12 A great sign* appeared in heaven:y a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.z 2 She was pregnant and cried out in labor and agony as she was about to give birth.aa 3 Then another signK appeared in heaven: There was a great fiery red dragonab having seven heads and ten horns,ac and on its heads were seven crowns.L 4 Its tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth.ad And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth it might devour her child.ae 5 She gave birth to a Son, a male who is going to ruleM all nations with an iron rod.af Her child was caught up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God,ag to be nourished thereN for 1,260 days.ah
7 Then war broke out in heaven: Michaelai and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels also fought, 8 but he could not prevail,aj and there was no place for them in heaven any longer.ak 9 So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent,al who is called the devil and Satan,am the one who deceives the whole world.a He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.b 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say,
The salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Christ
have now come,c
because the accuserd of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them
before our God day and night,
has been thrown down.
by the blood of the Lambe
and by the word of their testimony;f
for they did not love their lives
to the point of death.g
and you who dwell in them!h
Woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has come down to you
with great fury,
because he knows his time is short.
13 When the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he persecutedA the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given two wings of a great eagle,i so that she could fly from the serpent’s presence to her place in the wilderness, where she was nourished for a time, times, and half a time.j 15 From his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river flowing after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth. 17 So the dragon was furious with the woman and went off to wage wark against the rest of her offspringB,l—those who keep the commands of Godm and hold firmly to the testimony about Jesus.n
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