1 And a rod was given me like a staff, and he said, Arise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those that worship in it. 2 And leave out the exterior court of the temple and measure it not, for it has been given to the gentiles, and they shall tread the holy city under foot forty-two months [three years and a half]. 3 And I will give charge to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy twelve hundred and sixty days [three years and a half] clothed with sackcloth. 4 These are the two olive trees, and the two lamps, which stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if any one will injure them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their adversaries; and if any one will injure them, he must thus be killed. 6 These have power to shut heaven, that it may not rain in the days of their prophecy, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to smite the earth with every plague as often as they will.
7 And when they shall finish their testimony, the beast which ascends from the abyss shall make war with them, and conquer them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 And the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not permit their dead bodies to be buried. 10 And those that dwell on the earth shall be glad, and rejoice over them, and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented those that dwell on the earth.
11 And after three days and a half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those that saw them. 12 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, Ascend hither; and they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies beheld them. 13 And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth part of the city fell, and seven thousand men were killed by the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe comes quickly.
15 AND the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, the kingdom of the world has become our Lord's and his Christ's, and he shall reign forever and ever.
16 And the twenty-four elders who sit before God on their thrones fell on their faces, and worshipped God, 17 saying, We thank thee, Lord God Almighty, the Is and the Was, that thou didst take thy great power and reign, 18 and the nations were angry, and thy wrath came, and the time of the dead to be judged and to give the reward to thy servants the prophets and to the saints and those that fear thy name, small and great, and to destroy those that destroy the earth.