Indeed the THIEF only comes to STEAL, KILL and DESTROY plus PROWLS around like a DEVOURING LION seeking whom to DEVOUR!
These can be a difficult statements to understand. We un-package them here in an unusual way.
John 10:10 & 1 Peter 5:8
explained using the
First and Second Books of Adam and Eve
Also check out how Satan appeared to Abraham and Isaac later to lure them into not obeying YAHUVEH GOD. By that time, Adam/Seth’s generation had learned Satan’s tricks to a certain extent and how to combat them. Remember that Noah taught Abraham about YAH and all the history before him. Here is the link concerning Abraham:
Satan who is also known as The Devil, The (Old) Serpent whose ORIGINAL actual name is Azazel hates mankind to the core and will do anything to destroy GOOD DESTINY by creating all kinds of delays, diversions, etc for MANKIND so as to frustrate them and cause them to eventually prefer to commit suicide or join him to do evil etc.
Satan wanted earth to himself and his fellow fallen angels. He wanted to make earth his kingdom of dominion and authority.
It is revealed in the First Book of Adam and Eve/Book of Enoch that before THE FALL (Genesis 3) and after Adam’s creation, Adam was taken to HEAVEN and given DOMINION and AUTHORITY over everything on earth and in HEAVEN just like YAH /GOD has to the point that the HOLY ANGELS were commanded to bow before Adam. This happened even before Eve was formed in the flesh from Adam (Note that her spirit already existed).
While all the other Holy Angels in HEAVEN bowed before Adam, Azazel whom we know today as Satan / the devil refused to obey YAH. He refused to bow before Adam. He then caused / persuaded one third (1/3) of all the Holy Angels in HEAVEN to do as he did. This angered YAH so very much. A better between GOOD and EVIL then broke out in the Heavenlies. This is how Azazel and all the demons he works came to be called FALLEN ANGELS. Satan could not and did not win that battle so he was cast by YAH down onto the earth. YAH also built Azazel and his fellow fallen angels a dwelling place which is called SHEOL in the Hebrew Language and HELL, the LAKE OF FIRE in the English Language.
Read the following HolyBiblical Scriptures:
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. XXVIII.
The Devil pretends to lead Adam and Eve to the water to bathe.
………..10 But when they came to the mountain to the north of the garden, a very high mountain, without any steps to the top of it, the Devil drew near to Adam and Eve, and made them go up to the top in reality, and not in a vision; wishing, as he did, to throw them down and kill them, and to wipe off their name from the earth; so that this earth should remain to him and his hosts alone.
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. XXIX.
God tells Adam of the Devil’s purpose. (v. 4).
BUT when the merciful God saw that Satan wished to kill Adam with his manifold devices, and saw that Adam was meek and without guile, God spake unto Satan in a loud voice, and cursed him.
2 Then he and his hosts fled, and Adam and Eve remained standing on the top of the mountain, whence they saw below them the wide world, high above which they were. But they saw none of the host which anon were by them.
3 They wept, both Adam and Eve, before God, and begged for forgiveness of Him.
4 Then came the Word from God to Adam, and said unto him, “Know thou and understand concerning this Satan, that he seeks to deceive thee and thy seed after thee.”
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP XLVIII.
Fifth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve.
AFTER this Satan called to his hosts, all of which came to him, and said unto him:–
2 “O, our Lord, what wilt thou do?”
3 He then said unto them, “Ye know that this Adam, whom God created out of the dust, is he who has taken our kingdom. Come, let us gather together and kill him; or hurl a rock at him and at Eve, and crush them under it.”
Satan was so very jealous of man that he could do anything to revenge against YAH. He worked it out that the best way to revenge against YAH was to attack MAN, who is the APPLE OF YAH’S EYE since MAN was made in YAH’S IMAGE and AFTER HIS LIKENESS plus MAN had been given the same AUTHORITY and DOMINION as YAH had.
Azazel wanted to be exalted above MAN/MANKIND but it was never part of YAH’S plan. Azazel therefore transgressed against YAH by thinking such a thing.
When Azazel was cast down from HEAVEN, he transformed into a serpent or his spirit entered a serpent and went into the GARDEN OF EDEN. Now at the time, ALL ANIMALS had the ABILITY to talk or speak just like MANKIND does. Azazel a.k.a Satan) took advantage of that and spoke through the serpent to Eve. It made Eve question YAH’S COMMANDMENT to her and Adam concerning the FORBIDDEN FRUIT TREE. Eve subsequently tempted Adam to eat of the FORBIDDEN FRUIT TREE as well. Adam fell into temptation by eating of the fruit. When this happened, Azazel knew that his MISSION HAD BEEN ACCOMPLISHED meaning that MAN would die and join him in Hell, the Lake of Fire just as he desired, after all, YAHUVEH (a.k.a YAHWEH) had decreed that if ever Adam and/or Eve ate of the TREE that HE had forbidden them to take fruit from, they would die. Azazel knew that YAH never goes back on HIS WORD!
Praise YAH for ABBA YAHUVEH is merciful to us, mankind. HE put in place a PLAN OF SALVATION for mankind. Satan lost as YAH did not do as he expected.
ADDITIONALLY, PRAISE YAH for those who have accepted YAH’S SALVATION and are living FAITHFULLY LOVINGLY OBEDIENTLY before YAHUSHUA daily have SPIRITUAL WEAPONS that they can use to RESIST and FIGHT AGAINST Satan and his demons (fellow fallen angels). Sadly, Adam did not have any WEAPON to use against Satan, therefore Satan really dealt with him mercilessly. In fact, it is recorded that Adam and Eve were killed by Satan several times and YAHUSHUA (THE WORD OF YAH) in HIS MERCY always came and resurrected Adam and Eve.
Satan really tried to CURTAIL Adam and Eve’s Destiny and YAH’S 5 1/2 Days COVENANT OF REDEMPTION between YAH and Mankind but YAH did not allow Satan to succeed. Praise YAH.
The main SPIRITUAL WEAPONS (in the Spiritual Realm so we access them through Prayer) OF WARFARE AGAINST SATAN AND HIS DEMONS we have now are as follows:
- BLOOD OF YAHUSHUA (Revelation 12:11)
- Name of YAHUSHUA (Acts 4:10, Romans 10:13 etc)
- The WORD OF YAH namely YAHUSHUA (John 1:1) which is the SWORD OF THE RUACH /SPIRIT (Hebrews 4:12 and Isaiah 55:11)
- Holy Communion a.k.a Kiddush (daily)
- BELT OF TRUTH AROUND THE WAIST
- BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
- Strap up your feet in READINESS WITH THE GOOD NEWS OF SHALOM
- SHIELD OF FAITH above all
- HELMET OF SALVATION
- Pray in the Ruach on every occasion, with all kinds of prayers and requests.
Ephesians 6:10-24 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Put on the Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you are able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the worldly forces of this darkness, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist when the times are evil, and after you have done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm then! Buckle the BELT OF TRUTH around your waist, and put on the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. [a] 15 Strap up your feet in READINESS WITH THE GOOD NEWS OF SHALOM. [b] 16 Above all, take up the SHIELD OF FAITH with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. [c] 17 And take the HELMET OF SALVATION[d]and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God. [e] 18 Pray in the Ruach on every occasion, with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, keep alert with perseverance and supplication for all the kedoshim. 19 And pray for me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the Good News, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may speak boldly, the way I should.
21 Now Tychicus, my dearly loved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will give you all the news about me so you may know how I’m doing. 22 I have sent him to you for this very reason, so you may know how we are and he may encourage your hearts.
23 Shalom to the brothers and sisters, and trusting love from God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Yeshua the Messiah with undying love.
MAN had a BRIGHT NATURE which had been given to him by YAH while in HEAVEN after his formation in the Jerusalem, Israel however, he lost the BRIGHT NATURE sometime after leaving the GARDEN OF EDEN as a result of SIN against YAH. This pleased Azazel so very much as he could see that just as he and his fellow fallen angels had been STRIPPED OF YAH’S GLORY when cast down from HEAVEN, MAN too was STRIPPED OF HIS BRIGHT NATURE (which is YAH’S GLORY) when he was cast down onto the earth from the GARDEN OF EDEN.
In fact, YAHUVEH/YAHWEH GOD eventually revealed to Adam what Azazel looked like without YAH’S GLORY. Adam became so frightened that YAHUVEH/YAHWEH (GOD The FATHER) had to comfort him.
Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LI.
“What is his beauty that you should have followed him?”
WHEN Adam heard these words from God, he took Eve and removed from the northern end of the garden to the south of it, by the river of water, where they once fasted.
2 But as they were going in the way, and before they reached
that place, Satan, the wicked one, had heard the Word of God communing with Adam respecting his covering.
3 It grieved him, and he hastened to the place where the sheep-skins were, with the intention of taking them and throwing them into the sea, or of burning them with fire, that Adam and Eve should not find them.
4 But as he was about to take them, the Word of God came from heaven, and bound him by the side of those skins until Adam and Eve came near him. But as they neared him they were afraid of him, and of his hideous look.
5 Then came the Word of God to Adam and Eve, and said to them, “This is he who was hidden in the serpent, and who deceived you, and stripped you of the garment of light and glory in which you were.
6 “This is he who promised you majesty and divinity. Where, then, is the beauty that was on him? Where is his divinity? Where is his light? Where is the glory that rested on him?
7 “Now his figure is hideous; he is become abominable among angels; and he has come to be called Satan.
8 “O Adam I he wished to take from you this earthly garment of sheep-skins, and to destroy it, and not let you be covered with it.
9 “What, then, is his beauty that you should have followed him? And what have you gained by hearkening to him? See his evil works and then look at Me; at Me, your Creator, and at the good deeds I do you.
10 “See, I bound him until you came and saw him and beheld his weakness, that no power is left with him.”
11 And God released him from his bonds.
YAH revealed Azazel (Satan)’s MISSION AGAINST MANKIND to Adam, the very first man on earth.
The First Book of Adam and Eve Chapter XXIX – God tells Adam of the Devil’s purpose. (v. 4).
1 But when the merciful God saw that Satan wished to kill Adam with his many tricks, and saw that Adam was meek and without guile, God spoke to Satan in a loud voice, and cursed him. 2 Then he and his hosts fled, and Adam and Eve remained standing on the top of the mountain, from there they saw below them the wide world, high above which they were. But they saw none of the host which time after time were by them. 3 They cried, both Adam and Eve, before God, and begged for forgiveness of Him. 4 Then came the Word from God to Adam, and said to him, “Know you and understand concerning this Satan, that he seeks to deceive you and your descendants after you.” 5 And Adam cried before the Lord God, and begged and prayed to Him to give him something from the garden, as a token to him, wherein to be comforted. 6 And God considered Adam’s thought, and sent the angel Michael as far as the sea that reaches India, to take from there golden rods and bring them to Adam. 7 This did God in His wisdom in order that these golden rods, being with Adam in the cave, should shine forth with light in the night around him, and put an end to his fear of the darkness. 8 Then the angel Michael went down by God’s order, took golden rods, as God had commanded him, and brought them to God.
John 10:10 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
10 The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly!
John 10:10 Names of God Bible (NOG)
10 A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need.
Later one, one of YAHUSHUA’S Talmidim (Apostles / Disciples) called Simon Peter said the following words:
1 Peter 5:8 Names of God Bible (NOG)
8 Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour.
The following information is given to show you some of the main ways in which Azazel, Satan /the devil appears to MANKIND in order to lure them into doing evil and eventually miss a chance of enjoying ETERNITY IN HEAVEN.
- First – SERPENT in the Garden of Eden
- Second – BEGUILING LIGHT
- Third – BRIGHT LIGHT
- Fourth – FIRE BY THE CAVE / HOUSE OF TREASURES
- Fifth – A ROCK so as to kill Adam and Eve in their sleep
- Sixth – under the form of two ravenous lions three days without food
- Seventh – APPEARED AS himself in his ugly nature and REVEALED HIS INTENTIONS FOR MANKIND
- Eighth – APPEARED AS himself in his ugly nature and SMOTE ADAM AND EVE UNTIL DEATH
- Ninth – APPEARED AS AN OLD MAN. He offers a place of rest
- Eleventh –
- Twelvth – APPEARED AS A MAN while Adam and Eve were making an offering unto YAH and praying unto YAH. He pierced Adam in his right side. Adam bled and died.
- Thirteenth – TRANSFORMED into an ANGEL together with three other fallen angels in order to coarse Adam to wed Eve.
- Fourteenth – TRANSFORMED into MAIDENS together with 10 other fallen angels and appeared to Adam and Eve
- Fifteenth – APPEARED AS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN in order to seduce Adam while he was away from his wife fasting and praying
- Sixteenth – APPEARED TO SETH and tried to lure him away
The following are the excerpts from the First and Second Books of Adam and Eve showing how Satan appeared to Adam and Eve and/or tempted them:
FIRST APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
Genesis 3 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
3 But the serpent was shrewder than any animal of the field that Adonai Elohim made. So it said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from all the trees of the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “Of the fruit of the trees, we may eat. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat of it and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 The serpent said to the woman, “You most assuredly won’t die! 5 For God knows that when you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 Now the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a thing of lust for the eyes, and that the tree was desirable for imparting wisdom. So she took of its fruit and she ate. She also gave to her husband who was with her and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made for themselves loin-coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of Adonai Elohim going to and fro in the garden in the wind of the day. So the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Adonai Elohim in the midst of the Tree of the garden.
9 Then Adonai Elohim called to the man and He said to him, “Where are you?”
10 Then he said, “Your sound—I heard it in the garden and I was afraid. Because I am naked, I hid myself.”
11 Then He said, “Who told you that you are naked? Have you eaten from the Tree from which I commanded you not to eat?”
12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me—she gave me of the Tree, and I ate.”
13 Adonai Elohim said to the woman, “What did you do?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate.”
14 Adonai Elohim said to the serpent, “Because you did this,
Cursed are you above all the livestock
and above every animal of the field.
On your belly will you go,
and dust will you eat
all the days of your life.
15 I will put animosity
between you and the woman—
between your seed and her seed.
He will crush your head,
and you will crush his heel.[a]
16 To the woman He said,
“I will greatly increase your pain from conception to labor.
In pain will you give birth to children.
Your desire will be toward your husband,
yet he must rule over you.”
17 Then to the man He said, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate of the tree which I commanded you, saying, ‘You must not eat of it’:
Cursed is the ground because of you—
with pain will you eat of it all the days of your life.
18 Thorns and thistles will sprout for you.
You will eat the plants of the field,
19 By the sweat of your brow will you eat food,
until you return to the ground,
since from it were you taken.
For you are dust,
and to dust will you return.”
20 Now Adam named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living. 21 Adonai Elohim made Adam and his wife tunics of skin and He clothed them. 22 Then Adonai Elohim said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil. So now, in case he stretches out his hand and takes also from the Tree of Life and eats and lives forever,” 23 Adonai Elohim sent him away from the Garden of Eden, to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 And He expelled the man; and at the east of the Garden of Eden He had cheruvim dwell along, with the whirling sword of flame, to guard the way to the Tree of Life.
SECOND APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
First Book of Adam and Eve CHAPTER. XXVII.
The second tempting of Adam and Eve. The devil takes on the form of a beguiling light.
WHEN Satan, the hater of all good, saw how they continued in prayer, and how God communed with them, and comforted them, and how He had accepted their offering–Satan made an apparition.
2 He began with transforming his hosts; in his hands was a flashing fire, and they were in a great light.
3 He then placed his throne near the mouth of the cave because he could not enter into it by reason of their prayers. And he shed light into the cave, until the cave glistened over Adam and Eve; while his hosts began to sing praises.
4 And Satan did this, in order that when Adam saw the light, he should think within himself that it was a heavenly light, and that Satan’s hosts were angels; and that God had sent them to watch at the cave, and to give him light in the darkness.
5 So that when Adam came out of the cave and saw them, and Adam and Eve bowed to Satan, then he would overcome Adam thereby, and a second time humble him before God.
6 When, therefore, Adam and Eve saw the light, fancying it was real, they strengthened their hearts; yet, as they were trembling, Adam said to Eve:–
7 “Look at that great light, and at those many songs of praise, and at that host standing outside that do not come in to us, do not tell us what they say, or whence they come, or what is the meaning of this light; what those praises are; wherefore they have been sent hither, and why they do not come in.
8 “If they were from God, they would come to us in the cave, and would tell us their errand.”
