1I saw an angel coming down out of heaven. He had the key to the Abyss. In his hand he held a heavy chain.2He grabbed the dragon, that old serpent. The serpent is also called the devil, or Satan. The angel put him in chains for 1,000 years.3Then he threw him into the Abyss. He locked it and sealed him in. This was to keep Satan from fooling the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.4I saw thrones. Those who had been given authority to judge were sitting on them. I also saw the souls of those whose heads had been cut off because they had given witness for Jesus and because of God's word. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue. They had not received his mark on their foreheads or hands. They came to life and ruled with Christ for 1,000 years.5This is the first resurrection. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were ended.6Blessed and holy are those who take part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them. They will be priests of God and of Christ. They will rule with him for 1,000 years.
Satan Is Judged
7When the 1,000 years are over, Satan will be set free from his prison.8He will go out to fool the nations. He will gather them from the four corners of the earth. He will bring Gog and Magog together for battle. Their troops are as many as the grains of sand on the seashore.9They marched across the whole earth. They surrounded the place where God's people were camped. It was the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and burned them up.10The devil, who fooled them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur. That is where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will all suffer day and night for ever and ever.
The Dead Are Judged
11I saw a great white throne and the One who was sitting on it. When the earth and sky saw his face, they ran away. There was no place for them.12I saw the dead, great and small, standing in front of the throne. Books were opened. Then another book was opened. It was the Book of Life. The dead were judged by what they had done. The things they had done were written in the books.13The sea gave up the dead that were in it. And Death and Hell gave up their dead. Each of the dead was judged by what he had done.14Then Death and Hell were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.15Anyone whose name was not written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.
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The Thousand Years
1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. (Re 1:18; Re 9:1)2And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, (2Pe 2:4; Jud 1:6; Re 12:9)3and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. (Da 6:17; Mt 27:66; Re 20:1; Re 20:8; Re 20:10)4Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (Ps 45:16; Da 7:9; Da 7:18; Da 7:22; Mt 19:28; Mt 20:21; Mt 20:27; Joh 14:19; 2Ti 2:11; 2Ti 2:12; Re 3:21; Re 5:10; Re 6:9; Re 13:12; Re 13:14; Re 20:6; Re 22:5)5The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.6Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years. (Re 1:6; Re 2:11; Re 14:13; Re 20:4; Re 20:14; Re 21:8)
The Defeat of Satan
7And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison (Re 20:2)8and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. (Eze 38:2; Eze 39:1; Re 16:14; Re 20:3; Re 20:10)9And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, (Ps 132:13; Isa 8:8; Eze 38:9; Eze 38:16; Hab 1:6; Heb 13:11; Heb 13:13; Re 13:13)10and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Re 16:13; Re 19:20; Re 20:3; Re 20:8)
Judgment Before the Great White Throne
11Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. (Ps 102:26; Da 2:35; Re 12:8)12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. (Da 7:10; Mt 16:27; Ro 14:10; 2Co 5:10; Re 3:5; Re 11:18)13And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. (Re 6:8; Re 20:12)14Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Lu 20:36; 1Co 15:26; Re 20:6; Re 20:13; Re 21:4)15And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Mt 13:42; Mt 13:50)