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Revelation 11:7-12

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11:7 When 1  they have completed their testimony, the beast that comes up from the abyss will make war on them and conquer 2  them and kill them. 11:8 Their 3  corpses will lie in the street 4  of the great city that is symbolically 5  called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was also crucified. 11:9 For three and a half days those from every 6  people, tribe, 7  nation, and language will look at their corpses, because they will not permit them to be placed in a tomb. 8  11:10 And those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate, even sending gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. 11:11 But 9  after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and tremendous fear seized 10  those who were watching them. 11:12 Then 11  they 12  heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them: “Come up here!” So the two prophets 13  went up to heaven in a cloud while 14  their enemies stared at them.

1 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.

2 tn Or “be victorious over”; traditionally, “overcome.”

3 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.

4 tn The Greek word πλατεῖα (plateia) refers to a major (broad) street (L&N 1.103).

5 tn Grk “spiritually.”

6 tn The word “every” is not in the Greek text, but is implied by the following list.

7 tn The Greek term καί (kai) has not been translated before this and the following items in the list, since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.

8 tn Or “to be buried.”

9 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in this context.

10 tn Grk “fell upon.”

11 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the vision.

12 tn Though the nearest antecedent to the subject of ἤκουσαν (hkousan) is the people (“those who were watching them”), it could also be (based on what immediately follows) that the two prophets are the ones who heard the voice.

13 tn Grk “they”; the referent (the two prophets) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

14 tn The conjunction καί (kai) seems to be introducing a temporal clause contemporaneous in time with the preceding clause.



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