Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
She was pregnant, and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
[But] he did not have sexual relations with her until [after] she had a son, whom he named Jesus.
"And to the person who has victory [in the Christian life], and who continues to do what I want until the end [of his life], I will give him authority over the nations [Note: This probably refers to a spiritual reign with Christ during the Christian age. See 20:4].
And a sharp sword came out of His mouth, with which He would strike down the nations. And He will rule them with an iron staff and will trample on [the grapes of] God Almighty's winepress of anger.
Then Herod summoned the astrologer/sages and learned from them exactly when the star had appeared.
This king exploited the Hebrews and mistreated our forefathers, even requiring that they abandon their [small] babies, leaving them to die [See Exodus 1:22].
And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to earth, he persecuted the woman who had given birth to a son.