Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the abyssa and a great chain in his hand.
He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan,bc and bound him for 1,000 years.
He threw him into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on itd so that he would no longer deceive the nationse until the 1,000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time.
Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge.f [I] also [saw] the soulsg of those who had been beheadedh because of their testimony about Jesusi 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.j They came to lifek and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years.
The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
Blessedl and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second deathm has no powern over these, but they will be priests of God and the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.o