Revelation 20:1
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English Standard Version
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.

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

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

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

English Revised Version
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss 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.

Weymouth New Testament
Then I saw an angel coming down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and upon his arm he carried a great chain.

Revelation 20:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Of the bottomless pit

See on Revelation 9:1. This is to be distinguished from the lake of fire. Compare Revelation 20:10.

Chain (ἅλυσιν)

See on Mark 5:4. Only here in John's writings.

In his hand (ἐπί)

Lit., upon: resting on or hanging upon.

Revelation 20:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I saw.

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was on his head...

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

having.

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 9:1,2 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit...

Luke 8:31 And they sought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

a great.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness...

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation...

Cross References
Luke 8:31
And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

2 Peter 2:4
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

Revelation 1:18
and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Revelation 9:1
And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.

Revelation 10:1
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.

Revelation 20:3
and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

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