16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “You are about to die, and then these people will begin to prostitute themselves with the foreign gods of the land into which they are going. They will reject me and break my covenant that I have made with them. 17 At that time my anger will erupt against them, and I will abandon them and hide my face from them until they are devoured. Many disasters and distresses will overcome them so that they will say at that time, ‘Have not these disasters overcome us because our God is not among us?’ 18 But I will certainly hide myself at that time because of all the wickedness they will have done by turning to other gods.
1 Enoch 103:11
10 And we have been destroyed and have not found any to help us even with a word: We have been tortured ⌈and destroyed⌉, and not hoped to see life from day to day. 11 We hoped to be the head and have become the tail: We have toiled laboriously and had no satisfaction in our toil; And we have become the food of the sinners and the unrighteous, And they have laid their yoke heavily upon us. 12 They have had dominion over us that hated us †and smote us; And to those that hated us† we have bowed our necks But they pitied us not.
Notes and References
"... As in verse 11c, the text may be a double allusion. First, it may echo the imagery in Deuteronomy 28:26 in which the carcasses of the disobedient are to “become food”, though not to the enemy but to birds and animals (therefore, cf. Deut. 31:17 cited under v. 9b above). Second, the allusion to the Book of Watchers may continue; when the giants found the produce of humanity insufficient, the Ethiopic and Greek versions of 7:4 state that they “consumed” or “devoured them” ..."
Stuckenbruck, Loren T. 1 Enoch 91-108 (p. 555) De Gruyter, 2007
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