Revelation 12:13

“And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when the dragon saw that he was cast vnto the earth, hee persecuted the woman which brought foorth the man childe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male {child.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man `child'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when the dragon saw that he was forced down to the earth, he made cruel attacks on the woman who gave birth to the male child.
- Basic English Bible

And when the dragon saw that he had been cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman which bore the male [child].
- Darby Bible

And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the male-child.
- Webster's Bible

And when the Dragon saw that he was hurled down to the earth, he went in pursuit of the woman who had given birth to the male child.
- Weymouth Bible

When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
- World English Bible

And after that the dragoun sai, that he was cast doun to the erthe, he pursuede the womman, that bare the knaue child.
- Wycliffe Bible

And when the dragon saw that he was cast forth to the earth, he pursued the woman who did bring forth the male,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:13


12:13 And when the dragon saw - That be could no longer accuse the saints in heaven, he turned his wrath to do all possible mischief on earth. He persecuted the woman - The ancient persecutions of the church were mentioned, #Rev 1:9|, 2:10, 7:14; but this persecution came after her flight, verse 6, #Rev 12:6 just at the beginning of the| third woe. Accordingly, in the tenth and eleventh centuries, the church was furiously persecuted by several heathen powers. In Prussia, king Adelbert was killed in the year 997, king Brunus in 1008; and when king Stephen encouraged Christianity in Hungary, he met with violent opposition. After his death, the heathens in Hungary set themselves to root it out, and prevailed for several years. About the same time, the army of the emperor, Henry the Third, was totally overthrown by the Vandals. These, and all the accounts of those times, show with what fury the dragon then persecuted the woman.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:13


Re 12:13 The dragon . . . persecuted the woman. In some other form, not as a Pagan power defying Christ, but perhaps garbed as an angel of light, he still persecuted the woman.

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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