A reptilian monster well known in the mythology and iconography of the ancient Near East. In the Bible the dragon appears as the primeval enemy of God, killed or subjected in conjunction with creation (Ps 74:13-14
; Ps 89:10
; Isa 51:9
; Job 26:12-13
), but appearing again at the end of the world, when God will finally dispose of it (Isa 27:1
). In the book of Revelation, the dragon (identified now with the devil) and its agents campaign against the forces of God, but are finally defeated (Rev 12-13
; Rev 16:13-14
; Rev 20:2-3
; Rev 7-10:2
13You divided the sea by your might;
you broke the heads of the dragons in the waters.14You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
you gave him as food for the creatur ... View more
10You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
9Awake, awake, put on strength,
O arm of the Lord!
Awake, as in days of old,
the generations of long ago!
Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces,
who pierced th ... View more
12By his power he stilled the Sea;
by his understanding he struck down Rahab.13By his wind the heavens were made fair;
his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
1On that day the Lord with his cruel and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, a ... View more
The Woman and the Dragon
1A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve star ... View more
13And I saw three foul spirits like frogs coming from the mouth of the dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet.14These are ... View more
2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,3and threw him into the pit, and locked and sealed i ... View more
The 144,000 of Israel Sealed
1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind c ... View more