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Chapter 20


20:1 And (kai) I saw (eidon) a messenger (angelon) stepping down (katabainonta) out (ek) of the (tou) heaven (ouranou) holding (echonta) the (tēn) key (klein) of the (tēs) abyss (abbssou), and (kai) a great (megalēn) chain (halusin) upon (epi) the (tēn) hand (cheira) of it (autou).


20:2 And (kai) he powerfully took hold (ekratēsen) of the (ton) dragon (drakonta), the (ho) serpent (ophis), who (hos) is (estin) a diabolical one (diabolos), and (kai) [who is] the (ho) Satan (Satanas), and (kai) he bound (edēsen) him (auton) a thousand (chilia) years (etē).


20:3 And (kai) he threw (ebalen) him (auton) into (eis) the (tēn) abyss (abusson), and (kai) he keyed-closed2808 (ekleisen) [the abyss] and (kai) sealed (esphragisen) [it] up over (epanō) him (autou), in order that (hina) [the serpent] may not cause the ethnic groups to wander (mē planēsē ta ethnē) yet still (eti) until (achri) the (ta) thousand (chilia) years (etē) may be completed (telesthē)!  


With (meta) [the passing, AE] of these things (tauta) it is required (dei) for him (auton) to be let loose (luthēnai) for [a] small (mikron) time (chronon).


20:4 And (kai) I saw (eidon) thrones (thronous), and (kai) they [who, AE] sat down (ekathisan) upon (ep’) them (autous), and (kai) judicial decision-making (krima) was given (edothē) to them (autois).  


And (kai) [I saw, RE] the (tas) souls (psuchas) of the ones (tōn) having been axed (pepelekismenōn) through (dia) [the sake, AE] of the (tēn) witness (marturian) [of them, RE] of Jesus (Iēsou), and (kai) through (dia) [the sake, AE] of the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou).  


And (kai) [I saw, RE] the ones who (hoitines) absolutely did not bow to4352 (ou prosekunēsan) the (to) wild animal (thērion), but absolutely did not (oude) [bow to, RE] the (tēn) icon (eikona) of it (autou), and (kai) they absolutely did not receive (ouk elabon) the (to) character (charagma) [of it, RE] upon (epi) the (to) forehead (metōpon) and (kai) upon (epi) the (tēn) hand (cheira) of them (autōn)!  


And (kai) they lived (ezēsan), and (kai) they were kings (ebasileusan) with (meta) the (tou) Christ (Christou) for [a] thousand (chilia) years (etē).


20:5 The (hoi) remaining ones (loipoi) of the (tōn) dead ones (nekrōn) absolutely did not live (ouk ezēsan) [again] until (achri) the (ta) thousand (chilia) years (etē) may be completed (telesthē)!


This (hautē) [is] the (hē) standing up (anastasis) [out of dead ones], the (hē) first one (prōtē).


20:6 A happy one (makarios), and (kai) a holy one (hagios), [is] the one (ho) having (echōn) a part (meros) in (en) the (tē) standing up (anastasei), the (tē) first one (prōtē).  


Over (epi) ones of these (toutōn) the (ho) second (deuteros) death (thanatos) absolutely does not have (ouk echei) authority (exousian)!  


BUT (all’), they shall cause themselves to be (esontai) sacrificial priests (hiereis) of the (tou) God (theou), and (kai) of the (tou) Christ (Christou)!  


And (kai) they shall be kings (basileusousin) with (met’) him (autou) the (ta) thousand (chilia) years (etē).


20:7 And (kai) when perhaps (hotan) the (ta) thousand (chilia) years (etē) may be complete (telesthē) the (ho) Satan (Satanas) shall be let loose (luthēsetai) out (ek) of the (tēs) guardroom (phulakēs) of it (autou).


20:8 And (kai) it shall cause itself to come out (exeleusetai) to make wander (planēsai) the (ta) ethnic groups (ethnē), the ones (ta) in (en) the (tais) four (tessarsin) angles1137 (gōniais) of the (tēs) land (gēs), the (ton) Gog (Gōg), and (kai) Magog (Magōg), to bring them together (sunagagein autous) into (eis) the (ton) war (polemon) (of whom (hōn) the (ho) number (arithmos) of them (autōn) [is] as (hōs) the (hē) sand (ammos) of the (tēs) sea (thalassēs)).


20:9 And (kai) they walked up (anebēsan) over (epi) the (to) width (platos) of the (tēs) land (gēs), and (kai) circled (ekukleusan) the (tēn) auxiliary encampment (parembolēn) of the (tōn) holy ones (hagiōn), and (kai) the (tēn) city (polin), the one (tēn) having been loved (ēgapēmenēn).  


