Does God curse animals and people? Genesis 3:14 indicates that God cursed the serpent. But what did the serpent do to deserve being cursed? And what is the whole thing about the serpent crawling on the ground and eating dirt?
And then there is Genesis 3:15 which talks about the serpent striking the heel of the woman’s seed, but the seed crushing the serpent’s head. What is all that about? Is it truly a prophecy about Jesus?
These, another other related questions, will all get considered in this episode of the One Verse Podcast.
The Text of Genesis 3:14-15
So the LORD God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
In this discussion of Genesis 3:14-15 we look at:
- Did God curse the serpent?
- What happened to the serpent?
- What does it mean for him to crawl on his belly and eat dust?
- Is Genesis 3:15 a prophesy about Jesus?
- The Re-Justification of God is on Sale at Amazon
- Walton, Lost World of Adam and Eve
- Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary
- Zevit, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden
- Subscribe and Leave a Review on iTunes
Downloadable Podcast Resources
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