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Revelation 11 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Two Witnesses
The Two Witnesses; the Seventh Trumpet
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:1 - Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood,[fn] saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:2 - “But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:3 - “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:4 - These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God[fn] of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:5 - And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:6 - These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.
The Witnesses Killed
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:7 - When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:8 - And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our[fn] Lord was crucified.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:9 - Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow[fn] their dead bodies to be put into graves.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:10 - And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
The Witnesses Resurrected
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:11 - Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:12 - And they[fn] heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:13 - In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:14 - The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:15 - Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms[fn] of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:16 - And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:17 - saying:

“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
The One who is and who was and who is to come,[fn]
Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:18 - The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,
And the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,
And those who fear Your name, small and great,
And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:19 - Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant[fn] was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text omit And the angel stood.
NU-Text and M-Text read Lord.
NU-Text and M-Text read their.
NU-Text and M-Text read nations see . . . and will not allow.
M-Text reads I.
NU-Text and M-Text read kingdom . . . has become.
NU-Text and M-Text omit and who is to come.
M-Text reads the covenant of the Lord.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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