The following Alternate Word Pictures With Reiterations Translation is my personal work-product. It is done to help those who want the rich fullness of the Koine Greek Text that the New Testament was in to transcend also into the English language for the English reader. - Brianroy
King James Version in Aqua Blue
Alternate Word Pictures with reiterations in Yellow
Commentary in Green
1And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (KJV)
(1) And behold, look and see; I saw an Angel coming down - descending
out of Heaven having - holding - possessing the Key of the
Abyss - the bottomless pit,
and a great - large shackling chain upon
[the shoulder down the arm to the fingertips of]
the hand of him. (AWPR)
2And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, (KJV)
(2) And he took hold and held fast onto the Dragon - Serpent,
the [sharp seeing] Serpent-Snake,
the old (one) which was from the Beginning,
whom is (the) Devil - Diabolos - the False Accuser
and Satan - Adversary,
and bound - fastened him in bonds 1,000 years; (AWPR)
3And 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. (KJV)
(3) And threw - cast him into the Abyss - bottomless pit,
and shut up / closed - closed him,
and sealed up and made fast while marking
with a security seal
up over and upon - up above and upon him,
in order that he may not possibly mislead -
cause to wander - cause to go astray -
cause to err the ethnicities / the nations
yet/still continually until
are accomplished - completed - brought to an end - end
and after these things
must needs - it is necessary and inevitable
he be loosed - unfastened - unbound - untied
a small time - a short time - a little while.
4And 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. (KJV)
(4) And behold, look and see; I saw thrones,
and they that were caused to sit down -
and they that were caused to be seated
and judgment - the ability to render verdict and give
a decision of sentencing
was given over - bestowed upon them;
and the departed souls of those having been
decapitated / beheaded with an axe,
through / due to the Martyr's Witness -
Certification - testimony of Jesus,
and through / due to the Word of GOD;
also, whosoever certainly had not worshiped the Therion,
nor - not even the Image -
the earthly likeness / copy drawn or impressed from
the original of him,
and certainly not had willing accepted - willingly received
the stamped or cut engraving - mark
upon the forehead (just above the eye brow)
of them and upon the hand
[the hand and wrist is the plain sense usage here; however,
χειρ - Cheir originally dealt with the whole arm,
from the shoulder in its socket right down to the fingertips]
And they lived - spent their life and existence,
and ruled - reigned - prospered
as kings with Christ 1,000 years. (AWPR)
5But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (KJV)
(5) Then the rest - the remaining ones of the Dead / corpses
certainly not did revive and live again
until were completed - accomplished - brought to an end - ended
the 1,000 years.
This (is) the forwardly First - Chief - Foremost / First
(standing) [and walking] Resurrection. (AWPR)
6Blessed 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. (KJV)
(6) Blessed - fully satisfied and holy - sanctified -
consecrated - set apart - saintly
the (one) having - holding - possessing a part / side in the
forwardly First - Chief - Foremost / First
(standing) [and walking] Resurrection:
upon / over these the Second Death certainly not
has - holds - possesses power - permission - authority
to do or not do;
but rather - but on the contrary
they shall be sacred priests of GOD and of Christ,
and will rule - reign - prosper as kings with Him 1,000 years.
7And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, (KJV)
(7) And whensoever are completed - accomplished -
fulfilled - ended
the 1,000 years,
the Satan - the Adversary will be loosed -
unfastened - unbound - untied
out of the watched prison of him, (AWPR)
8And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (KJV)
(8) And he will come forth / go out
to mislead - cause to wander -
cause to go astray - cause to err
the ethnicities - the nations
in the 4 Corners / Angles of the Earth
-- the Gog [Russian / Caucasian]
and the Magog --
to assemble - to lead and gather together them into war,
of whom the number (is) as the sand of the enclosed Sea.
9And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. (KJV)
(9) And they went up - ascended up upon /over
the width / the broadness / the breadth of the Earth / Land
and encircled - circled around / surrounded
the encamped quarters / the thrown alongside camp
of the holy - consecrated - set apart (ones) / the saints,
and the City [of Jerusalem],
the esteemed and joyfully beloved.
