An attempt to help connect some dots... John 1:1-5 (NIV) The Word Became Flesh 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. - 2 Peter 3:2-10 (NIV) 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire , being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. - Revelation 19:11-16 New International Version (NIV) The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast 11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: Genesis 15:1-7 (NIV) The Lord’s Covenant With Abram 1 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision : “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield,your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” 4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness. 7 He also said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it.” - Exodus 9:20-22 (NIV) 20 Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the Lord hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside. 21 But those who ignored the word of the Lord left their slaves and livestock in the field. 22 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that hail will fall all over Egypt—on people and animals and on everything growing in the fields of Egypt.” - Numbers 3:16 (NIV) 16 So Moses counted them, as he was commanded by the word of the Lord . - Numbers 3:51 (NIV) 51 Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and his sons, as he was commanded by the word of the Lord. - 1 Samuel 3:19-21 (NIV) 19 The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the Lord. 21 The Lord continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word . - 1 Samuel 15:10-11 (NIV) 10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel : 11 “I regret that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.” Samuel was angry, and he cried out to the Lord all that night. - 1 Samuel 15:22-23 (NIV) 22 But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king .” - 2 Samuel 7:4-5 (NIV) 4 But that night the word of the Lord came to Nathan , saying: 5 “Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? - 2 Samuel 7:20-21 (NIV) 20 “What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Sovereign Lord. 21 For the sake of your word and according to your will , you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant. - 2 Samuel 12:7-10 (NIV) 7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. 9 Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’ - 2 Samuel 23:1-7 (NIV) David’s Last Words 1 These are the last words of David: “The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, the hero of Israel’s songs: 2 “ The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; his word was on my tongue . 3 The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, 4 he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.’ 5 “If my house were not right with God, surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part; surely he would not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire. 6 But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. 7 Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie.” - 2 Samuel 24:11-13 (NIV) 11 Before David got up the next morning, the word of the Lord had come to Gad the prophet , David’s seer: 12 “Go and tell David, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.’” 13 So Gad went to David and said to him, “Shall there come on you three years of famine in your land? Or three months of fleeing from your enemies while they pursue you? Or three days of plague in your land? Now then, think it over and decide how I should answer the one who sent me.” - 1 Kings 6:11-13 (NIV) 11 The word of the Lord came to Solomon : 12 “As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father. 13 And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel.” - 1 Kings 12:22-24 (NIV) 22 But this word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God : 23 “Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah, to all Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest of the people, 24 ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not go up to fight against your brothers, the Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.’” So they obeyed the word of the Lord and went home again, as the Lord had ordered. - 1 Kings 13:1-2 (NIV) 13 B y the word of the Lord a man of God came from Judah to Bethel , as Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make an offering. 2 By the word of the Lord he cried out against the altar : “Altar, altar! This is what the Lord says: ‘A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who make offerings here, and human bones will be burned on you.’” - 1 Kings 13:8-10 (NIV) 8 But the man of God answered the king, “Even if you were to give me half your possessions, I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water here. 9 For I was commanded by the word of the Lord: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water or return by the way you came.’” 10 So he took another road and did not return by the way he had come to Bethel. - 1 Kings 16:1 (NIV) 16 Then the word of the Lord came to Jehu son of Hanani concerning Baasha: - 1 Kings 17:2-4 (NIV) 2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah : 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.” - 1 Kings 19:9-10 (NIV) 9 There he went into a cave and spent the night. The Lord Appears to Elijah And the word of the Lord came to him : “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” - 1 Kings 22:19 (NIV) 19 Micaiah continued, “ Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne with all the multitudes of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left. - 2 Kings 3:11-12 (NIV) 11 But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire of the Lord?” An officer of the king of Israel answered, “Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.” 12 Jehoshaphat said, “The word of the Lord is with him .” So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him. - 2 Kings 14:25 (NIV) 25 He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath to the Dead Sea, in accordance with the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher. - 2 Kings 20:4-5 (NIV) 4 Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him : 5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. - 1 Chronicles 17:3-4 (NIV) 3 But that night the word of God came to Nathan , saying: 4 “Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in. - 2 Chronicles 11:2-4 (NIV) 2 But this word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God: 3 “Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, 4 ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.’” So they obeyed the words of the Lord and turned back from marching against Jeroboam. - Psalm 105:17-20 (NIV) 17 and he sent a man before them— Joseph, sold as a slave. 