A woman clothed with the sun travaileth.
Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heauen, a woman clothed with the Sunne, & the Moone vnder her feete, and vpon her head a Crowne of twelue starres: Revelation 12:2 And shee being with childe, cried, trauailing in birth, and pained to be deliuered. Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heauen, and behold a great red dragon, hauing seuen heads, and ten hornes, and seuen crownes vpon his heads.
The great red dragon standeth before her, ready to devour her child.
Revelation 12:4 And his taile drew the third part of the starres of heauen, and did cast them to the earth: And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be deliuered, for to deuoure her childe as soone as it was borne. Revelation 12:5 And shee brought foorth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of yron: and her child was caught vp vnto God, and to his Throne.
When she was delivered she fleeth into the wilderness.
Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wildernesse, where shee hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand, two hundred, and threescore dayes.
Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail.
Revelation 12:7 And there was warre in heauen, Michael and his Angels fought against the dragon, & the dragon fought and his angels, Revelation 12:8 And preuailed not, neither was their place found any more in heauen. Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the deuill and Satan, which deceiueth the whole world: hee was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:10 And I heard a lowd voyce saying in heauen, Now is come saluation, and strength, and the kingdome of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:11 And they ouercame him by the blood of the Lambe, and by the word of their Testimony, and they loued not their liues vnto the death. Revelation 12:12 Therefore reioyce, yee heauens, and yee that dwell in them; Woe to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea: for the deuill is come downe vnto you, hauing great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
The dragon being cast down into the earth, persecuteth the woman.
Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast vnto the earth, hee persecuted the woman which brought foorth the man childe. Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were giuen two wings of a great Eagle, that shee might flee into the wildernesse into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and halfe a time, from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood, after the woman: that he might cause her to bee caried away of the flood. Revelation 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed vp the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make warre with the remnant of her seed, which keepe the Commaundements of God, and haue the testimony of Iesus Christ.