Revelation 11:4

“These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These are the two oliue trees, and the two candlestickes, standing before the God of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks, standing before the Lord of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the two olive-trees and the two lights, which are before the Lord of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

These are the two olive trees and the two lamps which stand before the Lord of the earth;
- Darby Bible

These are the two olive-trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
- Webster's Bible

These witnesses are the two olive-trees, and they are the two lamps which stand in the presence of the Lord of the earth.
- Weymouth Bible

These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands, standing before the Lord of the earth.
- World English Bible

These ben tweyne olyues, and twei candilstikis, and thei stonden in the siyt of the Lord of the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

these are the two olive [trees], and the two lamp-stands that before the God of the earth do stand;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 11:4


11:4 These are the two olive trees - That is, as Zerubbabel and Joshua, the two olive trees spoken of by Zechariah, #Zec 3:9|, 4:10, were then the two chosen instruments in God's hand, even so shall these. be in their season. Being themselves full of the unction of the Holy One, they shall continually transmit the same to others also. And the two candlesticks - Burning and shining lights. Standing before the Lord of the earth - Always waiting on God, without the help of man, and asserting his right over the earth and all things therein.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 11:4


Re 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks. The olive tree was the source of the oil used to provide for the candlesticks. The candlesticks, burning the oil, gave forth light. Standing before the God of the earth. The symbols imply that during this period of 1260 days God shall have two agencies, bearing divine witness, which shall give forth light to men. These agencies shall be filled and sustained by the Spirit.

Discussion for Revelation 11

  • Alex
    Rev 11 v 15 This wonderful scripture tells us without a doubt that the KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE GONNA BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD AND HIS CHRIST SIMPLY B/C ITS GONNA BE WITHIN US SINNERS,HE HAS TO BE RECKONED AMONG THE TRANSGRESSORS RIGHT HEREON THIS EARTH, TH THE NEW HEAVEN N EARTH IS OUR NEWMAN WHICH IS SPIRIT ( HEAVEN )That y Isaiah is refering to new earth n heaven as his seed n name etc
  • Julie Pena
    Eze,. WOW your prayer request for other's needs is so powerful
  • A disciple
    Dewey J; We shouldn't be overly sensitive: no offense taken, Brother. With the things that we see (and can hardly believe) happening and increasing, we have volumes of warning and instruction and guidance in the Scriptures to prepare us mentally and spiritually for the opposition we are set to encounter. We should know that the transgressors coming to the full is God's determined judgment of them.
  • Dewey J
    A disciple, I didn't accuse you of adding to the scripture. That is a very serious charge to make especially against another Christian without sound evidence. I can tell by your posts that you have a very good understanding of the scripture. I concur with you and all who notice the rebellion of mankind toward God. Some say the greatest miracle is God's love and grace to man and man hate for God.
  • A disciple
    Hi Dewey; I don't think its exactly "adding to the word;" but something I heard from others, and I think makes sense. Time will tell of course! One thing is interesting too; how that even with all the plagues and punishments and the appearance of the two witnesses; those who are not killed outright by those judgments still refuse to repent or at all acknowledge the truth to give God glory.
  • A disciple
    Dewey; Enoch and Elijah were taken alive into heaven; and so we must conclude that their work is NOT finished, and that God took them aside till He would use them again at another time. The Scriptures say that "Elijah must come first:" the Lord doesn't use the real to identify types, and then not bring forth the real and the complete. John came in the Spirit and power of Elijah not to replace him.

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