Elohim tells Aḏam of the Devil’s purpose. (v. 4).

1 BUT when the merciful Elohim saw that Satan wished to kill Aḏam with his manifold devices, and saw that Aḏam was meek and without guile, Elohim spake unto Satan in a loud voice, and cursed him.

2 Then he and his hosts fled, and Aḏam and Ḥawwah remained standing on the top of the mountain, whence they saw below them the wide world, high above which they were. But they saw none of the host which anon were by them.

3 They wept, both Aḏam and Ḥawwah, before Elohim, and begged for forgiveness of Him.

4 Then came the Word from Elohim to Aḏam, and said unto him, “Know thou and understand concerning this Satan, that he seeks to deceive thee and thy seed after thee.”

5 And Aḏam wept before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim, and begged and entreated Him to give him something from the garden, as a token to him, wherein to be comforted.

6 And Elohim looked upon Aḏam’s thought, and sent the messenger Michael as far as the sea that reaches unto India, to take from thence golden rods and bring them to Aḏam.

7 This did Elohim in His wisdom, in order that these golden rods, being with Aḏam in the cave, should shine forth with light in the night around him, and put an end to his fear of the darkness.

8 Then the messenger Michael went down by Elohim’s order, took golden rods, as Elohim had commanded him, and brought them to Elohim.