Bible: Revelation 20
The Thousand Year Reign
20:1 Then 1 I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding 2 in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. 20:2 He 3 seized the dragon – the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan – and tied him up for a thousand years. 20:3 The angel 4 then 5 threw him into the abyss and locked 6 and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)
20:4 Then 7 I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. 8 I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These 9 had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They 10 came to life 11 and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 20:5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) 12 This is the first resurrection. 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who takes part 13 in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, 14 but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
Satan’s Final Defeat
20:7 Now 15 when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison 20:8 and will go out to deceive 16 the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, 17 to bring them together for the battle. They are as numerous as the grains of sand in the sea. 18 20:9 They 19 went up 20 on the broad plain of the earth 21 and encircled 22 the camp 23 of the saints and the beloved city, but 24 fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely. 25 20:10 And the devil who deceived 26 them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, 27 where the beast and the false prophet are 28 too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and ever.
The Great White Throne
20:11 Then 29 I saw a large 30 white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven 31 fled 32 from his presence, and no place was found for them. 20:12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then 33 books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. 34 So 35 the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. 36 20:13 The 37 sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death 38 and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. 20:14 Then 39 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death – the lake of fire. 20:15 If 40 anyone’s name 41 was not found written in the book of life, that person 42 was thrown into the lake of fire.