And (kai) fire (pur) came down (katebē) out (ek) of the (tou) heaven (ouranou) and (kai) devoured (katephagen) them (autous)


(See Heb. 12:29)


20:10 And (kai) the (ho) diabolical one (diabolos), the one (ho) causing them to wander (planōn autous), was thrown (eblēthē) into (eis) the (tēn) harbor (limnēn) of the (tou) fire (puros) and (kai) sulfur (theiou), where (hopou) [are] both (kai) the (to) wild animal (thērion) and (kai) the (ho) false prophet (pseudoprophētēs).


And (kai) they shall be tormented (basanisthēsontai) day (hēmera) and (kai) night (nuktos), into (eis) the (tous) ages (aiōnas) of the (tōn) ages (aiōnōn).


(For the devil, the *god of this cosmos, coming to steal, kill, and destroy the assembly (ekklēsia), the one body of Christ, and all mortalkind, to cause them to wander away from the one true God and His Word, see Mat. 6:13, 13:19; Mark 1:13a, 4:15, 13:5-6; Luke 13:16, 21:8, 22:3, 31; John 8:44, 10:10a, 13:27; Acts 5:3; 1 Cor. 7:5, 31b; 2 Cor. 2:11, *4:4, 11:13-15; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 4:11-14, 6:11-16; 1 Thes. 2:17-18; 2 Thes. 2:7-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2, 5:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:13; 1 John 3:11-13, 4:1-6, 5:19; 2 John 1:7; Rev. 2:9, 12-15, 20, 12:7-17; 13:14, 18:21-23, 19:20, 20:3-10)


20:11 And (kai) I saw (eidon) a great (megan) white (leukon) throne (thronon), and (kai) the one (ton) causing himself to sit down (kathēmenon) upon (ep’) it (auton);


from (apo) the (tou) face (prosōpou) of whom (hou) fled (ephugen) the (hē) land (gē) and (kai) the (ho) heaven (ouranos).  


And (kai) a place (topos) for them (autois) was absolutely not found (ouch heurethē)!


20:12 And (kai) I saw (eidon) the (tous) dead ones (nekrous), the (tous) great ones (megalous) and (kai) the (tous) small ones (mikrous), having stood (hestōtas) in sight (enōpion) of the (tou) throne (thronou).  


And (kai) little scrolls (biblia) were opened up (ēnoichthēsan).  


And (kai) another (allo) little scroll (biblion) was opened up (ēnoichthē), which (ho) is (estin) the one (tēs) of life (zōēs).  


And (kai) the (hoi) dead ones (nekroi) were judged (ekrithēsan) out (ek) of the things (tōn) having been written (gegrammenōn) in (en) the (tois) little scrolls (bibliois), down according to (kata) the (ta) works (erga) of them (autōn).


20:13 And (kai) the (hē) sea (thalassa) gave [up] (edōken) the (tous) dead ones (nekrous), the ones (tous) in (en) her (autē).  


And (kai) the (ho) death (thanatos), and (kai) the (ho) grave (hadēs), they gave (edōkan) [up] the (tous) dead ones (nekrous), the ones (tous) in (en) them (autois).  


And (kai) they were judged (ekrithēsan), each one (hekastos) down according to (kata) the (ta) works (erga) of them (autōn).


20:14 And (kai) the (ho) death (thanatos) and (kai) the (ho) grave (hadēs) were thrown (eblēthēsan) into (eis) the (tēn) harbor (limnēn) of the (tou) fire (puros).  


The (ho) death (thanatos), this one (houtos), is (estin) the (ho) second one (deuteros), the (hē) harbor (limnē) of the (tou) fire (puros)


20:15 And (kai) if (ei) anyone (tis) was absolutely not found (ouch heurethē) having been written (gegrammenos) in (en) the (tē) scroll (biblō) of life (zōēs), he was thrown (eblēthē) into (eis) the (tēn) harbor (limnēn) of the (tou) fire (puros)!


(For the revealing by fire of those who are and who are not righteous, see Dan. 3; Mat. 3:10-12, 7:19, *13:24-51; Luke 3:9, 16-17, 12:49; John 15:6; Rom. 1:18; *1 Cor. 3:12-15; 2 Thes. 1:7-9; Heb. 10:26-29, 12:18; 1 Pet. 1:5-7; 2 Pet. 3:7-12; Jude 1:5-7; Rev. 8:5-11, 9:13-21; 14:18-20, 16:8-9, 17:16, *18:1-24, 20:7-15)