11 Then I was given aa reed like a measuring rod. 1And the angel stood, saying, b“Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. 2 But leave out cthe court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, dfor it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will etread the holy city underfoot for fforty-two months. 3 And I will give power to my two gwitnesses, hand they will prophesy ione thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
4 These are the jtwo olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the 2God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, kfire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. lAnd if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These mhave power to shut heaven, so 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.
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