I S A I A H
THE RECORD OF HIS MARTYRDOM
the 26th year of his reign, Hezekiah, king of Judah summoned Manassah his son;
he was his only son, in the presence of Isaiah the son of Amos the prophet, and
in the presence of Josab the son of Isaiah.
2. This was
in order to hand over to him the words of righteousness, which the king himself
had witnessed and also the words regarding the eternal judgments and of the
torments of Gehenna.
3. And of
the prince of this world and his angels, his authority, his powers, and the
words concerning faith in the Beloved, which he himself had seen in the 15th
year of his reign during his sickness.
4. And he
handed to him the written words, which Samnas the secretary had written out, and
also those, which Isaiah the son of Amos had given to him and to the prophets.
5. That they
might write out, and store up with him what he himself had seen in the house of
the king concerning the robes of the righteous, and concerning the
transformation, the persecution, and the ascension of the Beloved.
the 20th year of the reign of Hezekiah, Isaiah had seen the words of this
prophecy, and had handed them to Josab his son. And while Hezekiah was giving commands, Josab the son of
Isaiah stood by.
Isaiah said to the king and those that were with him including Manassah.
"As the Lord lives whose name has not been transmitted to this
world, and as the Beloved of my Lord lives, and as the Spirit, which speaks in
8. All these
commands and these words will have no effect on Manassah your son, and by the
deeds of his hands tormented in body I will depart.
Sammael will serve Manassah, and will do everything he wishes, and be a follower
of Beliar rather than of me.
cause many in Jerusalem and Judah to desert the true faith, for Beliar will
dwell in Manassah, and by his hands I will be sawed in halves."
Hezekiah heard these words he wept bitterly and tearing his robe he threw dust
on his head and fell on his face.
Isaiah said to him; "Sammael's plan against Manassah is complete, there
will be no benefit to you from this day on". And Hezekiah thought in his heart to kill his son Manassah.
Isaiah said to Hezekiah; "The Beloved has made your plan ineffective, the
thought of your heart will not come about, for with this calling I have been
called, and my inheritance will be with the Beloved."
it came about that after Hezekiah had died, and Manassah had become king, that
he did not remember the commands of his father Hezekiah, but forgot them.
Sammael dwelt in Manassah clinging closely to him. And Manassah abandoned the service of the Lord of his father,
and served Satan and his angels and his powers.
turned those of his father's house, who had been with his father, away from the
words of wisdom, and from the service of the Lord, to serve Beliar.
Beliar, the angel of iniquity, or also named Matanbukus rejoiced over Jerusalem
because of Manassah in causing aposty with all the iniquity done therein, the
sorcery, magic, augury, divination, and fornication.
persecution of the righteous increased through Manassah, and by Belkira, and
Tobiah the Canaanite, and by John of Anathoth, and through Zaliq Neway.
6. And the
rest of the acts are written in the books of the kings of Judah and of Israel.
Isaiah withdraws from Jerusalem.
7. And when
Isaiah, the son of Amos, saw the great iniquity being done in Jerusalem, and the
service of Satan and his wantonness, he withdrew from Jerusalem, and dwelt in
Bethlehem of Judea.
there also was great iniquity, and he withdrew from there and dwelt on a
mountain in a desert place, and with him Micha the prophet, and the aged Ananias, and Joel,
and Habakuk, and Josab his son, and many of the faithful who believed in the
inheritance of heaven.
9. And they
were clothed in sackcloth, and had nothing with them, but were destitute, and
lamented bitterly over Israel having gone astray.
ate the herbs of the field, which they gathered from the mountains, and cooked
them to eat. And so they dwelt
there for two years of days.
The prophets Zedekiah, and Micaiah.
now was of the family of Zedekiah, of Chenaanah who was the brother of the
father of Belkira, a teacher in the days of Ahab of the four hundred prophets of
Belkira then struck and abused Micaiah the son of Amida the prophet, and Micaiah
was thrown into prison with the prophet Zedekiah, by Ahaziah the son of Ahab.
Elijah the prophet reproved Ahaziah and Samaria and prophesied concerning
Ahaziah that he would die on his bed of sickness. And that Samaria would be given into the hands of Shalmaneser,
for he had killed the prophets of the Lord.
the prophets that were with Ahaziah, and Jalerias their teacher from mount Joel,
heard about Micaiah in prison, they persuaded Ahaziah to kill Micaiah, and he
did so. Jelerias now was a brother
then prophesied lies in Jerusalem, and many were joined with him.
