Prophesy for 1,260 days (Rev 11:3)

“I will grant

My two witnesses

To prophesy

For one thousand two hundred sixty days,

Wearing sackcloth.”

καὶ δώσω τοῖς δυσὶν μάρτυσίν μου, καὶ προφητεύσουσιν ἡμέρας χιλίας διακοσίας ἑξήκοντα περιβεβλημένοι σάκκους.

John said, “I will grant (καὶ δώσω) my two witnesses (τοῖς δυσὶν μάρτυσίν μου) to prophesy (καὶ προφητεύσουσιν) for one thousand two hundred sixty days (ἡμέρας χιλίας διακοσίας ἑξήκοντα), wearing sackcloth (περιβεβλημένοι σάκκους).”  John indicated that a voice from heaven said that he was going to have two witnesses or martyrs prophesy for three and a half years, since that is the same as 1,260 days.  Thus, while the many nations were trampling the outer court, two witnesses, wearing sackcloth, would prophesize.  While the destruction was going on, there would be two faithful witnesses to God walking around prophesizing about God and the future.  Perhaps this is an allusion to the Law and the Prophets.  Could these witnesses be Moses and Elijah?  They would be wearing sackcloth or goat hair representing repentance.  Have you ever seen anyone wearing sackcloth?


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