23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 “‘“The Lord bless you and protect you; 25 The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”’” 27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
1 Enoch 5:9
7 And all the . . . shall rejoice, And there shall be forgiveness of sins, And every mercy and peace and forbearance: There shall be salvation unto them, a goodly light. And for all of you sinners there shall be no salvation, But on you all shall abide a curse. 8 And for you the godless there shall be a curse. 9 But for the elect there shall be light and joy and peace and they shall inherit the earth. 10 And then there shall be bestowed upon the elect wisdom, And they shall all live and never again sin, Either through ungodliness or through pride: But they who are wise shall be humble. 11 And they shall not again transgress, Nor shall they sin all the days of their life, Nor shall they die of (the divine) anger or wrath, But they shall complete the number of the days of their life. And their lives shall be increased in peace, And the years of their joy shall be multiplied, In eternal gladness and peace, All the days of their life.
Notes and References
"... There is no doubt that the last phrase of the Priestly Blessing, 'and give you peace' delivers the keyword to lines 9d and 9e. BUt when our author develops the contents of this peace, he takes his motifs from other OT texts, and no the least, once again, from texts dealing with the covenant-making ..."
Hartman, Lars Asking for a Meaning: A Study of 1 Enoch 1-5 (p. 37) LiberLäromedel/Gleerup, 1979
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