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12 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out ain labor and in pain to give birth.
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, ba great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 cHis tail drew a third dof the stars of heaven eand threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood fbefore the woman who was ready to give birth, gto devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child hwho was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was icaught up to God and His throne. 6 Then jthe woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there kone thousand two hundred and sixty days.
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