9 Then Adam stood up and prayed unto God with a fervent heart, and said:–
10 “O Lord, is there in the world another god than Thou, who created angels and filled them with light, and sent them to keep us, who would come with them?
11 “But, lo, we see these hosts that stand at the mouth of the cave; they are in a great light; they sing loud praises. If they are of some other god than Thou, tell me; and if they are sent by Thee, inform me of the reason for which Thou hast sent them.”
12 No sooner had Adam said this, than an angel from God appeared unto him in the cave, who said unto him, “O Adam, fear not. This is Satan and his hosts; he wishes to deceive you as he deceived you at first. For the first time, he was hidden in the serpent; but this time he is come to you in the similitude of an angel of light; in order that, when you worshipped him, he might enthrall you, in the very presence of God.”
13 Then the angel went from Adam, and seized Satan at the opening of the cave, and stripped him of the feint he had assumed, and brought him in his own hideous form to Adam and Eve; who were afraid of him when they saw him.
14 And the angel said to Adam, “This hideous form has been his ever since God made him fall from heaven. He could not have come near you in it; therefore did he transform himself into an angel of light.”
15 Then the angel drove away Satan and his hosts from Adam and Eve, and said unto them, “Fear not; God who created you, will strengthen you.”
16 And the angel went from them.
17 But Adam and Eve remained
standing in the cave; no consolation came to them; they were divided in their thoughts.
18 And when it was morning they prayed; and then went out to seek the garden. For their hearts were towards it, and they could get no consolation for having left it.
The First Book of Adam and Eve Chapter XXVIII – The Devil pretends to lead Adam and Eve to the water to bathe.
1 But when the crafty Satan saw them, that they were going to the garden, he gathered together his host, and came in appearance on a cloud, intent on deceiving them. 2 But when Adam and Eve saw him thus in a vision, they thought they were angels of God come to comfort them about having left the garden, or to bring them back again into it. 3 And Adam spread his hands before God, beseeching Him to make him understand what they were. 4 Then Satan, the hater of all good, said to Adam, “O Adam, I am an angel of the great God; and, behold the hosts that surround me. 5 God has sent us to take you and bring you to the border of the garden northwards; to the shore of the clear sea, and bathe you and Eve in it, and raise you to your former gladness, that you return again to the garden.” 6 These words sank into the heart of Adam and Eve. 7 Yet God withheld His Word from Adam, and did not make him understand at once, but waited to see his strength; whether he would be overcome as Eve was when in the garden, or whether he would prevail. 8 Then Satan called to Adam and Eve, and said, “Behold, we go to the sea of water,” and they began to go. 9 And Adam and Eve followed them at some little distance. 10 But when they came to the mountain to the north of the garden, a very high mountain, without any steps to the top of it, the Devil drew near to Adam and Eve, and made them go up to the top in reality, and not in a vision; wishing, as he did, to throw them down and kill them, and to wipe off their name from the earth; so that this earth should remain to him and his hosts alone.
THIRD APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
First Book of Adam and Eve Chapter XXXIII – Satan falsely promises the “bright light.”
1 But Satan, the hater of all good, sought them in the cave, but found them not, although he searched diligently for them. 2 But he found them standing in the water praying and thought within himself, “Adam and Eve are standing like that in that water praying to God to forgive them their transgression, and to restore them to their former state, and to take them from under my hand. 3 But I will deceive them so that they shall come out of the water, and not fulfil their vow.” 4 Then the hater of all good, went not to Adam, but he went to Eve, and took the form of an angel of God, praising and rejoicing, and said to her:– 5 “Peace be to you! Be glad and rejoice! God is favorable to you, and He sent me to Adam. I have brought him the glad tidings of salvation, and of his being filled with bright light as he was at first. 6 And Adam, in his joy for his restoration, has sent me to you, that you come to me, in order that I crown you with light like him. 7 And he said to me, ‘Speak to Eve; if she does not come with you, tell her of the sign when we were on the top of the mountain; how God sent his angels who took us and brought us to the Cave of Treasures; and laid the gold on the southern side; incense, on the eastern side; and myrrh on the western side.’ Now come to him.” 8 When Eve hear these words from him, she rejoiced greatly. And thinking Satan’s appearance was real, she came out of the sea. 9 He went before, and she followed him until they came to Adam. Then Satan hid himself from her, and she saw him no more. 10 She then came and stood before Adam, who was standing by the water and rejoicing in God’s forgiveness. 11 And as she called to him, he turned around, found her there and cried when he saw her, and beat his chest; and from the bitterness of his grief, he sank into the water. 12 But God looked at him and at his misery, and at his being about to breathe his last. And the Word of God came from heaven, raised him out of the water, and said to him, “Go up the high bank to Eve.” And when he came up to Eve he said to her, “Who told you to come here?” 13 Then she told him the discourse of the angel who had appeared to her and had given her a sign. 14 But Adam grieved, and gave her to know it was Satan. He then took her and they both returned to the cave. 15 These things happened to them the second time they went down to the water, seven days after their coming out of the garden. 16 They fasted in the water thirty-five days; altogether forty-two days since they had left the garden.
FOURTH APPARITION of Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. XLIII.
The Devil attempts arson.
THEN Adam and Eve were afraid, and stood still. And Adam said to Eve, “What is that fire by our cave? We do nothing in it to bring about this fire.
2 “We neither have bread to bake therein, nor broth to cook there. As to this fire, we know not the like, neither do we know what to call it.
3 “But ever since God sent the cherub with a sword of fire that flashed and lightened in his hand, from fear of which we fell down and were like corpses, have we not seen the like.
4 “But now O Eve, behold, this is the same fire that was in the cherub’s hand, which God has sent to keep the cave in which we dwell.
5 “O Eve, it is because God is angry with us, and will drive us from it.
6 “O Eve, we have again transgressed His commandment in that cave, so that He had sent this fire to burn around it, and to prevent us from going into it.
7 “If this be really so, O Eve, where shall we dwell? And whither shall we flee from before the face of the Lord? Since, as regards the garden, He will not let us abide in it, and He has deprived us of the good things thereof; but He has placed us in this cave, in which we have borne darkness, trials and hardships, until at last we found comfort therein.
8 “But now that He has brought us out into another land, who knows what may happen in it? And who knows but that the darkness of that land may be far greater than the darkness of this land?
9 “Who knows what may happen in that land by day or by night? And who knows whether
it will be far or near, O Eve? Where it will please God to put us, may be far from the garden, O Eve! or where God will prevent us from beholding Him, because we have transgressed His commandment, and because we have made requests unto Him at all times?
10 “O Eve, if God will bring us into a strange land other than this, in which we find consolation, it must be to put our souls to death, and blot out our name from the face of the earth.
11 “O Eve, if we are farther estranged from the garden and from God, where shall we find Him again, and ask Him to give us gold, incense, myrrh, and some fruit of the fig-tree?
12 “Where shall we find Him, to comfort us a second time? Where shall we find Him, that He may think of us, as regards the covenant He has made on our behalf T’
13 Then Adam said no more. And they kept looking, he and Eve, towards the cave, and at the fire that flared up around it.
14 But that fire was from Satan. For he had gathered trees and dry grasses, and had carried and brought them to the cave, and had set fire to them, in order to consume the cave and–what was in it.
15 So that Adam and Eve should be left in sorrow, and he should cut off their trust in God, and make them deny Him.
16 But by the mercy of God he could not burn the cave, for God sent His angel round the cave to guard it from such a fire, until it went out.
17 And this fire lasted from noon-day until the break of day. That was the forty-fifth day.
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. XLIV.
The power of fire over man.
YET Adam and Eve were standing and looking at the fire, and unable to come near the cave from their dread of the fire.
2 And Satan kept on bringing trees and throwing them into the fire, until the flame thereof rose up on high, and covered the whole cave, thinking, as he did in his own mind, to consume the cave with much fire. But the angel of the Lord was guarding it.
3 And yet he could not curse Satan, nor injure him by word, because he had no authority over him, neither did he take to doing so with words from his mouth.
4 Therefore did the angel bear with him, without saying one bad word until the Word of God came who said to Satan, “Go hence; once before didst thou deceive My servants, and this time thou seekest to destroy them.
5 “Were it not for My mercy I would have destroyed thee and thy hosts from off the earth. But I have had patience with thee, unto the end of the world.”
