New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And I saw an angel descending from the heaven, having the key of the abyss, 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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke'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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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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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