A woman clothed with the sun travaileth.
Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a greate token in heauen. A woman clothed with the Sonne, and the mone vnder her fete, and vpon her heed a crowne of twolue starres. Revelation 12:2 And she was with childe, and cryed trauaillinge in byrth, and payned redy to be delyuered. Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another token in heauen, and beholde a greate reed dragon, hauinge seuen heades, and ten hornes and seue crownes vpo his heades:
The great red dragon standeth before her, ready to devour her child.
Revelation 12:4 and his tayle drue the thyrde parte of the starres, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stode before the woma, which was ready to be delyuered: for to devoure her childe as sone as it were borne. Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man childe, which shulde rule all nacions with a rod of yron. And her sonne was taken vp vnto God, and to his seate.
When she was delivered she fleeth into the wilderness.
Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled in to wyldernes, where she had a place prepared off God, that they shulde fede her there a M.ij.C. and lx. dayes.
Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail.
Revelation 12:7 And there was a greate batayll in heaue Michael and his angels foughte with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels, Revelation 12:8 and preuayled not, nether was their place founde eny more in heauen. Revelation 12:9 And the greate dragon that olde serpent (called the deuell and Sathanas) was cast out. Which disceaued all the worlde. And he was cast in to the earth, and his angelles were cast out with him also. Revelation 12:10 And I harde a lowde voyce, which sayde in heauen: Now is saluacion, and strength and the kyngdome become oure Gods, and ye power his Christes: For he is cast downe, which accused them before God daye and night. Revelation 12:11 And they ouercame him by the bloude of the lambe, and by the worde of their testimony, and they loued not their lyues vnto the deeth. Revelation 12:12 Therfore reioyce ye heauens, and ye that dwell in them. Wo to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the see: for the deuell is come downe vnto you, which hath greate wrath, because he knoweth, that he hath but a short tyme.
The dragon being cast down into the earth, persecuteth the woman.
Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon sawe, that he was cast vnto the earth, he persecuted the woman, which brought forth the man childe. Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were geue two wynges of a greate egle that she might flye in to the wyldernes, in to her place, where she is norysshed for a tyme, two tymes, and halffe a tyme, from the presence of the serpet. Revelation 12:15 And the dragon cast out of his mouth water after the woma, as it had bene a ryuer, that he might cause her to be caught of ye floud. Revelation 12:16 And the earth holpe the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swalowed vp the ryuer which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woma: and went and made warre with the remnaunt of hyr sede, which kepe the comaundementes of God, and haue the testimony of Iesus Christ. And I stode on the see sonde.