Revelation 10:1–11

The Mighty Angel with the Little Book

10 I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. aAnd a rainbow was on bhis head, his face was like the sun, and chis feet like pillars of fire. He had a little book open in his hand. dAnd he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, eseven thunders uttered their voices. Now when the seven thunders 1uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying 2to me, f“Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”

The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land graised up his 3hand to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, hwho created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, ithat there should be delay no longer, but jin the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.

John Eats the Little Book

Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth.”

So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.”

And he said to me, k“Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”

10 Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, land it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, mmy stomach became bitter. 11 And 4he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”

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