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

  • Eliiah the Prophet
    O LORD IEHOUAH, be praised most High God as Your Son Jesus Christ our Saviour is now here in the flesh! Be praised LORD IEHOUAH as our Saviour Jesus Christ has appeared before our very eyes! Amen, and amen!
  • Sabbathkeeper
    No sir, there is no rapture. It's made up since 1880. All will hear His voice at last trump. No one has ascended yet but He who descended. The dead "sleep" until they hear His voice at 2nd advent. Revelation covers the entire earth age from Babylon til judgement day just like Daniel does. All the lies about it being all future come from rome to take eyes off of her intentions. Unite all under her!
  • Bill
    Is Revelation 11:12 referring to the rapture and after Christians are taken to Heaven will there be people left behind and with still much of the book to be fulfilled.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    It's exactly as I said it is. Old and New Testaments. You can use a simple Strong's concordance to see for yourself. They mean "instruction" basically. The power that it rain not is the TRUTH being hid for 1260 literal years under the Roman Church, the DARK ages. Same as 42 mos, time,times and half a time. The "latter rain" will come to the remnant to tell this message of the MARK correctly ROME!
  • Jon
    My understanding is that Zerubbabel in Zechariah 4 and in Haggai 2 is symbolic of 1 of the 2 witnesses. It's not as if he will be reincarnated, it is symbolic. It is definitely veiled but the Bible certainly seems to support this.
  • Obbie Beal
    Rev11:18..... "and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great" ....

    WOW ! think the Father and Son for reminding us of all Rewards to come....

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