Genesis 3:15

“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 Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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|.


Discussion for Genesis 3:15

  • Kimberly Adams for verse 15
    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 .
  • 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 for verse 15
    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 .
  • 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 for verse 15
    Wonder about Cain Abel 's parents also. Pure blood line?
  • K S REDDY for verse 15
    Enemity between the creatures is first introduced by God.

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