1 Then Satan, and ten from his hosts, transformed themselves into maidens, with more grace than any others in the entire world.

2 They came up out of the river in front of Aḏam and Ḥawwah, and they said among themselves, “Come, we will look at the faces of Aḏam and Ḥawwah who are of the men on earth. They are beautiful and their faces look different than ours.” Then they came to Aḏam and Ḥawwah and greeted them, and they stood amazed at them.

3 Aḏam and Ḥawwah looked at them also, and wondered at their beauty, and said, “Is there another world under us with such beautiful creatures as these in it?”

4 And the maidens said to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, “Yes, indeed, many of us were created.”

5 Then Aḏam said to them, “But how do you multiply?”

6 And they told him, “We have husbands who have married us and we bear them children, who grow up and in turn marry and are married and also bear children. Thus we increase. O Aḏam, you will not believe us, we will show you our husbands and our children.”

7 Then they shouted over the river as if to call their husbands and their children. And men and children came up from the river, and every man came to his wife, and his children were with him.

8 But when Aḏam and Ḥawwah saw them, they stood speechless and were amazed at them.

9 Then they said to Aḏam and Ḥawwah, “See all our husbands and our children? You should marry Ḥawwah as we have married our husbands so that you will have children as we have.” This was the way Satan was to deceive Aḏam.

10 Satan also thought to himself, “Elohim at first commanded Aḏam concerning the fruit of the tree, saying to him, ‘Do not eat of it or else you shall die.’ But Aḏam ate of it but Elohim did not kill him. He only gave him by law death, plagues, and trials, until the day he shall leave his body.

11 But if I deceive him to do this thing and marry Ḥawwah without Elohim’s permission, Elohim will kill him.”

12 Therefore Satan worked 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 immorality came over Aḏam and he thought of committing transgression. But he restrained himself, fearing that if he followed the advice of Satan, Elohim would put him to death.

14 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah got up and prayed to Elohim, while Satan and his hosts went down into the river in front of Aḏam and Ḥawwah so they would see them going back to their own world.

15 Then Aḏam and Ḥawwah went back to the Cave of Treasures, as they usually did around evening time.

16 And they both got up and prayed to Elohim that night. Aḏam remained standing in prayer but did not know how to pray because of the thoughts in his heart about marrying Ḥawwah. And he continued this way until morning.

17 When light came up, Aḏam said to Ḥawwah, “Get up, 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, Aḏam?”

19 And he answered her, “That I may request 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to inform me about marrying you because I will not do it without His permission or else He will kill you and me. For those devils have set my heart on fire with thoughts of what they showed us in their sinful visions.”

20 Then Ḥawwah said to Aḏam, “Why do we need to go to the foot of the mountain? Let us rather stand up and pray in our cave to Elohim to let us know whether this advice is good or not.”

21 Then Aḏam rose up in prayer and said, “O Elohim, you know that we transgressed against you, and from the moment we sinned we were stripped 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 Your permission, for fear that You will turn us into nothing. If you do not give us permission we will be overcome and follow that advice of Satan, and You will again kill us.

23 If not, then take our souls from us and let us be rid of this animal lust. And if You give us no order about this thing then separate Ḥawwah from me and me from her, and place us each far away from the other.

24 Then, O Elohim, if You separate us from each other the devils will deceive us with their apparitions that resemble us, and destroy our hearts, and defile our thoughts towards each other. If our heart is not toward each other it will be toward them, through their appearance when the devils come to us in our likeness.” Here Aḏam ended his prayer.