A woman clothed with the sun travaileth.
Revelation 12:1 And there appered a greate wonder in heauen: A woman clothed with the sunne, and the mone vnder her fete, and vpon her heade a croune of .xij. starres. Revelation 12:2 And she was wyth chylde and cryed trauailling in byrth, and payned redy to be deliuered. Revelation 12:3 And there appered another wonder in heauen, for behold a great Dragon, hauinge .vij. heades, and ten hornes & crounes vpon his heades,
The great red dragon standeth before her, ready to devour her child.
Revelation 12:4 and hys tayle drewe the thyrde parte of the starres, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stode before the woman, whyche was redye to be delyuered, for to deuoure her chyld assone as it were borne. Revelation 12:5 And she brought furth a man chyld, which should rule al nacyons wyth a rod of Iron. And her sonne was taken vp vnto God, and to hys seate.
When she was delivered she fleeth into the wilderness.
Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into wyldernes, where she had a place prepared of God, that they should feede her there a thousand .ij. hundred and .lx. dayes.
Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail.
Revelation 12:7 And there was great battayle in heauen, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angells, Revelation 12:8 and preuayled not, neyther was theyr place found any more in heauen. Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon, that olde serpente called the deuyll and Sathanas was caste out. Whiche deceyueth al the worlde. And he was cast into the earth, and his angelles were cast out also. Revelation 12:10 And I hearde a loude voyce sayinge: in heauen is nowe made saluacyon, and strength and the kyngdome of our God, and þe power of hys Christe. For he is caste doune, whyche accused them before God daye and nyghte. Revelation 12:11 And they ouercame hym by the bloude of the lambe, and by the worde of theyr testimony, and they loued not theyr liues vnto the death. Revelation 12:12 Therfore reioyse heauens, and ye that dwell in them, Wo to the inhabiters of the earth, & of the sea, for the deuyll is come doune vnto you, which hath great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a shorte tyme.
The dragon being cast down into the earth, persecuteth the woman.
Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon sawe, that he was caste vnto the earth, he persecuted the woman, which broughte forth the man chyld. Revelation 12:14 And to þe woman were geuen two winges of a greate egle, þt she might flye into the wildernes, into her place, where she is noryshed for a tyme, tymes, & halfe a time from the presence of the serpente. Revelation 12:15 And the dragon cast out of his mouth water after the woman as it had bene a riuer, because she should haue be caught of þe floud. Revelation 12:16 And the earth holpe the woman, & the earth opened her mouth, and swalowed vp þe ryuer which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth wyth the woman, and went and made warre wyth the remnaunt of her seede, whiche kepe the commaundementes of God, and haue the testimonye of Iesus Christe. And I stode on the sea sande.