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¶ AND a great sign was seen in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars;
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And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
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And there appeared another sign in heaven;
and behold, there was a great fiery dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
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And his tail cut off a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth;
and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered, so as to devour her child as soon as it was born.
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And she brought forth a male child, who was to shepherd all the nations with a rod of iron;
and her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.
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And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there a thousand and two hundred and three score days.
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And there was war in heaven.
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
and the dragon and his angels fought
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But did not prevail, neither was their place found any longer in heaven.
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Thus the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world: he was cast out on the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, Now the deliverance and the power and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ have been accomplished;
for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before God day and night, is cast down.
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And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;
and they did not spare themselves even to death.
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Therefore rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them.
Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea!
For the Devil has come down to you;
and his wrath is great, because he knows that his time is short.
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And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to a son.
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And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly from the presence of the serpent to the wilderness, into her place, where she would be nourished for years and months and days.
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Then the serpent sent a flood of water out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away by the flood.
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But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the water which the dragon had spouted out of his mouth.
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And the dragon was enraged at the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus.