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12 And a great sign+ was seen in heaven, a woman+ arrayed with the sun, and the moon was beneath her feet, and on her head was a crown of twelve stars, 2 and she was pregnant. And she cries out in her pains+ and in her agony to give birth. 3 And another sign was seen in heaven, and, look! a great fiery-colored dragon,+ with seven heads and ten horns and upon its heads seven diadems; 4 and its tail+ drags a third of the stars+ of heaven, and it hurled them down to the earth.+ And the dragon* kept standing before the woman+ who was about to give birth,+ that, when she did give birth, it might devour+ her child. 5 And she gave birth to a son,+ a male, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod.+ And her child was caught away to God and to his throne.+ 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness,+ where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed+ her there a thousand two hundred and sixty days.+ 7 And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha·el*+ and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon+ was hurled, the original serpent,+ the one called Devil+ and Satan,+ who is misleading the entire inhabited earth;*+ he was hurled down to the earth,+ and his angels were hurled down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation*+ and the power*+ and the kingdom of our God+ and the authority* of his Christ,+ because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God!+ 11 And they conquered him+ because of the blood of the Lamb+ and because of the word of their witnessing,+ and they did not love their souls*+ even in the face of death.* 12 On this account be glad, YOU heavens and YOU who reside in them!+ Woe+ for the earth and for the sea,+ because the Devil has come down to YOU, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”+ 13 Now when the dragon saw that it was hurled down to the earth,+ it persecuted the woman+ that gave birth to the male child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle+ were given the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness+ to her place; there is where she is fed+ for a time and times and half a time*+ away from the face of the serpent.+ 15 And the serpent disgorged water+ like a river from its mouth after the woman, to cause her to be drowned by the river.+ 16 But the earth came to the woman’s help,+ and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon disgorged from its mouth. 17 And the dragon grew wrathful at the woman,+ and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness*+ to Jesus.
^ Gr., draʹkon; Lat., draʹco.
^ Meaning “Who Is Like God?” Gr., Mi·kha·elʹ.
^ Lit., “the inhabited.” Gr., oi·kou·meʹnen, fem. sing., referring to the earth.
^ Or, “victory.”
^ “Power.” Gr., dyʹna·mis; Lat., virʹtus; J17(Heb.), weʽuz·zohʹ, “and his strength.”
^ “Authority.” Gr., e·xou·siʹa; Lat., po·teʹstas; J17,
18, 22(Heb.), u·mem·sheʹleth, “and the authority of.”
^ Or, “their lives.” Lit., “their soul.”
^ Or, “even despite the danger of death.” Lit., “until death.”
^ Or, “for an appointed time and appointed times and half an appointed time.” Gr., kai·ronʹ kai kai·rousʹ kai heʹmi·sy kai·rouʹ. Compare Da 4:16 ftn; Da 12:7 ftn, “Half.”
^ “Work of bearing witness.” Gr., mar·ty·riʹan; Lat., te·sti·moʹni·um.