“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.
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike* your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
“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.* ”
“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.
though you will eat of its grains.
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.”