How destruction and trouble is of Satan when he is the master. Aḏam and Ḥawwah establish the custom of worship.

1 THEN Elohim looked upon Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and upon what had come upon them from Satan, and how he had made them perish.

2 Elohim, therefore, sent His Word, and raised up Aḏam and Ḥawwah from their state of death.

3 Then, Aḏam, when he was raised, said, “O Elohim, Thou hast burnt and taken from us the corn Thou hadst given us, and Thou hast emptied out the bucket of water. And Thou hast sent Thy messengers, who have waylaid us from the corn-field. Wilt Thou make us perish? If this be from Thee, O Elohim, then take away our souls; but punish us not.”

4 Then Elohim said to Aḏam, “I did not burn down the wheat, and I did not pour the water out of the bucket, and I did not send My messengers to lead thee astray.

5 “But it is Satan, thy master who did it; he to whom thou hast subjected thyself; My commandment being meanwhile set aside. He it is, who burnt down the corn, and poured out the water, and who has led thee astray; and all the promises he has made you, verily are but feint, and deceit, and a lie.

6 “But now, O Aḏam, thou shalt acknowledge My good deeds done to thee.”

7 And Elohim told His messengers to take Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and to bear them up to the field of wheat, which they found as before, with the bucket full of water.

8 There they saw a tree, and found on it solid manna; and wondered at Elohim’s power. And the messengers commanded them to eat of the manna when they were hungry.

9 And Elohim adjured Satan with a curse, not to come again, and destroy the field of corn.

10 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah took of the corn, and made of it an offering, and took it and offered it up on the mountain, the place where they had offered up their first offering of blood.

11 And they offered this oblation again on the altar they had built at first. And they stood up and prayed, and besought 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 saying, “Thus, O Elohim, when we were in the garden, did our praises go up to Thee, like this offering; and our innocence went up to thee like incense. But now, O Elohim, accept this offering from us, and turn us not back, reft of Thy mercy.”

12 Then Elohim said to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, “Since ye have made this oblation and have offered it to Me, I shall make it My flesh, when I come down upon earth to save you; and I shall cause it to be offered continually upon an altar, for forgiveness and for mercy, unto those who partake of it duly.”

13 And Elohim sent a bright fire upon the offering of Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and filled it with brightness, grace, and light; and the Ruaḥ ha’Qodesh came down upon that oblation.

14 Then Elohim commanded an messenger to take fire-tongs, like a spoon, and with it to take an offering and bring it to Aḏam and Ḥawwah. And the messenger did so, as Elohim had commanded him, and offered it to them.

15 And the souls of Aḏam and Ḥawwah were brightened, and their hearts were filled with joy and gladness and with the praises of Elohim.

16 And Elohim said to Aḏam, “This shall be unto you a custom, to do so, when affliction and sorrow come upon you. But your deliverance and your entrance into the garden, shall not be until the days are fulfilled, as agreed between you and Me; were it not so, I would, of My mercy and pity for you, bring you back to My garden and to My favour for the sake of the offering you have just made to My name.”

17 Aḏam rejoiced at these words which he heard from Elohim; and he and Ḥawwah worshipped before the altar, to which they bowed, and then went back to the Cave of Treasures.

18 And this took place at the end of the twelfth day after the eightieth day, from the time Aḏam and Ḥawwah came out of the garden.

19 And they stood up the whole night praying until morning; and then went out of the cave.

20 Then Aḏam said to Ḥawwah, with joy of heart, because of the offering they had made to Elohim, and that had been accepted of Him, “Let us do this three times every week, on the fourth day Wednesday, on the preparation day Friday, and on the Shabbath, all the days of our life.”

21 And as they agreed to these words between themselves, Elohim was pleased with their thoughts, and with the resolution they had each taken with the other.

22 After this, came the Word of Elohim to Aḏam, and said, “O Aḏam, thou hast determined beforehand the days in which sufferings shall come upon Me, when I am made flesh; for they are the fourth Wednesday, and the preparation day Friday.

23 “But as to the first day, I created in it all things, and I raised the heavens. And, again, through My rising again on this day, will I create joy, and raise them on high, who believe in Me; O Aḏam, offer this oblation, all the days of thy life.”

24 Then Elohim withdrew His Word from Aḏam.

25 But Aḏam continued to offer this oblation thus, every week three times, until, the end of seven weeks. And on the first day, which is the fiftieth, Aḏam made an offering as he was wont, and he and Ḥawwah took it and came to the altar before Elohim, as He had taught them.