Revelation 20:14

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Revelation 20:14

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire: this is the second death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, `even' the lake of fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And death and Hell were put into the sea of fire. This is the second death, even the sea of fire.
- Basic English Bible

and death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, [even] the lake of fire.
- Darby Bible

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
- Webster's Bible

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the Lake of fire; this is the Second Death--the Lake of fire.
- Weymouth Bible

Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
- World English Bible

And helle and deth weren sent in to a poole of fier. `This is the secunde deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the death and the hades were cast to the lake of the fire -- this [is] the second death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Revelation 20:14

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 20:14


20:14 And death and hades were cast into the lake of fire - That is, were abolished for ever; for neither the righteous nor the wicked were to die any more: their souls and bodies were no more to be separated. Consequently, neither death nor hades could any more have a being.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 20:14


Re 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. After this judgment day "death and Hades" (Revised Version) also, death and the unseen land of the dead, disappear forever. This is the significance of being cast into the lake of fire, the eternal prison house. Until the end of the Millennium and the final judgment men shall die, but after the grand epoch in the history of the universe, there shall be no more death. The last enemy, death, shall be destroyed. Then shall come to pass the saying that is written, "O! death, where is your sting? O! grave, where is your victory"? (1Co 15:55).

Discussion for Revelation 20:14

  • Davie miller on Revelation 20:14
    What does the bible mean buy the second death does it mean that your soul will be destroyed for ever like you never excised or does in mean you still burn for ever because death means you die so if God says they were thrown in to the lake and this is the second death. And death means to die wouldn't also mean the second death is your soul dies like you was never created I just don't understand what that verse means about the second death
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Revelation 20:14
    Davie Miller,

    The second death is similiar to the first death, a separation. In the first death a person is removed from their body and our present position in the time/creation sense of "world". In the second death a person is sent to "outer darkness" apart from God for eternity. For a believer, the experience is eternally exhilarating and joyful. For someone who did not believe, there is torment simply because God is. You see, while here in this form of life, both believers and non-believers may neglect God in our thoughts, but once we leave here, God is never absent in our mind. When he really is in our hearts as Lord and Savior, we never lose our place in his heart, forever.
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 20:14
    I believe that we need to understand what 'death' is when seen in the Bible. If you ask a man on the street, he will think of death as just a cessation of life & the body disposed of. But the Bible generally speaks of death as more than cessation of life on Earth, but of the requirement to enter into another dimension. When Adam & Eve were told that they would die if they disobeyed God by eating of that tree, indeed they would experience physical death, but much more, that death would take them into the next dimension of existence. So physical death (as in a deep sleep) is generally understood as a 'curtain' that we pass through into the next life. However, as in John 11:14, Jesus also spoke of just a present bodily death of Lazarus.

    So when you read of a Second Death (Rev 20:14), there must of necessity be a First Death. So the First Death is that first experience that we will enter as we close our eyes to this physical world & become aware of the next world. Even though there are other views on when & how this happens, my understanding is that if we are saved through faith in Jesus, we (our souls) are transported into Heaven (pre-Cross: there was a holding stage where the righteous & unrighteous were held: Luke 16:19-31)). But at Jesus' death & resurrection, those righteous were removed from there.

    So the Second Death now only applies to those who have died without Christ, whether from days past or yet in the future. They no longer will be held in Hell suffering awaiting judgement, but at the close of the age, they, together with the Devil, his angels, the Antichrist & Death & Hell itself, will be consigned into the Lake of Fire for all eternity (Mark 9:43-48). As for those in Heaven or in God's new heaven & earth (Revelation chapter 21) who will live into eternity in God's Presence, so too will those who have been sent to the Lake of Fire, be enveloped in continual flames for all eternity. Some believe in a reprieve - the Bible doesn't indicate this at all.
  • Stacy - in Reply on Revelation 20:14
    Davie Miller, regarding Revelation 20:14. I think you are accurate when you say, you die and you cease to exist, it's as though you never existed. God is a Holy, Just Merciful God. After the judgement, God will bring forward the second death, which is eternal.
  • JC Rules on Revelation 20:14
    The Bible in Revelation says that there will be no more death,that all things old have passed away,so if death is cast into the lake of fire, and hell is cast into the lake of fire, and the wicked are cast into the lake of fire, then it must mean all of them are no more, and don 't exist in eternity...
  • First, one must separate death from hell in Revelation 20:14 to understand why it mentions both. First, Death covers those which lived on earth without considering God or acknowledging Him. Secondly, Hell covers those who like the rebellious angels who were cast out of heaven because they were not in agreement wanted to tell God how to run things.


 

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