1 Then when Elohim, who is merciful and full of pity, heard Aḏam’s voice, He said to him:

2 “O Aḏam, so long as the good messenger was obedient to Me, a bright light rested on him and on his hosts.

3 But when he transgressed My Commandment, I dispossessed him of that bright nature, and he became dark.

4 And when he was in the shamayim, in the realms of light, he knew nothing of darkness.

5 But he transgressed, and I made him fall from the shamayim onto the earth; and it was this darkness that came over him.

6 And, O Aḏam, while in My garden and obedient to Me that bright light rest also on you.

7 But when I heard of your transgression, I took from you that bright light. Yet, of My mercy, I did not turn you into darkness but I made your body a body of flesh over which I spread this skin in order that it may bear cold and heat.

8 If I had let My wrath fall heavily on you I, should have destroyed you and had I turned you into darkness it would have been as if I had killed you.

9 But in My mercy, I have made you as you are when you transgressed My Commandment, O Aḏam, I drove you from the garden, and made you come forth into this land and commanded you to live in this cave and darkness covered you, as it did over him who transgressed My Commandment.

10 Thus, O Aḏam, has this night deceived you. It is not to last forever but is only of twelve hours when it is over daylight will return.

11 Do not sigh or be moved and do not say in your heart that this darkness is long and drags on wearily. Do not say in your heart that I plague you with it.

12 Strengthen your heart and be not afraid. This darkness is not a punishment. Aḏam, I have made the day and have placed the sun in it to give light in order that you and your children should do your work.

13 For I knew you would sin and transgress and come out into this land. Yet I wouldn’t force you nor be heard over you, nor shut up, nor doom you through your fall, nor through your coming out from light into darkness, nor yet through your coming from the garden into this land.

14 For I made you of the light and I willed to bring out children of light from you that were like you.

15 But you did not keep My commandment one day until I had finished the creation and baraḵ everything in it.

16 Then, concerning the tree, I commanded you not to eat of it. Yet I knew that Satan, who deceived himself, would also deceive you.

17 So I made known to you by means of the tree, not to come near him. And I told you not to eat of the fruit thereof, nor to taste of it, nor yet to sit under it, nor to yield to it.

18 Had I not spoken to you, O Aḏam, concerning the tree and had I left you without a Commandment and you had sinned it would have been an offence on My part, for not having given you any order you would turn around and blame Me for it.

19 But I Commanded you, and warned you, and you fell. So that My creatures cannot blame Me; but the blame rests on them alone.

20 And, O Aḏam, I have made the day so that you and your descendants can work and toil in it. And I have made the night for them to rest in it from their work and for the beasts of the field to go forth by night and look for their food.

21 But little of darkness now remains, O Aḏam, and daylight will soon appear.”