1 And now, my son Methushelaḥ, all these I am recounting to you and writing down for you and I have revealed to you all matters, and given you books concerning all these. So preserve, my son Methushelaḥ, the books from your father’s hand, and deliver them to the generations of the world.

2 I have given wisdom to you and to your children, and your children that shall be unto you, that they may give it to their children for generations – this wisdom – that passes their thought.

3 And those who understand it shall not sleep, but shall listen with the ear that they may learn this wisdom, and it shall please those that eat of it, better than good food.

4 Baruḵ are all the righteous. Baruḵ are all those who walk In the Way of righteousness and do not sin as the sinners, in the reckoning of all their days in which the sun traverses the shamayim, entering into and departing from the portals for thirty days with the heads of thousands of the order of the stars, together with the four which are intercalated which divide the four portions of the year, which lead them and enter with them four days.

5 Owing to them, men shall be at fault and not reckon them in the whole reckoning of the year; also, men shall be at fault, and not recognise them accurately.

6 For they belong to the reckoning of the year and are truly recorded forever; one in the first portal and one in the third, and one in the fourth and one in the sixth, and the year is completed in three hundred and sixty-four days.

7 And the account thereof is accurate and the recorded reckoning thereof exact; for the lights, and months and Festivals, and years and days, has Uri’ĕl shown and revealed to me, to whom the Aḏon of the whole creation of the world has subjected the host of the shamayim.

8 And He has power over night and day in the shamayim to cause the light to give light to men – sun, moon, and stars, and all the powers of the shamayim which revolve in their circular chariots.

9 And these are the orders of the stars, which go down in their places, and in their Appointed Times and Festivals and months.

10 And these are the names of those who lead them, who watch that they enter at their times, in their orders, in their seasons, in their months, in their periods of dominion, and in their positions.

11 Their four leaders who divide the four parts of the year enter first; and after them the twelve leaders of the orders who divide the months; and for the three hundred and sixty there are heads over thousands who divide the days; and for the four intercalary days there are the leaders which divide the four parts of the year.

12 And these heads over thousands are intercalated between leader and leader, each behind a station, but their leaders make the division.

13 And these are the names of the leaders who divide the four parts of the year which are ordained: Malki’ĕl,   Allammeleḵ, and  Meleḵya’al, and Nĕr’ĕl.

14 And the names of those who lead them: Aḏnar’ĕl, and Yasusa’ĕl, and Elome’ĕl – these three follow the leaders of the orders, and there is one that follows the three leaders of the orders which follow those leaders of stations that divide the four parts of the year.

15 In the beginning of the year Meleḵya’al rises first and rules, who is named Tama’ini and Shemesh, and all the days of his dominion whilst he bears rule are ninety-one days.

16 And these are the signs of the days which are to be seen on earth in the days of his dominion: sweat, and heat, and calms. And all the trees bear fruit, and leaves are produced on all the trees, and the harvest of wheat, and the rose-flowers, and all the flowers which come forth in the field, but the trees of the winter season become withered.

17 And these are the names of the leaders which are under them: Beraḵi’ĕl, Zeleḇts’ĕl, and another who is added a head of a thousand, called Ḥiluyasĕph: and the days of the dominion of this are at an end.

18 The next leader after him is Ḥelemmeleḵ, whom one names the shining sun, and all the days of his light are ninety-one days.

19 And these are the signs of days on the earth: glowing heat and dryness, and the trees ripen their fruits and produce all their fruits ripe and ready, and the sheep pair and become pregnant, and all the fruits of the earth are gathered in, and all that is in the fields, and the winepress – these take place in the days of his dominion.

20 These are the names, and the orders, and the leaders of those heads of thousands: Geḏalyahu, Qe’ĕl, and Ḥi’ĕl, and the name of the head of a thousand which is added to them, Aspha’ĕl: and the days of his dominion are at an end.