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1 Adam and Eve 18

Book of 1 Adam and Eve - Chapter 18

1 Adam and Eve 18:1

When the accursed serpent saw Adam and Eve, it swelled its head, stood on its tail, and with eyes blood-red, acted like it would kill them.

1 Adam and Eve 18:2

It made straight for Eve, and ran after her; while Adam standing by, cried because he had no stick in his hand with which to hit the serpent, and did not know how to put it to death.

1 Adam and Eve 18:3

But with a heart burning for Eve, Adam approached the serpent, and held it by the tail; when it turned towards him and said to him:—

1 Adam and Eve 18:4

"O Adam, because of you and of Eve, I am slippery, and go on my belly." Then with its great strength, it threw down Adam and Eve and squeezed them, and tried to kill them.

1 Adam and Eve 18:5

But God sent an angel who threw the serpent away from them, and raised them up.

1 Adam and Eve 18:6

Then the Word of God came to the serpent, and said to it, "The first time I made you slick, and made you to go on your belly; but I did not deprive you of speech.

1 Adam and Eve 18:7

This time, however, you will be mute, and you and your race will speak no more; because, the first time My creatures were ruined because of you, and this time you tried to kill them."

1 Adam and Eve 18:8

Then the serpent was struck mute, and was no longer able to speak.

1 Adam and Eve 18:9

And a wind blew down from heaven by the command of God and carried away the serpent from Adam and Eve, and threw it on the seashore where it landed in India.