Revelation 11:12

“And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they heard a great voyce from heauen, saying vnto them, Come vp hither. And they ascended vp to heauen in a cloud, and their enemies beheld them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here. Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they went up into heaven in the cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a great voice from heaven came to their ears, saying to them, Come up here. And they went up into heaven in the cloud, and were seen by those desiring their death.
- Basic English Bible

And I heard a great voice out of the heaven saying to them, Come up here; and they went up to the heaven in the cloud, and their enemies beheld them.
- Darby Bible

And they heard a great voice from heaven, saying to them, Come up hither. And they ascended to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
- Webster's Bible

Then they heard a loud voice calling to them out of Heaven, and bidding them come up; and they went up to Heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them go.
- Weymouth Bible

I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here!" They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them.
- World English Bible

And thei herden a greet vois fro heuene, seiynge to hem, Come vp hidir. And thei stieden in to heuene in a cloude, and the enemyes of hem sayn hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they heard a great voice out of the heaven saying to them, `Come up hither;' and they went up to the heaven in the cloud, and their enemies beheld them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 11:12


11:12 And I heard a great voice - Designed for all to hear. And they went up to heaven, and their enemies beheld them - who had not taken notice of their rising again; by which some had been convinced before.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 11:12


Re 11:12 They heard a great voice from heaven. That voice called on the witnesses to come up thither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud. To be exalted to heaven, symbolically, always means to give power, prosperity and glory. This means that the witnesses now receive power and influence over men. Their exaltation implies that their prophesying is to be accepted as authority over men.

Discussion for Revelation 11:12

  • Tim George for verse 12
    These two witnesses will be raptured in the cloud when the voice come up hither, just as in Rev. 4 1 come up hither for the Church to be raptured.God will then seath144,000 Jewish Evangelist to preach the gospel until Jesus returns in the second coming to set up His kingdom.

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