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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the sea gaue vp the dead which were in it: and death and hell deliuered vp the dead which were in them: and they were iudged euery man according to their works.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one {of them} according to their deeds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and Hell gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man by his works.
- Basic English Bible

And the sea gave up the dead which [were] in it, and death and hades gave up the dead which [were] in them; and they were judged each according to their works:
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Then the sea yielded up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades yielded up the dead who were in them, and each man was judged in accordance with what his conduct had been.
- Weymouth Bible

The sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them. They were judged, each one according to his works.
- World English Bible

And the see yaf his deed men, that weren in it; and deth and helle yauen her deed men, that weren in hem. And it was demed of ech, aftir the werkis of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the sea did give up those dead in it, and the death and the hades did give up the dead in them, and they were judged, each one according to their works;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 20:13


20:13 Death and hades gave up the dead that were in them - Death gave up all the bodies of men; and hades, the receptacle of separate souls, gave them up, to be re - united to their bodies.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 20:13


Re 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it. A symbol of the lost dead of whom no man knoweth. And death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them. "Death and Hades" (Revised Version). The unseen world which hides from our view those who have departed from earth. The thought of the verse is that "all" the dead shall be judged.

Discussion for Revelation 20

  • Stephen
    Reuben, read Ephesians 2:8-9. We are saved by grace through faith. We are not saved by our works.
  • Reuben
    what about people who believe they'll get to by their own merits ?
  • Al
    I guess that means Jesus is the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but through Him. And without Him we can do nothing. I've seen children who were lost or separated from their parents at the store, mall, dept. store, etc. When the children are and reunited with their loved ones they are always crying. Being lost and alone is perhaps the scariest state of mind there is for a little child completely severed from the only love he she knows. I couldn't imagine being eternally separated from my Creator. we weren't designed for that.
  • Will
    Death in the Great Book always refers to separation not inialation.. Eternal beings are eternal which be its very definition cannot be uneternal through inialation. The spirit separated from the Spirit in Gen 3.. The spirit separated from the body all the way through the Scriptures until ressurected together for judgement.. Rev 20 speaks of the final or second separation which is eternal separation from the presence of our Great Creator
  • Shurlan
    Revelations chapter 20 speaks about the first and second death, this shows there is a death off the body and also death to the sole. In the end when everyone is judged by God, there will be the fortunate ones and the unfortunate ones in other words the good people and the bad . The last verse speaks about hell and death being cast into the lake of fire were it will no longer exist . So the answer is yes you need to live a righteous life to gain everlasting life and the glories of God, and if you failed to do so and not accept the salvation of God through Jesus Christ your soul will be eradicated in the second death . Evil will pay the price for being what it is because it does not belong in the presence of good, it's just a matter of time when it will all be set into place .
  • James Hayes
    i have been struggling with my own identity lately since I am seeing with the right eyes now that I took my glasses off And my senses have seemed to be fused together. Wanted to help out on a larger scale but guess I gotta start building my own arc first.... Thank you for this... I needed it to help me stay focused on the right path that was already payed out for me

Bible Options