17.1 And they took me to a place where they were like burning fire, and, when they wished, they made themselves look like men.
17.2 And they led me to a place of storm, and to a mountain, the tip of whose summit reached to Heaven.
17.3 And I saw lighted places, and thunder in the outermost ends, in its depths a bow of fire, and arrows, and their quivers, and a sword of fire, and all the flashes of lightning.
17.4 And they took me to the Water of Life, as it is called, and to the Fire of the West, which receives every setting of the Sun.
17.5 And I came to a river of fire, whose fire flows like water, and pours out into the Great Sea, which is towards the west.
17.6 And I saw all the great rivers, and I reached the Great Darkness, and went where all flesh walks.
17.7 And I saw the Mountains of the Darkness of Winter, and the place where the water of all the deeps pours out.
17.8 And I saw the mouths of all the rivers of the Earth, and the mouth of the deep.
18.1 And I saw the storehouses of all the winds,
and I saw how, with them, He has adorned all creation, and I saw the foundations
of the Earth.
18.2 And I saw the cornerstone of the Earth. And I saw the four winds which support the Earth and the sky.
18.3 And I saw how the winds stretch out the height of Heaven, and how they position themselves between Heaven and Earth; they are the Pillars of Heaven.
18.4 And I saw the winds which turn the sky, and cause the disc of the Sun, and all the stars, to set.
18.5 And I saw the winds on the Earth, which support the clouds, and I saw the paths of the Angels. I saw, at the end of the Earth, the firmament of Heaven above.
18.6 And I went towards the south, and it was burning, day and night, where there were seven mountains of precious stones, three towards the east, and three towards the south.
18.7 And those towards the east were of coloured stone, and one was of pearl, and one of healing stone, and those towards the south, of red stone.
18.8 And the middle one reached to Heaven, like the throne of the Lord, of stibium, and the top of the throne was of sapphire.
18.9 And I saw a burning fire, and what was in all the mountains.
18.10 And I saw a place there, beyond the great earth; there the waters gathered together.
18.11 And I saw a deep chasm of the Earth, with pillars of Heavenly fire, and I saw among them, fiery pillars of Heaven, which were falling, and as regards both height and depth, they were immeasurable.
18.12 And beyond this chasm, I saw a place, and it had neither the sky above it, nor the foundation of earth below it. There was no water on it, and no birds, but it was a desert place.
18.13 And a terrible thing I saw there, seven stars, like great burning mountains.
18.14 And, like a spirit questioning me, the Angel said: "This is the place of the end of Heaven and Earth; this is the prison for the Stars of Heaven and the Host of Heaven.
18.15 And the stars which roll over the fire, these are the ones which transgressed the command of the Lord, from the beginning of their rising, because they did not come out at their proper times.
18.16 And He was angry with them, and bound them until the time of the consummation of their sin, in the Year of Mystery."
19.1 And Uriel said to me: "The spirits
of the Angels, who were promiscuous with women, will stand here; and they, assuming
many forms, made men unclean, and will lead men astray, so that they sacrifice
to demons as gods. And they will stand there until the Great Judgement Day,
on which they will be judged, so that an end will be made of them.
19.2 And their wives, having led astray the Angels of Heaven, will become peaceful."
19.3 And I, Enoch, alone saw the sight, the ends of everything, and no man has seen what I have seen.
20.1 And these are the names of the Holy Angels
who keep Watch.
20.2 Uriel, one of the Holy Angels; namely the Angel of thunder and earthquakes.
20.3 Raphael, one of the Holy Angels; namely the Angel of the spirits of men.
20.4 Raguel, one of the Holy Angels; who takes vengeance on the world, and on the lights.
20.5 Michael, one of the Holy Angels; namely the one put in charge of the best part of mankind, in charge of the nation.
20.6 Saraqael, one of the Holy Angels; who is in charge of the spirits of men who cause the spirits to sin.
20.7 Gabriel, one of the Holy Angels; who is in charge of the Serpents, and the Garden, and the Cherubim.
21.1 And I went round to a place where there
was nothing made.
