Revelation

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Revelation 12:5

“And shee brought foorth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of yron: and her child was caught vp vnto God, and to his Throne.”

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Other Translations

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.
- King James Version

And she gave birth to a son, a male {child,} who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who was to have rule over all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was taken up to God and to his high seat.
- Basic English Bible

And she brought forth a male son, who shall shepherd all the nations with an iron rod; and her child was caught up to God and to his throne.
- Darby Bible

And she brought forth a male child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.
- Webster's Bible

She gave birth to a son--a male child, destined before long to rule all nations with an iron scepter. But her child was caught up to God and His throne,
- Weymouth Bible

She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.
- World English Bible

And sche bar a knaue child, that was to reulinge alle folkis in an yrun yerde; and hir sone was rauyschid to God, and to his trone.
- Wycliffe Bible

and she brought forth a male child, who is about to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, and caught away was her child unto God and His throne,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:5


12:5 And she brought forth a man child - Even Christ, considered not in his person, but in his kingdom. In the ninth age, many nations with their princes were added to the Christian church. Who was to rule all nations - When his time is come. And her child - Which was already in heaven, as were the woman and the dragon. Was caught up to God - Taken utterly out of his reach.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:5


Re 12:5 And she brought forth a man child. If the reader will turn to Re 12:17, he will learn that the remnant of the woman's seed is those "who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ". The offspring of the woman, the "woman's seed", then refers to the saints. The man child is a symbol of the faithful members of the Church. But how shall they rule all nations with a rod of iron? The Greek says "rule as shepherds with a rod of iron". This implies a firm and permanent, but tender and loving rule, not a stern rule. In Re 2:27, it is promised that whosoever overcometh shall rule the nations with a rod of iron. In Re 19:15 the same thing is stated of the Word of God. This is accomplished through the saints. They shall yet possess the earth. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess. The kingdoms of the earth shall become the kingdoms of the Lord and his Christ. The man child, the woman's seed, the saints, shall have a complete, an undisputed, a resistless dominion. And her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne. This figure always means a glorious exaltation. It signifies that God will protect the saints and give them victory. This was probably fulfilled when Christianity triumphed over Paganism in the fourth century.

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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