Revelation 20 CSB

Satan Bound

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the abyssa and a great chain in his hand.

References for Revelation 20:1

    • a 20:1 - Rv 9:1; Lk 8:31
      2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan,b c and bound him for 1,000 years.

      References for Revelation 20:2

        • b 20:2 - Other mss add who deceives the whole world
        • c 20:2 - Rv 12:9
          3 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.

          References for Revelation 20:3

            • d 20:3 - Dn 6:17; Mt 27:66
            • e 20:3 - Rv 12:9

              The Saints Reign with the Messiah

              4 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.

              References for Revelation 20:4

                • f 20:4 - Dn 7:22; Mt 19:28; 1 Co 6:2-3; Rv 3:21
                • g 20:4 - Rv 6:9
                • h 20:4 - All who had given their lives for their faith in Christ
                • i 20:4 - Rv 1:2,9; 12:17; 19:10
                • j 20:4 - Rv 13:12-16
                • k 20:4 - Isaiah 25:6-8; Mt 26:29; Lk 13:29; see also Rv 2:8; 13:14; Mt 9:18; Rm 14:9
                  5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
                  6 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

                  References for Revelation 20:6

                    • l 20:6 - Rv 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 22:7,14
                    • m 20:6 - Rv 20:14; 21:8
                    • n 20:6 - Or authority
                    • o 20:6 - Rv 1:6; 5:10

                      Satanic Rebellion Crushed

                      7 When the 1,000 years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison

                      References for Revelation 20:7

                          8 and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth,p Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle.q Their number is like the sand of the sea.

                          References for Revelation 20:8

                            • p 20:8 - Isaiah 11:12; Ezk 7:2; Rv 7:1
                            • q 20:8 - Ezk 38-39
                              9 They came up over the surface of the earth and surrounded the encampment of the saints, the beloved city. Then fire came down from heavenr and consumed them.s

                              References for Revelation 20:9

                                • r 20:9 - Other mss add from God
                                • s 20:9 - 2 Kg 1:10,12; Ezk 38:22; 39:6; Lk 9:54
                                  10 The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are,t and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.u

                                  References for Revelation 20:10

                                      The Great White Throne Judgment

                                      11 Then I saw a great white throne and One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them.v

                                      References for Revelation 20:11

                                        • v 20:11 - Rv 18:21; Isaiah 51:6; Mt 24:35; 2 Pt 3:10
                                          12 I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.w Another book was opened, which is the book of life,x and the dead were judged according to their worksy by what was written in the books.

                                          References for Revelation 20:12

                                            • w 20:12 - Dn 7:10
                                            • x 20:12 - Isaiah 4:3; Dn 12:1; Rv 3:5; 17:8; 21:27
                                            • y 20:12 - Ps 62:12; Jr 17:10; Rm 2:6; 1 Pt 1:17
                                              13 Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hadesz gave up their dead; all{ were judged according to their works.

                                              References for Revelation 20:13

                                                  14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.| This is the second death, the lake of fire.}

                                                  References for Revelation 20:14

                                                    • | 20:14 - Isaiah 25:7-8; 1 Co 15:26
                                                    • } 20:14 - Other mss omit the lake of fire
                                                      15 And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.