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And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand 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.
Young's Literal Translation
And I saw a messenger coming down out of the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain over his hand,
Revelation 20:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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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.
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.
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...
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Luke 8:31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.
2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;
Revelation 1:18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Revelation 9:1 The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.
Revelation 10:1 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars.
Revelation 20:3 He 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.