Revelation 12:2

“And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shee being with childe, cried, trauailing in birth, and pained to be deliuered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and she was with child; and she *cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and she was with child; and she crieth out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be delivered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she was with child; and she gave a cry, in the pains of childbirth.
- Basic English Bible

and being with child she cried, [being] in travail, and in pain to bring forth.
- Darby Bible

And she being with child, cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
- Webster's Bible

and she was crying out in the pains and agony of childbirth.
- Weymouth Bible

She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.
- World English Bible

And sche hadde in wombe, and sche crieth, trauelynge of child, and is turmentid, that sche bere child.
- Wycliffe Bible

and being with child she doth cry out, travailing and pained to bring forth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:2

12:2 And being with child she crieth, travailing in birth - The very pain, without any outward opposition, would constrain a woman in travail to cry out. These cries, throes, and pains to be delivered, were the painful longings, the sighs, and prayers of the saints for the coming of the kingdom of God. The woman groaned and travailed in spirit, that Christ might appear, as the Shepherd and King of all nations.

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:2

Re 12:2 She being with child cried. Again we must let the Scripture explain its own meaning. "As soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children" (Isa 66:8). The travail of Zion causeth an increase. See also Isa 54:1 49:20, where the same figure is used. The state of the woman therefore implies a Church in sorrow, a suffering Church, but out of whose suffering there cometh an increase of the saints. It is a period when the saints are multiplied in the midst of persecution.

Discussion for Revelation 12:2

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