Verse 9 (NASB)
International Version God's WordTM
9. And those from the peoples and tribes and
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.
And those from the peoples and tribes and
No doubt, the two witnesses "sang" the song in Revelation
infuriated the world
(people and tribes and tongues and nations) is that they were guilty of
the Messiah's blood, and that true believers would eventually reign.
The world had gone along with the devil, were decieved, and had a gut
feeling these two witnesses were RIGHT. The world couldn't accept that
they had chosen incorrectly.
will look at their DEAD BODIES for three and
a half days,
will not permit their DEAD BODIES to be laid in a tomb.
Maybe there was a fear (belief) that these two (or one of them) was the
Messiah. Jesus in John
2:13-22 indicates that after three days the "temple would be
again". If Jews only considered Jesus a prophet, then they (and the
world) would want to watch this happen. Modern television will make
this verse possible. At four days much decay sets in (John
11:38-39-44). The two witnesses are DEAD nearly four days!
The "unburied" act also was a reproach to Jews which
to scoffing and derision. The devil has always tried to make fools of
God's chosen people, Psalm
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References to the Revelation of Jesus
Christ are in bold italics. All
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