First Book of Adam and Eve HTML version

Chapter 38
When 5500 years are fulfilled.
1 After these things the Word of God came to Adam, and said to him: --
2 "O Adam, as to the fruit on the Tree of Life that you have asked for, I will not
give it to you now, but only when the 5500 years are fulfilled. At that time I will
give you fruit from the Tree of Life, and you will eat, and live forever, you, and
Eve, and your righteous descendants.
3 But these forty-three days cannot make amends for the hour in which you
transgressed My commandment.
4 O Adam, I gave you the fruit of the fig-tree to eat in which you hid yourself. Go
and eat of it, you and Eve.
5 I will not deny your request, neither will I disappoint your hope; therefore,
endure until the fulfillment of the covenant I made with you."
6 And God withdrew His Word from Adam.