First Book of Adam and Eve HTML version

Chapter 5
Eve Makes A Noble And Emotional Intercession,
Taking The Blame On Herself.
1 Then Adam and Eve entered the cave, and stood praying, in their own tongue,
unknown to us, but which they knew well.
2 And as they prayed, Adam raised his eyes and saw the rock and the roof of the
cave that covered him overhead. This prevented him from seeing either heaven
or God's creatures. So he cried and beat his chest hard, until he dropped, and
was as dead.
3 And Eve sat crying; for she believed he was dead.
4 Then she got up, spread her hands toward God, appealing to Him for mercy
and pity, and said, "O God, forgive me my sin, the sin which I committed, and
don't remember it against me.
5 For I alone caused Your servant to fall from the garden into this condemned
land; from light into this darkness; and from the house of joy into this prison.
6 O God, look at this Your servant fallen in this manner, and bring him back to
life, that he may cry and repent of his transgression which he committed through
7 Don't take away his soul right now; but let him live that he may stand after the
measure of his repentance, and do Your will, as before his death.
8 But if You do not bring him back to life, then, O God, take away my own soul,
that I be like him, and leave me not in this dungeon, one and alone; for I could
not stand alone in this world, but with him only.
9 For You, O God, caused him to fall asleep, and took a bone from his side, and
restored the flesh in the place of it, by Your divine power.
10 And You took me, the bone, and make me a woman, bright like him, with
heart, reason, and speech; and in flesh, like to his own; and You made me after
the likeness of his looks, by Your mercy and power.
11 O Lord, I and he are one, and You, O God, are our Creator, You are He who
made us both in one day.