The Two Witnesses

Revelation 11

1 Then I was given a a reed like a measuring rod. 1 And the angel stood, saying, b "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 "But leave out c the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, d for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will e tread the holy city underfoot for f forty-two months. 3 "And I will give power to my two g witnesses, h and they will prophesy i one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

4 These are the j two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the 2 God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, k fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. l And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These m have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. 7 When they n finish their testimony, o the beast that ascends p out of the bottomless pit q will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of r the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, s where also 3 our Lord was crucified. 9 t Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations 4 will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, u and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. 10 v And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, w and send gifts to one another, x because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. 11 y Now after the three-and-a-half days z the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12 And 5 they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." a And they ascended to heaven b in a cloud, c and their enemies saw them. 13 In the same hour d there was a great earthquake, e and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid f and gave glory to the God of heaven.

14 g The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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