Revelation 12:6

“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the woman fled into the wildernesse, where shee hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand, two hundred, and threescore dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she *had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the woman went in flight to the waste land, where she has a place made ready by God, so that there they may give her food a thousand, two hundred and sixty days.
- Basic English Bible

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has there a place prepared of God, that they should nourish her there a thousand two hundred [and] sixty days.
- Darby Bible

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and sixty days.
- Webster's Bible

and the woman fled into the Desert, there to be cared for, for 1,260 days, in a place which God had prepared for her.
- Weymouth Bible

The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days.
- World English Bible

And the womman flei in to wildirnesse, where sche hath a place maad redi of God, that he fede hir there a thousynde daies two hundrid and sixti.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the woman did flee to the wilderness, where she hath a place made ready from God, that there they may nourish her -- days a thousand, two hundred, sixty.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:6


12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness - This wilderness is undoubtedly on earth, where the woman also herself is now supposed to be. It betokens that part of the earth where, after having brought forth, she found a new abode. And this must be in Europe; as Asia and Afric were wholly in the hands of the Turks and Saracens; and in a part of it where the woman had not been before. In this wilderness, God had already prepared a place; that is, made it safe and convenient for her. The wilderness is, those countries of Europe which lie on this side the Danube; for the countries which lie beyond it had received Christianity before. That they may feed her - That the people of that place may provide all things needful for her. Twelve hundred and sixty days - So many prophetic days, which are not, as some have supposed, twelve hundred and sixty, but seven hundred and seventy - seven, common years. This Bengelius has shown at large in his German Introduction. These we may compute from the year 847 to 1524. So long the woman enjoyed a safe and convenient place in Europe, which was chiefly Bohemia; where she was fed, till God provided for her more plentifully at the Reformation.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:6


Re 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness. The flight into the wilderness is alluded to again in Re 12:14. There it belongs in order. Under that verse the meaning will be more fully considered.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • 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
  • Alex
    the Woman answers to humanity,God so LOVED THE WORLD etc. SHE HAS BEEN IMPREGNATED BY THAT GOOD SEED THE WORD. YA MEMBER JESUS SAID THE FIELD IS THE WORLD WHERE THAT GOOD SEED WILL BE SOWN, THATS Y THE PROPHETS SAW THE WORLD HUMANITY IN TRAVAIL/ Birth pains. THE WOMAN ANSWERS TO EVERYBODY MEANING US ,UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN UNLESS YOU RECEIVE THE KINGDOM AS A LIL CHILD ETC.
  • A disciple
    Steve; The United States is definitely WITHOUT A DOUBT mentioned in the Scriptures! The Beast that first arose from out of the earth left an irreversible damage upon the psyche of mankind rendering the whole world heathen and in a defiant and disobedient rage against the heavens till Christ comes. The transgressors are coming quickly to the full, and the many have already turned away after Satan.
  • Steve
    The woman in verse 14 is of course Israel. In the final 3.5 years of the great tribulation, she (Israel) will take flight on the wings of a great eagle (possibly the USA will help) to flee from the serpent. America is not specifically mentioned in prophecy, but the eagle may represent America. Israel will actually flee to Jordan and Saudi Arabia who will sustain them. Hard to believe, but true.
  • Obbie Beal

    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" ... This verse (17 above) is 'WOW' because 'most in the USA is not prepare for the 'to-kill-you- battles' the dragon is about to bring to our front door. Yes, many are already fighting, but the worse is yet to come in USA, WOW!
  • Lucy
    Cheryl, while Satan was banished in the beginning for rebellion, once he tempted Adam and Eve to sin, he returned to Heaven's counsels as their accuser and Earth's representative. The casting out of vs. 9 means that after Jesus died on the Cross, Satan could no longer enter Heaven to accuse human beings to God. Instead, he turned his attention to persecuting God's people on Earth.

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