YOḆELIM 5 (Jubilees 5)

1 And it came to be when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them, that the messengers of Elohim saw them on a certain year of this Yoḇĕl, that they were lovely to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bore unto them sons and they were giants.

2 And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike; men and cattle and beasts and birds and all that walks on the earth – all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men was only evil continually.

3 And Elohim looked upon the earth, and see, it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all kinds of evil before His eyes.

4 And He said, “I shall destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which I have created.”

5 But Noaḥ found favour before the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

6 And against the messengers whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave a command to root them out of all their reign, and He commanded us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and see, they are bound in the midst of it, and are kept separate.

7 And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under the shamayim.

8 And He said, “Your spirit shall not always abide on man; for they also are flesh and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

9 And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth.

10 And their fathers were witnesses of their destruction, and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth forever, until the Day of the great condemnation when judgment is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

11 And He destroyed all from their places, and not one remained of them whom He did not judge according to all their wickedness.

12 And He appointed for all His works a new and righteous nature, so that they should not sin in their whole nature forever, but should be all righteous each in his kind always.

13 And the judgment of all is ordained and written on the tablets of the shamayim in righteousness – even the judgment of all who depart from the path which is ordained for them to walk in. And if they do not walk therein, judgment is written down for every creature and for every kind.

14 And there is none in the shamayim or on earth, or in light or in darkness, or in the grave or in the depth, or in the place of darkness which is not judged; and all their judgments are ordained and written and engraved.

15 In regard to all He shall rightly rule: the great according to his greatness, and the small according to his smallness, and each according to his way.

16 And He is not one who shall regard the face of any, nor is He one who shall receive bribes. If He says that He shall execute judgment on each; if one gave all that is on the earth, He shall not regard the bribes or the face of any, nor accept any matter at his hands, for He is a righteous Judge.

17 And of the children of Yisra’ĕl it has been written and ordained: If they turn to Him in righteousness, He shall forgive all their transgressions and pardon all their sins.

18 It is written and ordained that He shall show kindness to all who turn from all their guilt once each year.

19 And as for all those who corrupted their ways and their thoughts before the flood, no man’s face was accepted except that of Noaḥ alone; for his face was accepted in behalf of his sons, whom Elohim saved from the waters of the flood on his account; for his heart was righteous in all his ways, accordingly as it was commanded regarding him, and he had not departed from any matter that was ordained for him.

20 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said that He would destroy all which was upon the earth, both men and cattle, and beasts, and birds of the air, and that which moves on the earth.

21 And He commanded Noaḥ to make himself an ark, that he might save himself from the waters of the flood.

22 And Noaḥ made the ark in all respects as He commanded him, in the twenty-seventh Yoḇĕl of years, in the fifth week in the fifth year on the new moon of the first month.

23 And he entered in the sixth year, in the second month, on the new moon of the second month, till the sixteenth. And he entered, and all that we brought to him, into the ark, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 closed it from without on the seventeenth evening.

24 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 opened seven windows of the shamayim, and the mouths of the fountains of the great deep – seven mouths in number.

25 And the windows began to pour down water from the shamayim forty days and forty nights, and the fountains of the deep also sent up waters, until the whole earth was filled with water.

26 And the waters increased upon the earth; fifteen ammah the waters rose above all the high mountains. And the ark was lifted up above the earth, and it moved upon the face of the waters.

27 And the waters were mighty on the face of the earth five months – one hundred and fifty days.

28 And the ark went and rested on the top of Luḇar, one of the mountains of Ararat.

29 And on the new moon in the fourth month, the fountains of the great deep were closed and the windows of the shamayim were restrained. And on the new moon of the seventh month, all the mouths of the abysses of the earth were opened, and the water began to descend into the deep below.

30 And on the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were visible, and on the new moon of the first month the earth became visible.

31 And the waters disappeared from above the earth in the fifth week in the seventh year, and on the seventeenth day in the second month the earth was dry.

32 And on the twenty-seventh, he opened the ark, and sent out from it beasts, and cattle, and birds, and every moving creature.