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And . . . heaven = And a great sign was seen in heaven.
appeared = was seen. App-133 .
wonder. App-176 . What follows is a sign.
heaven. See Revelation 3:12 .
woman. i.e. Israel. See John 16:21 .
twelve stars. Probably the zodiacal signs, representing the Israel nation in embryo. See App-12 .
cried = crieth out.
travailing, &c. Greek. odino. Only here and Galatians 1:4 , Galatians 1:19 , Gal 1:27 . See Micah 5:3 .
pained. Literally tormented. See Revelation 9:5 .
another. App-124 .
behold. App-133 .
dragon. Greek. drakon. First of thirteen occurances in Rev. only. ( App-10 and App-197 ) See Revelation 12:9 .
seven heads . . . heads. "Signs" of universality of earthly power.
crowns. Greek. diadema. Only here, Revelation 13:1 ; Revelation 19:12 .
And his, &c. Refers to Satan's first rebellion and to those who followed him.
drew = draggeth. See John 21:8 .
did. Read "he".
earth. App-129 .
stood = is standing. Perf. tense, indicating abiding action.
was . . . delivered = is about to bring forth.
for = in order. Greek. hina.
devour. Same word as Revelation 10:9 , Revelation 10:10 (eat up); Revelation 20:9 . From Genesis 3:15 till now Satan stands ready to devour the promised "seed",
child. App-108 .
man child = a son ( App-108 .) a male (as Luke 2:23 ).
was = is about.
nations = the nations. Compare Psalms 2:9 .
rod. See Revelation 2:27 .
up = away.
unto. App-104 .
God. App-98 .
to. The texts add pros, as above. An interval of years occurs after this verse.
Anticipatory, the flight being consequent on the war in heaven (Revelation 12:14 ).
into. App-104 .
wilderness. Compare Ezekiel 20:33-38 .
that. Greek. hina , as Revelation 12:4 .
was = came to be.
heaven = the heaven. See Revelation 3:12 . A particular sphere above earth which is dwelt in by, or accessible to, the dragon and his evil powers. Compare Job 1 and Job 2:0 .Zechariah 3:6 . See Luke 10:18 .
Michael. See Daniel 10:13 , Daniel 10:21 ; Daniel 12:1 .Jude 1:9 , and App-179 .
fought against. The texts read "(going forth) to war with".
against. Greek. meta. App-104 .
prevailed. Greek. ischuo, as Acts 19:16 , Acts 19:20 . Only here in Rev. Compare App-172 .
neither. Greek. oude.
more. First occurance: Matthew 5:13 (thenceforth).
cast out = cast down, as Revelation 12:10 .
that = the
old = ancient.
serpent. See Revelation 20:2 .Genesis 3:1 , and App-19 .
Devil. Literally slanderer. See Revelation 12:10 and Matthew 4:1 .
Satan = Adversary. Compare Matthew 4:10 . See App-19 .
which deceiveth. Literally the one deceiving. App-128 . See Revelation 20:3 .
world. App-129 .
The central verse in Revelation.
loud = great.
salvation = the salvation.
strength = the power. App-172 .1; Rev 176:1 .
kingdom. See App-114 .
power. App-172 .
Christ. App-98 .
accuser. Greek. kategoros. Only here in Rev.
is = was.
cast down. As "cast out", Revelation 12:9 , with the texts.
accused = accuseth. First occurance: Matthew 12:10 ; last, here.
word. App-121 .
testimony. See Revelation 1:2 .
loved. App-135 .
lives = life.
Therefore = For this cause.
heavens. In Rev. only here in plural, while fifty-one occurences in singular. See Revelation 3:12 and Matthew 6:10 .
dwell. Literally tabernacle. See Revelation 7:15 and Revelation 13:6 .
Woe. Third and most terrible of the three woes (Revelation 8:13 ).
the . . . of. The texts omit.
come = gone.
wrath. Greek. thumas. First of ten occurrences in Rev.
because . . . that = knowing ( App-132 .) that.
time. Greek. kairos. App-195 .
saw. App-133 .
east = east down, Revelation 12:9 .
man child = male. See Revelation 12:5 .
two = the two.
a = the.
great eagle. Great is emph. Compare Deuteronomy 32:11 , Deuteronomy 32:12 .
might = may.
fly. Greek. petomai. See Revelation 12:6 . Compare Exodus 14:5 .Psalms 35:1-5 .Isaiah 11:16 . Ezekiel 20:33-38 . Hosea 2:14 , Hosea 2:15 .Zephaniah 2:3 .Matthew 24:15-28 . Mark 13:14-23 .
time, &c. See Revelation 11:2 and App-195 .
from, &c. See Septuagint of Judges 9:21 for same Figure of speech Idioma ( App-6 ).
out of. App-104 .
flood = river.
carried . . . flood. Greek. potamophoretos. Only here.
opened, &c. See Numbers 16:30 .
swallowed up. Greek. katapino. Occurs seven times in N.T. See 1 Corinthians 15:54 . Compare Isaiah 59:19 .
went = went away, as in John 11:46 .
remnant. App-124 .
seed. Believers, Jew and Gentile, who are seen Revelation 7:9 .
and have = holding.
Jesus. App-98 .
Christ. The texts omit. They add here the first clause of Revelation 13:1 , altering to "he stood".
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