Revelation 20:10

10 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.

The devil is casted into the Lake of Fire.  He will be destroyed for ever.  However, with Satan there is a difference.  Satan is tormented day and night forever.

Tormented comes from the Greek word basanizō (G0928).  It is in the Bible 12 times.  It is translated torment eight times, pain one time, toss one time, vex one time and toil one time.  However, these do not express the meaning of basanizō (G0928).  Its correct meaning is to test metals by the touchstone.  This refers to the process in which a black siliceous stone is used to test the purity of gold or silver by rubbing the stone on the metal.  Basanizō (G0928) rather than mean to torture or inflict pain, it demonstrates the truth of an object.  In the case of Satan, the touchstone will be a memorial to mankind of what happens when one follows the path of Satan.  It will be a remembrance that one small sin of rebellion will lead to devastating pain and suffering for billions.  In the end, It will be a remembrance why God’s ways are best for all mankind all the time.

Next God Looks Upon Evil

Back to Defeat of Gog and Magog

Return to Revelation 20