20 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the * abyss f and a great chain g in his hand. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, h i and bound j him for 1,000 years. 3 He threw him into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on it k so that he would no longer deceive the nations l until the 1,000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time.
4 Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. m I also saw the people n o who had been beheaded p because of their testimony about Jesus q and because of God’s word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. r They came to life s and reigned with the * Messiah for 1,000 years. t 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed u and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death v has no power w over them, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years. x
20:2 Other * add who deceives the whole world
20:4 * souls
20:4 All who had given their lives for their faith in Christ
20:6 Or authority