“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:”
King James Version (KJV)
Anonymous's comment on 2014-08-13 19:15:42:
The note on Rev 12 1 in a study bible I own reads "12 1 The number twelve suggests that the woman represents God 's people cp. 12 15 17 see Jer 2 32 2 Cor 11 2 Eph 5 32 , from whom came the Messiah. This woman is marked by God 's glory in contrast with the prostitute see 17 1 6 , who is destined for destruction. "
NIGEL MCMILLAN's comment on 2014-07-11 05:13:02:
With respect to the views of others who have commented here I must respectively disagree. We must remember that no scripture is open to our personal interpretation. This scripture must be compared with others and the whole context of the scene examined. Woman in prophecy is always represented as a 'church ' which in this verse the church has the real light surrounding her. This woman is God 's true church and not Marry as when we read on reveals that she fled into the wilderness, something Marry never did , however God 's true church did under Roman persecution which is to repeat itself in the future. Another woman was also mentioned, which is a false church clothed with artificial light. Verse 17 Reveals the true church which is perused by the Dragon keeps the ten commandments and has the testimony of Jesus Christ. REV 19 10 tells us the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Grateful to God's comment on 2014-02-17 22:49:34:
September 12 3 B C John is giving the date of Jesus birth Just after sunrise in Israel looking East into the Sun is Virgo the Woman virgin the Moon is at her feet and there is a conjunction of Regulus King of Stars and Jupiter King of Planets above her head in Leo Judah For does not the heavens declare the glory of God
William Kroupa's comment on 2014-02-05 19:32:36:
The woman could possibly represent Mary giving birth to a son JESUS(verse 5) , who is destined to to rule all nations with an iron rod. It then sounds like God prepared a place for her for quite a few days.
faithfull's comment on 2014-01-30 08:07:47:
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun (cotton), and the moon under her feet(she walked on the moon), and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (all twelve tribes of Israel is accredited to her)She is and only can be America the free, them having not taken the mark of the beast in order to buy sell or trade, after or before march 31 2017 eleven days after history's worst winter ends, and this winter starts 11 days before the 7th king is crowned. a picket fence of days like the ASCII Code (UPC-bar code)where the posts of the fence all equal 6's
We are not the children of the bondwoman, but of the free" (Ga 4:31)
and the woman was given two wings of an eagle that she (might) fly away into the wilderness. not all of the woman flew away the remnant of her seed (them who stayed behind and did not fly away) and keep the faith in Jesus and his commandment were persecuted, by the dragon (Lucifer).
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues
Dwayne Deal's comment on 2013-12-10 17:57:04:
The woman is Gods persecuted/suffering 'wife'-the nation of Israel,as symbolized by the moon/pearl under her feet(see Rev 21:12-13,21a). The sun covering her is an emblem of Gods shekinah Glory protecting her through her time of tribulation. And the crown(stephenos)of twelve stars on her head represents the victory that the twelve tribes of Israel are to experience through struggle,opposition,and the almost relentless attack of the arch enemy of both God and man. Which is what this and the next few chapters go on to show. Also see Genesis 37:9,10 for the Sun-husband,Moon-wife,and Stars-children symbolism
Williette West's comment on 2013-04-26 08:19:57:
My insight about Revelation12:1; The body of Christ the church, (a woman clothed with the sun) as Christ Jesus leading the church reigning over them. The moon represent the devil under the Christ Jesus and church feet. Twelve stars are the twelve Apostle/Bishop also known as twelve trees for healing of the nation, which are over the Sheep of his pasture, to guide teach, and water the people of the church and body of Christ Jesus.
kENNY KGATLA's comment on 2012-10-27 13:54:27:
THE SUN -REPRESENTS JACOB. THE MOON -REPRESENTS RACHEL. God revealed this mystery when he made known his plan about how he was going to use Joseph to save his own family from the worst famine in Canaan. The woman represents the nation of Israel derived from the twelve sons of Jacob represented by a crown of twelve stars upon the head of the woman. A crown of 12 stars - twelve sons of Jacob. Genesis 35:22-26.