and the inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and celebrate and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to the inhabitants of the earth.
But after the three and a half days, the breath a of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and those who saw them were terrified.
Then they b heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here!" And they went up to heaven in a cloud while their enemies watched them.
At that moment there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe has passed. The third woe is coming very soon.
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, c and he will reign forever and ever."
Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,
singing, "We give you thanks, Lord God Almighty, who are and who were, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.
The nations raged, but your wrath has come, and the time for judging the dead, for rewarding your servants, d the prophets and saints and all who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying those who destroy the earth."
Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
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