King James Bible Adam Clarke Bible Commentary Martin Luther's Writings Wesley's Sermons and Commentary Neurosemantics Audio / Video Bible Evolution Cruncher Creation Science Vincent New Testament Word Studies KJV Audio Bible Family videogames Christian author Godrules.NET Main Page Add to Favorites Godrules.NET Main Page




Bad Advertisement?

News & Reviews:
  • World News
  • Movie Reviews
  • Book Search

    Are you a Christian?

    Online Store:
  • Your Own eBook/eBay Business
  • Visit Our eBay Store

    Automated eBook Business



  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 20:1


    CHAPTERS: Revelation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22     
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

    TEXT: BIB   |   AUDIO: MISLR - MISC - DAVIS - FOCHT   |   VIDEO: BIB - COMM

    HELPS: KJS - KJV - ASV - DBY - DOU - WBS - YLT - HEB - BBE - WEB - NAS - SEV - TSK - CRK - WES - MHC - GILL - JFB


    ENGLISH - HISTORY - INTERNATIONAL - РУССКАЯ БИБЛИЯ - FACEBOOK - GR FORUMS - GODRULES ON YOUTUBE

    King James Bible - Revelation 20:1

    And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

    World English Bible

    I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the
    key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 20:1

    And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the
    key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the
    key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 ειδον 1492 5627 αγγελον 32 καταβαινοντα 2597 5723 εκ 1537 του 3588 ουρανου 3772 εχοντα 2192 5723 την 3588 κλειδα 2807 της 3588 αβυσσου 12 και 2532 αλυσιν 254 μεγαλην 3173 επι 1909 την 3588 χειρα 5495 αυτου 846

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    Re 10:1; 18:1

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:1

    ¶ Y vi un ngel descender del cielo, que tenía la llave del abismo, y una gran cadena en su mano.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 20:1

    Verse 1. An
    angel came down from heaven] One of the executors of the Divine justice, who receives criminals, and keeps them in prison, and delivers them up only to be tried and executed.

    The key of the prison and the chain show who he is; and as the chain was great, it shows that the culprit was impeached of no ordinary crimes.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. And I saw an angel come down from heaven , etc.] All Christ's enemies, and Satan's instruments being removed, the devil is left alone, and only stands in the way of Christ's kingdom; and what will be done to him, and how he will be in the issue disposed of, this vision gives an account: by the angel John saw, is not to be understood Constantine the great; for though he is the man child that was taken up to God, and his throne, being advanced to the empire, yet he cannot, with that propriety, be said to come down from heaven; and though he vanquished the Heathen emperors, in which the dragon presided, and cast Paganism out of the empire, by which the devil ruled in it, yet the binding of Satan is another kind of work, and seems too great for him; and besides, did not take place in his time, as will be seen hereafter: nor is an apostle, or a minister of the Gospel intended; such are indeed called angels in this book, and may be said to come down from heaven, because they have their commission from thence; and particularly the apostles had the keys of the kingdom of heaven, but not the key of the bottomless pit; and a chain and system of Gospel truths, which they made good use of for the establishing of Christ's kingdom, and weakening of Satan's, but not such a chain as is here meant; and they had the power of binding and loosing, or of declaring things lawful or unlawful, but not of binding and loosing of Satan; nor was he bound in the apostolic age: nor is one of the ministering spirits, or a deputation of angels designed; for though Christ will be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, and will make use of them, both to gather together his elect, and to cast the wicked into the lake of fire, yet not to bind Satan; but the Lord Jesus Christ himself is this angel, who is the angel of God's presence, and of the covenant; and who is in this book called an angel, ( Revelation 7:2 10:1) to whom all the characters here well agree, and to whom the work of binding Satan most properly belongs; for who so fit to do it, or so capable of it, as the seed of the woman, that has bruised serpent's head, or as the Son of God, who was manifested to destroy the works of the devil, yea, to destroy him himself; and who dispossessed multitudes of devils from the bodies of men, and is the strong man armed that dislodges Satan from the souls of men, and is the same with Michael, who drove him from heaven, and cast him out from thence before, ( Revelation 12:7,8). And his coming down from heaven is not to be understood of his incarnation, or of his coming from thence by the assumption of human nature; for Satan was not bound by him then, as will be seen hereafter; but of his second coming, which will be from heaven, where he now is, and will be local, visible, and personal: of no other coming of his does this book speak, as seen by John, or as future; nor will the order of this vision, after the ruin of the beast and false prophet, admit of any other. Having the key of the bottomless pit : the abyss or deep, the same out of which the beast ascended, ( Revelation 11:7 17:8). And the key of this becomes no hand so well as his who has the keys of hell and death, ( Revelation 1:18) who has all power in heaven and in earth, and has the power of hell, of opening and shutting it at his pleasure, which is signified by this phase; (see Revelation 9:1). The Ethiopic version reads, the key of the sun, where some have thought hell to be; and yet the same version renders the word, the deep, in ( Revelation 20:3). And a great chain in his hand ; the key in one hand, and the chain in another; by which last is meant, not any material chain, with which spirits cannot be bound, nor indeed sometimes bodies possessed by evil spirits, ( Mark 5:3,4) but the almighty power of Christ, which he will now display in binding Satan faster and closer than ever.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-3 - Here is a vision, showing by a figure the restraints laid on Sata himself.
    Christ, with Almighty power, will keep the devil from deceiving mankind as he has hitherto done. He never wants power an instruments to break the power of Satan. Christ shuts by his power, an seals by his authority. The church shall have a time of peace an prosperity, but all her trials are not yet over.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 ειδον 1492 5627 αγγελον 32 καταβαινοντα 2597 5723 εκ 1537 του 3588 ουρανου 3772 εχοντα 2192 5723 την 3588 κλειδα 2807 της 3588 αβυσσου 12 και 2532 αλυσιν 254 μεγαλην 3173 επι 1909 την 3588 χειρα 5495 αυτου 846

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    1. Of the bottomless
    pit. See on ch. ix. 1. This is to be distinguished from the lake of fire. Compare ver. 10.

    Chain (alusin). See on Mark v. 4. Only here in John's writings.

    In his hand (epi). Lit., upon: resting on or hanging upon.



    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

    PARALLEL VERSE BIBLE

    God Rules.NET