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 11:4

  • John Murphy for verse 4
    The Bible does not indicate by name who the 2 witnesses shall be, but it most likely will not be anyone already deceased. Would be Elisha and Enoch by my understanding.
  • Notice in the verse "standing " is the clue to who might be the 2 witnesses. They are most likely John the Baptist spirit of Elijah Matt. 11 14 and Elisha 1 King 17 1 18 15 2 King 3 14 . Notice they stand by the Lord of the whole Earth. They will prophesy for 1,260 days wearing sackcloth, representing mourning. Other possible witnesses are Moses, Enoch and James the brother of John.
  • Timothy for verse 4
    I don't understand. It says standing before the God of Earth. That would be Satan right? 1 John 5:19
  • The world is easily swayed by only what is seen..
    Look carefully and you will find that only the gospel of Matthew and John is really valid. These are the two olive trees because they bear the fruit of the Word.
    The other two are 'candlesticks' that actually 'burn out' and are false.These gospels are not of the appointed and handpicked apostles.
    Nobody is really seen to challenge the 'church', yet we have to wonder what their great secrets are.The truths are revealed to the nameless, but only great theologians determine what m***es may see. It is true ..many weeds are found in the fields also, even in what the largest part of the world is told is 'the truth'.
    God is very smart, and the scriptures do tell all, even of its desecration.

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