Revelation of John 11
The Two Witnesses1 Then I was given a a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2 but do not measure b the court outside the temple; leave that out, for c it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for d forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for e 1,260 days f clothed in sackcloth.” 4 These are g the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone would harm them h fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them i this is how he is doomed to be killed. 6 They have the power j to 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 k to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. 7 And when they have finished their testimony l the beast that rises from m the bottomless pit ▼
▼ Or the abysso will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, 8 and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically ▼
▼ Greek spirituallyis called q Sodom and r Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. 9 For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and s refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, 10 and t those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and u exchange presents, because these two prophets v had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. 11 But after the three and a half days w a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them x “Come up here!” And y they went up to heaven z in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. 13 And at that hour there was aa a great earthquake, and ab a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and ac gave glory to ad the God of heaven. 14 ae The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.
The Seventh Trumpet15 Then af the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and ag there were loud voices in heaven, saying ah “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of ai his Christ, and aj he shall reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders ak who sit on their thrones before God al fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
am who is and who was,
for you have taken your great power
and an begun to reign.
18 The nations raged,
but ao your wrath came,
and ap the time for the dead to be judged,
and for rewarding your servants ▼
▼ Greek bondservantsthe prophets and saints,
and ar those who fear your name,
both small and great,
and as for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
19 Then at God’s temple in heaven was opened, and au the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings ▼
▼ Or voices, or soundspeals of thunder, an earthquake, and aw heavy hail.
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