First Book of Adam and Eve
A Beautiful Prophecy Of Eternal Life And Joy(V. 15). The Fall Of Night.
1 Then Adam took Eve, and they began to return to the Cave of Treasures where
they lived. But when they got closer to it and saw it from a distance, heavy
sorrow fell on Adam and Eve when they looked at it.
2 Then Adam said to Eve, "When we were on the mountain we were comforted
by the Word of God that conversed with us; and the light that came from the east
shown over us.
3 But now the Word of God is hidden from us; and the light that shown over us is
so changed as to disappear, and let darkness and sorrow come over us.
4 And we are forced to enter this cave which is like a prison, in which darkness
covers us, so that we are separated from each other; and you can not see me,
neither can I see you."
5 When Adam had said these words, they cried and spread their hands before
God; for they were full of sorrow.
6 And they prayed to God to bring the sun to them, to shine on them, so that
darkness would not return to them, and that they wouldn't have to go under this
covering of rock. And they wished to die rather than see the darkness.
7 Then God looked at Adam and Eve and at their great sorrow, and at all they
had done with a fervent heart, on account of all the trouble they were in, instead
of their former well-being, and on account of all the misery that came over them
in a strange land.
8 Therefore God was not angry with them; nor impatient with them; but he was
patient and forbearing towards them, as towards the children He had created.
9 Then came the Word of God to Adam, and said to him, "Adam, as for the sun, if
I were to take it and bring it to you, days, hours, years and months would all stop,
and the covenant I have made with you, would never be fulfilled.
10 But then you would be deserted and stuck in a perpetual plague, and you
would never be saved.
11 Yes, rather, bear long and calm your soul while you live night and day; until
the fulfillment of the days, and the time of My covenant is come.