Chapter 12
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A great sign was seen in heaven: a man clothed with the sun, and the moon under his feet, and on his head a crown of twelve stars.
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He was with child. He cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.
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Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on her heads seven crowns.
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Her tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the man who was about to give birth, so that when he gave birth she might devour his child.
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He gave birth to a daughter, a female child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. His child was caught up to God, and to her throne.
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The man fled into the wilderness, where he has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish his one thousand two hundred sixty days.
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There was war in the sky. Michael and her angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and her angels made war.
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They didn't prevail, neither was a place found for her any more in heaven.
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The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, she who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. She was thrown down to the earth, and her angels were thrown down with her.
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I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now is come the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of her Christ; for the accuser of our sisters has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.
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They overcame her because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.
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Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that she has but a short time."
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When the dragon saw that she was thrown down to the earth, she persecuted the man who gave birth to the female child.
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Two wings of the great eagle were given to the man, that he might fly into the wilderness to his place, so that he might be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
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The serpent spewed water out of her mouth after the man like a river, that she might cause him to be carried away by the stream.
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The earth helped the man, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of her mouth.
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The dragon grew angry with the man, and went away to make war with the rest of his seed, who keep God's commandments and hold Jesus' testimony.