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. 11:3 And I will grant my two witnesses authority 6 to prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.
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 The word “authority” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. “Power” would be another alternative that could be supplied here.