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

  • Crystal Brumfield
    the two witnesses of revelation 11 are moses and ejiah
  • Word
    One thing for sure Elijah is coming the book of Malichi tells us that so we will see who the other one God chose when Elijah gets here. The world will be going against them so we better listen to what they say and not be fooled like the rest of the ignorant.
  • William May
    The two witnesses are Enoch and Elijah,God said all men must die and these two men had not died as yet, Enoch was taken up to heaven, as he walked with God, and Elijah was taken up to heaven in a chariot, so they came back to earth and died and was taken up to heaven again.
  • Essoun
    The two witnesses in Rev 11 are both Isaiah and Paul. The olive tree is always remembered with the mind set on Isaiah. A lampstand represents church in Rev 1:20. Then Paul comes into mind when the churches are mentioned. Many witnesses come to mind when the olive tree and the lampstand ref. Rev 11:4 are mentioned. But the greatest of these witness of Jesus Christ were Isaiah and Paul. The death of Isaiah and Paul remains a mystery till now. The death of the two will be seen by all. These two witnesses if they are dead or were taken to heaven must have been written in the Bible. The two witnesses are Isaiah and Paul and they have the power do signs and wonders ref. Rev 11:6 . Remember Paul 's sayings: "I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me " ref Philippians 4:13 . Read: Isaiah 45:7, 1 Thes 4:13-18, John 21:22-23. God bless you for reading. Jesus is the answer
  • Word
    The two that will come as witnesses are Moses the Law giver and Elijah the prophet and they will turn many away from antichrist which means instead of Christ. Satan will have the whole world worshipping him as Christ except the elect and the two witnesses who will stand against Satan as he sits in the temple claiming to be God and when Satan kills the two witnesses that will end the first tribulation 3 days later when they rise at the sound of the 7th trump. Satan will be here 2 and a half months so them that believe the truth there will be no buying or selling so stock up and pay your rent. When the 7th trump sounds our Lord Jesus the true Christ will return and crush Satans head and you don 't want to be caught worshipping the false Christ that comes first.
  • And they of the people of kindreds,tongues, and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half. This verse among many others proves the bible to be the infallible word of God, since for the their bodies to be viewed by nations means they 'll be seen on news networks. Therefore, modern conveniences was foreseen by God since the beginning of time. May God and his son Jesus receive all the power and glory!

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