Revelation 12:1-6 LEB

The Woman and Her Son Versus the Dragon

1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun and [with] the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars,

References for Revelation 12:1

      2 and {who was pregnant}a and was crying out [because she]b was having birth pains, and was in torment to give birth.

      References for Revelation 12:2

        • ‘ 12:2 - Literally "who was having in the belly"
        • ’ 12:2 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("was having birth pains") which is understood as causal
          3 And another sign appeared in heaven, and behold, a great fiery red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads [were] seven royal headbands.c

          References for Revelation 12:3

            • “ 12:3 - Or "diadem crowns"
              4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars from heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, in order that whenever she gave birth to her child he could devour [it].
              5 And she gave birth to a son, a male [child], who is going to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod,d and her child was snatched away to God and to his throne.

              References for Revelation 12:5

                • ” 12:5 - An allusion to Ps 2:9
                  6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared there by God, so that they could feed her there [for one] thousand two hundred sixty days.