NASB — Revelation 10 — KJV

The Angel and the Little Book

1 I saw another astrong angel bcoming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the crainbow was upon his head, and dhis face was like the sun, and his efeet like pillars of fire; 2 and he had in his hand a alittle book which was open. He placed bhis right foot on the sea and his left on the land; 3 and he cried out with a loud voice, aas when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the bseven peals of thunder Iuttered their voices. 4 When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, aI was about to write; and I bheard a voice from heaven saying, “cSeal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them.” 5 Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land alifted up his right hand to heaven, 6 aand swore by bHim who lives forever and ever, cWHO CREATED HEAVEN AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE EARTH AND THE THINGS IN IT, AND THE SEA AND THE THINGS IN IT, that dthere will be delay no longer, 7 but in the days of the voice of the aseventh angel, when he is about to sound, then bthe mystery of God is finished, as He Ipreached to His servants the prophets.

[1] aRv 5:2 bRv 18:1; 20:1 cRv 4:3 dMt 17:2; Rv 1:16 eRv 1:15
[2] aRv 5:1; 10:8-10 bRv 10:5, 8
[3] IOr spoke aIs 31:4; Ho 11:10 bPs 29:3-9; Rv 4:5
[4] aRv 1:11, 19 bRv 10:8 cDn 8:26; 12:4, 9; Rv 22:10
[5] aDt 32:40; Dn 12:7
[6] aGn 14:22; Ex 6:8; Nu 14:30; Ezk 20:5 bRv 4:9 cEx 20:11; Rv 4:11 dRv 6:11; 12:12; 16:17; 21:6
[7] ILit preached the gospel aRv 11:15 bAm 3:7; Ro 16:25

8 ¶ Then athe voice which I heard from heaven, [I heard] again speaking with me, and saying, “Go, take bthe Ibook which is open in the hand of the angel who bstands on the sea and on the land.” 9 So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he *said to me, “aTake it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” 10 I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. 11 And athey *said to me, “You must bprophesy again concerning cmany peoples and nations and tongues and dkings.”

[8] IOr scroll aRv 10:4 bRv 10:2
[9] aJr 15:16; Ezk 2:8; 3:1-3
[11] aRv 11:1 bEzk 37:4, 9 cRv 5:9 dRv 17:10, 12


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A mighty strong angel appeareth with a book open in his hand.

1 ¶ And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and [his] left [foot] on the earth, 3 And cried with a loud voice, as [when] a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. 5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

[1] Gn 9:11; Ex 16:10; Lv 16:2; Ps 97:2; 104:3; So 5:15; Is 19:1; 54:9; Lm 3:44; Ezk 1:28; Dn 7:13; 10:6; Mt 17:2; Lk 21:27; Ac 26:13; Rv 1:7, 15, 16; 4:3; 5:2; 7:1; 8:2, 13; 9:13; 10:5; 14:14.
[2] Ps 2:8; 65:5; Pv 8:15; Is 59:19; Ezk 2:9; Mt 28:18; Ep 1:20; Php 2:10; Rv 5:1; 6:1, 3; 10:5, 8, 10.
[3] Pv 19:12; Is 5:29; 31:4; 42:13; Jr 25:30; Jol 3:16; Am 1:2; 3:8; Rv 8:5; 14:2; 15:1, 7.
[4] Dt 29:29; Is 8:1, 16; 29:11; Dn 8:26; 12:4, 9; Hab 2:2; Rv 1:11; 2:1.
[5] Gn 1:1; 14:22; 22:15; Ex 6:8; 20:11; Dt 32:40; Ne 9:6; Ps 95:3; 146:5; 148:1; Jr 10:10, 11; Ezk 20:5, 15, 23, 28, 42; 36:7; 47:14; Dn 12:7; Ac 14:15; 17:23; Ro 1:20; He 6:13; Rv 1:18; 4:9, 11; 10:2; 14:7; 16:17.

He sweareth by him that liveth for ever, that there shall be no more time.

6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. 8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go [and] take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

[7] Lk 24:44; Ac 3:21; Ro 11:25; 16:25; Ep 3:3; Rv 11:15.
[8] Is 30:21; Rv 10:4.

John is commanded to take and eat the book.

9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take [it], and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

[9] Jb 23:12; Jr 15:16; Ezk 2:8; 3:1, 14; Col 3:6.
[10] Ps 19:10; 104:34; 119:103; Pv 16:24; Ezk 2:10; 3:3, 14.
[11] Jr 1:9; 25:15; Rv 11:9; 14:6; 17:15.


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