18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons, 19 till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the Lord proved him true . 20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free. - Psalm 107:19-20 (NIV) 19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 20 He sent out his word and healed them ; he rescued them from the grave. - Psalm 119:9-28 (NIV) ב Beth 9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word . 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. 12 Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. 13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. 15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. 16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. ג Gimel 17 Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word . 18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. 19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me. 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed, those who stray from your commands. 22 Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes. 23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees. 24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. ד Daleth 25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word . 26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. 27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. 28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word . - Psalm 147:15-20 (NIV) 15 He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly . 16 He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. 17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast? 18 He sends his word and melts them ; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow. 19 He has revealed his word to Jacob , his laws and decrees to Israel. 20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. - Isaiah 38:4-6 (NIV) 4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah : 5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. 6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city. - Isaiah 50:4 (NIV) 4 The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary . He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. - Isaiah 66:2-5 (NIV) 2 Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word . 3 But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dog’s neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig’s blood, and whoever burns memorial incense is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations; 4 so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring on them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.” 5 Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word : “Your own people who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!’ Yet they will be put to shame. - Jeremiah 1:1-2 (NIV) 1 The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. 2 The word of the Lord came to him in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, - Jeremiah 8:7-11 (NIV) 7 Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the Lord. 8 “‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? 9 The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped. Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have? 10 Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. 11 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace. - Jeremiah 9:17-21 (NIV) 17 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them. 18 Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids. 19 The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How ruined we are! How great is our shame! We must leave our land because our houses are in ruins.’” 20 Now, you women, hear the word of the Lord; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament. 21 Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares. - Ezekiel 1:1-3 (NIV) 1 In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 2 On the fifth of the month—it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin— 3 the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest , the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. There the hand of the Lord was on him. - Ezekiel 3:16-17 (NIV) 16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me : 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. - Ezekiel 12:1-2 (NIV) 12 The word of the Lord came to me : 2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people. - Hosea 1:1 (NIV) 1 The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah , Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash king of Israel: - Joel 1:1 (NIV) 1 The word of the Lord that came to Joel son of Pethuel. - Amos 3:1-3 (NIV) Witnesses Summoned Against Israel 3 Hear this word, people of Israel, the word the Lord has spoken against you —against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt: 2 “You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins.” 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? - Jonah 1:1-3 (NIV) 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai : 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord. - Micah 1:1-2 (NIV) 1 The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham , Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Hear, you peoples, all of you, listen, earth and all who live in it, that the Sovereign Lord may bear witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. - Zephaniah 1:1-2 (NIV) 1 The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi , the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah: Judgment on the Whole Earth in the Day of the Lord 2 “I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. - Haggai 1:1-2 (NIV) 1 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel , governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest: 2 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’” - Zechariah 1:1-3 (NIV) 1 In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah , the son of Iddo: 2 “The Lord was very angry with your ancestors. 