Therefore rejoice, you heavens1 and you who dwell in them! But woe2 to the earth and the sea,3 because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
When the dragon4 saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.514
The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle,6 so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time,7 out of the serpent's reach.
Then from his mouth the serpent8 spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war9 against the rest of her offspring10--those who obey God's commandments11 and hold to the testimony of Jesus.12