Revelation 20:8

“And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shall goe out to deceiue the nations which are in the foure quarters of the earth, Gog & Magog, to gather them together to battell: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And will go out to put in error the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to get them together to the war, the number of whom is like the sands of the sea.
- Basic English Bible

and shall go out to deceive the nations which [are] in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war, whose number [is] as the sand of the sea.
- Darby Bible

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
- Webster's Bible

and will go out to lead astray the nations in all the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and assemble them for war, and they are like the sands on the seashore in number.
- Weymouth Bible

and he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
- World English Bible

And thei stieden vp on the broodnesse of erthe, and enuyrounede the castels of seyntis, and the louyd citee.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he shall go forth to lead the nations astray, that are in the four corners of the earth -- Gog and Magog -- to gather them together to war, of whom the number [is] as the sand of the sea;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 20:8


20:8 And shall go forth to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth - (That is, in all the earth) - the more diligently, as he hath been so long restrained, and knoweth he hath but a small time. Gog and Magog - Magog, the second son of Japhet, is the father of the innumerable northern nations toward the east. The prince of these nations, of which the bulk of that army will consist, is termed Gog by Ezekiel also, #Ezek 38:2|. Both Gog and Magog signify high or lifted up; a name well suiting both the prince and people. When that fierce leader of many nations shall appear, then will his own name be known. To gather them - Both Gog and his armies. Of Gog, little more is said, as being soon mingled with the rest in the common slaughter. The Revelation speaks of this the more briefly, because it had been so particularly described by Ezekiel. Whose number is as the sand of the sea - Immensely numerous: a proverbial expression.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 20:8


Re 20:8 And will come out to deceive the nations. Again he shall marshal the hosts of sin and renew his old conflict. In the four quarters of the earth. From the whole earth. Gog and Magog. See Ge 10:2 Eze 38:2. Josephus says that Magog represented the Scythians, a great race spread over the country now occupied by Southern Russia.

Discussion for Revelation 20

  • Matt
    Those who do not overcome during the first resurrection will have to be taught by God's election during the Millennium (1,000 years). If they fail to follow God afterwards, they will follow Satan and the other ungodly souls into hell. Our Lord is VERY patient, and He does NOT wish to send anyone to hell but Satan. That is why He gives every soul a fair chance to accept Him. 2nd Peter chapter 3
  • Matt
    The rest of the 'dead' are the spiritually dead: those deceived by Satan. The antichrist is the devil: Satan. Those who believe they are going to be raptured are the ones who are spiritually dead. The Lord made it clear His disciples would be going through the tribulation in Matthew ch. 24. Satan's children are setting things up for his arrival. You have to know who the Kenites are. John 8 v.44
  • Elder Annie M. Ellis
    Revelation:1-15 Jesus Christ comes back to set up His millennial one thousand years reign on the earth vv.1-6.There are a number of prophetic references which describe a particular time when Christ will establish a kingdom on the earth 2 Samuel 7-14 Psalm 24:1-10 Isaiah2:1-4 11:5-12 35:1-10 Daniel 2:-44 At this time,the unrighteous dead will be judged v.12 Revelation 20:2-10 See Jude 1:9
  • Reece sage
    Who are the rest of the dead in vs of rev. 20?
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Amen, Paul ! It's difficult to get people to comprehend that, especially those raised in church. They are actually arresting ministers in Germany for speaking TRUTH. There's already a county in NM that can revoke a preachers govt. license if the "COUNCIL" disapproves of the message from his pulpit. God help us. It has begun........
  • Paul
    Gods Sabbath is the mark of his authority meant to be worshiped (forehead) and practiced (hand).

    Conversely the mark of the beast is her (papacy) authority and that is their Sunday law.
    When you will not be able to buy ot sell anything. The EU has already put this into practice.

    The 144,000 I think symbolic and not a literal number.

    Grace be with you all.

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