Revelation 12:16

“And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed vp the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the earth gave help to the woman, and with open mouth took up the river which the dragon sent out of his mouth.
- Basic English Bible

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- Darby Bible

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
- Webster's Bible

But the earth came to the woman's help: it opened its mouth and drank up the river which the Dragon had poured from his mouth.
- Weymouth Bible

The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.
- World English Bible

And the erthe helpide the womman, and the erthe openyde his mouth, and soop up the flood, that the dragoun sente of his mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the land did help the woman, and the land did open its mouth and did swallow up the river, that the dragon did cast forth out of his mouth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:16


Re 12:16 The earth helped the woman. In some way the flood of persecution was so hindered that it failed to accomplish the object. I believe this refers to the hindrances often interposed by secular powers to stay persecution. The Hussites protected themselves under Zisca by force of arms; the German princes protected Luther; the edict of Nantes gave French Protestants a rest. These were times when "the earth" drank up the flood.

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