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Gen. 3:16

To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, in pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
-Genesis 3:16 (NASB)

This is a difficult passage, to be sure. I would encourage you to research various interpretations from reputable online sources such as Biblegateway.com.

I’ve always thought of “Desire for your husband” as having one or both of two meanings: 1. Romantic in nature – a desire for attention, affection, and love. 2. Desire for power or control. This makes sense considering the phrase that follows, “he will rule over you”.

So perhaps Eve will attempt to control Adam so as to get the romantic attention she desires, but be frustrated by failure? Just an educated guess.

I should also warn you that gender authority in Scripture is a difficult and controversial topic in the Church today. It is also considered by many to be a “nonessential belief”, meaning more basic issues such as the nature of salvation take precedence whenever these nonessentials become obstacles.

There’s a little food for thought. 😉


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