Then I was given a measuring reeda like a rod,b with these words: "Goc and measure God's sanctuary and the altar, and [count] those who worship there.
But exclude the courtyard outside the sanctuary. Don't measure it, because it is given to the nations,d and they will trample the holy city for 42 months.
I will empowere my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days,fg dressed in sackcloth."h4
These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lordi of the earth.j5
If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and consumes their enemies;k if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
These men have the power to close the sky so that it does not rain during the days of their prophecy.l They also have power over the waters to turn them into blood,m and to strike the earth with any plague whenever they want.