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Revelation 12 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Woman and the Dragon
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:1 - Then I witnessed in heaven an event of great significance. I saw a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:2 - She was pregnant, and she cried out because of her labor pains and the agony of giving birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:3 - Then I witnessed in heaven another significant event. I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:4 - His tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky, and he threw them to the earth. He stood in front of the woman as she was about to give birth, ready to devour her baby as soon as it was born.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:5 - She gave birth to a son who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:6 - And the woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place to care for her for 1,260 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:7 - Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:8 - And the dragon lost the battle, and he and his angels were forced out of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:9 - This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:10 - Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens,
“It has come at last—
salvation and power
and the Kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ.[fn]
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters[fn]
has been thrown down to earth—
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:11 - And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
and by their testimony.
And they did not love their lives so much
that they were afraid to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:12 - Therefore, rejoice, O heavens!
And you who live in the heavens, rejoice!
But terror will come on the earth and the sea,
for the devil has come down to you in great anger,
knowing that he has little time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:13 - When the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:14 - But she was given two wings like those of a great eagle so she could fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness. There she would be cared for and protected from the dragon[fn] for a time, times, and half a time.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:15 - Then the dragon tried to drown the woman with a flood of water that flowed from his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:16 - But the earth helped her by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that gushed out from the mouth of the dragon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:17 - And the dragon was angry at the woman and declared war against the rest of her children—all who keep God’s commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:18 - Then the dragon took his stand[fn] on the shore beside the sea.
NLT Footnotes
Or his Messiah.
Greek brothers.
Greek the serpent; also in 12:15. See 12:9.
Greek Then he took his stand; some manuscripts read Then I took my stand. Some translations put this entire sentence into 13:1.
BLB Footnotes
Some translations put the Greek phrase represented as "Then the dragon took his stand on the shore beside the sea" in Rev 12:17, Rev 12:18, or Rev 13:1.  

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