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Revelation 20:1–6

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The Thousand Years

20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven,o having the keyp to the Abyssq and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan,r and bound him for a thousand years.s He threw him into the Abyss,t and locked and sealedu it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nationsv anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

I saw thronesw on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge.x And I saw the souls of those who had been beheadedy because of their testimony about Jesusz and because of the word of God.a Theya had not worshiped the beastb or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands.c They came to life and reignedd with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.e Blessedf and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second deathg has no power over them, but they will be priestsh of God and of Christ and will reign with himi for a thousand years.

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