New International Version
They are "the two olive trees" and the two lampstands, and "they stand before the Lord of the earth."
King James Bible
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
These are the two olive trees and the two lamps which stand before the Lord of the earth;
World English Bible
These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands, standing before the Lord of the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
these are the two olive trees, and the two lamp-stands that before the God of the earth do stand;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
These are the two olive trees - Mentioned Zechariah 4:14, which there represent Zerubbabel and Joshua the high priest. The whole account seems taken from Zechariah 4:1-14. Whether the prophet and the apostle mean the same things by these emblems, we know not.
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Eversley, September 4, 1870. Revelation xi. 16, 17. "And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned." My dear friends,--I wish to speak a few plain words to you this morning, on a matter which has been on my mind ever since I returned from Chester, namely,--The duty of the congregation …
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But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.
The LORD called you a thriving olive tree with fruit beautiful in form. But with the roar of a mighty storm he will set it on fire, and its branches will be broken.
Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left."
Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?"
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
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