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

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

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

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

5 Elohim has sent us to take you and bring you to the northern border of the garden to the shore of the clear sea, and bathe you and Ḥawwah in it, and raise you to your former joy, that you return to the garden once again.”

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 and whether he would be overcome as Ḥawwah was when in the garden, or whether he would win this battle.

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 little distance.

10 But when they came to the mountain to the north of the garden which was a very high mountain without any steps to the top of it, the Devil came near to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and made them go up to the top in reality and not in a vision, because he wished to throw them down and kill them, and to wipe their names from the earth, so that this earth should belong to him and his hosts alone.