Sons of Adam mingle with the daughters of men – Enoch is called to teach and gather
the lovers of God – Establishing Zion and the Tabernacle of Peace – Enoch travels
to Sumer, converses with Cain – Enoch asks for water during drought – Rain is promised
in return for water and safe passage – Cain is gracious towards Enoch – Enoch and
the righteous settle near Lake Ishan
1 Now Adam and Eve sojourned upon the earth 930 years and they had many sons and
2 And it came to pass that the sons of Adam multiplied and they were as giants upon
the face of the land, and many sons and daughters were born to them and they did
move upon the face of the earth, to mingle with the children of men and women.
3 And the sons of Adam saw that the daughters of men were fair and comely, and they
took unto themselves, each man, many wives, which thing proved grievous unto Adam
4 And Adam spoke unto the righteous, saying: “My spirit shall not always walk with
men, for they are but flesh and quick to do evil; therefore, I shall raise up prophets
from among them, to turn them from their evil ways, that they might have joy before
the Lord and live.”
5 Now in the beginning, the Ancient of Days came forth unto the land of Ur in a
mighty vision, and he spoke unto a certain man named Enoch, saying: “Come, O son
of man, and attend your ear unto the words which I shall speak unto you. For I shall
send you forth among the sons and daughters of men.
6 Behold, you are appointed to go forth and speak unto all who will, the words of
the great Father, to reprove many because of unrighteousness, that evil might not
have power over the children of promise.
7 For unto you shall be given the spirit of the Lord, whereby you might bring forth
much good to the children of men. Therefore, fear not the evil which men shall do,
for the Lord shall walk beside you continually, in the hollow of his hand shall he
cause you to stand, and the spirit of his joy shall surely guide you, even unto life
8 Therefore in the holiness of God shall you find the covenant of his majesty. But
as he that has called you is holy, you be holy also, and the covenant of God shall
cover you even as a mantle.
9 For this day shall I give into your keeping the Law of Zion, which law shall be
for the uplifting of the righteous, that they might be strengthened in the day of
affliction, that they might go forth from Zion to bless the children of men in the
name of God, the Eternal Father and Mother.
10 Wherefore shall all who are called out from among the children of men covenant
with God to walk beside him daily, that he might stretch forth the hand of blessing,
that he might lift up the soul of the righteous unto joy and peace.
11 So shall you go forth among the children of men to establish Zion, even the tabernacle
of peace shall you cause to dwell upon the earth, that all who grow weary by way
of evil, even they might come up to Zion. And if they will but covenant to obey,
they shall receive unto their soul great wisdom and blessing.
12 For you shall surely teach them the ways of peace and holiness, that the children
of promise might dwell safely in the bosom of both their Heavenly Father and Mother
who are made to dwell in Heaven, that the children of men might take to their soul
the promise of life eternal.”
13 Thus spoke the Ancient of Days unto Enoch, even he who walked unbidden among
the children of men. And Enoch did wrap his soul in the instructions of the Lord;
in knowledge and understanding did Enoch go before the children of men.
14 Now Enoch went throughout the land of Ur calling unto himself all who desired
to know the Lord God, and as many as heard the words of Enoch, even they did follow
15 And Enoch journeyed forth from the land of Ur and went southward towards the
land of Nod, and there went with him a great multitude of people. And they came nigh
unto the walls of Sumer, the mother of nations and of war.
16 Now when Cain, the son of Adam, heard that a great prophet approached nigh unto
the walls of Sumer, and that there was with him a multitude of people, he called
forth his mighty men dressed for battle, and he set some to guard the city and the
others did he lead forth to meet Enoch.
17 Thus came forth unto the prophet, Cain the son of First Man, even he who slew
his brother to get gain. And Cain spoke unto Enoch, saying:
18 “Who are you that you should come forth with these many people? Are you come
to war against Cain and his mighty men of valor? Have you come forth to take with
violence the glory of Sumer, the mother of nations, which I did build among the children
19 But Enoch spoke graciously unto Cain, saying: “Greetings unto you Cain, son of
Adam, greetings and peace be upon your mighty men of valor. May the peace of God
rest upon the house of Cain.
20 Consider now my lord, how you are become the father of nations and of war. How
then shall these many withstand you in the day of battle, seeing that we are with
women and children?
