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Chapter 32
Adam And Eve Go Into The Water To Pray.
1 And Adam and Eve remained in the Cave of Treasures until the seventh day;
they neither ate of the fruit the earth, nor drank water.
2 And when it dawned on the eighth day, Adam said to Eve, "O Eve, we prayed
God to give us something from the garden, and He sent his angels who brought
us what we had desired.
3 But now, get up, let us go to the sea of water we saw at first, and let us stand in
it, praying that God will again be favorable to us and take us back to the garden;
or give us something; or that He will give us comfort in some other land than this
in which we are."
4 Then Adam and Eve came out of the cave, went and stood on the border of the
sea in which they had before thrown themselves, and Adam said to Eve:--
5 Come, go down into this place, and come not out of it until the end of thirty
days, when I shall come to you. And pray to God with burning heart and a sweet
voice, to forgive us.
6 And I will go to another place, and go down into it, and do like you."
7 Then Eve went down into the water, as Adam had commanded her. Adam also
went down into the water; and they stood praying; and besought the Lord to
forgive them their offense, and to restore them to their former state.
8 And they stood like that praying, until the end of the thirty-five days.