Revelation 12:15

“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood, after the woman: that he might cause her to bee caried away of the flood.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the snake sent out of his mouth after the woman a river of water, so that she might be taken away by the stream.
- Basic English Bible

And the serpent cast out of his mouth behind the woman water as a river, that he might make her be [as] one carried away by a river.
- Darby Bible

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.
- Webster's Bible

And the serpent poured water from his mouth--a very river it seemed--after the woman, in the hope that she would be carried away by its flood.
- Weymouth Bible

The serpent spewed water out of his mouth after the woman like a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.
- World English Bible

And the serpent sente out of his mouth aftir the womman watir as a flood, that he schulde make hir to be drawun of the flood.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the serpent did cast forth after the woman, out of his mouth, water as a river, that he may cause her to be carried away by the river,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:15


Re 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood. He resorted to persecutions in order to drive the true Church off of the face of the earth.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • Shanyn
    A war in heaven... pre-existing spirits. Taking up Gods side... those who didn't were cast out... 1/3 of the host/stars... out into the earth to torment those here who are on the Lords side. I've heard this somewhere before.. most importantly the affirmations of a preexisting state of the beings in heaven and now on the earth...
    There's a plan The Lord's plan... trust in Him, learn his plan

  • Steve
    In short, the purpose of this passage is for encouragement. The woman represents the group of believers; the dragon represents the pagan empire during Constantine's Christian conversion. This dragon is very same 4th beast in Daniel. Revelations describes Daniel's fourth beast in various phases until it develops into the Holy Roman Empire. This is God contrasting his kingdom to man's kingdom.
  • A disciple
    DON"T BE A FOOL! How many self-seeking false prophets have to make a fool of themselves and everyone who listens to them, before the words of our Lord are believed and obeyed? "No man knows the day nor the hour when the Son of Man returns; only the Father! The vision and the sign describes the true state of the world, and the reason for what things tale place. IT'S NOT to decrypt some hocus pocus!
  • Yarah Sakal
    Chapter 12 has parallel meanings but most importantly it is a sign. The sign is in the heavens and refers to the celestial alignment taking place on September 23, 2017. Many feel it is pointing to the Rapture because of the context of the vision. What is important is not if the Rapture happens at that point since we should always be ready for that amazing "twinkling of an eye".
  • John
    Looks to me like God cleaned house in Heaven and figured it's time for man to do the same under the pretense and directive of God to be the hands and feet to ensure Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
  • 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.

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