I saw thrones1 on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge.2 And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded3 because of their testimony for Jesus4 and because of the word of God.5 They had not worshiped the beast6 or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands.7 They came to life and reigned8 with Christ a thousand years.
(The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.96
Blessed10 and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death11 has no power over them, but they will be priests12 of God and of Christ and will reign with him13 for a thousand years.
When the thousand years are over,14 Satan will be released from his prison
and will go out to deceive the nations15 in the four corners of the earth16--Gog and Magog17--to gather them for battle.18 In number they are like the sand on the seashore.199
They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded20 the camp of God's people, the city he loves.21 But fire came down from heaven22 and devoured them.
And the devil, who deceived them,23 was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur,24 where the beast25 and the false prophet26 had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.27
Then I saw a great white throne28 and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence,29 and there was no place for them.
And I saw the dead, great and small,30 standing before the throne, and books were opened.31 Another book was opened, which is the book of life.32 The dead were judged33 according to what they had done34 as recorded in the books.
The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades35 gave up the dead36 that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done.3714
Then death38 and Hades39 were thrown into the lake of fire.40 The lake of fire is the second death.41