Revelation 20 New American Standard Bible

The Thousand Years

20 1  Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven , holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand . 2  And he laid hold of the dragon , the serpent of old , who is the devil and Satan , and bound him for a thousand years ; 3  and he threw him into the abyss , and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer , until the thousand years were completed ; after these things he must be released for a short time . 4  Then I saw thrones , and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God , and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image , and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand ; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years . 5  The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed . This is the first resurrection . 6  Blessed and holy is the one who has a 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 for a thousand years . 7  When the thousand years are completed , Satan will be released from his prison , 8  and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth , Gog and Magog , to gather them together for the war ; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore . 9  And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city , and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10  And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone , where the beast and the false prophet are also ; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever .

The Judgment at the Great White Throne

11  Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away , and no place was found for them. 12  And I saw the dead , the great and the small , standing before the throne , and books were opened ; and another book was opened , which is the book of life ; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books , according to their deeds . 13  And 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 , every one of them according to their deeds . 14  Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire . This is the second death , the lake of fire . 15  And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life , he was thrown into the lake of fire .

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