I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
- Douay Rheims Bible
Other translations of this passage indicate something like this: woman strikes at head of serpent, serpent strikes at the heel. I think at first approach it's a very dualist in approach to the battle of Mary and the accuser.
However when looking at the good Douay Rheims Bible more meaning is revealed to me... It's not that the serpent will strike Our Lady's heel (he shall try of course), rather he waits to be crushed.
In layman's terms, god said, "serpent, you're going to stay right there and wait for your better to slay you." It's certainly consistent with Revelations - the beast being chained...
I'm not detracting from the massive truth gleamed from this passage, rather explaining the victory already present in the battle - from the beginning of time.
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