What Was the Serpent’s Curse in the Garden?

Like most Christians, when I was a child, I imagined that the Serpent in the Garden was a literal snake that once had four legs but was then cursed to slither on its stomach for the rest of its life. After much research, we found that that wasn’t quite Biblical. In our video, The Beast of the Field, we explained that the Serpent in the Garden of Eden was actually a dragon. Not only that, but it was actually Satan himself. So, if the Serpent wasn’t a snake that lost its legs, what was Satan’s curse for tempting the woman with the Forbidden Fruit? Join ArieRashelle in our video, What Was the Serpent’s Curse in the Garden?, as she searches through Scripture to find the answer.

Genesis 3:14-15
Job 1:6
Jude 8-9
Revelation 12:17
Leviticus 11:42
John 8:44
Matthew 25:41
Isaiah 65:25
Micah 7:16-17
Psalm 72:9
Isaiah 49:23
Job 2:3-6
Proverbs 18:10
Colossians 2:13-15
Revelation 12:11

Satan’s Curse

14 The Lord God said to the serpent [Satan], “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. 15 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.”

Genesis 3:14-15

How to Satan

11 And they have conquered him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 

Revelation 12:11

1 I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

Psalms 18:1-3


Satan’s curse in the Garden of Eden was that he would have enmity between him and all of mankind above any animal or beasts of the field. He would also always go on his belly because his ways would always be detestable. And finally, he would eat the dust of the earth all of his days, because he would always be humbled by the Children of God because Christ finished it all on the cross.

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