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

  • A disciple
    Cheryl; There are some who believe that these events are mentioned in Genesis and the Prophets in some very interesting and mysterious sentences about the "earth becoming without form and void," as if by a terrible cataclysmic event; like Satan being cast out of heaven; so for that reason the earth was literally turned inside out! The Lord Jesus said, "I saw Satan as lightning fall from heaven!"
  • Cheryl
    When was Satan and his followers cast down to Earth , if in Genesis it said the Earth was void in the beginning and man was not yet form ?
  • Alex
    The woman in rev 12 also answers to Zech 9 v 9, she answers to donkey and her colt is a baby Christ,we are the donkey spritual speaking thats y he said my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and our colt is a gonna be a baby christ, the kingdom comes with the woman and her child, when jesus entered jerusalem on the donkey and her colt they cried now is come the kingdom of our God.We be the woman.
  • Christi
    The great red dragon is probably Nibiru, which has an asteroid belt or "tail" as described in verse 4. The stars that it knocks down to Earth are the asteroids that fly around it. The Earth may have a 28 degree pole shift, which could be the reason one third of the life on Earth will perish. We need to be ready to see the Lord any day now. The Rapture comes after tribulation. Stop sinning now.
  • Alex
    Why didn't this woman birth the children 2000 yrs ago,simply b/c Micah 5 says he wd give them up TILL she that is in Travail has given birth then the Remnant of his Brethren wd return unto the children of Israel and Malachi said that Elijah wd come and turn the hearts of the fathers to the CHILDREN, The Book in the right hand of the FATHER CONTAINS THE SEEDS/WORDS OF THE SOWER, THUS THE CHILDREN
  • Alex
    That Woman in Rev. 12 is US,unto US a child is born,unto US a son is given, we are all gonna birth a baby christ via his seed which is his Word,the Child is the H.G. HE SAID THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT which is tHE H.G. IMMANUEL,MY LIL CHILDREN OF WHOM I TRAVAIL IN BIRTH TILL CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU,THATS Y HE REFERS TO HIMSELF AS THE SON OF MAN,MANKIND IS GONNA BIRTH CHRIST.

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