Genesis 3:14-24 NLT

14 Then the God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live.
15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strikea your head, and you will strike his heel.”

References for Genesis 3:15

    • j 3:15 - Or bruise; also in 3:15b .
      16 Then he said to the woman, “I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.b

      References for Genesis 3:16

        • k 3:16 - Or And though you will have desire for your husband, / he will rule over you.
          17 And to the man he said, “Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it.
          18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains.
          19 By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.”
          20 Then the man—Adam—named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live.c

          References for Genesis 3:20

            • l 3:20 - Eve sounds like a Hebrew term that means “to give life.”
              21 And the God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.
              22 Then the God said, “Look, the human beingsd have become like us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from the tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!”

              References for Genesis 3:22

                • m 3:22 - Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.
                  23 So the God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made.
                  24 After sending them out, the God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden. And he placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.