Revelation 11:8

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great citie, which spiritually is called Sodome and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And their dead bodies {will lie} in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And their dead bodies `lie' in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And their dead bodies will be in the open street of the great town, which in the spirit is named Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was put to death on the cross.
- Basic English Bible

and their body [shall be] on the street of the great city, which is called spiritually Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
- Darby Bible

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
- Webster's Bible

And their dead bodies are to lie in the broad street of the great city which spiritually is designated `Sodom' and `Egypt,' where indeed their Lord was crucified.
- Weymouth Bible

Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
- World English Bible

And the bodies of hem schulen ligge in the stretis of the greet citee, that is clepid goostli Sodom, and Egipt, where the Lord of hem was crucified.
- Wycliffe Bible

and their dead bodies [are] upon the broad-place of the great city (that is called spiritually Sodom, and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified,)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 11:8


11:8 And their bodies shall be - Perhaps hanging on a cross. In the street of the great city - Of Jerusalem, a far greater city, than any other in those parts. This is described both spiritually and historically: spiritually, as it is called Sodom #Isa 1:9| &c. and Egypt; on account of the same abominations abounding there, at the time of the witnesses, as did once in Egypt and Sodom. Historically: Where also their Lord was crucified - This possibly refers to the very ground where his cross stood. Constantine the Great inclosed this within the walls of the city. Perhaps on that very spot will their bodies be exposed.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 11:8


Re 11:8 And their dead bodies [shall lie] in the street. They shall not be buried, but remain in plain sight. I believe that this is what is signified. Though the witnesses were slain, their enemies could not get them out of sight. They could not bury them. Of the great city. This term is used eight times in Revelation (Re 11:8 16:19 17:18 18:10,16,18,19 21:10). It is never used of Jerusalem. It is in contrast with the Holy City (Re 11:2). As the Holy City is a symbol of the church, a wicked City would symbolize a false religion, or apostate church. Which spiritually is called Sodom, and Egypt. Symbolically so called. Sodom, with its sins, was a type of this city; Egypt, the house of bondage, is also a type. It is a sinful organization which has enslaved the true Israel. Where also our Lord was crucified. Many commentators have insisted that this refers to literal Jerusalem, but we must remember that the place is one in which our Lord was "spiritually" crucified. This is done by apostasy. See Heb. 6:6. That the reference is to spiritual declension is plain.

Discussion for Revelation 11

  • Word
    No one is dead for a thousand years. As far as the new Strong's it's like the N.I.V Bible which isn't a Bible. So for anyone who wants to read the true word of God and learn the scriptures it's best to have an Old Exhaustive Strong's Concordance before 1972 so that a person gets the true meaning of the words from the scriptures than to believe the Romans are coming, the Romans are coming.
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    Pt 2 - because SO many are swallowed up in the rapture theory that most people think that if they miss the first train, then they can catch the second and therefore they can live anyway they choose which would make EVERYONE who died before this rapture unavailable for the second chance. It's not biblical. One vs about a silver cord that's not understood vs 50 that say AT LAST DAY aren't good odds
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    Even children are smart enough to look in a concordance. There's one online. Pneuma is air. Not clouds. ALL WILL HEAR HIS VOICE. In the twinkling of an eye is how long it takes those who make the cut to be transformed into their spiritual bodies. The rest just DIE until the 1000 yrs is up, then they are judged. Great supper of God is when the fowls feast in their carcasses. There's no 2nd chance!
  • Word
    The fallen won't even know that they are in the apostacy and they will tell the elect they are a widow no longer and that their husband has came home. But the elect do not care about their false messiah and his power to bring lightning down To earth at his will. The elect will be delivered up by those believers and to death which is Satan and the Holy Spirit will speak through them.
  • 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.

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