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 20:13

  • A translational error: Hades isn't the same as hell. Hades is the same as the grave. A waiting place for judgement day.
  • Camie jay for verse 13
    It seems to me that people will have a second chance.. by their works..to enter heaven..by this verse what do you think ?
  • Darren D for verse 13
    Rev 20:13 the dead are judged by their works not their sins. since he that is dead is freed from
    sin.Romans6:7 KJV so think about it, you spent a
    short time here on earth.did you use that time to
    do the will of god or just your own?
  • Darren D for verse 13
    the king james bible sure uses the word hell
    alot.how could hell give up it's dead to
    be judged?if there is a hell to burn people's
    spirit forever wouldn't you have to have been
    judged already to be there in the first place?

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