For it came about that when the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and
took nine tribes into captivity into the provinces of the Medes and the rivers
of Gozan, this Belkira, as a youth, escaped and came to Jerusalem in the days of
Hezekiah the king of Judah.
16. But he
did not walk in the ways of his Samaritan father, because he hated Hezekiah, and
in the days of Hezekiah he was found speaking words of iniquity in Jerusalem,
and he was accused by the servants of Hezekiah, but he escaped to the district
then discovered where Isaiah was and those with him, and he accused Isaiah and
the prophets before Manassah saying:
and the prophets that are with him, prophecy against Jerusalem, and against the
cities of Judah that they will be laid waste, and also against Benjamin that it
will go into captivity, and against you O lord king, that you will go with hooks
and in chains of iron.
19. But their
prophecies are lies against Israel and Judah. And Isaiah himself said; "I saw more than Moses."
While Moses said that there is no one who can see the Lord, and live.
therefore O king knows that they are false prophets. And he has called Jerusalem, Sodom. And the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, he declared as people
21. In thus
way he brought many accusations before Manassah against Isaiah and the prophets
that were with him.
then dwelling in the heart of Manassah and in the hearts of the princes of Judah
and Benjamin, an in that of the eunuchs and the kings counselors, so it was that
the words of Belkira pleased him very much, and he sent and seized Isaiah.
Why Satan was angry with Isaiah.
now was very angry with Isaiah because of the exposure with which had exposed
Sammael, and because of his vision that by him was revealed the coming of the
Beloved from the seventh heaven.
2. For unto
Isaiah was this revealed, His transformation, His descent, His form into a man,
and the persecutions and torments with which the children of Israel were to
his disciples, and that before the Sabbath He would be hung on a tree, and be
buried, and that his disciples would be offended at Him, and of the guards that
would guard the grave.
4. And to
Isaiah was also revealed the descent of the angel of the temple, which is in
heaven, whom He will summon in the last days.
And that the angel of the Holy Spirit, and Michael, chief of the holy
angels, would open His grave on the third day.
5. And that
the Beloved would come forth on their shoulders, and sent forth his disciples to
teach all nations, to proclaim to every tongue the resurrection of the Beloved.
6. And also
His ascension to the seventh heaven, from where He had come, was shown, and that
many that believed in Him would speak through the Holy Spirit and that there
would be many signs and miracles in those days.
afterwards, at his approach, the disciples will abandon the teachings He gave to
his apostles, together with the faith, the love, and the purity, and that there
would be much contention at His coming.
days there will be many that love office yet lacking wisdom, and there will be
many wicked elders and shepherds that wrong their sheep.
9. They will
be rapacious, because they do not have holy shepherds, and many exchange the
glory of the righteous robes for the love of money, and there will be much
respect of persons in those days and lovers of the glory of this world.
slanderers and vain glory will there be at the approach of the Lord, and the
Holy Spirit will withdraw from many.
days there will not be many prophets, nor such as speak reliable words except
one here and there in different places.
who say to serve the One - will love the spirit of error and of adultery and
vain-glory having the love of money, and there will be hatred among the
shepherds towards each other.
will be great jealousy in the last days, and everyone will speak whatever is
pleasing in his own eyes, and they will make the prophecy of prophets
ineffective, and my vision will they also make ineffective in order that they
may speak what comes from their own heart.
therefore Hezekiah and Josab my son, such will be the days at the completion of
the world. And in that period
Beliar (Satan) will descend, that great angel the king of this world, who has
ruled it since it existed.
come down from his firmament in the form of a man, a king of iniquity, a
murderer of his birth, and he will persecute the plant, which the apostles of
the Beloved will have planted, and some will be given, into his hand.
angel Beliar will come in the form of that king, and with him all the powers of
his reign, and they will obey him in every wish.
word he will cause the sun to rise by night, and he will cause the moon to
appear at the sixth hour, and will do whatever he wishes in the world.
act and speak like the beloved, and will say; I am the Lord, and before me there
was no one, and all men in the world will believe in him.
6. And they
will sacrifice to him and serve him saying. This is the Lord, and besides him there is none other.
7. And the
majority of those that have held together to be received by the Beloved, these
he will turn aside after him, and the power of his miracles will be in every
city and district.
