Revelation 12:9
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English Standard Version
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

King James Bible
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

American Standard Version
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

English Revised Version
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out upon the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Weymouth New Testament
The great Dragon, the ancient serpent, he who is called 'the Devil' and 'the Adversary' and leads the whole earth astray, was hurled down: he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

Revelation 12:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The great dragon (ὁ δράκων ὁ μέγας)

Lit., the dragon, the great (dragon).

That old serpent (ὁ ὄφις ὁ ἀρχαῖος)

Lit., the serpent, the old (serpent). For this habitual construction in John, see on 1 John 4:9. For ἀρχαῖος old, see on 1 John 2:7, and compare "he was a murderer ἀπ' ἀρχῆς from the beginning," John 8:44; ἀρχή beginning being etymologically akin to ἀρχαῖος old.

The Devil

See on Matthew 4:1.

Satan

See on Luke 10:18.

The deceiver (ὁ πλανῶν)

Lit., he that deceiveth. See on 1 John 1:8.

World (οἰκουμένην)

See on Luke 2:1 The world with all its inhabitants.

Down to (εἰς)

Lit., into.

Revelation 12:9 Parallel Commentaries

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the great.

Revelation 12:3,7 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns...

Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

that.

Revelation 12:14,15 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place...

Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

Genesis 3:1,4,13 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said...

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent...

Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat...

the Devil.

Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands...

Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world...

Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils...

Matthew 4:1,5,8 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil...

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts...

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

1 Timothy 3:6,7 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil...

Hebrews 2:14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same...

1 John 3:8-10 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested...

Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses...

and Satan.

Revelation 2:9,13,24 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews...

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold...

1 Chronicles 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

Job 1:6-12 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them...

Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD...

Psalm 109:6 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

Zechariah 3:1,2 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him...

Matthew 4:10 Then said Jesus to him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.

Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, see, these eighteen years...

Luke 22:3,31 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve...

Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh...

2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

deceiveth.

Revelation 13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast...

Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you...

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Revelation 20:3,8,10 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more...

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible...

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety...

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men...

2 Thessalonians 2:3,9-11 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first...

1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

he was.

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the middle of you with violence, and you have sinned...

Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

into.

Job 1:7 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth...

Job 2:2 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth...

Isaiah 14:12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!

Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat...

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

Cross References
Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?"

Job 1:9
Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for no reason?

Matthew 4:10
Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'"

Matthew 25:41
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Luke 10:18
And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.

2 Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

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