1When Adam heard the devil say this, he cried out and wept; and he said, O Lord my God, my life is in your hands. Put far from me this adversary, who seeks to destroy my soul, and give me his glory which he himself has lost. 2And immediately the devil vanished from him. 3But Adam persevered for forty days, standing in penitence 1 Or ‘penance’. in the water of Jordan.
1 Or ‘penance’.