|17.1 And instantly he hung himself from the wall of Paradise, and when the angels ascended to worship God, then Satan appeared in the form of an angel and sang hymns like the angels.||17.1 Then the two of them came to me and hung their feet around the wall of the Garden. When the angels ascended to the worship of the Lord, at that time Satan took on the form of an angel and began to praise God with angelic praises. I knelt down by the wall and attended to his praises.||17.1 And the two of them came together and they allowed their heads to hang on the wall of the Garden at the time when the angels had ascended to prostrate before God. Then the devil changed himself into the image of an angel; he sang the praises of the angels. And I was gazing in the direction of the wall to hear the praises.|
|17.2 And he bent over the wall and I saw him, like an angel.||17.2a I looked and saw him in the likeness of an angel; when I looked again, I did not see him.||17.2a I stared, and I saw him like an angel and at once he became invisible||18-20.8a And the devil had changed to the form of an angel and came here with radiance, singing an angel's song, just like an angel,|
|17.2b Then he went and summoned the serpent and said to him, 'Arise, come to me so that I may enter into you and speak through your mouth as much as I will need to say.'||17.2b for he had gone forth to bring the serpent. And he told him, 'Arise and come and I will be with you and I will speak through your mouth that which is proper for you to say.'|
|17.2c At that time the serpent became a lyre for him, and he came again to the wall of the Garden. He cried out and said, 'Oh, woman, you who are blind in this Garden of delight, arise come to me and I will say some words to you.'||17.2c He took on the form of the serpent (to go) close to the wall of the Garden and the devil slipped inside the serpent and he allowed his head to hang on the wall of the Garden. He cried out and said, 'Shame on you, woman, you who are in the the Garden of delight (and) who are blind! Come to me and I will tell you a certain secret word.'|
|17.2 And he said to me: 'Are you Eve?' And I said to him, 'I am.'
17.3 And he said to me, 'What art you doing in Paradise?'
|17.2d When I went to him, he said to me, 'Are you Eve?' I said, 'Yes, I am.' He replied and said, 'What do you do in the Garden ?'||17.2d And when I had come, he said to me, 'Eve!' and I said to him, 'Here I am.' He replied to me and told me, 'What do you do in the Garden?"|
|17.3 And I said to him, 'God set us to guard and to eat of it.'||17.3 I said to him, 'God set us to guard the Garden,'||17.3 I replied to him and told him, 'God has set me to guard the Garden and eat (of it).'|
|17.4 The devil answered through the mouth of the serpent: 'You do well but you do not eat of every plant.'||17.4 Satan replied and said to me through the mouth of the serpent, 'This work is good, but come, do you eat of all the trees which are in the Garden?'||17.4 The devil replied to me and told me through the mouth of the serpent, 'Well (done!) Do you eat the fruit of every tree which is in the Garden?'||18-20.8b and said to me: 'Do you eat from everything in Paradise?'|
|17.5 And I said: 'Yes, we eat of all, save one only, which is in the middle of Paradise, concerning which, God charged us not to eat of it, for, you shall die the death.'||17.5 I said to him, 'Yes, we eat of all of them except only of that one tree which is in the very middle of the Garden, concerning which God commanded us, "Do not eat of it, for if you eat you will surely die."'||17.5 I replied to him and told him, 'Yes, [we] eat all the fruit except for only one tree which is here in the middle of the Garden, for God ordered us, 'Do not eat of it, so that you will not die a death.'||18-20.9 And at that time I took him for an angel, because he had come from Adam's side, so I said to him, 'From one tree the Lord commanded us not to eat, the one which stands in the middle of Paradise.'|