The Devil pretends to lead Aḏam and Ḥawwah to the water to bathe.

1 BUT when the wily Satan saw them, that they were going to the garden, he gathered together his host, and came in appearance upon a cloud, intent on deceiving them.

2 But when Aḏam and Ḥawwah saw him thus in a vision, they thought they were messengers of Elohim come to comfort them about their having left the garden, or to bring them back again into it.

3 And Aḏam spread his hands unto Elohim, beseeching Him to make him understand what they were.

4 Then Satan, the hater of all good, said unto Aḏam, “O Aḏam, I am an messenger of the great Elohim; and, behold the hosts that surround me.

5 “Elohim has sent me and them to take thee and bring thee to the border of the garden northwards; to the shore of the clear sea, and bathe thee and Ḥawwah in it, and raise you to your former gladness, that ye return again to the garden.”

6 These words sank into the heart of Aḏam and Ḥawwah.

7 Yet Elohim withheld His Word from Aḏam, and did not make him understand at once, but waited to see his strength; whether he would be overcome as Ḥawwah was when in the garden, or whether he would prevail.

8 Then Satan called to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and said, “Behold, we go to the sea of water,” and they began to go.

9 And Aḏam and Ḥawwah followed them at some little distance.

10 But when they came to the mountain to the north of the garden, a very high mountain, without any steps to the top of it, the Devil drew near to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and made them go up to the top in reality, and not in a vision; wishing, as he did, to throw them down and kill them, and to wipe off their name from the earth; so that this earth should remain to him and his hosts alone.