7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michaelg and his angels fought against the dragon,h and the dragon and his angelsi fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpentj called the devil,k or Satan,l who leads the whole world astray.m He was hurled to the earth,n and his angels with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaveno say:
“Now have come the salvationp and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,q
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed overr him
by the blood of the Lambs
and by the word of their testimony;t
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.u
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavensv
and you who dwell in them!
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
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