Revelation 11:1-6 (Today's New International Version)

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The Two Witnesses

1 I was given a reed like a measuring rod1 and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. 2 But exclude the outer court;2 do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles.3 They will trample on the holy city4 for 42 months.5 3 And I will appoint my two witnesses,6 and they will prophesy for 1,260 days,7 clothed in sackcloth."8 4 They are "the two olive trees"9 and the two lampstands, and "they stand before the Lord of the earth."a10 5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies.11 This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.12 6 They have power to shut up the sky13 so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying;14 and they have power to turn the waters into blood15 and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
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