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

  • 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
  • John arnette
    answer in verse 9,that old serpent, called the Devil
  • Bruce
    Durian:Satan,devil: the fallen angel
  • Diriba bulgu
    What is the meaning of dragon?
  • Nell Lamb
    This chapter would cause a lot of people to repent and seek salvation if the could imagine the agony of being forever lost. Having God turn his face from us eternally makes everything else pale in comparison.
  • Word
    fact that scripture tells us that Satan as antichrist comes to deceive the whole world which means there is a deception. Now an actor deceives people playing a role of another person but that's all in fun to entertain people. Now a man with battle gear on, or dragon spitting fire to kill, steal, destroy coming to kill all man of flesh doesn't need to deceive anyone.Men of war don't have to deceive

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