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

  • Bruce
    Martha:"WE"The Church are still here.What's heartbreaking Matthew7:14 narrow is the way-- few there be that find it. 15:beware of false prophets 16:Ye shall know them--. There are some on these sites,in the church: trying to put out our Light. We are The only Light our "Family" will see others! Stay trimmed,keep The Oil Full. Mark 13:13 ye shall be hated-- endure unto the end--. Well done!
  • Word
    Martha prince Rev 6:2 antichrist white horse fake crown bow Kicked out of heaven to deceive whole world. Fake messiah coming. 2 horns powers claims he is Lamb speaks like the dragon because the elect know death make stand are delivered up to him. Daniel 11 vile 1 white horse death comes in peace to the world. World delivers up elect to antichrist which is death. Elect want to Stand against Satan.
  • Andrew And Mona Ministry
    Read Matthew
    Chapter 24
  • Martha Prince
    Bruce, thank you for your ans. I posted the scriptures Revelation 13:7 and Daniel 7:25 because these two scriptures would keep me from believing in the "rapture." If the beast is coming to make war with the saints Rev 13:7 or to wear out the saints of the Most High Dan 7:25 then explain how this can happen if we are not here? I am afraid God's people will not be prepared for what is to come.
  • Bruce
    Martha: For than shall be great tribulation,such as was not since the beginning of the world---Matthew 24:21. And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.V:11.(Acts14:22 --We must through much tribulation. enter into the kingdom of God. The falling away are those turning their back on God, they will tell you read other books. We are to live by every word of God. Luke 4:4
  • BSP
    Verse 18 shows that Jehovah God is going to destroy those who are destroying the earth in any way.

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