First Book of Adam and Eve
Their Bodies Need Water After They Leave The Garden.
1 Then God, merciful and gracious, looked at them thus lying in the water, and
close to death, and sent an angel, who brought them out of the water, and laid
them on the seashore as dead.
2 Then the angel went up to God, was welcome, and said, "O God, Your
creatures have breathed their last."
3 Then God sent His Word to Adam and Eve, who raised them from their death.
4 And Adam said, after he was raised, "O God, while we were in the garden we
did not require, or care for this water; but since we came to this land we cannot
do without it."
5 Then God said to Adam, "While you were under My command and were a
bright angel, you knew not this water.
6 But now that you have transgressed My commandment, you can not do without
water, wherein to wash your body and make it grow; for it is now like that of
beasts, and is in want of water."
7 When Adam and Eve heard these words from God, they cried a bitter cry; and
Adam entreated God to let him return into the garden, and look at it a second
8 But God said to Adam, "I have made you a promise; when that promise is
fulfilled, I will bring you back into the garden, you and your righteous
9 And God ceased to commune with Adam.