6 Then Satan fled from before the Lord. But the fire went on burning around the cave like a coal-fire the whole day; which was the forty-sixth day Adam and Eve had spent since they came out of the garden.
7 And when Adam and Eve saw that the heat of the fire had somewhat cooled down, they began to walk towards the cave to get into it as they were wont; but they could not, by reason of the heat of the fire.
8 Then they both took to weeping because of the fire that made separation between them and the cave, and that drew towards them, burning. And they were afraid.
9 Then Adam said to Eve, “See this fire of which we have a portion in us: which formerly yielded to us, but no longer does so, now that we have transgressed the limit of creation, and changed our condition, and
our nature is altered. But the fire is not changed in its nature, nor altered from its creation. Therefore has it now power over us; and when we come near it, it scorches our flesh.”
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. XLV.
Why Satan didn’t fulfil his promises.
THEN Adam rose and prayed unto God, saying, “See, this fire has made separation between us and the cave in which Thou hast commanded us to dwell; but now, behold, we cannot go into it.”
2 Then God heard Adam, and sent him His Word, that said:–
3 “O Adam, see this fire! how different the flame and heat thereof are from the garden of delights and the good things in it!
4 “When thou wast under My control, all creatures yielded to thee; but after thou hast transgressed My commandment, they all rise over thee.”
5 Again said God unto him, “See, O Adam, how Satan has exalted thee! He has deprived thee of the Godhead, and of an exalted state like unto Me, and has not kept his word to thee; but, after all, is become thy foe. It is he who made this fire in which he meant to burn thee and Eve.
6 “Why, O Adam, has he not kept his agreement with thee, not even one day; but has deprived thee of the glory that was on thee–when thou didst yield to his command?
7 “Thinkest thou, Adam, that he loved thee when he made this agreement with thee? Or, that he loved thee and wished to raise thee on high?
8 “But no, Adam, he did not do all that out of love to thee; but he wished to make thee come out of light into darkness, and from an exalted state to degradation; from glory to abasement; from joy to sorrow; and from rest to fasting and fainting.”
9 God said also to Adam, “See this fire kindled by Satan around thy cave; see this wonder that surrounds thee; and know that it will encompass about both thee and thy seed, when ye hearken to his behest; that he will plague you with fire; and that ye shall go down into hell after ye are dead.
10 “Then shall ye see the burning of his fire, that will thus be burning around you and your seed. There shall be no deliverance from it for you, but at My coming; in like manner as thou canst not now go into thy cave, by reason of the great fire around it; not until My Word shall come that will make a way for thee on the day My covenant is fulfilled.
11 “There is no way for thee at present to come from hence to rest, not until My Word comes, who is My Word. Then will He make a way for thee, and thou shalt have rest.” Then God called with His Word to that fire that burned around the cave, that it part itself asunder, until Adam had gone through it. Then the fire parted itself by God’s order, and a way was made for Adam.
12 And God withdrew His Word from Adam.
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. XLVI.
“How many times have I delivered thee out of his hand . . .”
THEN Adam and Eve began again to come into the cave. And when they came to the way between the fire, Satan blew into the fire like a whirlwind, and made on Adam and Eve a burning coal-fire; so that their bodies were singed; and the coal-fire scorched them.
2 And from the burning of the fire Adam and Eve cried aloud, and said, “O Lord, save us! Leave us not to be consumed and plagued by this burning fire; neither require us for having transgressed Thy commandment.”
3 Then God looked upon their bodies, on which Satan had caused fire to bum, and God sent His angel that stayed the burning fire. But the wounds remained on their bodies.
4 And God said unto Adam, “See Satan’s love for thee, who pretended to give thee the Godhead and greatness; and, behold, he burns thee with fire, and seeks to destroy thee from off the earth.
5 “Then look at Me, O Adam; I created thee, and how many times have I delivered thee out of his hand? If not, would he not have destroyed thee?”
6 God said again to Eve, “What is that he promised thee in the garden, saying, ‘At the time ye shall eat of the tree, your eyes will be opened, and you shall become like gods, knowing good and evil.’ But lo! he has burnt your bodies with fire, and has made you taste the taste of fire, for the taste of the garden; and has made you see the burning of fire, and the evil thereof, and the power it has over you.
7 “Your eyes have seen the good he has taken from you, and in truth he has opened your eyes; and you have seen the garden in which ye were with Me, and ye have also seen the evil that has come upon you from Satan. But as to the Godhead he cannot give it you, neither fulfil his speech to you. Nay, he was bitter against you and your seed, that will come after you.”
8 And God withdrew His Word from them.
FIFTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
The First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP XLVIII.
Fifth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve.
AFTER this Satan called to his hosts, all of which came to him, and said unto him:–
2 “O, our Lord, what wilt thou do?”
3 He then said unto them, “Ye know that this Adam, whom God created out of the dust, is he who has taken our kingdom. Come, let us gather together and kill him; or hurl a rock at him and at Eve, and crush them under it.”
4 When Satan’s hosts heard these words, they came to the part of the mountain where Adam and Eve were asleep.
5 Then Satan and his hosts took a huge rock, broad and even, and without blemish, thinking within himself, “If there should be a hole in the rock, when it fell on them, the hole in the rock might come upon them, and so they would escape and not die.”
6 He then said to his hosts, “Take up this stone, and throw it flat upon them, so that it roll not from them to somewhere else. And when ye have hurled it, flee and tarry not.”
7 And they did as he bid them. But as the rock fell down from the mountain upon Adam and Eve, God commanded it to become a kind of shed over them, that did them no harm. And so it was by God’s order.
8 But when the rock fell, the whole earth quaked with it, and. was shaken from the size of the rock.
9 And as it quaked and shook, Adam and Eve awoke from sleep, and found themselves under a rock like a shed. But they knew not how it was; for when they fell asleep they were under the sky, and not under a shed; and when they saw it, they were afraid.
10 Then Adam said to Eve, “Wherefore has the mountain bent itself, and the earth quaked and shaken on our account? And why has this rock spread itself over us like a tent?
11 “Does God intend to plague us and to shut us up in this prison? Or will He close the earth upon us?
12 “He is angry with us for our having come out of the cave without His order; and for our having done so of our own accord, without consulting Him, when we left the cave and came to this place.”
13 Then Eve said, “If, indeed, the earth quaked for our sake, and this rock forms a tent over us because of our transgression, then woe be to us, O Adam, for our punishment will be long.
14 “But arise and pray to God to let us know concerning this, and what this rock is, that is spread over us like a tent.”
15 Then Adam stood up and prayed before the Lord, to let him know about this strait. And Adam thus stood praying until the morning.
SIXTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LIII.
The prophecy of the Western Lands.
THEY were not very far from the cave, when Satan came towards them, and hid himself between them and the cave, under the form of two ravenous lions three days without food, that came towards Adam and Eve, as if to break them in pieces and devour them.
2 Then Adam and Eve wept, and prayed God to deliver them from their paws.
3 Then the Word of God came to them, and drove away the lions from them.
4 And God said unto Adam, “O Adam, what seekest thou on the western border? And why hast thou left of thine own accord the eastern border, in which was thy dwelling-place?
5 “Now, then, turn back to thy cave, and remain in it, that Satan do not deceive thee, nor work his purpose upon thee.
6 “For in this western border, O Adam, there will go from thee a seed, that shall replenish it; and that will defile themselves with their sins, and with their yielding to the behests of Satan, and by following his works.
7 “Therefore will I bring upon them the waters of a flood, and overwhelm them all. But I will deliver what is left of the righteous among them; and I will bring them to a distant land, and the land in which thou dwellest now shall remain desolate and without one inhabitant in it.”
8 After God had thus discoursed to them, they went back to the Cave of Treasures. But their flesh was dried up, and their strength failed from fasting and praying, and from the sorrow they felt at having trespassed against God.
SEVENTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LVII.
“Therefore did I fall. . .
BUT when Adam came out and saw his hideous figure, he was afraid of him, and said unto him, “Who art thou?”
2 Then Satan answered and said unto him, “It is I, who hid myself within the serpent, and who talked to Eve, and beguiled her until she hearkened to my command. I am he who sent her, through the wiles of my speech, to deceive thee, until thou and she ate of the fruit of the tree, and ye came away from under the command of God.”
