Genesis 3:15

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And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Genesis 3:15

And I will put enmitie betweene thee and the woman, and betweene thy seed and her seed: it shal bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heele.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there will be war between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed: by him will your head be crushed and by you his foot will be wounded.
- Basic English Bible

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall crush thy head, and thou shalt crush his heel.
- Darby Bible

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
- Webster's Bible

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel."
- World English Bible

and enmity I put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he doth bruise thee -- the head, and thou dost bruise him -- the heel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise their heel.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:15

3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman - The inferior creatures being made for man, it was a curse upon any of them to be turned against man, and man against them. And this is part of the serpent's curse. A perpetual reproach is fastened upon him. Under the cover of the serpent he is here sentenced to be, (1.) Degraded and accursed of God. It is supposed, pride was the sin that turned angels into devils, which is here justly punished by a great variety of mortifications couched under the mean circumstances of a serpent, crawling on his belly, and licking the dust. (2.) Detested and abhorred of all mankind: even those that are really seduced into his interest, yet profess a hatred of him. (3.) Destroyed and ruined at last by the great Redeemer, signified by the bruising of his head; his subtle politics shall be all baffled, his usurped power entirely crushed. A perpetual quarrel is here commenced between the kingdom of God, and the kingdom of the devil among men; war proclaimed between the seed of the woman, and the seed of the serpent, #Rev 12:7|. It is the fruit of this enmity, (1.) That there is a continual conflict between God's people and him. Heaven and hell can never be reconciled, no more can Satan and a sanctified soul. (2.) That there is likewise a continual struggle between the wicked and the good. And all the malice of persecutors against the people of God is the fruit of this enmity, which will continue while there is a godly man on this side heaven, and a wicked man on this side hell. A gracious promise is here made of Christ as the deliverer of fallen man from the power of Satan. By faith in this promise, our first parents, and the patriarchs before the flood, were justified and saved; and to this promise, and the benefit of it, instantly serving God day and night they hoped to come. Notice is here given them of three things concerning Christ. (1.) His incarnation, that he should be the seed of the woman. (2.) His sufferings and death, pointed at in Satan's bruising his heel, that is, his human nature. (3.) His victory over Satan thereby. Satan had now trampled upon the woman, and insulted over her; but the seed of the woman should be raised up in the fulness of time to avenge her quarrel, and to trample upon him, to spoil him, to lead him captive, and to triumph over him, #Col 2:15|.


Comments for Genesis 3:15

Kimberly Adams's comment on 2015-05-27 02:46:41:

Genesis 3:15 "And I will put enmity animosity between you and the woman presents the Lord speaking to Satan, who had used the serpent in effect, the Lord is saying to Satan, "You used the woman to bring down the human race, and I will use the woman as an instrument to bring the Redeemer into the world, Who will save the human race " , and between your seed mankind which follows Satan and her Seed the Lord Jesus Christ it Christ shall bruise your head the Victory that Jesus won at the Cross Col 2:14-15 , and you shall bruise His Heel the sufferings of the Cross .


Tyler's comment on 2015-02-15 23:05:08:

I find this the hardest verse to comprehend. Although it still intrigued me the most. I don 't want to question our creators words. So, God bless you all.


Micheal Rossi's comment on 2015-01-27 15:01:24:

On 1 27 15 Howdy, I think of those are God "s created Gen.1:1 and John 1:1 before that beginning on Genesis 3:15 and also after that don 't be a shame the gospel on Roman 1:16 . Let God 's the peace the world depend on him . Thankful the Lord God of Jehsua Jehovah . Amen in Jehsua Christ our savior .


Andrew's comment on 2014-07-23 08:30:24:

It is clear that Satan originally was able to deceive Eve through her trust of him, she used the words he beguiled me . Never having attended any school as we know it she well articulated the devious act. Which continues until this day St. John 8 44 While eating forbidden fruit did change the course of human history, it is clear that it alone did not have the power to bring about enmity between her and the serpent. So God did it himself, which is why we continually teach believers that Satan is your natural enemy and can never be anything less. God has opened her eyes to his true identity by revealing his rebellious demonic destructive nature .As well as his offspring by showing his desire is theirs which is to be man 's natural adversary which makes him Anti Christ.So it too is clear that there are others demons, devils, evil spirits that possess his same diabolical nature. So whether in music, art forms, mystical teachings,witchcraft, or what appears to be harmless cartoon characters. What you see is simply his seed playing tricks and doing all possible to bring about as much destruction as possible. But Thanks be to God the fath through Jesus Christ We win!


