Revelation 11
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Revelation 11

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The Two Witnesses
1Then I was given #ch. 21:15, 16; Ezek. 40:3; Zech. 2:1a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2but do not measure #Ezek. 40:17, 20 the court outside the temple; leave that out, for #See Luke 21:24 it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for #ch. 12:6; 13:5forty-two months. 3And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for #[See ver. 2 above] 1,260 days, #Isa. 20:2clothed in sackcloth.”
4These are #Zech. 4:3, 11, 14; [Ps. 52:8; Jer. 11:16]the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5And if anyone would harm them, #[2 Kgs. 1:10, 12; Jer. 5:14] fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, #[Num. 16:29, 35]this is how he is doomed to be killed. 6They have the power #[1 Kgs. 17:1; Luke 4:25; James 5:17] to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and #[Ex. 7–10; 1 Sam. 4:8]to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. 7And when they have finished their testimony, #ch. 17:8; [ch. 13:1] the beast that rises from #See ch. 9:1 the bottomless pit#11:7 Or the abyss #Dan. 7:21will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, 8and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically#11:8 Greek spiritually is called #Isa. 1:10; 3:9 Sodom and #[Ezek. 23:3, 8, 19, 27]Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. 9For three and a half days some from the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will gaze at their dead bodies and #Ps. 79:2, 3refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, 10and #[John 16:20]; See ch. 3:10 those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and #Neh. 8:10, 12; Esth. 9:19, 22 exchange presents, because these two prophets #[1 Kgs. 18:17]had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. 11But after the three and a half days #Gen. 2:7; Ezek. 37:5, 9, 10, 14a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. 12Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, #ch. 4:1 “Come up here!” And #[ch. 12:5; 2 Kgs. 2:11] they went up to heaven #[Acts 1:9]in a cloud, and their enemies watched them. 13And at that hour there was #ch. 6:12 a great earthquake, and #[ch. 16:19] a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and #ch. 14:7; 16:9; 19:7; Josh. 7:19 gave glory to #2 Chr. 36:23the God of heaven.
14 # [ch. 8:13; 9:12] The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.
The Seventh Trumpet
15Then #ch. 10:7 the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and #ch. 16:17; 19:1; [Isa. 27:13] there were loud voices in heaven, saying, #ch. 12:10 “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of #Ps. 2:2 (Gk.); Luke 9:20 his Christ, and #See Luke 1:33he shall reign forever and ever.” 16And the twenty-four elders #ch. 4:4 who sit on their thrones before God #See ch. 4:10fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17saying,
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
# ch. 16:5; [ch. 1:4, 8; 4:8] who is and who was,
for you have taken your great power
and #ch. 19:6; Ps. 97:1begun to reign.
18The nations raged,
but #Ps. 2:5; 110:5 your wrath came,
and #ch. 6:10; 20:12; [Dan. 7:10; 2 Thess. 1:6, 7] the time for the dead to be judged,
and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints,
and #ch. 19:5 those who fear your name,
both small and great,
and #[ch. 13:10]for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
19Then #ch. 15:5 God’s temple in heaven was opened, and #See Heb. 9:4 the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings,#11:19 Or voices, or sounds peals of thunder, an earthquake, and #ch. 16:21heavy hail.

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