8. And he
will set-up his image in every city, he will rule for three years and seven
months and twenty-seven days.
9. And many
of the faithful who when they thought they saw Him whom they hoped for, the
Christ who was crucified, few of these will be left in those days as true
servants fleeing from desert to desert as they await his "true
after these days, the Lord will come with his angels and with the host of the
righteous and elect from the seventh heaven with the glory thereof, and will
place Beliar and his host in Gehenna.
11. And those
coming with the Lord will have their robes, which were stored in the seventh
heaven; they will descend and be present in the world.
12. And the
Lord will strengthen those that are in their body together with those that are
in their robes, and they will be taken upwards in their robes their body left in
of the beloved, in anger, will reprove this heaven and earth, and the mountains,
the hills, the cities, the desert, the trees, and the sun and moon, and
everywhere where Beliar has appeared and acted openly in this world.
will be a resurrection and a judgment in their midst in those days, and the
Beloved will cause fire to rise from Him, and it will consume the impious, and
they will become as if they had never been created.
rest of the words of the vision are written in. "The vision of
Babylon" (unknown). And the
rest of the vision about the Lord is written in parables in my words that are
written in the book, which I prophesied openly (book of Isaiah).
16. And the
descent of the beloved in Sheol (hell), behold it is written in the section
where the Lord says, "Behold My Son shall understand".
these things are written in the psalms, and in the parables of David son of
Jesse, and in the proverbs of Solomon his son.
And in the words of Korah, and of Ethan the Israelite, and in the words
of Asaph, and in the rest of the psalms which the angel of the Spirit has
18. Namely in
those which have no name written, and in the words of Amos my father, and of the
The execution of Isaiah.
of these visions now Beliar was angry with Isaiah, and he dwelt in the heart of
Manassah, and he sawed Isaiah in half with a wood saw.
2. And while
Isaiah was being sawed in halves his accuser Belkira stood by and also the false
prophets, laughing and joyful because of Isaiah.
3. As then
Belkira through Satan so stood before Isaiah laughing and deriding him, he said
to Isaiah; "Say; I have lied in everything that I have said and the ways of
Manassah are good and right, and also the way of Belkira and those with him are
himself now was in a vision of the Lord with his eyes open beholding his
accusers, and Belkira said to him when he began to be sawed in halves;
what I say to you, and I will turn their heart, and make Manassah and the
princes of Judah and the people and all Jerusalem worship you."
Isaiah answered: "If it were in my power I would say.
Condemned and cursed be you and all your host and your house, for there
is nothing further that you can take except the skin of my body."
took Isaiah the son of Amos and sawed him in halves with a wood saw.
And Manassah, Belkira, and the false prophets, as well as the princes and
the people stood by and looked on.
for the prophets that were with Isaiah, before he was sawed in halves he had
said to them to go to the district of Tyre and Sidon, because for me alone the
Lord has mixed this cup.
9. And while
Isaiah was sawed in halves he did not cry out nor weep, but his mouth spoke with
the Holy Spirit until he was sawed in two.
did this to Isaiah through Belkira and through Manassah, for Sammael was very
angry with Isaiah from the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, because of the
exposure of Sammael by which Isaiah had exposed him in the days when Hezekiah
was king, and he did as Satan wished.
THE VISION OF ISAIAH
the 20th year of the reign of Hezekiah king of Judah, Isaiah, and Josab his son
came to Hezekiah in Jerusalem from Gilgal.
sat on the couch of the king, and they brought a seat for him, but he would not
sit thereon. And all the princes of
Israel were there and the eunuchs and the kings counselors.
3. And there
were also forty prophets, sons of the prophets, who when they had heard that
Isaiah was coming had come from the neighboring districts, and from the
mountains and the country.
4. They came
so they might greet him and hear his words, and that he might lay his hands on
them so that they might prophecy, and he might hear their prophecy.
All these then were in the presence of Isaiah.
5. And when
Isaiah spoke with Hezekiah the words of righteousness and faith, they all heard
a door being opened, and the voice of the Spirit.
6. And the
king summoned all the prophets and the people that were there, among which was
Micah, and the aged Ananias, with Joel, and Josab sitting on his right.
they heard the voice of the Holy Spirit they all worshipped on their knees and
praised the God of righteousness, the Most High, the One who dwells in the upper
world, who sits on high, the Holy One who rests among the holy ones.
