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."
When the dragon19 saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.2014
The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle,21 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,22 out of the serpent's reach.
Then from his mouth the serpent23 spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war24 against the rest of her offspring25--those who obey God's commandments26 and hold to the testimony of Jesus.27