Then I was given 1a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, "Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there,
but do not measure 2the court outside the temple; leave that out, for 3it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 4forty-two months.
And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 5 1,260 days, 6clothed in sackcloth."
These are 7the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
And if anyone would harm them, 8fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, 9this is how he is doomed to be killed.
They have the power 10to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and 11to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire.