1 a In this third vision is declared ho the Church which is compassed about with Jesus Christ the Sonne of righteousnes, is persecuted of Antichrist.
2 d The Church euer with a moste seruent desire longed that Christ shulde be borne, & that the faithful might be regenerate by his power.
2 b The Church treadeth vnder sote whatsoeuer is mutable, and inconstant, with all corrupt affections and suche like.
2 ! There appeareth in heauen a woman clothed with the sunne.
3 f For he is prince of this worlde & almoste hathe the vniuersal gouernement.
3 c Which signifie God and his worde.
4 g By his flatteries & promises he gaineth manie of the excellent ministers & honorable persones, and bringeth them to destruction.
5 h Which is Jesus Christ the first borne among manie brethren, who was borne of the virgin Marie as of a special member of the Churche.
6 i The Church was remoued from among the Jewes to the Gentiles, which were as a baren wildernes, and so it is persecuted to & fro.
7 ! Michael fighteth with the dragon, which persecuteth the woman.
11 m They put their liues in danger so oft as nede required.
15 q God giueth meanes to his Church to escape the furie of Satan making his creatures to serue to the support thereof.
17 r Satan was not able to destroy the head, nor the bodie, and therefore sheweth his rage against the members.