8. And they
gave glory to the One who had thus graciously given a door in the world of men.
And while the Holy Spirit spoke in the hearing of all, Isaiah became
silent as were his mind taken from him.
though his eyes were open he did not see the men before him, but while his mouth
was silent his breath was still in him, for he was in a vision.
10. And the
angel who was sent to show him the vision was not of this firmament, nor was he
of the angels of the glory of this world, but he came from the seventh heaven.
11. And the
people that were standing by, apart from the circle of prophets, did not think
that Isaiah had been taken up. Nor
was the vision, which he had from this world, but from a place hidden from the
Isaiah then had seen this vision he recounted it to Hezekiah and to Josab his
son, and to the other prophets who had come.
officials, the eunuchs and the people, did not hear apart from Samnas the
secretary of Jehoiakim, and Asaph the recorder, for they were doers of
righteousness and the fragrance of the Spirit was in them.
people did not hear, for Micah and Josab had sent them out when the wisdom of
this world was taken from Isaiah as were he dead.
The angel that came for Isaiah.
vision then, which Isaiah saw and recounted, is as follows.
When I prophesied in accordance with the message, which you heard, I saw
a glorious angel.
now was not like that of the angels, which I always used to see, but he had
great glory and an office such as I cannot describe.
And I saw
when he took hold of my hand and I said to him: "Who are you, what is your
name, and where are you taking me up to?"
strength had been given me that I might speak with him, and he said to me
"When I have taken you up through all the stages and shown you the vision
for which I was sent, then you will understand who I am.
5. But my
name you will not know, for you have to return into this body, but you will see
that to where I am taking you up to, for to that purpose was sent."
6. And I
rejoiced because he spoke to me with kindness. And he said to me "You rejoice because I have spoken
kindly to you, but you will see one greater than me who will speak kindly and
gentle with you.
Father of the One who is greater you will also see, because for this purpose was
I sent from the seventh heaven, that I might make all this clear to you."
8. And he
went up into the firmament, and there I saw Sammael and his host, and there was
great struggle in it, and the words of Satan, and envying of one another.
9. And just
as it is there above so also it is on earth, for the likeness of what is in the
firmament is here on earth.
10. And I
said to the angel. "What is
this envying?" And he said.
"So it has been since this world existed till now, and this struggle
will last till the One comes whom you are to see, and He will destroy him."
The first heaven.
this he took me up above the firmament into the first heaven, and there I saw a
throne in the middle, and on the right and left of it were angels, and those on
the left were not like those on the right.
on the right had more glory, and they all sang praises with one voice, praising
the throne that was in the middle, and those on the left also sang after them.
voices of those on the left were not like the voices of those on the right, nor
their praise like those on the right.
asked him who led me; "To whom is this praise directed?"
And he said; "To the praise of the One who sits in the seventh
heaven, the One who rests in the holy world, and to His Beloved from where I was
sent to you, to there it is directed."
The second heaven.
he took me up into the second heaven, and the height of that heaven is like that
from heaven to earth and to the firmament.
16. There I
saw, as in the first heaven, angels on the right and left and a throne in the
middle. And the praise of the
angels in this heaven with the one on the throne had more glory than all the
17. There was
great glory in this second heaven, their praise was not like those of the first
heaven, but greater.
18. And I
fell on my face to worship, but the angel that led me would not allow me, but
said to me. "Worship neither
throne nor angel from the six heavens before I tell you to in the seventh
19. For above
all the heavens and their angels is your throne placed, and also your robe and
your crown, which you are to see.
20. And I
rejoiced very much that those who love the Most High and His Beloved will at
their end go up there through the angel of the Holy Spirit.
The third heaven.
took me up to the third heaven where I saw those on the right and on the left in
the same way with a throne in the middle, and him who sat on it.
22. But no
mention of this our world was made there, and also the glory of my spirit was
being transformed as we went up from heaven to heaven.
And I said to the angel with me; "Nothing of the vanity of that
world below is named here."
23. And he
answered; "Nothing is named because of its weakness, but nothing is hidden
which is done there". Then I
wished to know how it was known, and he said:
I have taken you up into the seventh heaven to the One who is above these, from
where I was sent, then you will know that nothing is hidden from the thrones,
and from those that dwell in the heavens, nor from angels."
25. And the
praise which they sang, and the glory of the one who sat on the throne were
great, and the angels on the right and left had more glory than those in the
heavens below them.
