Revelation 20:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 20:10, NIV: "And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

Revelation 20:10, ESV: "and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever."

Revelation 20:10, KJV: "And 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."

Revelation 20:10, NASB: "And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever."

Revelation 20:10, NLT: "Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever."

Revelation 20:10, CSB: "The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever."

What does Revelation 20:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jesus spoke about everlasting fire as prepared for the Devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). The Devil's punishment, therefore, is part of God's eternal plan. It is not an idea that originates after the Devil's final battle against God. The scheming, deceiving enemy of God and His people finds his eternal dwelling in the lake of fire, where the Antichrist and the False Prophet have been for a thousand years (Revelation 19:20). Together, the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and the Devil will suffer torment forever.

Some individuals believe hell is a condition of suffering in this life, but this is not how the Bible describes it. Jesus told a story about a rich man who died and went to Hades. In that dreadful place of conscious suffering, the rich man cried out, saying, "I am in anguish in this flame" (Luke 16:24).

Hell is a place that awaits future occupants. The concept of real, unending suffering in the lake of fire does not meet with some people's understanding of God's character. Because God is loving, they assume He would never send anyone to a place of unending torment. Their reasoning is unbiblical and contradicts what we read in this verse. God's holiness, righteousness, and justice are just are real as His love, and they have as much to do with our eternity as well.