Revelation 20:6

Blessed and holy (makario kai agio). A fifth beatitude ( Acts 1:3 ; Acts 14:13 ; Acts 16:15 ; Acts 19:9 ) already and two more to come ( Acts 22:7 Acts 22:14 , seven in all). Here agio is added to the usual makario. The second death (o deutero qanato). The spiritual death of Acts 2:11 ; Acts 20:14 ; Acts 21:8 in contrast to the first or physical death. This language raises a question about the interpretation of the first and the second resurrections, whether both are of the body or one of the spirit. There seems no way to reach a solid conception about it. In 1 Corinthians 15:23 there is no mention of the resurrection of any save "those of Christ" (oi tou Cristou), though the end follows (verse 1 Corinthians 15:24 ). However, Paul elsewhere ( Acts 24:15 ) speaks of the resurrection of the just and of the unjust as if one event. Priests of God and of Christ (ierei tou qeou kai tou Cristou). As in Acts 1:6 ; Acts 5:10 ; Acts 22:3 Acts 22:5 . Shall reign with him (basileusousin met autou). As promised in the same passages. The servants of God are to be priests with Christ and to reign with him ( Matthew 19:28 ). In Matthew 5:10 epi th gh (upon earth) occurs, but this item does not appear here. "No hint is given as to where this service is to be rendered and this royalty to be exercised" (Swete).