First Book of Adam and Eve
Adam In A Gracious Mood.
1 Then Adam said to God, "I dry up in the heat, I am faint from walking, and I
don't want to be in this world. And I don't know when You will take me out of it to
2 Then the Lord God said to him, "O Adam, it cannot be now, not until you have
ended your days. Then shall I bring you out of this miserable land."
3 And Adam said to God, "While I was in the garden I knew neither heat, nor
languor, neither moving about, nor trembling, nor fear; but now since I came to
this land, all this affliction has come over me.
4 Then God said to Adam, "So long as you were keeping My commandment, My
light and My grace rested on you. But when you transgressed My commandment,
sorrow and misery came to you in this land."
5 And Adam cried and said, "O Lord, do not cut me off for this, neither punish me
with heavy plagues, nor yet repay me according to my sin; for we, of our own will,
transgressed Your commandment, and ignored Your law, and tried to become
gods like you, when Satan the enemy deceived us."
6 Then God said again to Adam, "Because you have endured fear and trembling
in this land, languor and suffering, treading and walking about, going on this
mountain, and dying from it, I will take all this on Myself in order to save you."