New Living Translation
When the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
King James Bible
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the dragon saw that he had been cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman which bore the male 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.
Young's Literal Translation
And when the dragon saw that he was cast forth to the earth, he pursued the woman who did bring forth the male,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryJoshua and the Angel
The steady advancement made by the builders of the temple greatly discomfited and alarmed the hosts of evil. Satan determined to put forth still further effort to weaken and discourage God's people by holding before them their imperfections of character. If those who had long suffered because of transgression could again be induced to disregard God's commandments, they would be brought once more under the bondage of sin. Because Israel had been chosen to preserve the knowledge of God in the earth, …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
The Work of Christ.
A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
Then I witnessed in heaven another significant event. I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads.
She gave birth to a son who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne.
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