Art used by permission by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992.
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1: And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2: And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
[20:1,2. The bottomless pit is simply the Abyss (Gr. abussos), the abode of evil spirits (cf. 9:1-11; Luke 8:31). The key shows authority, and the chain depicts imprisonment and binding. Before the millenial kingdom begins, Satan (cf. 12:9) is bound in the Abyss.]