Do not relate the mystery which thou knowest to thy son Cain, for he is a son of wrath.

28 Dec

And having both gone they found Abel killed by the hand of Cain his brother. And God says to the Archangel Michael : Say to Adam, Do not relate the mystery which thou knowest to thy son Cain, for he is a son of wrath. But grieve thyself not; for I will give thee instead of him another son, who shalt show thee all things, as many as thou shalt do to him ; but do thou tell him nothing. This God said to His angel ; and Adam kept the word in his heart, and with him Eve also, having grief about Abel their son. And after this Adam knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and brought forth Seth. And Adam says to Eve ; Behold, we have brought forth a son instead of Abel whom Cain slew ; let us give glory and sacrifice to God.

And Adam had thirty sons and thirty daughters. (And Adam lived 930 years; …) And he fell into disease and cried with a loud voice, and said: Let all my sons come to me,. that I may see them before I die, and they were all brought together, for the earth was inhabited in three parts; and they all came to the door of the house into which he had entered to pray to God,. and his son Seth said: Father Adam, what is thy disease? And he says: My children great trouble has hold of me,. and they say: What is the trouble and disease? And Seth answered and said to him: Is it that though rememberest the (fruits) of paradise of which thou didst eat, and grievest thyself because of the desire of them? If it is so, tell me, and I will go and bring thee fruit from paradise,. For I will put dung upon my head, and weep and pray, and the Lord will hearken to me, and send His angel; and I shall bring (it) to thee, that thy trouble may cease from thee. Adam says to him: When God made us, me and your mother, for whose sake also I die, he gave us every plant in Paradise; but about one he commanded us not to eat of it, because on account of it we should die,. and the hour was at for the angels who guarded your mother to go up and worship the Lord; and the enemy gave to her, and she ate of the tree, knowing that I was not near her, nor the holy angels; then she gave me also to eat.

The Revelation of Moses

Apocryphal Gospels, Acts and Revelations: Ante Nicene Christian Library Translations of the Fathers Down to AD 325 Part Sixteen

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