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TODAY’S BIBLE READING (APOCALYPSE 11:4-12)

17 Nov
TODAY’S BIBLE READING (APOCALYPSE 11:4-12)

Week 33 of the Year, Cycle II, Saturday

These two prophets have been a plague to the people of the world.

I, John, heard a voice saying: “These, my two witnesses, are the two olive trees and the two lamps that stand before the Lord of the world. Fire can come from their mouths and consume their enemies if anyone tries to harm them; and if anybody does try to harm them then he will certainly be killed in this way. They are able to lock up the sky so that it does not rain as long as they are prophesying; they are able to turn water into blood and strike the whole world with any plague as often as they like.

When they have completed their witnessing, the beast that comes out of the Abyss is going to make war on them and overcome them and kill them. Their corpses will lie in the main street of the Great City known by the symbolic names of Sodom and Egypt, in which their Lord was crucified. Man out of every people, ace, language and nation will stare at their corpses, for three-and-a-half days, not letting them be buried, and the people of the world will be glad about it and celebrate the event by giving presents to each other, because these two prophets have been a plague to the people of the world.”

After three-and-a-half days, God created life into their corpses and they stood up, and everybody who saw it happen was terrified; then they heard a loud voice from heaven say to them, “Come up here”, and while their enemies were watching, they went up to heaven in a cloud.

V. The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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