1 Then Elohim, merciful and gracious, looked at them as they were lying in the water, and close to death, and He sent a messenger who brought them out of the water and laid them on the seashore as dead.

2 Then the messenger went up to Elohim and said, “O Elohim, Your creatures have breathed their last breath.”

3 Then Elohim sent His Word to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, who raised them from their death.

4 And Aḏam said, after he was raised, “O Elohim, while we were in the garden we did not require or care about this water, but since we came to this land we cannot do without it.”

5 Then Elohim said to Aḏam, “While you were under My Command and were a bright messenger you did not experience this water.

6 But now that you have transgressed My Commandment, you can not do without water to wash your body and make it grow, for it is now like that of beasts, and is in want of water.”

7 When Aḏam and Ḥawwah heard these words from Elohim, they cried a bitter cry; and Aḏam entreated Elohim to let him return into the garden and look at it a second time.

8 But Elohim said to Aḏam, “I have made you a promise; when that promise is fulfilled, I will bring you back into the garden, you and your righteous descendants.”

9 And Elohim ceased to commune with Aḏam.