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(Rev 12:7-9)  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world [with “strong delusion” 2 Thes 2:11]: he was cast out into [vs. to, on, upon] the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

1.       dragon = Gk: (to look); a fabulous kind of serpent (perh. as supposed to fascinate).

2.       serpent = Gk: (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, fig. (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, espec. Satan.

3.       Devil = Gk: diabolos; a traducer; spec. Satan: false accuser, devil, slanderer.

4.       traduce = Dict: to speak evil or maliciously and falsely of; slander, or malign.

5.       Satan = Gk: the accuser, i.e. the devil.

6.       Satan = Heb: an opponent: espec. Satan, the arch-enemy of good: adversary, Satan, withstand /// to attack, (fig.) accuse: (be an) adversary, resist.

(Rev 13:1-3)  And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea [the sea is a biblical symbol of humanity], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard [spotted, swift], and his feet were as the feet of a bear [power], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [roar]: and the dragon gave him his power [bear], and his seat [leopard], and great authority [lion – the king of beasts]. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death [Goliath]; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

1.       (Gen 22:15-18)  And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

2.       The sea is a biblical symbol of humanity. Sand consists of tiny pieces of rock, little smoothed rocks actually, akin to the “five smooth stones” that David “chose him.” From God’s point-of-view in Genesis 22:17, Simon [Heb: hearing] Peter [Gk: a (piece of) rock] was a grain of sand. Simon Peter was “hearing sand.” The sand in the ocean is covered, “hedged” (Job 1:10) about for its formation, protection, and restraint by the sea of humanity, whereas the sand “upon the seashore” is covered, “hedged” about for its formation, protection, and restraint by the sun of God. Before sand can be covered by the Sun, it must first come out of the sea, or in a sense be rejected by the sea. Sand on the seashore is exposed to the Sun.

3.       (Mat 21:42)  Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

4.       (Mark 8:31)And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

5.       (Jude 12,13)  These [ungodly men] are spots [a ledge or reef of rock in the sea (i.e. large rocks of resistance to God, unbroken and defiant)] in your feasts of charity [love, i.e. affection or benevolence], when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.


Several physically symbolic agents (Dict: one who works on behalf of another) used by Satan, also called the Devil, to effect his will in the earth are the serpent (Gen 3:1), Goliath (1 Sam 17:4), behemoth (Job 40:15), leviathan (Job 41:1), a great fish (Jonah 1:17), the beast (Rev 13:2), another beast (Rev 13:11), a man (Rev 13:18), the latter three being a physical representation of the unholy trinity of father, son, and unholy ghost. Two spiritually symbolic agents used by Satan are a great red dragon (Rev 12:3), and unclean spirits (Mat 10:1).

1.       leviathan = Heb: a wreathed [Dict: something bent or twisted into circular form] animal, i.e. a serpent (espec. the crocodile or some other large sea-monster); fig. the constellation of the dragon; also as a symbol of Babylon: mourning /// to twine, i.e. (by impl.) to unite, to remain; also to borrow (as a form of obligating) or to lend: abide with, borrow (-er), cleave, join (self), lend (-er).

2.       leviathan = Dict: 1. a sea monster mentioned in the Old Testament. 2. any huge marine animal, as the whale. [Heb: prob. meaning the coiling up (snake)].


(Job 41:1-34)  Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens? Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants? Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more. Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him? None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me? Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine. I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered. By his neesings [sneezings] a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon [breastplate]. He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire. He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear. He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.

(Psa 74:12-17)  For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads [Rev 13:3] of the dragons in the waters. Thou brakest the heads [Rev 13:3] of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers. The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

(Psa 104:24-31)  O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.  Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

(Isa 26:21)  For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. (Isa 27:1)  In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. [leviathan = serpent = dragon]


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