First Book of Adam and Eve
God Tells Adam Of The Devil's Purpose(V.4).
1 But when the merciful God saw that Satan wished to kill Adam with his many
tricks, and saw that Adam was meek and without guile, God spoke to Satan in a
loud voice, and cursed him.
2 Then he and his hosts fled, and Adam and Eve remained standing on the top of
the mountain, from there they saw below them the wide world, high above which
they were. But they saw none of the host which time after time were by them.
3 They cried, both Adam and Eve, before God, and begged for forgiveness of
4 Then came the Word from God to Adam, and said to him, "Know you and
understand concerning this Satan, that he seeks to deceive you and your
descendants after you."
5 And Adam cried before the Lord God, and begged and prayed to Him to give
him something from the garden, as a token to him, wherein to be comforted.
6 And God considered Adam's thought, and sent the angel Michael as far as the
sea that reaches India, to take from there golden rods and bring them to Adam.
7 This did God in His wisdom in order that these golden rods, being with Adam in
the cave, should shine forth with light in the night around him, and put an end to
his fear of the darkness.
8 Then the angel Michael went down by God's order, took golden rods, as God
had commanded him, and brought them to God.