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

Chapter LXVII

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1And in those days the word of the Lord came to me, and he said to me, Noah, behold 1 GMQT1UD′ om. your lot has come up before me, a lot without reproach, a lot of love and of uprightness. 2And now the angels are making 2 Eth.I X ‘have made’. a wooden structure, and when the angels come out 3 come out: so T Eth.II; GMQUD′ have a different verb (in various forms), but their text does not make sense. for that task, I will put my hand on it, and keep it safe, and from it will come the seed of life, and a change shall take place that the dry ground may not remain empty. 4 and a change … empty: so QEC′; other MSS probably to be translated ‘and the dry ground shall undergo a change that it may not remain empty’. 3And I will establish your offspring before me for ever and ever, and I will scatter those who dwell with you over the face of the dry ground; 5 over the face of the dry ground: so CFP2BDOXYB′; other MSS om. I will not again put them to the test on the face of the earth, 6 So EFHP2: other MSS ‘dry ground’. BDOXYB′ om. by hmt. ‘I will not again … face of the earth (dry ground)’. but they will be blessed and will increase on the dry ground in the name of the Lord. 4And they 7 Eth.I F ‘he’. will shut up those angels who showed iniquity in that burning valley which my great-grandfather Enoch had shown to me previously, in the west, near the mountains of gold and silver and iron and soft-metal and tin. 5And I saw that valley in which there was a great disturbance, and a heaving of the waters. 6And when all this happened, from that fiery molten metal and the disturbance which disturbed the waters in that place a smell of sulphur was produced, and it was associated with those waters. And that valley of the 7angels who led men astray burns under the ground; and through the valleys of that same area flow out rivers of fire where those angels will be punished who led astray those who dwell upon the dry ground. 8And in those days those waters will serve the kings and the mighty and the exalted, and those who dwell upon the dry ground, for the healing of soul and body, 8 of soul and body: GQUD′ ‘of the body’. but also for the punishment of the spirit. And their spirits 9 D′ ‘souls’. are so full of lust 10 GQU ‘desire’. that they will be punished in their bodies, for they denied the Lord of Spirits. And they see their punishment every day, yet they do not believe in his name. 9And the more their bodies are burnt, the more a change will come over their spirits for ever and ever; for no one can speak an idle word before the Lord of Spirits. 10For judgement will come upon them, for they believe in the lust 11 GQUD′ ‘desire’. of their bodies, but deny the spirit of the Lord. 11And those same waters will undergo a change in those days; for when those angels are punished in those days, 12 Eth.I ‘waters’. the temperature of those springs of water will change, and when the angels come up from the water, that water of the springs will change and will become cold. 12And I heard the holy 13 the holy: Eth.I om. Michael answering and saying, This judgement with which the angels are judged is a testimony for the kings and the mighty who possess the dry ground. 13For these waters of judgement serve for the healing of the bodies of the kings, 14 for the healing … of the kings: so all MSS except BCXY, although the MSS have ‘angels’ instead of ‘kings’. But it seems likely that ‘angels’ is a mistranslation. BX ‘for their healing’; C ‘for the healing of the angels’; Y defective. and for the lust 15 So M: GQTUD′ ‘desire’; Eth.II ‘death’. of their bodies; but they do not see and do not believe that these waters will change, and will become a fire which burns for ever.

Notes:

1 GMQT1UD′ om.

2 Eth.I X ‘have made’.

3 come out: so T Eth.II; GMQUD′ have a different verb (in various forms), but their text does not make sense.

4 and a change … empty: so QEC′; other MSS probably to be translated ‘and the dry ground shall undergo a change that it may not remain empty’.

5 over the face of the dry ground: so CFP2BDOXYB′; other MSS om.

6 So EFHP2: other MSS ‘dry ground’. BDOXYB′ om. by hmt. ‘I will not again … face of the earth (dry ground)’.

7 Eth.I F ‘he’.

8 of soul and body: GQUD′ ‘of the body’.

9 D′ ‘souls’.

10 GQU ‘desire’.

11 GQUD′ ‘desire’.

12 Eth.I ‘waters’.

13 the holy: Eth.I om.

14 for the healing … of the kings: so all MSS except BCXY, although the MSS have ‘angels’ instead of ‘kings’. But it seems likely that ‘angels’ is a mistranslation. BX ‘for their healing’; C ‘for the healing of the angels’; Y defective.

15 So M: GQTUD′ ‘desire’; Eth.II ‘death’.

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