1 Then I saw an angel descend from heaven with the key of the abyss and a huge chain in his hand; 2 he gripped the dragon, that old serpent (who is the devil and Satan), and bound him for a thousand years, 3 flinging him into the abyss and shutting and sealing it on the top of him, to prevent him seducing the nations again until the thousand years were completed ??after which he has to be released for a little while.
4 And I saw thrones with people sitting on them, who were allowed to judge ??saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and God's word, those who would not worship the Beast or his statue, and who would not receive his mark on their forehead or hand; they came to life and reigned along with the Christ for a thousand years. 5 As for the rest of the dead, they did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection; over such the second death has no power, they shall be priests of God and the Christ, and reign along with him during the thousand years.
7 But when the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and he will emerge to seduce the nations at the four corners of the earth, even Gog and Magog, mustering them for the fray. Their number was like the sand of the sea, 9 and they swarmed over the broad earth, encircling the leaguer of the saints and the beloved City; but fire descended from heaven and consumed them, 10 and their seducer, the devil, was flung into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the Beast and the false Prophet also lie, to be tortured day and night for ever and ever.
11 Then I saw a great white throne, and One who was seated thereon; from his presence earth and sky fled, no more to be found. 12 And I saw the dead, high and low, standing before the throne, and books were opened ??also another book, the book of Life, was opened ??and the dead were judged by what was written in these books, by what they had done.
13 The sea gave up its corpses, Death and Hades gave up their dead, and all were judged by what each had done. 14 Then Death and Hades were flung into the lake of fire, 15 and whoever was not found enrolled in the book of Life was flung into the lake of fire ??which is the second death, the lake of fire.