Revelation 12:1-6 CSB

The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon

1 A great signa appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of 12 stars on her head.b

References for Revelation 12:1

    • a 12:1 - Or great symbolic display; see Rv 12:3
    • b 12:1 - Gn 37:9-10
      2 She was pregnant and cried out in labor and agony to give birth.
      3 Then another signc appeared in heaven: There was a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and 10 horns,d and on his heads were seven diadems.e

      References for Revelation 12:3

        • c 12:3 - Or another symbolic display
        • d 12:3 - Dn 7:7
        • e 12:3 - Or crowns
          4 His tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth.f And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth he might devour her child.

          References for Revelation 12:4

              5 But she gave birth to a Son-a male who is going to shepherdg all nations with an iron scepterh-and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.

              References for Revelation 12:5

                • g 12:5 - Or rule
                • h 12:5 - Ps 2:7-9; Rv 19:15
                  6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God,i to be fed therej for 1,260 days.k

                  References for Revelation 12:6

                    • i 12:6 - 1 Kg 19:3-8
                    • j 12:6 - Lit God, that they might feed her there
                    • k 12:6 - Dn 12:11; Rv 11:3; 12:14; 13:5