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Old Testament Revision 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and as Enoch saw thus he had bitterness of soul and wept over his breatheren and said unto the heavens I will refuse to be comforted but the Lord said unto Enoch lift up your heart and be glad and look and it came to pass that Enoch looked and from Noah he beheld all the families of the earth and he cryed cried unto the Lord saying when shall the day of the Lord come when shall the blood of the righteous be shed that all they that mourn may be sanctyfied and have eternal <​life​> and the Lord said in <​it​> shall be in the meridien of time in the days of wickedness and vengence and behold Enoch saw the day of the coming of the son of man even in the flesh and it <​he​> <​his soul​> s rejoced saying the righteous is lifted up and the Lamb is slain from the foundation of the world and through faith I am in the bosom of the father and behold Zion is with me and it came to pass that Enoch look’d upon the earth and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof saying wo wo is me the mother of men I am pained I am weary because of the wickedness of my children when shall I rest and be cleans’d from the wickedness wh filthiness which has gone forth out of me when will my creator sanctify me that I may rest and righteousness for a season abide upon my face and when Enoch heard the earth mourn he wept and cried unto the Lord saying O Lord wilt thou not have compassion upon the earth wilt thou not bless the children of Noah and it came to pass that Enoch continued his cry unto the Lord saying I ask thee O Lord in the name of thy only begotten even Jesus Christ that thou wilt have mercy upon Noah and his seed that the earth might never more be covered by the froods [floods] and the Lord could not withold and he covenented with Noah and swore unto him with an oath that he would stay the floods that he would call upon the children of Noah and he sent fourth an unaltarable decree tha[t] a remnent of his seed should always be found among all nations while the earth should stand and the Lord said blessed is him through whose seed Massiah should come for he saith I am Massiah the king of Zion the rock of heaven which is broad as eternity and whose <​whoso​> cometh in at the gate and climbeth up by me shall never fall wherefore blessed are they of which I have spoken for th[ey] shall come forth with songs of everlasting 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 shew me these things and the Lord said unto Enoch look and <​he​> looked and beheld the Son of man lifted up<​on​> on the cross after the manner of men and he heard a loud voice and the heavens were vail’d and all the creation of God mourned and the earth groan’d and the rocks were rent and the saints arose and was 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 fourth and stood on the right hand of God and the remainder were <​was​> reserved in chaines of darkness untill 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 call’d unto the Lord saying wilt thou not come again upon the earth for inasmuch as thou art God and I know the[e] and thou hast sworn unto me and commanded 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 [p. 18]
and as Enoch saw thus he had bitterness of soul and wept over his breatheren and said unto the heavens I will refuse to be comforted but the Lord said unto Enoch lift up your heart and be glad and look and it came to pass that Enoch looked and from Noah he beheld all the families of the earth and he cried unto the Lord saying when shall the day of the Lord come when shall the blood of the righteous be shed that all they that mourn may be sanctyfied and have eternal life and the Lord said it shall be in the meridien of time in the days of wickedness and vengence and behold Enoch saw the day of the coming of the son of man even in the flesh and his soul s rejoced saying the righteous is lifted up and the Lamb is slain from the foundation of the world and through faith I am in the bosom of the father and behold Zion is with me and it came to pass that Enoch look’d upon the earth and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof saying wo wo is me the mother of men I am pained I am weary because of the wickedness of my children when shall I rest and be cleans’d from the filthiness which has gone forth out of me when will my creator sanctify me that I may rest and righteousness for a season abide upon my face and when Enoch heard the earth mourn he wept and cried unto the Lord saying O Lord wilt thou not have compassion upon the earth wilt thou not bless the children of Noah and it came to pass that Enoch continued his cry unto the Lord saying I ask thee O Lord in the name of thy only begotten even Jesus Christ that thou wilt have mercy upon Noah and his seed that the earth might never more be covered by the froods [floods] and the Lord could not withold and he covenented with Noah and swore unto him with an oath that he would stay the floods that he would call upon the children of Noah and he sent fourth an unaltarable decree that a remnent of his seed should always be found among all nations while the earth should stand and the Lord said blessed is him through whose seed Massiah should come for he saith I am Massiah the king of Zion the rock of heaven which is broad as eternity and whoso cometh in at the gate 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 everlasting 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 shew me these things and the Lord said unto Enoch look and he looked and beheld the Son of man lifted upon the cross after the manner of men and he heard a loud voice and the heavens were vail’d and all the creation of God mourned and the earth groan’d and the rocks were rent and the saints arose and was 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 fourth and stood on the right hand of God and the remainder was reserved in chaines of darkness untill 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 call’d unto the Lord saying wilt thou not come again upon the earth for inasmuch as thou art God and I know thee and thou hast sworn unto me and commanded 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 [p. 18]
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