1The second vision which he saw, the vision of wisdom which Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Malalel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, saw. 2And this is the beginning of the words of wisdom which I raised my voice to speak and say to those who dwell on the dry ground. Hear, you men of old, and see, you who come after, the words of the Holy One 1 the words of the Holy One: so GMTD′FPB′; other MSS ‘the holy words’. which I will speak before the Lord of Spirits. 3It would have been better to have said these things before, but from those who come after we will not withhold the beginning of wisdom. 4Until now there has not been given by the Lord of Spirits such wisdom as I have received in accordance with my insight, in accordance with the wish of the Lord of Spirits by whom the lot of eternal life has been given to me. 5And three parables were imparted to me, and I raised my voice and said to those who dwell on the dry ground,
1 the words of the Holy One: so GMTD′FPB′; other MSS ‘the holy words’.