Revelation 11 New American Standard Bible

The Two Witnesses

11 1  Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff ; and someone said , "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar , and those who worship in it. 2  "Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations ; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two e months .

3  "And I will grant authority to my two witnesses , and they will prophesy for twelve e hundred e and sixty days , clothed in sackcloth ." 4  These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth . 5  And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies ; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way . 6  These have the power to shut up the sky , so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying ; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood , and to strike the earth with every plague , as often as they desire . 7  When they have finished their testimony , the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. 8  And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt , where also their Lord was crucified . 9  Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days , and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb . 10  And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate ; and they will send gifts to one another , because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth . 11  But after the three and a half days , the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet ; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them. 12  And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, " Come up here ." Then they went up into heaven in the cloud , and their enemies watched them. 13  And in that hour there was a great earthquake , and a tenth of the city fell ; seven thousand people e were killed in the earthquake , and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven .

14  The second woe is past ; behold , the third woe is coming quickly .

The Seventh Trumpet

15  Then the seventh angel sounded ; and there were loud voices in heaven , saying , " The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever ." 16  And the twenty-four e elders , who sit on their thrones before God , fell on their faces and worshiped God , 17  saying , "We give You thanks , O Lord God , the Almighty , who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign . 18  "And the nations were enraged , and Your wrath came , and the time came for the dead to be judged , and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name , the small and the great , and to destroy those who destroy the earth ." 19  And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened ; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple , and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm .

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