13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me,(A) and I ate.”

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

“Cursed(B) are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust(C)
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[a](D) and hers;(E)
he will crush[b] your head,(F)
    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.(G)
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.(H)

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Footnotes

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