Revelation 11:1-19, NLT
The Two Witnesses
1Then I was given a measuring stick, and I was told, “Go and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and count the number of worshipers.
4These two prophets are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of all the earth.
7When they complete their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit*11:7 Or the abyss, or the underworld. will declare war against them, and he will conquer them and kill them.
11But after three and a half days, God breathed life into them, and they stood up! Terror struck all who were staring at them.
13At the same time there was a terrible earthquake that destroyed a tenth of the city. Seven thousand people died in that earthquake, and everyone else was terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14The second terror is past, but look, the third terror is coming quickly.
The Seventh Trumpet Brings the Third Terror
15Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven:
“The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,*11:15 Or his Messiah.
and he will reign forever and ever.”
16The twenty-four elders sitting on their thrones before God fell with their faces to the ground and worshiped him.
“We give thanks to you, Lord God, the Almighty,
the one who is and who always was,
for now you have assumed your great power
and have begun to reign.
18The nations were filled with wrath,
but now the time of your wrath has come.
It is time to judge the dead
and reward your servants the prophets,
as well as your holy people,
and all who fear your name,
from the least to the greatest.
It is time to destroy
all who have caused destruction on the earth.”
19Then, in heaven, the Temple of God was opened and the Ark of his covenant could be seen inside the Temple. Lightning flashed, thunder crashed and roared, and there was an earthquake and a terrible hailstorm.