The Lord God said to the serpent,
"Because you have done this,
cursed are you
above all livestock
and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go,
and dust you shall eat
all the days of your life.
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel." (Gen 3:14-15, ESV)
1. The Serpent was judged for his deceitful temptation. Because he speaks, is the Serpent an animal or a person? Personification is giving a non-human
object the characteristic of a human being. Take your time to carefully observe the Serpent.
2. Number each consequence of God's judgment of the serpent. To help you in your study, circle the words "cursed" and "enmity" so that you can focus
on understanding their definition. How would you go about searching for their meaning? What do God's judgment of the serpent mean?