1 Then Aḏam cried more and said, “O Elohim, have mercy on me and do not take on yourself that which I will do.”

2 But Elohim withdrew His Word from Aḏam and Ḥawwah.

3 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah stood on their feet and Aḏam said to Ḥawwah, “Strengthen yourself, and I also will strengthen myself.” And she strengthened herself as Aḏam told her.

4 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah took stones and placed them in the shape of an altar and they took leaves from the trees outside the garden, with which they wiped from the face of the rock the blood they had spilled.

5 But that which had dropped on the sand they took together with the dust with which it was mixed and offered it on the altar as an offering to Elohim.

6 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah stood under the Altar and cried, praying to Elohim, “Forgive us our offense and our sin, and look at us with Your eye of mercy. For when we were in the garden our praises and our hymns went up before You without ceasing.

7 But when we came into this strange land, pure praise was no longer ours, nor righteous prayer, nor understanding hearts, nor sweet thoughts, nor wise judgment, nor long discernment, nor upright feelings, neither was our bright nature left within us. But our body is changed from the likeness in which it was at first when we were created.

8 Yet now look at our blood which is offered on these stones and accept it at our hands as if it were the praise we used to sing to you at first when we were in the garden.”

9 And Aḏam began to make more requests of Elohim.