The fourth heaven.
26. And again
he took me up to the fourth heaven, and the height from the third to the fourth
was greater than from earth to the firmament.
27. There I
saw again those who were on the right and left, and the one who sat on the
throne that was in the middle, and they also sang praises.
28. And the
praise and glory of the angels on the right was greater than of those on the
left, and the glory of the one on the throne was greater than that of the angels
who were on the right. But theirs
was greater than those of the angels of the lower heavens were.
The fifth heaven.
29. And he
took me up into the fifth heaven, and again I saw those on the right and left,
and the one who sat on the throne with more glory than those of the fourth
glory of those on the right was greater than of the left, and the glory of the
one on the throne was greater than those on the right, and their praise was
greater than those of the fourth heaven.
31. And I
praised the One who was not named and who is unique, who dwells in the heavens,
whose name is unknown to all flesh. The
One who has given such glory to the different heavens, who makes the glory of
the angels great, and the glory of the one who sits on the throne even greater.
again he took me up into the air of the sixth heaven where I saw a splendor such
as I had not seen in the five heavens as I went up.
angels had great glory, and the praise there was holy and wonderful.
And I said to the angel who led me;
is this I see my lord?"
And he said; I am not your lord, but your, companion."
And again I asked him, "Why are there not corresponding groups of
4. And he
said; "From the sixth heaven and upwards there are no longer those on the
left, nor is there a throne placed in the middle. But they are directed by the power of the seventh heaven
where the One who is not named dwells, and His chosen One whose name is unknown.
heaven can learn His name, for He to whose voice all the heavens and the thrones
answer - is alone.
therefore have been empowered and sent to bring you up here that you may see
this glory, and that you may see the Lord of all these heavens and of these
thrones, being transformed until He resembles your appearance and your likeness.
7. But I say
to you Isaiah, that no man that has to return into a body of that world - has
come up, or seen, or understood what you have seen, and what you are to see, for
you are destined in the lot of the Lord to come here.
From there is the power of the sixth heaven."
proclaim the greatness of my Lord with praise that through His lot I should come
here. And he said to me, "Hear
this also from your companion, when by the will of God you have come up here
divested from the body, then you will receive the robe, which you are to see
9. And the
other robes you will also see here, then you will be equal to the angels who are
in the seventh heaven."
The sixth heaven.
took me up into the sixth heaven where there was no right or left, nor a throne
in the middle, but all were of one appearance, and their praises equal.
strength was given me that I also sang praises with them, and the angel also
sang, and our praise was like theirs.
then of these angels was not like those of the fifth heaven, but of a different
voice, and there was much light.
13. And by
comparison, I thought the light, which I had seen in the fifth heaven as
darkness to this of the sixth, and I rejoiced and praised the One who had
graciously given such light to those who await His promise.
entreated the angel that led me, that from there on I might not return to the
world of flesh. Indeed I say to you
Hezekiah, and Josab my son, and Micah that there is much darkness here.
angel who led me knew what I thought, and said to me.
"If you rejoice over this light, how much more will you not rejoice
in the seventh heaven when you see the light where the Lord and His Beloved are,
He that in the world is to be called "The Son."
He who is
not yet revealed in the corruptible world, nor are the robes, nor the thrones,
nor the crowns which are placed there for the righteous, for those who believe
in the Lord, the Lord who will descent in your form.
17. For the
light, which is there is great and wonderful. And concerning you not returning into your body, your days
Isaiah are not yet complete for coming here."
18. And when
I heard this I was sad, but he said to me, "Do not be sad".
The air of the seventh heaven.
he led me into the air of the seventh heaven where I heard a voice saying: How
far is he who dwells among flesh to go up?
And I was afraid and trembled.
said to me as I was trembling; "Behold!" And another voice was sent out and said; "The holy
Isaiah is permitted to co me up here, for his robe is here."
asked the angel who was with me; "Who is the one who prevented me, and who
is the One that turned to me that I might go up?"
And he said;
one who prevented you, is the one in charge of the praise of the sixth heaven,
and the One who turned to you, He is your Lord, the Lord the Christ who in the
world is to be called Jesus. But
you cannot hear His name until you have come up from this body."
The seventh heaven.
took me up into the seventh heaven where I saw a wonderful light, and angels
without number, there I saw all the righteous.
