|1.1 [Introduction. The story and history of Adam and Eve, the protoplasts, revealed by God to Moses his servant, when he received the tablets of the law from His hand, having been instructed by the Archangel Michael. May the Lord be praised. ] This is the story of Adam and Eve after they had gone out of Paradise.|
|1.2 And Adam took his wife Eve and went to the east and abode there eighteen years and two months.||22.1 Adam took Eve and the boy and led them to the east.||1.2 Thenceforth Adam took Eve and the child and brought them to the eastern region, and he was there with her, and then eighteen years and two months were completed.||1.2 As for Adam, he took Eve and the child and he brought them into the eastern parts and he stayed there. And when the eighth year and the second month were completed||2.2a and having taken his wife and left, he sat near Eden, (ed. on the spot) before the door of Paradise,|
|22.2 The Lord God sent various seeds by Michael the angel, who gave them to Adam and showed them how to work and tend the ground, in order to have fruit, from which they and all their generations might live.|
|1.3 And Eve conceived and bore two sons; Adiophotos, who is called Cain and Amilabes who is called Abel.||22.3 Afterwards, Eve conceived and bore a son, whose name was Abel, and Cain and Abel remained together as one.||1.3 She became pregnant and bore a son, Ap'at' whom the midwife named and called Abel; and they dwelt together.||1.3 Eve became pregnant and bore another son whom the power of God called by the name Abel, and they remained there together.|
|2.1 And after this, Adam and Eve were with one another and while they were sleeping, Eve said to Adam her lord:||23.1 Eve said to Adam,||2.1 Eve said to Adam,||2.1 At that time Eve told Adam,|
|2.2 "My lord, Adam, behold, I have seen in a dream this night the blood of my son Amilabes who is styled Abel being poured into the mouth of Cain his brother and he went on drinking it without mercy. But he begged him to leave a little of it.||23.2 "My lord, while asleep I saw a vision like the blood of our son Abel on the hand of Cain who tasted it with his mouth. On account of this I am pained."||2.2 "My lord, Adam. I fell asleep and I saw in a night vision that the blood of my son Abel was entering the mouth of our son Cain, his brother, and he drank his blood without mercy. Abel beseeched him to leave a little,||2.2 "My lord Adam, in my sleep I saw that the blood of my son Abel was pouring into the mouth of Cain his brother and he drank it without mercy. And Abel beseeched him to leave him (a little) of his blood,||2.2b and he saw a vision, how Cain and his brother Abel would be begotten, and he saw, how Cain would kill Abel, and Adam was very troubled.|
|2.3 Yet he hearkened not to him, but gulped it down completely; nor did it stay in his stomach, but came out of his mouth.||2.3 and he did not leave any, and did not hearken to him, but drank his blood completely."||2.3 and he did not agree to hearken to him but he drank it completely and (it) did not remain in his stomach but it went forth and all his limbs were smeared with it and it could not at all be removed from his body."||2.3 Then the archangel Michael came to Adam and said to him, "O Adam, Adam, don't be troubled, don't speak about this and don't have Cain on your heart."|
|2.4 And Adam said, "Let us arise and go and see what has happened to them. (I fear) lest the adversary may be assailing them somewhere."||23.3 Adam said, "Woe, let not Cain kill Abel, but let us separate them from each other and make separate houses for them."||2.4a Adam said to Eve, "Surely Cain is killing Abel. Come, let us separate them from one another. Let us make individual place for them and leave them there, and let us not provide room in us for the evil one."||2.4a Adam replied to Eve and told her, "Lest Cain plan to kill him, let us separate them from one another, and let us be with them, so as to provide no room for anger."||3.1 And here, near Eden, Adam spent eighteen years, and here Cain and his brother Abel were born to him.|
|23.4 They made Cain to be a farmer, and Abel to be a shepherd that they might thus be separated from each other.||2.4b They acted according to this proposal. Adam said to them, "My sons, arise, go each of you to your place." They arose according to this proposal.||2.4b And they acted as Adam had said, and he told them, "My sons, come and let us disperse, each to his own place."||3.2 And when they were grown, they sent them to tend the flocks at a place called Cyrene.
