1 When Aḏam and Ḥawwah went down to the land of black earth and came near to the wheat Elohim had showed them and saw that it was ripe and ready for reaping, they did not have a sickle to reap it with. So they put themselves to the task and began to pull up the wheat by hand until the task was complete.
2 They then heaped it into a pile. They were weak from heat and from thirst and went under a shady tree where the breeze fanned them to sleep.
3 But Satan saw what Aḏam and Ḥawwah had done and he called his hosts, and said to them, “Elohim has shown to Aḏam and Ḥawwah all about this wheat to strengthen their bodies, and, look, they have come and made a big pile of it. Now they are weak from the toil and are now asleep. Come, let us set fire to this heap of corn, and burn it. Let us take that bottle of water that is by them and empty it out, so that they may find nothing to drink, and we kill them with hunger and thirst.
4 Then, when they wake up from their sleep and seek to return to the cave, we will come to them along the way and lead them in the wrong direction so that they die of hunger and thirst. Then perhaps they will reject Elohim, and He may destroy them. So, in this way we can be rid of them.”
5 Then Satan and his hosts set the wheat on fire and burned it up.
6 But from the heat of the flame Aḏam and Ḥawwah awoke from their sleep and saw the wheat burning and the bucket of water by them was poured out.
7 Then they cried and began to go back to the cave.
8 But as they were going up from below the mountain, Satan and his hosts met them in the form of messengers, praising Elohim.
9 Then Satan said to Aḏam, “Aḏam, why are you so pained with hunger and thirst? It seems to me that Satan has burnt up the wheat.” And Aḏam said to him, “Yes.”
10 Satan said to Aḏam, “Come back with us. We are messengers of Elohim. Elohim sent us to you to show you another field of corn better than that, and beyond it is a fountain of good water and many trees, near where you shall live. And you shall work the corn field and make it better than that which Satan has consumed.”
11 Aḏam thought that he was true, and that they were messengers who talked with him and so he went back with them.
12 Then Satan began to lead Aḏam and Ḥawwah in the wrong direction for eight days, until they both fell down as if dead, from hunger, thirst, and weakness. Then he fled with his hosts, and left them.