6. They were
stripped of their robes of flesh, and were like the angels who stand there in
were not sitting on their thrones, nor were their crowns of glory on them. And
I asked the angel that was with me;
is it that they have received robes, but are not on their thrones, nor with
their crowns?" And he said;
"They do not receive the crowns and thrones of glory, even though they
behold and know them to be, until the Beloved ascends in the form in which you
will see Him."
9. The Lord
will indeed descend into the world in the last days, He who is called the
Christ, after He has descended and become like your form.
And they will think that He is flesh and a man.
10. And the
god of that world will stretch out and lay his hands upon Him and hang Him on a
tree, not knowing who He is.
His descend, as you will see, will be concealed even from the heavens, so that
it will not be known who He is.
12. And when
He has plundered the angel of death, He will rise on the third day, and will
remain in that world for five hundred forty five days.
Then many of the righteous will ascend with Him whose spirits will
receive their robes when the Lord Christ ascends and they ascend with Him.
Record of man's deeds.
asked him what I asked of him in the third heaven, how it is known what is done
in the world here. And while I was
still speaking to him,
the angels that were standing by, who were more glorious than the angel who had
brought me up, showed me books.
were not like books of this world, and opening them, I saw writing in them, but
again not like the writing in this world, and they were given to me, and I read
behold the deeds of the children of Israel were written there, the deeds which
you know my son Josab. And I said;
truly nothing which is done in this world is hidden in the seventh heaven.
then seen these many robes, crowns and thrones placed there, I asked the angel:
Who’s all are they?
18. And He
said; there are many from the world that will receive them through believing in
the words of that One who will be named, as I told you.
19. And they
will keep them, and believe in them, and believe in His cross, for these are
they placed here.
20. And I saw
One standing whose glory surpassed that of all, His glory was great and
wonderful. And as I beheld Him the
angels and the righteous came to Him, and sang praises.
who was so glorious, was transformed and became like an angel.
Then the angel who led me up said to me;
22. "Worship this One, for this is the Lord of all the praise which you have seen." And I did so and sang praises.
23. Then I
saw another glorious person who was like Him, unto whom they approached and
worshipped, and sang praises, and I also sang.
But His glory was not transformed to accord with their form.
And I saw
the Lord, and also a second Angel standing with Him, which was on His left.
And I asked the angel with me; who is this One?
said to me, "Worship Him, for this is the angel of the Holy Spirit who has
spoken in you, and also in the other righteous".
beheld the great glory while the eyes of my spirit were open, and I saw the
righteous as they with great power beheld the glory of that One.
beheld how my Lord and the angel of the Holy Spirit both together worshipped and
praised the great Lord.
all the righteous worshipped, and the angels approached and worshipped, and sang
29. Then I
heard the voices and the hymns of praise, which I had heard in each of the six
heavens as I ascended up by them. And
they all were directed to that Glorious One whose glory I could not see, but I
heard and saw the praise that was directed to Him.
30. And the
Lord and the angel of the Spirit heard and saw everything, for the praise, which
was sent up from the six heavens, was not only heard but also seen.
angel who led me said: "This is the Most High of the high ones, who dwells
in the holy world, who rests among the holy ones, who will be called by the Holy
Spirit in the mouth of the righteous "The Father of the Lord.''
The Lord commissioned by the Father.
I heard the voice of the Most High, the Father of my Lord as He said to my Lord
who will be called Jesus; " Go out and descend through all the heavens.
2. You shall descend through the firmament and through the world as far as the angel who is in Sheol, but you shall not go as far as perdition.
3. And you
shall make your likeness like that of all who are in the five heavens, and you
shall take care to make your form like that of the angels of the firmament, and
also like that of the angels of Sheol.
of the angels of that world shall know that you are Lord with Me in the seven
heavens and of their angels. They
shall not know that Thou were with Me, when with the voice of the heavens I
summon you to come up through the six heavens, so that you may destroy the
princes and the angels, and the gods of that world, and the world that is ruled
5. For they have denied Me, and said they were alone, and there is
no-one besides us.
you shall ascend from the gods of death to your place, and you shall not be
transformed in each of the heavens.
glory you shall ascend, and sit at My right hand. Then the princes and the powers of that world will worship
command I heard the Great Glory giving to my Lord.
The descend of the Lord.
saw when my Lord went out from the seventh heaven into the sixth, and the angel
who had led me said; "Understand Isaiah and look that you may see the
transformation and descend of the Lord."
