1 Enoch 39:12


10 There I wished to dwell, And my spirit longed for that dwelling-place: And there heretofore hath been my portion, For so has it been established concerning me before the Lord of Spirits. 11 In those days I praised and extolled the name of the Lord of Spirits with blessings and praises, because He hath destined me for blessing and glory according to the good pleasure of the Lord of Spirits. 12 For a long time my eyes regarded that place, and I blessed Him and praised Him, saying: 'Blessed is He, and may He be blessed from the beginning and for evermore. 13 And before Him there is no ceasing. He knows before the world was created what is for ever and what will be from generation unto generation. 14 Those who sleep not bless Thee: they stand before Thy glory and bless, praise, and extol, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Spirits: He filleth the earth with spirits."'


The Thanksgiving Hymns
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Behold, Thou art Prince of gods and King of majesties, Lord of all spirits, and Ruler of all creatures; nothing is done without Thee, and nothing is known without Thy will. Beside Thee there is nothing, and nothing can compare with Thee in strength; in the presence of Thy glory there is nothing, and Thy might is without price. Who among Thy great and marvellous creatures can stand in the presence of Thy glory? How then can he who returns to his dust?

 Notes and References

"... 'Lord of Spirits' is the most frequent title for God in the Parables [of Enoch], where it occurs 102 times... the expression occurs, finally, in a string of titles in one of the Qumran hodayot. That this connotation governs the formula 'Lord of Spirits' in the Parables is clear from 1 Enoch 39:12, where the Trisagion is paraphrased ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 91) Fortress Press, 2012

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