21 For I came forth unto you not to war, but to call unto the righteous who dwell
in the land, that they might gather themselves before God to bring forth the glory
of Zion, that they might establish in the land the tabernacle of peace.”
22 Now when Cain heard these words, he laughed aloud, and in the strength of his
arm did he taunt the prophet Enoch, saying: “You are truly a visionary man. Did you
not know that all who dwell in the land of Nod abide by my word alone and not another?
23 Tell me, prophet, before these many and my mighty ones also: Who has commanded
you to establish Zion? Who has anointed you with power that you should come here
to call forth the lovers of God?
24 Behold, all that dwell here about are but the lovers of Cain. Who has told you
to do this foolish thing, seeing that there is none in the land of Sumer to answer?”
25 And Cain laughed greatly, but Enoch answered him, saying: “Behold, my lord, the
Ancient of Days has commanded me; even he who was your father, Adam, has anointed
me from above saying:
26 ‘Gather out the righteous that I might bring forth Zion upon the land, that you
might establish the tabernacle of peace among the children of men.’
27 Now I beseech you, for your father’s sake, that if there be no lovers of God
among you, then grant us passage through the lands round about. Only let us have
water that we perish not on our journey, and whatever you shall ask in payment, even
that shall we give unto you.”
28 Now when Cain heard these words, he desired to give unto Enoch according to his
request, yet there was a drought upon the land. For it had not rained in four years
and water had become most precious.
29 And Cain spoke unto Enoch, saying: “For the sake of my father would I give unto
you and your people water to drink, that perhaps I might restore unto my soul the
love of God. Yet behold how the land is dry and barren.
30 Therefore if I should give unto you such as I have, then perhaps there should
not be enough for my people also. For, behold, water is become more precious than
31 But Enoch besought him, saying: “If you will be gracious unto me and give unto
the multitude water to drink, both them and their herds, then shall God open unto
you the fountains of Heaven that it should rain again upon the earth.”
32 And Cain spoke again, saying: “Shall God be gracious unto me? Am I not Cain the
son of Adam? Am I not he who first slew his brother to get gain, to take unto my
soul the glory and praise of men?
33 How then say you that God shall open the fountains of Heaven, that it should
rain again upon the earth? For I have determined aforetime, that except it should
rain, my people must surely wither as the grass and the glory of Sumer shall be no
more. Shall God then send the rain and restore unto Cain the kingdom of his glory?”
34 And Cain stretched forth his hand, saying: “Consider, O prophet of God, how the
earth is cracked and broken asunder for want of water. Behold, how the land does
thirst and perish, and there is none to satisfy. For the great rivers have grown
weak and feeble, and there is a stink upon the land.
35 Yet for my father’s sake shall I give unto you a portion of that which I have;
perchance I shall find favor with God and he shall grant unto me according to your
36 So Cain commanded his mighty men that they should take the people of Enoch and
give unto them water to drink, both for themselves and their flocks and herds.
37 And when they were filled, Enoch spoke unto Cain, saying: “Because you have given
unto these many, water, that they perish not, God shall show unto you his great mercy.
For surely he makes his sun to shine upon the just and the unjust.
38 For the Lord our God esteems all flesh as one people, and unto all the children
of men has he stretched out his hand all the day long, that he might strengthen them
and bless them above all the works of his hands.
39 Therefore, know this, O father of nations, that three days shall not pass away
from before you, except God shall send unto you the rain, that it might heal the
land and refresh again the hearts of the children of men.
40 Now if I have found favor in your sight, let me take this people unto a land
near unto you, that we might rest from our journey, that we might worship the Lord
our God against the day when we are called forth to labor.
41 Therefore, give unto us your blessings that we might rest for a little while,
that we might await the blessings of God when he shall send forth the rain, that
we might also be refreshed.”
42 When Cain heard these words, his heart was softened towards Enoch and his multitude,
for he found therewith the mercy of that God who in the beginning did set upon him
the mark, that all who should see Cain might not kill him.
43 Therefore Cain commanded his mighty ones that they should take Enoch and his
people beside the borders of Lake Ishan, that they might rest awhile from their journey,
that they might await the refreshing of the Lord when he should send forth his rain
unto the earth.
44 Now Enoch encamped his people in the land by the borders of Sumer. And on the
third day there gathered many great clouds in the heavens, and they were heavy with