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       9 For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.
    For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation
No doubt, the two witnesses "sang" the song in Revelation 5:9-10. What infuriated the world (every people, tribe, language and nation) 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 deceived, and had a gut feeling these two witnesses were RIGHT. The world couldn't accept that they had chosen incorrectly.
    will gaze on their BODIES and REFUSE them burial.
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 raised 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 left them open to scoffing and derision. The devil has always tried to make fools of God's chosen people, Psalm 79:1-7.
"Scripture taken from the The Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

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