20 1And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of
the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
2And he laid hold on the dragon,
the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand
3and 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 should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little
4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given
unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the
testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the
beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and
upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be
finished. This is the first resurrection.
6Blessed and holy is he that
hath part in the first resurrection: over these the second death hath no
power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with
him a thousand years.
7And when the thousand years are finished, Satan
shall be loosed out of his prison,
8and shall come forth 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.
9And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp
of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down out of heaven,
and devoured them.
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the
lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet;
and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11And I saw
a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and
the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12And 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 out of the things which were written in the books,
according to their works.
13And the sea gave up the dead that were in it;
and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged
every man 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 was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into
the lake of fire.