First Book of Adam and Eve HTML version

Chapter 39
Adam Is Cautious -- But Too Late.
1 Then Adam returned to Eve, and said to her, "Get up, and take a fig for
yourself, and I will take another; and let us go to our cave."
2 Then Adam and Eve took each a fig and went towards the cave; the time was
about the setting of the sun; and their thoughts made them long to eat of the fruit.
3 But Adam said to Eve, "I am afraid to eat of this fig. I know not what may come
over me from it."
4 So Adam cried, and stood praying before God, saying, "Satisfy my hunger,
without my having to eat this fig; for after I have eaten it, what will it profit me?
And what shall I desire and ask of you, O God, when it is gone?"
5 And he said again, "I am afraid to eat of it; for I know not what will befall me
through it."