Revelation 20:15

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whosoeuer was not found written in the booke of life, was cast into the lake of fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if any was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if anyone's name was not in the book of life, he went down into the sea of fire.
- Basic English Bible

And if any one was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
- Darby Bible

And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
- Webster's Bible

And if any one's name was not found recorded in the Book of Life he was thrown into the Lake of fire.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
- World English Bible

And he that was not foundun writun in the book of lijf, was sent in to the pool of fier.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one was not found written in the scroll of the life, he was cast to the lake of the fire.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 20:15


Re 20:15 Was cast into the lake of fire. Into the same lake of fire, that prison house to which have gone the false prophet and the beast, to which has been consigned the dragon, "that old serpent the devil" (Re 12:9 20:2), the "eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt 25:41). There shall also be banished those whose "name has not been written in the book of life" (Re 13:8 17:8). This is the second death. As far as Inspiration throws its light upon the sad lot of those consigned to that "lake of fire" (Re 19:20 20:10,14,15), theirs is an eternal fire. When some one has shown that doors of this final prison of the Universe have opened to permit the escape of those who have been consigned to its keeping, then we may perhaps indulge some hope that its prisoners will, in the lapse of endless years, escape from their sad environment.

Discussion for Revelation 20

  • A disciple
    Verse 4 - "..and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands.." We tend to think of the 'end times' as something obscure in the future; but this 'war' has been in the world since Cain, and Nimrod. The "Mark" is spiritual!
  • Dejvi Kadivnik
    To A disciple: I apologize if you perceived me and my comment as superior or pseudo-intellectual. That was not my intention. However, I stand by my statement, which is based on research of the Scripture. If you have any specific criticism regarding my statement, backed up by an actual Bible citation, which undermines my statement, please provide it.
  • Lu2677
    Tormented for ever, Rev.20:10,Rev. 14:10,in the presence of the Lamb. Lamb=Lamb of God=Jesus=God.His cup of indignation will be poured out,where your worm does not die. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.Interesting how He shows mercy by warning us,He warned people when he was on earth in the flesh,he warns us by way of His word; those of us that know the truth,yet most are not afraid.
  • A disciple
    Dejvi Kadivnik; You have to ask yourself, Why do you set yourself to oppose and contradict the Word of God? And what do you hope will be the end of your pseudo-intellectualism and debating over perceived meanings in words? Who ever was able to stand in defiance to God, and not been made a universal show of folly and wickedness? As much as you might be puffed up in your own thoughts of superiority!
  • Dejvi Kadivnik
    To Will's comment from 9/27/2015 (part 2):
    It follows that if men in the lake of fire are tormented in the presence of the Lamb forever, they are FOREVER in HIS PRESENCE, not separated from him. So death can not be separation eternal consious torment in the presence of the Lamb, it can only be consious torment until total destruction in the presence of the Lamb, followed by separation (being dead)
  • Dejvi Kadivnik
    To Will's comment from 9 27 2015 part 1 : Death always meaning separation does not make sence in the light of Revelation 14:10: The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: ... to be continued

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