Revelation 20:3
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
And he threw him into the Abyss, shut it, and sealed it over him, so that he could not deceive the nations until the thousand years were complete. After that, he must be released for a brief period of time.

Berean Literal Bible
And he cast him into the Abyss, and shut and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed. After these things it is necessary for him to be released for a little time.

New American Standard Bible
and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He threw him into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on it so that he would no longer deceive the nations until the 1,000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time.

International Standard Version
He threw him into the bottomless pit, locked it, and sealed it over him to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were over. After that, he must be set free for a little while.

NET Bible
The angel then threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he cast him into The Abyss and shut and sealed the top of it so that he would not again seduce all the nations; after these things it is granted to release him for a little season.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He threw it into the bottomless pit. The angel shut and sealed the pit over the serpent to keep it from deceiving the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were over. After that it must be set free for a little while.

New American Standard 1977
and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal upon it, that he should deceive the Gentiles no more, until the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after it is necessary that he be loosed a little while.

King James 2000 Bible
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 while.

American King James Version
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on 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.

American Standard Version
and cast him into the abyss, and shut it , and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till the thousand years be finished. And after that, he must be loosed a little time.

Darby Bible Translation
and cast him into the abyss, and shut [it] and sealed [it] over him, that he should not any more deceive the nations until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be loosed for a little time.

English Revised Version
and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
He closed the entrance and put a seal upon him in order that he might be unable to lead the nations astray any more until the thousand years were at an end. Afterwards he is to be set at liberty for a short time.

World English Bible
and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years were finished. After this, he must be freed for a short time.

Young's Literal Translation
and he cast him to the abyss, and did shut him up, and put a seal upon him, that he may not lead astray the nations any more, till the thousand years may be finished; and after these it behoveth him to be loosed a little time.
Study Bible
Satan Bound
2He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3And he threw him into the Abyss, shut it, and sealed it over him, so that he could not deceive the nations until the thousand years were complete. After that, he must be released for a brief period of time. 4Then I saw the thrones, and those seated on them had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image, and had not received its mark on their foreheads or hands. And they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

(a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

The abyss, unfathomable depth, an especially Jewish conception, the home of the dead and of evil spirits. Depthless, i.e. "abyss".

And, even, also, namely.

To shut, shut up. A primary verb; to close.

And, even, also, namely.

To seal, set a seal upon. From sphragis; to stamp for security or preservation; by implication, to keep secret, to attest.

From epi and ano; up above, i.e. Over or on.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

he should not deceive
planēsē (V-ASA-3S)
To lead astray, deceive, cause to wander. From plane; to roam.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

any longer,
eti (Adv)
(a) of time: still, yet, even now, (b) of degree: even, further, more, in addition. Perhaps akin to etos; "yet, " still.

As far as, up to, until, during. Or achris akh'-rece; akin to akron; until or up to.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A thousand. Plural of uncertain affinity; a thousand.

A year. Apparently a primary word; a year.

were completed.
telesthē (V-ASP-3S)
(a) I end, finish, (b) I fulfill, accomplish, (c) I pay. From telos; to end, i.e. Complete, execute, conclude, discharge.

After these
meta (Prep)
(a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

This; he, she, it.

it is necessary for
dei (V-PIA-3S)
Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

to be released
lythēnai (V-ANP)
A primary verb; to "loosen".

for a little
mikron (Adj-AMS)
Little, small. Including the comparative mikroteros apparently a primary word; small (figuratively) dignity).

A space of time or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:1-3 Here is a vision, showing by a figure the restraints laid on Satan himself. Christ, with Almighty power, will keep the devil from deceiving mankind as he has hitherto done. He never wants power and instruments to break the power of Satan. Christ shuts by his power, and seals by his authority. The church shall have a time of peace and prosperity, but all her trials are not yet over.
Cross References
Daniel 6:17
A stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles, so that nothing would be changed in regard to Daniel.

Matthew 27:66
So they went and secured the tomb by sealing the stone and posting the guard.

Mark 4:15
Some are like the seeds along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.

Luke 8:31
And the demons kept begging Jesus not to order them to go into the abyss.

Revelation 12:9
And the great dragon was hurled down--the ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Revelation 20:1
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the Abyss, holding in his hand a great chain.

Revelation 20:8
and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to assemble them for battle. Their number is like the sand of the seashore.

Revelation 20:10
And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, into which the beast and the false prophet had already been thrown. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Treasury of Scripture

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on 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. See on ver.

Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless …

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the …

and set.

Daniel 6:17 And a stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the …

Matthew 27:66 So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone, and …

should deceive.

Revelation 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles …

Revelation 16:14-16 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth …

Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication…

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall …

2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

the thousand.

Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is …

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is …

and after.

Revelation 20:7-10 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out …

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