1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the abyss #Ps 140:10Lk 8:31Rm 10:7Rv 9:1|NoBook| 11:7|NoBook| 17:8 and a great chain #Ps 107:10|NoBook| 149:8Jr 39:7Ezk 7:23 in his hand. 2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, # Other mss add who deceives the whole world #Rv 12:9 and bound #Is 24:22 him for 1,000 years. 3He threw him into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on it #Dn 6:17Mt 27:66 so that he would no longer deceive the nations #Rv 12:9 until the 1,000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time.
The Saints Reign with the Messiah
4Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. #Dn 7:22Mt 19:281Co 6:2-3Rv 3:21|NoBook| 6:9 I also saw the people # Lit souls #Rv 6:9 who had been beheaded # All who had given their lives for their faith in Christ because of their testimony about Jesus #Rv 1:2|NoBook| 12:11|NoBook| 19:10 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. #Rv 7:3|NoBook| 9:413:12-16|NoBook| 14:1|NoBook| 22:4 They came to life #Is 25:6-8Mt 9:18|NoBook| 26:29Lk 13:29Rv 2:8|NoBook| 13:14 and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years. #2Tm 2:12 5The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed #Rv 1:3|NoBook| 14:13|NoBook| 16:15|NoBook| 19:9|NoBook| 22:7 and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death #Rv 2:11|NoBook| 20:14|NoBook| 21:8 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. #Rv 1:6|NoBook| 5:10
Satanic Rebellion Crushed
7When the 1,000 years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison 8and will go out to deceive the nations #Gn 3:132Co 11:31Tm 2:142Jn 7Rv 12:9|NoBook| 18:23|NoBook| 19:20 at the four corners of the earth, #Is 11:12Ezk 7:2Rv 7:1 Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle. #Ezk 38–39 Their number is like the sand of the sea. #Gn 32:12Is 10:22Jr 33:22Hs 1:10 9They came up over the surface of the earth and surrounded the encampment of the saints, the beloved city. #Ezk 38:16Jl 3:2Zch 14:2 Then fire came down from heaven # Other mss add from God and consumed them. #2Kg 1:10Ezk 38:22|NoBook| 39:6Lk 9:54 10The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, #Rv 19:20 and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. #Mt 25:41
The Great White Throne Judgment
11Then 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. #Is 51:6Mt 24:352Pt 3:10Rv 18:21 12I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. #Dn 7:10 Another book was opened, which is the book of life, #Is 4:3|NoBook| 34:16Dn 12:1Rv 3:5|NoBook| 13:8|NoBook| 17:8|NoBook| 20:15|NoBook| 21:27 and the dead were judged according to their works #Ps 62:12Jr 17:10Rm 2:61Pt 1:17 by what was written in the books.
13Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades #Rv 1:18|NoBook| 6:8 gave up their dead; all # Lit each were judged according to their works. 14Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. #Is 25:7-81Co 15:26 This is the second death, the lake of fire. # Other mss omit the lake of fire 15And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.