Revelation 20 scripture references
Scripture references for Revelation 20 are provided in the table below.
|the bottomless pit||Revelation 20:1
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
|Satan bound||Revelation 20:2
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
|See references for Revelation 20:4.
See: On the bottomless pit, and the binding of Satan
|binding and loosing||Revelation 20:3
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled:
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
|a little season||Revelation 20:3
and after that he must be loosed a little season.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
See references for Revelation 6:11
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God,
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
|the beast||Revelation 20:4
and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
|a thousand years||Revelation 20:4
and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
See: On the thousand years of Revelation 20; also see: The thousand year reign and the sabbath rest; also see: Revelation 20 and 12 compared
|the first resurrection||Revelation 20:5
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
|second death||Revelation 20:6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power,
|See references for Revelation 20:14.|
|priests of God||Revelation 20:6
but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
|1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
|Satan loosed||Revelation 20:7
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
|the deceiver of the world||Revelation 20:8
And shall go out to deceive the nations
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
|Gog and Magog||Revelation 20:8
which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle:
Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
|many people||Revelation 20:8
the number of whom is as the sand of the sea
a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations
many people with thee.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people:
and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
|armies compass the beloved city||Revelation 20:9
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city:
For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
|fire from heaven||Revelation 20:9
and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
|a lake of fire||Revelation 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was 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.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth.
For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left:
|a white throne||Revelation 20:11
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it,
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
|earth and heaven fled away||Revelation 20:11
from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and 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.
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
|the dead rise||Revelation 20:13
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
|second death||Revelation 20:14
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
|See references for Revelation 19:20.|
|lake of fire||Revelation 20:15
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
|See references for Revelation 19:20.|