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

  • Philip Christian Parks
    This chapter appears parenthetical between the second and third woes to provide explanation for the judgments upon the earth. Many of these events, such as Christ's birth (vv. 2
  • Matt
    Satan will open his mouth and claim he is Christ. The flood symbolizes 'flood of lies'. True Christians will be going through the tribulation in Matt. ch. 24. Those who believe they will be raptured will be taken by the flood of lies: "one taken and the other left." The obedient servant waits for the REAL Christ at the 7th trump, which comes AFTER the antichrist's reign (6th trump) in 2nd Thess.
  • Eliiah the Prophet
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life::::::::For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.
  • Sabbathkeeper
    The battle we wage is spiritual and it's about truth vs apostacy. Apostacy is false teaching aka doctrines of men. There is physical suffering on earth for God's chosen because the devil makes ear with them like when Rome killed 100 million during the dark ages. It will be them again beheading people. They put prophecy as far in future so you don't see the wound healing like NOW with UNITY push.
  • BSP
    Verse 12 shows that the earth is experiencing great woe because Satan the Devil has been hurled down here and he knows that his time is short.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Finally! Someone gets it. Onsase is spot on. The seal of God is like any other seal. It has the name:God,title: creator , dominion: heaven and earth- all described in the 4th commandment. Only way NOT to get the MARK is by being sealed in the forehead (your mind) being grounded in truth. Read Rev 14:12 , then 19:10 and you'll see what the 3angels messages show you must understand. Peace to you all

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