11:2 But 1 do not measure the outer courtyard 2 of the temple; leave it out, 3 because it has been given to the Gentiles, 4 and they will trample on the holy city 5 for forty-two months.
1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in this context.
3 tn The precise meaning of the phrase ἔκβαλε ἔξωθεν (ekbale exwqen) is difficult to determine.
4 tn Or “to the nations” (the same Greek word may be translated “Gentiles” or “nations”).
6 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
7 tn Grk “with me.” The translation “with me” implies that John was engaged in a dialogue with the one speaking to him (e.g., Jesus or an angel) when in reality it was a one-sided conversation, with John doing all the listening. For this reason, μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ (met’ emou, “with me”) was translated as “to me.” See also v. 15.