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

  • BSP
    Verse 12 shows how angry Satan is that he has been thrown out of heaven. He has not given up in his fight to turn as many away as possible.
  • BSP
    In verse 7 we can see that Satan and his demons did not willingly leave heaven. There was a war that had to be fought and Jesus hurled Satan and the demons out of heaven.
  • John
    Revelation 12 covers history for thousands of years, even from the ancient beginnings in heaven. Revelation 12 tells about God's purpose: God's reason for creating man, the calling of Abraham onto Jacob that is to be Israel, and ultimately to the King of Kings, the Lord, and to the remnant of Israel, which triumph over the Devil/dragon/Satan, by the love of Christ, the Lamb of God himself. Amen.
  • Daniel
    Verse 17, Jesus indicates a remnant (remainder) woman (church) that is under attack by the dragon (satan) because the church remains faithful in keeping the ten commandments, including Sabbath commandment. And the church is concerned with prophecy (testimony of Jesus as told in Rev 19:10).
  • A disciple
    Things in the spiritual realm we have only a small glimpse into, but the images and teaching in this Prophecy give us much important knowledge. How Satan fell from heaven like lightning, and how he is still permitted to go about and deceive the Nations to bring all things to completion; we must leave in God's care. The Lord Jesus has given us authority in His Name over ALL the power of the enemy!
  • Dee
    satan and his angels were cast down, and no longer have the power that they possess as heavenly angels and now have to live on the earth with humans, who possesses all the power through the blood of the lamb, come to make war with the saints, to keep them from knowing they possess that power through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and away from following Christ. using humans....

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