1 Then there was given me a reed like a rod: with this direction, rise and measure the temple of God, with the altar, and those that worship therein. 2 but don't measure the court which is without; for it is given to the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they trample under foot two and forty months. 3 by virtue of my power, my two witnesses shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days cloathed in sackcloth. 4 these are the two olive-trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the Lord of the earth. 5 if any man should offer to hurt them, fire will proceed out of their mouth, and destroy their enemies: whoever should hurt them, would by this means perish. 6 during their prophecy they have power to prevent any rain descending from heaven: their power extends over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with what plagues they please.
7 when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit, will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. 8 their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which in the mystical stile is called Sodom and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified. 9 the people of different tribes, languages, and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and not suffer them to be buried in the grave. 10 the inhabitants of the land will rejoice, and triumph over them, they will send presents to one another; because the two prophets had gall'd the inhabitants of the land.
11 but after three days and an half, the spirit of life from God enter'd into them: they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon those who saw them. 12 then they heard a great voice from heaven, saying to them, "come up hither." and they ascended up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies beheld them. 13 at the same time there was a great earthquake; the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake seven thousand men were slain: and the remnant were frighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 the second wo is past, and behold, the third wo soon follows.
15 The seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven, crying, "the kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever."
16 then the four and twenty elders, who sat before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 saying, "we give thee thanks, O Lord God almighty, who. art, and who wast; because thou hast assum'd thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 the nations were enrag'd, but the time of thy vengeance is come, and the time when the dead are to be judged, when thou wilt reward thy servants the prophets, the saints, and those that fear thy name, small and great, and exterminate those who have corrupted the land."
19 THEN the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.