Numbers 6:25

Hebrew Bible

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 righteous will rejoice, and there will be forgiveness of sins, and every kind of mercy and peace and tolerance: There will be salvation for them, a splendid light. And for you sinners, there will be no salvation, but a curse will remain on you all. 8 And for you, the godless, there will be a curse. 9 But for the chosen, there will be light, joy, and peace, and they shall inherit the earth. 10 And then wisdom will be granted to the chosen, and they will all live and never sin again, neither through ungodliness nor through pride; but those who are wise will be humble.

 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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