Revelation 12:16
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New International Version
But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

New Living Translation
But the earth helped her by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that gushed out from the mouth of the dragon.

English Standard Version
But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth.

Berean Study Bible
But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth to swallow up the river that had poured from the dragon's mouth.

Berean Literal Bible
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river, which the dragon had cast out of his mouth.

New American Standard Bible
But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.

King James Bible
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the earth helped the woman. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth.

International Standard Version
But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed from its mouth.

NET Bible
but the earth came to her rescue; the ground opened up and swallowed the river that the dragon had spewed from his mouth.

New Heart English Bible
The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Earth helped the woman, and The Earth opened its mouth and swallowed that river which the Dragon had cast from its mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river which had poured out of the serpent's mouth.

New American Standard 1977
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon had cast out of his mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

American King James Version
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Weymouth New Testament
But the earth came to the woman's help: it opened its mouth and drank up the river which the Dragon had poured from his mouth.

World English Bible
The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
and the land did help the woman, and the land did open its mouth and did swallow up the river, that the dragon did cast forth out of his mouth;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:12-17 The church and all her friends might well be called to praise God for deliverance from pagan persecution, though other troubles awaited her. The wilderness is a desolate place, and full of serpents and scorpions, uncomfortable and destitute of provisions; yet a place of safety, as well as where one might be alone. But being thus retired could not protect the woman. The flood of water is explained by many to mean the invasions of barbarians, by which the western empire was overwhelmed; for the heathen encouraged their attacks, in the hope of destroying Christianity. But ungodly men, for their worldly interests, protected the church amidst these tumults, and the overthrow of the empire did not help the cause of idolatry. Or, this may be meant of a flood of error, by which the church of God was in danger of being overwhelmed and carried away. The devil, defeated in his designs upon the church, turns his rage against persons and places. Being faithful to God and Christ, in doctrine, worship, and practice, exposes to the rage of Satan; and will do so till the last enemy shall be destroyed.
Study Bible
The Woman Persecuted
15Then from the mouth of the serpent spewed water like a river to overtake the woman and sweep her away in the torrent. 16But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth to swallow up the river that had poured from the dragon’s mouth. 17And the dragon was enraged at the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:24
You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

Revelation 12:15
Then from the mouth of the serpent spewed water like a river to overtake the woman and sweep her away in the torrent.

Revelation 12:17
And the dragon was enraged at the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.
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