Revelation

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Revelation 12:17

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make warre with the remnant of her seed, which keepe the Commaundements of God, and haue the testimony of Iesus Christ.”

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And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
- King James Version

So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the dragon waxed wroth with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, that keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the dragon was angry with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her seed, who keep the orders of God, and the witness of Jesus:
- Basic English Bible

And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.
- Darby Bible

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

This made the Dragon furiously angry with the woman, and he went elsewhere to make war upon her other children--those who keep God's commandments and hold fast to the testimony of Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep God's commandments and hold Jesus' testimony.
- World English Bible

And the dragoun was wrooth ayens the womman, and he wente to make batel with othere of hir seed, that kepen the maundementis of God, and han the witnessing of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the dragon was angry against the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the commands of God, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:17


Re 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman. "Waxed wroth" (Revised Version). Was angry at his defeat. He continued the warfare by asking to destroy the woman's seed. I believe that this vision reveals the persecution of the true Church, first by Pagan, and then by Papal Rome, a persecution that results in the apparent disappearance of the true Church from the earth. Though not visible to the eye of the historian during this period, yet the true Church, fed of God, survives in the hearts of the hidden and persecuted saints. The period of her exile began about 533, in the reign of Justinian, and ends about the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before the end of the period, the Divine measure, the reed of the apostles, was used to measure the temple, altar and worshipers, and, as the result, over three-fourths of a century ago, the true Church began to appear as a visible body, once more in the world.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • 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.
  • Rick
    What is the scripture that indicates the child is Michael? and Michael who....
  • Julie Hyde
    Jesus was far superior than Michael the archangel! Jesus said whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in Heaven. Jesus Yahushua is the living word....
  • Larry
    Rev. 12 speaks of the Christian Church which started by Jesus the son of GOD ALMIGHTY.as you see the child was sent to heaven because Jesus was killed. 4 the dragon are the powerful people in his time who does not want the truth to prosper. When Jesus was killed the church went into the wilderness because the truth were curtailed. The true worship was change from the FATHER AND SON TO SON THE GOD
  • James T Ringo
    Revelation is a past and future event. The woman is Israel, the twelve stars are the tribes of Judah, the child is Christ and the dragon is the devil. The future part is in verse 6 where the 144,000 of the tribes of Judah are going to be hid during the tribulation. Verse 7 goes back into the past where the devil tried to overthrow God in the beginning and was tossed out of heaven.

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