Is it God’s will for men to rule over women? Lots of men sure think so, and one verse that has been used to defend this idea is Genesis 3:16 where God tells Eve that her desire shall be for her husband, but he shall rule over her.
So is this verse describing God’s ordained order for the marriage relationship? Is God commanding women to let men rule them? That is what we are looking at in today’s episode of the One Verse Podcast.
The Text of Genesis 3:16
To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.”
In this discussion of Genesis 3:16b we look at:
- Does God instruct men to rule women?
- What does it mean for women to desire men?
- What does it mean for men to rule over women?
- Why does God say this to Eve?
Downloadable Podcast Resources
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