1 But Satan, the hater of all that is good, did not allow them to finish their prayers. He called to his hosts and they all came. Then he said to them, “Since Aḏam and Ḥawwah, whom we deceived, have agreed together to pray to Elohim night and day, and to beg Him to deliver them, and since they will not come out of the cave until the end of the fortieth day.
2 And since they will continue their prayers as they have both agreed to do, that He will deliver them out of our hands and restore them to their former state, let us see what we shall do to them.” And his hosts said to him, “Power is yours, our master, to do what you command.”
3 Then Satan, great in wickedness, took his hosts and came into the cave on the thirtieth night of the forty day period, and he beat Aḏam and Ḥawwah until he thought they were dead and he left them as dead.
4 Then the Word of Elohim came to Aḏam and Ḥawwah and raised them from their suffering, and Elohim said to Aḏam, “Be strong, and do not be afraid of him who has just come to you.”
5 But Aḏam cried and said, “Where were You, my Elohim, that they should punish me with such blows and that this suffering should come over me and over Ḥawwah, Your handmaiden?”
6 Then Elohim said to him, “Aḏam, see, he is master of all you have, he who said, he would give you divinity. Where is this love for you? And where is the gift he promised?
7 Did it please him just once, Aḏam, to come to you, comfort you, strengthen you, rejoice with you, or send his hosts to protect you, because you have obeyed him and have obeyed his counsel and have followed his commandment and transgressed Mine?”
8 Then Aḏam cried before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and said, “𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 because I transgressed a little, You have severely punished me in return. I ask You to deliver me out of his hands, or at least have pity on me and take my soul out of my body now in this strange land.”
9 Then Elohim said to Aḏam, “If only there had been this moaning and praying before you transgressed you would have rest from the trouble in which you are now.”
10 But Elohim had patience with Aḏam, and let him and Ḥawwah remain in the cave until they had fulfilled the forty days.
11 But the strength and flesh withered on Aḏam and Ḥawwah from fasting and praying, from hunger and thirst, because they had not tasted either food or drink since they left the garden, and their bodies functioned erratically because they had no strength left to continue in prayer from hunger until the end of the next day to the fortieth. They were fallen down in the cave, yet what speech escaped from their mouths, was only in praises.