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

  • 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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