She was pregnant and cried out in pain1 as she was about to give birth.
Then another sign appeared in heaven:2 an enormous red dragon3 with seven heads4 and ten horns5 and seven crowns6 on his heads.
His tail swept a third7 of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.8 The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child9 the moment it was born.
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.10 And her child was snatched up11 to God and to his throne.
The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.127
And there was war in heaven. Michael13 and his angels fought against the dragon,14 and the dragon and his angels15 fought back.
But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent16 called the devil,17 or Satan,18 who leads the whole world astray.19 He was hurled to the earth,20 and his angels with him.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven21 say: "Now have come the salvation22 and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers,23 who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
They overcame24 him by the blood of the Lamb25 and by the word of their testimony;26 they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.2712
Therefore rejoice, you heavens28 and you who dwell in them! But woe29 to the earth and the sea,30 because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."