1 Then Aḏam took Ḥawwah and they began to return to the Cave of Treasures where they lived. But when they got closer to it and saw it from a distance, heavy sorrow fell on Aḏam and Ḥawwah when they looked at it.
2 Then Aḏam said to Ḥawwah, “When we were on the mountain we were comforted by the Word of Elohim that talked with us and the light that came from the east shown over us.
3 But now the Word of Elohim is hidden from us and the light that shined over us has changed so much that it has disappeared and let darkness and sorrow cover us.
4 And we are forced to enter this cave that is like a prison, in which darkness covers us so that we are separated from each other. You cannot see me. I cannot see you.”
5 When Aḏam had said these words, they cried and spread their hands before Elohim because they were full of sorrow.
6 And they prayed to Elohim to bring the sun for them to shine on them so that darkness would not return to them and that they wouldn’t have to go under this covering of rock. They wanted to die rather than see the darkness.
7 Then Elohim looked at Aḏam and Ḥawwah and at their great sorrow and all they had done with a fervent heart because of all the trouble they were in. When compared to their former state of well-being, all the misery that came over them did so in this strange land.
8 Therefore Elohim was neither angry with them nor impatient, but he was patient and long-suffering toward them, as toward the children He had created.
9 Then the Word of Elohim came to Aḏam and said to him, “Aḏam, regarding the sun, if I were to take it and bring it to you, days, hours, years and months would all stop and the Covenant I have made with you, would never be fulfilled.
10 And you would be deserted and stuck in a perpetual plague and you would never be saved.
11 Yes, rather, bear up long, and calm your soul while you live night and day until the fulfillment of the days and the time of My Covenant has come.
12 Then I shall come and save you, Aḏam. I do not wish for you to be afflicted.
13 And when I look at all the good things that you lived in before, and why you came out of them, then I am willing to show you mercy.
14 But I cannot alter the Covenant that has gone out of My mouth, otherwise I would have brought you back into the garden.
15 However, when the Covenant is fulfilled then I will show you and your descendants mercy, and bring you into a land of gladness where there is neither sorrow nor suffering but abiding joy and gladness, and light that never fails, and praises that never cease, and a beautiful garden that shall never pass away.”
16 And Elohim said again to Aḏam, “Be patient and enter the cave because of the darkness of which you were afraid shall only be twelve hours long. When it is over, light will come up.”
17 Then when Aḏam heard these words from Elohim, he and Ḥawwah worshipped before Him, and their hearts were comforted. They returned into the cave after their custom, while tears flowed from their eyes, sorrow and wailing came from their hearts and they wished their soul would leave their body.
18 And Aḏam and Ḥawwah stood praying until the darkness of night covered them and Aḏam was hidden from Ḥawwah and she from him.
19 And they remained standing in prayer.