Revelation 12:7

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there was warre in heauen, Michael and his Angels fought against the dragon, & the dragon fought and his angels,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels `going forth' to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going out to the fight with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels made war,
- Basic English Bible

And there was war in the heaven: Michael and his angels went to war with the dragon. And the dragon fought, and his angels;
- Darby Bible

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
- Webster's Bible

And war broke out in Heaven, Michael and his angels engaging in battle with the Dragon.
- Weymouth Bible

There was war in the sky. Michael and his angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and his angels made war.
- World English Bible

And a greet batel was maad in heuene, and Myyhel and hise aungels fouyten with the dragoun. And the dragoun fauyt, and hise aungels;
- Wycliffe Bible

And there came war in the heaven; Michael and his messengers did war against the dragon, and the dragon did war, and his messengers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:7


12:7 And there was war in heaven - Here Satan makes his grand opposition to the kingdom of God; but an end is now put to his accusing the saints before God. The cause goes against him, verses 10, 11, #Rev 12:10|,11 and Michael executes the sentence. That Michael is a created angel, appears from his not daring, in disputing with Satan, #Jude 9|, to bring a railing accusation; but only saying, The Lord rebuke thee. And this modesty is implied in his very name; for Michael signifies, Who is like God? which implies also his deep reverence toward God, and distance from all self - exaltation. Satan would be like God: the very name of Michael asks, Who is like God? Not Satan; not the highest archangel. It is he likewise that is afterward employed to seize, bind, and imprison that proud spirit.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 12:7


Re 12:7,8 And there was war in heaven. The woman had been seen in heaven, and there she is seen to be assailed. She has, however, a champion who fights her battles.

Discussion for Revelation 12

  • BSP
    Verse 12~We are experiencing great woe because this verse has taken place. The Devil is angry because he knows that he has a short time and he is wreaking havoc on the earth.
  • BRENDA
    Satan and his fallen angels were cast out somewhere between 12 15 17 thru 1 13 18, according to the Heavenly Sigsn.
  • 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!

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