1 Now a great sign appeared in the heavens: a woman clothed with the sun, with the
moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
2 And being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
3 And another sign appeared in the heavens: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having
seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
4 And his tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the
dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, in order to devour her Child
as soon as it was born.
5 And she bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her
Child was caught away to God and His throne.
6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that
they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
7 And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the
dragon and his angels fought,
8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer.
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who
leads the whole world astray; he was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
11 And they overcame him through the blood of the Lamb and through the word of their
testimony, and they did not love their lives unto death.
12 Therefore rejoice, O Heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of
the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he
knows that he has a short time left.
13 And when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the
woman who gave birth to the male Child.
14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the
wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from
the presence of the serpent.
15 And the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he
might cause her to be carried away by the flood.
16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up
the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest
of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.