Revelation 11:9

“And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they of the people, and kinreds, and tongues, and nations, shal see their dead bodies three dayes and an halfe, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations {will} look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And from among the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations do `men' look upon their dead bodies three days and a half, and suffer not their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will be looking on their dead bodies three days and a half, and will not let their dead bodies be put in the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And [men] of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations see their body three days and a half, and they do not suffer their bodies to be put into a sepulchre.
- Darby Bible

And they of the people, and kindreds, and languages, and nations, shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
- Webster's Bible

And men belonging to all peoples, tribes, languages and nations gaze at their dead bodies for three days and a half, but they refuse to let them be laid in a tomb.
- Weymouth Bible

From among the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations people will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
- World English Bible

And summe of lynagis, and of puplis, and of langagis, and of hethene men, schulen se the bodies of hem bi thre daies and an half; and thei schulen not suffre the bodies of hem to be put in biriels.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they shall behold -- they of the peoples, and tribes, and tongues, and nations -- their dead bodies three days and a half, and their dead bodies they shall not suffer to be put into tombs,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 11:9


11:9 Three days and a half - So exactly are the times set down in this prophecy. If we suppose this time began in the evening, and ended in the morning, and included (which is no way impossible) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the weekly festival of the Turkish people, the Jewish tribes, and the Christian tongues; then all these together, with the heathen nations, would have full leisure to gaze upon and rejoice over them.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 11:9


Re 11:9 And they . . . shall see their dead bodies three days and an half. "Look upon their dead bodies" (Revised Version). During a period of three and a half days their bodies shall be seen in the street of the city slain, and all shall see them. They shall be conspicuous. This would seem to point to a period of three and one-half years.

Discussion for Revelation 11:9

  • And they of the people of kindreds,tongues, and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half. This verse among many others proves the bible to be the infallible word of God, since for the their bodies to be viewed by nations means they 'll be seen on news networks. Therefore, modern conveniences was foreseen by God since the beginning of time. May God and his son Jesus receive all the power and glory!

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