1 THEN a reed like a measuring stick was given to me with the words, "Rise and measure the Temple of God and the altar and those who are worshiping at it.
2 But the court outside the Temple omit and do not measure it, for it has been given over to the Gentiles and they will trample down the holy city forty-two months.
3 I will grant to my two witnesses to prophesy a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 They are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.
5 If any one wishes to harm them fire comes from their mouths and consumes their enemies. If any one shall wish to harm them, in this way he must be killed.
6 They have power to shut up heaven so that no rain shall fall during the days that they are prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and power to smite the earth with every kind of plague as often as they please.
7 When they have completed their testimony, the Beast that is coming up out of the abyss will make war with them and conquer them and kill them.
8 Their corpses will lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
9 Men of all peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their corpses three days and a half and will not permit their corpses to be placed in a tomb.
10 Those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and send gifts to one another, because the two prophets tormented those who live on the earth."
11 After the three days and a half the breath of life from God entered into them and they stood on their feet. Then great fear fell on those who were looking at them.
12 They heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here," and they went up into heaven in the cloud while their enemies were looking at them.
13 At that hour occurred a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell and seven thousand men were killed by the earthquake. The rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second Woe has passed: the third Woe will come soon.
15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet and there came loud voices in heaven saying, "The kingship of the world has become our Lord's and his Christ's and he will be king for the ages of the ages."
16 Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,
17 saying, "We thank thee, Lord God Almighty, who art and wast, that thou hast taken thy great power and hast become king.
18 The Gentiles raged, but thy wrath came and the time to judge the dead and to give the reward to thy servants the prophets and to the holy who reverence thy name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who are destroying the earth."
19 Then the Temple of God in heaven was opened and the ark of his covenant in his temple was seen in his temple, and there came lightnings and voices and thunders and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.