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But the dragon did not have the power to win and they could not regain their place in heaven. So the great dragon was thrown down once and for all. He was the serpent, the ancient snake called the devil,[a] and Satan,[b] who deceives the whole earth. He was cast down into the earth and his angels along with him.

10 Then I heard a triumphant voice in heaven proclaiming:

“Now salvation and power are set in place,
    and the kingdom reign of our God
    and the ruling authority of his Anointed One
    are established.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
    who relentlessly accused them
    day and night before our God,
    has now been defeated—cast out once and for all!

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  1. Revelation 12:9 Or “lying slanderer.”
  2. Revelation 12:9 Or “Adversary.”

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