And fire descended down - came down
from GOD out from Heaven,
and consumed - devoured - burned down them.
10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (KJV)
(10) And the Devil - Diabolos - The False accuser
the (one) misleading them -
the (one) causing them to wander / err / go astray
was brought, carried, and cast off / thrown
into the pouring Lake of Fire and brimstone - sulfur
where the Therion and the False Prophet [at that time]
(are / were);
and they will be tortured - physically and
spiritually punished / tormented
day and night into the ages of the ages / into forever.
11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (KJV)
(11) And behold, look and see; I saw a great - huge
shining - bright - radiant - dazzling white Throne
and the (One) sitting down upon it,
of which / of whom
up to and alongside the eye - face - countenance of
the Earth and the Heavens fled in fear to escape,
and a place certainly not was found
(whether by search or inquiry) for them.
12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (KJV)
(12) And behold, look and see; I saw the dead / corpses,
the small - little and the great - large,
standing fast [every one standing upright and erect
as entirely assembled and as tirelessly standing]
in the eye of - in the face of -
in the presence of / before GOD.
And books - scrolls were opened-opened.
And another Book - Scroll of the same kind
was opened - opened:
it is the (One) of Life.
And were discriminated / judged and separated
the Dead / corpses
from out of those having been written - engraved - inscribed
in the books - scrolls
down in / down from / according to the works /
performances - deeds -acts
of them. (AWPR)
13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (KJV)
(13) And the Sea delivered up - gave over - bestowed
the Dead / corpses in it;
and they were discriminated / judged and separated
each / every one
down in / down from / according to the works /
performances - deeds -acts of them.
14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (KJV)
(14) And the Death and the Not Seen - Hades - Hell
were brought / carried / cast off - thrown
into the pouring Lake of Fire.
This is the second Death. (AWPR)
15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (KJV)
(15) And if anyone certainly not was found (whether by search or inquiry)
in the Book - Scroll of Life
having been written - inscribed - engraved,
he was brought, carried, thrown / cast
into the pouring Lake of Fire. (AWPR)
Disclaimer: The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent. Thanks. -- Brianroy
There are at least 10 Accountability Scrolls at the Last Judgment
At the Resurrection of life (for us believers, the Rapture), there are just as many scrolls as there are for the unbelievers in the Resurrection of the damned.
For the believer, the blood of the Lamb is applied to all the scrolls after a legal sense. That means, the bad is negated, and not held against us for judgement...but there is a loss of reward.
For the unbeliever, there is no atonement, and the measure of suffering varies based on what the balance of the scrolls reveal. For the believer, there are ascensions and declensions in reward.
From a legal standpoint, we must sometimes ask ourselves, if G-D were to conduct Court against mankind, what evidences and books would he need? And as we read the Scriptures we must ask, " But what are those scrolls that the Bible indicates out right or subtlely that we should be looking for?" I have 10 for your Bible Study and consideration. these are:
1) The scroll of every idle word you speak or have ever spoken (Matthew 12:36-37).
2) The scroll of every deed you have ever done. (Romans 2:5-6).
3)The Scroll of Eternal life (Exodus 32:32-33, Revelation 3:5).
a) also called the LAMB's Book of Life (Revelation 21:27)
b) also called the Book of Purchase (Jeremiah 32:12)
4) G-D's Holy Word - The Bible (from the Greek word for book) / The Scroll or Book of the Covenant (Exodus 24:7)
5) The Scroll of Remembrance - how often we think and talk about GOD. (Malachi 3:16).
6) The Scroll of Tears - every tear you have cried is recorded. (Psalm 56:8)
7) The Scroll of your DNA/RNA, etc...of you physically. (Psalm 139:16)
8) The Scroll of the Wars of YHVeH / the LORD --
a) dealing with individuals (Matthew 17:14-21, for example...miracles, or visitations, etc.).
b) dealing with whole peoples (Numbers 21:14-15, Matthew 12:40-41).
