Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge.a [I] also [saw] the soulsb of those who had been beheadedc because of their testimony about Jesusd 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.e They came to lifef 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.
Blessedg and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second deathh has no poweri over these, but they will be priests of God and the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.j