nd after that I saw a thousand times thousand, and ten thousand times ten thousand beings, an innumerable and immense multitude, who stood before the glory of the Lord of the spirits.
I looked, and on the four sides of the Lord of the spirits I saw four faces, different from those standing, and I learned their names, which the angel who came with me announced as their names to me, and showed me all the secrets.
And I heard the voices of those four faces as they blessed before the Lord of glory.
The first voice blessed the Lord of the spirits to all eternity.
And I heard the second voice praising the Chosen One and the chosen ones, who hang on the Lord of the spirits.
And I heard the third voice asking and praying for those who dwell on the earth, and petitioning in the name of the Lord of the spirits.
And I heard the fourth voice keeping off the satans, and not allowing them to come before the Lord of the spirits to accuse those who dwell on the earth.*)
After that I asked the angel of peace who went with me, who showed me all things that were hidden, and said to him: "Who are these four faces that I see, and whose voices I hear and have written them down?"
And he said to me: "The first is the holy Michael, merciful, slow to anger; and the second, who is over all sicknesses and over all the wounds of the children of men, is Rufael; and the third, who is over all the powers, is the holy Gabriel; and the fourth, who is over penitence and the hope of those who inherit everlasting life, is Fanuel." And these are the four angels of God, the Most High, and the four voices I heard in those days.
*) Net edition: Schodde comments on verse 7: "These beings ... entirely distinct from the fallen angels or their children, are conceived ... as the powers of an anti-divine kingdom under the leadership of a prince, who is Satan, Enoch 53:3
. These satans existed before the fall of the angels, for these sinned by becoming subjects of Satan, Enoch 54:6
, and they, unlike the watchers, Enoch 13:5
; Enoch 14:5
, have access to heaven, on the basis of Job 2:1
; Zech. 3:1 f
. ... Satans are mentioned in the Noachic additions, Enoch 65:6