Revelation 11:19

“And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Temple of God was opened in heauen, and there was seene in his Temple the Arke of his Testament, and there were lightnings, and voyces, and thundrings, and an earthquake, and great haile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there was opened the temple of God that is in heaven; and there was seen in his temple the ark of his covenant; and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the house of God which is in heaven was open; and the ark of his agreement was seen in his house, and there were flames and voices and thunders and an earth-shock and a rain of ice.
- Basic English Bible

And the temple of God in the heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.
- Darby Bible

And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
- Webster's Bible

Then the doors of God's sanctuary in Heaven were opened, and the Ark, in which His Covenant was, was seen in His sanctuary; and there came flashes of lightning, and voices, and peals of thunder, and an earthquake, and heavy hail.
- Weymouth Bible

God's temple that is in heaven was opened, and the ark of the Lord's covenant was seen in his temple. Lightnings, sounds, thunders, an earthquake, and great hail followed.
- World English Bible

And opened was the sanctuary of God in the heaven, and there was seen the ark of His covenant in His sanctuary, and there did come lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 11:19


11:19 And the temple of God - The inmost part of it. Was opened in heaven - And hereby is opened a new scene of the most momentous things, that we may see how the contents of the seventh trumpet are executed; and, notwithstanding the greatest opposition, (particularly by the third woe,) brought to a glorious conclusion. And the ark of the covenant was seen in his temple - The ark of the covenant which was made by Moses was not in the second temple, being probably burnt with the first temple by the Chaldeans. But here is the heavenly ark of the everlasting covenant, the shadow of which was under the Old Testament, #Heb 9:4|. The inhabitants of heaven saw the ark before: St. John also saw it now; for a testimony, that what God had promised, should be fulfilled to the uttermost. And there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail - The very same there are, and in the same order, when the seventh angel has poured out his phial; #Rev 16:17 |- 21: one place answers the other. What the trumpet here denounces in heaven, is there executed by the phial upon earth. First it is shown what will be done; and afterwards it is done.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 11:19


Re 11:19 I believe this verse ought to belong to chapter 12, and will there consider it. If it is connected in meaning with Re 11:18, it signifies that heaven is opened at the close of the seventh trumpet, and that from thence come judgments as well as blessings.

Discussion for Revelation 11

  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    It's the 1260 yrs of the dark ages when truth and even the Bible itself was outlawed and a death sentence was administered to any LAY person who had one. It's the old n new testaments and even a Strong's concordance calls it "instruction". The rain held back is the same as Elijah's and the latter rain we wait for, which is here to his commandment keeping followers,Rev. 12:17
  • AnnT
    Ch. 11 going over the events that will take place right before the return of the true King. The two witnesses will have power much as in Exodus.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Rev. gives all the major world kingdoms and timelines. Used with the prophets and 4 Gospels, we can know it's the hour of judgement we are in. We'll never know the hour but the season. When we are commanded to "watch ye therefore and pray always" we are supposed to watch ourselves , as most of the warnings tell us of apostasies within our own churches. What's practiced vs. what Jesus practiced.
  • Obbie Beal
    Revelation in it's entirety (1-22).... WOW!.... I understand some of it and most of it I do not understand, never-the-less the one thing I understand is: through the Blood Of The Lamb (Jesus Christ my personal Savior) I live each day watching and waiting for the return of the King Of Kings / the Son Of God.... Through His Blood I/we shall be with Him and the Father. WOW!
  • Gary
    The witnesses are definitely the Old and New testaments... The Law
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Sorry folks. This thing is chopping part of my comments off mid-sentence. It's old and new testaments. Ciao

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