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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Revelation 20

 

 

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Introduction
1Satan bound for a thousand years.
6The first resurrection; they blessed that have part therein.
7Satan let loose again.
8Gog and Magog.
10The devils cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.
12The last and general resurrection.

Verse 1
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
I saw
10:1; 18:1
having
1:18; 9:1,2; Luke 8:31
a great
2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6

Verse 2
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
he laid
Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 27:1; 49:24,25; Matthew 8:29; 19:29; Mark 5:7; Luke 11:20-22; John 12:31; 16:11; Romans 16:20; Hebrews 2:14
the dragon
9:11; 12:9,13,15,17; 13:2,4; Job 1:7; 2:1,2; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6

Verse 3
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
cast
1; 17:8
and set
Daniel 6:17; Matthew 27:66
should deceive
8; 12:9; 13:14; 16:14-16; 17:2; Matthew 24:24; 2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
the thousand
Psalms 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8
and after
7-10

Verse 4
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: 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 worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
thrones
Daniel 7:9,18,22,27; Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; 1 Corinthians 6:2,3
the souls
6:9; Malachi 4:5; Matthew 17:10-13; Mark 9:11; Luke 1:17; 9:7-9
beheaded
Matthew 24:10; Mark 6:16,27; Luke 9:9
the witness
1:9; 11:3,7; 12:11
and which
13:12-17; 14:11; 15:2; 17:8
and they
5:9; 11:11,15; Daniel 2:44; 7:18,27; Romans 8:17; 11:15; 2 Timothy 2:12

Verse 5
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
the rest
8,9; 19:20,21
This
11:11,15; Ezekiel 37:2-14; Romans 11:15

Verse 6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Blessed
5; 14:13; 22:7; Isaiah 4:3; Daniel 12:12; Luke 14:15
the second
14; 2:11; 21:8
priests
1:6; 5:10; Isaiah 61:6; Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 2:5,9
and shall
4; 1:6; 5:10; Romans 8:17; 2 Timothy 2:12

Verse 7
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
2

Verse 8
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
to deceive
3,10
Gog
Ezekiel 38:1-39
to gather
16:14
the number
Judges 7:12; 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Kings 4:20; Isaiah 10:22; Jeremiah 33:22; Hebrews 11:12

Verse 9
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
went
Isaiah 8:7,8; Ezekiel 38:9,16; Habakkuk 1:6
and compassed
2 Kings 6:15; Micah 2:13; Matthew 16:16-18; Luke 19:43; 21:20
the camp
Psalms 48:1-3; 74:2-4; 125:1,2; Hebrews 13:13
and fire
11:5; 13:13; Genesis 19:24; Exodus 9:23,24; Leviticus 10:2,3; Numbers 11:1; 16:35; 2 Kings 1:10-15; Psalms 97:3; 106:18; Isaiah 30:33; 37:36; Ezekiel 38:22; 39:6; Luke 9:54; 17:29; 2 Thessalonians 1:8

Verse 10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
the devil
2,3,8
the lake
14,15; 19:20
tormented
14:10; Matthew 25:41,46

Verse 11
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
I saw
2; 19:11; Genesis 18:25; Psalms 9:7,8; 14:6,7; 47:8; 89:14; 97:2; Matthew 25:31; Acts 17:30,31; Romans 2:5
from
6:14; 16:20; 21:1; Jeremiah 4:23-26; Daniel 2:35; Matthew 24:35; 2 Peter 3:7,10-12
and there
12:8; Job 9:6

Verse 12
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
I saw
11; Daniel 12:2; John 5:28,29; 11:25,26; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
small
19:5
stand
Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10
the books
Daniel 7:10
and another
3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 21:27; Psalms 69:28; Daniel 12:1; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3
according
13; 2:23; 22:12; Psalms 28:4; 62:12; Proverbs 24:12,29; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Jeremiah 17:10; Jeremiah 32:19; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:6; 2 Corinthians 5:10

Verse 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.
the sea
John 5:28,29
and death
14; 6:8; Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58
hell
or, the grave.
1 Corinthians 15:55; *marg:
and they
12

Verse 14
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
death
19:20; Hosea 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:26,53
This
6; 21:8

Verse 15
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
whosoever
Mark 16:16; John 3:18,19,36; 14:6; Acts 4:12; Hebrews 2:3; 12:25; 1 John 5:11,12
was cast
19:20; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 20:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-20.html.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
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