and they were not strongenough, and there was nolonger a placefound for them in heaven.
And the great1dragon was thrown down, the 2serpent of old who is called the devil and 3Satan, who 4deceives the wholeaworld ; he was 5thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
10Then I heard6a loudvoice in heaven, saying, "Now the 7salvation, and the power, and the 8kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the 9accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our Godday and night.
"And they 10overcame him because of 11the blood of the Lamb and because of 12the word of their testimony, and they 13did not love their lifeevenbwhen faced with death.
"For thisreason, 14rejoice, O heavens and 15you who cdwell in them. 16Woe to the earth and the sea, because17the devil has comedown to you, havinggreatwrath, knowing that he has only 18a shorttime."
And when the 19dragonsaw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted20the womanwhogavebirth to the male child.
But the 21twowings of the greateagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly22into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for 23a time and times and half a time, from the dpresence of the serpent.
And the 24serpentepouredwaterlike 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 25makewar with the rest of her h26children, who 27keep the commandments of God and 28hold to the testimony of Jesus.