g. The Visions Inserted
between the Sixth
and Seventh Trumpets
(1) Christ Coming to Possess the Earth
1 1And I saw 2aanother strong Angel bcoming down out of heaven, clothed with a ccloud; and the 3drainbow was upon His head, and His eface was like the 4sun, and His ffeet like 5pillars of 6fire;
2 And He had in His hand a 1little opened ascroll. And He placed His 2right foot on the sea and the left on the land;
3 And He cried out with a loud voice just as a 1alion broars. And when He cried out, the 2seven cthunders uttered their own voices.
4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write, and I heard a avoice out of heaven saying, bSeal the things which the seven thunders spoke, and do not write them.
5 And the Angel whom I saw astanding on the sea and on the land blifted up His right hand to heaven
6 And 1swore by Him who alives forever and ever, who bcreated heaven and the 2things in it, and the earth and the 3things in it, and the sea and the 4things in it, that there shall be 5cdelay no longer,
7 But in the 1days of the voice of the aseventh angel when he is about to trumpet, then the 2mystery of God 3is 4finished, as He has bannounced the 5good news to His own slaves the prophets.
(2) John Charged to Prophesy Again
8 And the avoice which I heard out of heaven, I heard again speaking with me and saying, Go, take the opened bscroll in the hand of the Angel who is cstanding on the sea and on the land.
9 And I went to the Angel and told Him to give me the little scroll. And He said to me, Take it and adevour it, and it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as bsweet as honey.
10 And I took the little scroll out of the hand of the Angel and 1devoured it, and it was as 2sweet as honey in my mouth; and when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.
11 And 1they said to me, You must prophesy 2again over many apeoples and nations and tongues and kings.
(3) The Temple Measured
and the Court Cast Out --
The Heavenly Temple Sanctified and Preserved
and the Earthly One Given to the Gentiles
1 And there was given to me a 1areed like a 1rod, and someone said, Rise and 2bmeasure the 3ctemple of God and the 4daltar and those who eworship in it.
2 And the 1acourt which is outside the 2temple cast out and do not measure it, because it has been given to the bGentiles, and they will trample the 3choly city for 4dforty-two months.
(4) The Two Witnesses -- Moses and Elijah
3 And I will 1cause My 2two awitnesses to prophesy a 3bthousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in 4csackcloth.
4 These are the atwo 1olive trees and the two 2blampstands which stand before the cLord of the earth.
5 And if anyone desires to harm them, afire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone desires to harm them, thus must he be killed.
6 These have the authority to ashut heaven that no brain may fall during the days of their prophecy; and they have authority over the waters to turn them into cblood and to smite the earth with every dplague as often as they desire.
7 And when they have completed their 1atestimony, the 2bbeast who comes up out of the cabyss will make dwar with them and will overcome them and kill them.
8 And their corpses will be on the street of the 1great acity, which spiritually is called 2bSodom and cEgypt, dwhere also their Lord was crucified.
9 And those of the apeoples and tribes and tongues and nations see their corpses for three and a half days, and they do not allow their bcorpses to be placed in a tomb.
10 And those who adwell on the earth rejoice over them and make merry; and they will send gifts to one another because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
11 And after the 1three and a half days, the 2abreath of life out of God entered into them, and they 3stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those beholding them.
12 And they heard a loud voice out of heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they 1awent up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies beheld them.
(5) A Great Earthquake --
The Third Earthquake
Predicted in This Book
13 And in that hour there was a great aearthquake, and the tenth part of the 1bcity fell; and seven thousand 2men were killed in the earthquake, and the rest became terrified and gave cglory to the dGod of heaven.