Revelation of John 11
The Two Witnesses1Then I was given aa measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2but do not measure bthe court outside the temple; leave that out, for cit is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for dforty-two months. 3And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for e1,260 days, fclothed in sackcloth.”
4These are gthe two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5And if anyone would harm them, hfire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, ithis is how he is doomed to be killed. 6They have the power jto shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and kto strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. 7And when they have finished their testimony, lthe beast that rises from mthe bottomless pit ▼
▼Or the abyssowill make war on them and conquer them and kill them, 8and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically ▼
▼Greek spirituallyis called qSodom and rEgypt, where their Lord was crucified. 9For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and srefuse to let them be placed in a tomb, 10and tthose who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and uexchange presents, because these two prophets vhad been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. 11But after the three and a half days wa breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, x“Come up here!” And ythey went up to heaven zin a cloud, and their enemies watched them. 13And at that hour there was aaa great earthquake, and aba tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and acgave glory to adthe God of heaven.
14 aeThe second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.
The Seventh Trumpet15Then afthe seventh angel blew his trumpet, and agthere were loud voices in heaven, saying, ah“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of aihis Christ, and ajhe shall reign forever and ever.” 16And the twenty-four elders akwho sit on their thrones before God alfell on their faces and worshiped God, 17saying,
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
amwho is and who was,
for you have taken your great power
and anbegun to reign.
18The nations raged,
but aoyour wrath came,
and apthe time for the dead to be judged,
and for rewarding your servants ▼
▼Greek bondservantsthe prophets and saints,
and arthose who fear your name,
both small and great,
and asfor destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
19Then atGod’s temple in heaven was opened, and authe ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings ▼
▼Or voices, or soundspeals of thunder, an earthquake, and awheavy hail.
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