1 After Qayin had gone down to the land of dark soil, and his children had multiplied, there was one of them, whose name was Genun, son of Lemeḵ the blind who slew Qayin.
2 Satan came to Genun in his childhood and made a variety of trumpets and horns, and string instruments, cymbals and psalteries, and lyres and harps, and flutes. And Genun played them at all times and at every hour.
3 And when he played them, Satan came to them so that from among them were heard beautiful and sweet sounds that seized the heart with delight.
4 Then he gathered many crowds to play on them, and when they played it greatly pleased the children of Qayin, who fanned themselves to flames of sin among themselves and they burned with fire while Satan inflamed their hearts with one another, and lust increased among them.
5 Satan also taught Genun to make strong drink out of corn. Genun used this to bring together crowd upon crowd in houses of drink, and brought into their hands all kinds of fruits and flowers, and they drank together.
6 Genun did this to multiply sin greatly. He also acted with pride, and taught the children of Qayin to commit all manner of the grossest wickedness, which they did not know until then. And he put them up to all kinds of deeds, which they did not know of before.
7 Then, when Satan saw that they obeyed Genun and listened to him in every thing he told them, he rejoiced greatly, and he increased Genun’s understanding until he took iron and with it made weapons of war.
8 Then when they were drunk, hatred and murder increased among them. One man would use violence against another and Satan would teach him evil in that one man would take the other man’s children and defile them before him.
9 And when men saw they were vanquished and saw that others were not beaten, those who were beaten came to Genun and took refuge with him, and he made them part of his group.
10 Then sin increased among them greatly, until a man married his own sister, or daughter, or mother, and others, or the daughter of his father’s sister, so that there was no more distinction of relationship, and they could no longer discern what was sin and what was not, but always were wicked and the earth was defiled with sin. And they angered Elohim the Judge, who had created them.
11 But Genun gathered together groups and groups, that played on horns and on all the other instruments we have already mentioned, at the foot of the Qodesh Mountain. They did that so the children of Shĕth who were on the Qodesh Mountain would hear it.
12 But when the children of Shĕth heard the noise, they wondered, and came by companies, and stood on the top of the mountain to look at those below. This went on an entire year.
13 At the end of that year, Genun saw that they were being won over to him little by little. Satan entered into him, and taught him to make the elements for dyeing garments of various patterns, and made him understand how to dye crimson and purple and what not.
14 And the sons of Qayin who worked at all of this shone in beauty and gorgeous apparel. And they gathered together at the foot of the mountain in splendor, with horns and gorgeous dresses, and horse races, and they were committing all manner of disgusting acts.
15 Meanwhile the children of Shĕth, who were on the Qodesh Mountain, prayed and praised Elohim in the place of the hosts of messengers who had fallen. Elohim had called them ‘messengers,’ because He rejoiced over them greatly.
16 But after this time they no longer kept His Commandment, nor were held by the promise He had made to their fathers. But they relaxed from their fasting and praying, and from the counsel of Yereḏ their father. And they kept on gathering together on the top of the mountain to watch the children of Qayin, from morning until evening. And they watched what they did and they looked at their beautiful dresses and ornaments.
17 Then the children of Qayin looked up from below, and saw the children of Shĕth, standing in numbers on the top of the mountain, and they called to them to come down to them.
18 But from above them, the children of Shĕth said, “We don’t know the way.” Then Genun, the son of Lemeḵ, heard them say they did not know the way, and he began to think to himself of ways he might bring them down.
19 Then Satan appeared to him by night, saying, “There is no way for them to come down from the part of the mountain on which they live, but when they come out tomorrow, say to them, ‘Come to the western side of the mountain. There you will find a stream of water that comes down to the foot of the mountain, between two hills. That marks the way. Come down that way to us.’ ”
20 Then when it was day, Genun blew the horns and beat the drums below the mountain, as he was accustomed to do. The children of Shĕth heard it and came as they used to do.
21 Then Genun said to them from down below, “Go to the western side of the mountain, there you will find the way to come down.”
22 But when the children of Shĕth heard these words from him, they went back into the cave to Yereḏ to tell him all they had heard.
23 Then when Yereḏ heard it, he was grieved because he knew that they would defy his wishes.
24 After this a hundred men of the children of Shĕth gathered together and said among themselves, “Come, let us go down to the children of Qayin and see what they do, and enjoy ourselves with them.”
25 But when Yereḏ heard this of the hundred men his very soul was moved, and his heart was grieved. He then stood with great emotion in the middle of them, and earnestly compelled them by the blood of Heḇel the just and said, “Let no one of you go down from this qodesh and pure mountain, in which our fathers have ordered us to live.”
26 But when Yereḏ saw that they did not listen to his words, he said to them, “My good, innocent, and qodesh children, you must understand that once you go down from this qodesh mountain, Elohim will not allow you to return to it again.”
27 He again adjured them, saying, “I plead with you by the death of our father Aḏam, and by the blood of Heḇel, of Shĕth, of Enosh, of Qĕynan, and of Mahalal’ĕl, to listen to me. Do not go down from this qodesh mountain, because the moment you leave it, life and mercy will be taken from you; and you shall no longer be called ‘children of Elohim,’ but ‘children of the devil.’
28 But they would not listen to his words.
29 Ḥanoḵ was already grown up at that time, and in his zeal for Elohim, he stood and said, “Hear me, you large and small sons of Shĕth! When you transgress the commandment of our fathers and go down from this qodesh mountain, you shall not come up here again for ever.”
30 But they rose up against Ḥanoḵ and would not listen to his words, but they went down from the Qodesh Mountain.
31 And when they looked at the daughters of Qayin, at their beautiful figures, and at their hands and feet dyed with color, and the tattoos on their faces that ornamented them, the fire of sin was set ablaze in them.
32 Then Satan made them look most beautiful before the sons of Shĕth, as he also made the sons of Shĕth appear the most handsome in the eyes of the daughters of Qayin, so that the daughters of Qayin lusted after the sons of Shĕth like ravenous beasts, and the sons of Shĕth lusted after the daughters of Qayin until they committed disgusting and disgraceful acts with them.
33 But after they had fallen into this defilement they returned by the way they had come, and tried to ascend the Qodesh Mountain. But they could not because the stones of that qodesh mountain were on fire flashing before them, and prevented them so that they could not go up again.
34 And Elohim was angry with them, and turned from them because they had come down from glory, and because of this had lost and forsaken their own purity and innocence, and were fallen into the defilement of sin.
35 Then Elohim sent His Word to Yereḏ, saying, “These of your children, whom you once called ‘My children,’ have broken My Commandment, and have gone down to the house of damnation and sin. Send a messenger to those that are left so that they will not go down, and be lost.”
36 Then Yereḏ wept before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and asked Him for mercy and forgiveness. But he wished that his soul might depart from his body rather than hear these words from Elohim about his children that went down from the Qodesh Mountain.
37 But he followed Elohim’s order and preached to them not to go down from that qodesh mountain, and not to hold relations with the children of Qayin.
38 But they did not listen to his message, and they would not obey his advice.