9) The Transcripts from what occurs before the Bar of GOD
(e.g., Job chapters 1&2, 2 Chronicles 18:18-21, Jude 9, Zechariah 3:1-20)
10) The Scroll of Memorials -- A Name, special place of honor or remembrance (e.g., Exodus 17:14; Isaiah 56:5; Revelation 2:17 and 3:12).
Of Revelation 20, Verse 4 -
There will be those who unwillingly receive the mark in the right hand or forehead just above the right eye.
In Matthew 5:29-30 in the King James Version we read -
29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
I believe that this option will be used by those who forcibly receive the mark against their will, and wish to remain or turn to Christ Jesus and eternal life in the Great Tribulation Period...they will remove the mark in their forehead above the right eye which somehow infects the eye...or perhaps it is the cornea of the eye itself that has become engraved and needs to be plucked out. I don't know. But it seems that removing the mark in the forehead will also require a removal of the eye.
And likewise, a mark in the right hand, though generally a hand and wrist area is meant, but in the Greek χειρ Cheir originally dealt with the whole arm, from the shoulder in its socket right down to the fingertips. It appears to me that the mark, if it cannot be cut out of the hand or wrist so as to leave the arm intact, may be either embedded in the bone or so toxic and cancerous, that to do anything less than cut the hand or wrist (or perhaps the arm as high as the shoulder, wherever the mark is implanted) is necessary for the life of the person wishing to be removed of its influence, and perhaps monitoring in this world; and of absolute necessity if they wish to enter into eternal life of the world to come where GOD will give them a new and complete and perfect eternal body with no missing arm and no missing eye, etc.
Of Revelation 20, Verse 14 -
Hades in the Koine Greek is the alpha-privitive, that is "a" being used as a negative prefix, "not" ; and attaching itself to the 2nd Aorist Infinitive of eido, which means "to see." In effect, in influencing Greek Society and being adapted as the Greeks created mythology using proto-Semitic Hebrew concepts and Scriptures dating back to Moses, Hades by definition in both the Pentateuch and in the centuries later Greek mythology adaptation, is the "NOT Seen" place of departed damned souls set aside for suffering and death beyond the death of this life...or if you will, set aside for a mysterious and unknown eternal second death without hope of re-entering Life.
Of Revelation 20, Verse 15 -
Only those who have taken Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior since the the time of the Crucifixion - Death - Burial - Resurrection - Ascension of Jesus in 30 A.D. will be found in the Book of Life. These will be judged and discriminated as to what rewards they receive and how much.
All who reject Christ Jesus and what he did upon the Cross to atone for their sins, and refuse to believe into Him by faith, all these without exception will be bound hand and foot by the angels and cast screaming in unholy terror into the Lake of Fire to suffer eternal torture and torments.
So if you have not yet trusted in Christ Jesus / Yeshua the Messiah as your LORD and Savior, right now, this moment is the time to place your life-transforming daily and moment by moment trust into Him. Jehovah / YHVeH came from Heaven, inhabited the womb of the virgin Mary, was born into the world and got to experience the world He created through our human eyes, even though He was GOD incarnate - GOD in human flesh. Jesus / Yeshua lived a perfect and sinless life, was unrighteously convicted on false evidence and beaten and tortured and died totally innocently upon the Cross to atone for all sins for all Time; was placed in a sealed tomb, raised from the dead the Third Day, was seen by more than 500 witnesses, and ascended into Heaven before at least 120 of those same witnesses. And know...
9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. )
Make that confession audibly between you and GOD in prayer. Then, tell a friend, a benevolent family member, a fellow Christian that you are accepted Christ Jesus as your LORD and Savior...affirm your new life by a public testimony in baptism, continually read the Bible (especially beginning with the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament) and commune with GOD in prayer and His Word. Find a trust-worthy group of fellow Christians to have Bible Study and weekly fellowship with, and make new friends. And may we meet in Heaven as well. Shalom - Peace in mind and body and spirit. Amen.