1 And a great symbol appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars, 2 and being with child she cried out in pain and distress to give it birth. 3 And there appeared another symbol in heaven, and behold, a great fiery dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and upon his heads seven diadems, 4 and his tail drew a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them on the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear [a child], that when she had borne he might devour her son. 5 And she bore a male child, who is about to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they may nourish her there twelve hundred and sixty days [three years and a half].
7 And there was a war in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting with the dragon. And the dragon fought and his angels, 8 and were not strong, neither was their place found any longer in heaven. 9 And the great dragon, the old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, and who deceives all the world, was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast [to the earth] with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, Now has come the salvation and power and kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ, for the accuser of the brothers, that accused them day and night before God, has been cast [to the earth]. 11 And they conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and exposed their lives to death. 12 Therefore rejoice, heavens, and those who dwell in them; woe to the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who bore the male child. 14 And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly to the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished a time and times and half a time [three years and a half], from before the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water like a river, that he might carry her away. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her children who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.