“How many times have I delivered thee out of his hand . . .”

1 THEN Aḏam and Ḥawwah began again to come into the cave. And when they came to the way between the fire, Satan blew into the fire like a whirlwind, and made on Aḏam and Ḥawwah a burning coal-fire; so that their bodies were singed; and the coal-fire scorched them.

2 And from the burning of the fire Aḏam and Ḥawwah cried aloud, and said, “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, save us! Leave us not to be consumed and plagued by this burning fire; neither require us for having transgressed Thy commandment.”

3 Then Elohim looked upon their bodies, on which Satan had caused fire to bum, and Elohim sent His messenger that stayed the burning fire. But the wounds remained on their bodies.

4 And Elohim said unto Aḏam, “See Satan’s love for thee, who pretended to give thee the Almighty and greatness; and, behold, he burns thee with fire, and seeks to destroy thee from off the earth.

5 “Then look at Me, O Aḏam; I created thee, and how many times have I delivered thee out of his hand? If not, would he not have destroyed thee?”

6 Elohim said again to Ḥawwah, “What is that he promised thee in the garden, saying, ‘At the time ye shall eat of the tree, your eyes will be opened, and you shall become like elohim, knowing good and evil.’ But lo! he has burnt your bodies with fire, and has made you taste the taste of fire, for the taste of the garden; and has made you see the burning of fire, and the evil thereof, and the power it has over you.

7 “Your eyes have seen the good he has taken from you, and in truth he has opened your eyes; and you have seen the garden in which ye were with Me, and ye have also seen the evil that has come upon you from Satan. But as to the Almighty he cannot give it you, neither fulfil his speech to you. Nay, he was bitter against you and your seed, that will come after you.”

8 And Elohim withdrew His Word from them.