Revelation 12:8
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New International Version
But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.

New Living Translation
And the dragon lost the battle, and he and his angels were forced out of heaven.

English Standard Version
but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.

New American Standard Bible
and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.

King James Bible
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but he could not prevail, and there was no place for them in heaven any longer.

International Standard Version
But it was not strong enough, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.

NET Bible
But the dragon was not strong enough to prevail, so there was no longer any place left in heaven for him and his angels.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And did not prevail, neither was a place found for them in Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But it was not strong enough, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and did not prevail; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

King James 2000 Bible
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

American King James Version
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

American Standard Version
And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
and he prevailed not, nor was their place found any more in the heaven.

English Revised Version
And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
The Dragon fought and so did his angels; but they were defeated, and there was no longer any room found for them in Heaven.

World English Bible
They didn't prevail, neither was a place found for him any more in heaven.

Young's Literal Translation
and they did not prevail, nor was their place found any more in the heaven;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:7-11 The attempts of the dragon proved unsuccessful against the church, and fatal to his own interests. The seat of this war was in heaven; in the church of Christ, the kingdom of heaven on earth. The parties were Christ, the great Angel of the covenant, and his faithful followers; and Satan and his instruments. The strength of the church is in having the Lord Jesus for the Captain of their salvation. Pagan idolatry, which was the worship of devils, was cast out of the empire by the spreading of Christianity. The salvation and strength of the church, are only to be ascribed to the King and Head of the church. The conquered enemy hates the presence of God, yet he is willing to appear there, to accuse the people of God. Let us take heed that we give him no cause to accuse us; and that, when we have sinned, we go before the Lord, condemn ourselves, and commit our cause to Christ as our Advocate. The servants of God overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb, as the cause. By the word of their testimony: the powerful preaching of the gospel is mighty, through God, to pull down strong holds. By their courage and patience in sufferings: they loved not their lives so well but they could lay them down in Christ's cause. These were the warriors and the weapons by which Christianity overthrew the power of pagan idolatry; and if Christians had continued to fight with these weapons, and such as these, their victories would have been more numerous and glorious, and the effects more lasting. The redeemed overcame by a simple reliance on the blood of Christ, as the only ground of their hopes. In this we must be like them. We must not blend any thing else with this.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And prevailed not,.... That is, the dragon, or the devil, and his angels, prevailed not against Michael and his angels; but, on the other hand, were conquered by them, as the above tyrants were by Constantine and Theodosius: some copies read in the singular number, "and he prevailed not", as the Alexandrian copy, the Complutensian edition the Arabic and Ethiopic versions; and other copies in the plural number, "they prevailed not": and as the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions:

neither was their place found any more in heaven; in the Roman empire; or "his place", as some copies and versions: this was the time of the judgment of the world, or of the empire as Pagan; Satan the prince of the world, who had long governed in it, was now cast out of all power and authority in it, and all the idol gods in whom he was worshipped, with all the idolatrous priests; nor were there any more any Heathen emperors, for after Constantine's time there was only Julian the apostate, and who reigned but a little while; and after Theodosius, who cleared the empire of Paganism, there never was any, and there is reason to believe there never will be.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. prevailed not—A and Coptic read, "He prevailed not." But B and C read as English Version.

neither—A, B, and C read, "not even" (Greek, "oude"): a climax. Not only did they not prevail, but not even their place was found any more in heaven. There are four gradations in the ever deeper downfall of Satan: (1) He is deprived of his heavenly excellency, though having still access to heaven as man's accuser, up to Christ's first coming. As heaven was not fully yet opened to man (Joh 3:13), so it was not yet shut against Satan and his demons. The Old Testament dispensation could not overcome him. (2) From Christ, down to the millennium, he is judicially cast out of heaven as the accuser of the elect, and shortly before the millennium loses his power against Israel, and has sentence of expulsion fully executed on him and his by Michael. His rage on earth is consequently the greater, his power being concentrated on it, especially towards the end, when "he knoweth that he hath but a short time" (Re 12:12). (3) He is bound during the millennium (Re 20:1-3). (4) After having been loosed for a while, he is cast for ever into the lake of fire.

Revelation 12:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
The War in Heaven
7And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.…
Cross References
Revelation 12:7
Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.

Revelation 12:9
The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Revelation 20:11
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.
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