Crushing the Serpent

Genesis 3:14–15

Works of art by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Vecchietta, and Sébastien Bourdon
Commentaries by Antonio Mazzotta

Genesis 3:14–15

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

14The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

cursed are you above all cattle,

and above all wild animals;

upon your belly you shall go,

and dust you shall eat

all the days of your life.

15I 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.”