanctuary of the eternal place’.

16 Gk.a ‘defiled’.

17 Gk.a ‘of the earth’.

18 and have become completely…earth: Gk.a ‘You have completely ruined the earth!’

19 Gk.a ‘You’.

20 on earth: GMTUD′N Gk.a om.

21 of sin: Gk.a om.

22 for they will…slaughter: so T Eth.II; GMQUD′ corrupt; Gk.a ‘And concerning their sons in whom they rejoice, the slaughter’.

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