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Revelation 12 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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The Woman, Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:1 - A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:2 - and she was with child; and she *cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.

The Red Dragon, Satan

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:3 - Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:4 - And his tail *swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.

The Male Child, Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:5 - And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to [fn]rule all the [fn]nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:6 - Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she *had a place prepared by God, so that there [fn]she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

The Angel, Michael

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:7 - And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:8 - and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:9 - And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole [fn]world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:10 - Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:11 - “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even [fn]when faced with death.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:12 - “For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who [fn]dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:13 - And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:14 - But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she *was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the [fn]presence of the serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:15 - And the serpent [fn]poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:16 - [fn]But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon [fn]poured out of his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:17 - So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her [fn]children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
NASB Footnotes
Or, shepherd
Or, Gentiles
Literally: they would nourish her for
Literally: inhabited earth
Literally: to death
Or, tabernacle
Literally: face
Literally: threw
Literally: And
Literally: threw
Literally: seed
BLB Footnotes for the NASB
Some translations put Rev 12:18 either in Rev 12:17 or Rev 13:1.  

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