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Chapter 6
God's Reprimand To Adam And Eve In Which He Points Out How And Why They
1 But God looked at them; for they had killed themselves through great grief.
2 But He decided to raise them and comfort them.
3 He, therefore, sent His Word to them; that they should stand and be raised
4 And the Lord said to Adam and Eve, "You transgressed of your own free will,
until you came out of the garden in which I had placed you.
5 Of your own free will have you transgressed through your desire for divinity,
greatness, and an exalted state, such as I have; so that I deprived you of the
bright nature in which you then were, and I made you come out of the garden to
this land, rough and full of trouble.
6 If only you had not transgressed My commandment and had kept My law, and
had not eaten of the fruit of the tree which I told you not to come near! And there
were fruit trees in the garden better than that one.
7 But the wicked Satan did not keep his faith and had no good intent towards Me,
that although I had created him, he considered Me to be useless, and sought the
Godhead for himself; for this I hurled him down from heaven so that he could not
remain in his first estate -- it was he who made the tree appear pleasant in your
eyes, until you ate of it, by believing his words.
8 Thus have you transgressed My commandment, and therefore I have brought
on you all these sorrows.
9 For I am God the Creator, who, when I created My creatures, did not intend to
destroy them. But after they had sorely roused My anger, I punished them with
grievous plagues, until they repent.
10 But, if on the contrary, they still continue hardened in their transgression, they
shall be under a curse forever."