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Revelation 12

A war broke out in heaven.  Michael and his angels were fighting against the dragon and its angels.  But the dragon lost the battle.  It and its angels were forced out of their place in heaven and were thrown down to the earth.  Yes, that old snake and his angels were thrown out of heaven!  That snake, who fools everyone on earth, is known as the devil and Satan.  Then I heard a voice from heaven shout,

“Our God has shown
his saving power,
and his kingdom has come!
God’s own Chosen One
has shown his authority.
Satan accused our people
in the presence of God
day and night.
Now he has been thrown out!

Our people defeated Satan
because of the blood
of the Lamb
and the message of God.
They were willing
to give up their lives.

The heavens should rejoice,
together with everyone
who lives there.
But pity the earth
and the sea,
because the devil
was thrown down
to the earth.
He knows his time is short,
and he is very angry.”

(Contemporary English Version)