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Revelation 11:1-19

11  And I was given a reed like a staff, with the words “Rise and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2  And exclude the court outside the temple, and do not measure it; because it is given to the nations, and they shall tread the sacred city underfoot forty-two months. 3  And I will give to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy twelve hundred and sixty days, clad in sackcloth. 4  These are the two olive-trees, and the two lampstands, that stand before the Lord of the Earth. And if one intends to injure them fire goes out of their mouths and consumes their enemies: 5  anyone who intends to injure them must be killed in this way. 6  These have authority to shut the sky, that rain may not fall during the days of their prophesying, and have authority over the waters to convert them into blood, and to smite the earth with every scourge as often as they wish. 7  And when they have finished their testimony the beast that comes up out of the abyss shall make war with them and defeat them and kill them; 8  and their corpses lie in the main street of the great city that is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, the same where their Lord was crucified; 9  and men of the peoples and tribes and languages and races look at their corpses three and a half days, and will not let their corpses be put in a tomb; 10  and those who live on the earth rejoice over them and jubilate, and shall send presents to each other, because these two prophets had tortured those who live on the earth.” 11  And after the three and a half days a spirit of life from God came into them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell upon those who saw them. 12  And they heard a loud voice out of the sky say to them “Come up here”; and they went up into the sky in a cloud, and their enemies saw them; 13*  and at that moment there came a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell, and there were killed in the earthquake seven thousand persons, and the rest were terror-struck and gave glory to the God of Heaven. 14  The second Woe has gone; the third Woe is coming quickly. 15  And the seventh angel blew, and there came loud voices in heaven saying “The empire of the world has come to be our Lord’s and his Christ’s, and he shall reign forever and ever.” 16  And the twenty-four aged men that were sitting on their thrones before God threw themselves down on their faces and did reverence to God, 17  saying “We thank thee, Lord God Almighty, who Is and Was, because thou hast taken thy great power and begun to reign, 18  and the nations have raged, and thy wrath has come and the time for the dead to be judged, and to give their reward to thy servants the prophets and the holy and to those who fear thy name, the small and the great, and to make havoc of the havoc-makers of the earth.” 19  And the temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was visible in his temple; and there came lightnings and noises and thunderclaps and an earthquake and a great storm of hail.

Footnotes

11:13 Lit. seven thousand names of human beings