His tail swept a third1 of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.2 The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child3 the moment it was born.
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.4 And her child was snatched up5 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.67
And there was war in heaven. Michael7 and his angels fought against the dragon,8 and the dragon and his angels9 fought back.
But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent10 called the devil,11 or Satan,12 who leads the whole world astray.13 He was hurled to the earth,14 and his angels with him.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven15 say: "Now have come the salvation16 and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers,17 who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
They overcame18 him by the blood of the Lamb19 and by the word of their testimony;20 they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.2112
Therefore rejoice, you heavens22 and you who dwell in them! But woe23 to the earth and the sea,24 because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."
When the dragon25 saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.2614
The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle,27 so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time,28 out of the serpent's reach.