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

  • 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....
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    Pt 2- and IF you follow what this man does, you'll see that HE is the one who is calling those who keep God's commandments cowards, haters, fundamentalists and any thing else to cause dissention. He just met with Russian Orthodox, now they banned JWs and SDAs because he calls there evangelizing"terrorism". Then went to Poland and they implemented a Sunday law. Follow and see what he does. Peace
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    anti-Christ is translated"instead of" or in His place. All this futurism fairy tale is designed to take your eyes of the guilty ones. A pagan-satan worshipping religion that's been around over 1000 yrs with it head man sitting on a throne calling himself God. They forgive sins in God's place too. Hint: they burned over 50 million protestants who said BIBLE ONLY at the stake. It is Rome...still
  • Karl
    to Diriba, you're not alone in trying to understand Revelation, When JESUS spoke to his disciples, it was in parables. The imagery of these passages are, I believe, such a parable. The dragon, satan and his forces, manifested and opposing the LORD and his. The war in heaven mirrored on earth, the same war on earth an echo of that heavenly battle. Take strength in that, hope that helps? - karl

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