Revelation 12:17

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make warre with the remnant of her seed, which keepe the Commaundements of God, and haue the testimony of Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the dragon waxed wroth with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, that keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the dragon was angry with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her seed, who keep the orders of God, and the witness of Jesus:
- Basic English Bible

And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.
- Darby Bible

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

This made the Dragon furiously angry with the woman, and he went elsewhere to make war upon her other children--those who keep God's commandments and hold fast to the testimony of Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep God's commandments and hold Jesus' testimony.
- World English Bible

And the dragoun was wrooth ayens the womman, and he wente to make batel with othere of hir seed, that kepen the maundementis of God, and han the witnessing of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the dragon was angry against the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the commands of God, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:17


Re 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman. "Waxed wroth" (Revised Version). Was angry at his defeat. He continued the warfare by asking to destroy the woman's seed. I believe that this vision reveals the persecution of the true Church, first by Pagan, and then by Papal Rome, a persecution that results in the apparent disappearance of the true Church from the earth. Though not visible to the eye of the historian during this period, yet the true Church, fed of God, survives in the hearts of the hidden and persecuted saints. The period of her exile began about 533, in the reign of Justinian, and ends about the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before the end of the period, the Divine measure, the reed of the apostles, was used to measure the temple, altar and worshipers, and, as the result, over three-fourths of a century ago, the true Church began to appear as a visible body, once more in the world.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • A disciple
    Alex; you are trying to mix two different aspects into one, that does not hold with the truth: the power of the Law, and man's commandment of God to do what is right in His sight! The commandments were given with the expectation of a good reward and favour for obedience; and damnation for disobedience. The power of the Law to give life comes through love in Spirit of Christ, which the Law teaches.
  • Alex
    The problem with the law was it cd not address or arrest mans evil Adamic nature,David comes to mind,the law cd not help David when he saw bathsheba bathin,the law became weak when he saw bathsheba bathin, y Paul is saying what the law cd not do in that it was WEAK THRU THE FLESH,God had to send his SON in the form of sinful flesh to condemn sin in the flesh,THUS TH NEED FOR A INCORRUPTIBLE SEED
  • A disciple
    "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." We live and are reconciled to God ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS! Jesus has broken the head of the dragon by Himself being wounded and bruised and blood being shed. Out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths speak and testify the works of Christ; and we live accordingly.
  • A disciple
    "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." Jesus Christ the Only Begotten Son of God has come in the flesh and finished the work which the Father gave Him to do to redeem us to God and save us from our sins. This fact done being wrought in us by grace through faith is REAL or it isn't done at all! Faith ACTS!
  • A disciple
    "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven." The place of God's habitation is good and clean and holy; and when the conspiracy of the wicked arose, they were with force and violence warred against and driven out without pity! Keep yourselves pure and holy!
  • Puwahmah
    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.
    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.
    17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and ha

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