JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 11 ©
1 A reed is given to the angel to measure the temple. 2 But not the court. 3 Christ gives unto His two witnesses power to prophesy, and to inflict plagues upon their enemies. 7 The beast comes out of the bottomless pit, and kills the witnesses. 9 Whereat the nations rejoice. 11 But after three days and an half they revive. 12 And are taken up into heaven. 13 After which follows an earthquake and hurt upon the great city. 15 The seventh angel sounds, and the kingdoms become of God and of Christ. 16 Whereupon the twenty-four elders praise God. 18 And the wrath of God comes upon the nations, but the prepared reward is given to the saints. 19 And the temple of God in heaven is opened.
AND there was given mea1a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and 2measure the temple of God, and 3the altar, and them that worship therein.
But 4the court which is without the temple 5leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto 6the Gentiles: and 7the holy city shall they tread under foot 8fortyband two months.
And I will give power unto 9my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Thesec are 10the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
And if any man will hurt them, 11fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
Thesed have power to shut 12heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters 13toe turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Andf14when they shall have finished their testimony, 15the beast that ascendeth outg of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies shall lie 16in the street 17ofh the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
And 18they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send 19gifts one to another; because these two prophets 20tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
And 21after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And 22they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
And the same hour was there a 23great earthquake, and 24the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain 25of men seven thousand: and 26the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe is past; and, behold, thei third woe cometh quickly.
And 27the seventh angel sounded; and there were 28great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world 29are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, whichj art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
And 30the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants 31the prophets, and to 32the saints, and 33them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them 34which destroy the earth.
And 35the temple of God was openedk in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.