will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one
thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.'
These are the two olive trees and the two
lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 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. these have power to shut
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. When they finish
testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless
pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city
which spiritually is called
Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord
was crucified. Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and
nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and
not allow their dead bodies to be put into the graves. 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. Now after 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. And they
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. 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.
Revelation 11: 3 - 13