New American Standard Bible
And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
King James Bible
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the dragon saw that he had been cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman which bore the male child.
World English Bible
When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
Young's Literal Translation
And when the dragon saw that he was cast forth to the earth, he pursued the woman who did bring forth the male,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth - That is, when Satan saw that he was doomed to discomfiture and overthrow, as if he had been cast out of heaven; when he saw that his efforts must be confined to the earth, and that only for a limited time, he "persecuted the woman," and was more violently enraged against the church on earth.
He persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child - See the notes on Revelation 12:5. The child is represented as safe; that is, the ultimate progress and extension of the church was certain. But Satan was permitted still to wage a warfare against the church - represented here by his wrath against the woman, and by her being constrained to flee into the wilderness. It is unnecessary to say that, after the pagan persecutions ceased, and Christianity was firmly established in the empire; after Satan saw that all hope of destroying the church in that manner was at an end, his enmity was vented in another form - in the rise of the papacy, and in the persecutions under that an opposition to spiritual religion no less determined and deadly than what had been waged by paganism.
LibrarySnares of Satan
The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wicked one redoubles his efforts to defeat the work of Christ in man's behalf and to fasten souls in his snares. To hold the people in darkness and impenitence till the Saviour's mediation is ended, and there is no longer a sacrifice for sin, is the object which he seeks to accomplish. When there is no special effort made to resist his power, when indifference prevails …
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy
The Glory of Jesus and Mary.
The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
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Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
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