Updated: Apr 8
WAIT in hope, you righteous; for suddenly shall sinners perish from before you, and you shall exercise dominion over them, according to your will. In the day of the sufferings of sinners your offspring shall be elevated, and lifted up like eagles. Your nest shall be more exalted than that of the avest; you shall ascend, and enter into the cavities of the earth, and into the clefts of the rocks forever, like conies, from the sight of the wicked; Who shall groan over you, and weep like sirens. You shall not fear those who trouble you; for restoration shall be yours; a splendid light shall shine around you, and the voice of tranquility shall be heard from heaven. Woe to you, sinners; for your wealth makes you resemble qodeshiym, but your hearts reproach you, that you are sinners. This word shall testify against you, for the remembrance of crime. Woe to you who feed upon the glory of the grain, and drink the strength of the deepest spring, and in your power tread down the humble. Woe to you who drink water at pleasure; for suddenly shall you be recompensed, consumed, and withered, because you have forsaken the foundation of life. Woe to you who act iniquitously, fraudulently, and blasphemously; there shall be a remembrance against you for evil. Woe to you, powerful, who with power strike down righteousness; for the day of your destruction shall come; at that very time many and good days shall be the portion of the righteous, at the period of your judgment.
THE righteous are confident that sinners will be disgraced, and perish in the day of iniquity. You shall yourselves be conscious of it; for AL ALYON will remember your destruction, and the angels shall rejoice over it. What will you do sinners? And where will you fly in the day of judgment, when you shall hear the words of the prayer of the righteous? You are not like them who in this respect witness against you; you are associates of sinners. In those days shall the prayers of the righteous come up before YAHUAH. When the day of your judgment shall arrive; and every circumstance of your iniquity be related before the great and the Holy One; Your faces shall be covered with shame; while every deed, strengthened by crime, shall be rejected. Woe unto you, sinners, who in the midst of the sea, and on dry land, are those against whom an evil record exists. Woe to you who squander silver and gold, not obtained in righteousness, and say, We are rich, possess wealth, and have acquired everything which we can desire. Now then will we do whatsoever we are disposed to do; for we have amassed silver; our barns are full, and the husbandmen of our families are like overflowing water. Like water shall your falsehood pass away; for your wealth will not be permanent, but shall suddenly ascend from you, because you have obtained it all iniquitously; to extreme malediction shall you be delivered up. And now I swear to you, crafty, as well as simple ones; that you, often contemplating the earth, you men, clothe yourselves more elegantly than married women, and both together more so than a woman and more colored than a girl, everywhere in majesty, in magnificence, in authority, and in silver: but gold, purple, honour, and wealth, like water, flow away. Erudition therefore and wisdom are not theirs. Thus shall they perish, together with their riches, with all their glory, and with their honours; While with disgrace, with slaughter, and in extreme penury, shall their ruachoth be thrust into a furnace of fire. I have sworn to you, sinners, that neither mountain nor hill has been or shall be subservient to woman. Neither in this way has crime been sent down to us upon earth, but men of their own heads have invented it; and greatly shall those who give it efficiency be execrated. Barrenness shall not be previously inflicted on woman; but on account of the work of her hands shall she die childless. I have sworn to you, sinners, by the Holy and the Great One, that all your evil deeds are disclosed in the heavens; and that none of your oppressive acts are concealed and secret. Think not in your minds, neither say in your hearts, that every crime is not manifested and seen. In heaven it is daily written down before AL ALYON. Henceforward shall it be manifested; for every act of oppression which you commit shall be daily recorded, until the period of your condemnation. Woe to you, simple ones, for you shall perish in your simplicity. To the wise you will not listen, and that which is good you shall not obtain. Now therefore know that you are destined to the day of destruction; nor hope that sinners shall live; but in process of time you shall die; for you are not marked for redemption; But are destined to the day of the great judgment, to the day of distress, and the extreme ignominy of your souls. Woe to you, obdurate in heart, who commit crime, and feed on blood. Whence do you feed on good things, drink, and are satiated? Is it not because our KING, AL ALYON, has abundantly supplied every good thing upon earth? To you there shall not be peace. Woe to you who love the deeds of iniquity. Why do you hope for that which is good? Know that you shall be given up into the hands of the righteous; who shall cut off your necks, slay you, and show you no compassion. Woe to you who rejoice in the trouble of the righteous; for a grave shall not be dug for you. Woe to you who frustrate the word of the righteous; for to you there shall be no hope of life. Woe to you who write down the word of falsehood, and the word of the wicked; for their falsehood they record, that they may hear and not forget folly. To them there shall be no peace; but they shall surely die suddenly.
WOE to them who act impiously, who laud and honour the word of falsehood. You have been lost in perdition; and have never led a virtuous life. Woe to you who change the words of integrity. They transgress against the eternal Torah; And cause the heads of those who are not sinners to be trodden down upon the earth. In those days you, O righteous, shall have been deemed worthy of having your prayers rise up in remembrance; and shall have deposited them in testimony before the angels, that they might record the sins of the sinners in the presence of AL ALYON. In those days the nations shall be overthrown; but the families of the nations shall rise again in the day of perdition. In those days they who become pregnant shall go forth, carry off their children, and forsake them. Their offspring shall slip from them, and while suckling them shall they forsake them; they shall never return to them, and never instruct their beloved. Again I swear to you, sinners, that crime has been prepared for the day of blood, which never ceases. They shall worship stones, and engrave golden, silver, and wooden images. They shall worship impure ruachoth, devils, and every idol, in temples; but no help shall be obtained for them. Their hearts shall become impious through their folly, and their eyes be blinded with the fear of their hearts. In their visionary dreams shall they be impious and superstitious, lying in all their actions, and worshipping a stone. Altogether shall they perish. But in those days blessed shall they be, to whom the word of wisdom is delivered; who point out and pursue the path of AL ALYON; who walk in the way of righteousness, and who act not impiously with the impious. They shall be saved. Woe to you who expand the crime of your neighbour; for in She'ol shall you be slain. Woe to you who lay the foundation of sin and deceit, and who are bitter on earth; for on it shall you be consumed. Woe to you who build your houses by the labour of others, every part of which is constructed with brick, and with the stone of crime; I tell you, that you shall not obtain peace. Woe to you who despise the extent of the everlasting inheritance of your fathers, while your souls follow after idols; for to you there shall be no tranquility. Woe to them who commit iniquity, and give aid to blasphemy, who slay their neighbour until the day of the great judgment; for your glory shall fall; malevolence shall he put into your hearts, and the RUACH of his wrath shall stir you up, that everyone of you may perish by the sword. Then shall all the righteous and the holy remember your crimes.
CHANOK (ENOCH) 96,97,98 את CEPHER