Concerning the promise of the great five days and a half.

1 Elohim said to Aḏam, “I have ordained on this earth days and years, and thou and thy seed shall dwell and walk in it, until the days and years are fulfilled; when I shall send the Word that created thee, and against which thou hast transgressed, the Word that made thee come out of the garden and that raised thee when thou wast fallen.

2 Yea, the Word that will again save thee when the five days and a half are fulfilled.”

3 But when Aḏam heard these words from Elohim, and of the great five days and a half, he did not understand the meaning of them.

4 For Aḏam was thinking that there would be but five days and a half for him, to the end of the world.

5 And Aḏam wept, and prayed Elohim to explain it to him.

6 Then Elohim in His mercy for Aḏam who was made after His own image and similitude, explained to him, that these were 5,000 and 500 years; and how One would then come and save him and his seed.

7 But Elohim had before that made this covenant with our father, Aḏam, in the same terms, ere he came out of the garden, when he was by the tree whereof Ḥawwah took the fruit and gave it him to eat.

8 Inasmuch as when our father Aḏam came out of the garden, he passed by that tree, and saw how Elohim had then changed the appearance of it into another form, and how it withered.

9 And as Aḏam went to it he feared, trembled and fell down; but Elohim in His mercy lifted him up, and then made this covenant with him.

10 And, again, when Aḏam was by the gate of the garden, and saw the keruḇ with a sword of flashing fire in his hand, and the keruḇ grew angry and frowned at him, both Aḏam and Ḥawwah became afraid of him, and thought he meant to put them to death. So they fell on their faces, and trembled with fear.

11 But he had pity on them, and showed them mercy; and turning from them went up to shamayim, and prayed unto 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and said:

12 “𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, Thou didst send me to watch at the gate of the garden, with a sword of fire.

13 “But when Thy servants, Aḏam and Ḥawwah, saw me, they fell on their faces, and were as dead. O my 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, what shall we do to Thy servants?”

14 Then Elohim had pity on them, and showed them mercy, and sent His Angel to keep the garden.

15 And the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came unto Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and raised them up.

16 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Aḏam, “I told thee that at the end of five days and a half, I will send my Word and save thee.

17 “Strengthen thy heart, therefore, and abide in the Cave of Treasures, of which I have before spoken to thee.”

18 And when Aḏam heard this Word from Elohim, he was comforted with that which Elohim had told him. For He had told him how He would save him.