v11 Then I saw a very big white *throne. God was sitting on it. The earth and the sky rushed away from where he was. And I could not see them any more. v12 Then I saw the dead people. They were standing in front of the *throne. All the powerful and important people were there. And all those people who were not powerful were there too. Then someone opened the books. In these books, God had written all the things that the people had done. Then someone opened yet another book where God had written people’s names. This book included the names of everyone who will live with God always. Then God decided what was fair for the dead people. He decided because of what they had done.
v13 The sea brought up all the dead people who were in it. And death and Hades, that place for dead people, brought up all the dead people who were there. God decided what was fair for each person. He decided because of what they had done. v14 Then God threw death and Hades into that same lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. v15 God threw people into the lake of fire if he did not find their names in his book. Only those people with their names in his book will live with God.