Trivia:

Revelation

CHAPTER 11

God's two (or four?) witnesses:
Two olive trees and two candlesticks
11:1-14

1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

I was given a rod, and the angel said to me,

Measure the temple, altar, and those that worship there.

2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

But don't measure the courtyard outside.

That's for the Gentiles.

They'll trample it for 42 months. [1]

3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

I'll give power to my two witnesses,

and they'll prophesy for 1260 days,

clothed in sackcloth.

4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

The two witnesses are the two olive trees and candlesticks

that stand before the God of the earth.

5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

If anyone hurts them, they'll be burned to death

by the fire that comes out of their mouths.

6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

They have the power to stop it from raining by shutting heaven.

And they can turn water into blood,

and smite the earth with plagues as often as they want.

7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

When they finish their testimony,

the beast from the bottomless pit will kill them.

8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

And their dead bodies will lie in the street of that great city,

that is called Sodom and Egypt

and is where the Lord was crucified.

9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

People will see their dead bodies for three and a half days,

and they won't let the bodies be buried. [2]

10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Everyone on earth will rejoice over their dead bodies,

sending gifts to one another,

because the prophets tormented them.

11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

After three and a half days, God will put life back into them,

and they'll stand on their feet, frightening everyone.

12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Then a great voice from heaven said to them,

Come up here.

And they ascended in a cloud up to heaven.

13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

At the same time, there was a great earthquake,

and a tenth of the city was destroyed, killing 7000 men.

The survivors were afraid and gave glory to God.

14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

The second woe is over, but the third is coming soon. [3]

The seventh trumpet
11:15-19

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

When the seventh trumpet sounded, a voice in heaven said,

The kingdoms on earth are becoming

the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ,

who will reign forever.

16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

And the 24 elders that sat in front of God fell on their faces,

and said,

Thanks God, who is, was, and will come,

because you have power and are reigning.

18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

The nations were angry, so you became angry.

It's time for the dead to be judged,

and to destroy those who destroy the earth.

19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

God's temple in heaven was opened,

showing the ark of his testament,

with lightnings, voices, thunderings, and an earthquake.