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 was vnder her feete, and vpon her head a crowne of twelue starres. Revelation 12:2 And she was with childe, and cried traueiling in birth, and was pained readie to be deliuered. Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaue: for beholde, 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 thirde part of the starres of heauen, and cast them to the earth; the dragon stood before the woman, which was ready to be deliuered, to deuoure her childe, when shee had brought it foorth. Revelation 12:5 So shee brought foorth a man childe, which should rule all nations with a rod of yron: and that her childe was taken vp vnto God and to his throne.
When she was delivered she fleeth into the wilderness.
Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into wildernes where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feede her there a thousande, two hundreth and three score dayes.
Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail.
Revelation 12:7 And there was a battell in heauen, Michael and his Angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels. Revelation 12:8 But they preuailed not, neither was their place found any more in heauen. Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon, that olde serpent, called the deuil and Satan, was cast out, which deceiueth all the world: he was euen cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loude voyce in heauen, saying, Now is saluation, and strength, and the kingdome of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast downe, which accused them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:11 But they ouercame him by that blood of that Lambe, and by that worde of their testimonie, and they loued not their liues vnto the death. Revelation 12:12 Therefore reioyce, ye heauens, and ye that dwell in them. Wo to the inhabitants of the earth, and of the sea: for the deuill is come downe vnto you, which hath great wrath, knowing 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 sawe that hee was cast vnto the earth, he persecuted the woman which had brought forth the man childe. Revelation 12:14 But to the woman were giuen two wings of a great egle, that she might flie into the wildernes, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, & times, and halfe a time, from the presence of the serpent. Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water after the woman, like a flood, that he might cause her to be caried away of the flood. Revelation 12:16 But the earth holpe the woman, & the earth opened her mouth, and swalowed vp the flood, which the dragon had cast out of his mouth. Revelation 12:17 Then the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went and made warre with the remnant of her seede, which keepe the comaundements of God, and haue the testimonie of Iesus Christ.