12 0 12 0 0 12:1 A woman: The church of God. It may also, by allusion, be applied to our blessed Lady. The church is clothed with the sun, that is, with Christ: she hath the moon, that is, the changeable things of the world, under her feet: and the twelve stars with which she is crowned, are the twelve apostles: she is in labour and pain, whilst she brings forth her children, and Christ in them, in the midst of afflictions and persecutions. 12 1 12 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 12: The vision of the woman clothed with the sun and of the great dragon her persecutor.