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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I saw an Angel come down from heauen, hauing the key of the bottomles pit, & a great chaine in his hand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the great deep and a great chain in his hand.
- Basic English Bible

And I saw an angel descending from the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand.
- Darby Bible

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
- Webster's Bible

Then I saw an angel coming down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and upon his arm he carried a great chain.
- Weymouth Bible

I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
- World English Bible

And Y say an aungel comynge doun fro heuene, hauynge the keie of depnesse, and a greet chayne in his hoond.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I saw a messenger coming down out of the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain over his hand,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 20:1


20:1 And I saw an angel decending out of heaven - Coming down with a commission from God. Jesus Christ himself overthrew the beast: the proud dragon shall be bound by an angel; even as he and his angels were cast out of heaven by Michael and his angels. Having the key of the bottomless pit - Mentioned before, #Rev 9:1|. And a great chain in his hand - The angel of the bottomless pit was shut up therein before the beginning of the first woe. But it is now first that Satan, after he had occasioned the third woe, is both chained and shut up.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 20:1


Re 20:1 The Millennium SUMMARY OF REVELATION 20: Satan Bound for a Thousand Years. Thrones and Saints Reigning with Christ. The First Resurrection. Satan Loosed at the End of a Thousand Years. The Gathering of Gog and Magog and of the Nations. Their Attack Upon the Saints. Their Destruction. The Devil Cast into the Lake of Fire. The Great Judgment. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit. "Having the key of the abyss" (Revised Version). The abyss is named in Re 9:1,11 11:7 17:8. It is the present abode of Satan and his evil spirits. The things seen by John are symbolical. They imply that in some way the power of Satan shall be virtually destroyed upon the earth. And a great chain in his hand. See PNT "Re 20:2".

Discussion for Revelation 20

  • Word
    Lilian really read Matts because We are all changed at the 7th trump and those that don't wait for Christ are going to be seriously in a bad way. God sent this letter which is an easy read set of instructions and the lazy Christians who don't read it and think Jesus loves me I don't have to read it I'm going to fly away. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. False Christ coming is going to tell you the rapture lie
  • Lilian
    God our Father sent Jesus to us so that we all must have life in abundance. Jesus fulfil the scripture and by his blood we are redeemed and pardoned. We are saved by GOD'S GRACE. we are now living by God's grace and not the law. Jesus made everything new our prayers must be PRAISING and WORSHIP JESUS and BE BORN AGAIN IN SPIRIT OBEY HIS WORDS TILL RAPTURE SO THAT OUR NAME WILL BE IN D BOOK OF LIFE
  • 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
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    This is spiritual. The virgins part means they haven't been defiled by the harlott (Rome) and been deceived into getting the mark. The ONLY way not to get it is to have the Seal of God. It's IN your forehead being grounded in TRUTH. God gives final warning Come out of her my people..Which will we choose? Satan came to deceive the WHOLE world. Popular opinion must be wrong ! Think, read,understand

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