Aḏam’s heart is set on fire.
1 THEN Satan, and ten from his hosts, transformed themselves into maidens, unlike any others in the whole world for grace.
2 They came up out of the river in presence of Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and they said among themselves, “Come, we will look at the faces of Aḏam and of Ḥawwah, who are of the men upon earth. How beautiful they are, and how different is their look from our own faces.” Then they came to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and greeted them; and stood wondering at them.
3 Aḏam and Ḥawwah looked at them also, and wondered at their beauty, and said, “Is there, then, under us, another world, with such beautiful creatures as these in it”‘
4 And those maidens said to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, “Yes, indeed, we are an abundant creation.”
5 Then Aḏam said to them, “But how do you multiply?”
6 And they answered him, “We have husbands who wedded us, and we bear them children, who grow up, and who in their turn wed and are wedded, and also bear children; and thus we increase. And if so be, O Aḏam, thou wilt not believe us, we will show thee our husbands and our children.”
7 Then they shouted over the river as if to call their husbands and their children, who came up from the river, men and children; and every one came to his wife, his children being with him.
8 But when Aḏam and Ḥawwah saw them, they stood dumb, and wondered at them.
9 Then they said to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, “You see our husbands and our children, wed Ḥawwah as we wed our wives, and you shall have children the same as we.” This was a device of Satan to deceive Aḏam.
10 Satan also thought within himself, “Elohim at first commanded Aḏam concerning the fruit of the tree, saying to him, ‘Eat not of it; else of death thou shalt die.’ But Aḏam ate of it, and yet Elohim did not kill him; He only decreed upon him death, and plagues and trials, until the day he shall come out of his body.
11 “Now, then, if I deceive him to do this thing, and to wed Ḥawwah without Elohim’s commandment, Elohim will kill him then.”
12 Therefore did Satan work this apparition before Aḏam and Ḥawwah; because he sought to kill him, and to make him disappear from off the face of the earth.
13 Meanwhile the fire of sin came upon Aḏam, and he thought of committing sin. But he restrained himself, fearing lest if he followed this advice of Satan Elohim would put him to death.
14 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah arose, and prayed to Elohim, while Satan and his hosts went down into the river, in presence of Aḏam and Ḥawwah; to let them see that they were going back to their own regions.
15 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah went back to the Cave of Treasures, as they were wont; about evening time.
16 And they both arose and prayed to Elohim that night. Aḏam remained standing in prayer, yet not knowing how to pray, by reason of the thoughts of his heart regarding his wedding Ḥawwah; and he continued so until morning.
17 And when light arose, Aḏam said unto Ḥawwah, “Arise, let us go below the mountain, where they brought us gold, and let us ask 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 concerning this matter.”
18 Then Ḥawwah said, “What is that matter, O Aḏam?”
19 And he answered her, “That I may request 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to inform me about wedding thee; for I will not do it without His order, lest He make us perish, thee and me. For those devils have set my heart on fire, with thoughts of what they showed us, in their sinful apparitions.”
20 Then Ḥawwah said to Aḏam, “Why need we go below the mountain? Let us rather stand up and pray in our cave to Elohim, to let us know whether this counsel is good or not.”
21 Then Aḏam rose up in prayer and said, “O Elohim, thou knowest that we transgressed against Thee, and from the moment we transgressed, we were bereft of our bright nature; and our body became brutish, requiring food and drink; and with animal desires.
22 “Command us, O Elohim, not to give way to them without Thy order, lest Thou bring us to nothing. For if Thou give us not the order, we shall be overpowered, and follow that advice of Satan; and Thou wilt again make us perish.
23 “If not, then take our souls from us; let us be rid of this animal lust. And if Thou give us no order respecting this thing, then sever Ḥawwah from me, and me from her; and place us each far away from the other.
24 “Yet again, O Elohim, when Thou hast put us asunder from each other, the devils will deceive us with their apparitions, and destroy our hearts, and defile our thoughts towards each other. Yet if it is not each of us towards the other, it will, at all events, be through their appearance when they show themselves to us.” Here Aḏam ended his prayer.