Revelation 11:1-6 CSB

The Two Witnesses

1 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.

References for Revelation 11:1

    • a 11:1 - Ezk 40:3, 5; 42:15-19; Rv 21:15
    • b 11:1 - Other mss add and the angel stood up
    • c 11:1 - Lit Arise
      2 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.

      References for Revelation 11:2

        • d 11:2 - Or Gentiles
          3 I will empowere my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days,f g dressed in sackcloth."h

          References for Revelation 11:3

            • e 11:3 - Lit I will give to
            • f 11:3 - Three and a half years of thirty-day months
            • g 11:3 - Dn 12:11; Rv 12:6,14; 13:5
            • h 11:3 - Mourning garment of coarse, often black, material
              4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord i of the earth.j

              References for Revelation 11:4

                • i 11:4 - Other mss read God
                • j 11:4 - Zch 4:3,11-14
                  5 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.

                  References for Revelation 11:5

                      6 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.

                      References for Revelation 11:6

                        • l 11:6 - 1 Kg 17:1
                        • m 11:6 - Ex 7:17-21