Revelation of John 20

Satan Bound

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the
abyss: The bottomless pit or the depths (of the sea); the prison for Satan and the demons
abyss b and a great chain in his hand.
2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan,
Other mss add who deceives the whole world
d and bound e him for 1,000 years.
3He threw him into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on it f so that he would no longer deceive the nations g until the 1,000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time.

The Saints Reign with the Messiah

4 Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. h I also saw the people
Lit souls
j who had been beheaded
All who had given their lives for their faith in Christ
because of their testimony about Jesus l and because of God’s word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. m They came to life n and reigned with the
Messiah: Or the Christ; the Greek word Christos means "the anointed one".
Messiah for 1,000 years.
5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed p and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death q has no power
Or authority
over them, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years. s

Satanic Rebellion Crushed

7 When the 1,000 years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, t Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle. u Their number is like the sand of the sea. 9They came up over the surface of the earth and surrounded the encampment of the
saint(s)/sanctification/sanctify/sanctified: The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers in Jesus from the world; at the time of saving faith in Jesus, the believer is made a saint; therefore, all believers are saints. The believer participates with the Spirit in a process of transformation that continues until glorification. The goal of sanctification is progressive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.
saints, the beloved city. Then fire came down from heaven
Other mss add from God
and consumed them. x
10 The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, y and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. z

The Great White Throne Judgment

11 Then I saw a great white throne and One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. aa 12I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. ab Another book was opened, which is the book of life, ac and the dead were judged according to their works ad by what was written in the books.

13 Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and
Hades: The Greek word for the place of the dead; it corresponds to the Hebrew word Sheol.
Hades af gave up their dead; all
Lit each
were judged according to their works.
14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. ah This is the second death, the lake of fire.
Other mss omit the lake of fire
15 And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
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