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Revelation 12:13

    Revelation 12:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man child .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the dragon saw that he was forced down to the earth, he made cruel attacks on the woman who gave birth to the male child.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man child .

    World English Bible

    When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

    Definitions for Revelation 12:13

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Dragon - Jackal; wild dog.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 12:13

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth - When the heathen party saw that they were no longer supported by the civil power: -

    He persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child - The heathens persecuted the Christian Church in the behalf of which Divine Providence had raised up a dynasty of Christian Roman emperors.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 12:13

    And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth - That is, when Satan saw that he was doomed to discomfiture and overthrow, as if he had been cast out of heaven; when he saw that his efforts must be confined to the earth, and that only for a limited time, he "persecuted the woman," and was more violently enraged against the church on earth.

    He persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child - See the notes on Revelation 12:5. The child is represented as safe; that is, the ultimate progress and extension of the church was certain. But Satan was permitted still to wage a warfare against the church - represented here by his wrath against the woman, and by her being constrained to flee into the wilderness. It is unnecessary to say that, after the pagan persecutions ceased, and Christianity was firmly established in the empire; after Satan saw that all hope of destroying the church in that manner was at an end, his enmity was vented in another form - in the rise of the papacy, and in the persecutions under that an opposition to spiritual religion no less determined and deadly than what had been waged by paganism.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 12:13

    12:13 And when the dragon saw - That be could no longer accuse the saints in heaven, he turned his wrath to do all possible mischief on earth. He persecuted the woman - The ancient persecutions of the church were mentioned, Rev 1:9, 2:10, 7:14; but this persecution came after her flight, verse 6, Rev 12:6 just at the beginning of the third woe. Accordingly, in the tenth and eleventh centuries, the church was furiously persecuted by several heathen powers. In Prussia, king Adelbert was killed in the year 997, king Brunus in 1008; and when king Stephen encouraged Christianity in Hungary, he met with violent opposition. After his death, the heathens in Hungary set themselves to root it out, and prevailed for several years. About the same time, the army of the emperor, Henry the Third, was totally overthrown by the Vandals. These, and all the accounts of those times, show with what fury the dragon then persecuted the woman.