Entrance of the Serpent into Paradise

19.1a And I opened (it for him) and he entered Paradise and went before me. [44]19.1a When he entered, he proceeded a little way into the Garden and stopped, [44]19.1a And when I had gone to open the gate for him and he had entered the Garden, he went forth, and then he stopped a little.
[44]19.1b I said, 'Why did you stop?' [44]19.1b I replied to him and said, 'Why have you stopped?'
19.1b He walked a little way, then turned and said to me: 'I have changed my mind and I will not give you to eat.' [44]19.1c He said to me, 'Perhaps, when I shall give you to eat and your eyes are opened and you become like God, you will deceive Adam and will not give him to eat of the fruit and he will become like a beast before you. [44]19.1c But he, my children, began to use trickery with me. He replied to me and told me, 'If I have stopped it is because I changed my mind for fear that, perhaps if I should give you of it and you eat it, and your eyes will be opened and you will become like God, and you will know good and evil, and you will become prideful and become jealous of Adam and you will not make him eat of it, and he will be like an animal before you, as you were before God, because God was jealous of you.
19.1c These things he said wishing to trap me in the end. And he said to me: 'If you swear to me that you will give also to your husband.' [44]19.1d But you, if you wish, swear to me truly that you will give him to eat, and will not deceive your husband Adam.' [44]19.d If you want it, swear to me truly that, if I make you eat it, you will not be jealous of Adam, your husband, but will make him eat of it and give of it also to him.'
19.2 (And) I said, 'I do not know what sort of oath I should swear to you. Yet what I know, I say to you: By the throne of the Master, and by the Cherubim and the Tree of Life, I will give also to my husband to eat.' [44]19.2 I said to him, 'I do not know any oath by which I can swear to you, but I will say to you that which I do know: By the plants of the Garden and by the Cherubs and the Seraphs and by the Father who sits in the heavens to descend to the Garden, if I eat and learn everything, I shall not withhold, but I will give to my husband Adam to eat.' [44]19.2 I replied to him and told him, 'I do not know any oath, how could I swear to you?' And he told me, 'Say: I swear by the plants of the Garden and by the Cherubs upon which the Father sits and (upon which) he descends to the Garden, that if I eat and know all, I will not be jealous but will give of it also to Adam." 18-20.12a And I listened to these words and as I tasted from the tree,
19.3 And when he had received the oath from me, he came and entered and placed upon the fruit the poison of his wickedness which is (the sense of) desire, for it is the beginning of every sin and he bent the branch on the earth and I took of the fruit and I ate. [44]19.3 When he had caught me through an oath, he then led me and brought me to the tree and he went forth to the tree. He set the deception in its fruit, that is desire of sins, harlotries, adulteries, greeds. He lowered the branches of the tree to the earth. Then I took some of the fruit and I ate. [44]19.3 And when he had made me take the oath, he bound me (to it), gave me of the tree and I ate it.