Revelation of John 12
The Woman and the Dragon1And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman aclothed with bthe sun, with cthe moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2She was pregnant and dwas crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great ered dragon, fwith seven heads and gten horns, and on his heads hseven diadems. 4His tail swept down ia third of the stars of heaven and jcast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child khe might devour it. 5She gave birth to a male child, lone who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was mcaught up to God and to his throne, 6and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for n1,260 days.
Satan Thrown Down to Earth7Now war arose in heaven, oMichael and phis angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9And qthe great dragon was thrown down, rthat ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, sthe deceiver of the whole world— the was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now uthe salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers ▼
▼Or brothers and sistershas been thrown down, wwho accuses them day and night before our God. 11And xthey have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for ythey loved not their lives zeven unto death. 12Therefore, aarejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But abwoe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because ache knows that his time is short!”
13And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued adthe woman who had given birth to the male child. 14But the woman was given the two aewings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent afinto the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished agfor a time, and times, and half a time. 15The serpent poured water ahlike a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. 16But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. 17Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off aito make war on the rest of ajher offspring, akon those who keep the commandments of God and hold to althe testimony of Jesus. And he stood ▼
▼Some manuscripts And I stood, connecting the sentence with 13:1on the sand of the sea.
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