The Revelation of St John the Divine

Chapter 20

Satan is bound during the Millennium—The Saints will then live and reign with Christ—The dead stand before God and are judged out of the books according to their works.

 And I saw an aangel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless bpit and a great chain in his hand.

 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old aserpent, which is the bDevil, and Satan, and cbound him a thousand years,

 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the anations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be bloosed a little season.

 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and ajudgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and breigned with Christ a cthousand years.

 But the rest of the adead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

 aBlessed and holy is he that hath part in the bfirst cresurrection: on such the dsecond death hath no power, but they shall be epriests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

 And when the athousand years are expired, bSatan shall be loosed out of his prison,

 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, aGog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

 10 And the adevil that deceived them was bcast into the lake of cfire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the aearth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no bplace for them.

 12 And I saw the adead, small and great, bstand before God; and the cbooks were opened: and another book was opened, which is the dbook of life: and the dead were ejudged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their fworks.

 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and adeath and bhell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

 14 And adeath and bhell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the csecond death.

 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.