1And Adam said to Eve, You cannot do as much as I can, so do only as much as you have strength for. I will spend forty days fasting. As for you, get up and go to the River Tigris and take a stone and stand on it in the water up to your neck in the deep part of the river. And let no words pass your lips, 1 Lit. ‘And speech shall not go out of your mouth.’ since we are unworthy to entreat the Lord, for our lips are unclean because of the unlawful and forbidden tree. 2And stand in the water of the river for thirty-seven days. I will spend my forty days in the water of Jordan. Perhaps the Lord God will take pity on us.
1 Lit. ‘And speech shall not go out of your mouth.’