1 Afterwards I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, with a great chain in his hand. 2 and he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 then cast him into the bottomless pit, there shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should seduce the nations no more, till the thousand years should he fulfilled: and after that, he was to be loosed for a short time.
4 I saw likewise thrones, where persons were seated, to whom the power of judging was given: and I saw the souls of those that were beheaded for the testimony they had given to Jesus, and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast, nor his image, nor had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 but the rest of the dead shall not live again until the thousand years are finished. this is the first resurrection. 6 happy and holy are they that have part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God, and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 When the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 and shall go out to seduce the nations, which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to assemble them to battle: they will be as numerous as the sand of the sea. 9 they will spread on the surface of the earth, and encompass the camp of the saints, and the beloved city: and fire shall descend from God out of heaven, and devour them. 10 the devil that seduced them, shall be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 Then I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose presence the earth and the heaven fled away, so that they disappear'd. 12 and I saw the dead, small and great, stand before the throne; the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out. of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 the sea gave up the dead which were in it; death and the grave delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every one according to their works. 14 and death and the grave were cast into the lake of fire: this is the second death. 15 and whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the lake of fire.