nd I went around to a place where not one thing took place.
And I saw there something terrible, no high heavens, no founded earth, but a void place, awful and terrible.
And there I saw seven stars of heaven, tied together to it, like great mountains, and flaming as if by fire.
At that time I said: "On account of what sin are these bound, and why have they been cast hither?"
And then answered Uriel, one of the holy angels, who was with me, conducting me, and said to me: "Enoch, concerning what dost thou ask, and concerning what dost thou inquire, and ask and art anxious?
These are of the stars who have transgressed the command of God, the Highest, and are bound here till ten thousand worlds, the number of the days of their sins, shall have been consummated."
And from there I went to another place which was still more terrible than the former. And I saw a terrible thing: a great fire was there, which burned and flickered and appeared in sections; it was bounded by a complete abyss, great columns of fire were allowed to fall into it; its extent and size I could not see, and I was unable to see its origin.
At that time I said: "How terrible this place is, and painful to look at!"
At that time answered Uriel, one of the holy angels, who was with me; he answered and said to me: "Enoch, why such fear and terror in thee concerning this terrible place and in the presence of this pain?"
And he said to me: "This is the prison of the angels, and here they are held to eternity."