Revelation 12:8

“And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And preuailed not, neither was their place found any more in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they were overcome, and there was no more place for them in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

and he prevailed not, nor was their place found any more in the heaven.
- Darby Bible

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

The Dragon fought and so did his angels; but they were defeated, and there was no longer any room found for them in Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

They didn't prevail, neither was a place found for him any more in heaven.
- World English Bible

and thei hadden not myyt, nether the place of hem was foundun more in heuene.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they did not prevail, nor was their place found any more in the heaven;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 12:8


12:8 And he prevailed not - The dragon himself is principally mentioned; but his angels, likewise, are to be understood. Neither was this place found any more in heaven - So till now he had a place in heaven. How deep a mystery is this! One may compare this with #Luke 10:18|; Eph 2:2; 4:8; 6:12.


Discussion for Revelation 12

  • Steve
    In short, the purpose of this passage is for encouragement. The woman represents the group of believers; the dragon represents the pagan empire during Constantine's Christian conversion. This dragon is very same 4th beast in Daniel. Revelations describes Daniel's fourth beast in various phases until it develops into the Holy Roman Empire. This is God contrasting his kingdom to man's kingdom.
  • A disciple
    DON"T BE A FOOL! How many self-seeking false prophets have to make a fool of themselves and everyone who listens to them, before the words of our Lord are believed and obeyed? "No man knows the day nor the hour when the Son of Man returns; only the Father! The vision and the sign describes the true state of the world, and the reason for what things tale place. IT'S NOT to decrypt some hocus pocus!
  • Yarah Sakal
    Chapter 12 has parallel meanings but most importantly it is a sign. The sign is in the heavens and refers to the celestial alignment taking place on September 23, 2017. Many feel it is pointing to the Rapture because of the context of the vision. What is important is not if the Rapture happens at that point since we should always be ready for that amazing "twinkling of an eye".
  • John
    Looks to me like God cleaned house in Heaven and figured it's time for man to do the same under the pretense and directive of God to be the hands and feet to ensure Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
  • BSP
    Verse 12 shows how angry Satan is that he has been thrown out of heaven. He has not given up in his fight to turn as many away as possible.
  • BSP
    In verse 7 we can see that Satan and his demons did not willingly leave heaven. There was a war that had to be fought and Jesus hurled Satan and the demons out of heaven.

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