Deuteronomy 28:12

Hebrew Bible

11 The Lord will greatly multiply your children, the offspring of your livestock, and the produce of your soil in the land that he promised your ancestors he would give you. 12 The Lord will open for you his good treasure house, the heavens, to give you rain for the land in its season and to bless all you do; you will lend to many nations but you will not borrow from any. 13 The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always end up at the top and not at the bottom, if you obey his commandments that I am urging you today to be careful to do.

1 Enoch 11:1


1 And in those days I will open the store chambers of blessing which are in the heaven, so as to send them down ⌈upon the earth⌉ over the work and labour of the children of men. 2 And truth and peace shall be associated together throughout all the days of the world and throughout all the generations of men.'

 Notes and References

"... The instruction of the fallen angels encourages humankind to become involved with items related to wealth, i.e., precious stones, jewellery, and gold, which lead to violence and an excessive lifestyle. Enoch’s wisdom involves cosmological secrets that encourage faithfulness and endurance by emphasizing the consequences of actions in the afterlife. In addition, the progeny of the angels are referred to as the ‘sons of fornication’ (1 Enoch 10:9). While the Hebrew Bible often associates luxurious items with violence and oppression, the connection with sexual immorality appears to be a new development. The biblical tradition also speaks of fornication in relation to covenant unfaithfulness and idolatry but not wealth (1 Enoch 11:1) ... The distance implied between the seventy generations that the Watchers are bound and the Final Judgement points to an interim period in which the spirits of the bastard offspring continue to wreak havoc on humankind and lead them astray from worshipping God (1 Enoch 15:8–9; 19:1). This distance, taken together with the phrase ‘In those days’, implies an eschatological blessing for the righteous who suffer in this present age. Just as the giants destroyed the produce of mankind and carried out violence against them, in the future God will restore their previous losses and will bring about conditions of peace and truth. Language of the Deuteronomistic promise of blessing can be detected (Deuteronomy 28:12) ..."

Mathews, Mark D. Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful: Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John (pp. 47-48) Cambridge University Press, 2013

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