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Revelation 20:4-6 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And I saw seats, and they sat on them, and doom was given to them. And the souls of men beheaded for the witnessing of Jesus, and for the word of God, and them that worshipped not the beast, neither the image of it, neither took the character of it in their foreheads, neither in their hands [or in their hands]. And they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

And others of dead men lived not [The others of dead lived not], till a thousand years were ended. This is the first again-rising.

Blessed and holy is he, that hath part in the first again-rising. In these men the second death hath not power [In these the second death hath no power]; but they shall be priests of God, and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4-6 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

And I saw seats, and they that sat upon them; and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast, nor his image, neither had taken his mark upon their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the others of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is that first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. For on such the second death shall have no power. For they shall be the priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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Revelation 20:4-6 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]And I saw [b][c]seats: and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them, and I saw the souls of them that were [d]beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which [e]did not worship the beast, neither his image, neither had taken his mark upon their foreheads or on their hands: and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

[f]But the rest of the dead men [g]shall not live again, until the thousand years be finished: this is the first resurrection.

Blessed and holy is he, that hath part in the first resurrection: for on such the [h]second death hath no power: but they shall be the Priests of God and of Christ, [i]and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 20:4 A description of the common state of the Church of Christ in earth in that space of a thousand years, for which the devil was in bonds: in which first the authority, life, and common honor of the godly, is declared, verse 4. Secondly, newness of life is preached unto others by the Gospel, after that space, verse 5. Finally, he concludeth with promises, verse 6.
  2. Revelation 20:4 For judgment was committed to them, as to members joined to the head, not [that] Christ’s office was given over [to] them.
  3. Revelation 20:4 This was a type of the authority of the good and faithful servants of God in the Church, taken from the manner of men.
  4. Revelation 20:4 Of the Martyrs, which suffered in those first times.
  5. Revelation 20:4 Of the Martyrs which suffered after that both the beasts were now risen up, Chapter 13, for these three things are expounded.
  6. Revelation 20:5 Whoever shall lie dead in sin, and not know the truth of God.
  7. Revelation 20:5 They shall not be renewed with that newness of the life by the enlightening of the Gospel of the glory of Christ. For this is the first resurrection, by which the souls of the godly do rise from their death. In the second resurrection their bodies shall rise again.
  8. Revelation 20:6 That whereby both body and soul, that is, the whole man is addicted and delivered unto eternal death. So Rev. 2:11.
  9. Revelation 20:6 A return unto the intended history, by resuming the words which are in the end of the fourth verse.
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Revelation 20:4-6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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