And there was war in heaven. Michael1 and his angels fought against the dragon,2 and the dragon and his angels3 fought back.
But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent4 called the devil,5 or Satan,6 who leads the whole world astray.7 He was hurled to the earth,8 and his angels with him.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven9 say: "Now have come the salvation10 and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers,11 who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
They overcame12 him by the blood of the Lamb13 and by the word of their testimony;14 they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.1512
Therefore rejoice, you heavens16 and you who dwell in them! But woe17 to the earth and the sea,18 because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short."