21.2 And I saw a terrible thing; neither the High Heaven, nor the firm earth, but a desert place, prepared and terrible.
21.3 And there, I saw seven Stars of Heaven, bound on it together, like great mountains, and burning like fire.
21.4 Then I said: "For what sin have they been bound, and why have they been thrown here?"
21.5 And Uriel, one of the Holy Angels, who was with me and led me, spoke to me and said: "Enoch, about whom do you ask? About whom do you inquire, ask, and care?
21.6 These, are some of the stars, which transgressed the command of the Lord Most High, and they have been bound here, until ten thousand ages are completed; the number of the days of their sin."
21.7 And from there, I went to another place, more terrible than this. And I saw a terrible thing; there was a great fire there, which burnt and blazed. And the place had a cleft reaching into the abyss, full of great pillars of fire, which were made to fall; neither its extent, nor its size, could I see, nor could I see its source.
21.8 Then I said: "How terrible this place is, and how painful to look at!"
21.9 Then Uriel, one of the Holy Angels, who was with me, answered me. He answered me and said to me: "Enoch, why do you have such fear and terror because of this terrible place, and before this pain?"
21.10 And he said to me: "This place is the prison of the Angels, and there they will be held for ever."
22.1 And from there, I went to another place,
and he showed me, in the west, a large and high mountain, and a hard rock, and
four hollow places.
22.2 And inside, it was deep, wide, and very smooth. How smooth are these hollow places, and deep, and dark to look at!
22.3 Then Raphael, one of the Holy Angels who was with me, answered me, and said to me: "These hollow places are there so that the spirits, the souls of the dead, might be gathered into them. For them they were created; so that here they might gather the souls of the sons of men.
22.4 And these places they made, where they will keep them until the Day of Judgement, and until their appointed time, and that appointed time will be long, until the Great Judgement comes upon them.
22.5 And I saw the spirits of the sons of men who were dead; and their voices reached Heaven and complained.
22.6 Then, I asked Raphael, the Angel who was with me, and said to him: "Whose is this spirit, whose voice thus reaches Heaven and complains?"
22.7 And he answered me, and said to me, saying: "This spirit is the one that came out of Abel, whom Cain, his brother, killed. And he will complain about him, until his offspring are destroyed from the face of the Earth, and, from amongst the offspring of men, his offspring perish."
22.8 Then I asked about him, and about judgement on all, and I said: "Why is one separated from another?"
22.9 And he answered me, and said to me: "These three places were made in order that they might separate the spirits of the dead. And thus the souls of the righteous have been separated; this is the spring of water, and on it the light.
22.10 Likewise, a place has been created for sinners, when they die and are buried in the earth, and judgement has not come upon them during their life.
22.11 And here their souls will be separated for this great torment, until the great Day of Judgement, and punishment, and torment, for those who curse, for ever, and of vengeance on their souls. And there He will bind them for ever. Verily, He is, from the beginning of the world.
22.12 And thus, a place has been separated for the souls of those who complain, and give information, about their destruction; about when they were killed, in the days of the sinners.
22.13 Thus a place has been created for the souls of men who are not righteous, but sinners, accomplished in wrongdoing and with the wrongdoers will be their lot. But, their souls will not be killed on the Day of Judgement, nor will they rise from here."
22.14 Then I blessed the Lord of Glory, and said: "Blessed be my Lord, the Lord of Glory and Righteousness, who rules everything for ever."
23.1 And, from there, I went to another place,
towards the west, to the ends of the Earth.
23.2 And I saw a fire, that burnt and ran, without resting, or ceasing from running, by day or by night, but continued in exactly the same way.
23.3 And I asked saying: "What is this which has no rest?"
23.4 Then Raguel, one of the Holy Angels, who was with me, answered me, and said to me: "This burning fire, whose course you saw towards the west, is the fire of all the Lights of Heaven."