3 But when Adam heard these words from him, he said unto him, “Canst thou make me a garden as God made for me? Or canst thou clothe me in the same bright nature in which God had clothed me?
4 “Where is the divine nature thou didst promise to give me? Where is that fair speech of thine, thou didst hold with us at first, when we were in the garden?”
5 Then Satan said unto Adam, “Thinkest thou, that when I have spoken to one about anything, I shall ever bring it to him or fulfil my word? Not so. For I myself have never even thought of obtaining what I asked.
6 “Therefore did I fall, and did I make you fall by that for which I myself fell; and with you also, whosoever accepts my counsel, falls thereby.
7 “But now, O Adam, by reason of thy fall thou art under my rule, and I am king over thee; because thou hast hearkened to me, and hast transgressed against thy God. Neither will there be any deliverance from my hands until the day promised thee by thy God.”
8 Again he said, “Inasmuch as we do not know the day agreed upon with thee by thy God, nor the hour in which thou shalt be delivered, for that reason will we multiply war and murder upon thee and thy seed after thee.
9 “This is our will and our good pleasure, that we may not
leave one of the sons of men to inherit our orders in heaven.
10 “For as to our abode, O Adam, it is in burning fire; and we will not cease our evil doing no, not one day nor one hour. And I, O Adam, shall sow fire upon thee when thou comest into the cave to dwell there.”
11 When Adam heard these words he wept and mourned, and said unto Eve, “Hear what he said; that he will not fulfil aught of what he told thee in the garden. Did he really then become king over us?
12 “But we will ask God, who created us, to deliver us out of his hands.”
EIGHTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LIX.
Eighth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve.
BUT Satan, the hater of all good, did not allow them to end their prayers. For he called to his hosts, and they came, all of them. He then said to them, “Since Adam and Eve, whom we beguiled, have agreed together to pray to God night and day, and to entreat Him to deliver them, and since they will not come out of the cave until the end of the fortieth day.
2 “And since they will continue their prayers as they have both agreed to do, that He will deliver them out of our hands, and restore them to their former state, see what we shall do unto them.” And his hosts said unto him, “Power is thine, O our Lord, to do what thou listest.”
3 Then Satan, great in wickedness, took his hosts and came into the cave, in the thirtieth night of the forty days and one; and he smote Adam and Eve, until he left them dead.
4 Then came the Word of God unto Adam and Eve, who raised them from their suffering, and God said unto Adam, “Be strong, and be not afraid of him who has just come to thee.”
5 But Adam wept and said, “Where wast Thou, O my God, that they should smite me with such blows, and that this suffering should come upon us; upon me and upon Eve, Thy handmaid?”
6 Then God said unto him, “O Adam, see, he is lord and master of all thou hast, he who said, he would give thee divinity.
Where is this love for thee? And where is the gift he promised?
7 “For once has it pleased him, O Adam, to come to thee, to comfort thee, and to strengthen thee, and to rejoice with thee, and to send his hosts to guard thee; because thou hast hearkened to him, and hast yielded to his counsel; and hast transgressed My commandment but has followed his behest?”
8 Then Adam wept before the Lord, and said, “O Lord because I transgressed a little, Thou hast sorely plagued me in return for it, I ask Thee to deliver me out of his hands; or else have pity on me, and take my soul out of my body now in this strange land.”
9 Then God said unto Adam, “If only there had been this sighing and praying before, ere thou didst transgress! Then wouldst thou have rest from the trouble in which thou art now.”
10 But God had patience with Adam, and let him and Eve remain in the cave until they had fulfilled the forty days.
11 But as to Adam and Eve, their strength and flesh withered from fasting and praying, from hunger and thirst; for they had not tasted either food or drink since they left the garden; nor were the functions of their bodies yet settled; and they had no strength left to continue in prayer from hunger, until the end of the next day to the fortieth. They were fallen down in the cave; yet what speech escaped from their mouths, was only in praises.
NINTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LX.
The Devil appears like an old man. He offers “a place of rest.”
THEN on the eighty-ninth day, Satan came to the cave, clad in a garment of light, and girt about with a bright girdle.
2 In his hands was a staff of light, and he looked most awful: but his face was pleasant and his speech was sweet,
3 He thus transformed himself in order to deceive Adam and Eve, and to make them come out of the cave, ere they had fulfilled the forty days.
4 For he said within himself, “Now that when they had fulfilled the forty days’ fasting and praying, God would restore them to their former estate; but if He did not do so, He would still be favourable to them; and even if He had not mercy on them, would He yet give them something from the garden to comfort them; as already twice before.”
5 Then Satan drew near the cave in this fair appearance, and said:–
6 “O Adam, rise ye, stand up, thou and Eve, and come along with me, to a good land; and fear not. I am flesh and bones like you; and at first I was a creature that God created.
7 “And it was so, that when He had created me, He placed me in a garden in the north, on the border of the world.
8 “And He said to me, ‘Abide here!’ And I abode there according to His Word, neither did I transgress His commandment.
9 “Then He made a slumber to come over me, and He brought thee, O Adam, out of my side, but did not make thee abide by me.
10 “But God took thee in His divine hand, and placed thee in a garden to the eastward.
11 “Then I grieved because of thee, for that while God had taken thee out of my side, He had not let thee abide with me.
12 “But God said unto me: ‘Grieve not because of Adam,
whom I brought out of thy side; no harm will come to him.
13 “‘For now I have brought out of his side a help-meet for him; and I have given him joy by so doing.'”
14 Then Satan said again, “I did not know how it is ye are in this cave, nor anything about this trial that has come upon you-until God said to me, ‘Behold, Adam has transgressed, he whom I had taken out of thy side, and Eve also, whom I took out of his side; and I have driven them out of the garden; I have made them dwell in a land of sorrow and misery, because they transgressed against Me, and have hearkened to Satan. And lo, they are in suffering unto this day, the eightieth.’
15 “Then God said unto me, ‘Arise, go to them, and make them come to thy place, and suffer not that Satan come near them, and afflict them. For they are now in great misery; and lie helpless from hunger.’
16 “He further said to me, ‘When thou hast taken them to thyself, give them to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life, and give them to drink of the water of peace; and clothe them in a garment of light, and restore them to their former state of grace, and leave them not in misery, for they came from thee. But grieve not over them, nor repent of that which has come upon them.’
17 “But when I heard this, I was sorry; and my heart could not patiently bear it for thy sake, O my child.
18 “But, O Adam, when I heard the name of Satan, I was afraid, and I said within myself, I will not come out, lest he ensnare me, as he did my children, Adam and Eve.
19 “And I said, ‘O God, when I go to my children, Satan will meet me in the way, and war against me, as he did against them.’
20 “Then God said unto me, ‘Fear not; when thou findest him, smite him with the staff that is in thine hand, and be not afraid of him for thou art of old standing, and he shall not prevail against thee.’
21 “Then I said, ‘O my Lord, I am old, and cannot go. Send Thy angels to bring them.’
22 “But God said unto me, ‘Angels, verily, are not like them; and they will not consent to come with them. But I have chosen thee, because they are thy offspring, and like thee, and will hearken to what thou sayest.’
23 “God said further to me, ‘If thou hast not strength to walk, I will send a cloud to carry thee and alight thee at the entrance of their cave; then the cloud will return and leave thee there.
24 “‘And if they will come with thee, I will send a cloud to carry thee and them.’
25 “Then He commanded a cloud, and it bare me up and brought me to you; and then went back.
26 “And now O my children, Adam and Eve, look at my hoar hairs and at my feeble estate, and at my coming from that distant place. Come, come with me, to a place of rest.”
27 Then he began to weep and to sob before Adam and Eve, and his tears poured upon the earth like water.
28 And when Adam and Eve raised their eyes and saw his beard, and heard his sweet talk, their hearts softened towards him; they hearkened unto him, for they believed he was true.
29 And it seemed to them that they really were his offspring, when they saw that his face was like their own; and they trusted
First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LXI.
They begin to follow Satan.
THEN he took Adam and Eve by the hand, and began to bring them out of the cave.
2 But when they were come a little way out of it, God knew that Satan had overcome them, and had brought them out ere the forty days were ended, to take them to some distant place, and to destroy them.
