13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth,
he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle,
so that she might fly to the place prepared for her
in the desert, where she would be taken care of
for a time, times and half a time,
out of the serpent’s reach.
15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river,
to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.
16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its
mouth and swallowing the river that the
dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off
to make war against the rest of her offspring —
those who obey God’s commandments and
hold to the testimony of Jesus.