1 Enoch 38:2


2 And when the Righteous One shall appear before the eyes of the righteous, whose chosen deeds depend on the Lord of Spirits, and light shall appear to the righteous and the elect who dwell on the earth, where then will be the dwelling of the sinners, and where the resting-place of those who have denied the Lord of Spirits? It would have been better for them if they had not been born. 3 When the secrets of the righteous are revealed and the sinners judged, and the godless driven from the presence of the righteous and elect, 4 From that time those who possess the earth shall no longer be powerful and exalted, and they shall not be able to behold the face of the holy, for the Lord of Spirits has caused His light to appear on the face of the holy, righteous, and elect.

Matthew 26:24

New Testament

21 And while they were eating he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.” 22 They became greatly distressed and each one began to say to him, “Surely not I, Lord?” 23 He answered, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born.” 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” Jesus replied, “You have said it yourself.”

 Notes and References

"... Walck clarifies that Matthew’s allusions to the “throne of his glory” (Matthew 19:28; 25:31) and the “Parables of the weeds and last Judgment” (13:36-43; 25:31-46) reveal the most explicit connections between Matthew and the Parables of Enoch. Beyond Matthew’s usage, there is Luke’s use of the term “Chosen one” (Luke 9:35; 23:35), especially since the title is distinct from the Marcan parallel. Luke’s reference to redemption drawing near in 21:28 is close to the idea of salvation drawing near in 1 Enoch 51:2 and 62:13-16. Even in Mark there is a potential allusion in the discussion of Jesus’ betrayer and the remark that it would be better for him not to have been born (14:21), an idea much like the one found in 1 Enoch 38:2. so allusions to the Parables of Enoch may well be present in all the Synoptics. There is not so much evidence of influence in the earthly or suffering sayings ..."

McDonald, Lee Martin "The Parables of Enoch in Early Christianity" in Charlesworth, James H., and Darrell L. Bock., ed. Parables of Enoch: A Paradigm Shift (p. 369) T&T Clark, 2013

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