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

Chapter XIV

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1Mathusalom answered his father Enoch, What kind of food, father, would you like us to get ready for you, so that you can bless our dwellings, and your sons, and all your household, and glorify your people, before you go away? 2And Enoch answered his son and said, Listen, my child: from the day when the Lord anointed me with the oil of his glory, I have had no food at all: 1 anointed me…at all = BNBaR: U ‘anointed my head with oil, and I was afraid’. food is of no consequence 2 Lit. ‘is not sweet’. to me; and I have no desire for any earthly food. 3But call your brothers and all our 3 So UN: BBaR ‘your’. household and the elders of the people, that I may speak to them and then depart. 4And Methusalom made haste and called his brothers Regim and Ariim and Achazuchan and Charimion 4 R adds ‘and Gaidad’. and all the elders of the people; and he brought them to his father Enoch, and they bowed down to him. 5 U ‘to Enoch’: R ‘before his face’. 5And Enoch received them and blessed them; and he answered them and said,

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1 anointed me…at all = BNBaR: U ‘anointed my head with oil, and I was afraid’.

2 Lit. ‘is not sweet’.

3 So UN: BBaR ‘your’.

4 R adds ‘and Gaidad’.

5 U ‘to Enoch’: R ‘before his face’.

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