Revelation 20:5

“But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the rest of the dead liued not againe vntill the thousand yeeres were finished. This is the first resurrection.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished. This is the first resurrection.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The rest of the dead did not come to life again till the thousand years were ended. This is the first coming back from the dead.
- Basic English Bible

the rest of the dead did not live till the thousand years had been completed. This [is] the first resurrection.
- Darby Bible

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
- Webster's Bible

No one else who was dead rose to Life until the thousand years were at an end. This is the First Resurrection.
- Weymouth Bible

The rest of the dead didn't live until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
- World English Bible

Othere of deed men lyueden not, til a thousynde yeeris ben endid. This is the first ayen risynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the rest of the dead did not live again till the thousand years may be finished; this [is] the first rising again.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 20:5


20:5 The rest of the dead lived not till the thousand years - Mentioned, verse #4|. Were ended - The thousand years during which Satan is bound both begin and end much sooner. The small time, and the second thousand years, begin at the same point, immediately after the first thousand. But neither the beginning of the first nor of the second thousand will be known to the men upon earth, as both the imprisonment of Satan and his loosing are transacted in the invisible world. By observing these two distinct thousand years, many difficulties are avoided. There is room enough for the fulfilling of all the prophecies, and those which before seemed to clash are reconciled; particularly those which speak, on the one hand, of a most flourishing state of the church as yet to come; and, on the other, of the fatal security of men in the last days of the world.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 20:5


Re 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not. If "the souls of the martyrs" live again spiritually and morally upon the earth in the millennial period, as I have explained, then this statement is to be explained in harmony (see PNT "Re 20:4"). The rest of the "dead lived not" until the thousand years were finished. Until the end of the thousand years. The sublime faith of the martyrs pervades the saints during this period, and other men, wicked or less noble, sleep in silence, unseen and unknown, without influence upon the earth, until the millennial period is ended. They have no part of the first resurrection, of the spirits of the martyrs.

Discussion for Revelation 20

  • 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
  • Makafui
    The bible did not mention any group of people that will eter heaven. What John apostles was saying is any one that is not found in the book of life will be cast into lake of fire

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