1 Satan, the hater of all that is good, saw how they continued in prayer, and how Elohim communed with them, and comforted them, and how He had accepted their offering. Then Satan made a phantasm.
2 He began by transforming his hosts. In his hands was a shining, glimmering fire, and they were in a huge light.
3 Then, he placed his throne near the mouth of the cave, because he could not enter it due to their prayers. And he shown light into the cave until the cave glistened over Aḏam and Ḥawwah while his hosts began to sing praises.
4 Satan did this so that when Aḏam saw the light he would think to himself that it was a light of the shamayim and that Satan’s hosts were messengers and that Elohim had sent them to watch at the cave, and give him light in the darkness.
5 Satan planned that when Aḏam came out of the cave and saw them and Aḏam and Ḥawwah bowed to Satan, then he would overcome Aḏam and humble him before Elohim a second time.
6 When, therefore, Aḏam and Ḥawwah saw the light, thinking it was real, they strengthened their hearts. Then, as they were trembling, Aḏam said to Ḥawwah:
7 “Look at that great light, and at those many songs of praise, and at that host standing outside who won’t come into our cave. Why don’t they tell us what they want or where they are from or what the meaning of this light is or what those praises are or why they have been sent to this place, and why they won’t come in?
8 If they were from Elohim, they would come into the cave with us and would tell us why they were sent.”
9 Then Aḏam stood up and prayed to Elohim with a burning heart and said:
10 “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, is there in the world another elohim besides You who created messengers and filled them with light, and sent them to keep us, who would come with them?
11 But, look, we see these hosts that stand at the mouth of the cave. They are in a great light and they sing loud praises. If they are of some other elohiym than You, tell me, and if they are sent by you, inform me of the reason for which You have sent them.”
12 No sooner had Aḏam said this, than a messenger from Elohim appeared to him in the cave, who said to him, “O Aḏam, fear not. This is Satan and his hosts. He wishes to deceive you as he deceived you at first. For the first time, he was hidden in the serpent, but this time he is come to you in the likeness of a messenger of light in order that, when you worshipped him, he might enslave you in the very presence of Elohim.”
13 Then the messenger went from Aḏam and seized Satan at the opening of the cave, and stripped him of the false image he had assumed and brought him in his own hideous form to Aḏam and Ḥawwah who were afraid of him when they saw him.
14 And the messenger said to Aḏam, “This hideous form has been his ever since Elohim made him fall from the shamayim. He could not have come near you in it. Therefore, he transformed himself into a messenger of light.”
15 Then the messenger drove Satan and his hosts away from Aḏam and Ḥawwah and said to them, “Fear not. Elohim who created you will strengthen you.”
16 And the messenger left them.
17 But Aḏam and Ḥawwah remained standing in the cave and no consolation came to them as they were divided in their thoughts.
18 And when it was morning they prayed and then went out to seek the garden, for their hearts were seeking it, and they could get no consolation for having left it.