3 Then the Word of the Lord God again came and cursed Satan, and drove him away from them.
4 And God began to speak unto Adam and Eve, saying to them, “What made you come out of the cave, unto this place?”
5 Then Adam said unto God, “Didst thou create a man before us? For when we were in the cave there suddenly came unto us a good old man who said to us, ‘I am a messenger from God unto you, to bring you back to some place of rest.’
6 “And we did believe, O God, that he was a messenger from Thee; and we came out with him; and knew not whither we should go with him.”
7 Then God said unto Adam, “See, that is the father of evil arts, who brought thee and Eve out of the Garden of Delights. And now, indeed, when he saw that thou and Eve both joined together in fasting and praying, and that you came not out of the cave before the end of the forty days, he wished to make your purpose vain, to break your mutual bond; to cut off all hope from you, and to drive you to some place where he might destroy you.
8 “Because he was unable to do aught to you, unless he showed himself in the likeness of you.
9 “Therefore did he come to you with a face like your own, and began to give you tokens as if they were all true.
10 “But I in mercy and with the favour I had unto you, did not allow him to destroy you; but I drove him away from you.
11 “Now, therefore, O Adam, take Eve, and return to your cave, and remain in it until the morrow of the fortieth day. And when ye come out, go towards the eastern gate of the garden.”
12 Then Adam and Eve worshipped God, and praised and blessed Him for the deliverance that had come to them from Him. And they returned towards the cave. This happened at eventide of the thirty-ninth day.
13 Then Adam and Eve stood up and with great zeal, prayed to God, to be brought out of their want for strength; for their strength had departed from them, through hunger and thirst and prayer. But they watched the whole of that night praying, until morning.
14 Then Adam said unto Eve, “Arise, let us go towards the eastern gate of the garden as God told us.”
15 And they said their prayers as they were wont to do every day; and they went out of the cave, to go near to the eastern gate of the garden.
16 Then Adam and Eve stood up and prayed, and besought God to strengthen them, and to send them something to satisfy their hunger.
17 But when they had ended their prayers, they remained where they were by reason of their failing strength.
18. Then came the Word of God again, and said unto them, “O Adam, arise, go and bring hither two figs.”
19 Then Adam and Eve arose, and went until they drew near to the cave.
First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LXII.
Two fruit trees.
BUT Satan the wicked was envious, because of the consolation God had given them.
2 So he prevented them, and went into the cave and took the two figs, and buried them outside the cave, so that Adam and Eve should not find them. He also had in his thoughts to destroy them.
3 But by God’s mercy, as soon as those two figs were in the earth, God defeated Satan’s counsel regarding them; and made them into two fruit-trees, that overshadowed the cave. For Satan had buried them on the eastern side of it.
4 Then when the two trees were grown, and were covered with fruit, Satan grieved and mourned, and said, “Better were it to have left those figs as they were; for now, behold, they have become two fruit-trees, whereof Adam will eat all the days of his life. Whereas I had in mind, when I buried them, to destroy them entirely, and to hide them for aye.
5 “But God has overturned my counsel; and would not that this sacred fruit should perish; and He has made plain my intention, and has defeated the counsel I had formed against His servants.”
6 Then Satan went away ashamed, of not having wrought out his design.
TENTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
ELEVENTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
TWELVTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LXIX.
Twelfth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve, while Adam was praying over the offering upon the altar; when Satan smote him.
THEN Satan, the hater of all good, envious of Adam and of his offering through which he found favour with God, hastened and took a sharp stone from among sharp iron-stones; appeared in the form of a man, and went and stood by Adam and Eve.
2 Adam was then offering on the altar, and had begun to pray, with his hands spread unto God.
3 Then Satan hastened with the sharp iron-stone he had with him, and with it pierced Adam on the right side, when flowed blood and water, then Adam fell upon the altar like a corpse. And Satan fled.
4 Then Eve came, and took Adam and placed him below the altar. And there she stayed, weeping over him; while a stream of blood flowed from Adam’s side upon his offering.
5 But God looked upon the death of Adam. He then sent His Word, and raised him up and said unto him, “Fulfil thy offering, for indeed, Adam, it is worth much, and there is no shortcoming in it.”
6 God said further unto Adam, “Thus will it also happen to Me, on the earth, when I shall be pierced and blood shall flow blood and water from My side and run over My body, which is the true offering; and which shall be offered on the altar as a perfect offering.”
7 Then God commanded Adam to finish his offering, and when he had ended it he worshipped before God, and praised Him for the signs He had showed him.
8 And God healed Adam in one day, which is the end of the seven weeks; and that is the fiftieth day.
9 Then Adam and Eve returned from the mountain, and went into the Cave of Treasures, as they were used to do. This completed for Adam and Eve, one hundred and forty days since their coming out of the garden.
10 Then they both stood up that night and prayed to God. And when it was morning, they went out, and went down westward of the cave, to the place where their corn was, and there rested under the shadow of a tree, as they were wont.
11 But when there a multitude of beasts came all round them. It was Satan’s doing, in his wickedness; in order to wage war against Adam through marriage.
THIRTEENTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LXX.
Thirteenth apparition of Satan to Adam and Eve, to make war against him, through his marriage with Eve.
AFTER this Satan, the hater of all good, took the form of an angel, and with him two others, so that they looked like the three angels who had brought to Adam gold, incense, and myrrh.
2 They passed before Adam and Eve while they were under the tree, and greeted Adam and Eve with fair words that were full of guile.
3 But when Adam and Eve saw their comely mien, and heard their sweet speech, Adam rose, welcomed them, and brought them to Eve, and they remained all together; Adam’s heart the while, being glad because he thought concerning them, that they were the same angels, who had brought him gold, incense, and myrrh.
4 Because, when they came to Adam the first time, there came upon him from them, peace and joy, through their bringing him good tokens; so Adam thought that they were come a second time to give him other tokens for him to rejoice withal. For he did not know it was Satan; therefore did he receive them with joy and companied with them.
5 Then Satan, the tallest of them, said, “Rejoice, O Adam, and be glad. Lo, God has sent us to thee to tell thee something.”
6 And Adam said, “What is it?” Then Satan answered, “It is a light thing, yet it is a word of God, wilt thou hear it from us and do it? But if thou hearest not, we will return to God, and tell Him that thou wouldest not receive His word.”
And Satan said again to
[paragraph continues]Adam, “Fear not, neither let a trembling come upon thee; dost not thou know us?”
8 But Adam said, “I know you not.”
9 Then Satan said to him, “I am the angel who brought thee gold, and took it to the cave; this other one is he who brought thee incense; and that third one, is he who brought thee myrrh when thou wast on the top of the mountain, and who carried thee to the cave.
10 “But as to the other angels our fellows, who bare you to the cave, God has not sent them with us this time; for He said to us, ‘You suffice.'”
11 So when Adam heard these words he believed them, and said to these angels, “Speak the word of God, that I may receive it.”
12 And Satan said unto him “Swear, and promise me that thou wilt receive it.”
13 Then Adam said, “I know not how to swear and promise.”
14 And Satan said to him, “Hold out thy hand, and put it inside my hand.”
15 Then Adam held out his hand, and put it into Satan’s hand; when Satan said unto him, “Say, now–so true as God is living, rational, and speaking, who raised the heavens in the space, and established the earth upon the waters, and has created me out of the four elements, and out of the dust of the earth–I will not break my promise, nor renounce my word.”
16 And Adam swore thus.
17 Then Satan said to him, “Lo, it is now some time since thou camest out of the garden, and thou knowest neither wickedness nor evil. But now God says to thee, to take Eve who came out of thy side, and to wed her, that she bear thee children, to comfort thee, and to drive from thee trouble and sorrow; now this thing is not difficult, neither is there any scandal in it to thee.”
First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LXXI.
Adam is troubled by his wedding with Eve.
BUT when Adam heard these words from Satan, he sorrowed much, because of his oath and of his promise, and said, “Shall I commit adultery with my flesh and my bones, and shall I sin against myself, for God to destroy me, and to blot me out from off the face of the earth?
2 “Since, when at first, I ate of the tree, He drove me out of the garden into this strange land, and deprived me of my bright nature, and brought death upon me. If, then, I should do this, He will cut off my life from the earth, and He will cast me into hell, and will plague me there a long time.
3 “But God never spoke the words thou hast told me; and ye are not God’s angels, nor yet sent from Him. But ye are devils, come to me under the false appearance of angels . Away from me; ye cursed of God!”
