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 for 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

Bible Commentary for Genesis 3:15

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 on Genesis 3:15
    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 .
  • Micheal Rossi on Genesis 3:15
    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 .
  • Dori O'Neil on Genesis 3:15
    Wonder about Cain Abel 's parents also. Pure blood line?
  • K S REDDY on Genesis 3:15
    Enemity between the creatures is first introduced by God.
  • Richard on Genesis 3:15
    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..
  • Rev Mike on Genesis 3:15
    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 on Genesis 3:15
    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 on Genesis 3:15
    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 on Genesis 3:15
    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 on Genesis 3:15
    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?


 

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