Revelation

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Revelation 12:16

“And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed vp the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.”

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Other Translations

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the earth gave help to the woman, and with open mouth took up the river which the dragon sent out of his mouth.
- Basic English Bible

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- Darby Bible

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- Webster's Bible

But the earth came to the woman's help: it opened its mouth and drank up the river which the Dragon had poured from his mouth.
- Weymouth Bible

The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.
- World English Bible

And the erthe helpide the womman, and the erthe openyde his mouth, and soop up the flood, that the dragoun sente of his mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the land did help the woman, and the land did open its mouth and did swallow up the river, that the dragon did cast forth out of his mouth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:16


Re 12:16 The earth helped the woman. In some way the flood of persecution was so hindered that it failed to accomplish the object. I believe this refers to the hindrances often interposed by secular powers to stay persecution. The Hussites protected themselves under Zisca by force of arms; the German princes protected Luther; the edict of Nantes gave French Protestants a rest. These were times when "the earth" drank up the flood.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • Marjorie
    Loved verse 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto death.
  • ALEX
    Rev 12 ,the woman is the world,jesus said the field was the world where that good seed wd be sown,her child is th h.g. as jesus said that which is born of the spirit is spirit,she is the best example of the heavenly birth as her child is the kingdom of god unless you receive the kingdom as a lil child etc. when isaiah saw the kingdom coming he said unto us a child is born unto us a son is given.gb
  • Larry
    Rev12: 4 the powerful people who connive with the Antichrist they conspired to bring the wrong doctrine. Until the time of Martin Luther Christian where able to be out . 8 the dragon was defeated by michael and the Bible was available to everyone but the true doctrine is out. But in 1964 the church is once again back in the wilderness when the Catholic Church and so called Christian join again.
  • Obbie Beal
    Faith: I placed my faith in, job, car, chair, kinfolks, 401k, IRA, credit card, friends, twenty dollar bill, social services programs, and non of these can keep me out of hell. So, I placed my FAITH in GOD according to HIS word in John 3:16-21, because HE promised to SAVE me. Now saved, daily by and through the POWER of GOD I serve by being obedient to the words of GOD.
  • Patty Tozi
    Get ready to meet your Maker..He will come with a Loud Roar. His creations we lived with in our life will crumble before our eyes. There will be no where to hide. Everything we ever did will be shown in the end. Our Life on earth will show the evilness we did against our Father. NO WHERE TO HIDE!!! Never too late to turn to Him. Seek Him Now..For tomorrow may never come. He is knocking!!!
  • Artie vanlandingham
    Mankind had the resurrected body of Jesus in Genesis. Abraham's heart amazed all the angels, but Gods heart is greater and he substituted the fully grown lamb, a Ram. The woman is above all and above the church, because she is the reason for the church within us and Israel. The comforter carried the seed of God unto the earth, not Mary. The Holy Spirit is above all things with the father and son.

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