And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 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.
Genesis 3:14‭-‬15 KJV

Oh! It’s on now!

This is a unique passage in scripture. It’s the only time I’m aware of that the statement “seed (sperm, offspring) of woman” is used. This phrase is exclusively reserved for the male.

It is also the first declaration of war! There are many infamous “bad girls” in the Bible. But do you remember the women, mothers, wifes, sisters etc. who went to war (expressed hostility) on God’s side against the devil? How about those who preserved the life of offspring (like Moses and Jacob) through whom the Messiah would come.

The serpent picked on Eve and succeeded, but it seems the woman wasn’t going to let that war end there.

These words were spoken to the serpent, so God was likely telling him he had miscalculated the weakness of his target, and would one day pay for his mistake.

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