John said that a beast will come up from a pit and kill the witnesses. The witnesses will not receive a proper burial. Their bodies will be gazed at and mocked by people all over the world. After three-and-one-half days, however, “the breath of life from God” (NIV, Revelation 11:11) would fill the witnesses and bring them back to life. The people who mocked them would be terrified at this reversal of events. The witnesses would be taken up to heaven, while those who mocked them would experience a great earthquake.