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Revelation 12

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1Then something very unusual appeared in the sky. It was a woman, whose appearance and clothing were MET as bright as the sun. The moon was under her feet. On her head was a crown that was made of twelve stars.
2She was pregnant. Then, as she was about to give birth, she cried out because she was suffering pain.
3Something else very unusual appeared in the sky. It was a huge red dragon. It had seven heads and ten horns. On each of its heads was a royal crown.
4The dragon's tail dragged a third of the stars from the sky and threw them to the earth. The dragon set himself in front of the woman who was about to give birth, in order that he might eat her child as soon as it was born.
5The woman gave birth to a son, who is destined to rule all the nations with complete authority as if he was using MET an iron rod MET. God snatched away her child and took him to rule from his throne.
6The woman fled to a desert. She has a place there that God has prepared for her, in order that the angels may take care of her for a thousand, two hundred and sixty days.
7In the vision I saw that there was a battle in heaven. Michael and the angels that he commanded fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back against Michael and his angels.
8But the dragon did not win the battle, so God did not allow the dragon and his angels to stay in heaven any longer.
9The huge dragon was thrown { Michael and his angels threw the huge dragon} out of heaven. The dragon is the ancient serpent, the one who is called the Devil and Satan. He is the one who deceives people all over the earth. He was thrown down to the earth, along with all his angels.
10Then I heard someone in heaven shout loudly, saying, Now our God has saved his people by his power, and he rules everyone! Now the Messiah, the one who is the supreme ruler whom God appointed, has authority to rule all people, because our God has thrown out of heaven the one who accuses our fellow believers! The dragon is the one who accuses them day and night before our God, saying that they have sinned and that God ought to punish them.
11Our fellow believers overcame the dragon because they never stopped trusting (OR, never stopped telling people about) Jesus, and because they trusted in what Jesus, the one who is like a lamb, accomplished when his blood flowed when he died. Even though those believers wanted to live, they were willing to let people kill them for speaking the truth about him.
12So, all you angels living MTY in heaven, rejoice! But terrible things will happen to you ungodly people who MTY live on the earth and on the ocean, because the devil has come down to you! He is very angry because he knows that he has only a short time during which he can harm people.
13When the dragon realized that he had been thrown {that the angels had thrown him} down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to a son.
14But the woman was given two wings like the wings of a very large eagle, in order that she might fly to a desolate place. That is a place that God has prepared for her. There she was taken care of { God's angels took care of her} for three and a half years. The serpent, that is, the dragon, was not able to reach her there.
15The serpent spewed water like a river from his mouth in the direction of the woman, in order that the water might sweep her away.
16But the ground helped the woman by opening up and swallowing the river that the dragon spewed out from his mouth!
17Then the dragon was very angry with the woman, so he went away to fight against the people who are like the rest of her descendants. They are the people who obey God's commandments and who tell other people about Jesus (OR, hold fast to what Jesus taught them).
18The dragon stood on the ocean shore.