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Revelation 11:7

ESV And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,
NIV Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.
NASB When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
CSB When they finish their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war on them, conquer them, and kill them.
NLT When they complete their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit will declare war against them, and he will conquer them and kill them.
KJV And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

What does Revelation 11:7 mean?

Up to this point, the two witnesses have been invincible—everyone who attacks them is killed (Revelation 11:5), and they can send plagues (Revelation 11:6). Still, according to this verse, the two witnesses become the victims of a demonic force from the bottomless pit. It is important to note that they did not meet death until they "finished their testimony." It has been said that the servant of God will live until his or her appointed work is done. So the two witnesses cannot die until they have completed their ministry of prophesying for 1,260 days. This follows Revelation's theme that everything which happens is according to God's timeline, and by His permission.

The beast that ascends from the bottomless pit is likely the first beast of Revelation 13. He is sometimes called the Antichrist or the Roman prince or the head of the Revived Roman Empire. Other references to this evil person, whose origin may be traced to the bottomless pit, are Revelation 14:9, 14:11; 15:2; 16:2; 17:3, 13; 19:20; and 20:10. Empowered by Satan, the beast from the bottomless pit wages war against the two witnesses, conquers them, and kills them.
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