3 Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty. - Malachi 1:1-2 New International Version (NIV) 1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi . 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, - The Book of Enoch 106:3-17(R.H. Charles) 106.13 And I, Enoch, answered and said to him: "The Lord will do new things on Earth, and this I have already seen in a vision, and made known to you. For in the generation of my father, Jared, some from the height of Heaven transgressed the word of the Lord . 106.14 And behold, they commit sin and transgress the law, and have been promiscuous with women, and commit sin with them, and have married some of them, and have begotten children by them. 106.15 And there will be great destruction over the whole Earth, and there will be a deluge, and there will be great destruction for one year. 106.16 But this child, who has been born to you, will be left on the Earth, and his three sons will be saved with him. When all the men who are on the Earth die he and his sons will be saved. 106.17 They will beget on the Earth giants, not of spirit, but of flesh, and there will be great wrath on Earth, and the Earth will be cleansed of all corruption. - The Book of Enoch -The Book og Noah 66:1-67-2(R.H. Charles) 66.1 And after this, he showed me the Angels of Punishment, who were ready to come and release all the forces of the water, which is under the earth, in order to bring judgment and destruction on all those who reside and dwell upon the dry ground. 66.2 And the Lord of Spirits commanded the Angels who were coming out, not to raise their hands, but to keep watch; for those Angels were in charge of the forces of the waters. 66.3 And I came out from before Enoch. 67.1 And in those days, the word of the Lord came to me, and he said to me: "Noah, behold ; your lot has come up before me, a lot without reproach, a lot of love and uprightness. 67.2 And now the Angels are making a wooden structure, and when the Angels come out from that task, I will put my hand on it, and keep it safe. And a change shall take place so that the dry ground may not remain empty. - The Book of Jasher 23:1-2 (R.H. Charles) 1. At that time the word of the Lord came to Abraham , and he said unto him, Abraham, and he said, Here I am. 2. And he said to him, Take now thy son, thine only son whom thou lovest, even Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which shall be shown to thee, for there wilt thou see a cloud and the glory of the Lord. - The Book of Jasher 55:2-4 (R.H. Charles) 2. Behold the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Go down to Egypt with all thy household and remain there, fear not to go down to Egypt for I will there make thee a great nation. 3. And Jacob said within himself, I will go and see my son whether the fear of his God is yet in his heart amidst all the inhabitants of Egypt. 4. And the Lord said unto Jacob, Fear not about Joseph, for he still retaineth his integrityto serve me, as will seem good in thy sight, and Jacob rejoiced exceedingly concerning his son. - The Book of Jasher 71:16 (R.H. Charles) 16. In those days the hand of Pharaoh continued to be severe against the children of Israel, and he crushed and oppressed them until the time when God sent forth his word and took notice of them . - The First Book of Adam and Eve 1:9 9 And God commanded him to live there in a cave in a rock −− the Cave of Treasures below the garden, the Garden God sends His Word to encourage them . - The First Book of Adam and Eve 2:5 5 Therefore God had pity on them; and when He saw them fallen before the gate of the garden, He sent His Word to our father, Adam and Eve , and raised them from their fallen state. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 3:1-6 1 God said to Adam, "I have ordained on this earth days and years, and you and your descendants shall live and walk in them, until the days and years are fulfilled; when I shall send the Word that created you , and against which you have transgressed, the Word that made you come out of the garden , and that raised you when you were fallen. 2 Yes, the Word that will again save you when the five and a half days are fulfilled ." 3 But when Adam heard these words from God, and of the great five and a half days, he did not understand the meaning of them. 4 For Adam was thinking there would be only five and a half days for him until the end of the world. 5 And Adam cried, and prayed to God to explain it to him. 6 Then God in his mercy for Adam who was made after His own image and likeness, explained to him, that these were 5,000 and 500 years; and how One would then come and save him and his descendants. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 3:15-17 15 And the Word of the Lord came to Adam and Eve, and raised them up. 16 And the Lord said to Adam, "I told you that at the end of the five and a half days, I will send my Word and save you . 17 Strengthen your heart, therefore, and stay in the Cave of Treasures, of which I have before spoken to you." - The First Book of Adam and Eve 4:1-4 1 But God looked at them; for they had killed themselves through great grief. 2 But He decided to raise them and comfort them. 3 He, therefore, sent His Word to them ; that they should stand and be raised immediately. 4 And the Lord said to Adam and Eve, "You transgressed of your own free will, until you came out of the garden in which I had placed you. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 10:3-6 3 Then God sent His Word to Adam and Eve , who raised them from their death. 4 And Adam said, after he was raised, "O God, while we were in the garden we did not require, or care for this water; but since we came to this land we cannot do without it." 5 Then God said to Adam, "While you were under My command and were a bright angel, you knew not this water. 6 But now that you have transgressed My commandment, you can not do without water, wherein to wash your body and make it grow; for it is now like that of beasts, and is in want of water." - The First Book of Adam and Eve 18:6-9 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. 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." 8 Then the serpent was struck mute, and was no longer able to speak. 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. