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Revelation 12

The Woman, Israel

1And a great sign [warning of an ominous and frightening future event] appeared in heaven: a [a]woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child (the Messiah) and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.

The Red Dragon, Satan

Then another sign [of warning] was seen in heaven: behold, a great fiery red dragon (Satan) with [b]seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven royal crowns (diadems). And his tail swept [across the sky] and dragged away a third of the stars of heaven and flung them to the earth. And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.

The Male Child, Christ

And she gave birth to a Son, a male Child, who is destined to rule (shepherd) all the nations with a rod of iron; and her Child was [c]caught up to God and to His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that she would be nourished there for a thousand two hundred and sixty days (forty-two months; three and one-half years).

The Angel, Michael

And war broke out in heaven, Michael [the archangel] and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought, but they were not strong enough and did not prevail, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the age-old serpent who is called the [d]devil and Satan, he who continually deceives and seduces the entire inhabited world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,

“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom (dominion, reign) of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come; for the [e]accuser of our [believing] brothers and sisters has been thrown down [at last], he who accuses them and keeps bringing charges [of sinful behavior] against them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them [in the presence of God]. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you in great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time [remaining]!”

13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who had given birth to the male Child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time (three and one-half years), away from the presence of the serpent (Satan). 15 And the serpent hurled water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon had hurled out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went off to wage war on the rest of her children (seed), those who keep and obey the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus [holding firmly to it and bearing witness to Him].

Notas al pie

  1. Revelation 12:1 The woman represents the nation of Israel. The sun refers to Jacob (also called Israel, the name divinely bestowed on Jacob at Peniel Gen 32:28), and the moon to Rachel, while the twelve stars refer to the twelve tribes of Israel, originating with the sons of Jacob and Rachel (Gen 37:9-11).
  2. Revelation 12:3 The seven heads and ten horns correspond to the heads and horns of the beast in 17:3 ff, and to those of the beast in Dan 7:7 ff as well. Daniel’s description reveals that the ten horns are ten kings who temporarily reign with the Antichrist during the Great Tribulation (cf 17:12).
  3. Revelation 12:5 This refers to the ascension of Christ to heaven following His death and resurrection.
  4. Revelation 12:9 The Greek for devil is diabolos, which is actually a translation of Satan, a Hebrew word meaning “adversary” or “accuser.” The Greek word additionally carries with it the concept of “slanderer.” See note v 10.
  5. Revelation 12:10 This is the activity of Satan from which he has earned his name (see note v 9). The activity is most clearly seen in Job 1-2 and in Zech 3.

Korean Living Bible

요한계시록 12

여자와 아이

1그리고 하늘에 아주 신기한 광경이 나타났습니다. 한 여자가 해를 옷처 럼 입고 발로 달을 밟고 머리에는 열두 별이 빛나는 관을 쓰고 있었습니다.

임신중인 이 여자는 곧 해산하게 되어 아파서 부르짖었습니다.

하늘에는 또 다른 신기한 광경이 나타났습니다. 이번에는 거대한 붉은 용이 보이는데 머리가 일곱이고 뿔이 열이며 머리마다 왕관을 쓰고 있었습니다.

용은 그 꼬리로 하늘의 별 3분의 을 끌어다가 땅에 던졌으며 또 해산하려는 여자 앞에 서서 아기를 낳기만 하면 잡아 삼키려고 하였습니다.

드디어 여자가 아들을 낳았습니다. 그 아기는 장차 놀라운 권세로 모든 나라를 다스릴 분이었습니다. 갑자기 그 아기는 하나님과 그분의 보좌가 있는 곳으로 들려 올라갔습니다.

그리고 그 여자는 광야로 도망쳤는데 거기에는 1,260일 동안 그녀를 보살피도록 하나님께서 마련하신 곳이 있었습니다.

그때 하늘에는 전쟁이 있었습니다. 미가엘과 그의 천사들이 용을 대항하여 싸우고 용도 자기 부하들을 거느리고 맞서 싸웠습니다.

그러나 용과 그 부하들은 전쟁에 패하여 하늘에서 있을 곳조차 없게 되었습니다.

온 세상을 유혹하는 늙은 뱀, 곧 마귀라고도 하고 사탄이라고도 하는 그 큰 용이 땅으로 내어쫓기자 그의 부하들도 그와 함께 쫓겨났습니다.

10 그때 나는 하늘에서 큰 소리로 이렇게 말하는 것을 들었습니다. “이제야 우리 하나님의 구원과 능력과 나라와 그리스도의 권능이 나타났다. 우리 하나님 앞에서 밤낮 우리 형제들을 고소하던 자가 이제 쫓겨났다.

11 형제들이 어린 양의 피와 그들이 증거하는 말씀으로 그 고소자를 이겼으니 그들은 죽기까지 자기 생명을 아끼지 않았다.

12 그러므로 너희 하늘과 하늘에 사는 자들은 즐거워하라. 그러나 땅과 바다에는 재난이 닥칠 것이다. 마귀는 제때가 얼마 남지 않은 것을 알고 몹시 화가 나서 너희에게 내려갔다.”

13 용은 자기가 땅으로 쫓겨난 것을 알고 남자 아이를 낳은 여자를 괴롭혔습니다.

14 그러나 그 여자는 뱀의 낯을 피하여 [a]3년 반 동안 보살핌을 받을 광야의 자기 처소로 날아가도록 큰 독수리의 두 날개를 받았습니다.

15 그러자 뱀은 그 여자의 뒤에서 입으로 물을 강같이 토해 내어 그녀를 휩쓸어 버리려고 하였습니다.

16 그러나 땅이 입을 벌려 용이 토해 낸 강물을 삼켜 그 여자를 도왔습니다.

17 그러자 용은 몹시 화가 나서 하나님의 계명을 지키고 예수님이 증거하신 것을 충실히 따르는 그 여자의 남은 후손들과 싸우려고 나가서

18 바닷가 모래 위에 섰습니다.

Notas al pie

  1. 12:14 또는 ‘한 때와 두 때와 반 때’