• How well it suits all men,
    on the subject of chaos,
    to say that it is a kind of darkness!

    But in fact it comes from a shadow,
    which has been called by the name

    And the shadow comes
    from a product that has existed
    since the beginning.

    It is, moreover, clear
    that it existed before chaos
    came into being

    I am in the process of becoming

    The Nag Hammadi Library
    On the Origin of the World
    ("The Untitled Text")
    Translated by Hans-Gebhard Bethge and Bentley Layton