1 Then Shĕth, the just, called his son Enosh, and Qĕynan, the son of Enosh, and Mahalal’ĕl, the son of Qĕynan, and said he to them:

2 “My end is near, and I wish to build a roof over the altar on which gifts are offered.”

3 They listened to his commandment and all of them, both old and young, went out and worked hard and built a beautiful roof over the altar.

4 And Shĕth’s thought was that by doing this a beraḵah should come upon his children on the mountain. And he thought he should present an offering for them before his death.

5 Then when the building of the roof was completed, he commanded them to make offerings. They worked diligently and brought them to Shĕth, their father, who took them and offered them upon the altar, and prayed Elohim to accept their offerings, to have mercy on the souls of his children, and to keep them from the hand of Satan.

6 Elohim accepted his offering and sent His beraḵah on him and on his children. Then Elohim made a promise to Shĕth, saying, “At the end of the great five days and a half, which is the promise I have made to you and to your father, I will send My Word and save you and your seed.”

7 Then Shĕth and his children, and grandchildren met together and came down from the altar and went to the Cave of Treasures, where they prayed. And he baraḵ them in the body of our father Aḏam, and anointed them with it.

8 But Shĕth stayed in the Cave of Treasures, a few days, and then suffered – sufferings to death.

9 Then Enosh, his first-born son, came to him with Qĕynan, his son, and Mahalal’ĕl, Qĕynan’s son, and Yereḏ, the son of Mahalal’ĕl, and Ḥanoḵ, Yereḏ’s son, and with their wives and children to receive a beraḵah from Shĕth.

10 Then Shĕth prayed over them, and baraḵ them, and earnestly requested them by the blood of Heḇel the just, saying, “I beg of you my children, not to let one of you go down from this Qodesh and pure Mountain.

11 Do not associate with the children of Qayin the murderer and the sinner, who killed his brother. You know, my children, that we flee from him and from all his sin with all our might because he killed his brother Heḇel.”

12 After having said this, Shĕth baraḵ Enosh, his first-born son, and commanded him to minister continually in purity before the body of their father Aḏam, all the days of his life. He also made him promise to go at times to the altar, which he had built. And he commanded him to feed his people in righteousness, in judgment, and in purity all the days of his life.

13 Then Shĕth’s limbs went limp. His hands and feet lost all strength. His voice became silent and unable to speak, and he gave up the ghost and died. Shĕth died the day after his nine hundred and twelfth year, on the twenty-seventh day of the first month; Ḥanoḵ being then twenty years old.

14 Then they carefully wrapped up the body of Shĕth, and embalmed him with sweet spices, and laid him in the Cave of Treasures, on the right side of our father Aḏam’s body, and they mourned for him forty days. They offered gifts for him, as they had done for our father Aḏam.

15 After the death of Shĕth, Enosh was raised to the head of his people, whom he fed in righteousness, and judgment, as his father had commanded him.

16 But by the time Enosh was eight hundred and twenty years old, Qayin had a very large number of offspring, because they married often, being given to animal lusts, until the land below the mountain, was filled with them.