The first Human thirst.

1 THEN Aḏam took the fig, and laid it on the golden rods. Ḥawwah also took her fig, and put it upon the incense.

2 And the weight of each fig was that of a water-melon; for the fruit of the garden was much larger than the fruit of this land.

3 But Aḏam and Ḥawwah remained standing and fasting the whole of that night, until the morning dawned.

4 When the sun rose they were at their prayers, and Aḏam said to Ḥawwah, after they had done praying:–

5 “O Ḥawwah, come, let us go to the border of the garden looking south; to the place whence the river flows, and is parted into four heads. There we will pray to Elohim, and ask Him to give us to drink of the Water of Life.

6 “For Elohim has not fed us with the Tree of Life, in order that we may not live. We will, therefore, ask him to give us of the Water of Life, and to quench our thirst with it, rather than with a drink of water of this land.”

7 When Ḥawwah heard these words from Aḏam, she agreed; and they both arose and came to the southern border of the garden, upon the brink of the river of water at some little distance from the garden.

8 And they stood and prayed before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and asked Him to look upon them this once, to forgive them, and to grant them their request.

9 After this prayer from both of them, Aḏam began to pray with his voice before Elohim, and said:–

10 “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, when I was in the garden and saw the water that flowed from under the Tree of Life, my heart did not desire, neither did my body require to drink of it; neither did I know thirst, for I was living; and above that which I am now.

11 “So that in order to live I did not require any Food of Life, neither did I drink of the Water of Life.

12 “But now, O Elohim, I am dead; my flesh is parched with thirst. Give me of the Water of Life that I may drink of it and live.

13 “Of Thy mercy, O Elohim, save me from these plagues and trials, and bring me into another land different from this, if Thou wilt not let me dwell in Thy garden.”