Revelation of John 12

And a great wonder was seen in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a coronet of twelve stars. And, being with child, she cried, and travailed, and had the pangs of bringing forth. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and lo, a great fiery dragon, which had seven heads and ten horns, and upon his head seven diadems. And his tail drew along the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them on the earth. And the dragon was standing before the woman, who was about to bring forth, so that, when she should bring forth, he might devour her child. And she brought forth a male child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place which was prepared for her by God; so that they might nourish her there a thousand and two hundred and sixty days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought, and prevailed not; nor was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent, who is called the Deceiver, and Satan, who seduceth all the inhabited world: he was cast upon the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a great voice in heaven, which said: Now is there deliverance, and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the dominion of his Messiah: because the Accuser of our brethren is cast out, who accused them day and night before our God. 11 And they overcame him, because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony: and they loved not their life, even to death. 12 Therefore, be joyful, O heaven, and ye that dwell there. Woe to the earth, and to the sea; for the Deceiver hath come down to you, being in great wrath since he knoweth that his time is short. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast out upon the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the male child. 14 And to the woman were given the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, to her place; where she is nourished a time and times and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent ejected from his mouth waters like a river, after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman: and the earth opened its mouth, and drank up the flood which the serpent ejected from his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged against the woman; and he went to make war upon the residue of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus. [ (Revelation of John 12:18) And he stood on the sand of the sea. ]
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