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Johannesʼ Åbenbaring 20:1-15

Tusindårsriget

1Jeg så nu en engel komme ned fra Himlen. Han havde nøglen til afgrunden i hånden, og han bar på en tung jernlænke. 2Han greb fat i dragen, den gamle Slange, som er Djævelen og Satan, lænkede ham og smed ham i afgrunden, hvor han skulle være i 1000 år. 3Hullet over afgrunden blev forsvarligt lukket og forseglet, så han ikke mere kunne vildlede nationerne. Når de 1000 år er forbi, skal han efter Guds plan slippes løs for en kort tid.

4Derefter så jeg en masse troner, og nogle, der satte sig på tronerne.20,4 Sandsynligvis de 24 medregenter sidst nævnt i 19,4. De fik magt til at afsige domme. Jeg så også sjælene af alle dem, som var blevet henrettet, fordi de havde været tro over for Jesus og havde holdt fast ved Guds ord. De havde ikke bøjet sig i hyldest til uhyret eller dets statue, og de havde ikke taget imod uhyrets mærke på panden eller hånden. De blev nu levende for at regere sammen med Kristus i 1000 år. 5Det er den første genopstandelse. (De andre døde blev ikke levende, før de 1000 år var gået). 6Velsignede og hellige er de, der kommer med i den første genopstandelse. Dem har den anden død ingen magt over. De skal være præster for Gud og Kristus, og de skal regere sammen med ham i 1000 år.

Satan løslades efter 1000 år, men besejres

7Når de 1000 år er forbi, skal Satan lukkes ud af sit fængsel, 8og han vil tage ud til alle nationer i hele verden, især Gog og Magog, for at overtale dem til at hjælpe ham i den forestående krig. Jeg så ham samle soldater så talrige som havets sand. 9Hærene drog frem over jorden og omringede den elskede by, hvor Guds folk havde forskanset sig. Men så kom der ild ned fra Himlen og fortærede dem. 10Djævelen, som havde vildledt dem, blev kastet i søen med brændende svovl, hvor uhyret og den falske profet allerede var. Der skal de pines dag og nat i al evighed.

Verdensdommen og den anden død

11Derefter så jeg en stor, hvid trone og Gud selv, der sad på den. Jord og himmel flygtede for ham, men der var ingen steder, de kunne være. 12Dernæst så jeg de døde stå foran tronen, både de rige og de fattige. Mange bøger blev åbnet, og en ganske særlig bog blev åbnet. Det var livets bog. De døde blev bedømt efter deres gerninger, i overensstemmelse med, hvad der stod i bøgerne. 13Havet gav sine døde tilbage, og døden og dødsriget gav sine døde tilbage. Alle blev bedømt efter deres gerninger. 14Døden og dødsriget blev kastet i ildsøen. Det er den anden død—ildsøen. 15Alle, der ikke var skrevet op i livets bog, blev kastet i ildsøen.

New International Version

Revelation 20:1-15

The Thousand Years

1And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

4I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They20:4 Or God; I also saw those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5(The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

The Judgment of Satan

7When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The Judgment of the Dead

11Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.