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B. The Second Section, Giving Details
of the Important Things and the Crucial Matters
Covered in the First Section
1. A Woman Who Brings Forth a Man-child,
and a Great Red Dragon -- Satan
a. The Woman in Travail
1 And a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon underneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
2 And she was with child, and she cried out, travailing in birth and being in pain to bring forth.
b. The Great Red Dragon against the Woman
3 And another sign was seen in heaven; and behold, there was a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.
4 And his tail drags away the third part of the stars of heaven, and he cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bring forth, so that when she brings forth he might devour her child.
c. The Man-child Born and Caught Up
to God and to His Throne
5 And she brought forth a son, a man-child, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
d. The Woman Fleeing
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place there prepared by God so that they might nourish her there a thousand two hundred and sixty days.
e. War in Heaven
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels went to war with the dragon. And the dragon warred and his angels.
8 And they did not prevail, neither was their place found any longer in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast down, the ancient serpent, he who is called the Devil and Satan, he who deceives the whole inhabited earth; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
f. The Triumphant Shout in Heaven
10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, Now has come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ, for the accuser of our brothers has been cast down, who accuses them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they loved not their soul-life even unto death.
12 Therefore be glad, O heavens and those who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you and has great rage, knowing that he has only a short time.
g. The Dragon Persecuting the Woman
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man-child.
14 And to the woman there were given the two wings of the great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness into her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast water as a river out of his mouth after the woman that he might cause her to be carried away by its current.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
h. The Dragon Making War
with the Rest of the Woman's Seed
17 And the dragon became angry with the woman and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus.
18 And he stood on the sand of the sea.