14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent,

(A)Because you have done this,
Cursed are you more than all the livestock,
And more than any animal of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And (B)dust you shall eat
All the days of your life;
15 And I will [a](C)make enemies
Of you and the woman,
And of your [b]offspring and her [c]Descendant;
(D)He shall [d]bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise Him on the heel.”

16 To the woman He said,

“I will greatly multiply
Your pain [e]in childbirth,
In pain you shall (E)deliver children;
Yet your desire will be for your husband,
And (F)he shall rule over you.”

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  1. Genesis 3:15 Lit put enmity between you
  2. Genesis 3:15 Lit seed
  3. Genesis 3:15 Lit Seed; i.e., a prophetic reference to Christ
  4. Genesis 3:15 Or crush
  5. Genesis 3:16 Lit and your pregnancy

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