14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed(A) are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust(B)
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[a](C) and hers;(D)
he will crush[b] your head,(E)
    and you will strike his heel.”

16 To the woman he said,

“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to children.(F)
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.(G)

17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’(H)

“Cursed(I) is the ground(J) because of you;
    through painful toil(K) you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life.(L)
18 It will produce thorns and thistles(M) for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.(N)
19 By the sweat of your brow(O)
    you will eat your food(P)
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.”(Q)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 3:15 Or seed
  2. Genesis 3:15 Or strike

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