Bible: Revelation 11

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. 11:13 Just then 33  a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city collapsed; seven thousand people 34  were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

11:14 The second woe has come and gone; 35  the third is coming quickly.

The Seventh Trumpet

11:15 Then 36  the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying:

“The kingdom of the world

has become the kingdom of our Lord

and of his Christ, 37 

and he will reign for ever and ever.”

11:16 Then 38  the twenty-four elders who are seated on their thrones before God threw themselves down with their faces to the ground 39  and worshiped God 11:17 with these words: 40 

“We give you thanks, Lord God, the All-Powerful, 41 

the one who is and who was,

because you have taken your great power

and begun to reign. 42 

11:18 The 43  nations 44  were enraged,

but 45  your wrath has come,

and the time has come for the dead to be judged,

and the time has come to give to your servants, 46 

the prophets, their reward,

as well as to the saints

and to those who revere 47  your name, both small and great,

and the time has come 48  to destroy those who destroy 49  the earth.”

11:19 Then 50  the temple of God in heaven was opened and the ark of his covenant was visible within his temple. And there were flashes of lightning, roaring, 51  crashes of thunder, an earthquake, and a great hailstorm. 52 

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