Dori O\'Neil's comment on 2014-05-07 14:47:46:

Wonder about Cain Abel 's parents also. Pure blood line?


K S REDDY's comment on 2014-01-28 01:52:09:

Enemity between the creatures is first introduced by God.


Richard's comment on 2013-11-22 12:17:33:

Giants in aremeck text known as geber .. the offspring of a heavenly host or that that is supernatural.. don't forget when text might be the same as the other text will give you up better definition of that word hence why everything you see everybody thinks its napheliam pertaining to the Son of God and Giants in Genesis No..


Richard's comment on 2013-11-22 11:49:59:

if you need help with the word get an English dictionary and a full concordance that has every word in the Bible and goes back to the Greek and arimec text everything will open up to you everybody will be on the same page get that seal of God in your forehead witness for God and give testimony of jesus..


Richard's comment on 2013-11-22 11:34:51:

the word cursed in the Hebrew language from the ancient text means to do away with something or someone that no longer serves the purpose for God.. that is why the ground no longer produce for God's purpose for Adam and throwing out that part of Lucifer the deceitfulness part of him out of heaven and giving him what he wants to be like Christ and the beginning of let's say his part of matching that of the Holy Spirit.. the beginnings of his downfall and being cast out of heaven completely ending in the lake of fire..


Richard's comment on 2013-11-22 10:05:06:

Kimberly statement makes no sense and is not support the Book of Jude as witness the Angels ate like men or substance like men the four times the sons of God are mentioned in the Old Testament the Nephilim the Fallen Angels are the sons of God in Genesis the Giants are their offspring Adam and Eve did have a orgy with Lucifer and that's why the loss of the house so not murder did not come in till after the flood and that blood line was completely wiped out


Richard's comment on 2013-11-22 09:56:42:

I will put enmity between thy seed and thy woman because the woman is what gives the rest of God children the 2/3 that didn't rebel fill that enmity that 1/3 children at that time had in there heart to murder us and takes Gods throne reason for flesh age the chance for them to turn back to christ and all to know this will not happen agan only instant death whaty a loving father..


Rev Mike's comment on 2013-11-22 06:27:39:

The emnity was placed between Woman and Evil to protect her from evil. To understand why you must remember Noah was 7 generations from Eve and his Sons were one more generation after that.His son "Shem's line" produced the linage of both Joseph and Mary even though Jesus father was God in Heaven.So to protect that line Emnity had to be placed to protect the "Human Form" God Jesus'line for the future. That is only one way to look at it but is true because the great flood killed all the wicked people up to that point but Noah and his family were the only living relatives of Adam and Eve. because they were spaired to produce the house of David in the future which led to Christ the man...It's the original story of "Good v Evil"


Richard's comment on 2013-11-21 22:14:40:

To have the desier to murder ones brother is the reason.. a fill of such evil to that you want him gone buy a pre metatated thought to do so Cain new what he was going to do and the lord said sin is at your door and wants you and turn away..


Steve's comment on 2013-10-27 15:16:25:

Kimbers comment makes sense, women have no seed, but God created it in women. Jesus Christ was the second Adam because God had to start over when the first Adam blew it! Eve was deceive Adam had his eyes wide open.


Shirley Gadson's comment on 2013-09-13 14:17:07:

Why is it that no one really addresses the first part of this verse "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman" What does this mean. You keep answering the latter part of this verse. Please stick to answering just the first part only please, please


David's comment on 2013-07-05 11:58:15:

I see the bible verse, but where is the scientific part where both man and women possess the seed of life discovered in the 17th century?


End Time Bride's comment on 2013-05-23 13:36:28:

The serpent had a seed..Cain. Follow the lineage of Cain and u will see it coming to head in the end time as the anti-christ. Why did JESUS SAY TO THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES "U ARE OF YR FATHER THE DEVIL?


Eugene Pitts's comment on 2013-04-17 18:33:34:

I truly do not understand how Genesis 3:15 prophecises the coming of Christ. It seems to me like its a continuation of punishment of man and woman.


Gary El's comment on 2013-02-18 11:02:47:

What was the serpent? Was it one of the animals that Adam named?


ELDER ROSS's comment on 2012-08-15 01:09:14:



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