Revelation 12:11

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they ouercame him by the blood of the Lambe, and by the word of their Testimony, and they loued not their liues vnto the death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they overcame him through the blood of the Lamb and the word of their witness; and loving not their lives they freely gave themselves up to death.
- Basic English Bible

and *they* have overcome him by reason of the blood of the Lamb, and by reason of the word of their testimony, and have not loved their life even unto death.
- Darby Bible

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
- Webster's Bible

But they have gained the victory over him because of the blood of the Lamb and of the testimony which they have borne, and because they held their lives cheap and did not shrink even from death.
- Weymouth Bible

They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.
- World English Bible

And thei ouercamen hym for the blood of the lomb, and for the word of his witnessing; and thei louyden not her lyues til to deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they did overcome him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life -- unto death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:11


12:11 And they have overcome him - Carried the cause against him. By the blood of the Lamb - Which cleanses the soul from all sin, and so leaves no room for accusing. And by the word of their testimony - The word of God, which they believed and testified, even unto death. So, for instance, died Olam, king of Sweden, in the year 900, whom his own subjects would have compelled to idolatry; and, upon his refusal, slew as a sacrifice to the idol which he would not worship. So did multitudes of Bohemian Christians, in the year 916, when queen Drahomire raised a severe persecution, wherein many loved not their lives unto the death.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:11


Re 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb. This shows how the victory indicated in Re 12:8 was won. It was won by the blood of Christ and the faithfulness of the saints. They loved not their lives even to the death. They were willing to give their lives for Christ.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • Karl
    to Diriba, you're not alone in trying to understand Revelation, When JESUS spoke to his disciples, it was in parables. The imagery of these passages are, I believe, such a parable. The dragon, satan and his forces, manifested and opposing the LORD and his. The war in heaven mirrored on earth, the same war on earth an echo of that heavenly battle. Take strength in that, hope that helps? - karl
  • John arnette
    answer in verse 9,that old serpent, called the Devil
  • Bruce
    Durian:Satan,devil: the fallen angel
  • Diriba bulgu
    What is the meaning of dragon?
  • Nell Lamb
    This chapter would cause a lot of people to repent and seek salvation if the could imagine the agony of being forever lost. Having God turn his face from us eternally makes everything else pale in comparison.
  • Word
    fact that scripture tells us that Satan as antichrist comes to deceive the whole world which means there is a deception. Now an actor deceives people playing a role of another person but that's all in fun to entertain people. Now a man with battle gear on, or dragon spitting fire to kill, steal, destroy coming to kill all man of flesh doesn't need to deceive anyone.Men of war don't have to deceive

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