Chapter 11 Verse 9 (NIV)
New American Standard Bible
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
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