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

  • Brown
    The woman that brings forth the man child is Israel and the manchild is Jesus .
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The woman is the remnant. God's true followers. Those that follow the Lamb wherever He goes. The opposite is the harlott which rides on the beast which is a Christian Church who is also the little horn in Daniel who keeps not the commandments of God and is full of blasphemy. In Bible, calling yourself God n forgiving sins in His place are those spoken of. Rome and her daughter's (plural)
  • Elias
    lately I have studding much revelation chapter 12, I want know the meaning of the enigma of the woman dressed with the sun
    with the moon under her feet.
  • Word
    Rev 12:17 the woman knows the first seal and won't bow down to the first Christ that comes because they heard
  • George wanjau
    Praise be to GOD Almighty for this revelation , my two sense on the woman and the child, this cannot be Mary and or Jesus because the book is called revelation of things that were to happen in future being reveled to John .rev.1.3 .....for the time is near when these things will happen.' When the Spirit of truth come . He will guide you in to all the truth. Lets depend on the HolySpirit to rightly devide the word of GOD. Grace and peace be with you
  • Lu.
    The twelve stars represent the 12 tribes of Israel.

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