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She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
King James Bible
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
American Standard Version
and she was with child; and she crieth out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be delivered.
Young's Literal Translation
and being with child she doth cry out, travailing and pained to bring forth.
Revelation 12:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, etc. - This, when taken in connection with the following verses, is a striking figure of the great persecution which the Church of Christ should suffer under the heathen Roman emperors, but more especially of that long and most dreadful one under Diocletian. The woman is represented as Being with child, to show that the time would speedily arrive when God's patient forbearance with the heathen would be terminated, and that a deliverer should arise in the Christian world who would execute the Divine vengeance upon paganism.
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Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...
Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...
Isaiah 54:1 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you that did not travail with child...
Isaiah 66:7,8 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child...
Micah 5:3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travails has brought forth...
John 16:21 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child...
Galatians 4:19,27 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you...
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Isaiah 26:17 As a pregnant woman about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, LORD.
Isaiah 66:6 Hear that uproar from the city, hear that noise from the temple! It is the sound of the LORD repaying his enemies all they deserve.
Micah 4:9 Why do you now cry aloud-- have you no king? Has your ruler perished, that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?
Matthew 24:8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.