And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven,1 having the key2 to the Abyss3 and holding in his hand a great chain.
He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan,4 and bound him for a thousand years.53
He threw him into the Abyss,6 and locked and sealed7 it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations8 anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
I saw thrones9 on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge.10 And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded11 because of their testimony about Jesus12 and because of the word of God.13 They had not worshiped the beast14 or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands.15 They came to life and reigned16 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.176
Blessed18 and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death19 has no power over them, but they will be priests20 of God and of Christ and will reign with him21 for a thousand years.