Revelation 20:1-3

The Thousand Years

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, n holding in his hand the key to o the bottomless pit 1 and a great chain. 2 And he seized p the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and q bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him into o the pit, and shut it and r sealed it over him, so that s he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

  1. Cross References
    Revelation 1:18
    And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 9:1
    And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.
  3. Cross References
    Revelation 12:9
    And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world - he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
  4. Cross References
    2 Peter 2:4
    For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment.
    Jude 1:6
    And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day -
  5. Cross References
    Revelation 20:1
    Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.
  6. Cross References
    Daniel 6:17
    And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel.
    Matthew 27:66
    So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.
  7. Cross References
    Revelation 20:8
    And will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.
    Revelation 20:10
    And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
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