Revelation 12:15
New International Version
Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.

New Living Translation
Then the dragon tried to drown the woman with a flood of water that flowed from his mouth.

English Standard Version
The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood.

Berean Study Bible
Then from the mouth of the serpent spewed water like a river to overtake the woman and sweep her away in the torrent.

Berean Literal Bible
And out of his mouth the serpent cast water as a river after the woman, so that he might cause her to be carried away by a flood.

New American Standard Bible
And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.

New King James Version
So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

King James Bible
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

Christian Standard Bible
From his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river flowing after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood.

Contemporary English Version
The snake then spewed out water like a river to sweep the woman away.

Good News Translation
And then from his mouth the dragon poured out a flood of water after the woman, so that it would carry her away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river flowing after the woman, to sweep her away in a torrent.

International Standard Version
From its mouth the serpent spewed water like a river behind the woman in order to sweep her away with the flood.

NET Bible
Then the serpent spouted water like a river out of his mouth after the woman in an attempt to sweep her away by a flood,

New Heart English Bible
The serpent spewed water out of his mouth after the woman like a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Serpent cast water like a river out of its mouth after the woman, to cause her to be taken by the waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The snake's mouth poured out a river of water behind the woman in order to sweep her away.

New American Standard 1977
And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a river after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the river.

King James 2000 Bible
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

American King James Version
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

American Standard Version
And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be carried away by the river.

Darby Bible Translation
And the serpent cast out of his mouth behind the woman water as a river, that he might make her be [as] one carried away by a river.

English Revised Version
And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

Weymouth New Testament
And the serpent poured water from his mouth--a very river it seemed--after the woman, in the hope that she would be carried away by its flood.

World English Bible
The serpent spewed water out of his mouth after the woman like a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.

Young's Literal Translation
and the serpent did cast forth after the woman, out of his mouth, water as a river, that he may cause her to be carried away by the river,
Study Bible
The Woman Persecuted
14But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle to fly from the presence of the serpent to her place in the wilderness, where she was nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. 15Then from the mouth of the serpent spewed water like a river to overtake the woman and sweep her away in the torrent. 16But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth to swallow up the river that had poured from the dragon’s mouth.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat of any tree in the garden?'"

2 Corinthians 11:3
I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ.

Revelation 12:9
And the great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Revelation 12:16
But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth to swallow up the river that had poured from the dragon's mouth.

Revelation 20:2
He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.

Treasury of Scripture

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

cast.

Revelation 17:15
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Psalm 18:4
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 65:7
Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mouth
στόματος (stomatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.

of the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

serpent
ὄφις (ophis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3789: Probably from optanomai; a snake, figuratively, an artful malicious person, especially Satan.

spewed
ἔβαλεν (ebalen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

water
ὕδωρ (hydōr)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5204: Water. And genitive case, hudatos, etc. From the base of huetos; water literally or figuratively.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a river
ποταμόν (potamon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4215: A river, torrent, stream. Probably from a derivative of the alternate of pino; a current, brook or freshet, i.e. Running water.

to overtake
ὀπίσω (opisō)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3694: Behind, after; back, backwards. From the same as opisthen with enclitic of direction; to the back, i.e. Aback.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

woman
γυναικὸς (gynaikos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

[and]
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

sweep
ποιήσῃ (poiēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

her
αὐτὴν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

away in the torrent.
ποταμοφόρητον (potamophorēton)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4216: Carried away by a stream. From potamos and a derivative of phoreo; river-borne, i.e. Overwhelmed by a stream.
(15) And the serpent . . .--Translate, And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might make her to be carried away by the river. The foe of the woman was described as a dragon for his cruelty and fierceness--as a serpent for his subtlety. The first attack on the woman is pictured as persecution by the dragon: from this she escapes by flight; but the subtlety of the enemy finds another device: the foe (now described as a serpent) pours forth water as a river to sweep away the woman. The emblem is nut uncommon in the Bible. Invasion is described as "an overflowing flood" (Jeremiah 46:7-8; Jeremiah 47:2; comp. Isaiah 8:7-8) The same emblem is used in Psalm 74:2-6 to describe the uprising of a people's ill-will. The floods, the rivers, the waves of the sea, are employed to express popular movements. The woman that cannot be destroyed by positive persecution may be swept away by a hostile public opinion. It is not the rulers alone who stand up against the Lord and His Church: an infuriated populace may be stirred up against them. The temper of the mob occasioned as much suffering and as many deaths in early Christian days as did the political authorities. Ill-regulated popular impulses, leading to violence and unwise action, whether nominally for Christianity or against it, have done enough of the devil's work in the world.

Verse 15. - And the serpent cast out of his month water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood; cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river... carried away by the river. A flood, in the Old Testament, has several significations. It frequently expresses overwhelming misfortune. Thus Psalm 69:15, "Let not the waterflood overflow me;" Psalm 90:5, "Thou carriest them away as with a flood" (cf. also Daniel 9:26; Daniel 11:22; Isaiah 59:19; Jeremiah 46:7; Amos 9:5, etc.). The flood is typical of every form of destruction with which the devil seeks to overwhelm the Church of God. At the period of the writing of the Apocalypse, it plainly symbolized the bitter persecutions to which Christians were subjected; but its meaning need not be limited to this one form of destruction. Thus all those writers are correct, so far as they go, who interpret the flood of the Mohammedan power, of heresy, of the Gothic invasion, etc. 12:12-17 The church and all her friends might well be called to praise God for deliverance from pagan persecution, though other troubles awaited her. The wilderness is a desolate place, and full of serpents and scorpions, uncomfortable and destitute of provisions; yet a place of safety, as well as where one might be alone. But being thus retired could not protect the woman. The flood of water is explained by many to mean the invasions of barbarians, by which the western empire was overwhelmed; for the heathen encouraged their attacks, in the hope of destroying Christianity. But ungodly men, for their worldly interests, protected the church amidst these tumults, and the overthrow of the empire did not help the cause of idolatry. Or, this may be meant of a flood of error, by which the church of God was in danger of being overwhelmed and carried away. The devil, defeated in his designs upon the church, turns his rage against persons and places. Being faithful to God and Christ, in doctrine, worship, and practice, exposes to the rage of Satan; and will do so till the last enemy shall be destroyed.
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