The Two Witnesses

1 Then there was given me a 1measuring rod like a staff; and 2someone said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.

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    • a 11:1 - Lit "reed"
    • b 11:1 - Lit "saying"
    • c 11:1 - Or "sanctuary"
      2 "Leave out the 3court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for 4it has been given to the nations; and they will 5tread under foot 6the holy city for 7forty-two * months.
      4 These are the 11two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.

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      5 And if anyone wants to harm them, 12fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, 13he must be killed in this way.

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      6 These have the power to 14shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during 15the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to 16turn them into blood, and 17to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.

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      7 When they have finished their testimony, 18the beast that comes up out of the 19abyss will 20make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.

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      9 Those from 24the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and 25will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.

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        • g 11:9 - Lit "body"
        • h 11:9 - Lit "do not permit"
          10 And 26those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will 27send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented 28those who dwell on the earth.

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          11 But after the three and a half days, 29the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them.

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          12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "30Come up here." Then they 31went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them.

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          13 And in that hour there was a great 32earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; seven thousand people * were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and 33gave glory to the 34God of heaven.

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          14 The second 35woe is past; behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

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          The Seventh Trumpet--Christ's Reign Foreseen

          15 Then the 36seventh angel sounded; and there were 37loud voices in heaven, saying, "38 The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of 39 His Christ; and 40 He will reign forever and ever."
          16 And the twenty-four * elders, who 41sit on their thrones before God, 42fell on their faces and worshiped God,

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          17 saying, "We give You thanks, 43O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to 44reign.

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          18 "And 45the nations were enraged, and 46Your wrath came, and 47the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your 48bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, 49the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."

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          19 And 50the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and 51the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of 52lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a 53great hailstorm.

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