Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, "Come and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there,
but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample over the holy city for forty-two months.
And I will grant my two witnesses authority to prophesy for one thousand two hundred sixty days, wearing sackcloth."
These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
And if anyone wants to harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes; anyone who wants to harm them must be killed in this manner.
They have authority to shut the sky, so that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have authority over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire.
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