1 Enoch 1:9


6 The high mountains will shake, the hills will be leveled, and they will melt like wax before the fire 7 The earth will be completely torn apart, and everything on it will perish, and there will be judgment upon all people. 8 But with the righteous, He will establish peace. He will protect the chosen, and mercy will be upon them. They will all belong to God, prosper, and be blessed. He will aid them, and light will shine for them, and He will make peace with them. 9 Behold! He comes with tens of thousands of His holy ones to pass judgment upon all, to annihilate all the wicked, to convict every soul of all the godless deeds they have committed, and of all the harsh words that godless sinners have spoken against Him.

Jude 1:14

New Testament

14 Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, “Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones, 15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all the harsh words that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” 16 These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain. 17 But you, dear friends—recall the predictions foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 For they said to you, “At the end of time there will come scoffers, propelled by their own ungodly desires.” 19 These people are divisive, worldly, devoid of the Spirit.

 Notes and References

"... The longest and only unambiguous quotation in the Epistle of Jude is not from an Old Testament book but rather from 1 Enoch. There are a couple of Old Testament allusions in the Jude text. Enoch is acknowledged to be “seventh from Adam” (14), and, according to the Old Testament, counting inclusively, he is. The image of God coming with his angelic hosts (14) is drawn from Deuteronomy 33:2 ... This is a colorful metaphorical description of the theophany at Sinai. The “holy ones” probably are angels, though this is less than certain because “holy ones” in the ensuing verse (33:3) clearly refers to God’s people. Nevertheless, the language is picked up by 1 Enoch 1:9 and then cited here in Jude to conjure up the divine court coming for final judgment ..."

Carson, D. A. "Jude" in Beale, G. K., and D. A. Carson, editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (p. 2429) Baker Academic, 2007

"... in the quotation of 1 Enoch in Jude, the text is altered to clarify that it refers to Jesus and that the prophecy is to be seen as fulfilled ... These comparisons are enlightening and impressive. First, the indefinite 'he' in the Ethiopic, which referred back to God and his future coming, is paralleled by kurios in the Greek. The alteration is clearly by the Christian Jews; as most interpolations and alterations by Christians of early Jewish writings, the alteration is caused by Christology ..."

Charlesworth, James H. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha & the New Testament (p. 73) Trinity Press International, 1998

 User Comments

Is it true Enoch received a prophecy that the flood would come at the time of the death of his son Methuselah?

Rossa, July 15, 2023, 7:58 pm

Love these powerful quotes from the New and Old Testament of Orthodox Christians. D.A. Carson's statement doesn't make sense, since faithful believers before Jesus obviously embraced Enoch as Old Testament book that was miraculously translated by 6 trusted Jewish scholars of each of the 12 tribes when ordered by Ptolemy 2nd to translate the Hebrew Bible of their time to Greek. The Septuagint continued to be translated by faithful Jews until 100 years before God became Man and lived with us as ...

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Stephanie, August 23, 2023, 8:47 pm

I need to find the original Book of Enoch, as I'm already studying the King James Holy Bible. Can you help me find a hardback copy of it? Thank you for your help and the research you've done. It's deeply appreciated.

Patricia Anderson, April 7, 2024, 7:12 pm

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