Revelation 11

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Revelation 11
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Revelation 11:15-16 on the recto side of Uncial 0308 (P. Oxy. 4500) from c. AD 350.
BookBook of Revelation
Christian Bible partNew Testament
Order in the Christian part27

Revelation 11 is the eleventh chapter of the Book of Revelation or the Apocalypse of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The book is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle,[1][2] but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate.[3] This chapter contains the accounts related to the sounding of the "Seventh Trumpet".[4]


The original text was written in Koine Greek. This chapter is divided into 19 verses.

Textual witnesses[edit]

Some early manuscripts containing the text of this chapter are:[a]

Verse 1[edit]

New King James Version

Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there."[6]

Verse 3[edit]

New King James Version

And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.[7]

Verse 4[edit]

These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.[8]

Verse 5[edit]

And if any man will hurt them, fire cometh out of his mouth, and devoureth his enemies; and if anyone wants to harm them, it matters that he is killed.[9]

Verse 6[edit]

These have power to close the heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy; and have power over the waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all manner of plagues, as often as they like.[10]

Verse 8[edit]

King James Version

And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.[11]

Verse 11[edit]

King James Version

Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. [12][13]

Verse 15[edit]

New King James Version

Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” [14]

Verse 18[edit]

New King James Version

The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.[15]

Verse 19[edit]

New King James Version

Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Book of Revelation is missing from Codex Vaticanus.[5]


  1. ^ Davids, Peter H (1982). I Howard Marshall and W Ward Gasque (ed.). New International Greek Testament Commentary: The Epistle of James (Repr. ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. ISBN 0802823882.
  2. ^ Evans, Craig A (2005). Craig A Evans (ed.). Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John, Hebrews-Revelation. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Victor. ISBN 0781442281.
  3. ^ F. L. Cross, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), 45
  4. ^ Bauckham 2007, p. 1289.
  5. ^ Claremont Coptic Encyclopaedia, Codex Vaticanus, accessed 29 September 2018
  6. ^ Revelation 11:1
  7. ^ Revelation 11:3
  8. ^ Revelation 11:4 KJV
  9. ^ Revelation 11:5 KJV
  10. ^ Revelation 11:6 KJV
  11. ^ Revelation 11:8
  12. ^ Revelation 11:11
  13. ^ John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible - Revelation 11:11
  14. ^ Revelation 11:15
  15. ^ Revelation 11:18
  16. ^ Revelation 11:19


This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gill, John. Exposition of the Entire Bible (1746-1763).

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