Only three righteous men left in the world. The evil conditions of men prior to the Flood.

1 BUT Ḥanoḵ kept the commandment of Yereḏ his father, and continued to minister in the cave.

2 It is this Ḥanoḵ to whom many wonders happened, and who also wrote a celebrated book; but those wonders may not be told in this place.

3 Then after this, the children of Shĕth went astray and fell, they, their children and their wives. And when Ḥanoḵ, Methushelaḥ, Lemeḵ and Noaḥ saw them, their hearts suffered by reason of their fall into doubt full of unbelief; and they wept and sought of Elohim mercy, to preserve them, and to bring them out of that wicked generation.

4 Ḥanoḵ continued in his ministry before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 three hundred and eighty-five years, and at the end of that time he became aware through the grace of Elohim, that Elohim intended to remove him from the earth.

5 He then said to his son, “O my son, I know that Elohim intends to bring the waters of the Flood upon the earth, and to destroy our creation.

6 “And ye are the last rulers over this people on this mountain; for I know that not one will be left you to beget children on this holy mountain; neither shall any one of you rule over the children of his people; neither shall any great company be left of you, on this mountain.”

7 Ḥanoḵ said also to them, “Watch over your souls, and hold fast by your fear of Elohim and by your service of Him, and worship Him in upright faith, and serve Him in righteousness, innocence and judgment, in repentance and also in purity.”

8 When Ḥanoḵ had ended his commandments to them, Elohim transported him from that mountain to the land of life, to the mansions of the righteous and of the chosen, the abode of Paradise of joy, in light that reaches up to shamayim; light that is outside the light of this world; for it is the light of Elohim, that fills the whole world, but which no place can contain.

9 Thus, because Ḥanoḵ was in the light of Elohim, he found himself out of the reach of death; until Elohim would have him die.

10 Altogether, not one of our fathers or of their children, remained on that holy mountain, except those three, Methushelaḥ, Lemeḵ, and Noaḥ. For all the rest went down from the mountain and fell into sin with the children of Qayin. Therefore were they forbidden that mountain, and none remained on it but those three men.