Modern Literal Version
[Revelation 20]




     20:1 And I saw a messenger coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 20:2 And he took-hold of the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and the Adversary, the one who is misleading the whole inhabited-earth and bound him a thousand years, 20:3 and cast him into the abyss and locked it and sealed it above him, in order that he may not mislead the nations anymore, till the thousand years might be completed. It is essential forhim to be loosed for a little time after these things.




     20:4 And I saw thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given to them and I saw the souls of those who have been decapitated because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God and those who did not worship the beast, nor his image and did not receive the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand, and they lived and reigned with Christ the thousand years. 20:5 And the rest of the dead did not live till the thousand years might be completed. This is the first resurrection. 20:6 The fortunate and holy one is the one who has part in the first resurrection; the second death has no authority over these, but they will be priests of God and of the Christ and will be reigning with him a thousand years. {Rev 1:6, 5:10}




     20:7 And whenever the thousand years might be completed, the Adversary will be loosed out of his prison, 20:8 and will be going out to mislead the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together into the war. The number of whom is like the sand of the sea. 20:9 And they went up over the width of the earth and surrounded the encampment of the holy-ones and the beloved city and fire from God came down out of heaven and devoured them. 20:10 And the devil who is misleading them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also, and they will be tormented day and night forevermore.




     20:11 And I saw a great white throne and the one who sits upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 20:12 And I saw the dead, the greatest and the least, standing in the sight of the throne, and books were opened and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life and the dead were judged out of the things which have been written in the books, according to their works. 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them and they were judged each one according to their works. 20:14 And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, which is the lake of fire. 20:15 And if anyone was not found, having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the lake of fire.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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