1Then I saw1an angelcomingdown from heaven, holding the 2key of the abyss and a greatchainain his hand.
And he laidhold of the 3dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and 4bound him for a thousandyears ;
and he threw him into the 5abyss, and shut it and 6sealed it over him, so that he would 7not deceive the nationsanylonger, until the thousandyears were completed ; afterthesethings he must be released for a shorttime.
4Then I saw8thrones, and 9they sat on them, and 10judgment was given to them. And I saw 11the souls of those who had been beheadedbecause of btheir 12testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not 13worshiped the beastor his image, and had not received the 14mark on their forehead and on their hand ; and they 15came to life and 16reigned with Christ for a thousandyears.
The rest of the dead did not come to lifeuntil the thousandyears were completed. 17This is the firstresurrection.
618Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the firstresurrection ; overthese the 19seconddeathhasnopower, but they will be 20priests of God and of Christ and will 21reign with Him for a thousandyears.