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Who were the woman and the dragon in Rev. 12?

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

Revelation 12:1 - 6

NKJV - 1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

Clarify (1) Share Report Asked June 02 2014 Stringio Ashley Morris

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Stringio Vincent Mercado

A pregnant woman who gives birth to the child who will rule the nations - that's our Mother Mary.

And the dragon (enraged at the woman, waged war against her children, that is, the followers of Jesus) - can only be Satan.

June 08 2014 Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado

A pregnant woman who gives birth to the child who will "rule the nations with a rod of iron" (Psalm 2:9) - that's Mary giving birth to Jesus.

And the dragon (enraged at the woman, waged war against her children (John 19:27), that is, the followers of Jesus) - can only be Satan.

June 09 2014 Report

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