10. And I
looked, and when the angels in the sixth heaven saw Him, they praised and
glorified Him, for He had not been transformed into the form of the angels
11. And I
beheld when He descended into the fifth heaven that there He made His form like
of the angels there, and they did not praise Him, for His form was like theirs.
descended into the fourth heaven, making His form like theirs, and they seeing
Him did not praise Him, since He was like theirs.
13. And again
I saw when descended into the third heaven, making His form like theirs, and
those who kept the gate of the third heaven demanded the password, and the Lord
gave it them, so that He might not be recognized.
14. And again
I saw that He descended into the second heaven where again He gave the password,
since they of the gate demanded it, and His form being like theirs - they did
not praise Him.
descending into the first heaven, He gave the password to them that guarded the
gates, and His form was like theirs, like of the angels on the left of the
throne. And no one questioned me,
because of the angel that led me.
16. And again
He descended into the firmament where the prince of this world dwells, and He
gave the password to those who were on the left.
17. And His
form was like theirs wherefore they did not praise Him there, but in envy they
were fighting with one another, for there is a power of evil there, and envy
18. And I saw
when He descended and made Himself like the angels of the air, to be like them, and
He did not give the password, for they were plundering and doing violence to
this I looked, and the angel who spoke with me and led me, said to me,
"Understand Isaiah son of Amos, it is to this purpose that I was sent from
And I saw
a woman of the family of David the prophet (Mary), a virgin, and she was
betrothed to a man (Joseph) a carpenter, who also was of the seed and family of
she was found to be pregnant the man wished to divorce her, but the angel of the
Spirit appeared in this world, and He did not divorce her, nor did he reveal
this to anyone, nor did he approach her.
22. And they
were all blinded concerning the infant, they all knew Him, but they did not know
from where He was. And they took
Him and went to Nazareth in Galilee.
23. And I saw
O Hezekiah, and Josab my son, and say to the other prophets also, that it was
hidden from all the heavens, and all the princes, and from every god of this
24. And I saw
that He sucked the breast as an infant, as was customary that He might not be
recognized. And when He had grown
up He performed great signs and miracles in the land of Israel, and in
after this, the adversary envied Him, and roused the children of Israel, who did
not know who He was, against Him. And
they handed Him to the ruler and crucified Him, and He descended to the angel in
26. I saw how
they crucified Him on a tree, and how on the third day He rose and remained many
The ascension of the Lord.
the angel who led me said, "Understand Isaiah".
And I saw when He sent out the twelve disciples and ascended.
And I saw Him in the firmament but not transformed in their form, and all
the angels of the firmament and Satan saw Him and worshipped.
2. And there was much sorrow there as they said "How did our Lord descend upon us and we did not notice the glory which was upon Him that we now see?"
ascended into the second heaven, and was not transformed, and the angels on the
right and left and the throne in the middle worshipped and praised Him, and
said; "How did our Lord remain hidden from us as He descended, and we did
4. And in
the same way He ascended into the third heaven, and in the fourth, and fifth
heaven, and they spoke exactly the same way.
when He ascended into the sixth heaven that they worshipped Him and praised Him,
and in each heaven as He went up, the praise was more profound.
6. And I saw
how He ascended into the seventh heaven, and all the righteous the angels
praised Him. Then He sat down at
the right hand of that Great Glory, whose glory I told you I could not behold.
And I also saw that Angel of the Holy Spirit sat on His left.
angel said to me: Isaiah son of Amos, it is sufficient, you have observed what
no-one born of flesh has observed, and you shall return in your body until your
days are complete, then you shall come here. These things I saw.
Isaiah instructs Hezekiah.
Isaiah told this to all who were standing before him, and they sang praises.
And he said to Hezekiah the king; "These things have I spoken, and
at the end of this world all this vision will be brought about in the last
Isaiah made him swear that he would not tell this to the people of Israel, and
that he would not allow any man to copy these words, but later they shall read them.
for you, be in the Holy Spirit that you may receive your robes, and the thrones,
and the crowns of glory, which are placed in the seventh heaven.
because of these visions and prophecies, Sammael-Satan sawed Isaiah the son of
Amos, the prophet, in halves by the hand of Manassah.
Hezekiah gave all things to Manassah in the 26th year of his reign, but Manassah
did not remember these things, nor place them in his heart, but he became the
servant of Satan, and was destroyed.
Here ends the book of Isaiah the prophet.