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Revelation 12:7

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there was warre in heauen, Michael and his Angels fought against the dragon, & the dragon fought and his angels,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels `going forth' to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going out to the fight with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels made war,
- Basic English Bible

And there was war in the heaven: Michael and his angels went to war with the dragon. And the dragon fought, and his angels;
- Darby Bible

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
- Webster's Bible

And war broke out in Heaven, Michael and his angels engaging in battle with the Dragon.
- Weymouth Bible

There was war in the sky. Michael and his angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and his angels made war.
- World English Bible

And a greet batel was maad in heuene, and Myyhel and hise aungels fouyten with the dragoun. And the dragoun fauyt, and hise aungels;
- Wycliffe Bible

And there came war in the heaven; Michael and his messengers did war against the dragon, and the dragon did war, and his messengers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:7

12:7 And there was war in heaven - Here Satan makes his grand opposition to the kingdom of God; but an end is now put to his accusing the saints before God. The cause goes against him, verses 10, 11, #Rev 12:10|,11 and Michael executes the sentence. That Michael is a created angel, appears from his not daring, in disputing with Satan, #Jude 9|, to bring a railing accusation; but only saying, The Lord rebuke thee. And this modesty is implied in his very name; for Michael signifies, Who is like God? which implies also his deep reverence toward God, and distance from all self - exaltation. Satan would be like God: the very name of Michael asks, Who is like God? Not Satan; not the highest archangel. It is he likewise that is afterward employed to seize, bind, and imprison that proud spirit.

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:7

Re 12:7,8 And there was war in heaven. The woman had been seen in heaven, and there she is seen to be assailed. She has, however, a champion who fights her battles.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • Skmd
    God's true followers are represented by this woman. The pregnancy and birth is the incarnation of Jesus Christ. At his birth Satan through Herod, wanted to kill Him but failed. CHRIST lived, died, rose from death and is in heaven with the Father now. Persecution of the woman and her remnant is the continual war between God's people on earth and the devil. He uses worldly goverments and instutions to try and destroy God' s people, but he will not succeed because of the power given them through the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Patty
    Abigael, verse one is speaking of Racheal, Jacob and his twelve sons. verse two starts talking about when Satan and the third of angels sinned in heaven. angels were sent to hell but Satan was cast to earth for a season, verse thirteen begins talking about the 144,000 that will flee to Petra. Satan won't be able to get to them through the anti-christ so he'll go after the tribulation saints.
  • Carolyn
    Woman is the universal church bride Body of Christ Family of God starting in Eden and including 40 years in wilderness, constant persecution through the ages, sustained by God during 3 1 2 year Great Tribulation even being delivered by death as seen by the 'souls under the altar' in Revelations . Man child is God incarnate - office of the Christ Word the Lamb birth, death, resurrection, ascension. Dragon is Satan and his earthly rule kingdoms persecution and war against God People of God - all allowed by God from time cast out of heaven to final casting into eternal lake of fire. Rev. 12 is a pictoral account of God's victory over the Destroyer.
  • Fred
    My thinking is Israel will have to flee to Petra to escape Satan. The Bible says they will escape on the wings of Eagles . My guess is there will be a massive airlift by American c130s. They have pictures of screaming Eagles on the side of them . It's only a hundred mile trip but it will be made over and over. C130s can land in the desert. It will be frantic and furious but any Jewish person going any other direction will be murdered. My guess is from 500,000 to a few million will survive at Petra but all other Jewish people in the world will be murdered. God will feed and protect the people who make it to the mountains. By the time this happens the land of Petra will be controlled by Israel making this possible. The prophesy of Ezekiel 38 an 39 will have happened by then thus putting control of the mountains of Petra in Israeli hands. It would do Israel a real favor to store their military billeting supplies there I.e. Blankets, cots, ropes, mess kits, etc. There is natural water there. The coolness inside will protect from the heat. God is going to feed them. It is the perfect place for such an undertaking. Praise be to the Lord. He always knows the best way and every solution. It will be just short of 31 2 years they will have to stay there. After this the Lord will return and lock up Satan and the other fallen angels for a thousand years. Praise God.
  • Abigael
    Can someone explain revelation chapter 12 please.
  • Abigael
    Can someone please explain revelation 13 to me, because I don't understand who the woman is.

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