1And I saw an angel descending from the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. 2And he laid hold of the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3and cast him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should not any more deceive the nations until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be loosed for a little time. 4And I saw thrones; and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and the souls of those beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God; and those who had not done homage to the beast nor to his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and hand; and they lived and reigned with the Christ a thousand years: 5the rest of the dead did not live till the thousand years had been completed. This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy he who has part in the first resurrection: over these the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7And when the thousand years have been completed, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, 8and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of the heaven and devoured them. 10And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are both the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for the ages of ages.
11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled, and place was not found for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is that of life. And the dead were judged out of the things written in the books according to their works. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged each according to their works: 14and death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire. 15And if any one was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
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