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The Curse on Adam had four main aspects: (1) sorrow, because of the futility of endless struggle against a hostile environment; (2) pain, signified by the thorns; (3) sweat, or tears, the "strong crying" (Hebrews 5:7) occasioned by the labor necessary to maintain life and hope; and (4) eventual physical death in spite of all his efforts, returning back to the dust. But Christ, as the second Adam, has borne the Curse for us (Galatians 3:13): as the "man of sorrows" (Isaiah 53:3), wearing the thorns and suffering the greatest pain (Mark 15:17), accompanied by strong crying (Hebrews 5:7) to sweat drops of blood before being finally brought into the dust of death (Psalm 22:15). Because He so suffered for us, someday God will dwell with men, and "there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain" (Revelation 21:4). Indeed "there shall be no more curse" (Revelation 22:3).
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8