6 Your right hand, O Lord, was majestic in power; your right hand, O Lord, shattered the enemy. 7 In the abundance of your majesty you have overthrown those who rise up against you. You sent forth your wrath; it consumed them like stubble. 8 By the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up, the flowing water stood upright like a heap, and the deep waters were solidified in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy said, ‘I will chase, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire will be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand will destroy them.’ 10 But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
1 Enoch 48:9
8 In these days downcast in countenance shall the kings of the earth have become, And the strong who possess the land because of the works of their hands; For on the day of their anguish and affliction they shall not (be able to) save themselves. 9 And I will give them over into the hands of Mine elect: As straw in the fire so shall they burn before the face of the holy: As lead in the water shall they sink before the face of the righteous, And no trace of them shall any more be found. 10 And on the day of their affliction there shall be rest on the earth, And before them they shall fall and not rise again: And there shall be no one to take them with his hands and raise them: For they have denied the Lord of Spirits and His Anointed. The name of the Lord of Spirits be blessed.
Notes and References
"... The combination here of the images of fire and water is striking. The double images of fire blazing through a field of straw and lead sinking in the water echoes the language of Exodus 15:7,10 which depicts God's judgment on the Egyptian king and his hosts at the Sea of Reeds. The exodus allusion is especially appropriate with reference to the judgment of the kings here. For fire devouring rubble as an image for God's judgment of the wicked, see also Obadiah 18 and Malachi 4:1 ..."
Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 175) Fortress Press, 2012
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