Revelation 11:3

“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will giue power vnto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesie a thousand two hundred and threescore dayes clothed in sackcloth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And I will grant {authority} to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will give orders to my two witnesses, and they will be prophets for a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed with haircloth.
- Basic English Bible

And I will give [power] to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
- Darby Bible

And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
- Webster's Bible

And I will authorize My two witnesses to prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.
- Weymouth Bible

I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
- World English Bible

And Y schal yyue `to my twey witnessis, and thei schulen prophesie a thousynde daies two hundrid and sixti, and schulen be clothid with sackis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I will give to My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy days, a thousand, two hundred, sixty, arrayed with sackcloth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 11:3


11:3 And I - Christ. Will give to my two witnesses - These seem to be two prophets; two select, eminent instruments. Some have supposed (though without foundation) that they are Moses and Elijah, whom they resemble in several respects. To prophesy twelve hundred and sixty days - Common days, that is, an hundred and eighty weeks. So long will they prophesy, (even while that last and sharp treading of the holy city continues,) both by word and deed, witnessing that Jesus is the Son of God, the heir of all things, and exhorting all men to repent, and fear, and glorify God. Clothed in sackcloth - The habit of the deepest mourners, out of sorrow and concern for the people.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 11:3


Re 11:3 THE TWO WITNESSES. I will give [power] unto my two witnesses. These two witnesses are witnesses for the Lord. They shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days. They shall bear witness for 1260 days, the forty-two months the Holy City is trodden down (Re 11:2). During this time they shall prophesy clothed in sackcloth, a symbol of sorrow and mourning. It implies that these witnesses shall be in tribulation during the period named.

Discussion for Revelation 11:3

  • Victoria for verse 3
    Thus, TWO-WITNESSES: God WORD i.e. Greek NT Bible and The Holy Spirit. KJV REV 1-13 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. The Greek reads more literally, ". . . the two witnesses of me. " While this rendering also imparts the idea of possession, it adds a vital element: that the Two Witnesses testify about God Himself. They are God 's direct representatives in the crucial last years of man 's civilization. And they represent Him, not just in words, but in everything they do during their prophetic ministry. " And I - Christ. Will give to my two witnesses... " These two witnesses are witnesses for the Lord. They shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days. They shall bear witness for 1260 days, the forty-two months the Holy City is trodden down Re 11:2 . During this time they shall prophesy clothed in sackcloth, a symbol of sorrow and mourning. It implies that these witnesses shall be in tribulation during the period named.
  • Evang. Robinson for verse 3
    These two witnesses represent those who God has called, chosen to bring forth his word righteousness and his will here on earth. They have suffered wrongfully by many devils . Satan tried his best to wear them down thru sickness and etc. What they have been through overcame the average person would have given up, died spiritually and physically. Many thought it was and is over, you or I was down to the last count BUT GOD! Remember, God always has a witness. God is my witness. Is he yours? Jesus reigns forever, not to mention He is the resurrection and the life. It 's not over till God says it 's over and it 's not over till the victory is won. It 's written at the end we win. It doesn 't matter what it looks like, feels like or sounds like because we walk by faith and not by sight. Faith believe and obey God. He is not a man that he should lie. Amen
  • Amankwah Evans for verse 3
    No wonder Elijah came back from Heaven to earth as John De Baptist,these two prophets are those that was slain for the gospel of Jesus christ i.e Peter was the buldozer among the disciples because Jesus said to Peter that,He would build His church on him whom death nor hades cannot overcome. In all,i think Peter will be one of the two witnesses.
  • GOD CANNOT lie.Titus1v2 It is appointed unto man once to die.Heb.9v27 and I believe that to be TRUTH. So The 2 witnesses would have to be Enoch and Elijah because they have not seen death.
  • I am am still learning about this, but could the two witnesses be angels?
  • Benji Kon for verse 3
    The two witnesses are Old and New Testament, which are still preaching to us today.

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