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 21:8-9 8 But the merciful God, who looks over His creatures, looked at Adam and Eve as they lay dead, and He sent His Word to them , and raised them. 9 And said to Adam, "O Adam, all this misery which you have brought on yourself, will have no affect against My rule, neither will it alter the covenant of the 5,500 years." - The First Book of Adam and Eve 24:4-7 4 Then came the Word of God to Adam , and said to him, "O Adam, as you have shed your blood, so will I shed My own blood when I become flesh of your descendants; and as you died, O Adam, so also will I die. And as you built an altar, so also will I make for you an altar of the earth; and as you offered your blood on it, so also will I offer My blood on an altar on the earth. 5 And as you sued for forgiveness through that blood, so also will I make My blood forgiveness of sins, and erase transgressions in it. 6 And now, behold, I have accepted your offering, O Adam, but the days of the covenant in which I have bound you are not fulfilled. When they are fulfilled, then will I bring you back into the garden. 7 Now, therefore, strengthen your heart; and when sorrow comes over you, make Me an offering, and I willbe favorable to you." - The First Book of Adam and Eve 26:2-3 2 Then Adam said to Eve, " When we were on the mountain we were comforted by the Word of God that conversed with us ; and the light that came from the east shown over us. 3 But now the Word of God is hidden from us ; and the light that shown over us is so changed as to disappear, and let darkness and sorrow come over us. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 26:9-12 9 Then came the Word of God to Adam , and said to him, "Adam, as for the sun, if I were to take it and bring it to you, days, hours, years and months would all stop, and the covenant I have made with you, would never be fulfilled. 10 But then you would be deserted and stuck in a perpetual plague, and you would never be saved. 11 Yes, rather, bear long and calm your soul while you live night and day; until the fulfillment of the days, and the time of My covenant is come. 12 Then shall I come and save you, O Adam, for I do not wish that you be afflicted. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 29:4 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." - The First Book of Adam and Eve 33:12-14 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. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 35:1-2 1 Then God looked again at Adam and his crying and groaning, and the Word of God came to him , and said to him: −− 2 "O Adam, when you were in My garden, you knew neither eating nor drinking; neither faintness nor suffering; neither leanness of flesh, nor change; neither did sleep depart from thine eyes. But since you transgressed, and came into this strange land, all these trials are come over you." - The First Book of Adam and Eve 37:1-7 1 Then God commanded the cherub, who kept the gate of the garden with a sword of fire in his hand, to take some of the fruit of the fig−tree, and to give it to Adam. 2 The cherub obeyed the command of the Lord God, and went into the garden and brought two figs on two twigs, each fig hanging to its leaf; they were from two of the trees among which Adam and Eve hid themselves when God went to walk in the garden, and the Word of God came to Adam and Eve and said to them , "Adam, Adam, where are you?" 3 And Adam answered, "O God, here I am. When I heard the sound of You and Your voice, I hid myself, because I am naked." 4 Then the cherub took two figs and brought them to Adam and Eve. But he threw them to them from a distance; for they might not come near the cherub by reason of their flesh, that could not come near the fire. 5 At first, angels trembled at the presence of Adam and were afraid of him. But now Adam trembled before the angels and was afraid of them. 6 Then Adam came closer and took one fig, and Eve also came in turn and took the other. 7 And as they took them up in their hands, they looked at them, and knew they were from the trees among which they had hidden themselves. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 38:1-2 1 After these things the Word of God came to Adam , and said to him: −− 2 "O Adam, as to the fruit on the Tree of Life that you have asked for, I will not give it to you now, but only when the 5500 years are fulfilled. At that time I will give you fruit from the Tree of Life, and you will eat, and live forever, you, and Eve, and your righteous descendants. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 44:2-5 2 And Satan kept on bringing trees and throwing them into the fire, until the flames of the fire 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 the angel tolerated him, without saying one bad word, until the Word of God came who said to Satan , "Go away from here; once before you deceived My servants, and this time you seek to destroy them. 5 Were it not for My mercy I would have destroyed you and your hosts from off the earth. But I have had patience with you, until the end of the world." - The First Book of Adam and Eve 45:1-12 1 Then Adam rose and prayed to God, saying, "See, this fire has separated us from the cave in which You have commanded us to live; 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 you were under My control, all creatures yielded to you; but after you have transgressed My commandment, they all rise over you." 5 God said again to him, "See, O Adam, how Satan has exalted you! He has deprived you of the Godhead, and of an exalted state like Me, and has not kept his word to you; but has, after all, become your enemy. He is the one who made this fire in which he meant to burn you and Eve. 6 Why, O Adam, has he not kept his agreement with you, not even one day; but has deprived you of the glory that was on you −− when you yielded to his command? 7 Do you think, Adam, that he loved you when he made this agreement with you? Or that he loved you and wished to raise you on high? 8 But no, Adam, he did not do all that out of love to you; but he wished to make you 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 also said to Adam, "See this fire kindled by Satan around your cave; see this wonder that surrounds you; and know that it will encompass about both you and your descendants, when you obey his command; that he will plague you with fire; and that you will go down into hell after you are dead. 10 Then you will see the burning of his fire, that will be burning around you and likewise your descendants. You will not be delivered from it until My coming; just like you cannot go into your cave right now because of the great fire around it; not until My Word comes and makes a way for you on the day My covenant is fulfilled . 