1 In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw the Lord seated on a high, elevated throne. The hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs stood over him; each one had six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and they used the remaining two to fly. 3 They called out to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! His majestic splendor fills the entire earth!” 4 The sound of their voices shook the door frames, and the temple was filled with smoke. 5 I said, “Woe to me! I am destroyed, for my lips are contaminated by sin, and I live among people whose lips are contaminated by sin. My eyes have seen the king, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
1 Enoch 39:14
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."' 15 And here my eyes saw all those who sleep not: they stand before Him and bless and say: 'Blessed be Thou, and blessed be the name of the Lord for ever and ever.' 16 And my face was changed; for I could no longer behold.
Notes and References
"... Although v. 12de is a paraphrase of Isaiah 6:3, it is likely that these lines and their context reflect contemporary Jewish liturgy. The verb 'bless,' which frames the lines (v. 12ac, 13c) and the baruk formula in v. 13d parallel the justaposition of Isa 6:3 Ezek 3:12 in two insertions in the early Jewish liturgy ..."
Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 128) Fortress Press, 2012
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