Modern Literal Version
[Revelation 12]




     12:1 And a great sign was seen in heaven, a woman having been dressed with the sun and the moon underneath her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; 12:2 and she was pregnant, and was crying, being in travail and in torment to bear forth. 12:3 And another sign was seen in heaven and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and seven diadems upon his heads. 12:4 And his tail drags the third of the stars of heaven and he cast them to the earth and the dragon is standing in the sight of the woman who is about to bear, in order that whenever she has bore, he may devour her child. 12:5 And she bore a son, a male child, who is about to shepherd all the nations with* an iron rod and her child was taken away to God and to his throne.12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in order that they may nourish her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. {Rev 11:3, 11:9, 11:11, 12:14, 13:5}




     12:7 And there became a war in heaven. Michael and his messengers made war with the dragon, and the dragon and his messengers made war. 12:8 And they did not prevail, neither was a place found for him anymore in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast down, the ancient serpent, who is called the devil and the Adversary, the one who is misleading the whole inhabited-earth; he was cast down to the earth and his messengers were cast down with him. 12:10And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ has become, because the accuser of our brethren has been cast down, who accuses them in the sight of our God day and night. 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love* their life even to death. 12:12 Because of this, O heavens and youĎ who are dwelling in them beĎ joyous! Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to youĎ, having great fury, knowing that he has a small time.




     12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who bore the male child.12:14 And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she may fly into the wilderness to her place, *that she may be nourished there for a time and times and half a time, from the face of the serpent. {Rev 11:3, 11:9, 11:11, 12:6, 13:5}12:15And the serpent cast water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, in order that he might make* the river whisk her away. 12:16 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. 12:17 And the dragon was angry against the woman and went away to make* war with the rest of her seed, who are keeping the commandments of God and holding the testimony of Jesus.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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