14 ¶ Then the Lord God said to the serpent, [a]Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field: upon thy belly shalt thou go, and [b]dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 I will also put enmity between [c]thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed. He shall break thine [d]head, and thou shalt [e]bruise his heel.
16 ¶ Unto the woman he said, I will greatly increase thy [f]sorrows, and thy conceptions. In sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thy desire shall be subject to thine husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Genesis 3:14He asked the reason of Adam and his wife, because he would bring them to repentance, but he asketh not the serpent, because he would show him no mercy.
Genesis 3:15Satan shall sting Christ and his members, but not overcome them.
Genesis 3:16The Lord comforteth Adam by the promise of the blessed seed, and also punisheth the body for the sin which the soul should have been punished for; that the spirit having conceived hope of forgiveness, might live by faith.
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