Bible: Revelation 11:1-12
The Fate of the Two Witnesses
11:1 Then 1 a measuring rod 2 like a staff was given to me, and I was told, 3 “Get up and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and the ones who worship there. 11:2 But 4 do not measure the outer courtyard 5 of the temple; leave it out, 6 because it has been given to the Gentiles, 7 and they will trample on the holy city 8 for forty-two months. 11:3 And I will grant my two witnesses authority 9 to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth. 11:4 (These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.) 10 11:5 If 11 anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths 12 and completely consumes 13 their enemies. If 14 anyone wants to harm them, they must be killed this way. 11:6 These two have the power 15 to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time 16 they are prophesying. They 17 have power 18 to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want. 11:7 When 19 they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them and conquer 20 them and kill them. 11:8 Their 21 corpses will lie in the street 22 of the great city that is symbolically 23 called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. 11:9 For three and a half days those from every 24 people, tribe, 25 nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb. 26 11:10 And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. 11:11 But 27 after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized 28 those who were watching them. 11:12 Then 29 they 30 heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets 31 went up to heaven in a cloud while 32 their enemies stared at them.