He is ordered to measure the temple: the two witnesses.
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod, and it was said to me:
Arise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that adore in it.
2 But the court, which is without the temple, cast out, and measure it
not, because it is given to the Gentiles, and the holy city they shall tread under foot forty-two months:
3 And I will give to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand
two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive-trees, and the two candlesticks, standing before
the Lord of the earth.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire shall come out of their mouths, and
shall devour their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, in this manner must he be killed.
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their
prophecy: and they have power over waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues as often as they
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast, that ascendeth
out of the abyss, shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city, which is
called spiritually Sodom, and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the tribes, and peoples, and tongues, and nations, shall
see their bodies for three days and a half: and they shall not suffer their bodies to be laid in sepulchres.
10 And the inhabitants of the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry:
and shall send presents one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt upon the earth.
11 And after three days and a half, the spirit of life from God entered
into them. And they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon them that saw them.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven, saying to them: Come up hither.
And they went up to heaven in a cloud: and their enemies saw them.
13 And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth part of the
city fell: and there were slain in the earthquake, names of men seven thousand; and the rest were cast into a fear, and gave
glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second wo is past: and behold the third wo will come quickly.
15 And the seventh Angel sounded the trumpet: and there were great voices
in heaven, saying: The kingdom of this world is become our Lord's and his Christ's, and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty ancients, who sit on their seats in the sight
of God, fell upon their faces and adored God, saying:
17 We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, who art, and who wast, and
who art to come: because thou hast taken thy great power, and thou hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the
dead to be judged, and to render a reward to thy servants, the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name,
little and great, and to destroy them who have corrupted the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament
was seen in his temple, and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail.