And there was war in heaven, 2Michael and his angelswagingwar with the 3dragon. The dragon and 4his angelswagedwar,
and they were not strongenough, and there was nolonger a placefound for them in heaven.
And the great5dragon was thrown down, the 6serpent of old who is called the devil and 7Satan, who 8deceives the wholebworld; he was 9thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
10Then I heard10a loudvoice in heaven, saying, "Now the 11salvation, and the power, and the 12kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the 13accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our Godday and night.
"And they 14overcame him because of 15the blood of the Lamb and because of 16the word of their testimony, and they 17did not love their lifeevencwhen faced with death.
"For thisreason, 18rejoice, O heavens and 19you who ddwell in them. 20Woe to the earth and the sea, because21the devil has comedown to you, havinggreatwrath, knowing that he has only 22a shorttime."
And when the 23dragonsaw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted24the womanwhogavebirth to the male child.
But the 25twowings of the greateagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly26into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for 27a time and times and half a time, from the epresence of the serpent.
And the 28serpentfpouredwaterlike a river out of his mouthafter the woman, so that he might cause her to be sweptaway with the flood.
16gBut the earthhelped the woman, and the earthopened its mouth and drank up the riverwhich the dragonhpoured out of his mouth.