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Revelation 20 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Thousand Years
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:1 - Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pit[fn] and a heavy chain in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:2 - He seized the dragon—that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan—and bound him in chains for a thousand years.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:3 - The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:4 - Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:5 - This is the first resurrection. (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.)
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:6 - Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years.
The Defeat of Satan
(cf. Eze 38; 39 )
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:7 - When the thousand years come to an end, Satan will be let out of his prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:8 - He will go out to deceive the nations—called Gog and Magog—in every corner of the earth. He will gather them together for battle—a mighty army, as numberless as sand along the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:9 - And I saw them as they went up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded God’s people and the beloved city. But fire from heaven came down on the attacking armies and consumed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:10 - Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
The Final Judgment
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:11 - And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:12 - I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:13 - The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave[fn] gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:14 - Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:15 - And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.
NLT Footnotes
Or the abyss, or the underworld; also in 20:3.
Greek and Hades; also in 20:14.

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