A woman clothed with the sun travaileth.
Revelation 12:1 And ther appered a gret wonder in heauen: A woman clothed wt þe sonne, & the mone vnder her fete, & vpon her heed a croune of .xii. starres. Revelation 12:2 And she was wt chylde, & cryed trauaylinge in byrth, & payned redy to be delyuered. Revelation 12:3 And ther appered another wonder in heauen, for beholde, a gret red dragon hauynge .vii. heddes, & ten hornes & seuen crounes vpon hys heades:
The great red dragon standeth before her, ready to devour her child.
Revelation 12:4 and hys tayle drue the thyrde parte of the starres and cast them to the erth. And the dragon stode before the woman whych was redy to be delyuered: for to deuoure her chylde as sone as it were borne. Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man childe, which shulde rule all nacyons with a rodd of yron. And her sonne was taken vp vnto God, & to his seate.
When she was delivered she fleeth into the wilderness.
Revelation 12:6 And þe woman fleed into wyldernes, where she had a place, prepared of God, þt they shulde fede her there a .M.ii. hundred and .lx. dayes.
Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail.
Revelation 12:7 And ther was a great battayll in heauen, Michael & his angels fought with the dragon, & þe dragon fought & his Angelles, Revelation 12:8 and preuayled not, nether was their place founde eny more in heauen. Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon, that olde serpent, called the deuyll & Sathanas, was cast out. Which deceaueth all þe worlde. And he was cast into the erth & his angelles were cast out also Revelation 12:10 And I hearde a lowde voyce sayinge: in heauen is now made saluacyon and strength & the kyngdome of oure God, & the power of hys Chryst. For is cast doune, which accused them before God daye and nyght. Revelation 12:11 And they ouercame him by the bloude of the lambe, and by the worde of their testimony, & they loued not their lyues vnto þe deeth. Revelation 12:12 Therfore reioyce heuens, & ye that dwell in them. Woo to the inhabiters of the erth, and of the see: for the deuyll is come downe vnto you, which hath great wrath, because he knoweth þt he hath but a short tyme.
The dragon being cast down into the earth, persecuteth the woman.
Revelation 12:13 And when þe dragon sawe þt he was caste vnto þe erth, he persecuted þe woman, which brought forth þe man chylde. Revelation 12:14 And to þe woman were geuen two wynges of a great Egle, þt she myght flye into the wyldernes into her place, where she is norysshed for a tyme, tymes, & halfe a tyme, from þe presence of þe serpent. Revelation 12:15 And þe dragon cast oute of hys mouth water after þe woman as it had bene a ryuer, because she shuld haue bene caught of the floud. Revelation 12:16 And þe erth holpe the woman, and þe erth opened her mouth & swalowed, vp þe ryuer, which þe dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth wyth the woman: and went, & made warre wyth the remnaunt of hyr sede, which kepe the commaundementes of God, and haue the testimony of Iesus Christe. And he stode on the see sande.