The Woman, Israel
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve
and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and
in pain to give birth.
The Red Dragon, Satan
Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red
dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were
4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw
them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was
about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour
The Male Child, Christ
And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all
the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to
God and to His throne.
6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place
prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one
thousand two hundred and sixty days.
The Angel, Michael
And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war
with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war,
8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place
found for them in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who
is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he
was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the
salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority
of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been
thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
11 "And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb
and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love
their life even when faced with death.
12 "For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell
in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come
down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short
13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth,
he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman,
so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where
she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the
presence of the serpent.
15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth
after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with
16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth
and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.
17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make
war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of
God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.