Book of Revelation: Chapter 20
I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the
abyss and a great chain in his hand.
He seized the dragon, the old
serpent, which is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole inhabited
earth, and bound him for a thousand years,
and cast him into the abyss,
and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no
more, until the thousand years were finished. After this, he must be freed
for a short time.
I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was
given to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the
testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as didnít worship the
beast nor his image, and didnít receive the mark on their forehead and on
their hand. They lived, and reigned with Christ for the thousand years.
The rest of the dead didnít live until the thousand years were finished.
This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy is he who has part in
the first resurrection. Over these, the second death has no power, but they
will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him one thousand
And after the thousand years, Satan will be released from his prison,
and he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four
corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war; the
number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
They went up over the breadth
of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city.
Fire came down out of heaven from God, and devoured them.
The devil who
deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast
and the false prophet are also. They will be tormented day and night forever
I saw a great white throne, and him who sat on it, from whose face the
earth and the heaven fled away. There was found no place for them.
saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and they
opened books. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead
were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to
The sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades
gave up the dead who were in them. They were judged, each one according to
Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is
the second death, the lake of fire.
If anyone was not found written in
the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
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