And there was war in heaven, 1Michael and his angelswagingwar with the 2dragon. The dragon and 3his angelswagedwar,
and they were not strongenough, and there was nolonger a placefound for them in heaven.
And the great4dragon was thrown down, the 5serpent of old who is called the devil and 6Satan, who 7deceives the wholeaworld; he was 8thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
10Then I heard9a loudvoice in heaven, saying, "Now the 10salvation, and the power, and the 11kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the 12accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our Godday and night.
"And they 13overcame him because of 14the blood of the Lamb and because of 15the word of their testimony, and they 16did not love their lifeevenbwhen faced with death.
"For thisreason, 17rejoice, O heavens and 18you who cdwell in them. 19Woe to the earth and the sea, because20the devil has comedown to you, havinggreatwrath, knowing that he has only 21a shorttime."
And when the 22dragonsaw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted23the womanwhogavebirth to the male child.
But the 24twowings of the greateagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly25into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for 26a time and times and half a time, from the dpresence of the serpent.
And the 27serpentepouredwaterlike a river out of his mouthafter the woman, so that he might cause her to be sweptaway with the flood.
16fBut the earthhelped the woman, and the earthopened its mouth and drank up the riverwhich the dragongpoured out of his mouth.
17So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and wentoff to 28makewar with the rest of her h29children, who 30keep the commandments of God and 31hold to the testimony of Jesus.