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
    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.
  • Irene123
    To Les 1-31-'17 -- Quote: "I'm just guessing here ... " unquote; I'd be glad to answer your question if I knew you were addressing me ..... ?

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