11 There is no way for you at present to come from this life to rest, not until My Word comes, who is My Word . Then He will make a way for you, and you shall have rest." Then God called with His Word to the fire that burned around the cave , that it split itself in half, 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 49:1-11 1 Then the Word of God came and said : −− 2 "O Adam, who counselled you, when you came out of the cave, to come to this place?" 3 And Adam said to God, "O Lord, we came to this place because of the heat of the fire, that came over us inside the cave." 4 Then the Lord God said to Adam, "O Adam, you dread the heat of fire for one night, but how will it be when you live in hell? 5 Yet, O Adam, don't be afraid, and don't believe that I have placed this dome of rock over you to plague you with it. 6 It came from Satan, who had promised you the Godhead and majesty. It is he who threw down this rock to kill you under it, and Eve with you, and thus to prevent you from living on the earth. 7 But, in mercy for you, just as that rock was falling down on you, I commanded it to form an dome over you; and the rock under you to lower itself. 8 And this sign, O Adam, will happen to Me at My coming on earth: Satan will raise the people of the Jews to put Me to death; and they will lay Me in a rock, and seal a large stone over Me, and I shall remain within that rock three days and three nights. 9 But on the third day I shall rise again, and it shall be salvation to you, O Adam, and to your descendants, to believe in Me. But, O Adam, I will not bring you from under this rock until three days and three nights have passed." 10 And God withdrew His Word from Adam . 11 But Adam and Eve lived under the rock three days and three nights, as God had told them. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 51:2-11 2 But as they were going on their way, and before they got there, 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, so that Adam and Eve would 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 got closer to 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, 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 obeying 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. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 55:7 7 Then the angels said to Adam, " You obeyed Satan, and ignored the Word of God who created you ; and you believed that Satan would fulfil all he had promised you. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 68:22 22 After this, came the Word of God to Adam, and said , "O Adam, you have determined beforehand the days in which sufferings shall come over Me, when I am made flesh; for they are the fourth Wednesday, and the preparation day Friday. - The First Book of Adam and Eve 79:15-17 15 And so the earth mocked Cain, until the Word of God, came to him concerning his brother . 16 Then was God angry, and much displeased at Abel's death; and He thundered from heaven, and lightnings went before Him, and the Word of the Lord God came from heaven to Cain , and said to him, "Where is Abel your brother?" 17 Then Cain answered with a proud heart and a gruff voice, "How, O God? Am I my brother's keeper? - The Second Book of Adam and Eve 3:15 15 Then God sent His Word unto Adam , saying, "0 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 if 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. - The Second Book of Adam and Eve 4:8-14 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, whom he found in the way, longing to hear his voice; for he had tarried a while. - The Second Book of Adam and Eve 8:17-20 17 He then turned to his son Seth, and to Eve his wife, and ,said to them, "Preserve this gold, this incense, and this myrrh, that God has given us for a sign; for in days that are coming, a flood will overwhelm the whole creation. But those who shall go into the ark shall take with them the gold, the incense, and the myrrh, together with my body; and will lay the gold, the incense, and the myrrh, with my body in the midst of the earth. 18 "Then, after a long time, the city in which the gold, the incense, and the myrrh are found with my body, shall be plundered. But when it is spoiled, the gold the incense, and the myrrh shall be taken care of with the spoil that is kept; and naught of them shall perish, until the Word of God, made man shall come ; when kings shall take them, and shall offer to Him, gold in token of His being King; incense, in token of His being God of heaven and earth; and myrrh, in token of His passion. 19 "Gold also, as a token of His overcoming Satan, and all our foes; incense as a token that He will rise from the dead, and be exalted above things in heaven and things in the earth; and myrrh, in token that He will drink bitter gall; and feel the pains of hell from Satan. 20 "And now, 0 Seth, my son, behold I have revealed unto thee hidden mysteries, which God had revealed unto me. Keep my commandment, for thyself, and for thy people." - The Second Book of Adam and Eve 20:35-38 35 Then God sent His Word to Jared , saying, "These thy children, whom thou didst call 'My children,' - behold they have transgressed My commandment, and have gone down to the abode of perdition, and of sin. Send a messenger to those that are left, that they may not go down, and be lost." 36 Then Jared wept before the Lord, and asked of Him mercy and forgiveness. But he wished that his soul might depart from his body, rather than hear these words from God about the going down of his children from the Holy Mountain. 37 But he followed God's order, and preached unto them not to go down from that holy mountain, and not to hold intercourse with the children of Cain. 38 But they heeded not his message, and would not obey his counsel. - The Second Book of Adam and Eve 21:8 8 "And unto him of you who shall be left, 0 my sons, shall the Word of God come , and when he goes out of this land he shall take with him the body of our father Adam, and shall lay it in the middle of the earth, the place in which salvation shall be wrought."