And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman 1clothed with 2the sun, with 3the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
She was pregnant and 4was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great 5red dragon, 6with seven heads and 7ten horns, and on his heads 8seven diadems.
His tail swept down 9a third of the stars of heaven and 10cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child 11he might devour it.
She gave birth to a male child, 12one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was 13caught up to God and to his throne,
and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 14 1,260 days.
Now war arose in heaven, 15Michael and 16his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,
but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.