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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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|.
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:
from the church of the LORD JESUS CHRIST OF THE APOSTLIC FAITH ( GENESIS 3:15 ) ( EXODUS 20:11 ) FOR IN SIX DAYS THE LORD MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH ,THE SEA , AND ALL THAT IN THEM IS, AND RESTED THE SEVENTH DAY WHEREFORE THE LORD BLESSED THE SABBATH DAY, AND HALLOWED IT. now listen he created sin also the devil seed is sin the woman seed is righteous not EVE but MARRY the mother of JESUS CHRIST
Barry's comment on 2012-08-09 01:44:03:
The one point that I see being missed here is the definition of (enmity) which most go to mans definition of it being used in other cases, but here it means the law and not only the law but it includes all the other definitions with it. If you understand what Christ did at the cross you have to admit that he fulfilled the law and became sin and nailed the law to the cross and by this act he made it possible for sinful man to approach God. Redeeming God to man and alowing man to be redeemed to God by faith in what he accomplished there on the cross.
Kimber's comment on 2012-07-01 05:35:12:
The seed of the woman is Christ because God would create (something made from nothing; something made that never before existed; only GOD can create) perfect seed inside a woman so she could conceive. Calling this seed of the woman brings emphasis that no man can bring about the conception of the Christ. Seed is carried by the male.
Seed of the serpent is anyone spiritually "born" to satan; anyone who commits him/her self fully to satan becomes a "child" of satan. But since satan cannot create life this "seed" is a wedge in the mind of the person who is seed to the end that person is permanently open to devil spirit possession. Thus anyone seduced, instructed, and or lured to follow satan can become seed of the serpent. Cain was the proto-type; the blueprint of what those "born" of the wrong seed would be like.
Also spirit CANNOT mate with matter; satan cannot have children with women. Spirit superceeds the physical world, but since satan cannot create he must then influence that which is already created. The sons of God in genesis are believers (no angel was ever called a son of God; God made man to have children who would love and worship HIM) and the daughters of men are unbelievers. This is the first warning that believers and unbelievers should not be married together and have children; this is being unequally yoked.
Pat's comment on 2012-03-10 19:25:45:
Cain was born then shortly after Abel was born. Was Adam the father of Abel or was Abel also the son of the serpent since they were twins?
Mark's comment on 2011-12-17 15:13:44:
Genesis 3:15. A question I ask and most theologians skip over or refuse to address is who was the seed or offspring of the serpent? If GOD put enmity (great hatred) between the serpentís seed and the womanís seed, then surely GOD would not have put enmity between Adams first born and Eve. Cain had to have been the product of a union between Eve and serpent. See 1 John 3:12.
I believe this was Luciferís first attempt to kill Jesus by polluting the blood line of the first born with satanic DNA. No where is Scripture is Cain or Abel named as a sons of Adam.
Sonny's comment on 2011-11-14 12:13:08:
James 2:19 - Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe and tremble.
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