Revelation of John 12

The Woman and the Dragon

1And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman a  clothed with b  the sun, with c  the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2She was pregnant and d  was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great e  red dragon f  with seven heads and g  ten horns, and on his heads h  seven diadems. 4His tail swept down i  a third of the stars of heaven and j  cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child k  he might devour it. 5She gave birth to a male child, l  one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was m  caught 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 n  1,260 days.

Satan Thrown Down to Earth

7Now war arose in heaven o  Michael and p  his 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 q  the great dragon was thrown down r  that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan s  the deceiver of the whole worldt  he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now u  the 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 sisters
has been thrown down w  who accuses them day and night before our God.
11And x  they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for y  they loved not their lives z  even unto death. 12Therefore aa  rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But ab  woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because ac  he knows that his time is short!”

13And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued ad  the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14But the woman was given the two ae  wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent af  into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished ag  for a time, and times, and half a time. 15The serpent poured water ah  like 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 ai  to make war on the rest of aj  her offspring ak  on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to al  the testimony of Jesus. And he stood
Some manuscripts  And I stood, connecting the sentence with 13:1
on the sand of the sea.

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