3.3 And when fourteen years had passed, Adam called his wife Eve and said to her, "Fourteen years have passed and Cain has spilled his brother Abel's blood, as it was announced, in a merciless way.
3.4 Let us go out to see."
|3.1 And they both went and found Abel murdered by the hand of Cain his brother.||23.5 But even after this, Cain killed Abel. Adam was then 130 years old. Abel was killed when he was 122 years old.||3.5 And when they went out they found Abel murdered in a merciless manner by the hand of Cain.|
|3.2a And God said to Michael the archangel: "Say to Adam: 'Reveal not the mystery that you know to Cain your son, for he is a son of wrath.||3.2a Then, after these proposals God said to the archangel Michael, "Go say to Adam, 'Do not relate the mystery that you know to Cain, for he is a son of wrath and he is killing Abel, his brother.||3.2a Then God told the angel Gabriel, "[Tell Adam] 'Do not reveal to Cain the secret plan which you know, for he is a son of wrath, because his brother will be killed by him!'||3.6 And the Lord spoke to the archangel Michael, "Warn Adam, 'You should not say anything to your son Cain about this matter, and don't be troubled on account of it, instead keep it in your hearts.'"|
|3.2b But do not be sad, for I will give you another son instead of him; he shall show (to you) all that you shall do. Do not tell him anything.'"||3.2b However, do not be sad because of him; instead of him I shall give you Seth, who is like my first image, and he shall show all memories through me, and not only what you shall say to him.'"||3.2b However, let Adam not be sad, for I will raise up Seth for him instead of Abel, and he will resemble my image and [he] will teach you everything of which I have a memory. But do not reveal this to anyone but Adam!"|
|3.3 Thus God spoke to his archangel. But Adam kept the word in his heart, and with him also was Eve, though they were sad concerning Abel their son.||3.3 God said this to the angel, and he came and spoke to Adam and Adam kept it to himself; and he and Eve were sad.||3.3a That is what God told the angel, and the angel spoke this word to Adam. Then Adam kept the word in his heart. And they both were sad, Adam and his spouse.|
|3.3b And the time arrived when Abel was killed by Cain his brother and he (i.e., Adam) told her (i.e., Eve), "God has established an end for all human beings. Was death anything else but the killing by which Abel has been killed by Cain and Cain's jealousy delivered him to death because (Cain) was of a perverse race?"|
|3.3c And the time arrived when Cain and Abel had gone up towards their fields. Two demons resembling Cain and Abel came. Now, one demon reproached the other demon. He became angry with him and took a stone sword, which was of a transparent stone [Ex 4:25?]. He cut his throat and killed him.|
|3.3d And when Cain saw the blood, he went quickly and took the stone in his hand(s). But when Abel saw him coming upon him, he begged him, "Do not make me die, O my brother Cain!" He, however, did not accept his prayer and he spilled Abel's blood in front of him. And Adam and Eve afflicted themselves all that time with great sadness.|
|4.1 And after this, Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Seth.||24.1 After this Adam knew his wife and begot a son and called his name Seth.||4.1 After this, Eve became pregnant and bore Seth.||4.1 And after this, Adam entered his spouse and Eve became pregnant and bore Seth who resembled Adam.||4-5.1 Afterwards, Eve bore a son and called him Seth.|
|4.2 And Adam said to Eve: "Behold! we have begotten a son in place of Abel, whom Cain killed, let us give glory and sacrifice to God."||24.2 Adam said to Eve, "Behold, I have begotten a son in place of Abel, whom Cain killed."||4.2 Adam said to Eve when they were speaking with each other. "Behold, we have begotten a son in place of Abel, whom Cain killed before us."||4.2 Adam told Eve, "Behold, I have born a son in place of Abel, whom Cain killed before me."||4-5.2 And she said to Adam, "I have borne a son in the place of Abel, whom Cain killed; come my husband, that you may thank God, and that we may make an offering to Him."|
|24.3 After Adam begot Seth, he lived for 800 years and begot 30 sons and 30 daughters--63 altogether--and they were multiplied over the earth in its nations.|