And I will give power to my two witnesses,1 and they will prophesy for 1,260 days,2 clothed in sackcloth."34
These are the two olive trees4 and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.55
If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies.6 This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.76
These men have power to shut up the sky8 so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying;9 and they have power to turn the waters into blood10 and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast11 that comes up from the Abyss12 will attack them,13 and overpower and kill them.
Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city,14 which is figuratively called Sodom15 and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.169
For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation17 will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.1810
The inhabitants of the earth19 will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts,20 because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.
But after the three and a half days21 a breath of life from God entered them,22 and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.
Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here."23 And they went up to heaven in a cloud,24 while their enemies looked on.
At that very hour there was a severe earthquake25 and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory26 to the God of heaven.27