4 Then those devils fled from before Adam. And he and Eve arose, and returned to the Cave of Treasures, and went into it.
5 Then Adam said to Eve, “If thou sawest what I did, tell it not; for I sinned against God n swearing by His great name, and I have placed my hand another time into that of Satan.” Eve, then, held her peace, as Adam told her.
6 Then Adam arose, and spread his hands unto God, beseeching and entreating Him with tears, to forgive him what he had done. And Adam remained thus standing and praying forty days and forty nights.
[paragraph continues]He neither ate nor drank until he dropped down upon the earth from hunger and thirst.
7 Then God sent His Word unto Adam, who raised him up from where he lay, and said unto him, “O Adam, why hast thou sworn by My name, and why hast thou made agreement with Satan another time?”
8 But Adam wept, and said, “O God, forgive me, for I did this unwittingly; believing they were God’s angels.”
9 And God forgave Adam, saying, to him, “Beware of Satan.”
10 And He withdrew His Word from Adam.
11 Then Adam’s heart was comforted; and he took Eve, and they went out of the cave, to make some food for their bodies.
12 But from that day Adam struggled in his mind about his wedding Eve; afraid as he was to do it, lest God should be wroth with him.
13 Then Adam and Eve went to the river of water, and sat on the bank, as people do when they enjoy themselves.
14 But Satan was jealous of them; and would destroy them.
FOURTEENTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. LXXII.
Adam’s heart is set on fire.
THEN Satan, and ten from his hosts, transformed themselves into maidens, unlike any others in the whole world for grace.
2 They came up out of the river in presence of Adam and Eve, and they said among themselves, “Come, we will look at the faces of Adam and of Eve, who are of the men upon earth. How beautiful they are, and how different is their look from our own faces.” Then they came to Adam and Eve, and greeted them; and stood wondering at them.
3 Adam and Eve looked at them also, and wondered at their beauty, and said, “Is there, then, under us, another world, with such beautiful creatures as these in it”‘
4 And those maidens said to Adam and Eve, “Yes, indeed, we are an abundant creation.”
5 Then Adam said to them, “But how do you multiply?”
6 And they answered him, “We have husbands who wedded us, and we bear them children, who grow up, and who in their turn wed and are wedded, and also bear children; and thus we increase. And if so be, O Adam, thou wilt not believe us, we will show thee our husbands and our children.”
7 Then they shouted over the river as if to call their husbands and their children, who came up from the river, men and children; and every one came to his wife, his children being with him.
8 But when Adam and Eve saw them, they stood dumb, and wondered at them.
9 Then they said to Adam and Eve, “You see our husbands and our children, wed Eve as we wed our wives, and you shall have children the same as we.” This was a device of Satan to deceive Adam.
10 Satan also thought within himself, “God at first commanded Adam concerning the fruit of the tree, saying to him, ‘Eat not of it; else of death thou shalt die.’ But Adam ate of it, and yet God did not kill him; He only decreed upon him death, and plagues and trials, until the day he shall come out of his body.
11 “Now, then, if I deceive him to do this thing, and to wed Eve without God’s commandment, God will kill him then.”
12 Therefore did Satan work this apparition before Adam and Eve; because he sought to kill him, and to make him disappear from off the face of the earth.
13 Meanwhile the fire of sin came upon Adam, and he thought of committing sin. But he restrained himself, fearing lest if he followed this advice of Satan God would put him to death.
14 Then Adam and Eve arose, and prayed to God, while Satan and his hosts went down into the river, in presence of Adam and Eve; to let them see that they were going back to their own regions.
15 Then Adam and Eve went back to the Cave of Treasures, as they were wont; about evening time.
16 And they both arose and prayed to God that night. Adam remained standing in prayer, yet not knowing how to pray, by reason of the thoughts of his heart regarding his wedding Eve; and he continued so until morning.
17 And when light arose, Adam said unto Eve, “Arise, let us go below the mountain, where they brought us gold, and let us ask the Lord concerning this matter.”
18 Then Eve said, “What is that matter, O Adam?”
19 And he answered her, “That I may request the Lord to inform me about wedding thee; for I will not do it without His order, lest He make us perish, thee and me. For those devils have set my heart on fire, with thoughts of what they showed us, in their sinful apparitions.”
20 Then Eve said to Adam, “Why need we go below the mountain? Let us rather stand up and pray in our cave to God, to let us know whether this counsel is good or not.”
21 Then Adam rose up in prayer and said, “O God, thou knowest that we transgressed against Thee, and from the moment we transgressed, we were bereft of our bright nature; and our body became brutish, requiring food and drink; and with animal desires.
22 “Command us, O God, not to give way to them without Thy order, lest Thou bring us to nothing. For if Thou give us not the order, we shall be overpowered, and follow that advice of Satan; and Thou wilt again make us perish.
23 “If not, then take our souls from us; let us be rid of this animal lust. And if Thou give us no order respecting this thing, then sever Eve from me, and me from her; and place us each far away from the other.
24 “Yet again, O God, when Thou hast put us asunder from each other, the devils will deceive us with their apparitions, and destroy our hearts, and defile our thoughts towards each other. Yet if it is not each of us towards the other, it will, at all events, be through their appearance when they show themselves to us.” Here Adam ended his prayer.
FIFTEENTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve):
Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. III
Satan appears as a beautiful woman tempting Adam, telling him he is still a youth. “Spend thy youth in mirth and pleasure.” (12) The different forms which Satan takes (15).
AS for our father Adam, at the end of seven years from the day he had been severed from his wife Eve, Satan envied him, when he saw him thus separated from her; and strove to make him live with her again.
2 Then Adam arose and went up above the Cave of Treasures; and continued to sleep there night by night. But as soon as it was light every day he came down to the cave, to pray there and to receive a blessing from it.
3 But when it was evening he went up on the roof of the cave, where he slept by himself, fearing lest Satan should overcome him. And he continued thus apart thirty-nine days.
4 Then Satan, the hater of all good, when he saw Adam thus alone, fasting and praying, appeared unto him in the form of a beautiful woman, who came and stood before him in the night of the fortieth day, and said unto him:–
5 “O Adam, from the time ye have dwelt in this cave, we have experienced great peace from you, and your prayers have reached us, and we have been comforted about you.
6 “But now, O Adam, that thou hast gone up over the roof of the cave to sleep, we have had doubts about thee, and a great sorrow has come upon us because of thy separation from Eve. Then again, when thou art on the roof of this cave, thy prayer is poured out, and thy heart wanders from side to side.
7 “But when thou wast in the cave thy prayer was like fire gathered together; it came down to us, and thou didst find rest.
8 “Then I also grieved over thy children who are severed from thee; and my sorrow is great about the murder of thy son Abel; for he was righteous; and over a righteous man every one will grieve.
9 “But I rejoiced over the birth of thy son Seth; yet after a little while I sorrowed greatly over Eve, because she is my sister. For when God sent a deep sleep over thee, and drew her out of thy side, He brought me out also with her. But He raised her by placing her with thee, while He lowered me.
10 “I rejoiced over my sister for her being with thee. But God had made me a promise before, and said, ‘Grieve not; when Adam has gone up on the roof of the Cave of Treasures, and is separated from Eve his wife, I will send thee to him, thou shalt join thyself to him in marriage, and bear him five children, as Eve did bear him five.’
11 “And now, lo! God’s promise to me is fulfilled; for it is He who has sent me to thee for the wedding; because if thou wed me, I shall bear thee finer and better children than those of Eve.
12 “Then again, thou art as yet but a youth; end not thy youth in this world in sorrow; but spend the days of thy youth in mirth and pleasure. For thy days are few and thy trial is great. Be strong; end thy days in this world in rejoicing. I shall take pleasure in thee, and thou shall rejoice with me in this wise, and without fear.
13 “Up, then, and fulfil the command of thy God,” she then drew near to Adam, and embraced him.
14 But when Adam saw that he should be overcome by her, he prayed to God with a fervent heart to deliver him from her.
15 Then God sent His Word unto Adam, saying, “O Adam, that figure is the one that promised thee the Godhead, and majesty; he is not favourably disposed towards thee; but shows himself to thee at one time in the form of a woman; another moment, in the likeness of an angel; on another occasions, in the similitude of a serpent; and at another time, in the semblance of a god; but he does all that only to destroy thy soul.
