New International Version
Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring--those who keep God's commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.
King James Bible
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.
World English Bible
The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep God's commandments and hold Jesus' testimony.
Young's Literal Translation
and the dragon was angry against the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, those keeping the commands of God, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 12:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the dragon was wroth with the woman - The heathen party, foiled in their subtle attempt to destroy Christianity, were greatly enraged, and endeavored to excite the hatred of the multitude against the religion of Jesus. "They alleged that before the coming of Christ the world was blessed with peace and prosperity; but that since the progress of their religion everywhere, the gods, filled with indignation to see their worship neglected and their altars abandoned, had visited the earth with those plagues and desolations which increased every day." See Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History, cent. V., part 1, and other works on this subject.
Went to make war with the remnant of her seed - The dragon απηλθε, departed, i.e., into the wilderness, whither the woman had fled; and in another form commenced a new species of persecution, directed only against the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. See on Revelation 13:13 of the following chapter (note) for an illustration of this remarkable passage.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and have. See on ver.
Text.--The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.--James v. 16. THE last lecture referred principally to the confession of sin. To-night my remarks will be chiefly confined to the subject of intercession, or prayer. There are two kinds of means requisite to promote a revival; one to influence men, the other to influence God. The truth is employed to influence men, and prayer to move God. When I speak of moving God, I do not mean that God's mind is changed by prayer, or that his …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
In the Days of Queen Esther
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
1 John 5:10
Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
who testifies to everything he saw--that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.
Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.
But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Jump to PreviousAngry Bear Children Christ Commandments Dragon Elsewhere Enraged Fast Furiously God's Grew Hold Jesus Keeping Make Offspring Orders Remnant Rest Sand Sea Seed Stood Testimony War Wroth
Jump to NextAngry Bear Children Christ Commandments Dragon Elsewhere Enraged Fast Furiously God's Grew Hold Jesus Keeping Make Offspring Orders Remnant Rest Sand Sea Seed Stood Testimony War Wroth
LinksRevelation 12:17 NIV
Revelation 12:17 NLT
Revelation 12:17 ESV
Revelation 12:17 NASB
Revelation 12:17 KJV
Revelation 12:17 Bible Apps
Revelation 12:17 Biblia Paralela
Revelation 12:17 Chinese Bible
Revelation 12:17 French Bible
Revelation 12:17 German Bible
Revelation 12:17 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.