Bible: Revelation 12:7-17

War in Heaven

12:7 Then 1  war broke out in heaven: Michael 2  and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 12:8 But 3  the dragon was not strong enough to prevail, 4  so there was no longer any place left 5  in heaven for him and his angels. 6  12:9 So 7  that huge dragon – the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world – was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him. 12:10 Then 8  I heard a loud voice in heaven saying,

The salvation and the power

and the kingdom of our God,

and the ruling authority 9  of his Christ, 10  have now come,

because the accuser of our brothers and sisters, 11 

the one who accuses them day and night 12  before our God,

has been thrown down.

12:11 But 13  they overcame him

by the blood of the Lamb

and by the word of their testimony,

and they did not love their lives 14  so much that they were afraid to die.

12:12 Therefore you heavens rejoice, and all who reside in them!

But 15  woe to the earth and the sea

because the devil has come down to you!

He 16  is filled with terrible anger,

for he knows that he only has a little time!

12:13 Now 17  when the dragon realized 18  that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 12:14 But 19  the woman was given the two wings of a giant eagle so that she could fly out into the wilderness, 20  to the place God 21  prepared for her, where she is taken care of – away from the presence of the serpent – for a time, times, and half a time. 22  12:15 Then 23  the serpent spouted water like a river out of his mouth after the woman in an attempt to 24  sweep her away by a flood, 12:16 but 25  the earth came to her rescue; 26  the ground opened up 27  and swallowed the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth. 12:17 So 28  the dragon became enraged at the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, 29  those who keep 30  God’s commandments and hold to 31  the testimony about Jesus. 32  And the dragon 33  stood 34  on the sand 35  of the seashore. 36 

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