16 “Now, therefore, O Adam, understanding thy heart, I have delivered thee many a time from his hands; in order to show thee that I am a merciful God; and that I wish thy good, and that I do not wish thy ruin.”
Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. IV.
Adam sees the Devil in his true colors.
THEN God ordered Satan to show himself to Adam in plainly, in his own hideous form.
2 But when Adam saw him, he feared, and trembled at the sight of him.
3 And God said to Adam, “Look at this devil, and at his hideous look, and know that he it is who made thee fall from brightness into darkness, from peace and rest to toil and misery.
4 And look, O Adam, at him, who said of himself that he is God! Can God be black? Would God take the form of a
woman? Is there any one stronger than God? And can He be overpowered?
5 “See, then, O Adam, and behold him bound in thy presence, in the air, unable to flee away! Therefore, I say unto thee, be not afraid of him; henceforth take care, and beware of him, in whatever he may do to thee.”
6 Then God drove Satan away from before Adam, whom He strengthened, and whose heart He comforted, saying to him, “Go down to the Cave of Treasures, and separate not thyself from Eve; I will quell in you all animal lust.”
7 From that hour it left Adam and Eve, and they enjoyed rest by the commandment of God. But God did not the like to any one of Adam’s seed; but only to Adam and Eve.
8 Then Adam worshipped before the Lord, for having delivered him, and for having layed his passions. And he came down from above the cave, and dwelt with Eve as aforetime.
9 This ended the forty days of his separation from Eve.
SIXTEENTH APPARITION OF Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel to MAN (Adam and Eve’s son- Seth):
Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. V.
The devil paints a brilliant picture for Seth to feast his thoughts upon.
AS for Seth, when he was seven years old, he knew good and evil, and was consistent in fasting and praying, and spent all his nights in entreating God for mercy and forgiveness.
2 He also fasted when bringing up his offering every day, more than his father did; for he was of a fair countenance, like unto an angel of God. He also had a good heart, preserved the finest qualities of his soul: and for this reason he brought up his offering every day.
3 And God was pleased with his offering; but He was also pleased with his purity. And he continued thus in doing the will of God, and of his father and mother, until he was seven years old.
4 After that, as he was coming down from the altar, having ended his offering, Satan appeared unto him in the form of a beautiful angel, brilliant with light; with a staff of light in his hand, himself girt about with a girdle of light.
5 He greeted Seth with a beautiful smile, and began to beguile him with fair words, saying to him, “O Seth, why abidest thou in this mountain? For it is rough, full of stones and of sand, and of trees with no good fruit on them; a wilderness without habitations and without towns; no good place to dwell in. But all is heat, weariness, and trouble.”
6 He said further, “But we dwell in beautiful places, in another world than this earth. Our world is one of light and our condition is of the best; our women are handsomer than any others; and I wish thee, O Seth, to wed one of them; because I see that thou art fair to look upon, and in this land there is not one woman good enough for thee. Besides, all those who live in this world, are only five souls.
7 “But in our world there are very many men and many maidens, all more beautiful one than another. I wish, therefore, to remove thee hence, that thou mayest see my relations and be wedded to which ever thou likest.
8 “Thou shalt then abide by me and be at peace; thou shalt be filled with splendour and light, as we are.
9 “Thou shalt remain in our world. and rest from this world and the misery of it; thou shalt never again feel faint and weary;
thou shalt never bring up an offering, nor sue for mercy; for thou shalt commit no more sin, nor be swayed by passions.
10 “And if thou wilt hearken to what I say, thou shalt wed one of my daughters; for with us it is no sin so to do; neither is it reckoned animal lust.
11 “For in our world we have no God; but we all are gods; we all are of the light, heavenly, powerful, strong and glorious.”
Second Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. VI.
Seth’s conscience helps him. He returns to Adam and Eve.
WHEN Seth heard these words he was amazed, and inclined his heart to Satan’s treacherous speech, and said to him, “Saidst thou there is another world created than this; and other creatures more beautiful than the creatures that are in this world?”
2 And Satan said, “Yes; behold thou hast heard me; but I will yet praise them and their ways, in thy hearing.”
3 But Seth said to him, “Thy speech has amazed me; and thy beautiful description of it all.
4 “Yet I cannot go with thee to-day; not until I have gone to my father Adam and to my mother Eve, and told them all thou hast said to me. Then if they give me leave to go with thee, I will come.”
5 Again Seth said, “I am afraid of doing any thing without my father’s and mother’s leave, lest I perish like my brother Cain, and like my father Adam, who transgressed the commandment of God. But, behold, thou knowest this place; come, and meet me here to-morrow.”
6 When Satan heard this, he said to Seth, “If thou tellest thy father Adam what I have told thee, he will not let thee come with me.
7 But hearken to me; do not tell thy father and mother what I have said to thee; but come with me to-day, to our world; where thou shalt see beautiful things and enjoy thyself there, and revel this day among my children, beholding them and taking thy fill of mirth; and rejoice ever more. Then I shall bring thee back to this place to-morrow; but if thou wouldest rather abide with me, so be it.”
8 Then Seth answered, “The spirit of my father and of my mother, hangs on me; and if I hide from them one day, they will die, and God will hold me guilty of sinning against them.
9 “And except that they know I am come to this place to bring up to it my offering, they would not be separated from me one hour; neither should I go to any other place, unless they let me. But they treat me most kindly, because I come back to them quickly.”
10 Then Satan said to him, “What will happen to thee if thou hide thyself from them one night, and return to them at break of day?”
11 But Seth, when he saw how he kept on talking, and that he would not leave him-ran, and went up to the altar, and spread his hands unto God, and sought deliverance from Him.
12 Then God sent His Word, and cursed Satan, who fled from Him.
13 But as for Seth, he had gone up to the altar, saying thus in his heart. “The altar is the place of offering, and God is there; a divine fire shall consume it; so shall Satan be unable to hurt me, and shall not take me away thence.”
14 Then Seth came down from the altar and went to his father and mother, where he found in the way, longing to hear his voice; for he had tarried a while.
15 He then began to tell
them what had befallen him from Satan, under the form of an angel.
16 But when Adam heard his account, he kissed his face, and warned him against that angel, telling him it was Satan who thus appeared to him. Then Adam took Seth, and they went to the Cave of Treasures, and rejoiced therein.
17 But from that day forth Adam and Eve never parted from him, to whatever place he might go, whether for his offering or for any thing else.
18 This sign happened to Seth, when he was nine years old.
A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
First Book of Adam and Eve CHAP. XIX.
Beasts made subject to Adam.
BUT Adam and Eve wept before God. And Adam said unto Him:–
2 “O Lord, when I was in the cave, I said this to Thee, my Lord, that the beasts of the field would rise and devour me, and cut off my life from the earth.”
3 Then Adam, by reason of what had befallen him, smote upon his breast, and fell upon the earth like a corpse; then came to him the Word of God,
who raised him, and said unto him,
4 “O Adam, not one of these beasts will be able to hurt thee; because when I made the beasts and other moving things come to thee in the cave, I did not let the serpent come with them, lest it should rise against you, make you tremble; and the fear of it should fall into your hearts.
5 “For I knew that that accursed one is wicked; therefore would I not let it come near you with the other beasts.
6 “But now strengthen thy heart and fear not. I am with thee unto the end of the days I have determined on thee.”
1 Peter 5:9-11 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
9 Stand up against him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being laid upon your brothers and sisters throughout the world. 10 After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace—who has called you into His eternal glory in Messiah—will Himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11 All power to Him forever![a]Amen.
1 Peter 5:9-11 Names of God Bible (NOG)
9 Be firm in the faith and resist him, knowing that other believers throughout the world are going through the same kind of suffering. 10 God, who shows you his kindness[a] and who has called you through Christ Yeshua to his eternal glory, will restore you, strengthen you, make you strong, and support you as you suffer for a little while. 11 Power belongs to him forever. Amen.
Satan, the devil whose name is Azazel, the hater of good started tempting MANKIND by constantly appearing to Adam and Eve in various forms and ways in order to deceive them all the way to HELL, THE LAKE OF FIRE all because Satan was so jealous of man. Sadly, since failing to the test of temptation, man has become frail. Glory be to YAH for we now have YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH to redeem us from Satan’s temptations when we cry out to HIM for deliverance.