Gen 3:14

3:14 cursed. Cursed, the opposite of blessed (1:22 and note), denotes a breaking of the serpent’s powers.

dust you shall eat all the days. Dust is the symbol of abject humiliation (Ps. 44:25; 72:9), an indignity lasting forever. Satan’s final defeat under the heel of the Messiah (v. 15) is delayed so that God’s program of redemption through the promised Seed of the woman may be accomplished.