and climbeth up by me shall never fall: wherefore, blessed are they of which I have spoken, for they shall come
forth with songs of ever-lasting Joy.
And it came to pass, that Enoch cried unto the Lord, saying: when the Son of man [cometh] in the flesh, shall the earth rest? I pray thee show me these things. And the Lord said unto Enoch, look, and he looked and beheld the son of man lif ted upon the cross, after the manner of men; and he heard a loud voice; and the heavens were veiled; and all the cre ation of God mourned; and the earth groaned; and the rocks rent were rent: and the saints arose and were crowned at
the right hand of the Son of Man, with crowns of glory. and as many of the spirits as were in prison, came forth, and stood on the right hand of God; and the re mainder was reserved in chains of darkness until the Judgement of the great day. And, again, Enoch wept and cried unto the Lord, again, saying when shall the earth rest? And Enoch beheld the Son of man ascend up unto the Father: And he called unto the Lord, Saying, wilt thou not come again upon the earth, for as much
as thou art God, and I know thee, and thou hast sworn unto me and me that I should ask in the name of thine Only begotten, thou hast made me, and given unto me, a right to thy throne, and not of myself but through thine own grace; wherefore I ask thee, if thou wilt not come again on the earth? And the Lord said unto Enoch, as I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wicked ness and vengeance, to fulfil the oath which I have made unto you, concerning the
children of Noah; and the day shall come that the earth shall rest, but before that day the heavens shall be-darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth; and great tribulations shall be among the children of men but my people will I preserve; and righteousness will I send down out of heaven, and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only begotten his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the
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